Hello Happy Site Owners! Tips Tuesday has become so popular that I’ve decided to make a podcast of it. This is a trial run to see if you like it. I’m hoping more folks will be able to listen on the go. I’ll be featuring a little more news in this format too. Of course, you’ll find all of the links to the tips mentioned in the show notes. Drop me a line in the comments or over on iTunes to let me know if you like having your tips delivered this way and any suggestions you have about topics you’d like to hear more about. Download or listen.
Will Google shut down Feedburner and what do I need to do now? That’s what millions of site owners have been asking since the summer of 2012. Google has been systematically shutting down every site attached to the service they paid $100 million to acquire just a few years ago. Whether they actual Feedburner kill the service any time soon is irrelevant now. Everyone who depends on RSS feeds for driving traffic and revenue has lost faith that it will be around in the future and they are jumping ship early. Most others are re-evaluating the role RSS plays, and can play, in their overall marketing efforts and looking for suitable alternatives. There is no one-size-fits all strategy for leaving Feedburner. This post will help you determine which alternative RSS feed tactic is best for your needs now and in the future. You can also download the PDF of this guide.
Hello Happy Site Owners! There are some not-to-be-missed posts in this week’s tips. Apple’s new Retina display is quickly changing the online landscape and you need to start making plans for your site now. See tips in the new Design Tips section, and in the More Tips section. Also, lots of changes to Google Analytics plugins lately to take advantage of the new API and tracking features. You’ll find them in the SEO Tips section.
WP video tutorialA few weeks ago, the Google Analyticator plugin stopped reporting stats to the WordPress Dashboard module. It’s been taken over by a new development company. If you switched to the Google Analytics plugin by Yoast and want to switch back, this video covers how to do that, plus how to install the plugin fresh if you’ve never used it before.
Hello Happy Site Owners! In this week’s post you’ll find updates from WordPress, whether it’s time to stop chasing SEO, a super post on setting up a full comment system, how to display PDFs on your site, as well as a rotating testimonial plugin, plus some great YouTube tips. Enjoy!
Email marketing is hotter than ever. “The money is in the list” is on the lips of every successful guru giving free advice. But, your newsletter is not the only worthwhile subscription service on your site. And, all of your offers don’t have to be delivered via email. Read on to discover what other subscriptions you can easily offer and promote and why you should to ensure your name stays in front of your audience.
Hello Happy Site Owners! I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday and are ready to get back in the groove. The first of September seems to really energize folks to get busy with projects. I’ve got multiple clients graduating from the Scratch to Published for Advanced Site Owners class. We went deep into content, SEO, and conversion. Look for announcements of their sites launching soon. How about you, ready to take your site to the next level? There are only a few spots open for the rest of the month. Contact me pronto to pick your start date. (This particular class has sold out for the last three months.)
There are major changes happening at BlogAid. As the site and business continue to grow, I’ve decided to begin outsourcing some tasks. As a soloprenuer, you may feel that it’s all up to you. I did too for many years. But, I’ve come to realize the value of outsourcing to qualified professionals so that I can continue to focus on the tasks that only I can do. See what led to this decision and why outsourcing may be in your near future too.