WordPress Tips for Creating the Perfect Bio Page

On July 25th, 2012, wrote:

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) and online publishing platform for several reasons, including ease of use, rich plug-in architecture, versatility, and vibrant open-source development community. One of the most important reasons for the widespread WordPress adoption is the variety of methods it offers to make content seem attractive. Fresh and interesting content is what really drives visitors to online properties these days, and WordPress offers web publishers, SEO professionals, and Internet marketers many different ways to highlight content. Among the many lessons web professionals have learned from Web 2.0 and the social media explosion is the importance of engaging visitors, to make them feel relevant and connected to the sites they visit. One way to accomplish meaningful engagement is by giving them opportunities to get to know their authors better. Content may be king, but visitors are entitled to know about the kingmakers behind the subject matter that keeps them coming back from more. Satisfying Curious – Read the full article

5 Twitter Marketing Techniques

On April 10th, 2012, wrote:

Twitter is a fantastic social media platform. The micro-blogging surface continues to explode in popularity in spite of all the haters who have mocked it from day one. With millions of users, Twitter is a fertile ground for effective Internet marketers. In this article, I will be discussing five Twitter marketing techniques. Before I get to those, let me briefly touch on an important concept, which is the synergistic nature of social media marketing. The best social media marketing campaigns incorporate multiple platforms. The three most effective are usually Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Facebook is great for posting photos, distributing content, and having contests. Twitter is great for having a conversation with your customers. YouTube allows you to effectively distribute video content. When you use all of these platforms, along with perhaps a blog, then you have a winning social media marketing system that reinforces itself. Keep that in mind as you build up your Twitter account. 1. Steal the – Read the full article

WordPress Plugins: SEO Essentials to Improve Your Site Performance

On February 15th, 2012, wrote:

With the boom of the Internet, almost everybody, from businesses to individuals, to the celebrity and even just the ordinary people have established a presence in the World Wide Web by creating their own website. Creating a website is very easy especially now that there are a lot of free and user-friendly content management platforms (like WordPress) where anybody can start a website. But because there are millions of websites that abound, competing to be known in the Internet world by ranking at the top of popular search engine results is difficult and can be a very big challenge for any website owner. This is where Search Engine Optimization or SEO comes into the picture. Website owners can implement SEO strategies to improve their site performance and position themselves to be found online. With WordPress, you can take advantage of the platform’s plugin architecture to enhance your ability to implement your SEO strategies. And there are loads of SEO plug-ins that have been – Read the full article

Hungry for More? The 32 Best WordPress Templates and Themes Today

On January 25th, 2012, wrote:

Our recent post on premium WordPress templates was a hit. (Thank you, readers!) So we decided to make another list showcasing even more WP templates and themes. Hopefully, it will help you: Enhance the visual impact and usability of your WordPress-powered website, blog, e-Commerce site, or Web page; Ease the development and administration of your site and lift some burden off your shoulders (or Webmaster); Reflect more appropriately the personality and character of your brand and business; Enable you to organize your template files more efficiently and configure them for use under specific situations or seasons; And drive your WordPress site in a way that meets your specific requirements and business goals. If you’re an Internet marketer, online advertiser, blogger, business owner, entrepreneur, online retailer, musician or artist, journalist, photographer or designer, or mom-and-pop store owner, we highly recommend that you use WordPress, Lakeshore Branding’s favorite content management system. (The very site you’re reading is powered by WP, too.) It – Read the full article

WordPress Plugins: Five Small Ways To Improve Your Site’s SEO

On January 23rd, 2012, wrote:

There is a multitude of WordPress plugins that can make your site more SEO friendly and the same ones are repeatedly recommended with little variation. If you have not installed WordPress’s All-in-One SEO Pack, W3 Total Cache, Google XML Sitemaps, SEO Slugs, Trackable Social Share, or similar SEO plugins, go do that right now. If you have already addressed your SEO needs with these handy dandy helpers, then you might want to think about installing these less frequently lauded but still awesome plugins.  After all, good SEO is about solid, engaging content, and these plugins will provide the opportunity to connect with your users in different ways. BuddyPress BuddyPress elevates your site by enabling you to construct your own social network on your WordPress site. When installed, it will make your site more interactive and encourage users to build upon what you have started. This powerful plugin provides a whole host of social networking components including activity streams, fully editable extended profiles, and extensible groups – Read the full article

Simple Web Design Tips for New Business Owners

On January 17th, 2012, wrote:

If you are the proud owner of a new website, then you know how confusing and downright difficult the process of designing and building a website can be. It’s not uncommon to go through the trouble of finding a hosting service and choosing a domain name, only to get stuck when it comes to actually putting a site together and making it presentable for viewers. Fortunately, there are some very basic things, even for newbies, that can make the process much easier. Here are some simple web design tips for new website owners: Templates. One of the fastest and easiest ways to design an effective website is to choose a customizable template. Customizable templates are easy to find. Simply search online, load them to your site, and make whatever changes you want to make the design your own. If you use a blog hosting service like WordPress to build your website, you will be pleased to find that you automatically have – Read the full article

48 Premium WordPress Templates Worth Paying For

On January 16th, 2012, wrote:

WordPress was first released in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg. Yes, it’s that long ago. Before Facebook even happened. Since then, it has grown to host, as of late last year, around 15 percent of the world’s top 1 million websites. It has also been downloaded over 65 million times! But if you’re still looking for reasons that will convince you to build – or redevelop – your website using the WordPress platform, we won’t shy away from giving you several: WordPress isn’t just for blogging. It’s flexible enough to power your business website, your e-Commerce site, your product and services page, your social networks (check out our recent post on BuddyPress), your anything. It’s simple and pretty easy to use. If you know how to use Microsoft Word, you’ll know how to use WordPress, which has its own WYSIWYG editor to aid users who prefer not to use codes (like HTML). Training a client on WordPress site administration is also – Read the full article

20 Stunning and Versatile BuddyPress Themes

On January 12th, 2012, wrote:

You ever heard of something called BuddyPress? If not, well – you should. Established in 2008, Buddypress is a publishing platform for connecting all your social media streams and networks together in one self-hosted and WordPress-powered site. You can use it as a social network for your family, your university, your school or college, or your class; as an internal communication medium for your company or organization; as a network for connecting people with the same interests as you have; or as a socially dynamic site centered around your new product or service. For more uses, check out this BuddyPress showcase. Like WordPress, BuddyPress is an extremely flexible and versatile solution, especially for those who are looking to grow their businesses and brands via social media marketing. Its features include: Global, personal, and group activity streams where you can view all your comments, status updates, mentions, favorites, and notifications, among many others; User groups that you can choose to be public, – Read the full article