Do Even More With Your Blog!
If you’re a blogger, you know that the image you present to the outside world and what people see on your blog is super important.
Last month, we released new blog features to update the way you manage your posts. Today, we’re following up with even more tools to make blogging a breeze.
Check out our new added extras (and a summary of all the blog changes of the past few weeks at the end):
6 Ways to Save When Starting Your Small Business
For many potential entrepreneurs eager to start their own business, there are usually at least three reasons they cannot possibly do so right now. And at the top of that list is often the perceived cost of starting that new business—which they can’t possibly afford.
Spring Cleaning Ideas to Make Your Website and Spirit Shine
Ah, May, The flowers are coming up, the snow has melted, and the spring issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine arrives in my mailbox. Not surprisingly, Martha has a lot of projects in mind for spring cleaning—washing pillows, scrubbing windows, cleaning gutters...all of which I’m sure she does herself, right?
But there’s actually an emotional benefit to all that hard work. A little spring cleaning can improve your mood, reduce stress, and boost your creativity. It’s not just that we spring clean because things are dirty. It’s because the act of doing so actually makes us feel better.
Now that your hygge-full winter hibernation is over, take a few minutes to straighten up your workspace and your website with these ideas. You may find that it clears your mind and gets you ready to achieve your next big thing.
Reading time: 3 Minutes
New and Improved Blog Features!
A fresh design and shiny new functions: say hello to the new blog on your Jimdo website. You can now customize your preview image and summary, add tags and customize your URL to improve your SEO, just to name a few highlights.
You may have already noticed changes to your blog in the past week but now we’ve added even more features—making it easier to create the perfect blog post!
Small but Powerful—Notifications Are Here!
A new comment on the blog? Another order on your online shop? Thanks to the new notifications you’re always informed in real-time about any important notifications on your website. If you have JimdoPro or JimdoBusiness you will also find a new, easy-to-use and personal support area in the menu.
"Everyone Can Do PR!": 5 Steps to Your Own Social Media Strategy
Convince the outside world—that’s the art of public relations. You don’t need an advertising agency or PR strategist to get started on an effective publicity strategy for your brand. So welcome to our new mini-series on the Jimdo blog: “Everyone can do PR!”
Mobile Website Design Fails—And How to Avoid Them
“Mobile first” is a common term thrown around by website experts but what does this really mean? Essentially, it’s when you design a website (or software) with the mobile experience as your primary consideration, rather than desktop. The amount of people browsing the web on their mobile has significantly increased over the past few years and is estimated to grow even further. Which is why a beautiful website on mobile is so important to attract potential visitors and minimize your bounce rate on mobile devices.
Think Outside the Box! (Why You Shouldn't Read Articles Like This)
Hands up who just thought “what kind of a stupid title is that for a blogpost?” A blogpost about why you shouldn’t read articles like this (or entire books on these topics) at all? Well, i'm convinced of the truth of it and i'm willing to bet a few of you will nod your heads in agreement when reading this post.
Reading time: 6 Minutes
CTR & Bounce Rate: Improve Click Behavior in Google
If you followed the steps in my last post, search engines have indexed your site and people are now visiting you via Google. That’s great! The next question is, how do you make the most of this?
While you may want more visitors, you want the right visitors—people who are looking for exactly what you have to offer, and who will be happy to find your site.
That’s why in this post I’ll go over how to improve the way your web pages show up in search results, how to encourage more people to click on your pages, and how to make sure they are happy once they reach your site.
...And Action! Project Planning Lessons from Film Production
Making a commercial is a complex and rather expensive undertaking. This is why filming is planned very precisely, so the film is finished in time without breaking the budget. We asked the director of the new Jimdo TV commercial, David Aufdembrinke: What can you learn from making films that you can apply to your own projects? For example, building your own website?
Reading time: 6 Minutes
Have You Met Rupert?
All too often we’re very good at breaking off great ideas with self-doubt. Our colleague Svenja explains how to deal with your own doubts, in a more...creative way. She also runs her own successful DIY blog alongside her job at Jimdo.
Reading time: 5 Minutes
Awesome Jimdo Websites Using the Stockholm Template
What's beautiful, welcoming, and much easier to put together than an Ikea NORNÄS? (Not that we've had any trouble with that in the past..[crumples directions, shakes head...]) It's the Stockholm Template!
In six short months, “Stockholm” has quickly become one of our most popular templates. Though it screams out to photographers, it’s equally useful for online stores and even cooking blogs. Check out these real Jimdo customers using the Stockholm template, and see why it has captured so many people’s hearts (and websites).
Reading time: 3 Minutes
How to Use Visual Marketing to Boost Your Website Traffic
There has been a sea change in how internet users consume their online data. As a consequence, marketers are regularly forced to keep up to date, and practically every expert worth their salt understands the importance of making online data more attractive. Readers are no longer happy to stay on a webpage and scroll through a giant wall of text with the occasional paragraph.
How One Yoga Teacher Ditched Her 9-5 and Started Her Own Studio
Could I be self-employed? Yoga teacher Jenny considered this for a long time. Doubting, calculating, hesitating. We always feel anxious before making big decisions we’re afraid to regret later. And so it was with her. Today, Jenny is her own boss. Her story is inspirational and her joy is simply contagious—so much so that you even feel like starting your own project. Jenny beams,"I thought to myself: Show the world what you can do". What are we waiting for?
Reading time: 4 Minutes
22 Tips for Building a DIY Website
What do the most successful DIY websites do that others don’t? Over ten years and millions of websites, we here at Jimdo have studied just that. Again and again, it's a few simple tactics that help make the most of your DIY website builder, no matter what your website is about.
Reading time: 3 Minutes
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