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If you are running a website then you will definitely want to boost return on your venture by maximizing traffic. You can use a number of techniques to amplify Search Engine Optimization of your website. One way to maximize traffic is to market your website on other relevant sites but the ways and tips to maximize website traffic are not limited to spread words about your websites as you can use a number of other ways and techniques. Some such ways and techniques are provided below for your assistance:

  • You will have to research those keywords which most of the users type in to search for such products and services which you are also offering. For this, you can use free keyword search tool such as provided by Google. Try to pick those keywords that users type in when they want more information or when they want to buy your products so try to think from your user’s prospective.
  • You can also type in your selected keywords into popular search engines like Yahoo and Google. This is necessary to see whether your website appears in search results or not. If it doesn’t appear then it means that your customers and users will also be unable to find it. They will only find your website if it has high placement in search results. Don’t you know about high placement? A high placement means that your website appears in the first two or three pages of search results. It is even better that your website appears on first page as a first result as it will make it easier for you to get more traffic.
  • You will also require revising your web pages so that your keywords for that page are located near top of page. Search engines give more importance to text that appears first. If you have a picture or graphic that is shown on the top of page then I will recommend you to write a short paragraph above that graphic. This is required to give information to search engines which they need to place your website. This process is known as on-site optimization.
  • I would also like to add that you should write three articles daily using your selected keywords. Write about different topics using your keywords. After this, post these articles to article directories. Make sure that your articles are informative and have at least 400 words or they are of one page in length.
  • After one week or so, search your keywords again in order to check site placement. If its placement has been improved then work harder to make it even better. If its placement has gone down, revise your actions that you have taken earlier. Keep writing articles and continue to place more keywords towards front of page and repeat this process again and again.

That was all about maximizing website traffic. Follow the above mentioned tips to maximize traffic for your website as these tips are really helpful and beneficial.

Many people often find it difficult to edit a web page but it can’t be avoided because sometimes it becomes necessary to update the information given on a web page. Editing a web page is also needed if you find a mistake in the content of your web page.  Are you also facing a problem in editing the web page that appears on your website? Don’t worry. It is a simple process that needs to follow some steps. These steps are given below:

  • Check your web page and make a list of all the changes which you want to make in your web page. Changes may vary depending on your requirements like you may either want to make changes in font colors or change the information related to past events.
  • Next step is to copy HTML code of web page in which you want to make changes and paste that code in Notepad. Don’t you know method of copying HTML code? I will tell you. Open your web page in browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Windows Internet Explorer. If you are using Firefox then go to the heading, named View, and left-click on that. You will see a drop menu in front of you. Hit the Page Source option and HTML code will be appeared. If you are using Internet Explorer, then you will follow the same process but in this browser you will click on Source option instead of Page Source.
  • You will require making amendments to text for HTML code. If you are finding mistakes then you will first require checking all the document and text ensuring that everything is right.
  • Now you will place the new page in browser window of your PC in order to watch how it looks. If everything looks just fine then send the new web page to your website server.  If you find some more mistakes then you will have to follow the previous step again.
  • You will send the page to server for your website through FTP. Old page will be automatically replaced by new one. It would happen in case you don’t change the title of page. After that, go to web to see your web page.

Follow these simple steps to edit your web page easily. I hope these steps would really work a lot for you.

Multipage brochures are used as a tool that is being popularly used to convey information or selling a product or service. There are different sizes and shapes of brochures. Some companies rely on a single-page brochure while some other companies use multipage brochures. Actually businesses use multipage brochures when they need to promote and market wide-ranging products and services. Do you also want to make a multipage brochure for promoting your products and services? If your answer is yes then firstly, you will need some steps and tips to be followed. Some important steps regarding making of multipage brochures are as under:

  • You will first need to know what would be the basic function of your brochures. It will help you a lot in writing a rough draft of contents of brochure. If purpose of your brochure is to provide some information, then there should be facts, figures and descriptions in your brochures. On the other hand, if your brochure aims to promote sales of a product, then your brochure should be persuasive and appealing.
  • Before making a brochure on your computer, sketch its layout and design because it will save your time and provide you with a preliminary image of your brochure. Moreover it is easier to make changes with a pencil rather than on computer. The purpose of making a sketch is just to give you an idea about where to write content and where to add pictures so the sketch does not require being in detail. Keeping in mind the amount of content, guess how many pages your brochure should have. I will also recommend you to make several layouts and then choose the best among them.
  • Next step is to select the fold. Multipage brochures are mostly in a booklet format but you can go for other formats and folds as well. Fold and size of multipage brochure should be determined before creating it on computer so that you can design it properly and make changes if required. While selecting fold and size of brochure, leave some extra space for bleed which is actually the outer edge of brochure and is trimmed off.
  • Now select a color theme. Choosing an appropriate color is of vital importance as it plays an important role in drawing attention of the reader. Colors should be according to your business theme and should look good when used with each other. For example, if you are going to promote your beauty salon, you can choose colors like pink and purple while a corporate business may use colors like navy blue or shining silver.
  • A brochure will not attract your potential customers without having pictures on it so choose some photos. Images and pictures should be relevant to nature of business and at the same time, they should go well with color scheme of your brochure. While choosing images, make sure that they are of high resolution so that they become visible and clear after printing.
  • Now you will draft your brochure on computer. After making brochure, create and save all brochure pages as one file. After finishing, save your brochures with colors in CMYK and in PDF format. If your program is unable to save it in CMYK then save it in RGB and ask your print shop to convert it into CMYK.

I hope that above mentioned tips will help you a lot in making multipage brochures. Follow these and have a beautiful and attractive brochure for your business.

Graphic designers are those professionals who are responsible of developing, creating and evaluating ways to communicate via electronic sources. These professionals use animations and photographs to create attractive and purposeful layouts and designs which are used in websites, brochures and fliers. A graphic designer needs to possess certain qualities and characteristics to be successful in this field. Some qualities of a successful graphic designer are given below:

  • A graphic designer must possess artistic abilities in order to express his ideas properly. A graphic designer needs to be creative and skilled so that he can use different artistic elements like color, texture and shapes in his layouts and designs. A graphic designer should also be able to create fresh, unique and attractive ideas.
  • Most important quality of a successful graphic designer is that he must have effective communication skills. A graphic designer has to deal with his clients to fulfill their demands so there must be a good understanding between a graphic designer and clients. This understanding is developed when a graphic designer has good communication skills.
  • In the field of graphic designing, things change rapidly and therefore demands and needs of clients also change with these changing trends. A graphic designer should be able to predict, understand and accept these new trends and ideas.
  • A graphic designer should also be responsive to criticism and should accept it in a good manner because he has to satisfy his clients in any way. If his work is criticized, he should try to improve his designs and ideas to ensure clients satisfaction.
  • A graphic designer not only works alone but he may also have to work with a team. A good graphic designer works very well being part of a team and ensures that all team members are working properly. He also communicates with his team members to complete project within resources and time.
  • An understanding of different software and computer programs is also necessary to become a successful graphic designer because to meet the needs of a client, graphic designer may have to use a combination of different computer programs.

These were some basic qualities of a graphic designer. If you are also interested to adopt it as a field, you must develop these qualities and skills in you.

Most of the people find it difficult to search their desired material on internet. The reason is that they do not know how to search internet efficiently. Are you also among one of those? If your answer is yes then you must follow some instructions and tips as knowing how to search efficiently saves much of your time. Here I am going to share some very useful tips with you:

  • Start your search by typing specific phrase that should contain all words about the topic for which you are searching internet. For example, if you are searching information about used motor bikes, you can start your search by typing “used motor bikes classifieds”. If you want to make your search even more specific, you can also type name of city in which you are living and searching for used motor bikes.
  • To limit your search for the sites that contain exactly the same phrase you are looking information for, place quotation marks around words. For example, if you are looking for information about wedding flowers, it is better to type it as “wedding flowers” or otherwise you might get confused by seeing a number of sites about both flowers and wedding.
  • If your search is not giving you the required information, then you should try doing search by using synonyms of words. For example, instead of using “wedding”, you can also use word “marriage”.
  • If you are still unable to find desired information, check for your spelling mistakes. It may be possible that you may have written some wrong spellings due to which you are not finding required information.
  • Try to find information within a specific site by using “site” feature in search engine. If you are looking for songs then specify your search by typing a particular site name.
  • Many users use “advanced search” section of search engines to search their required information. It is a good tip because “advanced search” option is not only for advance searchers but it can also help users to become more specific about information they are looking for.
  • If you are unable to find what you are looking for on the first page, try a new search.
  • When you find a website relevant to your topic then navigate to the required portion by choosing “Find” from “Edit” menu and then type your keyword. See the outcome promptly to see for the required information before reading entire page.
  • You can also use more than one search engines to search because each search engine gives you different results.

Follow these tips to search internet in an efficient and effective manner. I hope these tips will really work.

Adobe Photoshop Elements enable the user to recolor graphics in different ways and methods. You can use Photoshop either to correct a wrong color in a picture or change colors in your personal photographs. Do you also want to make color changes in your graphics or picture? If your answer is yes but you don’t know to recolor graphics using Photoshop, then don’t worry. Follow the below mentioned points to make it possible:

  • Open Adobe Photoshop and then open the image file in which you want to make color changes. Now open the Layers palette and make a duplicate of your original image. You will do so by right-clicking on the image and then selecting Duplicate Layer. Here you will have to make sure that this layer is active.
  • Next, click on the Lasso tool and choose Magnetic Lasso tool. You will then use this tool to trace around the perimeter of the element which you want to alter. Now close the selection by clicking on the open box at commencement of selection.
  • Above your duplicate layer, create a new empty layer. The method is very simple. You will go to Layers palette and click on Create a New Layer button which you will see at bottom-right of Layers palette. Here once again, you will have to ensure that the new layer is active. Your selection will now be located on empty layer. Take Paint Bucket tool and select new color. After that, click on the selection to replace color of your graphic.
  • After that, recolor photographic elements. In order to see the details of your graphic visibly, extend your image above 200%. Finish step 1 through 2 to choose that part of image which you want to recolor. Create a new blank layer above duplicate layer in Layers palette by clicking on Create a new fill or adjustment layer and then select Solid Color.
  • When prompted, choose that color which you want to replace with the old color making sure that new layer is active. Now your selection will be located on this color fill layer. In the Layer palette, select Hue to change color of your graphic elements.

These were easy-to-understand steps for replacing color of graphics using Photoshop elements. Hopefully you will find these steps very beneficial.

Photoshop is mostly considered useful as a photo editor but a lot of people don’t know that it is far more versatile and multi-purpose than their expectations as you can also create a website banner using Photoshop. This sounds great…… here I will give you some simple steps that will help you a lot in creating a website banner in Photoshop:

  • Start Photoshop and open a new file by choosing File>New from menu. You will see that menu at the top of your computer screen.
  • Next, you will set dimensions of graphic. An option box will open in which you will name the graphic. After that, select pixels from the drop-down menu by Width box. You will then set width and height according to size which you desire. As a starting point, you can set width at 780 pixels and height at 120 pixels but you can adjust these measurements according to your own choice.
  • Now you will add a new layer by selecting Layer>New from the menu appearing at the top of your screen. After this, name the layer. A box will open in which you will type the name of layer such as ‘background’. Now click “OK”.
  • Select background color. You will do it by selecting ‘Color Picker’ tool in ‘Tool Panel’. Use the mouse to select the color for backdrop (background) and then you can close ‘Color picker’ tool. From the ‘Tool Panel’, select ‘Paint Bucket’ tool and then click ‘Paint Bucket’ tool on image that you have created.
  • Next step is to create additional layers. In order to add another layer and another color, you will require selecting ‘Marquee’ tool from ‘Tool Panel’ and then draw shape of layer on the image. Then you will press right-click button and select ‘New Layer’. To add color, again use ‘Color Picker’ and ‘Paint Bucket’ tool as I have mentioned earlier.
  • Last step will be to add text. From tool panel, select the ‘Horizontal Type’ tool. Now click on the image where text will begin. Now you will select font size, style and alignment for which you will use menu options on top of screen. After this, you will type your desired text.

Follow these steps to create a website banner using Photoshop. Hopefully these steps will help you a lot.


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