|Taking The Headaches Out
of Internet Marketing
Week of 05-02-11
|In this issue:
I want to remind you about #WordPress Wednesday is back again this week (runs weekly) and I wanted to mention that my page is always a safe place to ask SM, SMM, marketing, WP, FB, XYZ, yadayada (like that?) questions!
I’ll always do my best to answer what you bring me, point you to who can help, or tell you how to get support time if it’s necessary.
I hope you had a blessed holiday and got some rest so you can hit it hard for a productive week this week! (I ate too much, how about you?)
I want to give you a heads-up about what I am publishing this (and next) week…
I get asked pretty regularly how I keep up with the oodles of affiliate links that are a part of the life of any blogger using affiliate links.
Some bloggers track these all in a spreadsheet and open it to get what they need and copy/paste it into all the right spots on their blog.
Me, I’m either smart or lazy depending on how you look at it and depend on some spiffy plugins to help keep me (at least marginally) sane.
I started a series a while back, that I did not complete, and I will be re-publishing this upcoming week as well as adding the final two or three additional posts to next week.
If you want a education on how to get WordPress and all those links to play well together – as well as how to build your SEO using the interlinking tools even if you do not regularly use affiliate links – then you’ll want to pay attention to this high-quality, in-depth series.
Improve clickthrough and comment rates using excerpts.
One common problem we see on non-premium themes (or premium themes not using optimized settings) is the use of the full post displayed on the home page.
While this works fine for websites, on blogs that want comments it has little incentive for the reader to click through to comment.
There’s a really handy, simple plugin called “Homepage excerpt” you can use to get excerpts on your home page and I highly recommend its use if your theme is displaying full posts.
You can learn more here.
If (like me) you’ve ever changed the domain name of your blog you may be wondering how long you need to keep the old domain pointed to the new one. Google answers!…. read more
James Schramko has just released an intermediate to advanced traffic generation course that is sure to teach you a LOT. If you need targetted traffic, James shows you how… read more
Here’s a great tip I picked up from Steve Shoemaker on how to easily share outside content to a FB group without hand linking… read more
Some minor changes bring even more power to the commentluv plugin. Here’s a setting you may want to adjust… read more
With the 30 day spring blog cleaning underway, we define minimum requirements for blogs to participate in the TSA blog traffic system… read more
Follow this one simple tip to get more of your facebook friend requests approved!
Remember that social media is massive, and even if you remember someone they may not remember you. Always include a non-solicitory message with your friend request that lets them know how you are connected and asks an open ended question to create dialog. This shows your open to listening!
I invite you to connect with me throughout social media! Lets get to know each other!
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