Archive for the ‘blogging’ Category

WP Premium Theme Giveaway

December 2, 2010

We are happy to inform you that we are giving away an awesome WP Premium Theme this Christmas. So what are you waiting for check it out and start blogging.

21 top blogs that inspired me to blog

August 17, 2009

Three years ago, I was not aware of something called blogging. But today, I’m blogging and also making money doing so.  I’ve learnt a lot and am still learning and find it interesting. The process of making money makes the process of blogging much more interesting. Today I’m sharing with you some of the top blogs on the World Wide Web that will teach you and help you to become a better blogger. If you find any blog that you found helpful, feel free to share them in the comments form available below.

  1. Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim »
  2. Blog Building University »
  3. Blogging With Success »
  4. Caroline Middlebrook »
  5. Chris Garrett on New Media »
  6. Copyblogger »
  7. CrazyLeaf Design Blog »
  8. Daily Blog Tips »
  9. Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers »
  10. Impressive Webs »
  11. John Chow dot Com »
  12. Lorelle on WordPress »
  13. Make Money Online with Super Affiliate Rosalind Gardner »
  14. Making Money Online With Young Entrepreneur Michael Dunlop »
  15. Online Marketing Blog »
  16. ProBlogger Blog Tips »
  17. Randa Clay Design »
  18. SEO blog – SEO Tips, Social Media Marketing for the learner. »
  19. SEO Buzz for Your Business »
  20. SEO Wizz »
  21. WordPress SEO and Blog Marketing »

Greet your visitors with a Welcome message – WP Greet Box

August 13, 2009

Welcoming a visitor as they enter is a good habit and also creates a positive feel. Always wanting to greet my site visitors, I stumbled upon WP Greet box a Plug-in that greets visitors for you. It’s simple and easy to install. This is plug-in is built on WordPress CMS platform. So if your website or blog is built on WordPress then it’s time that you got the WP Greet box plug-in right away.

This plug-in lets you show a different greeting message to your new visitors depending on their referrer URL. For example, when a Digg user clicks through from Digg, they will see a message reminding them to Digg your post if they like it. You can also set a default greeting message for new visitors suggesting them to subscribe to your RSS feed. Having these targeted suggestions will help your blog increase exposure, loyal readership, and reader interaction. Best of all, this plug-in is compatible with WordPress MU and various WordPress cache plug-ins. I’ve managed to increase my subscriber count by 10% within the first month of its implementation. This has been one of the best plug-ins I’ve come across thus far.

Features

  • Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer URL. You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
  • Beautiful set of icons shipped along with the different default referrers.
  • Clickable icon in greeting messages with target =_blank option.
  • Greeting messages automatically get inserted into the top of your posts upon activation. There is no need to modify theme files.
  • Ability to auto-insert greeting message to the top or bottom of the post.
  • Greeting messages can be user closeable or not.
  • Ability to detect the visitor’s search keywords from major search engines and automatically display related posts under or above the greeting message.
  • Show a default greeting message even if the visitor does not match any of your configured referrer URL.
  • Show a default greeting message even if the visitor does not have JavaScript enabled.
  • Cache compatible mode makes use of AJAX to display greeting messages in the frontend. This makes WP Greet Box compatible with other caching Plugins (such as WP Super Cache) and WPMU.
  • AJAX administrative interface that uses nonce verification to discourage hackers.
  • Ability to keep displaying the greeting message until after the user clicks close for the first time. After that, the greeting message will not show up for that user anymore.
  • Ability to set a timeout to forget a visitor so we do not keep nagging them with greeting messages.

Download

The Plug-in is available for download at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-greet-box/faq/

You can also use the search box in the admin panel and install the plug-in

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin to your plugins folder: ‘wp-content/plugins/’
  2. Activate the ‘WP Greet Box’ plugin from the Plugins admin panel.
  3. (optional) Go to the Options -> WP Greet Box admin panel to make any customizations.
  4. Test this out by googling for one of your articles and click through to your site from google. You should see the greeting message custimized for a google visitor.

Support

You can visit the author’s forum for support and read about issues faced by other bloggers.

http://omninoggin.com/forum/wp-greet-box/

Trackback (Johnchow.com) : How not to get rich on the Internet

August 3, 2009

Today I was asked by two friends to accompany them to an “Internet Marketing Workshop” to give my opinion on what they taught. This was an all day workshop put on by storesonline.com. Had I known that was the company putting on the workshop I could have done a Google on it and saved us a lot of time but my friends didn’t know who they were so we went and checked it out. We didn’t have anything to do anyway and there was lunch included.

The event was held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Vancouver. There were over 200 people signed up for this workshop. Unlike me, most of them were here because they attended an earlier 90 minute free workshop and were told that in order to get the full picture they need to spend $20 and attend this full day workshop. I did some mental calculation in my head – 200 people times $20 = $4,000.00. Not bad at all.

Now I don’t have any problems paying $20 for an all day workshop, if the workshop was good. However, this wasn’t really a workshop at all. This was a nicely disguise internet marketing scam. Storesonline.com didn’t teach anything that you can’t find for free with a bit of Googling. What they offer was to set you up with your own online store and help you make money from it. Again, there really isn’t anything wrong with this, if you get value for your money. However, this is not the case.

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Trackback (Johnchow.com) : How often should you update

August 3, 2009

One of the most asked question is how often sites should be updated. There are two camps. One camp say create the site, doing some SEO and let Google do the rest. Then move on to the next site. There is really nothing wrong with this method but it has one major flaw – Live by the Google, die by the Google. If Google decides to change their search ranking (and they always do) your site(s) could become worthless.

The other camp says create a site and keep adding to it with updates. The goal being the readers will return to your site to read what is new. This type of site is not as dependent on Google for traffic, and if the site is really good, traffic can build up quite quickly with simple word of mouth. The question then is how often must you update a site to build traffic and keep users coming back?

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