Archive | December, 2013

Which Share Plugin Should I Use?

Posted on 23 December 2013 by Linda Joseph

You Want to Make it Easy for Your Visitors to Share Your Content!

Most of my blog posts come from questions from clients.  I figure that if they have the question, then it would probably benefit you.

I recently recommended to a client that he make his content easier for his visitors to share.  He is doing well on Facebook and is just starting on Pinterest.

Since his site is loaded with awesome images, I suggested that he first make it easy to pin the images and share the content to Facebook.

Here are a couple of options:

1 – For a simple pin function, I like ‘Pin It On Pinterest’

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2 – For sharing with the primary social sites, I like “Socialize”

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I really like the floating icons on the left.  It is a constant reminder to share the content.  You will notice that there is also a box under the post which encourages readers to leave a comment.

 

 

 

3. Another share plugin that is nice is “AddThis”. You can put the icons on the top and/or the bottom of the post. I don’t like that you can’t pick what icons you want.  For instance, I would like to see Google+ as an option.

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4 – One last plugin I have used is “ShareThis.”  It does have Google+ and Pinterest and you can add to the top and/or bottom of the posts.

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Do you have a favorite share plugin?

 

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Great WordPress Plugin List!

Posted on 19 December 2013 by Linda Joseph

What Plugins Do You Use?

I have used 100’s of plugins over the last 5 years.  Plugins can add so much functionality to your blog.wordpress logo There are plugins for about anything:

  • SEO
  • Image Galleries
  • SPAM
  • Forms
  • Security
  • Editors
  • Short Codes
  • Backups
  • Popups
  • Share

And the list goes on and on.! Below are some of Nicole Dean’s Essential WordPress Plugins for Bloggers.  I don’t think that each one of these is essential but there are quite a few that I use and like.  (Let me know which ones you think are missing.)

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What is the Purpose of Your Business Website?

Posted on 16 December 2013 by Linda Joseph

Do You Need A Website For Your Business? – Part 3

What is the Purpose of Your Business Website

 

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It is not always easy to identify the purpose of your website. If you have gone through the process of identifying the problem that you solve for your target niche, you are close to defining the purpose of your website. Your marketing strategy will put the finishing touches on the primary purpose of your website.

Here are the three basic purposes for business websites:
1. Sales
2. Leads
3. Business Brochure

 

 

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.wobcmagazine.com/9696/47272/a/do-you-need-a-website-for-your-business-what-is-the-purpose-of-your-website

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What Problem Does Your Business Website Solve?

Posted on 12 December 2013 by Linda Joseph

Do You Need A Website For Your Business? – Part 2

What Problem Do You Solve?

Target your websiteEvery business is in the business of providing solutions. We all have problems and we look for ways to solve our problems.

If you struggle with weight, you are going to look for ways to lose weight. It might be that miracle pill or a personal trainer or support group.

If you want to decorate your home, you are going to look for that special interior decorator or the unique decoration or specialty store.
If you want to start a coaching business, you look for a business coach or a 5 star book or a specialized class.

Once you understand what problem you solve, then you want to niche it down.

 

Read the whole article here: http://www.wobcmagazine.com/9696/47273/a/do-you-need-a-website-for-your-business-what-problem-do-you-solve

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