The AMP Project – Do We Really Need It?
January 2nd, 2018 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:SEO, Tools, Web Design
Speed and efficiency are top priorities in web browsing, especially when it comes to accessing the web on a mobile device. The 411 Locals team has been talking a lot about mobile-friendly pages, and we believe every publisher knows how important this is. However, a new open-source initiative was launched in 2016, and Google is now linking to AMP content in the main mobile search results area. What does this mean to us? Should we join the AMP project or stick with the responsive, mobile-friendly design?
14 Free Tools That Can Improve Your Content, Presented by 411 Locals
July 18th, 2017 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:411 Locals, Content Marketing, Freebies, Tools
The Internet is a fascinating place full of useful information. Just because it contains a little bit (or more) for everyone, it can be sometimes hard to find exactly what you are looking. Even for content creators. This is why 411 Locals dedicates today’s post to some useful content tools you may not have found yet. Best of all – they are free! Let’s learn more about them below:
1. Impact blog title generator
It helps writers create headlines suitable for their blog posts. How to use: add a topic, then click a button, and the tool will generate some suggestions for your posts. When you find the title you like best, save it to your notebook by clicking the heart icon. Your list of preferred titles can then be sent to your email address.
2. CoSchedule headline analyzer
It analyzes the effectiveness of your title by taking several factors in consideration:
- The type of your headline
- Character count
- Word count
The tool can also suggest which keywords you can use for your titles. (more…)
The SEO Tools Worth Paying For In 2017 Part III
June 28th, 2017 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:SEO, Tools
Content is king, and this statement has always been a rule for 411Locals. In this part of our survey, we would like to recommend the best tools for helping you with the creation of website content and more. Writing a copy that sells is essential for any search engine optimization strategy. So which platforms to choose when you’re ready to invest in tools? What are the best tools for generating clicks and engaging your audience?
Buzzsumo: for when you need a good look at your audience’s preferences. This intuitive tool works by simply inputting a topic. The search results will give you a clear view of the articles that have the highest amount of shares and backlinks. You will be able to see the most important influencers, so you will know better both the topics and the authors who dictate the rules. By signing up to this must-have tool, you will have access to the data that will help you boost your online presence. In addition, Buzzsumo has many nice features. For example, Buzzsumo Alerts will allow you to see whenever a keyword gets mentioned around the web. (more…)
4 WordPress Themes You Should Be Using Right Now
April 20th, 2017 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:411 Locals, Tools, Web Design, Wordpress
Since the latest article published by 411Locals described the importance of Divi and Oshine as the current WP themes meant for your success, it is now time to take a look at the other creative options you can take advantage of. These are the highlights from among our chosen themes, suitable for creatives designers, portfolio showcases, agencies and other WordPress-using businesses.
Building Websites With Massive Dynamic
Massive Dynamic is the brainchild of ThemeForest, dubbed the “future of WordPress” by its author. Apparently, the theme owes its popularity to the website builder it comes with. The goal is to make website building user-friendly and easier than ever. The interface allows easy dragging and dropping of elements, changing of layouts and adding of shortcodes. Things get even easier with the set of pre-designed layouts you can use as a matrix and add your own customizations on. (more…)
The SEO Tools Worth Paying for in 2017 [Part I]
January 18th, 2017 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Freebies, SEO, Tools
So, your WP website has been launched, you are way ahead of the competition, and you’re starting to make some profit. Staying on top is worth every cent and the wisest move would be to make a well thought out investment. Did you know that buying SEO tools is a sound investment that will yield long-term results? 411 Locals recommends the following platforms you should pay to utilize in 2016:
Tools for Website Monitoring:
Screaming Frog Spider Tool: It is a website crawler with growing popularity among SEOs and digital marketers. It’s a freemium tool, which means charges for full proprietary features and functionality are applied. You will take advantage of fast scanning of your domain’s URLs with checks of redirect loops and issues, 404s and server errors, details about robots.txt and sitemaps. For on-site content strategy, Screaming Frog easily identifies the optimal length of meta descriptions, headings, and more. (more…)