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Unlocking Opportunity Starts With Understanding It

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LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Central to this is a belief that two people with equal talent should have equal access to opportunity.  To better understand how people define opportunity and the barriers they face in accessing it, we’re excited to publish the first global LinkedIn Opportunity Index. This research gives us a view into how people around the world think about opportunity: their attitudes, their realities, and the... .

Wrapping Up De{Code} 2020

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Last month, WP Engine hosted its first completely virtual event— De{Code} 2020—which was created by developers for developers and featured a full day of expert-led sessions focused on using WordPress for easy setups, fast builds, smooth launches, and effortless maintenance, among many other topics.  The event was a huge success, and in addition to shattering… The post Wrapping Up De{Code} 2020 appeared first on WP Engine.

Top 10 Benefits of a Facebook Business Page

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Updated: February 11, 2020 I'm seeing a lot of gripes about Facebook lately. People are saying Facebook is dying because of the news feed algorithm. They're saying it's becoming harder and harder to get more Likes on Facebook. Some "experts" are saying it's not necessary to even have a Facebook business page. I completely disagree!

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: How to Leave a Job You Don’t Love & Find One Meant For You

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Love and relationships are in the air this month -- whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or Galentine’s Day with friends. But one of the major relationships you might not be thinking about is the one you have with your job. With professionals spending almost 90,000 hours throughout our lives at work, it’s worth finding the right one for you.  According to new research from LinkedIn, the majority of us (81%) believe we should be very or mostly happy at work, yet... .

Safer Internet Day–Get Your Security Game In Order

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The wonders of the Internet provide a myriad of opportunities, but also threats. Today is Safer Internet Day. But unlike other holidays, you don’t celebrate this one by taking a day off. A safer Internet means staying vigilant. Today you are sure to see plenty of messages on social media about how we (meaning the world) can work together to build a safer Internet for everyone. It sounds like a nice idea, but there’s a flaw. Continue reading Safer Internet Day–Get Your Security Game In Order at InMotion Hosting Blog.

How to Launch Your Nonprofit Side Hustle

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The post How to Launch Your Nonprofit Side Hustle appeared first on HostGator Blog. One of the top reasons to start a side hustle is to rake in a little extra cash when the going gets tough. However, a lack of cash isn’t the only reason people start a side hustle. What about the people who want to give back to the community, but either don’t have the time or the means to volunteer in the traditional way?  For these types of people, starting a nonprofit side hustle may be the perfect answer. A nonprofit side hustle may help you bring in a little extra cash, will definitely help you give back, and may place you on a path to building the type of organization you always dreamed existed. This post will cover some of the basics of what a nonprofit side hustle is, why you need a website to start a nonprofit, and how you can get your nonprofit side hustle website up and running in less than a day. What Is a Nonprofit Side Hustle? The cool thing about starting a nonprofit side hustle is there are so many different directions you can go with your nonprofit. All you need to do is combine your desire to help others with a particular talent, and you’re ready to roll.  Let’s look at a few examples of nonprofit side hustles to give you an idea of just how broad your options really are. 1. Use your talents to make a difference Nichola Cotto is one nonprofit side hustler that uses her talents to make a difference. Cotto explains how she started her nonprofit: “I founded a nonprofit because I wanted to make a difference with my photography talents. I started We are Not Broken to photograph women and girls who have physical scars from either domestic abuse, cancer, collisions, combat, surgeries, self harm, and suicide attempts.” Cotto continues, “Whatever the scar comes from, I want to combat the thought process that these women and girls are now broken and should cover up. I want to highlight their beauty because of the scar. Their scars represent life, because without those scars they would surely be dead. What is more beautiful than life and living it.” There are several potential side hustles you could start with a photography talent. You could start a wedding photography business, a stock photography business, or even provide photography services for Instagrammers. What’s inspiring about Cotto is instead of taking a traditional route, she uses her photography talents to promote awareness about survival.  Cotto offers some excellent advice to others looking into turning a talent into a nonprofit: “Do what you love everyday to make a difference, and it won’t feel like a hustle. It will feel amazing, like you were meant to do it.” 2. Tap into local needs and resources Another idea for starting a nonprofit side hustle is to evaluate local needs and resources. The needs and resources vary from locale to local, and if you can identify ways to help your community, you’ll be able to build a successful side hustle all while making a difference. Jon Mattis is a nonprofit side hustler that took this approach. He started Graceful Acres as a way to help people in need benefit from therapeutic horseback riding. Mattis explains how he got started: “I had a dream that I needed to use a gift that I was given to help individuals with extraordinary needs thrive in the community they are from by providing a unique horseback riding experience. Living in a rural area, I saw the need for a facility like this so I approached my grandfather about using the family farm to transition it into a riding facility. Many of the families in the area don’t have the funds or the support needed for their loved ones to succeed. Graceful Acres is a way that we can get them closer to this goal.” What’s particularly interesting about Mattis is his ability to recognize a need in the community and answer that need by building from a local, even familial, resource—a family farm. Graceful Acres has proved abundantly successful. Mattis says, “Over the last seven years, Graceful Acres has been blessed with helping 80 individuals covering five different counties in the Central Pennsylvania area. Our most recent accomplishment has been winning the Jefferson Award in 2018, and now we have been elected to represent Pennsylvania in the [2019] National Multiplying Good Ceremony held in Washington DC.” But recognition isn’t the only reward of this nonprofit. “Even though this is a huge award for us, I have to say helping to save a young lady that was once suicidal and has now found the love of a horse and has been without suicidal thoughts in 3 years [is the biggest indicator of our success],” Mattis explains. If you’re looking to start a nonprofit side hustle, consider evaluating your local needs as well as local resources, and determining what you can do to merge the two together. 3. Consider nonprofit consulting What if you already work at a nonprofit, but want to expand your services? Another solid option for starting a nonprofit side hustle is to offer your services as a nonprofit consultant. Instead of starting your own nonprofit, you can get in contact with other nonprofits that are struggling and provide resources and consulting services that will help established nonprofits regain their bearings or continue to grow.  Regardless of what type of nonprofit side hustle you start, one thing is certain: you need access to the right side hustle resources, especially a website, if you want to advertise and/or grow your services. Why Do Nonprofits Need a Website? If you’re settled on starting a nonprofit, congratulations! You’re taking a giant steps in making a difference in the world, earning extra money, and creating meaningful service opportunities. To get a successful start, however, it’s imperative that you build a website. Why? Let’s look at the top reasons every nonprofit should have a website. 1. To get found online First and foremost, it’s critical to remember that people look for nonprofits on the internet, and they look to donate to nonprofits online. In fact, online giving grew by 12.1% over the last year.  While it may be true that some people will learn about your nonprofit via word of mouth, it’s also true that donors will most likely go to your website to actually send financial support. 2. To establish credibility Without a website explaining who you are, what you do, and how your funds are distributed, it’s difficult to establish credibility. If you truly want to run a credible nonprofit, then having a website will help you. You will have one central location on the internet where you can tell your story, control the story, and allow donors to read up about you and your organization. 3. Help with trustworthy fundraising When is the last time you made a donation to a nonprofit in person? It was probably a long time ago, right? Now, when is the last time you made a donation to a charitable organization online or via mobile device?  Chances are it was a lot easier to remember the last time you made a charitable donation online. Having a website provides a place donors trust where they can make a donation or a place for you to advertise your fundraising efforts. No matter what your nonprofit side hustle is, it’s critical to have a website. Now, let’s talk about how easy it is to set up your nonprofit website. How to Build Your Nonprofit Website with HostGator Are you finally ready to take the plunge and start your nonprofit? That’s excellent news. The first step to making your nonprofit a reality is to launch your website. If you’re worried about getting a website up and running, here is the good news. You don’t need to worry for one second. Why? Because with the help of HostGator, you can get your website up in less than a day by following six easy steps. That’s right. You don’t need to know how to code. You don’t even need an eye for design. HostGator’s website builder comes with predesigned templates, and an easy drag and drop builder. Here are the six steps to follow to get your website live by the end of the day. Step 1: Pick a hosting plan for your nonprofit website. HostGator has three website builder plans you can choose from for your nonprofit website. You can pick your plan depending on your needs and how much functionality you need for your site. The starter plan includes a free domain, 200+ templates that will work well for a nonprofit website, a drag-and-drop editor, cloud hosting, and website analytics. Since you most likely won’t be selling anything on a nonprofit website, the starter plan is a great hosting plan. If you are nervous about building your own nonprofit website and want access to priority support, you can choose the premium plan. This plan provides everything in the starter plan but includes extra priority support whenever you need it. Once you’ve picked a plan, click “buy now” and you can set up your account. Step 2: Pick a domain name for your nonprofit website. Good news! Every Gator Website Builder package includes a free domain, so there is no need to purchase a domain from a separate domain hosting company. To pick your domain, all you have to do is type something in the “get domain” box. If your top choice for your nonprofit website isn’t available, then select another until you find one that is available. If you are set on your domain name, but the .com version is already taken, you can select another top-level domain such as .org. For some types of side hustles, it doesn’t make sense to to select a different top-level domain, but nonprofit side hustles often work under a .org. The domain name you end up selecting will depend on you and the goals of your nonprofit, but don’t be afraid to explore both .com top-level domains as well as .org top-level domains. If you need help picking the perfect domain name, here is an article on how to choose the perfect domain name for your business. If you already have a domain name, then you can connect it to your HostGator account by clicking “connect it here.”  Step 3: Create your account. Once you have a domain name, it’s easy to connect your HostGator account. All you need is an email address or Facebook account to connect. Then, enter your payment information, and you’re all set. Step 4: Pick a template for your nonprofit website. Did you know the Gator Website Builder comes with templates? All you have to do is pick the one that matches your nonprofit. That’s right! You don’t have to know how to code to get your nonprofit website up and running. Once you create your account, HostGator will direct you to the “choose a template” page. You can scroll through more than 200 professionally-designed templates, and select the template that works for you. You can also customize any of the templates to match the colors and theme of your nonprofit. Step 5: Add content to your nonprofit website. Once you have selected the perfect template, click “start editing.” This will send you to your dashboard where you can add, edit, and delete pages as you like.  The included drag and drop builder makes it easy to design your nonprofit website. All you have to do is point and click. However, if you have any questions, Gator Website Builder also includes a free and easy step-by-step guide for reference that you can access at any time. To access this guide, click the “menu” icon next to the Gator by HostGator logo and select the “getting started tour.”   Step 6: Review your content and launch your nonprofit website. The last step is to review your nonprofit website, make any desired changes, and then go live. By clicking “preview,” you can see your nonprofit website in full. During your preview, you can look at your website and make sure everything looks perfect. If everything looks right, then click the “finish preview” button at the top and then “publish website” at the top of the dashboard. Gator Website Builder will present a series of quick steps to help you go live. Build Your Nonprofit Website Today There is no better time than now to start your nonprofit side hustle. And, getting your website up and running is the first step in turning your dream into a reality. To get started with building your website, check out HostGator’s Gator Website Builder today. You’ll be pleased with how quick the process is, and how many resources are available to help you along the way. Looking for more tips on creating a successful nonprofit website? Check out these eight best practices for nonprofit websites. Find the post on the HostGator Blog

How to Build Facebook Custom Audiences for Special Ad Category Groups

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Are you trying to run ads to people for services that Facebook restricts due to possible discrimination? Have restrictions on audience targeting impacted your ability to reach leads and customers? In this article, you’ll discover whether your ad belongs in a restricted Special Ad Category, learn what targeting restrictions apply, and find out how to […] The post How to Build Facebook Custom Audiences for Special Ad Category Groups appeared first on Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner.

WP Engine Appoints Lisa Box Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

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AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 10, 2020 — WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced the appointment of Lisa Box as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In her new role, Lisa will be responsible for expanding WP Engine’s growth strategy, market leadership and customer value through acquisitions and strategic… The post WP Engine Appoints Lisa Box Senior Vice President of Corporate Development appeared first on WP Engine.

New reports for review snippets in Search Console

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A review snippet is a short excerpt of a review or a rating from a website, usually an average of the combined rating scores from many reviewers. This is one of the most used structured data types on the web, used by millions of web sites for many content types such as Book, Movie, Event, Product and more.When Google finds valid reviews or ratings markup, we may show a rich result that includes stars and other summary info. This rich result can appear directly on search results or as part of a Google Knowledge panel, as shown in the screenshots below.Today we are announcing support for review snippets in Google Search Console, including new reports to help you find any issues with your implementation and monitor how this rich result type is improving your performance. You can also use the Rich Results Test to review your existing URLs or debug your markup code before moving it to production.Review snippet Enhancement reportTo help site owners make the most of their reviews, a new review snippet report is now available in Search Console for sites that have implemented reviews or ratings structured data. The report allows you to see errors, warnings, and valid pages for markup implemented on your site.In addition, if you fix an issue, you can use the report to validate it, which will trigger a process where Google recrawls your affected pages. The report is covering all the content types currently supported as review snippets. Learn more about the Rich result status reports.Review snippet appearance in Performance reportThe Search Console Performance report now allows you to see the performance of your review or rating marked-up pages on Google Search and Discover using the new “Review snippet” search appearance filter.This means that you can check the impressions, clicks and CTR results of your review snippet pages and check their performance to understand how they are trending for any of the dimensions available. For example you can filter your data to see which queries, pages, countries and devices are bringing your review snippets traffic.Review snippet in Rich Results Test After adding Review snippets structured data to your pages, you can test them using the Rich Results Test tool. You can test a code snippet or submit a URL of a page. The test shows any errors or suggestions for your structured data.These new tools should make it easier to understand how your marked-up review snippet pages perform on Search and to identify and fix review issues.If you have any questions, check out the Google Webmasters community.Posted by Tomer Hodadi and Yuval Kurtser, Search Console engineering team

New reports for review snippets in Search Console

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A review snippet is a short excerpt of a review or a rating from a website, usually an average of the combined rating scores from many reviewers. This is one of the most used structured data types on the web, used by millions of web sites for many content types such as Book, Movie, Event, Product and more.When Google finds valid reviews or ratings markup, we may show a rich result that includes stars and other summary info. This rich result can appear directly on search results or as part of a Google Knowledge panel, as shown in the screenshots below.Today we are announcing support for review snippets in Google Search Console, including new reports to help you find any issues with your implementation and monitor how this rich result type is improving your performance. You can also use the Rich Results Test to review your existing URLs or debug your markup code before moving it to production.Review snippet Enhancement reportTo help site owners make the most of their reviews, a new review snippet report is now available in Search Console for sites that have implemented reviews or ratings structured data. The report allows you to see errors, warnings, and valid pages for markup implemented on your site.In addition, if you fix an issue, you can use the report to validate it, which will trigger a process where Google recrawls your affected pages. The report is covering all the content types currently supported as review snippets. Learn more about the Rich result status reports.Review snippet appearance in Performance reportThe Search Console Performance report now allows you to see the performance of your review or rating marked-up pages on Google Search and Discover using the new “Review snippet” search appearance filter.This means that you can check the impressions, clicks and CTR results of your review snippet pages and check their performance to understand how they are trending for any of the dimensions available. For example you can filter your data to see which queries, pages, countries and devices are bringing your review snippets traffic.Review snippet in Rich Results Test After adding Review snippets structured data to your pages, you can test them using the Rich Results Test tool. You can test a code snippet or submit a URL of a page. The test shows any errors or suggestions for your structured data.These new tools should make it easier to understand how your marked-up review snippet pages perform on Search and to identify and fix review issues.If you have any questions, check out the Google Webmasters community.Posted by Tomer Hodadi and Yuval Kurtser, Search Console engineering team

How Do Updates Work with Our Managed Hosting Plans?

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The post How Do Updates Work with Our Managed Hosting Plans? appeared first on HostGator Blog. This article is part of HostGator’s Web Pros Series. In this series, we feature articles from our team of experts here at HostGator. Our Product Managers, Linux Administrators, Marketers, and Tech Support engineers share their best tips for getting the most out of your website. Unless you build and host websites for a living, you may not realize how many elements go into even a simple website—and they almost all need to be updated at some point. For brand-new site owners, seeing everything on your site’s control panel can feel a bit intimidating, especially if you have a non-technical background.  In particular, you may have questions about which software updates your managed (or semi-managed) hosting plan takes care of for you, and which are your responsibility. In this post, we’ll explain who handles what, so you can focus on what you need to do and let us take care of the rest. Who Keeps My Website’s Server Software Up to Date? That depends on the type of hosting package you have with us. We have different types of hosting packages, but by and large they break down into managed and what we call semi-managed. Most of our customers are on managed hosting plans, including our  shared packagesreseller packagescloud packagesoptimized WordPress packages For these managed hosting environments, HostGator will ensure that all the software running on the server is kept up to date. To keep things updated, we work with our vendors. The two primary ones are cPanel and our operating system, CentOS.  For our semi-managed VPS and dedicated server customers, we schedule routine updates for cPanel, the operating system and the underlying software. So those updates go through automatically. In the case of a major security vulnerability, we may go in and push patches when they’re necessary, or we’ll reach out to the customer with the information they need.  We strongly encourage our semi-managed server customers to make sure that they have update settings that meet their needs. For example, if your site generates high revenue and uptime is critical to that, we generally recommend choosing a long-term support tier that offers regular but less frequent updates. On the other hand, if you’re a semi-managed customer who’s interested in having new features as soon as they come out, there are shorter release tiers that you can choose.  What Happens When There’s a Vulnerability That Needs to Be Fixed? Sometimes, a software vulnerability is discovered and has to be repaired before bad actors take advantage of it. For example, maybe someone finds a security gap in the version of the PHP scripting language we’re running. We’re going to fix that vulnerability to keep our customers’ sites safe, but we want to do it in a way that doesn’t risk breaking their websites. To do that, we work with our vendors to backport the update that fixes the vulnerability.  What is backporting? A super-simple answer  Here’s an example of how backporting works. Let’s say we’re running version 7.1 of PHP, the scripting language I mentioned. News comes out that someone’s discovered a vulnerability in 7.1, but it’s fixed in version 7.2. We wait to upgrade customers to the new version until we’re very sure that everything will be stable, but we want them to be secure right away. So in the meantime, we take the small section of code that fixes the vulnerability in version 7.2 and apply it to version 7.1. That way, we know our customers’ server software is secure without the risk of breakage from a full update. When Does HostGator Install New Versions of Server software? When new versions of software come out, we normally install them on the server and make them available. But we don’t change the server configuration to make the websites use the new versions by default unless and until we’re confident the update won’t break things. How Will I Know When There’s been an Update to my Site’s Server Software? When there are major updates, we email our customers to let them know, especially if we think there’s a lot of value for them in updating to the new software. For example, maybe the update is much faster than the current version. In cases like that, we’ll let our users know there’s a new version available, why they might want to switch, and how to move over to it through cPanel.  For small updates that aren’t going to make a major difference, we leave our customers alone. And the reason for that is that notifying customers about every small update would mean an overwhelming number of messages.  You can think of the servers that run your website as a big office complex. There are always little changes being made to the wiring or to the plumbing to fix small problems or add new features, but the people who work there don’t want to hear about every little update and repair.  On our servers, there may be frequent small updates to MySQL, which is our database software. Or maybe there’s a change to our operating system that affects the efficiency of how RAM is managed. There are a lot of those types of updates coming in from our vendors all the time.  Behind the scenes, while our customers are focusing on their businesses, we work a lot with cPanel and our in-house technical operations team to review all those updates. We test every single update before we push them out to the servers. Our goal is to keep the server software up to date and make sure that patches are compatible so that things run smoothly and are secure for our customers.  What Updates Do I Need to Handle? While we manage and update the server-level software, each customer gets to decide when they update their website software. That includes updating WordPress, themes, and plugins for their sites.  The reason is because every website is different, and we don’t want to break anything on our customers’ sites by pushing automatic software updates. The only time we’ll push that kind of update is: 1. When we learn about high-risk vulnerabilities in WordPress or some other website software.  and 2. When we can make the update safely, without breaking sites.  For all other updates, it’s the customer’s choice when to do them. However, just like our server software is constantly getting small updates that improve security and function, website software is always getting updates, too.  Because there can be a steady stream of site software updates to make, we strongly encourage allowing automatic updates. We enable that by default for WordPress, and you can set up most plugins to auto-update as well.  How Can I Make Sure I’m Choosing the Best WordPress Plugins? When you’re choosing plugins for your site, check the last time they were updated. A recent update is a good indication that the plugin is being maintained, which means if any security vulnerabilities are discovered, you’ll probably get an update that fixes the problem.  Last updated three months ago? You can expect future updates. Last updated four years ago? You can’t count on new updates. On the other hand, if the plugin hasn’t been updated in two years, it’s probably not going to get updated again. In that case, you might want to look for an alternative plugin to keep your site secure.  Want to learn more about keeping your website in great shape? Check out Sean’s Web Pros Series post on best practices for site maintenance and security.  Find the post on the HostGator Blog

5 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Manager Account Could Get Shut Down

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Want to make sure your Facebook ads account isn’t shut down? Are you sure you’re not violating Facebook’s ad policies? In this article, you’ll discover common reasons why Facebook ads accounts are suspended and learn how Facebook’s tools can help you better monitor your account’s status. #1: Repeated Declined Payments If you consistently have payment […] The post 5 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Manager Account Could Get Shut Down appeared first on Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner.

UX Design Principles: The Cornerstone of Every Successful Mobile App

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If someone time travels from the past to 2020, he would be awestruck with 180-degree evolution in the mobile UX design process.  They might feel amazed with Voice-based UX or would go overwhelmed with the scope of Artificial Intelligence in the domain. But, there’s one thing that they will find the same.  Any guesses what is it?  It’s nothing but the UX design principles.  Over the years, various functionalities, technologies, and tools have been replaced or at the verge of extinction. But, the basic UX design principles have remained just the same as before. Now knowing this, if you are someone who is planning to step into the UX domain this year, it is no wonder that getting acquainted with these principles is vital. So, keeping the same into consideration, we will be covering the same below. 8 Principles To Guide You in Mobile App UX Design Clutter-free Interface Every application comes with a primary goal. The one where they target a particular pain point of end-users and provide a solution for the same. But, because of the increasing competition, designers often introduce many other features and functionalities into their plan. However, at times the app designers introduce multiple functionalities into the same app screen. This confuses the end-users, resulting in more clicks on the secondary (less important feature) compared to the primary one. To combat this situation, the best way is to make a clutter-free interface. Meaning, introduce a limited number of actionable things in a single screen. A clear view of which you can take from the image shared below. Image Source 2. Personalization We all love things that give us a personalized and special feel. There’s no denying it. The same psychology applies in the case of UX design too. When you design a user experience that enables users to perform an action in a quick and effortless manner, they fall in love with your application. On the contrary, if it is cumbersome they exit the platform and share negative feedback. So, personalizing the user experience is yet another major to take note of. This implies, exploring how to integrate different technologies and techniques such as Predictive Analysis, Machine Learning, and Geolocation into your app design process.  Let us see an example: Image Source As you can see in the screenshot of the Netflix app above, it informs and encourages users to continue their app interaction right from where they left. Or better say, continue watching the series they left in between. Besides, the application using the power of Machine learning understands the type of content users prefer and shows similar content. This way, it enhances their experience with the app, as well as, improves the app KPIs. 3. Don’t Rush For Registration You would encounter many mobile apps that straightaway ask for registration, without giving users a chance to explore the application. Does that leave a good impression of the app in the users mind?  Personally, I immediately leave such applications.  Why would any user register in vain before knowing what are the features that the app offers and whether it’s all worth it or not? This is why it is again imperative for UX designers to follow the principle of keeping the registration process optional. Image Source When you give some time to the new users to explore your mobile app and get familiar with it, they show more interest in your app. This reduces your app uninstallation rate and increases the chances of user conversion. 4. Avoid Nagging Permissions It’s true that permissions to access user data open a new door to understanding the user and deliver a personalized experience.  But alas, due to the increasing data breach cases (Remember the Facebook Cambridge Analytics and Uber Data Breach case!), users have become conscious. They prevent giving permissions to their camera, photos, contacts, and other items on the device. In such a scenario, an ideal way to keep a balance of the two is to ask for relevant permissions only.  Let’s take another example. VSCO, a photo-editing app asks for camera access only, whenever users wish to click a picture. It does not ask permission for accessing contacts, or other built-in device apps. This gives users an assurance that the rest of the information is secure. Image Source 5. Focus On Users Goals Since desktop and mobile apps are essentially different, the goals that need to be fulfilled are also distinct. For example, what a user wants to do in a desktop app/website is not something they would want to do in a mobile app.  So refrain from making it overwhelming for users to use a mobile app with the functionality of a desktop app. They would prefer selective things, i.e., say a user is using a restaurant app- he/she would want to just view the menu, book a reservation, place an order in advance, or just get directions. All the other information is secondary and can be displayed elsewhere, not on the main screen. 6. Design for Fingers Gone are those days when mouse pointers were the one interacting with applications. Today, with the advent of touch-screen devices, users are interacting with the platforms via their fingers. In a situation like this, it is again imperative to understand that the human finger size varies from person to person. So, designing for different human finger size is the right practice to bring more opportunities for interactions and increasing the app conversion rate. Likewise, investing in hand gestures while creating an app UX design is also an optimal method of getting higher results. Image Source 7. Only Relevant Notifications As a proverb goes, “Too much of anything is bad”, misuse of push notifications can drift your future from higher conversion rate to higher uninstallation rate.  So, the next principle that every novice and experienced UX designer needs to watch out for is to discover how many push notifications are enough. And this way, prevent frustrating the users while getting their motive fulfilled. 8. Effective Offboarding Since you have put so much effort into UX design for the whole process, it is equally important for you to end it on a positive note.  That implies, adding UX elements that impart a positive vibe to the users even when they have performed the requisite action or are deactivating/deleting their account. This will improve the chances of them revisiting your app in the future as well. While there are many other UX design principles like that related to typography, colour, and speed, these are basic ones to consider and practice while crafting an innovative mobility solution.  So, it is advisable to UX mobile designers to refer to different guidebooks, keep experimenting with native elements, participate in varied communities, and ultimately bring out better opportunities. Good Luck with your creative future! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post UX Design Principles: The Cornerstone of Every Successful Mobile App appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

.ONLINE: The Perfect Destination for Your Business

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Launched in August 2015, .ONLINE quickly became a powerful domain extension. So powerful, that it was the first domain extension to make 38000+ domains in 24 hours of launch (source: Radix). The term ‘online’ is universally used and understood. It has become synonymous with ‘Internet’. ‘Online games’, ‘Online shopping’, ‘Online dating’ are commonly and widely used terms today. Some popular premium domains with .ONLINE in use are: www.bandwidth.online, www.headlines.com etc. Why .ONLINE? It is universally understood: The term ‘online’ is understood in 24+ languages It is intuitive: It addresses the core reason of why you need to ‘get online’. It fits all websites: No matter what you’re need is, .ONLINE fits all businesses, individuals, and organisations that want to be online. Who is .ONLINE for? .ONLINE is for: Companies Organisations Individuals Bloggers Start-ups .ONLINE has seen a steady rise in registrations since its launch. Below is the total registrations since 2015. The ResellerClub Advantage  With ResellerClub, you can get this $30.99 TLD for just $6.99 for a limited time period. Get .ONLINE and resell to make huge profits! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post .ONLINE: The Perfect Destination for Your Business appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

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