The web design and digital marketing skills you need are constantly evolving. Each month, we compile the best industry articles to help you stay informed. In this post we look at 17 of the best marketing, blogging, web design, and web development articles published on the web throughout the month of October.

Blogging

How to redesign your blog… the right way
Robert Katai discusses some design and branding strategies to more effectively redesign a blog.

How to Plan Your Blog Post from Start to Finish
Ali Luke shares a detailed post planning roadmap to improve the quality of your blog posts.

9 Ways Influencer Outreach Can Help You and Your Blog
Darren Rowse discusses the potential advantages of reaching out to influential people in your blogging niche.

How to Create a Content Strategy for Your WordPress Website or Blog
Nick Schäferhoff outlines the importance of having a content strategy driving your digital marketing efforts.

11 Ways to Make Money with Your WordPress Blog
Irfan Ahmed Khan suggests several different ways in which a blog can be monetized.

Web Design

7 Signs Your Website is Boring – and How to Fix it
Eric Karkovack identifies some areas on websites that are frequently lackluster and offers suggestions to spruce them up a bit.

7 Examples Of Kick Ass Landing Pages
Neil Clarke looks at seven great landing page designs and unpacks what makes them successful.

OceanWP: A Free WordPress Theme Packed with Premium Features
Lindsay Liedke offers an in-depth look at a great free WordPress theme.

3 Essential Design Trends, November 2017
Carrie Cousins highlights some of the web design trends that are currently in vogue.

Web Development

How to tell if your WordPress website has been hacked
John Hughes lists six key signs to look for to determine whether a WordPress site has been hacked.

Ultimate Guide to Creating a WordPress Membership Site
wpbeginner looks at some of the plugins that allow you to sell access subscriptions to your WordPress website.

Marketing

Interesting Ways To Use Images To Upgrade Your Social Media Strategy
Carl Jackson explains how choosing the right image can improve your social media marketing efforts.

How to Build Your Product’s Brand (When Your Product Doesn’t Exist Yet)
Brittany Jezouit explores some strategies to build hype for a product that doesn’t exist yet.

Improve Your Website’s Search Ranking: 4 Basic, Easy SEO Tips
Angelos Savvaidis has four simple tips to improve your site’s standing in search engine rankings.

Productivity

Why working from home should be standard practice
Ari Surdoval argues that working from home increases productivity and reduces an organisation’s operating costs.

7 Time Management Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs
Mario Peshev offers some strategies that entrepreneurs can utilize to manage their time more effectively.

5 Tips to Help You Consume Content More Productively
Nicole Avery outlines the importance of consuming a lot of content and offers strategies to be better at it.


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