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New Campaign for my Blog

It is a new year, 2019. Almost passed the first quarter.

I would like to increase Blog traffic in 2019. So, It is a new two weeks campaign.

There are certain things I will do on my blog.

  • Clean the old post.
  • Fix or remove the broken links.
  • Blog UI re-design or change.
  • Improve the web page load speed.
  • Fix the featured image of each post.
  • Make more post on my Blog.
  • Promote the Blog on Search Engine.
  • Promote the Blog on Social Media Site.
  • Connection with other blog and/or web sites.
  • On-site optimization.

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Nginx Redirect HTTP to HTTPS and non-WWW to WWW

Here is my solution to do the redirection.

Say, I have a web site. I host it with SSL.

I want all these three type of host go to the same Unique Internet Address.

From:

  • http://example.com/
  • http://www.example.com/
  • https://example.com/

To:

  • https://www.example.com/

There are some requirement:

  • Nginx v1.8
  • SSL Certificate is issued for both¬† example.com and www.example.com

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5 Twitter Tips for Newbies in 2014

MetroTwit screenshot

Twitter is one of the best, if not the only best, social networking web site. Covering most countries in the world. As a newbie on Twitter, what is the basic tips?

I have my Five tips for newbies in 2014.

1) Complete your Profile

Of course, you should have a twitter account. If you don’t have it, just register one on Twitter web site.

When you have your account, sign in and click the right gear icon on the top navigation banner. Then, click Edit Profile.

Twitter Profile
Twitter Account Profile

You’d better to complete all information on this page.¬† Such as photo, header, website URL, Bio. The URL in the Bio will automatically be click-able link.

They will be shown on the Profile summary page, when people search you. Very important.

2) How to use Search

A good search tool has same features. User friendly.

Easy to search other users; easy to search event; easy to search tweets.

Twitter has it own search, powerfully.

For example, I input “Global” in the search box. Twitter provides auto-suggestion terms in the pull-down list. You can find some just a suggested keywords, some with avatar are users. And sometimes it will show you some terms with hashtag #, it is used to search tagged content. These search functions are very helpful. User does not have to think how to input the search terms in the search box.

search-in-twitter

There are some search tips for you:

  • Search keywords exactly: put two or three words inside of quote.
  • Search either one of two words: put or in the middle of two words.
  • Do not include one word in the search results: put the minus sign in front of this word.

3) Check the hot topic, or Twitter trends

It is the official tool, go to https://twitter.com/search-home

Twitter Search Home

Above is the Trends when I sign in my account. The trends is provided based on my account, history, or the people I follow.

You can also see Worldwide Trends, if you are not sign in. It is interesting to see what people focused in other places.

twitter search home worldwide

 

4) Use twitter desktop application

Twitter did not have good web interface previously. It changed or upgraded many time. Now it is better. But somebody still want to use third-party desktop tool, just like me. Most of time I use MetroTwit. There are some choice for you, tweetdesk (now it is by twitter), MetroTwit, hootsuite, janetter. You can try to install every each desktop tool and try at least one or two days. Then make your choice.

MetroTwit screenshot

 

5) Figure out who is influential on Twitter

Just see who has the most followers. But don’t worry about it. Twitter automatically recommends followees for new accounts. There are also some websites provide the service. Go to following web site and see if it is interesting. If you like it, just follow them. Then you will have something on your timeline.

http://twitaholic.com/

http://twittercounter.com/

http://twitalyzer.com/

Twitaholic home page

The basic Five tips for newbies. Start to use Twitter and find interesting people and event.

 

Get more Audience from Social Media

It is a hard task for a newbie, to get more audience from social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Stack Overflow, etc.

From my point of view, More audience from Facebook, means more Likes on Facebook Page. Otherwise, you need a lot of fans/friends on your Facebook account.

To get more likes or share on your Facebook page, you should know some key facts.

  • More Likes on photos than those on video, links.
  • More Likes in the weekends than those in the weekdays.
  • More Likes at night than those at the day time.

So, post or make an update on your Facebook pages with above guide.

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Top Five Web Design Rules

There are many versions of Web Design Rules. They are from different point of views. But, I have my own version.

The purpose of my Top Five Web Design Rules is to maximize Web Site usability.

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Easy to read

Think about the audience, they using variety computers, monitors, Internet connections. They may have difficult to read tiny letter, color blind.

Text size, image size and paragraph organization.

Easy to navigate

It means the target audience of your site should know where they are at all times when they visit your Web Site. If they get lost, they are able to go to home page, a site search, or a category list from any page on your site to determine: 1) where they are, 2) where they might want to go, and 3) where they have been.

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New setcion: SEO & SEM

There is one new section: SEO and SEM, added here.

As I focused on the Web site optimization and marketing. The traditional name of this technology is Search Engine Optimization, and Search Engine Marketing.

The more you know how to do the SEO and SEM, the more chance you can make your web site better.

SEOSEM

Previously I put most of my effort into server operation, web site developing, and new gadget. But my blog has not enough exposure. It is not fair. So, it is time to add this new category.

I would like to share my learning and my experience of Search Engine Optimization.

The content I will put into this section will include:

1) Web Site Design

2) Search Engine Optimization

3) Search Engine Marketing

4) Social Network Marketing

5) Mobile device Marketing

 

8 steps to Promote website

Before you venture into the world of search engine promotion, make a plan of action.
1) Choose your keywords
2) Design your site
3) Optimize your site
4) Get your site listed
5) Wait
6) Analyze your traffic and ranking trends
7) Further Optimize your site
8) Go back to step 5.
(Excerpted from Article of ADDWEB)

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