Hello Happy Site Owners! All this month I’ve been crazy busy behind the scenes producing new offerings that let you make money from BlogAid. No kidding. Plus, ways to get free tech support and site reviews. Details soon. Have you noticed that your Google Analyticator Dashboard module is spitting out an error? See the Plugins section for a short video on what to do about it. If you use DropBox, be sure to see the WordPress section on a new security feature. And, check out the Blogging Tips section for a new series from one of my fave bloggers, Kristi Hines.
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Nice guest post on Smart Bloggerz from Zac Johnson about how to ensure your site’s success. He says to Know the End Goal for Your Blog Before You Start.
Thinking about a new design for your site? Many themes incorporate responsive design now. On the Content Marketing Institute blog, Giovanni Calabro helps you think through the question, Is Responsive Design Right For Your Content Marketing Strategy?
This is what I tell all of my clients, your content is what makes you successful online. Focus on it first and then choose a theme that enhances it. If you start with a theme first and it’s still all about pretty for you, then I guarantee you are not making as much money in your online business as you could. Want to know why? Contact me directly, send your site link, and let’s look at it together. I’ll show you how to enhance your profit and engagement.
Are you using Dropbox to store your site backups? You definitely want to read this post on Labnol on how to Secure your Dropbox Account with 2-Step Verification.
You are backing up your site, right? If not, read my post on How to Avoid the Heartache of Losing Your Site. Then click the link for the free report on How to Backup Your WordPress Site, which includes what you need to know about using Dropbox for this task, plus the plugin to use to automate the process.
If you think it’s a chore to configure all of this, wait until you see how much work it is to rebuild your site from scratch if you lose it.
WordPress Plugins News
Say goodbye to the stars and hello to the bars, and the reviews, and support. On WPMU.org, Joseph Foley tells us about how the New, Improved WordPress Plugin Rating System is Now More Amazon-Like.
Plugins to Check Out
Are you missing your Google Analytics Module? The new Google API does not allow your site data to be reported back to your Dashboard module anymore. Watch this short video for more and to see what I’m advising all of my clients to switch to.
Trying to figure out why you would want to use the Drag Drop Featured Image plugin. Basically it just places a drag/drop box in the Featured Image module. Most folks also embed the image in their content too, and you can do both from the standard Upload/Insert pop up window. Does the appeal of this plugin have anyone else scratching their head?
This post is by Kristi Hines, so you know it’s worth reading and as tips you can put into action right now. Content Development: Finding Great Topics for Your Target Audience.
On Blondish, Nile has a nice case study on What Happens When You Stop Blogging Or Go On Hiatus?
Matt McGee is starting a five-part series on Small Business Search Marketing about SEO for Small Business Blogs.
Super post by Aaron Korff on Six Revisions with Tips for Building Trust with Your Clients. Being a trusted resource is the bread and butter of BlogAid. What do you do to build trust with your audience?