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5 Main Web Design Trends for 2020

5 Main Web Design Trends for 2020

2020 is just around the corner and it’s bringing new web design trends that you simply cannot miss. Check out the latest trends in website design to stay in the loop!

Considerations For “Designing” Web Content That Improves The User Experience

Considerations For “Designing” Web Content That Improves The User Experience

Web content is an essential part of creating a good user experience, although this important element is often overlooked. A site that does not understand the behavior and needs of its users will not generate a good conversion rate and ultimately will not meet the objectives that have been set. Ensuring an optimal user experience depends not only on the functionality of the site but also on its objectives and on the preferences of the users. 

S.E.O.

How Content Translation Can Increase Website Traffic and Boost SEO

How Content Translation Can Increase Website Traffic and Boost SEO

When Google determines how to rank pages for search, several factors are considered. Key among these are traffic and time on page. When your web pages are in the native language of your target audience, both of these metrics are increased. This, in turn, makes your pages better optimized for search results.

Why and How to Track Search Engine Rankings

Why and How to Track Search Engine Rankings

By tracking your Google or search engine rankings, you can achieve the best online visibility possible. It helps you to do SEO successfully. You can keep on track with current ranking trends. It allows you to track your website’s performance for important keywords.

The Divi Theme

10 Best Divi Child Themes in the Monterey Premier Divi Marketplace

10 Best Divi Child Themes in the Monterey Premier Divi Marketplace

One of the greatest advantages of Divi is the vast amount of child themes available from third-party suppliers. There are a lot of Divi child themes to choose from, but this can also make the choice between them more difficult. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best Divi child themes found in the Monterey Premier Divi marketplace.

Phil Simon – A Case Study on a Complete Divi Website Overhaul

Phil Simon – A Case Study on a Complete Divi Website Overhaul

To his site’s visitors, www.philsimon.com appears virtually identical to its bloated predecessor. To Simon, though, there’s a world of difference. Monterey Premier’s tuneup means that Phil Simon’s new child theme loads much faster. What’s more, Simon can confidently update Divi and plugins without worrying about breaking something—at least to the same extent as before. The underlying code base for his site is far more contemporary and stable than before.

Creating Divi Blog Posts

Creating Divi Blog Posts

Creating a blog post with Divi is right in line with the return of blogging in 2018. The building format using the Divi modules (or blocks) gives you the creative edge. You can now put content into the post without using complex shortcodes. The Divi Builder gives you...

Divi Theme Customizer

Divi Theme Customizer

The way we build websites has changed. We can customize changes in real time as we select the option. In this post we’re going to look at the Theme Customizer for the Divi Theme. The Theme Customizer area is different from the Theme Options area.

Business Strategy

Freelancing

Marketing

What Unsubscribers Can Teach an Email Marketer

What Unsubscribers Can Teach an Email Marketer

At the end of the day as marketers of various products and services, you need to constantly strive to improve your content and what you give to your customers with each email that you send out. After all, you need to understand that they don’t need you but you need them. Every time there is a person who unsubscribes from your list, make sure you don’t take it as a defeat and actually put in your time and effort to understand where you are going wrong and how you can improve.

Blogging

Monetizing Your Blog with Dropshipping E-Commerce

Monetizing Your Blog with Dropshipping E-Commerce

If you have an active blog with a decent number of subscribers and active social media accounts, you’re ready to monetize it. Start a “store” on your blog without having to worry about the fulfilment and shipment of orders, which is called “dropshipping” e-commerce.

Social Media Tips

9 Mistakes to Avoid on Social Media and In Your Content Design

9 Mistakes to Avoid on Social Media and In Your Content Design

Social media has become a new marketing venue. From Gen X down through millennials, and Gen Z’ers, consumers are not watching television - they are spending their time online.  When they are online, they spend time blocking ads; when they check their email accounts,...

Health Hacks

5 Ways to Detox from Work-Related Stress

5 Ways to Detox from Work-Related Stress

It’s important to find some ways to detox from work-related stress, so you’ll be able to be more productive and fulfilled both at work and in private life. There are various ways to make that happen, so here are the five most useful that will help you unwind before (or after) a long and chaotic day.

5 Tips To Help You Stay Healthy In An Office Job

5 Tips To Help You Stay Healthy In An Office Job

Eating well, being on the move, keeping boundaries and minding your business will definitely help you stay healthy and productive in an office job! As long as you watch your health and keep yourself in good shape, you have nothing to worry about.

Money Savers

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Your First Car

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car is a truly exciting time in your life! A car is an investment in yourself and your future, and as with any investment, you want to make sure you execute all the necessary research and preparation to protect it. There’s no shortage of options out there, and being equipped with the right information can help you make the best possible decision. With that in mind, here’s our ultimate guide to buying your first car.

Parenting Hacks

5 Ways to Narrow the Nanny Search

5 Ways to Narrow the Nanny Search

Regardless of whether you plan to work from home, volunteer in the community, or just need some time to complete additional tasks while your children are cared for, it’s essential to find just the right, nurturing individual to help care for your little ones.

Military Life

The Crippling Nature of Being Shy

The Crippling Nature of Being Shy

When I’m new somewhere I get like this. When I’m comfortable in a place, I’m not like this at all. That’s the thing about being a military wife and moving so much. I keep getting thrown back into terrified, shy April mode. It’s like I’m in middle school all over again.

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

As a military wife, I have seen too much of what our veterans and their families go through to not be a patriot at this point. We’ve laid so much down for the cause of our country: physically, emotionally, mentally, no really all the -ly’s. There is no benefit or discount too great to give a veteran, believe me.

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

When you work at home, whether that means building websites or nursing babies, it has the potential to be lonely, which can crush your spirit. If you are a mom, with a child age 0-18, let your MOPS friends become your new work friends.

Design Tips

The Power of Visual Elements on Your Blog

The Power of Visual Elements on Your Blog

The content people can find on your blog should be the thing that draws them to your domain. They might be interested in the topics you write about but once they open a page and read the text, they are likely not to come back to your blog because of other texts but because of the visual appeal.

Behind The Scenes of a Major Website Redesign and Rebrand at Monterey Premier

Behind The Scenes of a Major Website Redesign and Rebrand at Monterey Premier

Over the years we have grown to include multiple types of services & products, a multi-vendor marketplace with over 240+ Divi add-ons sold by developers and designers from all over the world , and a multi-author blog with over 30+ contributors. In that process we learned a lot about our visitors that we simply did not know in the early days. So a lot of strategy and planning had to go into our 2018 redesign and rebrand. In this article I am going to spill all the beans.

Education

Don’t Confuse UX Writing and Content Strategy – Learn the Difference

Don’t Confuse UX Writing and Content Strategy – Learn the Difference

Defining Content Strategy and UX Writing is difficult and certainly not a matter of total agreement among all parties in content design, development and implementation. But there are specific skillsets of each of those charged with both strategy and UX writing, and they are very different. This article will summarize the differentiation between these two content functions, their interdependence, and the necessary collaboration between the two functions to provide amazing user experiences.

Inspiration

5 Essentials For Every Girlboss On-The-Go

5 Essentials For Every Girlboss On-The-Go

A girlboss won’t and can’t afford to let things slip, and nothing short of perfect organization will suffice, which is precisely why these five items are the crucial ones she must always have in her bag. So whether you’re a girlboss, or someone close to her, make sure these items are in your possession ASAP.

Careers

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance as an Introvert

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance as an Introvert

A good work-life balance seems impossible to achieve if you’re an introvert. However, standing your ground will lead to a healthier, better work-life balance. You need to be your best advocate and pursue a path that will meet your needs and desires. It will take time, but it will be worth it. 

Working From Home

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

As a military wife, I have seen too much of what our veterans and their families go through to not be a patriot at this point. We’ve laid so much down for the cause of our country: physically, emotionally, mentally, no really all the -ly’s. There is no benefit or discount too great to give a veteran, believe me.

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

When you work at home, whether that means building websites or nursing babies, it has the potential to be lonely, which can crush your spirit. If you are a mom, with a child age 0-18, let your MOPS friends become your new work friends.

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