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Best Keyword Research Tools For SEO: 2019 Edition

Keywords are one of the most critical and important parts of SEO. We have already discussed this in detail here. The basic foundation of SEO is keyword research. Afterward, other factors like on-page optimization, Writing SEO friendly content, a good UX, content that satisfies user intent and a few other factors come into the picture. Many […]Best Keyword Research Tools For SEO: 2019 Edition is a post from ShoutMeLoud - Shouters Who Inspires

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How To Buy Web Hosting With A Free Domain Name For Your WordPress Blog

Here at ShoutMeLoud, I thought I had covered everything when it came to how to create and generate money from a successful blog. But one thing I missed was how to buy web hosting and a domain name. Well, that changes right now. Many new bloggers make the mistake of buying hosting from unreliable companies, and they regret this […]How To Buy Web Hosting With A Free Domain Name For Your WordPress Blog is a post from ShoutMeLoud - Shouters Who Inspires

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Amazon advertising growth slowed again in Q1: Does it matter?

Data source: Amazon For a few quarters there, Amazon was posting triple digit growth rates. Then growth slowed to 97% in the fourth quarter of 2018 and Thursday, the company reported just 36% growth in its advertising business line for the first quarter of 2019.Amazon reports advertising business under an “Other” category. And while advertising accounts for the majority of that category,  Amazon said that the advertising business actually grew “a bit more” than 36% in the first quarter. Another thing to note is an accounting change puts previous quarters in a more favorable light. All that said, Amazon is clearly invested in growing its advertising and it still very early days for that piece of the business. Here is what Amazon had to say about it on Thursday’s earning call.Focus on ad relevancy. “I would say really what we’re focused on right now is driving relevancy, ensuring that we service the most useful ad as possible. I think that’s going to be the best experience for customers …

Privacy could be hurting Facebook Portal sales

When Facebook’s smart display was released last year, it received mixed-to-positive reviews. However, a substantial number of them also digressed into the privacy and personal data controversies that have recently surrounded Facebook. A review from The Verge offers a representative example:It’s not often that a new gadget gets announced and I don’t immediately want to get my hands on it. I am an extreme early adopter, both by profession and by inclination. But when Facebook’s new Portal and Portal Plus were announced a month ago, my response was a firm “no thanks.” And I’m not alone: after a year of data privacy scandals, many people’s first reaction to the Portal, a smart display device that has an always-listening microphone and always-watching camera, landed somewhere between hesitation and revulsion.Portal currently comes in two smart display versionsLate to the market. Facebook was late to the market with the smart display device (powered by Alexa) and that fact undoubtedly hurt …

Here’s why you need to make sure your email design is mobile-first

It should come as no surprise by now that if you’re designing emails with a mobile-first ethos and aesthetic, then you’re already late to the game. Nearly 56% of emails are now opened via a mobile device, which means we’ve been living in a mobile-first world for quite some time. The overhead associated with managing templates across devices, domains and brands could be onerous but thanks to responsive email design techniques, brands have numerous options for controlling the look and feel of their emails and minimizing the associated work to create a uniform brand experience across platforms and devices. This may all seem like old hat, but it’s worth reviewing how mobile has changed email and how it will continue to define our inbox experience moving forward.Keep it smallRemember this number: 102. If your email is more than 102KB in size, then Gmail will clip your message when it arrives and asks the recipient to “download” the rest of it. Why are long emails a problem? Most people put…