The other day, I was chatting with my friend Michael Lovitch (Hypnosis Network – their Productivity & Engineering procrastination-solving product is amazing BTW, I can’t believe how much I’ve accomplished so far this year!!!) — and he was mentioning how his company uses WordPress, but has had the backend completely redesigned to minimize the relentless […]
Need Traffic Now? Here are 3 Quick Ways to Get Visitors to Your Site After working long and hard to get your new web site up and running, you probably have little patience left to wait months and months to start getting traffic to your site and start making sales! But those search engine submissions […]
During a conversation over dinner about making money online with blogs, one of my guests piped up and said, “So what’s a blog, anyway?“ Aargh. Sometimes I forget that most people don’t live online like we do, and I’d neglected to fill in the blanks. To rectify matters, here’s a short article that answers the […]
I found 265 spam comments in my blog’s comment moderation queue this afternoon. This video shows how I actually do filter through mountains of spam looking for valid comments that go astray and get mistaken as spam. And although it seems like I’m scrolling through the list pretty quickly, the video (or running Camtasia) seems […]
Having found 36 broken links on my blog — Broken Link Checker has just become my new favorite WordPress plugin. It also checks for missing images and will notify you through your blog’s dashboard (and the Manage -> Broken Links panel) if any are found. Here’s a list of Broken Link Checker’s features:
One of our newest NPT Forum members, DLZ, discovered something odd in the moderation queue of his new blog and was wondering if he’d been spammed. This is the answer to his question. If you’ve been blogging for more than a day or two, you’ve probably seen trackback requests in your Moderation Queue. Provided that […]
What separates a blog from a web page? It isn’t RSS feeds or the author interface, but tone. If you want a real, organic audience you need to set your blog apart from your site’s standard copy. People read static web content for raw information, but they read blogs to learn more about people. If you use the same third person “corpspeak” that you’d put on any other page, potential readers will lose interest. There’s a time and place for aloof, formal business language, but in most companies, a blog should represent a chance to loosen your virtual tie, so to speak.