Generating traffic to your website can be difficult however, there are many methods which can provide a steady boost in your traffic.
Here at webhelp4u there are several articles written dedicated to helping webmasters get their websites more traffic. A list of all these articles can be found here.
Social media has changed the way we use computers and the internet. It has also changed how businesses reach customers and how websites share content. Most successful websites have some form of social media to connect to there visitors and such networks can help almost any website.
With so many different social networks it can be difficult to decide what ones to sign your website up to. This may depend on your target audience, target location and many other factors. However, Twitter is becoming an increasingly important social media tool to help you communicate with your visitors.
Twitter allows you to easily and quickly share messages to those following you. This could be small text or a link directly to your website. The people following can see your update and may want to click the link which generates visitors for your website. Your links could then be retweeted which then spreads them even more!
A Twitter account only takes a few minutes to create and has plenty of potential. There is a strong possibility that it could generate your website popularity, a bit of extra traffic and is becoming increasingly popular.
No one likes to wait for a website to load so it’s important to ensure your blog is running at optimum speed. If your blog is slow it can set the wrong impression or even cause some visitors to navigate away from it, even if your blog contains some really interesting information.
There are many things you can do to speed up your blogs loading time and today I want to share my top 5 methods to increase your blogs speed.
1) Avoid using too many pictures
Pictures are downloaded to the visitors computer when they load your page which means having many HD pictures on your blog will increase the time required to load your page. Generally, a couple of pictures on a page will not cause any problems but you can still take measures to ensure the page loads even quicker. You can compress images, which loose a little bit of quality, so they are smaller in size. A popular file extension on the web is .JPEG and them files will mostly load quicker than a full HD bitmap file.
2) Take it easy with the plugins
Plugins can be very resource intensive and are a major cause of slow loading blogs. If you are a big fan of plugins it can be worth disabling the ones which are not crucial (or important) to your blog. All plugins require some form of resource on the web server and if your blog is filled with them it can slow it down considerably especially if you are on a shared server.
3) Host your blog in a location closer to your visitors
Your websites location can be fairly important. For example, if you mostly get visitors from Europe it may be worth getting hosting within Europe so your visitors can get faster loading speeds.
4) Use a WordPress caching plugin
WordPress caching plugins are mostly designed to optimize the performance and speed of your blog. There are many to choose from such as W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache. A caching plugin could increase your blogs speed by a considerable amount and is often worth it if you are looking to reduce your loading time.
5) Delete spam comments often
Keeping thousands of spam comments in your database could impact your blogs speed. Regularly empty your trash and spam folder to ensure that the database is not carrying unneeded comments.
Got an idea to speed up blogs? Share it and let everyone know in the comments
Databases are becoming increasingly common in websites as more software use them. Popular software such as WordPress or MyBB make regular use of them. If the software you are installing requires a MySQL database, you will need to create one.
This tutorial was created for Cpanel 11 and may have different steps depending on your web host.
The first thing to do is to select the “MySQL Databases” option in Cpanel. It’s under the “Databases” menu and this is where we will create a database and a user.
We will now need to create a database. We can do this by typing where it says “Create New Database”. This is where we will name our database. In this tutorial, I have named mine blogdb.
Once you have entered a name, click the button to create the database.
We have now created our database but there are no users which can access it. In order to use the database you will need at least one user. To create a user, scroll further down the database page to where it says “Add New User”.
You can select the username and password for your database user. Pick something that is easy to remember for you but is hard to guess for others. Once you have entered your details and have got a green tick next to the text field, click “Create User”.
We have now created a database and a database user however, the user is not assigned to a database. In order for the user to be able to use the database we will need to assign them.
On the database page, scroll down even further to where it says “Add User To Database”. From the drop down menus, select the user you want and select the database you want. Once you have selected them, click “Add”. This will assign the user to the database.
Once you have pushed “Add” you are shown a menu with many different options.
Unless you need to grant only specific privileges to the database user, you can select the “ALL PRIVILEGES” checkbox to select them all. Once done, select “Make Changes”. This will now grant all of them permissions to your database user.
In this tutorial you have created a new MySQL database, created a new user, assigned the user to the database and modified their permissions.