Best Tips Fridays is a series, posted every other Friday or when we can, where we round-up some of the great tips from other bloggers and website owners. If you want to send in your own tip and get a backlink in return, then just email the tip to helloworld [at] admining.net!
Anyway, I’m not gonna waste anymore time. Let’s just dive in!
6. If you’re not using an email service provider and still sending mass emails using your own email account, stop. Your email address may be getting blackballed by many recipient servers. Improve your deliverability by using an email service provider that provides you with the design and sending tools and, more importantly, the results data.
I never understood why someone would use their own personal email to send out a mass mail. I mean, it’s pretty safe to do with small lists, but even then you shouldn’t be doing it. There are plenty of newsletter services out there that you could be using to send out your email. Use one of them so you can at least track the ctr rates on the emails you send out!
Compliment. Send someone a compliment about a tweet they posted or their service or an article or blog post. You can really brighten someone’s day by paying an unexpected compliment.
This is a great tip! A compliment can really go a long way. I can’t even describe how good it makes me feel when someone sends me an email, private message, or even a tweet about how they enjoy my blog. It’s just a nice thing to do, and helps give someone that extra push they need to get things done!
Size does matter
Just think logically about that when you upload pictures and then re-size them. You are actually taxing your browser each time the picture is being reloaded because the browser has to follow multiple commands. If you re-size them first and then upload, you will make matters simpler for your browser and hence improve speed.
The size of an image really does matter. The more you can compress an image, without losing quality, the better. I’ve mentioned Ewww Image Optimizer in the past and I still use it. It’s worth installing and using if you haven’t compressed your images already!
1. Are the page URLs clean and short (SEO friendly)?
Avoid long query URLs like this: /products/?id=22124&color=blue&size=M
A *good* URL looks like this: /shirts/mens-shirts/turtleneck-with-chain
The main benefits of a clean URL is that you can optimize it for certain keywords (like above) and that it looks nicer. It doesn’t hurt to clean up your URL structure to make it look nice, easier to remember, and SEO friendly. It just doesn’t. If you don’t have a nice URL structure, then you should aim to make it better whenever possible.
1) Ask your connections to link
Here is how you can get a few links fairly quickly:
Ask your friends or coworkers who have a site or a blog to write about you or to mention your biz elsewhere on their site – with a link back to your domain, of course.
Reach out to partners and long-time clients and ask them to mark your relationship with a link to your website.
One of the easiest ways to get high quality backlinks to your site is to just ask people you know for them. Friends, and happy clients will be more than happy to link back to you, especially if you offer them some sort of affiliate program! The only thing is not to beg for a link. If a friend doesn’t want to give you a link back, then don’t push the issue.
Well, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed the tips and if you did, then make sure to check out the above sites. Also, if you want to submit your own tip, then send me an email at helloworld [at] admining.net. Anyway, have a great Friday!