This video shows how to use the All in One SEO plugin to drive traffic to your blog posts. If you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform, this is a must see video for creating more traffic to your individual posts!
Here are a couple of related posts that may help as well:
I was recently speaking to a customer whose doggie daycare website we just completed. She indicated to me that her existing customers love the new site, as it gave them the ability to quickly make a reservation for their pet online–a feature their previous website had (contact form), but it was not set up from a “Call to Action” button(learn more about Calls to Action here).
Essentially, she indicated to me that customers and potential customers were doing exactly what we had created the site to do–selecting the Call to Action button “Make a Reservation” and, here’s the interesting part, instead of being taken to another page, and having to wait for that page to load (risking losing a reservation), we created an overlay that instantly appears with all the query information for the client or prospect to fill out.
(Here’s an example of one of the interior pages “Doggie Day Care.” Notice the “Make A Reservation” Call to Action button)
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(When the “Make A Reservation” button is selected, the overlay instantly appears!)
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So, did we reinvent the wheel? Absolutely not, but what do customers HATE to do? Answer: Waste Time! Not only do they not want to dial the phone, go through the selections (Push one for____), or even worse–leave a message, customers don’t even want to wait for a new page to load. So why not minimize the risk of losing a customer?
A few weeks ago I wrote about Spoon Feeding your site’s visitors, and this is just another way to do that. Give them exactly what they want, let them find it easily, and give them fast access. Then they’re off to the next thing on their to-do list, and you’re website is generating income for you! Yes, Ma Bell is dead, and because of the pace at which we live, we are all to blame!
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Many of us repeatedly question Facebook’s motives and reach. As the social networking site approaches 700 million users, they have rolled out a new feature that scares more than a few people–even prompting the EU privacy regulators to take a closer look. So, what is it? It’s Facebook’s new facial recognition software that does away with the cumbersome manual “phototagging,” where each person in each photo had to be tagged by the uploader by hand. The new facial recognition software, that is now is turned on by default, will auto-tag all images that users now upload. Kind of creepy, don’t you think?
Okay, so as you probably are concerned about Facebook and your privacy, as you should be, here’s the down and dirty on how to disable Facebook’s facial recognition feature:
1. Under the “Account” drop-down menu at the top right, click “Privacy Settings.”
2. In the “Sharing on Facebook” section, click on “Customize Settings.”
3. Scroll down to “Suggest Photos of Me to Friends” and click “Edit Settings.”
4. In the drop-down on the right, click “Disable.”
I hope this little bit helps, and you feel more secure on Facebook
Are you ever curious about how images and information about people seems to follow them whenever they post or appear on the web–there is that same picture, and linkable information. Would you like to have the same capability, essentially to have your image, or avatar, and information that links back to your site, appear automatically for you?
You can! There is a free service called Gravatar, and here’s a quick introduction to how it works and how simple it is to set up.
One of my absolute favorites is the plugin Limit Login Attempts. This is a simple plugin that when installed and activated will limit the number of login attempts to your site, then after the preset number of failed attempts will lock the ability to login for a customizable about of time. It will also automatically email the site’s administrators when a specific and customizable number of login fails are reached. This is key to inhibiting brute force attacks on your blog/website as WordPress does not limit the number of attempts to login.
Ever been away from your computer and wanted to access your files with your laptop? Ever wished that the document you updated on your desktop computer was synced to your laptop or phone? Now, seamlessly, you can with Dropbox, and it’s super simple and it is free for up to 2GB!
Here’s their ‘features’ video…check it out, it may make your life just a little bit easier!
In another life I worked on Wall Street, doing time at ML, Bear and Smith Barney. My primary job was to raise and manage assets. One aspect I always noticed about these companies is that they presented simple or even simplistic solutions. Yet, in financial panning with wealthy individuals, rarely did simple solutions satisfy a complex need. While these companies played catchup in this arena, there was one standout leader, Bernstein.
With its complex solutions, that were not initially presented to the end user, but to their lawyers and accountants, Bernstein advisors were above the pack at asset gathering. The solutions they presented were so complex that the advisors were highly trained and drilled (yes, drilled), to have a deep understanding of their structure and therefore were of immense value to the lawyers and accountants they presented to–and when it came time for a referral for a wealth advisor to be made by these attorneys and accountants, who do you think received it?
The creation of quality, deep and meaningful content (or solutions in this aspect), set the Bernstein advisors in a different stratosphere than the other mere moral advisors, and they became an indispensable resource. The lawyers and accountants loved it, and ate it up, as it made them look like a unique resource to their customers as well.
So, let’s ask ourselves: What are we doing to become a resource? What have we done to make ourselves truly valuable to our customers and prospects. Are you offering fluff, or when it comes time to strut your stuff, do you have content on your site that launches you into the stratosphere? Having a ‘Total Solution’ falls far short, as that is what everyone says. Got great customer service? Ditto! Dig deep and create deeper, complex website content that sets you so far apart from your competition that your differentiation is immediately apparent.
Side note: While I advocate complex content, this does not, in any way, mean your site should be cluttered our difficult to navigate.
Any ideas as to how deeper content can be created?
Stay tuned, as I will be working to illustrate how we are doing this and what tools we find useful.