The big news online was announced rather quietly. It’s the new Facebook Send button that you can place on your site. I’m going to try it out and will let you know how it works. I’m following the advice in this thread from a post by Mari Smith for details on plugins and such. Be sure to check out the tips from Hugh Briss for the best WordPress plugins and why this button doesn’t work as well on static sites (non-WordPress).
It tells me what’s happening on my site and I really love having a graph available in my WordPress Dashboard. But did you know you could set it up to see what’s happening with your social media too? Me either. I’m going to be trying this post out from The Next Web soon and will report back on how well it works. Let me know if you’re already using it and how you like it. How to Track Social Media Within Google Analytics.
Need to get Google Analytics tracking on your site? Contact me.
Your Blog on Amazon
Calling all authors with WordPress sites. There’s a nice review and how-to on Tinsology for Amazon Tools, which is a new plugin that imports your site blog onto Amazon.
You’ve heard the saying, “To get what you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done.” Well, it’s true, especially if you want to be an successful site and business owner. Here’s a great post by David Risely on the 8 Cold, Hard Facts About The Successful Online Entrepreneur.
Is your site making the right first impression? Here’s a wonderful guest post by Bill Post on Build a Better Blog about A Proper Introduction: The Need for a Compelling First Impression on the Web.
Social Media Tips
Who Likes You on Facebook
Here’s a short post from Mari Smith with a quick and easy way to see who Likes your Facebook page.
Share the Love
Do you Share posts that you like on Facebook? Do your readers Share your posts? It matters to Google. See this post on SEOmoz about how Facebook and Twitter Influence Google Search Rankings.
What Does it Take
How much time do you need to spend on social media sites to be effective? Here’s a nice guest post by Pam Sahota on Socialnomics titled Myth Buster: Social Media is Free that will help you see just what it takes to have a success social media presence.