Hey everyone! Slightly different post today, I’m sharing some posts I’ve enjoyed this week that I think you’ll like too. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while now but wasn’t sure if the blog was the best place for it. My plan would be to share some helpful / interesting posts related to blogging, designing, social media, freelance, etc. that I think you might find useful as I know a lot of people work on their blog over the weekend. Is this something you’d like to see? Let me know!
- Facebook Fraud gives an insight into why paying for Facebook Ads won’t always benefit your page. Some of the stats shown are mind-blowing! It is a year old so keep that in mind but I do think it’s worth a watch. Have you used Facebook or Twitter Ads? Have you seen improvements?
- I’ve been wanting to write a post about the breakdown of rates for design and development projects as I’ve been getting some questions regarding why certain things cost what they do, luckily Ashley has published a similar topic called $50 Code – Less Money, More Headache. She talked about why designers / developers charge certain prices and why a custom design costs more than $50.
- I’ve covered Google Analytics on this blog before – how to set it up, how to understand the terms and what stats to look at as a blogger, but I haven’t talked about how to use it to grow your blog. Kristie shared this great post about how to use Google Analytics to figure out what people are searching for to find your blog. This is incredibly useful as it allows you to tweak certain elements in order to increase pageviews.
Extra Tip – it may also give you post ideas and inspire you to write about something. I’ve often got ideas this way because people will search “how to xomisse”, I know that by them including “xomisse” in their search that they are specifically looking for my blog post on the topic. I’ll often search for a beauty review, makeup look, recipe, how to style something, etc. with the name of a specific blog.
- Always wanted to create an ebook but never have the time? Regina shares an awesome workbook showing us how to create a course in just 12 hours!!
- Google announced that they’ll be shutting down aspects of Google Code from now until it finally closes January 2016. If you have a project in Google Code, you can migrate/export your project with Google Code Exporter.
Some great reads for your weekend
Last week on XOMISSE
Over to you
What’s been happening for you this week with your blog / business? Have you found a helpful article, course or Facebook group? Share it below! Hope you have a lovely weekend.