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A2 Hosting Review- Free SSD and CDN included

By Ashutosh Jha → Wednesday, October 18, 2017
At TricksRoad, we have talked a lot about the different WordPress hosting companies and how they are performing. To continue the journey, today we are going to talk about another leading WP hosting company A2 Hosting in this A2 Hosting Review post.

If you are not satisfied with your current hosting due to whatever reason, you can go for the A2 Hosting. The reason I have listed in our SiteGround Alternatives post.

So, if you are looking for a stunning hosting solution for your websites, you can consider A2 Hosting. I will share more details about the A2 Hosting like A2 Hosting Features, A2 Hosting products, A2 Hosting pricing etc. later in this A2 Hosting review. And when I say stunning hosting, that means-
  • Screaming Fast Page Loads
  • Superb 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support
  • Amazing Uptime
  • The Best Developer Tools

A2 Hosting Review- Introduction

It was August 2001, when the foundation of a company named Iniquinet was done. Since then they have grown rapidly. And after around two years, they went global and rebranded themselves as A2 Hosting. A2 Hosting is known as developer-friendly and was the first company who started PHP5 on their servers.

And it was 2011 when they started providing VPS hosting to their clients. Again in 2013, they provided SSD hosting for all types of hosting including shared hosting. When other companies charge 5x more for SSD, A2 Hosting incorporated this for free to their entire infrastructure.

SSD drives are mainly known for their speed and it has been seen that after using SSD drives, the speed increases by 50%.

Currently, A2 Hosting has thousands of customers globally and provides 24x7 supports to their customers. Also, their technical support team is one of the best in the industry and helps you resolve the issue on call.

Let’s talk more about A2 Hosting Review in detail below. For more details, you can also check this review of a2 hosting.

A2 Hosting Plans

A2 Hosting currently offers following six types of hosting solutions to the customers-
  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Managed VPS Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
We will talk about each of these A2 Hosting plans in details in the next section in this A2 Hosting review.

A2 Hosting Shared Web Hosting plans

A2 Hosting provides one of the best solutions for the shared hosting. You can find the pricing details of A2 Hosting Shared hosting below.

I recommend you the Swift plan to go with the shared hosting where you can host multiple websites. If you just have one website, you can go with Lite which comes at $3.92 but still, I recommend Swift plan where just by paying $0.98 extra, you can host unlimited websites.

A2 Hosting VPS Hosting Plans

A2 Hosting also provides amazing solutions for the VPS servers as well. So, if you are a high traffic site and want to move from shared hosting, you can go with the below plans with A2 Hosting VPS plans.

They offer all kind of managed, unmanaged, and core VPS hosting services.

A2 Hosting dedicated Hosting Plans

If you still need something more than VPS hosting, A2 Hosting’s dedicated server will be able to complete your need. The price starts at $9.31 per month and is recommended for the very high traffic websites. You should understand whether you need a dedicated server or not. This is because dedicated servers are costly compared to shared and VPS hosting.

Now let’s start and see the features of A2 Hosting in this A2 Hosting review.

A2 Hosting Features

Here are some of the amazing features of the A2 Hosting which you should know for better utilization of the hosting services.

#1 Around 300% Faster SSD Drives

This is one of the best features I found with A2 Hosting. The company uses SSD drives for all kind of products and hosting. But you should note that this is for OS and servers not for your files.

If you’ll look at the comparison of the speed for different hosts, you’ll find A2 Hosting performing better-

#2 Turbo Option for better speed

If you will look into the shared hosting plan shared by the A2 Hosting, we have an option for Turbo hosting which provides better speed. A study has shown that, if your web page is having a delay of one second in loading, you may lose the following-
  • 7% decrease in your conversion rate
  • 16% drop in visitor satisfaction
  • 11% fewer page views
  • A potential drop in search engine rankings
This 20x faster server and speed will help you with-
  • More Resources Per User
  • Fewer Users Per Server
  • Enhanced Performance Over Apache

#3 Site Accelerator Option

 A2 Hosting offers Swift cache which means it allows caching solution on the server. Turbo customers get access to their exclusive Swift Cache Site Accelerator. All you need to do is, just download their swift cache plugin and it will enable pre-configured caching to your websites.

There two option for swift cache-
  • Turbo Cache- It automatically detects your CMS like WordPress, Drupal, etc. Your web page content will be stored in the turbo cache and will be served to the users from the cache without making another interaction to your server and databases. This helps achieve better speed.
  • OPCache- It cuts the PHP page response time half and so enhance the performance and speed. It comes preconfigured with the A2 Hosting.

#4 Free CDN

I don’t think I should explain what CDN is, but still, if you are new, you can read this post to understand what CDN is and how it works.

When a CDN costs you similar to a hosting, A2 Hosting offers free content delivery network which will help you improve the speed of the website. You can find the features and benefits of the A2 Hosting CDN-
  • It helps you Increase the website speed
  • It will help you secure the website. This is the feature provided by CDN, no matter what CDN you are using.
  • Provide 1-click CDN setup
  • Helps you increase the uptime of the website
  • It is completely free with all the A2 Hosting plans

#5 24x7x365 Support

This is the top feature you will look for an A2 Hosting has succeeded in this. They provide 24x7 supports through different modes of communication including on-call. No matter what kind of issue you have, A2 Hosting support team is there to help you out. This gives extra feasibility. I still remember how support experience I had with DreamHost and this was the reason I moved from DreamHost.

#6 99.99% Uptime Guarantee

One thing I want to mention here is, almost all the Hosting companies claim to provide 99.99% uptime but most of them not.

But with the better infrastructure and CDN, A2 Hosting is able to provide high uptime rate. If sometimes your server is down also, CDN will take care of it.

A2 Hosting Datacenters

As said, a2 hosting offers solutions globally and have datacenters located across the geography.

Primary Data Center Location

USA - Michigan

Additional Equinix Data Center Options

  • USA - Arizona
  • Europe - Amsterdam
  • Asia - Singapore

Wrapping it up!

This was all about an a2 hosting review. As stated above, a2 hosting is one of the leading web hosting solutions with BlueHost (check BlueHost review), SiteGround (check SiteGround alternatives), HostGator, and other similar companies.

If you are a small publisher and manage multiple websites, I will suggest you go through swift shared hosting where you can host unlimited websites.

If you have ever used a2 hosting, do share the feedback with us.

3 Reasons To Keep Your HR Department Trained On The Latest Employment Trends

By Ashutosh Jha → Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Running a business is tough work. It is challenging enough to keep up with the latest trends in your industry but to stay abreast of human resources related policies and laws can be a nightmare if that is not your area of expertise. If you have employees designated to working with the HR aspects of your business, you are in a great position.

However, if you are unable to afford to hire human resources professionals to manage aspects of your business such as employee time and attendance, payroll, or benefits, it is a good idea to outsource this to a firm such as It is critical to your success and this article will highlight some of the reasons that it is imperative to keep your HR department trained and on top of the latest employment trends.

1. Gamification is a highly popular way to train employees

It is true. While we like video games at home, training companies are getting smart and building programs that include gamification as a way to train on topics of importance.

Whether the training is about corporate sexual harassment policies or employee rules and regulations, gaming is a great way for people to learn about the serious subject matter in a way that is engaging and can be fun. Be prepared to continue to see gamification used as a way to train employees for years to come.

2. Mobile device training

It is true. People are spending so much time on their mobile devices that corporations are adding their training to mobile devices. Now you can take your training from the comfort of your own home by using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer. It is pretty amazing how technology has allowed for mobile devices to be utilized as a training tool.

E-learning continues to be vastly popular because of the flexibility it provides people. There is a lot of research to indicate that not everyone can learn in the same way which makes mobile training so attractive. Each person can choose how they want to engage with the necessary material that is being presented to them.

3. Ongoing performance reviews

This is a new concept but one that we have probably been practicing for decades. In the past, an employee was given an annual review that would outline their major projects for the year and how they performed in their position overall. Research indicates, however, that when reviews are done more often, they are more productive, and employees find them to be more valuable.

Many companies are beginning to invest in employee management software programs that allow them to create specific goals and outcomes for employees. While this is a great deal of work up front to set up such as system, you will find that you will have more employee output than ever before.

As with any industry, there are trends that come and go with each passing year. This year seems to be a popular one for the HR industry in regard to training and making customized performance plans for each employee.

How I Bought a Domain in $0.99 and Earned $200 in 15 Days [Make Money From a New Blog]

By Ashutosh Jha → Sunday, October 15, 2017
This post is for all who are struggling to make first few dollars online without much effort. So, if you are also struggling to make money online, you should go through this post completely. Here I will be sharing how I make money from a new blog.

Also, if you are earning well through blogging but still want few more dollars without much effort, this post will help you. Without wasting much time let’s see how I did this and how you can earn as well exactly. Just replicate the process I followed to make $200 in 15 days from one blog just from one domain which I bought in just $0.99.

Make Money From New Blog

What is the concept behind the method?

As we know, there are many ways to make money online but all the methods won’t work for everyone. Also, there is no guarantee that the tricks which have worked for me will work for you as well.

But the beauty of this method is it may work for all because we are not doing anything extra special. So, let me tell you what I did.

The idea to make money from a new blog is fairly simple where we will buy one expired domain and then will set up a blog. After adding some content, start selling links and posts from that newly created blog.

Using this method to make money from a new blog, you can easily earn $100-500 per month. But again it depends on the quality of your blog and blogging niche. Please note, I just made this as an experiment and the result was damn good.

What I did and what you can do also to earn the same?

First of all, you need to select the niche in which you want to start. I’m going to show you the exact method I did and you should also do.

Blogging Niche Selection

For this method, I will advise you the following profitable blogging niche-

  • Technology niche- Although it is very competitive for such type of blogs, tech domain is recommended as you will get paid posts easily.
  • Blogging niche- You can try this as well and cover both technology and blogging stuff like advertising networks, content services etc. You’ll get several advertisers looking for links and posts from your blog.
  • Software Niche- Software related blogs can also work best as you may get many posts for software from different segment like VPN software, PDF related software and much more. The only issue with this niche is, whenever in future, you may want to continue with that blog for the long term, it will be comparatively difficult to rank.
  • Or the niche which you are interested in and think advertisers will be interested to buy the links and posts.
Blogging Niche
Once you are done with the niche selection, you can move ahead and find the domain.

What I did: I selected a blogging niche domain which was having topics like blogging, technology and software earlier as well.

Search Expired Domain

This is the main step as the more powerful domain you will get the more money you will be able to make. You can even start with a fresh domain but in that case, you will have to work for months to increase its metrics like DA (Domain Authority), PA (Page Authority), Spam Score (Make it as low as possible), Backlinks, etc.

Find Expired Domain
And this process needs time after which only you will be able to sell the links and posts. So, as the topic suggests, let’s get started with the expired domain. In this post, I am not going to tell you how to find expired domain as I have written a dedicated post for that. You can find the link below to find expired domain free.

>> How to find expired domain free

Using this guide, you can easily find some good expired domain without spending any penny. I have also explained what metrics you should look for how to apply those filters to the tool.

For quick earning, you should look for good quality domains. Here are the few parameters you should look for in the expired domain-

  • Make sure the DA is 25+ and PA 30+
  • Domain name should be readable so that it will look authentic
  • Its spam score should not be more than 2. Better go for zero spam score
  • Should have some good backlinks (500+)
  • The anchor text of the expired domain you are selecting should be clean
  • The history of the domain should be niche relevant and you should also continue with the similar domain.
  • Go for top-level extensions (. com/.net/.org)

As of now, you are done with the niche selection and domain selection. Now register that domain and select hosting partner.

What I did: I selected a DA 27 and PA 31 domain with readable name and of 8 letters with .com extension. Here are the metrics of that domain-

Register Domain and Hosting

Once you have selected the domain name, it’s time to register it. You can register a domain name starting at just $0.99. There are many cheap domain registrar companies who offer domains starting at just $0.99. GoDaddy, Bigrock, NameCheap, 1and1 are among the top domain registrar company.
Register Domain and Hosting
You can check the below two links to find more about registering domains-

>>Top Domain registrar companies
>>How to get free domain with BlueHost hosting
>>How to select a good domain name

Once you have bought the domain, it’s time to go for hosting. If you want to spend on hosting, you can go with WordPress else, Blogger platform can also work well. You can get cheap hosting for one domain at just $3.99 from BlueHost. You can follow below resources for hosting buying.

>>Buy Hosting from BlueHost- BlueHost Review
>>How to set up a website on DreamHost in 5 MinutesDreamHost Review
>>Top 5 SiteGround Alternatives
>>How to save money on hosting renewals

What I did: I registered a domain with GoDaddy which cost me $0.99. And I already had unlimited domain hosting and so I hosted the domain there. You can also go with blogger to avoid hosting fee.

Now as you have bought both domain and hosting, it’s time to set up the website which we will see in the next section.

Setup the blog

In this section, we will set up the blog so that it can start making money immediately. Depending on whether you are going with Blogger or WordPress, follow the below two guides to set up the blog. I have explained each step in detail.

>>How to start a WordPress Blog from scratch
>>How to start a free blog on BlogSpot

Just use the normal theme as I have explained in these posts and make a professional blog. Also, add the basic pages like-

  • About page
  • Contact page
  • Privacy policy
  • Advertising page
  • Terms & Conditions etc.

What I did: As said, I had hosted and so I created

So far, your blog is set up and now you need to add content to your newly created blog so that it will look natural and you can attract advertisers.

Add Contents to the blog

Make sure before reaching to any advertisers, you have at least 10-12 posts. And while publishing the post, remove the dates from the post, Meta tag, and comments.

If you have time and can write, write few posts else you can outsource it. You can also get the content for free. To get the free content, you can follow the below methods-

  • You can offer the free guest post to few people initially and in response provide a DoFollow backlink. This will give you few good posts for free.
  • You can check way back machine and search the expired content. Now check their history and open articles. Copy that article, check for duplicate and if it is coming as not duplicate, publish on your blog after some changes.

What I did: I have one writer who writes for me. I outsourced 10 articles from her and around 5 from the above-explained way back machine.

By these ways, you will have around 10-20 posts which are good to get started.

Start earning money

This is the section of which we are talking since long…isn’t it?

Make Money Online
Now, your blog is set and everything is in place. It’s time to start making money. Our main aim is to sell the links and posts. We are not focusing on product reviews as those companies look for traffic, social media followers and more quality.

But at the same time, we have not built PBN and so you should not sell links for $1-$2 else you will end of earning pennies. Here are the few ways I followed to earn money from that site.

Post on Facebook groups

I am a part of few buy sell group and other related groups where I posted an ad asking $5 for a link or post. If someone wants a link from existing post, he/she needs to pay $5 or if they need a post, content needs to be shared from their side.

I received around 20 orders from Facebook which gave me around $100. As all of those were Indian customers and so no PayPal charges or exchange charges involved.

This is the easiest way to get some handsome orders as you know people and if your site is good and as per what I explained above then getting $5 per post won’t be difficult.

Sell through Fiverr and SEOClerks

As you know Fiverr is one of the top micro job niche site and world’s largest $5 marketplace and so I followed it to get some orders.

Also, go through SEOClerks as they have the largest marketplace for SEO related stuff. I targeted these two sites and created a gig. I followed the gig details from the others’ gig which was working well in the same segment.

Here are few tips to get good orders from this marketplaces-

  • Keep your price low
  • Provide early delivery
  • Compare with your competitors' service and provide better solution
  • Offer content also in just $2-$3 extra, this will help you increase average ticket size
  • Responds to the queries and messages as quickly as possible.

Together these marketplaces helped me to earn around $105 after PayPal and marketplace fee deduction. You can also target some other small job sites which may get you few extra bucks.

So, this was my journey to earn $200 in 15 days from a blog which cost me just $0.99. I hope you found it simple that can be implemented very easily.

Also, I am sure majority of you will be knowing this but it all depends on whether you implement it or not. Here are few of my suggestions on this-

  • Don’t keep the cost too high else you will not get orders initially
  • Don’t spend too much on anything in this process
  • Target those advertisers who look for links. Coupon sites can work better.
  • Maintain the quality of the blogs so that it will not look spammy.

Wrapping it up!

These were all about how I made $200 in around 15 days from a new blog where I invested just $0.99. If you are a beginner and looking to earn your first few dollars online, this article can be a huge help.

Hope this article on making money from a new blog will help you earn few dollars initially. Later you can use that as a motivation and attain growth in blogging.

Do try this method to make quick money online from the blog and share your success story with me.

21 Most Expensive Domain Names Ever Sold

By Ashutosh Jha → Saturday, October 14, 2017
Website flipping is not new and recently a website was sold for $100 million. Similar to website flipping, domain flipping business is also getting on high demand and being sold for millions. Today we are going to list 21 most expensive domain names ever sold.

Most of the people who are in the domain brokering business buy domains, made those live and wait for the good opportunity to sell those. They treat the domains as an investment and sell those at many times higher price. Recently one of my friend had a domain which he bought around 10 years ago for around $200 and this year he sold that domain in $$$$$. Here in this post, I am going to share the list of 21 most expensive domain names ever sold.

Also Read: How to Choose a Good Domain Name

Also, the price of most expensive domain names depends on many factor like
• How short it is e.g. LL/LLL/LLLL etc
• TLD gets higher bid compared to other extension domains
• Easily pronounced domain gets good price compared to other. E.g. will get much higher price than even though both are
• There are many other factors like DA/PR/TF/PA and many others.

21 Most Expensive Domain Names Ever Sold

Here are the 21 most expensive domain names ever sold. Though giving the exact figure is difficult due to the mode of transaction done and other constraint but these are the most expensive domain names sold with known transactions.

1. - $35 M

This is the most expensive domain ever sold in the history. was sold back in 2007 for $35 million. The most expensive sale, however, actually wasn’t for a gambling or porn site. Instead, it was the purchase of in 2007 for a cool $35m. Brain Sharples, the founder of HomeAway, is new owner of this domain and accepted that he purchased it, as he did not want his competitor Expedia to acquire it.

2. $30.18 M

This deal was also very close to being most expensive domain names but lacked by a margin of little lesser than $5M. This was sold in 2012 for around $30.18 Million.

3. $17 M

This is the most recent deal happened for $17 million this year (2015) itself when Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited acquired from Vodafone in January 2015 for an estimated USD. The security software and mobile services company has used until now, but the .com domain was needed to drive their global strategy.

4. - $16 M was purchased by QuinStreet, an online marketing services and technology company in 2009. The website now provides life, car and health insurance quotes among others.

5. - $14.9 is owned by Gentile Philip. Gentile Philip bought this domain for £9.9 million in March 2008, which amounted to about $14.9 Million. However, this domain is not yet live and you will find a line written “Please come back later to check” while visiting this site. It seems this has just been parked for resale.

6. - $13 M

The story of should have been adapted for the big screen. In 1994 Gary Kremen, the founder of, registered In 1995 Network Solutions, the registrar, got tricked by a man named Stephen M. Cohen, who managed to get ownership of the domain name by falsifying letters and faxes. Kremen took Cohen to court and only got back the domain name after five years legal battle getting on top of this a compensation of $40 Million for lost earnings.

Also Read: Top 5 Domain Registrar Companies with Doscounts

Cohen had made an estimated $500.000 per month in traffic from the site during its heyday. He managed to flee the US and was later arrested in Tijuana, Mexico.

Kremen sold the domain to Escom in 2006 for $11.5 Million and it was later resold in 2010 for $13 Million to Clover Holdings. Currently Clover Holdings holds the right of

7. $11 M

This domain was sold for $ 11 million in 2001, however, new owner David Roche of this domain couldn’t actually confirm at what price the domain has been purchased, in a TV interview to BBC.

8. $9.5 M

Another adult domain which was sold in millions. This site is doing well in its category and no wonder why the buyer MXN Limited in 2007 bought this domain for $9.5 Million.

9. $8.88 M

Another adult domain which sold in million. bought in August 1997 by Rick Schwarz for $42 from a student that bought it the week before for $5. Sold in January 2015 to Czech Adult industry player WGCZ for $8.88M.

10. $8.5 M

Facebook managed to buy in $8.5 million in November 2010 from American Farm Bureau Federation who are using as their primary domain and announced they have raised $8.5 million by selling Currently is redirected to

11. - $7.5 M was sold in $7.5 million in December 1999 to Jake Winebaum, former chairman of the Walt Disney Internet Group.

12. - $7.5 M was also sold in $7.5 million in 2006. This was acquired by

13. - $7 M

Interbrew acquired this domain for $7 million in 1999. This domain is again listed for resales on

14. - $6.8 M

A single letter domain was sold in $6.8 million in 2014 to GMO Internet

15. - $5.88 M

This domain was bought in 1994 by Joel Noel Friedman, a 46-year-old Jewish American in $5.88 million. Even Google don’t have much information about this domain.

16. - $5.5 M was sold for $5.5 in 2007 to Mansion Limited of GIbraltar

17. - $5.5 M was also sold for $5.5 in 2010 to Bodog

18. - $5.1 M

ToysRUs bought this domain in $5.1 million in 2009

19. - $5.1 M

This domain was purchased by LA Group in 2000 for a price of $ 5.1 million. This domain was used to protect brand name “” of LA Group. This is biggest domain deal made for defense purpose.

20. - $5 M deal was done at price of $ 5 million in 2004. New owner of this domain is Communications. It was first registered in 1995 and resold in 2004. It is the most expensive country domain. was sold for $2 Million.

21. - $5 M

This deal took place in 2007 and is considered to be a wiser one. Michael Mann, owner of BuyDomains understood the importance of having a good domain name; therefore, he sold his company and invested in The deal was closed for $5 million.

By looking at the above deals, domain flipping is certainly a great investment and business where you can make great income. If you are seeing any good domain, grab that right now before one can do so.

I hope you enjoyed these 21 most expensive domain names. Do you know any other? Or do you own any premium domain? Do let us know in comments :)

Top PDF Submission Websites for Link Building

By Ashutosh Jha → Friday, October 13, 2017
PDF submission sites are a good link building techniques. These PDF submissions websites are normally free and all you have to do is just create a PDF file of your post and share on these PDF sharing websites.

PDF Submission Websites
In terms of SEO, you can create a link from these PDF sharing websites back to your website and majority of these document sharing sites provide DoFollow links.

There are multiple benefits of sharing the PDF files on the PDF sharing websites. Let me share here some advantages.

Recommended: High PR CommentLuv enabled websites for link building

Advantages of Submitting PDFs on PDF submission websites

Here are some key benefits of using PDF or document sharing websites-

• It helps in link building
• It will also help in getting some quality traffic
• If your document will be good, another person can share also and by this way with some good and quality traffic, you will also get some good subscribers.
• The majority of the links will be DoFollow. Few document sharing websites also providing NoFollow links and there are again multiple benefits of NoFollow backlinks.
• As the referral traffic will be of high quality and so there is a great chance to convert that visitor to the subscriber.
• Will help you to boost your search engine ranking

Best practice for document sharing

As there are multiple benefits of sharing the documents and so everyone starts bookmarking their documents. But you should not simply upload the PDF or word files on these PDF submission websites.

You must do something extra which will provide you the maximum one can get from these document sharing sites.

Recommended: High PR Web 2.0 Sites list for Link Building

Here is some best practice you should do before sharing your documents and PDFs before sharing it on the below listed PDF sharing websites.

• Make a good PDF or document with good content
• Make sure to add graphics in the document. All the platforms are responsive and support mobile views smoothly and so you can use.
• Do proper formatting so that user won’t get frustrated.
• Use your website links and social media site details so that user may connect with you.
• The document should be grammatically correct and easily readable.

Once all these done, you are good to share the document on any of the below 30+ PDF sharing websites for link building.

30+ Top PDF Submission Websites for Link Building

Wrapping it up!

It is my personal experience that if you will keep you posted updated, the search engine will think that the content is being refreshed and will keep you ranking. You can check how to maintain a top ranking in search engine for more details.

The submission on PDF sharing website will help you to get some increase in your search ranking.

Recommended: How to check Keyword Ranking in Google Free

Especially if you are stuck on page 2 or 3 in Google, you must try submitting documents on theses PDF sharing websites for ranking boost.

5 Important Components that Make Your Blog Comfortable to Read

By Ashutosh Jha →
I am sure most of you have experienced this!

Generally, you will find a good blog also may have at least few drawbacks and you can’t read that comfortably. If the content is great then you will find the design adorable or the navigation not correctly placed.

So, it is very important to keep your blog simple and easy to navigate so that user can access and read without any issue. Today I am going to share 5 most important components that make your blog easy and comfortable to read.

Top 5 Components that Make your Blog Easy to Read

There are many components that are essential to keep your blog user friendly and if you follow these definitely your blog is going to get the best readers. Here I am going to list 5 main points that are essential in terms of user friendly and growth.

1. Pleasant Design

You will agree to me that this is the first and very important step. Right? Yes the very first thing that comes in blogging is the neat & Clean and pleasant template. The template should be such that it is easy to navigate, color combination should be good and contents should be easy to read. There are thousands of templates online in both Free and Paid for all the platforms (WordPress, Blogger) but you should select as per your use. You can check my detailed guide on selecting Template.

Also Read: How to Select Best Template for your Blog

You can feel the design and if it is good looking and have basic components then it will provide the best option to read as well.

2. Simplicity and Navigation

The second most important point is the simplicity. If a blog template is looking great but is having lots of ad-ons or widgets, try to either customize it or avoid that template.

Also Read: Top 3 Methods to Promote Your Blog

You can find many plugins that offer free ads with it and you can make lots of money but these ads are not good for blogs and your readers may distract with the your blog. Try to avoid such plugins. Instead use simple plugins and use only those that are required.

Also, navigation of your blog should be smooth and easy so that user will not have any issue while accessing your blog.

3. Good Colour Combination and Font Size

Another important point is the font and colour. I have seen many people to use the default style of the CMS and despite of good content people don’t enjoy reading your article. You know the reason behind this? The main thing is the font style, font size and color combination.

Also Read: How to Add & Change Bullet Points in Blogger

You should customize the default text style to look it better. Also, font size matters a lot. This helps the readers to read your blog easily and comfortably.

4. Proper Images, Videos and Graphics

It’s well said an Image tells thousands of words. A blog without graphics is unimaginable today and even doesn’t look cool. Today’s online world is full of creativity and if you want to survive in this competitive world you have to be unique. Graphics makes your articles more valuable and also search engines consider these as an extra point and your SERP will increase.

Also Read: 10 Things to Know Before Starting a Blog

So, try to include the required images and Videos in the article to add more values. Suppose you are writing a how to article, you can make a simple video on that as well. By this way you are providing more values to the readers and also you can monetize that video on YouTube to earn some extra bucks.

There is hundreds of website from where you can get free graphics or if you know little bit designing then with the help of HTML, CSS and editor you can make for yourself.

5. Use the Right Tools, Plugins & Blog Like Pro

Do you know blogging tools play a great role in the success? Like to engage your readers more you can use recommended posts features. Similarly, for collecting email ids of your readers you can use Hello Bar etc. These tools and plugins are very easy to use and help you a lot.

The next thing is blog like pro. Whatever you are writing or selling do like in convincing manner so that you can make a trust on your readers. By this way you can make more readers and money also.

Over to You

Those were the top 5 components that make your blog comfortable to read. I am sure if you will apply these tips, you will be able to get the best and your blog will improve day by day.

What tricks you are using to make your blog comfortable for readers?

The Top 5 Ways That Professional IT Services Can Help Your Business

By Ashutosh Jha → Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Nowadays, if you want to be successful with your business, you are going to have to make use of Information Technology. And that means having IT services is essential to ensure the continuity of your business.

IT services are important to guarantee that there are regular updates and maintenance in your tools and other technology that your company uses. This way, you won’t have to face any problems if these tools make any failures. Having IT services saves you from the hassles of these scenarios.

Here are the top 5 ways on how professional IT services can help your business.

1. Customers can call conveniently for any problems

Great customer satisfaction is what every business is striving for. If your company covers so many scopes, having one technician won’t be enough. The IT industry covers so many skill sets such as hardware, software, DNS, and Networking. Whatever issues your staff or consumers face in, assistance in all aspects can be provided whenever they need it.

2. Having IT services allows you to save a lot of costs and time

Saving costs and time are two important things to keep in mind when running a business. Considering the number of times you are going to need maintenance and updates with the tools you are using, it will cost you more if you do not have a dedicated team of IT professionals doing these things for you. Having a trustworthy IT professional ensures that your business stays connected all the time and you do not have to deal with wasted hours that could cost a lot of your company’s money.

3. It will give you peace of mind

Managing a business is already stressful enough and could take so much of your time. Having IT services will give you peace of mind since there will be a team of trustworthy professionals who will take care of anything should any emergencies arise. More importantly, IT professionals proactively identify issues before they become problems which are an important way of resolving any future problems. Look for Bristol area IT services that are known for their great services.

4. It saves you from catastrophic data loss

One of the biggest threats to any company is a virus or malware that could eventually cause hundreds of data loss. In today’s age, it is critical that your company is always connected and protected. IT services provide protection against any of these threats to ensure the continuity of your business. Having dedicated professionals that monitor this regularly will give you peace of mind.

5. IT services can help you with your website needs

Web development is one of the most in-demand needs of any businesses nowadays. Consumers like to see what you can offer and who you are as a business. That is why having a great website is important for any business nowadays. IT services will provide your web development needs and boost your online presence. From web designing to web content creation, having professional IT services can most definitely provide you a highly functional website that can push the growth of your business.

SEO for Startups: 9 Tips for Success

By Ashutosh Jha → Saturday, October 7, 2017
Obvious, that SEO as a part of website search engine marketing became everybody's concern, everyone is looking for effective practices.

To begin with, let's understand what SEO optimization is. It is a set of arrangements and activities affecting the appearance of a website in the organic search result. That means unpaid search results, in contrast to other digital marketing methods. It leads to getting more traffic and attracting more potential customers for companies.

It is important to remember, that the optimization measures, first of all, are aimed to make your website more convenient and accessible for the visitors that may be interested in it. So, it is not about the search engine, it is about your customers.

Best SEO Tips for Startups: Top 9

So let's start with some of the amazing tips for SEO for startups. These all are very basic and if you will focus on these, you won't have to spend much on the search engine visibility.

1. Do the Basics

Before you start applying more complicated means, make sure that you've already done the top priority “must have” things. The accurate titles of your site pages indicate what about the definite page is. As they are displayed in the first line of results of the search, it is much better if they are unique and give a notion of the content. But at the same time, they should be brief. Use rightly the description Meta tag. Try to understand the process of the search.

2. Avoid long and knotty URLs

They look awful both on the site and in search results and will diminish the number of those, who will share a link or try to type it from memory. Also, this is not good for your website organization. It is helpful when the user can reach an upper directory removing the part of URL. Suppose, you name it like “http://tricksroad/part1/01/34617689”. It is obviously worse than “http://tricksroad/blog/SEO/link-building”.

3. Right Use of the Keywords

Use them in page titles and URLs. They should reflect customer's needs you can satisfy. Consider the Long Tail conception. It describes the advantages of niche, unpopular search phrases that can in total bring you more visitors, than very popular, but competitive keywords. They must be something specific to your business. Let's look at custom essay writing services. They may use keywords like “essays” or “coursework”, and these words bring massive traffic but are too competitive, but if the site uses a phrase like “custom essay in Australia”, it gets the visitors, who are interested in this particular service and place. So include them into your strategy too.

4. Build Links

The number of links to your site influences its order in the search results. But it has its peculiarities, especially for start-ups. For example, the co-cited sites and conventional, mutual links may be omitted. Also, the local links from topic-related communities are measured as more valuable than that of general websites. The links on highly trusted domains provide best results. The exclusive and relevant content is the best way to get links from other sites. Also, you can analyze your competitors’ links and can build.

There are many link building tools available which will help you to check your competitors’ links.

5. Keep everything simple

It is the general advice that works both for content and the organization of your website. The content overloaded with special terms will be unfriendly and hard to indicate. So optimize it and make easy to read. And the clear organization makes your website user-friendly and easy to navigate. It should go from general content to specific content. Using text links for navigation is preferable compared to animations, drop-down menus or images because it allows search engines to crawl and analyze the site. Create sitemap.

6. Concentrate on the Content

Remember, that you should at first care about the users, and not the search engines. Don't duplicate content on your site. Keep to the topic, be logical and concise. Write comprehensive descriptive anchor text, which will give a visitor a notion about the linked page. Optimize the use of the images. Give them an optimal proper filename, utilize the “alt”-attribute to write alternative texts in case the image will be unable to load.

Also Check: Detailed Content Analysis

7. Find a balance

Both onsite and offsite optimization are important. Onsite SEO means the strategy for you inner work. It includes optimization of your sites structure, keywords, web pages, tags, titles. Offsite SEO is about inbound links and using the SMM strategy for promoting your website.

8. Use tools

There is a range of search engine tools. Google Search Engine Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, and Moz Open Site Explorer tool sets will help you to optimize your web pages, to adjust site links, to find crawl errors, malware etc. They have some common features and their peculiarities. They may help you better than an invited SEO consultant. Also, pay attention to the online tools to check grammar, plagiarism, compare pages and do other work with content.

9. Analyze

The listed tool sets provide information on linking, your site performance in certain search engine results, site performance (if you wonder whether your site loads fast for the visitors), web page indexation, and even an ability to compare two websites and find out why one of them has a better rank. Utilize the information to make your site even better.

Wrapping it up!

These were some of the best methods for SEO for startups. As startups have a limited budget and so we have considered the budget friendly startup SEO strategy for better results.

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