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
Do Your Own Thing—The Key to Happiness?
What makes people happy? A gold watch? Big car? A million dollars in the bank? Maybe a million followers on Instagram? The Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi made a different discovery.
Reading time: 3 Minutes
Quick and Easy Keyword Research Ideas
When it comes to search engine optimization, perception is not reality. For example, many website owners think they have a better chance of understanding the complexities of quantum physics than SEO. In reality, there are several easy-to-comprehend tools and reference points that make learning SEO both quick and painless. If you can spare a few minutes, I’ll show you how to become fearless about keyword research—one of SEO’s most crucial processes.
How to Do Keyword Research Using Keyword Planner
Keyword research is one of the most important components of search engine optimization (SEO) as well as any other online marketing initiative. Whether you’re a small business owner, a Fortune 500 company, or a new blogger, the time you spend developing a keyword strategy is critical to your success on the web. By narrowing down keywords that accurately describe your business or product, you'll help potential visitors find you online.
Choose the Best Background for Your Website
A background image is the first impression a visitor has of your website and could be what keeps them browsing, or closing that window. The right image should grab your audience’s attention and keep them intrigued to find out more about your business or blog.
You might be wondering, how much is there really to it? So we challenge you to go through this list of possibilities for your background image and see what you can tick off.
Check Out These Inspiring Examples of Photography Websites
If you’re a photographer, you need a very different website from an online store owner, or a dentist, or a restaurant...you need one that puts your photographs front-and-center, without any distractions. A website with a "wow" effect.
There are lots of ways to create your own photography site—one that's as distinctive as your own style. Take a look and see how these photographers did it.
Common Website Buzzwords, Explained
If you’re new to the world of websites, you’ll find it inhabited by a vibrant group of coders, design enthusiasts, marketers, and DIYers all using some of the same buzzwords (or jargon, depending on your point of view) to communicate. If you want to walk the walk and talk the talk, we’re here to help you build your site with confidence.
Here’s a cheat sheet of some of the most common website vocabulary you’re likely to encounter when you start your site.
Our Most Popular Posts of 2016
We love the end of the year—not just because of the baked goods and long weekends, but because of all the montages, highlights, and best-of lists posted around the web. In that spirit, here's our own list of the 10 most popular posts of the year. Website hacks, design tips, and new features—these are the pieces that caught your eye in 2016. Any topics you'd like to see more of in 2017? Let us know in the comments.
Stay Secure with HTTPS on Your Website
Jimdo now has an extra layer of security! In the upcoming weeks, we will enable free HTTPS encryption for your entire website. This technology makes sure the connection between your browser and website is secure, and protects your visitors’ information when they use your site.
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