News App was one of the most interesting topics covered in the year’s Apple WWDC keynote. I got really excited when the announcement was made that not only big media houses will be able to publish on Apple News but also private blogs. More than 60% of my blog’s visitors are using mobile devices. So the urge for mobile readability is becoming an essential part in our mobile driven world. Apple News seems to be a clean and simple News client for iOS devices and therefore a great way to reach out to your blog’s readers on a daily basis.
Soundcloud has just rolled out the new profile image Design to all pro and premium accounts. It won’t take long until the new design will apply to all other profiles including those who don’t create music themselves. It doesn’t matter if you’re a musician yourself or use Soundcloud solely for sharing your favorite tracks with the world, a beautiful large header image adds a personal touch to any profile. Get inspired by these 7 Soundcloud header images , that I selected for you. All on spot with the right Soundcloud header image dimensions (2480 x 520 px). Just click on one of them to view the full image. For more great tips on how to improve your Soundcloud profile make sure to check out the free Soundcloud Marketing Guide.
I’ve tried several different blog systems already but whenever I’m setting up a new blog for one of my customers, WordPress is the right choice. The WordPress community provides you with endless documentation, support and technically all the information you need for customizing your blog. Not only is WordPress easy to use (even if you’re not familiar with web technologies at all) but also extremely easy to customize and extend with plugins. Find my curation of 5 essential WordPress plugins that will help you get the most out of your WordPress Blog from the beginning on.
Social networks are a great way to bound your blog’s visitors and make them returning visitors. Facebook is with no doubt the biggest social network and therefore the most common way to connect to your blog’s visitors. Most blog owners have a related Facebook page where they publish their posts, media or other related news (my blogs are no exception).
I remember how I started my first photography related Facebook Fan Page a couple of years ago. Having only a few hundred fans I still earned that reputation I was seeking. Back then you didn’t have in depth insights for your Facebook page but I still saw a lot of fans engaging with my content. If somebody gave me that thumb up for my page he’d be engaging in the future for sure.
A weird text message is making its way through WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger right now and people are going nuts over this. The message which is apparently written in arabic letters will crash your iPhone right away and will have it rebooted multiple times. The text string seems to be a bug in the iOS system and works for most messaging services.
To help boost my German music blog Future Dance Music I digged deep into the topic of Soundcloud marketing. Soundcloud is one of the most popular and well used networks for publishing independent and new music. The most successful careers today have emerged from Soundcloud from professional and recreational producers and deejays, utilizing Soundcloud as their main network for promoting new music. However, Soundcloud is more than that – its secondary function as a social network provides endless possibilities for collaborating and sharing ideas with other musicians.