Before I tell you why multiple web hosts is a good idea I would like to remind everybody that today is the deadline for ensuring that your blog / website is mobile friendly. I’ve written two posts about this the first showed how I believed FlexSqueeze2 was better than other mobile friendly blogs. The second post showed how I easily made my websites mobile friendly using FlexSqueeze2. Both posts had videos showing how I performed these tasks.
Having Multiple Web Hosts Good For SEO
Some of you may not know this but I use more than one web host to host my blogs and websites. I do this for the following reasons.
Multiple Domains can put too much stress on your server. Although most web hosts advertise that you can have as many domains as you want with your hosting package this is not entirely true. Especially if those domains host blogs. Have you ever had your host take your blog offline because you were using too much of their resources? Imagine if you had several blogs all with the one host?
Multiple domains on multiple web hosts is better for your SEO. I originally thought linking between my blogs while hosting with one web host was a good thing. Apparently not because Google knows you own all those blogs and so does not give those links as much value as links coming from external hosting accounts.
Having multiple web hosts is also a sound investment. It’s so much better than having all your eggs in one basket. This is because having your host go down takes all your sites with it.
It’s of the utmost importance that Google sees your site as being ‘Mobile Friendly’ before April 21st. Here is what Google has to say.
Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.
Knowing how important it is was the main reason for finally converting my Load Of Bullshit blog to FlexSqueeze2, as I wrote about in this post. I’ve produced a video that shows exactly how FlexSqueeze2 makes my blogs so mobile friendly. But before I do that I thought I would compare my BS blog with three other blogs. You can test your site using Google’s Mobile Friendly Test.
How Mobile Friendly Is Problogger
According to Google Darren Rowse’s blog is mobile friendly. The image on the left is how Google sees it using their test site. the one on the right is how I saw it using my iPhone, They say you’ve only got a limited amount of time to catch your readers attention. That’s why your heading and the first paragraph is so important. Darren’s blog theme (Genesis) only shows the post heading. Being who he is people will probably click on the heading to read further but I’m not sure that is the same for the rest of us.
Also I found the pop-up, which you can see at the bottom of the image, most annoying.
Mobile Friendly Adrienne Smith
Adrienne’s blog shows up well in both images. Once again though all we see is the posts headings. Adrienne who uses Thesis has a plugin that makes her blog mobile friendly. It was Adrienne’s post on 3 ways to learn what WordPress Theme is being used that divulged the info on what theme was being used.
Mobile Friendly John Chow
While in the process of researching this post I got the inspiration for one of my Load Of Bullshit post. The post is called MOBE, Scam or Not. MOBE is something that Chow is promoting but as far as my research on it goes it has the stink of scam all over it.
As for Chows blog it is mobile friendly but all you see is a whole lot of adverts. You need to scroll down before you get any content. Don’t know how many people will scroll down to see what he has to offer.
Mobile Friendly Load Of BS
Finally we have my Load of Bullshit blog. As you can see using FlexSqueeze2 the mobile friendly version is actually a scaled down version of the actual blog. The theme strips the sidebars and puts them below the post. The headers look different because they were taken on different days, as you can probably tell by the blog posts.
That video will show you how easy it is to make my blogs not only mobile friendly, but to look just like the original. All I had to do was to make a header with the Logo Creator, upload it to my site and fill in the required field. For those of you who are interested I went for a header that was 460 pixels wide.
You may have noticed that I didn’t link to Darren Rowse or John Chow. The reason for that is because I don’t link to A Listers.
If you have any questions just leave a comment. I’ll try my best to answer it for you. How friendly is your blog?
Have you ever wanted to create a reflection of an image? I have but it was all too hard. I found out you could do it with Photoshop but there was so many steps involved in the couple of videos I looked at I just couldn’t be bothered. Besides, not everyone has or can afford Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 13 will set you back over $133! Not so the Logo Creator which is what I used for this tutorial and to create the image above.
How To Create A Reflection Of An Image Tutorial
I was wondering whether or not this could be done with the Logo Creator when the guy who made the software posted a tutorial on how to create reflections with it. I simply adapted it so I could create a reflection of an image.
As you can see from the tutorial it was really a very simple process to create a reflection of an image using the Logo Creator.
Considering how cheap the software is it would make the perfect addition to every serious online marketer. Check out my post on Investing In Your Business to see some of the great specials on offer for the Logo Creator.
A special thanks goes to Brian Hawkins of Hot Blog Tips for being the first to comment on and share the How To Make A Reflection of an Image video. Brian has actually written a really cool post on a Free Table Of Contents Plugin. This is for those of you who write really long posts.
I hope you liked the tutorial on how to create a reflection of an image. Have you ever wanted to be able to create a reflection of an image?
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