Are your post titles good enough to help your site get found and read? That is, after all, their main purpose. Great headlines take thought and planning. Here are tips for crafting headlines that are candy to both search engines and readers. Plus, you’ll find new ways to think about all the places where your headlines appear online.
Hello Happy Site Owners! There are some super duper posts in this week’s tips! Be sure to see the one from Amanda DiSilvestro in the Blog Tips section as well as the one from Neil Patel in the SEO Tips section. And, if you plan to take the WordPress for Advanced Site Owners class with me, sign up now before the Aug. 10th price increase. You can take the class between now and Sept, but you have to contact me before the 10th! Besides the regular WordPress training, we go in-depth with content, SEO, and conversion analysis.
New site owners are always looking for a deal. One of the worst mistakes they can make is purchasing an all-in-one package from a design firm that includes domain, hosting, and site design. Another mistake is not adequately protecting their site copyright. Before you hire a site designer, you’ll want to carefully read the contract they offer to see who holds the copyright for the site and who is listed as the owner of the domain name.
Hello Happy Site Owners! Summer is half way over and the tips are still hot this week. Lots of news in the Plugins section. And, there are some super tips on getting more conversions in the Blogging section. Plus, one of my fave bloggers has actionable tips you can do right now for a better promotion strategy in the Marketing section. Enjoy!
You’ve worked hard to write great content and make your site a go-to destination. Unfortunately, all that great content and traffic also makes your site a prime target for scrapers to steal it. The Google Penguin will thump you on the head if you don’t ensure the search engine knows who wrote the copy. A great way to do that is to put a little piece of code in the footer of your RSS feed. Here’s how.
Post categories are one of the most powerful features of WordPress. They are like the queen in chess. They help readers find more of your content, bump up your SEO, and can even have their own RSS feed. Discover how you can make the most of categories on your site and how they differ significantly from tags.
WordPress 3.4 has some super new features for locating, previewing and customizing free themes in the WordPress repository. In this video, you’ll see how to search for and view themes in the new previewer window. Plus, you’ll see why some themes with advanced features don’t display well in the previewer, but work perfectly well on your site. You’ll also see the customizing features you can try before you make the theme active.
Hello Happy Site Owners! This week’s tips are full of examples of why I love the Open Source community. You know, all those folks who create WordPress and the plugins you use. And, if you run or attend a local WordCamp or other ‘Presser groups, be sure to see the announcement in the WordPress section.