Hello Happy Site Owners! This week’s blog tips are all about traffic, including how to get it and what the numbers really mean. Plus, there is a new plugin that uses Google Analytics to help you meet your online goals. In Marketing Tips, I found a nice post about why you should stop trying so hard, and a super post from one of my fave bloggers about how to make the valuable real estate of your sidebar work for you. And, I’m sending out a special thank you to one of my blogging colleagues for turning me on to some super help with podcasting.
Important: I’ve made a few changes to my MailChimp RSS-to-email set up. So, even if you think you’re already subscribed to anything from BlogAid, please subscribe again using the subscription form in the sidebar! Don’t worry, it automatically deletes duplicates from the list. As most of you know, I’ve been doing a lot of work […]
The new Twenty Twelve theme will become the default for WordPress 3.5 when it is released to the public on December 5th. But, this new theme is already available to WordPress.com users. I’m testing the WP 3.5 Beta 2 and have been playing with the theme. It is a bold departure from Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven and will likely become the starting point for designers going forward. In this quick video I’ll show you the new fully responsive design and customizing features. There are a few links to other BlogAid posts mentioned in this video and you’ll find them below the video. Watch the video now.
Hello Happy Site Owners! Welcome to the BlogAid Tips Tuesday Podcast for Oct. 16. In this week’s roundup I have a lot of news on what’s up with WordPress themes, a way to get more email conversions, totally top tips for making video marketing work for you, and of course, news on WordPress and plugins.
WordPress 3.5 is in Beta 2 and I’ve been poking around all of its new features. In this quick video I’ll show you the complete overhaul of the media library, a way to quickly find a list of your favorite plugins, and the new color picker for customizing. Plus, there are new goodies in the core like support for a few oEmbed providers. They’ve also taken something out, and turned on something that will be a bit controversial. Watch the video now to see what’s headed your way.
Hello Happy Site Owners! As you know, changes are afoot with FeedBurner. Since I already use MailChimp, as do many of my clients, I’ve decided to switch to it for my RSS to email feeds. This is a test post to ensure that everything is working properly.
With the threat of Google possibly shutting down Feedburner, now is a good time to switch to an alternative RSS feed service. Since most of my clients already use MailChimp and are not affiliate marketers, this post details the best alternative for them. I will show you all of the steps to migrate your RSS to email subscribers from Feedburner to MailChimp, make a new group in MailChimp, or how to make a standalone RSS to email subscription.
The Social Sharing Toolkit plugin has a bug that blanks out two-thirds of a post when you’re signed in as a Facebook page admin. The full post appears when you switch to your personal profile. See how this bug makes your posts appear and what you can do to temporarily fix it.