February Roundup: Social Media Marketing, Migrating to HTTPS, and Sliders

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  • Updated: Mar 01, 2017

Hello Readers,

Can you believe we are heading into the third month of 2017 already?

Here in Southern Indiana in the US, we have a saying that if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb and vice versa. It is storming pretty hard as I write this, so I guess it will warm up and be mild later in the month. It makes me think of the way we run our websites. If you work had early in the year, you can get many things set up so the rest of your year is mild, or smoother. Now is the time to push through and make your sites better than ever before and we have just the articles to help you do that.

Social Media Marketing

An important element of blogging is social media marketing. You can locate a very targeted audience via most of the social media platforms these days. Not only do you need to know which social media platform is best for your particular topic. Luana Spinetti shares Essential Social Media Marketing Guide For Individual Bloggers and Small Businesses. If you want to really excel on social media this year, you won’t want to miss a single tip.

Luana also delves into some specific tips for certain media platforms. For example, she shares ideas for marketing on Snapchat.

Grow Your Blog Readership

Growing your blog readership isn’t something you should only do for a few months each year, but an ongoing endeavor that will gain you loyal followers over time. One of our resident writers, Jason Chow, offers 30 Blogger Tips on How to Grow Blog Readership. Some of his ideas include tips from today’s top bloggers, such as Lisa Sicard, Ashley Faulkes, and Daren Low. Implement a few or all of these ideas to up your readership base.

Cleaning Up and Moving Your Website

You’ve probably noticed that we are occasionally taking guest posts that we think might interest our readers. In February, we published How to Migrate Your Website to HTTPS (Step-by-step Guide) by Tony Messer, author & co-founder of Pickaweb, a UK web hosting provider. Tony shares a variety of actionable tips to help you migrate your site.

Christopher Jan Benitez also takes a look at some of the top WordPress jQuery Slider Plugins out there. These will help you add fancier visual elements, even if you don’t know how to code.

As we move into the final month of this first quarter of the year, focus on implementing some of these changes to your website. With the help of expert advice and creative thinking, we can help you take your website to the next level. We will see you again at the end of March, which will hopefully be free of storms.

Article by Lori Soard

Lori Soard has been working as a freelance writer and editor since 1996. She has a bachelor's in English Education and a PhD in Journalism. Her articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, online and she's had several books published. Since 1997, she has worked as a web designer and promoter for authors and small businesses. She even worked for a short time ranking websites for a popular search engine and studying in-depth SEO tactics for a number of clients. She enjoys hearing from her readers.