I love HubSpot products like Website Grader. Even the free reports give a great overview of all the key areas you should address to make a great site. As an example of things you might miss, I followed one bloggers recommendation to add a lot of pictures to my blog because you know, people like pictures. But Website Grader pointed out that the number of pictures I posted is slowing down my page load, which will lower my pagerank on Google.
Another favorite blogger offered “keeping it real” advice in his article How to Write Epic Sh_t. A great title for an article about being honest and writing passionately about things you care passionately about. I’ve tried to incorporate this into everything I write, otherwise what’s the point?
Sometimes it’s hard to balance all the advice in how to build and reach a like-minded community. If I really wanted to maximize the best SEO tips I read this month, every blog would be titled, “How to lose weight and make a million dollars overnight.” Which I should probably shorten to, “24 hours to being a wealthy supermodel.” I guess that’s what everyone really wants to be.
The last report I ran on HighlyUncivilized.com shows that I am now pouring my heart out with valuable life changing tips at an elementary school level. I’m trying not to take that assessment personally since I think the upside is that I can reach an even larger audience.
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