I’m delighted to have as my guest, author Tony Eldridge whose first award-winning action/adventure novel, The Samson Effect, was described by Clive Cussler as a “first rate thriller brimming with intrigue and adventure.” And his latest novel, The Lottery Ticket, is already climbing the Kindle charts.
Site owners have a lot on their plate, and it’s tough enough keeping up with the latest trends in marketing, SEO, and new plugins and tools to make your life easier. But, the one thing most overlook is site security. In reality, my site security actually affects yours, and yours mine. Take this quick Site Security Evaluation Quiz and see how your site measures up.
It’s time to lighten things up for the summer and that’s why I’m delighted to have Lori Randall Stradtman of Social Media Designs on the BlogAid Podcast.
The tide is turning again in online promotion. Several A-list bloggers and other influencers are advising that you should stop selling and focus your efforts on creating community. Chief among them is Michael Stelzner, author of Launch and founder of Social Media Examiner. His advice is to aim to own the space where folks come for help, not only from you, but from each other. He’s not alone in his call for community. But, it’s not a new concept.
[blogballons] Comments are a big part of online marketing success. They affect how your site is ranked by Google, and how you are perceived by your viewers as well as other site owners. Comments are about engagement and networking, which are two brass rings in the quest for online success. The holy grail is quality content that sparks the comment fire in the first place. Here’s what you need to know to be a successful giver and receiver of comments.
I got this new book from Darren Rowse (aka ProBlogger) when it first debuted and have been eager to dig through it because I’m always on the hunt for outstanding resources for my WordPress training clients and new site owners. Here’s my honest review about what this book is and is not, and who will most benefit from it.
A month in advance of the major 3.2 release scheduled for the end of June, WordPress released version 3.1.3 yesterday, which includes several new security features that harden the code against hacker threats. Two in particular caught my eye, and one matches the trend of unusual hits I’ve seen in my site statistics. See why these updates are important and what other measures you will want to take to protect your site.
When most folks think about getting a new website, the first thing they do is research designs. Unfortunately, that’s the first, and most costly mistake they can make in both time and money. After becoming dazzled then dazed from viewing hundreds of sites, they are ready to turn the whole thing over to someone else or resort to DIY templates. That’s the second most costly mistake they make. Here’s what you need to know to avoid these expensive pitfalls that plague so many new site owners.