Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 30, 2007 in WordPress | 2 comments
I would like to start with a short recap of what we have discussed so far. If you read my post Five Reasons to Start a Small Business Blog before, you know that why it is necessary to start a small business blog already. Let me list down five reasons to start a small business blog once again:
- Search engine optimization
- A blog is an inexpensive form of public relations and marketing
- A blog can be more effective than traditional methods of turning prospects into customers
- Blogs can help you receive immediate feedback
- Blogs are easier and less expensive to manage than full-fledged websites
Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 29, 2007 in WordPress | 1 comment
As i mentioned before on Part 2 and Part 3 Plugins are files you simply upload to your WordPress’ Plugin folder, and activate within your admin panel. That is all simple. However some Plugins may require somewhat technical setup. Personally I use a lot of Plugins with my blogs. I list the top 10 Plugins that are really important for your blog. You will boost exposure with these Plugins.
1. SEO Title Tag
This Plugin customizes the HTML title tags, and reverses tag order for SEO purposes.
2. Ultimate Tag Warrior
The main purpose is to assign keywords to your page or post, making them easier to search, as well as creating additional pages for the search engines to crawl, thus increasing your visibility.
3. Google Sitemap Generator
Creating an extensible markup language (XML) sitemap for Google, you encourage the crawler to visit all your pages. This page has no meaning for us, but it is very meaningful for Google.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 27, 2007 in WordPress | 0 comments
I would like to start this part by asking you a question: Why Plugins? Why i stressed the importance of Plugins when talking about a WordPress blog?
Plugins are very important for your small business blog. Assuming that you are creating a blog to make money then you need to understand how critical it is to monetizing your blog. Plugins function to interest in your pages and provide extended functionality. The ability to post a comment via email may increase the traffic.
At the beginning you need to decide how you will make money from your WordPress blog. You have a few options like:
- Digital products (eBooks)
- Shopping cart
- On-Line Surveys
- Google Adsense
- Affiliate Programs
Actually there are many other options when it comes to making money from your blog. Sky is the limit. Just use your imagination and find some creative ways to make money from your blog. You can make money from your blog, while using it as a billboard for announcing the latest developments regarding your company.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 25, 2007 in WordPress | 6 comments
Briefly we studied below topics regarding WordPress in Part-1:
- What is WordPress? What is a WordPress theme?
- Where to find WordPress themes?
- Why WordPress instead of Blogger?
Now we are entering an advanced topic of WordPress:
What is Plugins and Widgets? How to use them in WordPress?
A plugin is a software addition that adds extra benefits and features to your website. By using plugins you are able to expand or upgrade the capabilities of your WordPress blogs.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 23, 2007 in WordPress | 5 comments
According to John Chow there are only two types on the bloggers on the Net. Those who use WordPress and those who wish they use WordPress. Which one are you?
What is WordPress?
I assume you know what a blog is if you are reading this. Perhaps you are planning to launch your own blog. These days most of the people have their own blogs; and on as many different topics as there are people. WordPress is one the most popular blog platforms.