This post is part of the weekly series Friday Finds featuring news that you may find both valuable and interesting. The topics that I’ll be focusing on this week include link building, tips on converting website visitors, social media and tips on CSS style sheets.
Interesting Articles You May Find Valuable
Big List of Link Building No-Nos
Sometimes the best way to learn about something is by reading an article that lists what not to do. Lots of bloggers talk about the importance of link building. In this article by Michael Garrity for Website Magazine, he advises his readers to avoid eight common link building mistakes ranging from tips about content, commenting, social media, buying links, submitting to directories, over-linking to your own site and the use of anchor text.
8 Effective Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Conversion Rates
Sometimes, we put too much focus on website traffic and not enough focus on conversions. Whether we’re looking for buyers, clients or subscribers, our focus should be on the bottom line. In this article, Daniel Sharkov shares eight tips on how to get better conversion rates by tweaking your WordPress blog.
7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement
With over 1,950 tweets as I’m writing this, there’s a good chance you may have already read this article but it’s definitely worth sharing here. This guest post by Bryden McGrath on SocialMediaExaminer.com provides some great tips on how to encourage people to interact with you using social media. The screenshots that he includes highlight examples from companies such as Whole Foods Market, The New York Times, the Travel Channel and NBC News. You’re bound to pick up an idea or two from reading this.
6 Simple Tips For Learning CSS For WordPress
CSS stands for cascading style sheets and basically it’s a document that defines the design element of your website/blog. (Many of you may not remember the old days of having to code the design elements into each page of what was referred to then as “static” HTML websites. It was a boring and tedious task.) Every WordPress theme includes a CSS style sheet. Making some simple styling changes can be intimidating. If you’d like to expand your CSS knowledge, check out this post. I found the link that he included to explain the CSS box model to be especially helpful.
Over to You
As always, feel free to discuss, share and have conversations with one another in the comment section below. On a personal note, I’ll be MIA for most of next week and a couple of days the following week for a much needed getaway. So, if you don’t hear from me that will be why. I’ll catch up with everyone when I get back. (Meanwhile, when I am here, I’ll do my best to reply to each and every one of you because I do value what you have to say.)