Category: Blogging

81 of The Best WordPress Themes

On January 1st, 2017, wrote:

You asked for it. Now we’re giving it to you: a list of the best WordPress themes of 2012. From designer WordPress themes to business WordPress themes – classic, elegant, simple and minimal, flashy and fancy, nice, naughty (or whatever adjective with which you want to describe them) – we’ve got the 2012 WordPress themes to suit your every need. The list is a result of our efforts to help users recognize the value of a content management system like WordPress, which, with its easy-to-use interface, rich SEO features, and excellent flexibility, is something we here at Lakeshore Branding have grown to love. And we hope you love it as much as we do, because we’ve got the best 2012 WordPress themes for your blog, company website, creative portfolio, wedding website, online magazine or news site, and online e-Commerce store. Let us know what your favorites are by tweeting about the post or leaving a comment below! Striking WordPress Theme $50.00 – Read the full article

Rock Your World with These 40 Music WordPress Themes for Musicians, Bands, Artists, Writers, and Creative Pros

On December 24th, 2016, wrote:

Aspiring musician? Budding young artist? Aspiring novelist? These days, it’s not enough that you have your own album, creative portfolio, or published book. You have to have a website, too. It may not seem fair to be a one-man (or one-woman) team and to have to develop your own website and market your product to your audience, but that’s just the way it is.music If you’re determined to succeed, you might as well go with the flow and start building your online presence. One of the best ways to do so is by using WordPress, our favorite content management system here at Lakeshore Branding. Not only is the entire platform easy to use; it’s also fully customizable, and it evolves in accordance with today’s Web standards. Now, we understand perfectly your desire to have a website that serves as an expression of yourself (and your work), and that’s why we came up with this list of the best WordPress themes – Read the full article

How To Lose Business And Alienate Mobile Audiences

On October 29th, 2013, wrote:

To say that we’re in the midst of a mobile revolution would actually be pretty inaccurate – it has already happened. Smartphone and tablet PC saturation across most of the world’s leading markets is heading toward total, which means a monumental opportunity for those in business who know just how to tap into this waiting goldmine. Unfortunately however, there are still tens of thousands of businesses…maybe even more…that are guilty of breaking some of the cardinal rules that come with winning over and making the most of mobile audiences. So with this in mind, here’s a look at just five of the ways you can instantly turn-off your mobile audience and yourself turned-off by your mobile audience in about five seconds-flat: Ignore Them Altogether This should technically count as rules one, two and three for the simple reason that to ignore mobile audience members is to eliminate them from contention. It’s probably the biggest no-brainer of them all and at – Read the full article

5 Ways to Use Your Vehicle for Marketing and Branding Purposes

On October 29th, 2013, wrote:

There is a good chance that your vehicle is, well, the perfect vehicle to market and advertise your business. Whether you have a dog grooming business or an accounting firm, your car is the perfect moving billboard. However, where billboards can cost thousands of dollars to create, using your car can cost a fraction of that amount. Also, the chances are high that you will make your money back in increased revenue when people see your website address on the vehicle and then visit your online store. In fact, industry insiders say that this method of advertising can be 15% more effective than some other methods. Here are five ways to use your vehicle for marketing and branding purposes. If you are a headshot photographer or a wedding photographer, you could put photographs that you have taken in the advertisement. There is nothing like seeing your actual work on the vehicle. There is also no better way to get other – Read the full article

Little-Known Ways To Rebound From A Social Media Faux Pas

On August 3rd, 2013, wrote:

Social media sites provide a terrific opportunity to connect with clients, potential customers and current buyers. But they also have the potential to cause trouble. It seems every other day a large company’s social media account makes headlines for the wrong reasons. Sometimes it’s as simple as a bad typo in a tweet. Other times the offense is much more severe and causes serious damage to the brand. Whether you’re in the plumbing or the holistic alcohol recovery business, here are some tips for how to recover from a social media disaster. Figure Out the Damage First, ask yourself this important question: What damage has been done? If you made a typo in a tweet, even if it was a swear word, chances are there will be no real consequences to your mistake. People may even laugh about it; we’ve all had our own auto-correct or tiny keyboard problems. If the glitch was minor, acknowledge it, apologize for it, and – Read the full article

Promote Your Brand Without Going Broke

On May 22nd, 2013, wrote:

Let’s face it – marketing your brand can get really expensive, really fast. For small businesses, though, the only way to stay in the game is to grow your company and continue bringing in a profit. With so many small businesses failing, you can’t help but wonder if it’s due to the fact that they didn’t market properly or didn’t have the financial means of promoting themselves. Let’s take a look at some great, inexpensive ways to promote your brand without spending a fortune. Tips on Marketing Inexpensively Though there’s no set number or percentage that a company should spend on advertising, most don’t spend more than 7% of their budget on it. Larger firms typically spend more and small businesses spend less, but 7% is the average. Luckily, with the use of technology today, advertising doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Tips for saving money on marketing include: Start a blog –  Every business should have – Read the full article

Useful Tips About Guest Blog Posts: Part 4

On May 14th, 2013, wrote:

As we are nearing the end, don’t miss the chance to read more about these useful guest blog posting tips and apply them with your guest blogging endeavors. Secret #25: Write a killer bio The only claim to fame that you can expect out of most guest blog posts will come by way of your bio. This is your little bit of space to shine, so make it count. Of course, this can be somewhat difficult given the limited word counts and space provided for bios. But being able to come up with a solid call to action is vital to the success of any guest blog post. You should also make sure to link to content that is relevant to the post. Secret #26:  “More” isn’t necessarily “better” when it comes to guest blog posts As mentioned previously, quality is one of the most important factors in successful guest blog posting. Sure it is a good thing to add – Read the full article

How To Use A Blog To Promote Your E-Bay Store

On May 10th, 2013, wrote:

You can quite easily set up an eBay store and sell things. It allows you to do things such as keep a stock of items and have your adverts renew themselves automatically after thirty days. The problem is that you are stuck with promoting your shop and your items on eBay alone, and there are probably lots of other people offering your goods for less money. So how can you possibly make it a bit more of a level playing field? You can use your blog to promote your eBay shop, and here is how. Link to your eBay store This will help to push your items further up Google’s search results. It is true that some of your traffic comes from Google. People who are looking for very specific items are likely to find your items on eBay. Very few eBay stores and eBay items have links pointing to them, so it doesn’t take very many to get your – Read the full article