Now that we’ve set up our website, it’s time to decide what content to put on it—this is Part 2 of our three-part tutorial series on creating a website for your small business. In this post, we'll be addressing our site's structure and content. If you haven’t read Part 1, click on the following link and … Continue reading How to Create a Website for Your Small Business, Part 2: Website Structure and Content
As it is probably apparent by glancing through this blog, the designers at Automattic were given a user empathy challenge. Our task was to pick one of our fellow designers’ blog posts and come up with a plan to get it over 1,000 views on a financial budget of $20 and a time budget of … Continue reading Can you succeed in blogging without really trying?
The designers at Automattic were given a challenge: to pick a colleague’s post and outline a plan for it to get 1,000+ page views with only a $20 budget. Several years ago, I blogged a lot. I mostly wrote tutorials and gave away free design resources. My first ever design tutorial fortunately got picked up … Continue reading How to achieve overnight success
As you may have read in some of my colleagues' posts on this blog already, there has been a slight shift in the way we do things here. Instead of monthly posts, we're moving to a quarterly schedule instead. For this quarter, I'm going to chat about how to you can get more traffic to … Continue reading Promoting is not short for “professional moting” AKA how to get more eyeballs to your blog post
It’s a new year, and designers at Automattic have been pondering a common question that all bloggers face: how can I get more views? I decided to take a look at this question by examining one of my best friend’s blogs, Southern Ohana, hosted right here on WordPress.com. We’ve been friends since middle school, and … Continue reading How to blog it and make them come…lessons from a friend
Originally written for DesignTactician.blog First, define your purpose It may seem like a silly question to ask oneself—but its often a question that’s overlooked when folks get a website or blog online (or before). But the answer to “why” can often shift the tactics in which to have a successful website or blog. What’s the … Continue reading Finding your target audience. A simple guide to driving more traffic to your blog.
It's an exciting journey to have a project going. Maybe it's a side passion, maybe it's a desire to do something for others, maybe it's a business blossoming... when it gets online it always reaches a point where one has to face the question "how do I get more people interested in what I do?" … Continue reading I’m just starting! What’s the first step to more page views?