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?
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Explore Shipping Costs for Your Online Shop
As a shop owner you already know that online customers are quite savvy—especially when it involves looking for gifts during the pre-holiday season. They hunt for the best deals, and you look to provide the best service while still staying profitable.
One key to mastering this balance is understanding your shipping cost options. Shipping costs can be a make-or-break factor for customers when purchasing online. So we have put together some tips to finding the right shipping options for you.
It’s worth it, especially before the holidays!
How to Add a Donate Button to Your Website
'Tis the season for giving, and if you’re running a nonprofit organization or fundraiser this may be your busiest time of year for donations. Fortunately it’s never been easier to add a donate button and accept donations directly through your website, and there are lots of different ways to do it.
Whether you want to keep transaction costs low or you’re looking for some bells and whistles, here are our suggestions for ways to take donations on your Jimdo website:
A Simple Guide to Google Web Fonts
There are thousands of fonts out there, and thousands of people who enjoy exploring their subtle differences and forming strong opinions about them. If this is you, you’re in for a treat because typography is going through a bit of a renaissance these days, and there are lots of websites and Pinterest groups dedicated to font aficionados.
For everyone else, you might be wondering what you actually need to know to pick some nice, readable fonts for your website. It’s the alphabet, right? How many possible ways could there be to display it? Well, you’d be surprised—but here’s information that can help: