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How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes

How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it

I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.

 

It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

 

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.

 

It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/06/17/how-to-setup-a-wordpress-blog-in-5-minutes/#bU4ViejLGudrGCSo.99


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I have just started another website with WordPress(MePlc.org in addition to iTracKREd) and this will be useful.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:22 AM

Brilliant step-to-step simple summary. I'm thinking in starting a Wordpress Blog more easyly now. Thanks!!!

Paul's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:04 AM

I love word press and we use it for our school blog http://stgregory.edublogs.org/  ;

dakinane's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:17 PM

Both org and .com variants of Wordpress are a delight to use, I have sued them for years, had to abandon my hosted Wordpress blog when I upgraded my website.  I miss it.

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How to Use LinkedIn Publisher Statistics to Refine Your Marketing

How to Use LinkedIn Publisher Statistics to Refine Your Marketing | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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In this article, you'll learn how to access LinkedIn Publisher statistics and how to use them strategically.

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How to Test Anything on Social Media

How to Test Anything on Social Media | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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Here's a  complete list of social media tests to try in order to raise your social media marketing results... a vey long list of "to do's" for me

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The Marketing Secret About Twitter That Most People Don't Know - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Marketing Secret About Twitter That Most People Don't Know - Jeffbullas's Blog | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
Twitter is maybe the most misunderstood and under estimated social media marketing tool in the social media top 5 including Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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I am really glad I read this post ... because I do refrain from following people who are not related to my business.  Jeff's article points out why you should follow and a new app to help you.

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12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros

12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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Here are the latest Twitter marketing tips from pros. Use these to make a difference in your Twitter marketing today.

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50 Highly Inspirational Pictures! - Make Money Online - Michael Koehler

50 Highly Inspirational Pictures! - Make Money Online - Michael Koehler | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
Tony Robbins #Inspirational #Advice #Success #Motivation #Marketing http://t.co/aPMFW7385C http://t.co/vp3TMtOuml
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We all need a bit of inspiration now and then ... keep these and look at them from time to time.

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What Are the Best Times to Post on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Are the Best Times to Post on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
If you, like me, depend on Facebook to socialize the content you create, you want to be as Facebook savvy as possible. What do people engage with? When should you post?
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I’ve found that posting images and videos gets more engagement than straight text. I posted a visual blog last week that attracted 500 views!

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The Top 8 Reasons to Use Affiliate Marketing | Madrivo

The Top 8 Reasons to Use Affiliate Marketing | Madrivo | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it



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The Industry is rapidly growing, affiliate marketing is expected to be more than a $4.5 billion industry by 2016.

Many people think they have to sell something to have a need for affiliate marketing; that’s not true. Affiliate marketing can be used to increase traffic and generate new leads.


With options such as CPA (cost per action), CPC (cost per click) and CPL (cost per lead), you can design a custom campaign that earns a profit based off of your needs as an advertiser

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6 Twitter Marketing Tips for Businesses | Twitter Marketing Blog

6 Twitter Marketing Tips for Businesses | Twitter Marketing Blog | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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Learn how to grow your business using these six Twitter marketing tips

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Step by Step Guide to a Profitable Small Business Blog

Step by Step Guide to a Profitable Small Business Blog | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
Want to know how to create a blog that supports business growth? This is a step by step guide to a profitable small business blog!
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Ultimately we  all want to make some money out our blogs ...but it's difficult to crack!  This article gives us step by step tips to a profitable small business to help us get started

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14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros

14 Social Media Marketing Tools Recommended by the Pros | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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Phew ... there are so many tools out there and to help us sort through this mine field -  the pros help us out by recommending their favourites. They share 15 tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox.

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#DIYDesign Hacks: How To Design Stunning Images Yourself

[WEBINAR SLIDES] Images can make or break a landing page, promotion, or social media post. They are the many faces and personalities of your brand, which is wh…
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A really great presentation ... very easy to follow

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Social Media Tactics Every Small Business Should Be Using

Social Media Tactics Every Small Business Should Be Using | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it



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Eager to improve your small business strategy? No matter what stage you’re in, use these social media tactics to increase your results.

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8 Visual Strategies To Super Charge Your YouTube Channel

8 Visual Strategies To Super Charge Your YouTube Channel | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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Apparently videos are the third most effective social media marketing strategy.  Video results command more attention than other type of results in search listings …Google owns YouTube!

 Videos are likely to be shared 12 times more than link and text posts combined {Jeff Bullas}...

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GoToSite | Mass Planner

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Complete automation for your social media accounts, pages, groups and communities...GoToSite offer five day trial.

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A Follow Back

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I haven't tried this yet but sounds an interesting way to get lots of Twitter followersand it's  FREE


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Gmail Officially Adds Undo Send, Turn It On Right Now

Gmail Officially Adds Undo Send, Turn It On Right Now | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it




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Do you ever wish that there was an undo button for email? Gmail has offered this experimental feature for some time now. But today it’s officially a regular part of Gmail.

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The Life of a Marketer: 15 Charts & Graphs on What We Really Do All Day

The Life of a Marketer: 15 Charts & Graphs on What We Really Do All Day | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
Check out these 15 charts and graphs that describe what life is really like as a marketer.
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15 charts of what we really do all day

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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Five years ago Social Media Examiner launched to help business owners learn how to best use social media. They have compiled a list of their most popular posts

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Affiliate Marketing is Global! But Don’t Break the Rules… | Madrivo

Affiliate Marketing is Global! But Don’t Break the Rules… | Madrivo | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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Br careful countries around the world have laws governing affiliate marketing practices (which I wasn't aware of).Madrivo have listed the UK, Australia, Canada and EU rules.

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Real-Time Marketing Isn't Just About Twitter

Real-Time Marketing Isn't Just About Twitter | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
When MTV announced the nominees for next month’s Video Music Awards, it leaned on social media, of course, to create buzz.
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There is a lot of talk about Snapchat which I have just downloaded and give it whirl! Pinterest is great for me ... though not as big here in the UK as USA... many of my friends don't use Pinterest but do have Twitter accounts


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Submit your ads, emails, URL's, articles and ezines for Free. Mega FFA submission with a few simple clicks. Many Bonus e-books and software programs
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500K shares on this publication

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Conquering Today's Top Visual Marketing Social Networks

Conquering Today's Top Visual Marketing Social Networks | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
Your how-to guide to conquering today's top visual marketing social networks, including Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and SnapChat.
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Finding time to dive in to many of todays top visual networks isn’t a luxury many can afford...

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Below is a  great guide to conquering today’s top visual marketing social networks, including Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and SnapChat...I have only used Pinterest - signed-up but not used instagram - the other two I've never heard about.



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7 Digital Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015

7 Digital Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015 | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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There has been a huge transformation between traditional and digital marketing and many companies are finally realising that to win in marketing they MUST have a digital strategy.....

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Social Media Tactics Every Small Business Should Be Using

Social Media Tactics Every Small Business Should Be Using | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
Eager to improve your small business strategy? No matter what stage you’re in, use these social media tactics to increase your results.
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The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand – Chapter 1

The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand – Chapter 1 | My Blog 2015 | Scoop.it
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The Internet has made it much easier to showcase your creativity on a public and accessible platform. People that successfully build their personal brands will launch their own personal websites (more on this later). On those websites, people will create portfolios that showcase previous work. The websites also often have blogs where the owner can write consistent posts on various ideas in their chosen industry. It’s a way to share thoughts and ideas with the industry including those that the person might work with in the future.

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