Why I use Clicky Instead of Google Analytics

As a site owner, it is critical to track of how your site is performing by using some sort of web analytics service. By doing so, you can see how many visitors your site is getting, where they are coming from, and what your most popular content is. All this is crucial in helping you to making … [Read more...]

99Designs Review: Why You Should Crowdsource Your Next Design

As a small business owner, your brand cannot be overlooked. It's the first impression that you will make on your potential customers, so it's important that you get it right. Unfortunately, coming up with the right image for your brand is hard. Especially if you lack the creativity or the … [Read more...]

Create Targeted WordPress Widgets with Thrive Clever Widgets

One of the reasons I continue to remain a Thrive Themes member is that they continuously add value to the membership. Whether it's adding amazing new features to their plugins, or releasing new themes, they always have something cooking in their pipeline. Last week, the Thrive team formally … [Read more...]

Thrive Themes releases Rise Theme

Rise theme is the latest member of the Thrive Themes club. This new theme has a simple, polished design that focuses on readability and typography and it's ideal for both bloggers and affiliate marketers. In fact, it was designed with input from expert affiliate marketer, Zac Johnson himself … [Read more...]

Best Design Contest Marketplace for 2015: 99Designs or DesignCrowd?

Getting design work done for my projects has always been a huge hassle for me. I'm more of a DIY person and I will often use my limited Photoshop skills to put something together. However, there are times when you need something better. When you need a design for your next logo or website … [Read more...]

Bluehost vs Hostgator (2015) – Which Shared Hosting Wins?

There are thousands of different shared web hosting companies out there. And trying to choose the best one for your small business can be overwhelming. If you do some research on the web though, you can clearly see that a handful of shared web hosting companies get recommended the … [Read more...]

Why I Switched to The Genesis Framework and Dynamik

Long time readers of SmartBusinessTrends may have noticed a change to the site's design last month. Yup, that's right, we switched our Wordpress theme. We are now powered by the Genesis Theme Framework and the Dynamik Website Builder child theme. While I purposely didn't make any … [Read more...]

15 Great Landing Page Examples That Will Inspire You

In my last two posts, I've talked about two products that make creating landing pages easier, LeadPages and Thrive Content Builder. What I have found though is that even people who own these types of products still tend to get stuck when trying to create their first landing page. Sure, you can … [Read more...]

LeadPages Alternative: Thrive Content Builder

Creating and designing lead funnels for your products or services can be a huge challenge. Especially if you are not very technical and lack the ability to code. That is why I always suggest to most business owners that they should either outsource this type of task to professionals, or use a … [Read more...]

Who’s Using LeadPages To Build Their Email List

If you're running a small business, then it's essential that you are collecting email addresses from people visiting your site. If you haven't started doing this yet, then you are potentially leaving traffic and money on the table. What is the best way to collect email addresses on your site? … [Read more...]

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