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Community Story with Mohammad Tariq Malik, VUStudents.ning.com

Every day new network creators come to our platform and start their own social website. There are so many of us today that we decided to tell more about our members. And today we are starting our new topic – Community Story. Our first author is Mohammad Tariq Malik, the founder of VUStudents.ning.com

Tell us a little about yourself

My name is Mohammad Tariq Malik and I am based in Pakistan.

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admin

Verifying your network for Google Webmaster Tools

Update (7/12/09): We’ve now built a way to verify your Ning Network with Google Webmaster Tools right into your Ning Network. Check out this Help Center FAQ for instructions.

Want to take control of traffic coming from Google searches to your network on Ning? Read on to learn how to harness the power of Google Webmaster Tools to help boost your network’s rank in Google searches.

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Gregory Mount
Gregory Mount

How to Make a Website Like Facebook?

Have you ever thought of creating your own social network like Facebook, but with personalized features and its own identity? A network where you can define the design, overall organization, and even privacy policy.

Currently, Facebook rules the social media world. According to the 2017 survey, about 68% of U.S adults use Facebook, and more than 65 million businesses are owners of a Facebook fan page.

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admin

The Story Behind the Ning Name

We get asked a lot why we called the company Ning. Ning means peace in Chinese. When we heard this, we were pretty darn excited. However, it was after we’d already decided it was the exact right perfect name for us.

Ning was short, sweet, and wouldn’t take away from the main focus of our service: your social networks. As I’ve mentioned before, our service is about you, not us.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Assign a member to moderate a specific piece of content

As we wrote earlier this week, choosing and promoting the right Network Administrators can help you manage your social network’s members and content. Administrators have access to the Manage page, just like Network Creators, though they don’t have access to the Premium Services, Network Information or Analytics sections.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

Answers to FAQs on SEO: Success Factors, SEO-Friendly Sites, Troubleshooting

SEO definition

Questions like “What is this?” or “What is that?” are similar to the eternal questions of how the universe started or what the meaning of life is. No one knows the answer, but everyone struggles to find it over their lifetime.

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Ning

Why Should You Switch Your Site to HTTPS?

Cybersecurity and data protection are real headache of the technologically driven century we live in. Since everything we convey is online and exposed, many companies and ordinary users are afraid for the safety of their private data. Many examples exist where security issues lead to financial loss or exposure of important plans and projects. According to 2017 Identity Fraud Study, $16 billion was stolen from the US consumers in 2016, and the number of identity thieves is only increasing over the years.

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Natalie Lesyk
Natalie Lesyk

How to Perform Efficient A/B Testing For a Landing Page

Every day we should take new steps and learn something new. So we’re moving ahead with a series of guidelines on different aspects of landing pages and offering you a new guide.

In this guide, we’ll consider what A/B testing is, what the elements of an A/B tests are, which testing tools you can use, the necessity for experiments as well as ways to achieve your conversion goals.

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Manny Hernandez
Manny Hernandez

SEO Tips For Your Network

If you’ve set up Google Analytics or any other kind of traffic analysis tool for your network, chances are you’ve noticed that search engines typically send a lot of visitors your way.

Just like with any website, search engines send out crawlers to your network to discover and analyze it. Once this is done, your network starts appearing on the search results for certain phrases or keywords that visitors type in. Since most people aren’t willing to look beyond the top 10-20 search results, high rankings are extremely important.

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Maria Novak
Maria Novak

Great Tips On How to Use Different Landing Page Builders

The first in our series of guidelines on community creation, management and SEO points dealt with the most general landing page types.

The series continues with the guideline on how to create an efficient landing page using tools offered by different platforms. Today we’re bringing you the guideline on making an awesome landing page with little effort.

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Ally Windsea
Ally Windsea

15 Types of Content to Drive Your Traffic

Content is our life. While it always has been to some degree through television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, and encyclopedias, it’s the format that has changed. Now that online and mobile content is so readily available, we seem to want more of it.

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Ally Windsea
Ally Windsea

Guide to B2B Content Marketing

The business-to-business market skills are quite unique. Especially when we are talking about B2B content marketing. Today, businesses from all over the world, market their products and services online, that’s why it is important to know how the B2B content works, and how to make it effective. Read this B2B content marketing guide to know how to use it for your Ning network.

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