Exclusive 20 Digital Marketing Tips from 20 Top Amazing Women Marketers

Exclusive 20 Digital Marketing Tips from 20 Top Amazing Women Marketers

eCommerce
The digital marketing industry is full of people worth following, reading, listening to, and eventually learning from. There’s no one who could utter the words “I did it all on my own” or “I’ve got no inspiration other than me, myself, and I, because I know all the digital marketing tips and secrets out there”.   Digital marketing influencers, be they men or women, are sizzling in this world of continuous change and wonder, and they have thousands, if not millions of followers who sip from their cup of knowledge while craving to be like them one day.  We all have our favorite professionals, and they’re both women and men, but today it’s gonna be all about women in marketing.    We interviewed 20 influential women marketers and, boy, all the stuff…
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10 Free Website Optimization eBooks & Online Guides For Improving Site Speed

10 Free Website Optimization eBooks & Online Guides For Improving Site Speed

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Every metric you can measure on your site will give you an optimized loading time. Everything from usability to search engine rankings improve with a faster site. There is no catch-all process to optimization. There are certain things you can do, like minifying your code or optimizing images to reduce file size. But overall you’ll need to try a lot of things to ultimately reduce your page load speed. And the best place to start is with online guides solely built for web developers who want faster pages. Take a look over this collection and see if any of these resources can help you master the art of page speed optimization. Essential Image Optimization The Essential Image Optimization ebook is a fantastic primer on reworking your images for performance. Google…
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Create Minimalist Datetime Input Select with Flatpickr

Create Minimalist Datetime Input Select with Flatpickr

Design
One of the trickiest fields to create is the date/time select. Developers often resort to simple select menus for the month/day/year or rely on various plugins to do the job. Select fields work fine but they’re a little clunky. Instead, you can jazz up your form with the Flatpickr plugin. It’s a free, open-source JavaScript calendar picker with zero dependencies. It was designed with minimalism in mind, so it can fit into any website layout, any web form, and should be usable from any modern device. Read Also: A Definitive Way to Format Dates for International Sites One nice thing about this plugin is the variety of custom options. You can restyle how the dates appear in the text field and where the calendar starts (defaults on “today”). But, you…
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How to Fix Secure Connection Error in WordPress

How to Fix Secure Connection Error in WordPress

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Are you seeing ‘Unable to establish secure connection error’ in WordPress? It is a common WordPress error and usually occurs when you are trying to install or update a WordPress plugin or theme from official WordPress.org directory. In this article, we will show you why this error occurs and how to easily fix secure connection error in WordPress. What Causes Unable to Establish Secure Connection Error in WordPress? WordPress comes with a built-in system to manage updates. This system regularly checks for updates and show notifications for you to install plugin / theme updates. However, it needs to connect to the WordPress.org website in order to check for updates or install them. Due to some misconfiguration on your WordPress hosting server, your website may fail to connect with WordPress.org website.…
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10 Beautiful Examples of Motion Design in Mobile Apps

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Interactions are a smaller detail of mobile design but can make a tremendous difference to the overall user experience of an application. In the past few years it has become an integral part of any mobile design process. Interactions are often initiated by a tap or swipe, or other interactive action. The interaction encompasses the result of this trigger. Think tapping a floating action button on Android. The interaction might be an animation of the button icon, and multiple menu items sliding out from the top. In this article we are going to look at 10 beautiful examples of mobile interaction design across both iOS and Android. Chat Interaction In this example, a unique interaction is applied to the lower left floating action button. Upon tapping, a set of four…
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13 Ideas for Designing Websites that Small Businesses Will Love

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Planning to add small businesses to your list of clients? Those already doing so, know how fierce the competition can be. Pitching your web design skills to new clients can take lots of time and energy. This is especially so if those potential clients are somewhat skeptical. The act of putting a winning proposal together can take up hours of your time, and, for your proposal to be a winning one, you need to find a way to outsell your competitors The good news is, attracting clients by showing them how you can meet their needs isn’t all that difficult. How to Target Several Different Types of Businesses at Once, Using Be Theme Have you been looking for a SaaS silver bullet to help you pitch your services to the…
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How to Remove v=XXXX string from WordPress URLs

How to Remove v=XXXX string from WordPress URLs

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Are you seeing strange v=xxxx string in your WordPress URLs? Recently, one of our readers asked us how to get rid of v=xxxx string from their WordPress URLs. This string is made up of seemingly random letter and numbers added as a parameter to your permalinks. In this article, we will show you how to easily remove v=xxxx string from your WordPress URLs. Why Are You Seeing v=XXXX String in Your WordPress URLs? This string appears on websites running an online store using WooCommerce. It is not a bug or an error, but an actual feature of the plugin. The purpose of this string is to help WooCommerce calculate tax and shipping based on a user’s geographic location. The string helps make the feature compatible with WordPress caching plugins like…
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The Silent Rise of LinkedIn to 500M Members: What Marketers Need to Know for 2018 [SSM069]

The Silent Rise of LinkedIn to 500M Members: What Marketers Need to Know for 2018 [SSM069]

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What if I told you that LinkedIn, a social media platform that is now 14 years old, is the next big opportunity for marketers and brands? While much of the focus over the last few years has been on perfecting our Facebook and Instagram marketing strategies, LinkedIn has been silently growing their user base to more than 500 million users. The reason for this sudden growth? LinkedIn is no longer known only for their résumé and job searching capabilities. It’s evolving into a thriving network of incredible content, influencers, and networking opportunities unmatched by other social media platforms. In episode #69 of The Science of Social Media, we explore the many features that make LinkedIn such a powerful platform for brands and what marketers need to know going into 2018. Let’s dive in! How…
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A SEO Checklist for Your WordPress Website

A SEO Checklist for Your WordPress Website

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A website, no matter how amazing it looks or how great the content, isn’t worth much if people don’t know it exists. That’s why SEO generates a never-ending stream of hype. A well-optimized site is much more likely to be found through organic search. If your site has been built with WordPress, then you’re already off to a great start with the optimization process. WordPress is built with SEO in mind and it’s flexible. That means you can build a SEO strategy that matches your particular needs. But there are some things you need to be aware of when it comes to optimizing a WordPress website. Beyond the standard SEO practices, the open nature of the platform means that you’ll need to inspect your theme and plugins to ensure you…
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Quora Launches Video Answers – the end of Youtube?

Quora Launches Video Answers – the end of Youtube?

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Quora dethroned Yahoo 8 years ago and has been the King of QnA ever since. It doubled its user base from 100 million to 195 million last year. Now they have decided to expand the Quoran Army by taking down the King of videos – Youtube. Back in May, they started playing with native videos in a closed beta release. Only users in the certain groups like beauty, cooking, fitness, and parenting had access to it. After months of testing, they have finally rolled it out to Apple users! Pretty soon, Android and desktop users will get the same feature. So How did Quorans react? Back when Quora launched the beta version of this feature, they got mixed reactions. While some welcomed it, many were not happy. People like Eric…
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