We’re all happy when we see the traffic to our site increase. It means that more people are becoming aware of what we offer. But, traffic alone is not the key to success. The trick is to gain more targeted traffic. Here are a few tips on what to look for in your Google Analytics and elsewhere that will help you determine what’s working well for your site.
Hello Happy Site Owners! Seems like a lot of folks have been doing spring cleaning on their sites and BlogAid is no exception. I’ve been revamping my packages and creating a new display table for them. To celebrate, I’m offering a new package that you just won’t believe. It’s the Prelude premium theme customized by a pro, the full video tutorial library, and a one-on-one day class! Everything you need to be successful online, all for one price. Look for the Get Started Right package on the updated WordPress Training page.
WordPress LogoThere are two ways to install WordPress and the difference between them is simple. One way is secure and the other is not. Adding all of the plugins in the world won’t make up the security gap between them. Discover the elements that make for a secure site installation and why you want to think twice before using the 1-click installation.
I’m delighted to host author and coach, Nina Amir during her blog tour for her new book, How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time. Read the interview to see how you can benefit from blogging a book, the difference between that and booking a blog, and how blogging a book can lead to speaking engagements. You can also hear a recent podcast I did with Nina with more helpful advice on these topics.
New site owners are drawn to MailChimp as an email subscription service because it offers so many great features for free. But, if you’ve ever worked with their signup forms you’ve probably discovered that they’re, well, ugly. In a new 14 page report, I review all of the free and premium plugins that integrate with MailChimp to create better forms. Plus, you’ll find the code you need to create custom forms.
Tips TuesdayHello Happy Site Owners! Most U.S. folks celebrated Memorial Day yesterday, which makes Tuesday the new Monday. Now we’ll never figure out what day it is this week. The first WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate is now available. This is the phase in between the beta testing and the official release, meaning that it won’t be long now. Is your site ready to upgrade? How’s your backup? If you want some peace of mind about your site, get the 20 Point Site Inspection and Tune Up.
If you’re serious about having a successful online presence, you’ll want to hear this interview with Carole Billingsley on the BlogAid Podcast. Carole is the owner of Seek Social Media and she recently revamped her entire online presence and enjoyed immediate results. Listen as we cover why she made this bold move and her journey to becoming a confident and successful site owner.
Tips TuesdayHello Happy Site Owners! More good news on WordPress plugins updates for you this week and some SEO tips that are a must read. Did you see the WP Tables plugin review on BlogAid yesterday? It will save you some money and a headache. There are plenty more reviews and videos on the way, plus new Wordpress video tutorials on tap too.