WordPress.com Video Tutorial Collection

I love WordPress
I love WordPress

My introduction to the open source community and WordPress software became a love affair that’s ongoing. Eight years ago I received an invitation to become a WordPress.com blogger.  I accepted and discovered WordPress software and the community are the perfect fit for me. Continue reading “WordPress.com Video Tutorial Collection”

External link to Firefox 30 Update

Firefox 30 Update

Firefox 30 is a minor update in terms of functionality that has been added or changed in the browser.   Click Mozilla link or use the Get Firefox link to be redirected directly to the page where the latest official version of Firefox can be downloaded. Firefox 30 released: Find out what is new | gHacks Technology News http://t.co/LsoYEnJrhR — Paul Ciano (@CianoP) June 10, 2014 … Continue reading Firefox 30 Update

No Metadata Required for Good SEO

head spinningWordPress.com is a multiuser blogging platform. Our blogs share a common architecture and we bloggers cannot access metadata. This is no barrier to site discover-ability, indexing or search engine optimization. However, when answering support forum questions posed by bloggers with metadata madness sharing our reality with them can cause a head spin. Continue reading “No Metadata Required for Good SEO”

Responsive Web Design: The Gold Standard

tabletsConsidered to be a fad when introduced, Tablets are quickly replacing PCs and Tablet sales are likely to surpass PCs by 2015. Worldwide PC shipments are down 11 percent.  So, as Peter Cashmore predicted, 2013 is the year  responsive design has taken off and soared. Continue reading “Responsive Web Design: The Gold Standard”

12 Time Management Tips for Top Blogging Performance

blogging tipsScheduling enough time for creating original content, promoting it, answering comments, reading and leaving comments on other blogs is not an easy feat. Few bloggers I know are able to blog full time. They have active offline lives to live so they want to make the best possible use of  the time they spend online.

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Plagiarism, Attribution, Citation, Quotation

copyright
copyright

Search engines make information readily accessible and convenient to copy and paste but be aware that plagiarism is defined as the act of either intentionally  or unintentionally publishing or passing off work that was written or created by someone else as your own work. Any time you use any material from an original source and do not give proper credit, you have committed plagiarism and violated copyright laws.  Continue reading “Plagiarism, Attribution, Citation, Quotation”

Google’s Penguin Update Impacts

penguinThe latest release of Google’s Penguin Update, an updated algorithm is live. This new release of Penguin is estimated to impact roughly 2.3% of English queries conducted through Google’s search engine. This is the fourth update of the Penguin algorithm which targets black hat web spam and is far  more powerful than earlier Penguin updates.
Penguin 1 on April 24, 2012
Penguin 2 on May 24, 2012
Penguin 3 on October 5, 2012 Continue reading “Google’s Penguin Update Impacts”

Auto posting to social media sites or not?

peopleBy joining social networks we agree to be notified of new posts published by a select group of “friends”. It’s a common routine. Publish a post on your blog and use an aggregation app like Publicize, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, or Buffer to have the title and link automatically posted to multiple networks, including G+ Facebook pages, Facebook Profile, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumbler, etc. Continue reading “Auto posting to social media sites or not?”

WordPress.com: Heading Tags from h1 – h6

Heading tags are an important part of any HTML document and blogs are HTML documents.  Search engine spiders read HTML and understand the relevance of heading tags, so when heading tags are used appropriately search engines give more weight to text that is inside a heading tag. That’s why it’s important for WordPress.com bloggers to learn what HTML heading tags are and how to use them properly. Continue reading “WordPress.com: Heading Tags from h1 – h6”

Blogging: Yoga Style

yogaA working definition for intention is: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Before my yoga classes I accept the invitation to set an intention for practice, away from worldly distractions and toward my goal of concentrating and remaining in the now moment.  An intention is a short powerful statement that affirms you have set a goal and intend to achieve it and I’ve been applying that to my blogging as well as to my yoga. Continue reading “Blogging: Yoga Style”

Quick Blog Post Tagging Tips

google magnifying glassSuccessful blogs draw between 30 – 60 % of their incoming targeted readers from search engine referrals. That’s because targeted readers use search engines to do keyword searches to locate information of topical interest to them.

Aha! Now that I have your attention allow me to quickly share some blog post tagging tips that will increase targeted traffic to your blog posts.

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Aggregation and Collaboration Tools for Bloggers

Collaboration ToolsGot a small business blog,  personal blog or a blog in any other niche?

If you aren’t using aggregation, curation and collaboration for content creation purposes then  you are behind the times.

This article focuses on introducing bloggers to some tools to make aggregation, curation and collaboration part of your plan to become a successful blogger create a successful blog.

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Gapingvoid: I’m Not Delusional, I’m An Entrepreneur

Happy weekend, readers. I thought you might enjoy this. Gapingvoid’s unique style of visual communication has long been popular among successful and aspiring entrepreneurs. They decorate their offices with prints of gapingvoid art. They wear our t-shirts. They read our blog and newsletter. We admire and appreciate all entrepreneurs – they are the future – and we salute them (and you) with this short look … Continue reading Gapingvoid: I’m Not Delusional, I’m An Entrepreneur

Facebook’s New Graph Search and You

facebook eyeIt’s no surprise that Facebook, which is arguably  among the largest data mines based on voluntary content submission there is online has announced a BETA social search feature ie Graph Search as it’s  making a lot of noise.  Facebook members can search for other users and filter the results based on  interests, education, age, location  and much more.  If you make it into the BETA program you may be surprised or even shocked at what you find when you use Facebook  Graph Search. Continue reading “Facebook’s New Graph Search and You”

More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Squidoo

squidoo
A content curator  identifies a theme, selects content,  chooses how to add value to it and how to display it on a web page for public viewing and interaction.

Squidoo is a free and popular publishing platform and community of content curators that makes it easy for you to create curated “lenses” online. Continue reading “More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Squidoo”

More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Scoop.it

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The amount of information bloggers receive as it happens on any given day is so much and so rapidly delivered that it’s intellectually impossible to keep pace. Content curation is a time management and content creation strategy that could be your best hope for overcoming the challenge. Continue reading “More Traffic and Backlinks for Your Blog: Scoop.it”