Web Traffic

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Free and paid web traffic drives people to your website who seek the services you provide. Building a community can drive traffic to your website using social media marketing that creates brand awareness. Focusing on organic SEO, email marketing, and influencer marketing can help boost internet traffic. The people who visit your website must engage with your site so that it results in conversions and finally customers. A free website traffic generator is Google My Business. Use paid traffic methods and test and track your advertising campaigns. Paid traffic sources include Instagram, LinkedIn, online advertising on Google, Bing, etc. Drive web traffic the right way and concentrate on quality users. Increased web traffic flow with decreasing conversions indicates that your website is not attracting relevant visitors. Adopt a mix of channels and strategies such as Blogging, and On-Page & Off-Page SEO to send visitors to your websites.

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Influencer Marketing

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In Influencer Marketing, a celebrity or an authority in an industry-specific connects with your company and lends credibility to your services, brand, or product. As the celebrity or athlete is famous, their association with your brand makes it even more popular and targets a broader audience within the marketplace. The followers’ appreciation for their Influencer gets passed on to the brand. The channels used for Influencer Marketing to engage brands are emails, Websites, Social media, Events, Phonebooks, Referral Marketing, etc. Define common goals such as Social Reach & Relevance and CTA Direct Response Marketing. Get valuable ROI from your campaigns by making choices for the right ambassador to represent your brand. Measure the success of your Influencer Marketing Campaigns by defining Metrics & KPIs.

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GIMP Toolbox

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GIMP Toolbox is a collection of icons that represent different tools. Left-click on any icon to activate or use a keyboard shortcut. Get familiar with each icon in the GIMP toolbox and unlock the magic of these settings. Using the ‘Selection Tools’, select an area from the active layer of images you wish to work on without affecting the unselected areas. When areas have been selected, the selection takes place with the current layer. With Layers, the image is broken in separate parts stacked one on another. Each tool has options and features. The dialogue ‘Transform Toolbox’ helps to modify the presentation of the image, its elements, selection, layer or path. The ‘Brush Tools’ contains tools for painting including copying, erasing, smudging, lightening or darkening options. ‘Miscellaneous’ includes tools not found in any of the above types. They are Paths, Zoom, Color Picker, Text, Measure, Levels, & Curves.

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Optimize Image Loading Speed

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Image file size matters while loading images on websites. Images produced in photo editing software are attractive to look but the file sizes are sizeable. When these images are loaded on websites they take time to load. Sizing images based on requirements reduces the loading time of web pages. Optimize Image Loading Speed implies that images are served to the user without them having to wait for much time to download. Understand what lossy and lossless compression is all about. A small quantum of memory storage makes lossy compression good for Optimize Image Loading Speed on the web. Images can be saved in any dimension. CSS for HTML can resize images but download would require the entire file size to be downloaded first and next resized and then displayed. Compress images in the correct format to improve your load page times.

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CSS Images

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Use CSS Images to adjust borders, margins, and padding to highlight images and separating them from the neighboring text. Align images and have the text surround it. Move images, rotate, and insert them in non-rectangular frames. Add a background image and see the tile effect repeating horizontally and vertically. Add Responsive images that look great on a variety of screen sizes and devices. Solve problems associated with varying resolutions. Specify a set of images based on the pixel density of the display device. Find out how modern browser tools contribute to check how responsive designs work. Choose the ‘srcset’ and ‘size’ attributes. Browsers can then accurately select the correct image for devices. Also, use the attributes to make a responsive web design. The tools for making images and CSS must be supported with a constructive visual layout.

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HTML Images

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In HTML Images know what the different image formats are? Insert images on web pages and view them on different devices. File formats such as GIF and SVG are line art whereas JPEG is for photos. SVG is the ultimate choice when it comes to drawing an icon or a logo. The optimization process for images is called compression.

The essentials of placing an image on a web page are the <img> element and the ‘src’ attribute. Some of your website users may be visually impaired. The images can be made accessible to them by using the ‘alt’ attribute (alternate text). The ‘alt’ text provides a description for such users who cannot see the screen. These users can access through a screen reader. Rightclick on any image and find out the width and height from the image info. Resize dimensions to the right size if needed by using the width and height attributes. To refresh the basics of HTML, click on ‘Introduction to HTML‘.

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Hashtag Marketing

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Use hashtag marketing eg: #christmasshopping for effectively promoting your business. Have a strategy in place for optimizing the use of hashtags. Develop a list of potential hashtags by categories. Focus on the types you should use for your business. For hashtags marketing, the main types are brand hashtags, campaign hashtags, content hashtags, and trending hashtags. Use tools for research and select appropriate hashtags to progress your hashtag marketing strategy. Best practices for hashtags are looking out for conversations, keeping it simple, the number of hashtags to be used, and either creating your own or joining in the conversation. Use hashtags to improve the reach in your business social media marketing. Follow brands that have success stories associated with the use of hashtags. Hashtags are keyword phrases that work great with social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

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Javascript Basics

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In Javascript basics, understand how websites load and are grouped into three layers. The first layer is the website content with the HTML that wraps around it. Next comes the CSS which styles the HTML for presentation. The third interacts with HTML and CSS to change what the user can see and do inside a website. The first two layers loads when the page loads. When and after the page is loading the third layer runs in the background continuously. Javascript can make changes to a website without refreshing the browser. HTML & CSS cannot do everything but writing Javascript helps to add features such as web forms, shopping carts, interactive maps, calendar and more to your website. In programming, making decisions with the code is called Control flow. Work your way through the basics and get a grasp on Control Flow, Conditionals, Functions, and Arrays & Loops.

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Technical SEO

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Technical SEO helps to know how search engines crawl and index your website without any problems. Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools are free for website analyses and sightings of any technical SEO issues. Search Engines have technical limitations. They may not understand your content either fully or partly. Technical SEO factors matter and you need to address these limitations that search engines come across by understanding how they work. You may have unique titles or a lot of images and text that tell the search engine what the post is all about. Search engines recognize JavaScript code running on your website. At times you block your content visibility not knowing that you have not connected or opened up your website to search engines. Connect SEO with other business activities. Improve further with visuals such as videos or engagement with local content and news.

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Google Search Console

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Navigate each section of Google Search Console and review your website. Set up Google Search Console and get all website information related to links and indexing. It can drive and increase traffic to your site. Block spam links using the Google disavow tool. The insights provided allows you to see how Google views your site. Use structured data to improve your CTR. Evaluate search term queries and keywords using the performance and coverage reports. The URL Submission tool shows crawlers at work and calls for improvements by fixing errors. robots.txt tool singles out blocked URLs. Identify security – spam or malware issues. Google notifies any manual penalties that are imposed. Submit your sitemap and remove from search engine results, those content that is not fit for display. Use GSC to monitor and enhance website rankings. Boost UX with AMP, Page Speed, and mobile usability optimization to enhance your SEO efforts.

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