By Joseph Dyson Page speed is one of Google’s ranking factors. Page speed is the time it takes your website to load on a desktop or a mobile phone. Different websites have varying page speeds depending on factors such as image optimization, file scripts, the web server being used, internet connection, browser, etc. The page speed of each website is measured in seconds, … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Does Page Speed Affect SEO?
Knowing how to code can be a powerful tool for an author (like if you want to build your own website). It's not easy, but it is rewarding. Here are some resources to help you learn and get started: Learning Dev Boot Camp Hurricane Electric Code Academy Jeffrey Faden (Youtube) Code School Noisebridge W3Schools Know the Code HTML5 HTML5 … [Read more...] about Getting Started with Code: A List of Tutorials and Resources
By Janz Nordman As an author or blogger, Your website is one of your vital channels to your audience. Therefore, your website needs to be protected as your own kid. That’s when Cloudflare, a content delivery network provider (CDN), comes in as a guardian to look after your loved ones and enhance the performance too. An unprotected website could represent a risk for … [Read more...] about Guest Post: What is Cloudflare?
Author websites and blogs are important components to building an author platform. With that in mind, here is a list of resources that can help you set up and optimize your site. Setting Up Your Website NameBounce Find Available Domain Names on Namestation "+300 Awesome Free Things for Entrepreneurs & Startups" on Growth Supply "11 Essential Elements of an … [Read more...] about 142 Tools and Resources for Building Your Author Website and/or Blog
By Cherie Wicks The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it needs some help to make a mark in the digital age. That's why websites and blogs have become essential. Especially if you're an author looking to carve out a niche for yourself. And building a site is the best way to do this. It puts all your information in one place. Not only can you maintain a blog, but also … [Read more...] about Guest Post: How to Build Your Author Website Using a Website Builder
By Mary So much of writing is moving to the internet. Even authors need to have an online presence, and usually, this comes with a website and a blog. But how do you make your author website and blog interesting to readers and other people who may come across it? Having an engaging online presence can lead to new readers and more sales, so try incorporating a few of these … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 5 Secrets to Creating a Better Author Website
Marketing is a huge, integral part of indie publishing, but it doesn't have to be hard. There are a lot of different pieces, but one of the most effective and longest lasting is building an email list. The email list has a few different names. Mailing list, subscribers, sign-ups, newsletter. But it all boils down to the same thing: it's a list that people have willingly … [Read more...] about Indie Authors: It’s All About the List
Book Country is an online community for writers of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and mystery novels. The name gives the website a sense of being a real place. The site opened its beta site to the public one month ago, and already it has 2,500 users. That's a lot, especially considering the site is run by six tech guys, and four editorial staff--only two of which work … [Read more...] about BEA Day 2: Book Country