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Riding the Hashtag in Social Media Marketing

Riding the Hashtag in Social Media Marketing | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
Gary Vaynerchuk, a social media marketer, pounces on any trend — tweeted or otherwise — in his quest to sell, sell, sell.
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This is an article worth reading, and bookmarking, on how to effectively use #SocialMedia in your #marketing efforts. It's long, but filled with some great strategies. Read it.

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AuthorRank 14 Ways to Connect - BlogAid

AuthorRank 14 Ways to Connect - BlogAid | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
Google can track fourteen AuthorRank connections between your verified digital identity and content you publish anywhere online. That includes websites where you author content, as well as your social media sites.
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In this post you'll learn what AuthorRank is and how you can use it to leverage your online visibility.

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15+ Best Wordpress Backup Plugins

15+ Best Wordpress Backup Plugins | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
If you have a WordPress website, you should be backing up your site regularly. In this post you'll discover 15 of the best WordPress backup plugins to help you quickly get an overview of the available solutions.
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Best WordPress SEO Plugins For 2012

Best WordPress SEO Plugins For 2012 | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
Blog post at iBlogzone - Online Business Resources : If you read my previous post about the best SEO practices, I mentioned that one of the most important elements to search engine optimization[..]
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A nice overview of the best seo plugin for WordPress. There is a list of complimentary plugins as well.

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How to Become an Influential Writer in the Age of Author Rank

How to Become an Influential Writer in the Age of Author Rank | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
In this post you'll discover how to position yourself as an influential author online. You are aware that there is a lot of content online. Follow these tips and you can rise above the chatter.
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Need To Edit Images? Check Out These Tools

Need To Edit Images? Check Out These Tools | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

If you need to edit images, but don't have PhotoShop. Here are several online image editing platforms for you to check out.

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Content Curation with Tom George

Content Curation with Tom George | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

In this episode of North San Diego Business at Large, I interview Tom George of InternetBillboards.net. In this interview Tom and I discuss content curation and how it benefits your business.

 

Tom takes you through the definition of content curation, the benefits of it to your business and how you can get started working with Interent Billboards.

 

Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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Breathe New Life into Your Home Page, Gain Loyal Readers

Breathe New Life into Your Home Page, Gain Loyal Readers | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
Excellent post on how to make you website home page grab the attention of your readers.

Major publishers on the web experiment, test, and retest to make their home page layout as engaging as possible. What can content marketers learn from them?
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The Problem with Almost All Blogs—and An Easy Solution

The Problem with Almost All Blogs—and An Easy Solution | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
This post offers strategies for sharing your posts using auto responders and the advantages to this strategy.
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Every Good Content Strategy Starts With Having an Actual Strategy

Every Good Content Strategy Starts With Having an Actual Strategy | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
In this post you learn a bit more about search engine optimization and how you can put it to work for your site and business.
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7 Ways to Drive More Blog Traffic Using LinkedIn | Social Media Examiner

7 Ways to Drive More Blog Traffic Using LinkedIn | Social Media Examiner | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

LinkedIn strategy: Discover ways to drive more traffic to your blog and get more exposure to your Linkedin profile.

 

7 tips to leverage LinkedIn for more blog readers.  Some of these tips I already employ. Tip #3 grabs my attention. As I said, I don't spend enough time at LinkedIn....that's about to change!

 

What tips resonate with you?

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How to Decorate Your Blogging Tree to Attract Your Ideal Clients | Business 2 Community

How to Decorate Your Blogging Tree to Attract Your Ideal Clients | Business 2 Community | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

Building a following for your blog can be confusing. This blog post from Business 2 Community, using a tree as the metaphor, outlines three elements to keep your blog fresh.

 

Twigs, your connective content, utilizes audio and storytelling.

 

Leaves are your illustrative content which includes video, slide shows or even infographs.

 

Flowers are the images you use. With Pinterest's poularity in mind, you should strive to use images in each of your blog posts.

 

There are a few other surprise tips in this post. Check it out.

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Market Like A Gardener

Market Like A Gardener | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

I love this marketing article. The garden metaphor works perfectly. As a gardener I know I have to work my soil before I plant. It needs nutrients, sphagnum moss and more.

I also know I have to check my garden daily, making sure no weeds take over and there aren't any little critters chomping on my babies.

Check the article out and see if it resonates with you.  Maybe you'll learn something new!

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Curate Websites Collections on Pinterest with These Three Screen-Grabbing Tools

Curate Websites Collections on Pinterest with These Three Screen-Grabbing Tools | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

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15+ Best WordPress Backup Plugins |

15+ Best WordPress Backup Plugins | | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
When I started building WordPress websites in 2007, no one in the business community knew what WordPress was, let alone blogging. We've come a long way baby!
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Now many business sites are built with WordPress. What’s made that so easy is the “one button installation” offered by many of the major hosting sites.

 

Installing WordPress with the one button installation is just the beginning. It’s easy to spot an amateur installation through the plug ins. Unless you work in WordPress regularly, you may not know what plug ins you need to install.

 

In this post by TripWire Magazine, you’ll be introduced to one of the most essential plug ins you can install, a backup plug in. Check it out and install your back up plug in today!

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Wordpress Security

Wordpress Security | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
A full guide on how to protect and improve your website and wordpress blog and installation, inlcuding useful resources, plugins, videos, tools and more
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Incredibly informative post on how to keep your WordPress site secure. It's well worth the time it takes to read the post. There are a lot of resources and advice here. Check it out.

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11 Free WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Site for 2013 | WPLift

11 Free WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Site for 2013 | WPLift | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
11 Free WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Site for 2013 » WPLift | WordPress Blog, Themes, Plugins & Tutorials.
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Claim Google Authorship for Your WordPress Website in 3 Easy Steps

Claim Google Authorship for Your WordPress Website in 3 Easy Steps | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
Hopefully you've already caught the importance of Google Authorship, the mechanism by which Google's search engine rankings can be influenced by Author Rank.
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Making Facebook Marketing as Easy as One, Two, Free | Social Media Today

Making Facebook Marketing as Easy as One, Two, Free | Social Media Today | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

Here are three great Facebook Marketing tips. People like pages to get something free, post less often but with excellent content and let them hide that they like your page.

 

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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5 Big Hosting Mistakes Bloggers Don’t Know They’re Making : @ProBlogger

5 Big Hosting Mistakes Bloggers Don’t Know They’re Making : @ProBlogger | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
These are great tip for serious blogger. I must admit I've made one or two of these mistakes.

My big take-away is the unlimited hosting and cleaning up old installations. I will build a client's site on my hosting. I often don't remove the WordPress installation right away. That's going to change!

Are you making any of these mistakes?
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Evaluating What Makes a Shopping Cart Work Best

Evaluating What Makes a Shopping Cart Work Best | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

 

 

I’m researching shopping carts for a client and found this great blog post from Lorelle On WordPress curating a post from Smashing Magazine, Fundamental Guidelines of E-Commerce Checkout. The original post explores e-commerce websites and the “real time” experience of their shopping carts.

 

They found that about 59% of potential customers leave their shopping cart during their check out process. They share their findings in the original blog post.

 

However, Lorelle on WordPress shares several links of the most popular ecommerce WordPress plugins, which she doesn’t recommend. So, if you’re looking for a shopping cart that will actually work for your site, check out the two blog posts.

 

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5 Mistakes Bloggers are Making With Social Media

5 Mistakes Bloggers are Making With Social Media | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it
As a blogger are you making these mistakes when it comes to incorporating your blog with social media?
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5 Things Your Business Blog Needs to Stand Out

5 Things Your Business Blog Needs to Stand Out | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

In this post you'll learn 5 things you can do for your WordPress blog to help it stand above the crowd.

 

I work in WordPress because it's so friendly to non-programmers. You'll learn about themes that offer custom widgets that allow you additional functionality.

 

You'll also learn a bit about design, how to make your blog SEO friendly, keep it secure and about theme support, which is very important.

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Simple Ways To Give Older Blog Posts Additional Exposure - Blog on a Stick

Simple Ways To Give Older Blog Posts Additional Exposure - Blog on a Stick | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

You can re-purpose blog content many ways. In this post you'll get some tips on giving your older blog posts additional exposure.

 

Social plugins is a no-brainer. You should have social sharing icons on all your pages. I use AddThis and the post suggests JetPack or ShareThis. One way or another you need a social sharing plugin.

 

I love the two plugins he suggests for showing your reader related content from other posts on your blog.

 

Of course internal linking is also a great way to help the search engines index and understand your content. Check it out.

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[Solved] Fatal Error While Updating Database WordPress 3.4 Update

[Solved] Fatal Error While Updating Database WordPress 3.4 Update | Blogging with WordPress | Scoop.it

The fix for a Fatal Error when updating to WordPress 3.4. Please read this post before you update. I hope it helps.

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