Posts by intersex (202)
I added tagging, so tag other users in your posts! Just use an @ and then their username, like @intersex to tag anyone in your posts. I also changed the buttons a little bit, the rainbow buttons were hard to read so I changed their color to pink. I think this makes it a little bit easier to use the site, as it may have been difficult to see what the text on the buttons said before. Hopefully, it is easier to read the buttons now. I have noticed that sometimes profile photos and other images posted here rotate incorrectly, I'm not sure of a good way to fix this. I have noticed that square photos seem to work best of all and they don't rotate incorrectly. Maybe I'll add a rotate photo button in the future so it's possible to rotate directly within the app. For now, I suppose it will suffice to make the photos square. Tagging users in posts is a good way to connect people a little bit more easily in the app, as it doesn't require writing a whole link just to link to a user profile. I'll add more social features like this, even groups in the future, to make the site a better social experience. I'm also working hard to create a good user experience on this site and ensure there are no problems. The site has been approved for Google AdSense, so you should start seeing ads here within the next few days. I'm curious to see how well this site will do compared to my other one, there will soon be a lot more to this site. My other site hasn't made me very much money so far, but I think this one may be more successful as I can generate more content quickly and do this through the app. I will update within the next few weeks with my stats from Google AdSense so you can see how well the page is doing. Thanks for tuning in.
User Acquisition Strategy for Independent Website Creators Users are the foundation of Uglek, and many other media and content websites across the internet. Uglek has a simple user acquisition strategy: Be canonical. Its posts have a tendency to show up in search engines because they are well indexed and the site is SEO optimized. Below is a graphic of Ugleks users over the last seven days. As you can see, the site is getting between 3 and 7 organic search users per day. That means people are seeing Uglek posts in search results, just the way I intended with the site. And it only gets better. I only have about 30 500+ word posts on the site so far, and adding about 20 more should easily double the users I get from organic search. With a diversity of content, I will build this website into a portfolio of my work and gain new users and listeners from organic search traffic. To clarify, organic search traffic is when someone clicks a google search listing, enters the site, and interacts with it. I get organic search traffic by registering my site to Google Search Console and submitting my sitemap URL into the search. I have done this for Bing and Yahoo too, as ranking in searches is important. It's probably the easiest way to get users if you have the technical know-how. All it requires is some SEO optimizations and good content with keywords that are relevant. Keywords should also be not too dense, and in a specific niche that doesn't have too much competition. Other users on Uglek found the site through social media or even another site, though the site doesn't gain very many users from these sources yet. I'm not sure how to encourage people to post here, I suppose it will be easier when there are more users and more content on here. For now, I want to focus on building up the content and growing my user base. Hopefully, I will be able to create a successful business out of this site, or at least gain some followers and users. When it is safe to do so, I want to start busking again and try to promote this site and my other one as well as my music too. In the past, that has been a great way of making money and gaining a following easily. Eventually, when I have enough content, I will use paid advertising such as Google, Facebook, and Instagram ads to promote this site. These ads often lead to high retention users, and I could build a user base for this site using paid advertising. I want to make this site into a social community of the internet so I need to find users when I have enough content to monetize the site. I'm not going to pay to advertise the site just yet though. For now, I'm going to focus on growing slowly from organic searches and making music as well as improving the user experience of this site. I think it's already gotten a lot better, and it can only get better from here. Thanks for sticking with me so far. Below is a picture of my Google Analytics user acquisition data. As you can see, organic searches are bringing users to the site.
Digital Marketing for Independent Creators Digital marketing can be a challenge for the up and coming independent creator. Whether you're trying to market your content to a large audience and make money from it, encourage users to make their own content and distribute it through your software, or you run any other sort of website, digital marketing is a challenge to execute properly. This is because so many of the major companies in the digital marketing area take a lot of the revenue from publishers and advertisers. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter charge significant amounts, starting at $0.01 per click, to market goods and services. Additionally, digital micro-transactions like music streams and ad views only pay fractions of a cent. This makes it a challenge to make money from the major revenue streams where a lot of people are making money. Despite many of the large digital marketing seeing little profits for Independent musicians such as myself, smaller digital marketing agencies can often help. I use a site called StreamingFamous.com to promote my music, a relatively small company based in London. This company provides listeners for my music at an affordable price which allows me to grow. They can provide them at a good speed too, almost 200,000 streams per week. This also leads to revenue from my website, because users go from my spotify profile to the website and see more content. While it is a good idea to look to smaller companies for help in digital marketing, the larger services to have their place as well. They come at an economy of scale: With 100 page views a week I might make 13 cents, but that might cost me 50 cents in advertising with Google Ads to achieve. However, if I can get enough pages and enough page views on this site (really engaged users), I could make $1.30 per week for the same investment. This doesn't seem like a lot, but as I get more users interacting with this site and using it, I should be able to make real money from the site. In conclusion, digital marketing is a challenging yet achievable task for an upcoming independent creator. It's important to know where to look for services and help, and it's especially important to know when to use them. I'm holding off on advertising this site until I have more content, because I want users to be able to spend time on the site and see what sort of stuff is here before they post on their own. Having seed content is important. The picture below is my stream counter for the last week. Are you a digital marketer or does your business use digital marketing? Let me know in the comments.
I updated the timestamps on everything so they are easier to read. I want to make the site as easy as possible to use, and good looking, so I can attract users here and get them to share content with the community. I want this to be a place where more people than just me share articles, pictures, videos, audio and thoughts. I know the server isn't the fastest, it could be better, but I think it's enough to get me started and it only costs $5 per month to have it up and running. It will cost me more though, once I have more users to serve all of this content too. I'm hoping with the compression and reformatting I'm using, the sight won't be too data intensive (it shouldn't take too long to load, or use too much mobile data). For now I'm mostly posting text and images here. I want to make some sort of a video of the site, especially when I get more content on here, and showcase the features of the site as well as some of the best content. I've been writing a lot recently and this site is really taking my writing to the next level because it allows me to easily post my writing from anywhere I want and edit it. It's also a good way to share photos with you. I need about 20 more posts before I can get this site monetized with Google AdSense. I'm going to look into ways to get users engaged on the site once I have AdSense implemented, because then I can monetize page views on the site and hopefully start to see a big of a profit from it. I'm also going to try to post SEO ready content here to grow the user base organically and rank pages on Google. There's a lot to making a site like this. It's been an interesting journey so far, and this time it's been going a lot better. I still have to remove a few users and posts, but it's much more manageable than last time so I'm not really worried about it. Hopefully my current backlink profile, the sites linking into my site, doesn't prevent my site from ranking well. The content on here is much better than it's ever been, so I feel like at least some of the pages here should rank. I know it takes some time and lots of good content to rank though, so for now I'm focusing on creating high quality content. I'm also making money from my music, and investing back in that. So far I haven't been paid from Ditto Music for this month yet, but I'm expecting to be paid within the next week or so and my payment information is all ready. It's really exciting to be on board for such an awesome journey and get to have this experience of selling my art and work on the internet. Thanks for following my journey here.
Fun Games To Play Online You can find loads of free games online, which will keep you entertained for hours on end. Many people today have lost interest in playing video games because they are unable to connect to the same kind of excitement that they used to. To get back into the swing of things, why not take a look at the huge range of free games online? With the help of technology, we can easily connect with millions of people all over the world and play against them. This is a great way to interact socially, without even spending a single cent! If you are wondering what some of the best games are online, here are some of the most popular ones: Arcade games have been around for ages and are still quite popular today. Whether you enjoy platformers, adventure, or card games, there are many arcade games online that you can play for free. From the classic Space Invaders to Pac Man, there are tons of fun games to play online with your children today. Word games are great too. Whether you want to learn some new words or improve your writing skills, there are lots of word games online that are just waiting to be played. Word games include crossword puzzles and word find and can be found for free, as well as the game I created called WordSquares (intersexmusic.com/wordsquares). WordSquares is a word-guessing game about making a square with words. It's a challenge and a lot of fun to play! If you have kids, you might be interested in learning games. There are lots of educational games to play with your kids that will help improve their learning skills as well as their overall knowledge of the computer and technology in general. These kinds of games include educational flashcards, bubble busters, and word searches. Kids learn far more with these kinds of games than they do with playing traditional video games. Games based on current events. No matter what the topic is that you are looking to discuss, there are thousands of free games to play online that are related to current events. Whether you are looking to play games about Egypt or politics, you will be able to find a great game that you can play online at no cost. Fun games can be found anywhere, even on the internet. So no matter what you are looking for, you should be able to find something to play online. And once you get started, you will probably find that it is much easier to keep playing free games to play online than to actually buy a video game console. If you have never been a fan of gaming before, then you are in for a real treat. Not only will you have hours of great fun, but you will also save money as well. Pick out some fun games and play online.
How To Write a Song: Common Song Structure Tips If you're trying to figure out how to write a song, chances are you'll be looking for some easy-to-follow music theory lessons. After all, the whole point of writing songs is to be your own star and make your own mark. It's easy to get lost along the way and find yourself replaying a bad song you wrote years ago instead of performing it in front of a live audience. Don't worry, it's never too late to learn how to write a song. Knowing how to write a song means discovering a basic idea to construct around. Take your favorite instrument of choice, play it, and begin to sketch out a rough first verse and chorus. You'll be surprised how easily a simple song structure will materialize. Chances are, you may already have an idea that you can tweak to fit your style. Some common song structure patterns are the verse-chorus-verse pattern, which we'll explore below. The chorus is probably the easiest song structure to identify and begin using in songwriting projects. A chorus is characterized by a steady, melodic beat that repeats throughout the song. It's the main call to action within the lyrics and music. Knowing how to write a song that uses a chorus is similar to knowing how to write a song that uses a hook. A hook or signature phrase is the words that make the songwriting session flow. A hook is a phrase or idea that repeats throughout the song, bringing together the lyrics, melody, and bass line. Hooks can be used at the start of the verse, the end of the chorus, or anywhere in between. Learning how to write a hook requires listening to many songs that use hooks and identifying what works and what doesn't. A bassline, on the other hand, is characterized by the rhythm found in a song. Sometimes it's the lead guitarist who plays the bass line, but sometimes it's the drums, string instruments, or keyboards that play the bass line. The bassline's rhythm can vary widely - it can be hard to hear the bass line when a song isn't busy with other melody lines or hooks. However, if a bassline keeps repeating, it has a punch that listeners want to listen to. This is a perfect songwriting tip for beginners to create their own basslines. Finally, the last common song structure tip concerns the narrative arc found in most songs. A narrative arc describes a movement from one point to another in a song. This type of song structure tip is similar to how to write a song that uses a chorus. It requires listening to a lot of songs and identifying which stories or lyrics move you the most. Attached is a screenshot of my latest upcoming song, "Girl But Like a Boy", in stores on March 6.
Social Media Websites and Social Media Analytics Social media is a very powerful interactive digital mediated technology that facilitates the generation or sharing/exchange of information, concepts, opinions, career objectives, and various forms of social expression through virtual networks and communities. The first popular social media platform was Friendster. On this site, individuals can create their profiles for free, search for friends, send and receive messages, post photos, and engage in various conversations. This community had attracted many users who found it a great tool to get to know different people from all around the world and also as a way to make new friends. But then, it did not last long; Friendster gradually became a niche product and now, Facebook has emerged as a far more powerful social media platform with millions of users. As social media use is increasing, the marketing strategies it employs are also adapting to this change. A lot of companies have their own social networking departments now. It is a wise choice to tap into this sector. The social media market is highly competitive, with Facebook far outshining all other competitors. To ensure success, it is essential to have a social media plan that is customized to meet the goals and objectives of your company. YouTube is one of the largest social media networks, which has millions of active users. Most internet users visit YouTube to watch tutorials, music videos, movies, and television programs. Since almost everybody is using the internet these days, YouTube is a great platform for business to advertise their brand and reach out to their target audience. Businesses can create their own YouTube channels and interact with their target audience. These businesses can also upload videos related to their products, services, brand development, and events. Twitter is another giant among the social networks, with more than 400 million users and growing daily. Unlike YouTube, it is better to have a channel on Twitter that is more conversational and interactive, rather than one that is purely promotional. A great way to effectively advertise on Twitter is to have a Twitter contest or promote a product through promotion and advertising on Twitter contests. Having a contest on Twitter promotes two-way communications between the advertiser and the customer, which are the general social media best practices. It also encourages the customer to engage and participate on Twitter. One of the most popular social media networks, LinkedIn is used by both corporate professionals and freelancers alike. Users can share their professional experiences and connect with other business professionals around the world. Many people hire freelancers nowadays to get an edge in their business. But even if you do not hire someone, you can still use LinkedIn to build connections and form new partnerships. Most successful businesses have had connections through LinkedIn. The use of social media platforms continues to grow at a rapid pace, as more individuals rely on mobile devices such as smartphones to access the internet. With the increase of smartphones in the market, web-based social media websites and social media analytics are no longer an optional activity for businesses. Rather, they have become a necessity for businesses that want to engage consumers on a more personal level. By offering a more interactive platform through social media, businesses can make their customers feel more connected and help them take part in more personalized interactions with them.