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.
As most of you know, I LOVE my iPad. I take it everywhere. But, it’s not very handy for updating my WordPress sites. That changed today, with the announcement of an updated WordPress iOS (Operating System) for iPhone and iPad. I got it immediately, and here’s my review and how to use it. This is […]
You don’t have to wait for WordPress 3.2 to come out in late June to enjoy distraction-free writing with a big text editor. You can enjoy it now, plus create your own pre-publish checklist too. And, the four tricks I show you in this video work great for smaller laptop screens too.
WordPress 3.2 is scheduled to be released near the end of June. The beta version is out and I’ve given it a test drive, including the new Twenty Eleven theme. Some folks are making a big deal out of nothing with a few of the improvements, and totally skipping the real news on the upgrade. Read on to see what I mean.