Archive for May, 2011

Successful Blog Checklist: Build traffic first, then write your article!

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

checkmarkHey Guys,

How are you all? How is your life? I hope that it is good.  Anyways, In this post we are going to talk about “Quality Content versus Traffic”.

Everyone knows that content brings traffic. Yes, I agree with this. Traffic is really important and quality content brings more traffic. But, what if you don’t have much traffic? What is the use of writing quality content?

Yes, I know what you are thinking, there are many counter arguments. I mean, you may argue that quality content along with marketing can bring you traffic. But this is not always the case. There are many bloggers online, who blog very well, but don’t get noticed. Its not because they are not marketing their article.

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What you need to know about WordPress

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Would you like to have a blog of your own? Do you currently use WordPress, but don’t like it? You can make a more attractive blog in many different ways. Use the tips below to create an awesome WordPress site.

Choose a design that is relatively unique when making your WordPress blog; don’t just choose the design everyone else is using. Although it can save time to use a standard design, you won’t have a professional image. You want to get off on the right foot with your visitors.

If you have a long title on a post, be sure to clean up your permalink. Use only the most important keywords so that your URL isn’t too cumbersome. Instead, you could change the permalink to “tips-parents-unruly-kids” or something similar based on your SEO keywords.

Put in some time to get to know all of WordPress’ bells and whistles. For example, clicking the Kitchen Sink will give you choices such as importing and formatting posts. Using this will help you better manage any formatting issues.

Teach yourself everything you can prior to using WordPress. Increased planning leads to a better executed blog. Familiarize yourself with search engine optimization, learn how to create content that’s effective and to maximize WordPress’s usage to ensure everything runs smoothly when you start working.

Make a schedule when you wish to start posting. If you know when you have to post, you’ll be more motivated to get it done. As a matter of fact, you can create your posts ahead of time and then use the WP scheduling feature to post them at specific times.

Do your posts have many comments? If so, going through all your comments might be tough for you and other people who are reading along. Use a plugin that adds pages to your blog comments. This makes for a more organized site that is easier to navigate.

Make the greeting shown on the top of your WordPress page inviting. A good greeting is more intimate for visitors and can relate to how this visitor found your blog. This will make your site look much more inviting.

Ensure that it is possible for users to forward articles from your site to their email easily and at will. This is important for sharing purposes as well, as many users may not be able to access Facebook or Twitter at work but may want to share your articles with friends. The WP-Email plugin is great for this.

Your username should never be “admin” or anything similar. The more simple your user name, the easier it is for your site to be hacked. This is a huge security risk. Be sure to delete usernames containing “admin” or “administrator”. Use a different and unique username.

There are many factors that go into creating a blog that thrives. Creating a superior blog takes the right know-how. Hopefully you learned some things from this article. Now start putting this knowledge to work on your site so more people look at it.