WordPress Plugins – the good, the bad and the ugly – part 1

One of the great things about a self-hosted WordPress blog is that you get to play with a powerful array of plugins. These are small bits of software that can add functionality, provide a better customer experience for your visitors and give you the technology to generate more traffic to your blog. If you are(…)

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Social media traffic

What’s so good about social media traffic? If you look closely at your website or blog traffic figures you will notice social media traffic , from sites such as Facebook and Twitter, deliver much more loyal, targeted and engaged visitors. That is they spend more time on your site, search deeper and are more likely(…)

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From Fear to Fun – the Blogging Experience

The blogging experience of a travel writer If you’ve been wondering why it’s taken me so long to do a post it’s because I’ve been heavily involved in helping one of my clients to set up a great travel blog. What with my current clients, new ones engaging my services, and delivering blogging and social(…)

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How to Install Google Feedburner on your Blog – Simples!

Install Google Feedburner and watch your readership grow! Now that you are aware of the benefits you’ll want to know how to install Google Feedburner on your blog. As someone who looks for the easiest way to get something done I suggest you check out one of my favourite Blogs from WordPress Beginner which covers(…)

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10 Benefits of Firing up your Blog with Feedburner

10 Benefits of Firing up your Blog with Feedburner

No doubt you would have heard of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), which is a way for interested visitors to get your new content sent to them rather than having to come to your site. If you want to make your RSS feed even more effective then using Google’s free Feedburner service is essential to your(…)

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Google Search Robots – Friend or Foe?

Have you been caught out by the Google Search Robots? Google have recently changed their search algorithm, PageRank, which helps them to rank pages on the internet. The Google search robots are sent out with specific criteria to search for and if you hit the right buttons you’ll get ranked highly. If you don’t, you’re(…)

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Resistance to blogging and social media

How strong is your resistance to blogging and social media? I wish I had a pound for every person who says that blogging and social media are a complete waste of time. There seems to be a strong resistance to blogging and social media in some people. Mind you, there was a similar resistance to(…)

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Does your blog make the grade?

So you’ve started your blog, you are getting traffic and people are engaging with you by leaving comments, tweeting about you and posting about you on social media sites. You have also begun to litter the web with your website URL so the search engines can track links back to your site. You are checking(…)

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WordPress and other blog themes

Not all blog themes are created equal! Following on from my recent post about blog themes let’s take a look at specific themes for WordPress self-hosted sites & other blogging platforms. Most of the free blog themes are pretty good, some are better than others. Be aware that they may come with some limitations. 1.(…)

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