Hello Happy Site Owners! How much time do you spend working in your business compared to working on your business? It’s a good idea to step back now and then to re-evaluate where you are in relation to your goals and to see how tactics and platforms have changed and if you’re really making the most of them. I’ve been working on my business for the past month and will continue through September. Big things are in the works and they have all come directly from clients asking for specific types of help – the kind that results in a bigger bottom line.
Are you subscribed to BlogAid News yet? That’s where I’ll be making the first announcements and most of them will be free with limited availability at the beginning. So, if you want to grow your business and make it easier to run your site, be sure to sign up.
Great post from Pam Moore, aka The Marketing Nut titled Case Study: My 12 Yr Old Puts More Value on His Time Than Most Small Business Owners. It’s so true. And, I have high hopes for her son for turning his time into real money.
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Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word 2012 is worth a read if you are interested in what’s happening with WordPress right now and what’s coming down the road. This post is from Matt’s keynote address at this year’s WordCamp San Fransisco as reported by Ryan Imel on WP Candy.
Some of the links below are to the plugin developer’s page, but you can find most if not all of these plugins in the WordPress plugins repository.
The Fast and Secure Contact Form plugin has been updated again. I ran into a snag with it several months ago and switched to Contact Form 7, and advised my clients to do the same. Are you still using Fast and Secure? Any problems?
Plugins to Check Out
Jonathan Wold outdid himself with this post on Six Revisions with 6 Questions to Ask Before You Install a WordPress Plugin. Nice infographic and screenshots too.
Gravity Forms is the premium plugin I recommend to clients who need to do advanced things with their forms, like special database or email integration. Did you know you could do surveys with it too? Here’s Part 2 of a series from Craig Grella on WPMU.org on Creating Online Surveys with Gravity Forms.
WP Database Cleaner allows users to cleanup and optimize the WordPress database by removing all spam comments, trash comments, unused tags, post revisions, auto drafts, and much more. I’ll be checking this against the WP Cleanup plugin I already recommend.
Do you offer deals on your site or are you an affiliate marketer? You may want to check out the SpotlightYour.com plugin. Let us know if you use similar plugins and how they are working for you.
Too fun. On ClickNewz Lynn Terry tells you how to use this cool tool and How To Get WAY More Links, Likes and Shares. Give it a try.
Google’s new clustering habit may be pushing you off the front page of SERPs. All the more reason to make your site a topic authority. This is just 1 of 86 Google changes for June and July as reported on Search Engine Land.
Did you notice the bigger, bolder graphic for Tips Tuesday? Most all of the social media sites where this post is shared have increased their default image size, so it was time to make a new graphic for this popular weekly series. Do you consider image size in all the different places it displays?
Thinking about a new logo or new colors for your site? You’ll enjoy this post on Web Designer Depot about The Psychology of Logo Design. What do your site colors say about you?
Get a free PDF version of Internet Prophets: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online by Steve Olsher for a limited time by using the link on Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income blog. He’s featured in a whole chapter of the new book, as are each of the folks Olsher interviewed. I’m reading it now.
The money’s in the list. Here are 7 WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Email Subscribers by Ian Cleary on Social Media Examiner.