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UTM Codes: Your Key to Useful Website Analytics
3 Dec

UTM Codes: Your Key to Useful Website Analytics
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Where does most of your website traffic come from? Is it Twitter or Facebook? Does your weekly email bring in visitors, and if so, which links are getting clicked? Do your paid ads get your site more traffic than all your other marketing channels combined? Having answers to questions like that can help small business owners refine their marketing approach, maintaining focus on what’s working, and finding ways to improve marketing campaigns that aren't performing well. If actionable data about the source of your site traffic is what you need, UTM codes are...

How to Get a Google Featured Snippet for Your Website
29 Nov

How to Get a Google Featured Snippet for Your Website
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This is a guest post by Jainine MacStupson Jainine MacStupson is a content creator for Fresh Essays. She is always on the lookout for new content formats and striving to deliver the best texts possible. In her spare time, she likes running and hiking. Featured snippets have been around since 2014, and it seems like they are here to stay. This #0 Google search result that’s located between the ads and the #1 result is a paragraph, a list, or a table that answers the searcher’s question accurately and concisely. So if you’re...

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28 Nov

Infographic: 9 Important Website Metrics You Should Track
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In order to get the most out of your website, you have to track the right metrics and make informed decisions. Don't just go with your gut feeling, make sure to turn to the numbers for proof and guidance of any website changes you intend to make. However, not all metrics were created equal. Some can only tell you the full picture when keeping other metrics in mind. In this infographic, we list nine of the most important website metrics you should track. Click here to read the detailed blog post. Click...

A Marketer’s Guide with Tips & Examples
26 Nov

Squeeze Page: A Marketer’s Guide with Tips & Examples
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This is a guest post by Alisha Shibli. Alisha is a Senior Content Marketing & Communication Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.  The definitive guide to understanding the benefits and purpose of a well-designed and powerful squeeze page to obtain useful user data. Marketers are forever on the lookout for innovative ways to capture user data to widen their customer base. After all, in the highly competitive and numbers-driven online business environment,...

Make Your Pop-Ups User-Friendly
22 Nov

Make Your Pop-Ups User-Friendly
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Getting mad at web page pop-ups is something all of us have done at some point. Those pesky, in-your-face marketing pitches are universally disliked. Nevertheless, they can increase conversions if used properly. This article will explain how small business owners can use pop-ups to increase conversion while not putting off users. We'll start with an attempt to resolve a common point of confusion—how can something as generally disliked as pop-ups be useful in converting visitors into customers? The answer comes down to restricting pop-up usage to two specific scenarios and putting a...

21 Nov

Infographic: How to Migrate Your Website Without Any Downtime
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Website migration can be a necessary but very stressful process. If you are migrating an active website that gets user traffic, how do you make sure it doesn't go down? Luckily, there are ways to do that! If you follow the process step by step, without rushing it, your website visitors might not even notice that anything changed. In this infographic, we go through the essential steps of the website migration process. You can read more about each one in the detailed blog post here. And don't forget, HostPapa will...