Must-Have SEO Tools For Small Businesses

On January 4th, 2013, wrote:

Running a small business is no easy task and you need to ensure that you stay relevant in such competitive times. The idea of attracting people to your online presence needs to be given top priority. The right SEO tools can keep you far ahead of your local competition and ensure that you build up a strong base of loyal customers. Optimizing your site and keeping track of various aspects is a must for small businesses or startups. Here are a few tools that can help you out. A WordPress site: There is nothing better than having a dynamic site that gives customers a common place to find your products and services. WordPress is your best option if you’re running a small business. The site you create can be the center of all your social media needs. Setting up is easy and the best part being WordPress takes care of nearly 80% of all your SEO needs. Moreover, there are – Read the full article

Hootsuite Adds New Social Media Platforms For Easy Management

On December 12th, 2012, wrote:

HootSuite is a system developed in the year 2008 by Ryan Holmes. It is one of the best tools for brand management. When you are marketing through social media websites, you’ll have to login with your credentials on every website. This is where HootSuite comes in. When you link all your social media sites to HootSuite, you’ll only have to login once to manage and analyze all your data. HootSuite initially supported Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, MySpace and Mix. HootSuite has over 3 million users and recently, the company has extended support to more social media platforms. Let’s have a look at it. Photo courtesy of: freedigitalphotos.net WordPress.org WordPress.com one of the most popular blogging platforms and WordPress.org offers self hosting blogs. WordPress is a very efficient content management system and has a very large user base. With HootSuite extending support to the self hosting platform, posting and editing content is even easier. The developers have put a lot of – Read the full article

How To Get Noticed In Your Blogging Niche

On December 6th, 2012, wrote:

It is estimated that 300 million websites launched in the U.S. in 2011, and more than 70 million were blogs on WordPress alone. From a global perspective, WordPress currently boasts nearly 60 billion blogs, with an estimated 100,000 being added daily. And that’s just one blogging site. For the blogger looking to infiltrate a niche, build up a following, and eventually monetize an online operation, these numbers can be a little daunting. And yet, it’s important to remember that the vast majority of bloggers are not going to impede your rise to the top. Only a small percentage could be considered competition largely because most do not have the same aspirations as you. For many people, starting a blog doesn’t entail dreams of grandeur – most just want to write on a topic that they are passionate about in order to share with family and friends or connect with like-minded individuals. As a result, they won’t take the steps necessary – Read the full article

Professional Themes For WordPress And SEO Benefits

On November 28th, 2012, wrote:

Search engine optimization can be an extremely difficult endeavor. If you’re using the WordPress platform, you’ll find that many of the free themes out there don’t really have the search engine optimization features built into them that you’ll need. Professional premium WordPress themes usually include enhancements that are designed for users who need to make certain that the content is as search engine friendly as possible. Here are some of the things they generally include and why you should consider utilizing one of them for any sort of a business site. Tagging Whether you’re talking about meta-tags or the tags that you add to your blog posts on your own, tagging is a very important part of search engine optimization. Meta-tags provide information that the search engines sometimes use to properly categorize content. The tags that you add to your own content make it easier for users to find related articles. Remember that user-friendliness is a major part of search – Read the full article

Can WordPress Compete With Enterprise Grade CMS?

On October 26th, 2012, wrote:

Media houses need CMSes for online operations. The management of team, proper delegation of work, best efficiency of the resources, and most importantly, proper publishing of the content; an Enterprise CMS is needed to get this done as smoothly as possible. That is the reason Enterprises CMSes are so much in demand and are used from small to big enterprises. These publishers are ready to spend any sum of money on these CMSes to keep their business running. Content management systems undoubtedly provide you with the most advanced functionalities and features which are not otherwise possible without the use of these CMS. The Enterprise CMSes though are made to look as the only option by vendors due to their high commissions, but today there are open source solutions available where you don’t need to burn a hole in your budget and can still get the features which “Enterprise Grade CMS” vendors provide. Today the most affordable one stop solution for – Read the full article

Using Print Plugins For WordPress

On October 19th, 2012, wrote:

The WordPress platform is one of the most popular options for bloggers, and with good reason. There are a variety of themes available on WordPress that are suited to different types of blogs, from fashion blogs to political opinion. WordPress bloggers even have the option to upload custom built themes. Print plugins add functionality to WordPress blogs by allowing readers to print or save individual entries. Many print plugins are easy to install and they are simple enough for readers to use. However, most plugins only work with WordPress.org blogs rather than WordPress.com blogs. WordPress.com versus WordPress.org WordPress.org allows bloggers to have complete control over the code for their blogs, including the installation of custom plugins. However, WordPress.org requires bloggers to provide their own hosting for their blogs. WordPress.org bloggers are also responsible for maintaining updated versions of the WordPress software. WordPress.com provides a turnkey operation for bloggers, with ready-made themes and hosting provided. WordPress automatically updates the software for – Read the full article

Anatomy of A Great WordPress Plug-In

On August 14th, 2012, wrote:

Man’s best friend is a dog. Guess who’s a blogger’s best friend? WordPress! For one, it is absolutely free. You can use it for anything, for personal use (sharing your thoughts and hobbies), or for commercial use (marketing your product or service). It’s become a day-to-day necessity for many developers. Your blogging websites can be made more fun and interactive for users with these plug-ins. WordPress can be made friendlier by customizing the basic functionality with add-on plug-ins. Here’s a guide on what to look for: Security: When you get a good plug-in, it comes with a good security package: Any confidential information is not printed into the Javascript code as it will be visible on the client’s side A secure plug-in will make use of wp-admin’s nonce validation Offers protection against unnecessary XSS exploits and SQL injection Offers thorough documentation: If a plug-in is not going to offer proper support and good documentation, it is not going to be – Read the full article

5 Best Security Plug-Ins for WordPress

On August 12th, 2012, wrote:

Every blogger loves to put his fingers on the keyboard and crank out an amazing post. Backlinks, blog promotion, and interacting with the folks who come to the blog are all part of the allure of running a WordPress website. However, the dark side to WordPress is its security. If you plan on building your site out and becoming popular in your niche, be prepared for hacking attempts. These plugins will help ward off would-be troublemakers: Better WP Security This plugin does a number of things, but its strength lies in its diversified approach to protecting your blog. First, the plugin tries to obscure important blog information from prying eyes. It does this by removing the meta “generator” tag, allows you to turn off the ability to log in for a given time period (they call it “away mode”), removing the Windows Life Write header information, removing RSD header information, changing the ID on the user with ID 1, changing – Read the full article