Category Archives: Search Engine Optimization

Your Author Website: Should It Focus On You As A Writer Or On One Book?

Here at Web Design Relief, we often get the following question: Should a writer create a website that focuses on a particular book or on the work of the author in general? As with so many elements of Web design, there’s no singular answer that will work for everyone. To discover whether to focus your… Continue Reading

Get More Web Traffic: Integrate Pinterest Into Your Author Website

With over 70 million users, Pinterest has become one of the most powerful and engaging social networks on the Internet. At the end of 2013, it was second only to Facebook in generating referral traffic—with more potential to drive visitors to your author website than Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and even StumbleUpon. We’ve already reviewed the… Continue Reading

White Hat Or Black Hat: Which SEO Hat Should You Wear?

In the world of search engine optimization (SEO), there are two distinct sets of techniques used to increase a site’s search result ranking, or Googleability. You may have heard of “white hat” and “black hat” before, but just what do those terms mean? Is there really more than one way to improve your site’s SEO?… Continue Reading

Keep It Fresh: Make The Most Of Holidays On Your Author Website

Every holiday is a great opportunity to dress up your author website—both with content and graphics. There are lots of ways you can refresh the content on your website to keep with a holiday theme. But, you’re wondering, why should I bother to change up my author website regularly? Isn’t that a waste of time?… Continue Reading

Web Design Relief Links Roundup, October 2013

Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best tools possible to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for all the world to read. Here’s our latest links roundup with a bunch of helpful hints about social media… Continue Reading

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet: Is Twitter Worth A Writer’s Time?

Twitter is a powerful social media platform that connects users from across the globe in realtime. A fun way to keep in touch with friends and celebrities, Twitter can also be used as a productive marketing tool. You can keep tabs on the Royal Baby while simultaneously telling the world that you’ve got a brand-new… Continue Reading


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