So you’ve decided to take your crack at building websites for profit, huh? In the words of the great Winston Churchill, “I have nothing to offer but Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat.” Web development is certainly not for the faint of heart! The rewards are priceless, but the competition is equally stiff.Not only will you be competing with millions of others, but conglomerates like Intuit and GoDaddy.com have also jumped on the bandwagon. This makes it all the more difficult for your business to compete for customers.
Blogging on the go is the way of the future. People are updating, liking, tweeting, editing, checking in and publishing from virtually anywhere they are connected.
If your mobile phone uses the Android OS, then you can install a variety of apps to help you stay on top of things and continually update your blog.
First things first
You need to download the official WordPress Android App to get yourself connected with your blog via your phone or tablet.
Great, now let’s get started!
There are different types of links in the world of SEO; Internal Links (links within your site that land on pages within your site), External Links (links within your site that land on pages on other websites) & Inbound Links (links from other websites that land on your website). As always, I’m going to recommend quality over quantity especially when it comes to link building.
The only thing harder than getting your WordPress Website to the first page of the Google search results is keeping it there through all of these aggressive Google updates. You’ve probably noticed that even the “white hat” SEO practices which used to get the job done are quickly becoming old hats.
But first, a WordPress theme quiz…
Author’s note: this is a low-tech quiz; answers saved in your head will suffice :-)
Are you a WordPress theme designer?
Are you a hobbyist or enthusiast?
Is your WordPress theme stylesheet a little confusing?
Do you spend too much time trying to figure out where your custom styles should be inserted?
Do you just plop styles in anywhere in the stylesheet and then wind up with conflicts that can be hard to track down?
Do you compulsively customize the heck out of stuff? (that’s me!)
Do you just like to futz around to get stuff looking right in your chosen theme?
There are keywords and keyphrases. Keyphrases are 3 words or more such as “Condos in Toronto” or “Condos For Sale”. The methodology to search engine optimization is to target “long-tail keyphrases” which are actionable, i.e. a call to action. Optimizing for words such as “Toronto Condos” may yield more traffic but the quality of said traffic may not convert into a qualified lead but rather attract buyers who are not yet ready to buy.
The best way to keep people coming back to your site is by providing them with fresh new content on a regular basis. There are a number of ways to do this, such as blogging, posting tweets, and building a forums section that will have people contributing content for you. In this list, we’ll look at some of the most popular and effective ways to get unique content that have been specially designed for WordPress, and of course we’ll take a closer look at the pros and cons for each. I may cover a few things that you think are common sense to use and implement, but trust me there are still a lot of people out there who haven’t taken advantage of them yet, and you still might get a great idea for something new.
Google Penguin rocked the SEO world, especially for WordPress site owners. Heck, a lot of us were still recovering from Panda – an update released a year before Penguin, then the mighty Penguin hit.
From the get-go, there was a lot of confusion about Penguin. This is partially due to how it was rolled out. Matt Cutts, head of Google Webspam team hinted that an “over-optimization update” may be in the pipeline. Although Penguin does target sites which are over-optimized, that’s not its primary purpose.
It’s obvious that at WPMU.org we’re WordPress crazy. We advocate the use of WordPress, and are delighted when large corporations decide to take advantage of the power and flexibility provided by WordPress.
It may seem obvious that more and more media and news corporations are starting to use WordPress as their CMS given that more and more plugins, themes and developers have started to develop on this system, but there are still many big news corporations who use other CMS or proprietary systems.
We will show you some European and Asian news corporations that are run either completely or partially on WordPress.
What would happen if for the next 30 days you were to focus all your efforts on doubling the traffic to your WordPress site? Most people have never thought about doing this, they just wish they could get more traffic and they keep searching for a magic formula.
But what I’m talking about is 100% focused effort on one goal that, as you’re about to discover, could literally change your life over the next year.