Very Easy WordPress Shortcodes

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If you arrived at this post but are still thinking of running a mile because of the word “Shortcodes” please stay because it’s very easy with a Shortcode Plugin.  All you need to do is click on a post, or page, toolbar button to insert them. No coding knowledge is needed. Advantages of Shortcode Plugins Add extra functionality to a free theme, usually only available in premium themes. Build a featured front page with any theme. Add basic items missing from WP such as colored buttons and calls to action. Create attractive landing pages. No need to know html or […] Continue Reading…

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7 Sure Fire Ways to Write Absolutely Compelling Blog Posts

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When you’re competing with so many others, how do you write absolutely compelling blog posts that make yours stand out? Even if you are writing about a topic that’s already been extensively covered you can still create unique content, because you are unique. We might not be natural born writers but we can still learn methods and techniques to improve our skills. Notice I said “we” because I’m still learning too but, to quote a favorite song “I’m still standing after all this time”. So how can you set your posts apart from others discussing the same topics? Content Curation […] Continue Reading…

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Follow Buttons Free Download

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When I come across a blog with content that interests me I’m always keen to follow the writers on their social media networks. That’s not possible if there are no follow buttons. Here are some WordPress Follow Plugins but if you don’t want to add any more resource hungry plugins I’ve included a free download of Follow Button Images and full instructions to add them to your site. A blogger may have plenty of contacts, followers or likes on their social media profiles and pages but who better to attract than those interested in what you write on your blog. […] Continue Reading…

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Facebook Image Sizes Timeline Newsfeed

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Yes, this is another post about Facebook Image Sizes. You’ve probably read some before so why read this too?  Firstly, this post only talks about images you post to your Timeline and those included when you post a link. The main reason is that most posts I’ve read aren’t very clear and the infographics you see are even more confusing. I hope to make your life easier by giving you examples. To have the most impact, your Timeline and Newsfeed images need to fill up the area available without being cropped. Unless you want to encourage your viewers to click […] Continue Reading…

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Brand Your Head – It’s Quite Painless

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By “Brand Your Head” I’m talking about your website or blog header, although walking around with your blog url on your forehead is an interesting promotional idea. I’ve explored a lot of the new responsive WordPress themes which only have a thin website header with a logo, or site title, and navigation menu all on one row. They’re great if you have an easily recognizable, unique logo or blog title, which everyone identifies with you or your unique product(s). (or if you’re promoting something that you don’t want to be recognized for!). Very few bloggers and/or marketers have an unmistakable […] Continue Reading…

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What are Hashtag Chats – How to Join or Run One

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If you read my earlier posts on hashtags you’ll see mention of Hashtag Chats. What are hashtag chats, how do start or join one, and what are their advantages? What are Hashtag Chats? Because hashtags are a way of categorizing and drawing attention to a Tweet (or Google Plus message) you can create conversations around them. I explained in. A Hashtag Chat is just a conversation that takes place during a set time period, between people who post messages using the same unique hashtag. In my post Why Do I Need To Use Hashtags I explained hashtag feeds. Do a […] Continue Reading…

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Buy Team Site Traffic with Discount, Cashback and Bonuses

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Buy Team Site Traffic from our Team and get cashback, bonuses (on top of the opening special discount prices)  and free advertising for your own team site: Team Site Traffic is on sale NOW at discount prices. Created by a trusted online friend and mentor, Gavin Mountford, Team Site Traffic is aimed at increasing your income. I think that is something all of us aspire too. Team Site Traffic Support I’ve already changed two of my sites to include Team Site Traffic – the plugin and methods. If you want to join my Team Site Traffic Support Team buy Team […] Continue Reading…

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Hashtag tips for Facebook, Gplus, Twitter

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Most of the hashtag tips below are relevant for Facebook, Gplus, as well as Twitter although there are some specific methods for each social network. Hashtags Tips for Gaining Targeted Followers? The main aim is to develop a list of targeted followers; those who are interested in your particular type of content and recommendations. You might provide excellent value to readers but you need those readers to find you. Keep your hashtags obvious and always use those that relate to the topic you are posting about. Keep them simple. Shorter hashtags are easier for your followers to remember and are […] Continue Reading…

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Why Do I Need To Use Hashtags?

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If you promote yourself, your content, products or services online you need to use hashtags particularly in Twitter, Gplus, and Instagram but also in Facebook and Pinterest. They are an excellent method for increasing your social media presence and influence, and reaching out to others to help and mentor. You might not like hashtags, thinking them unnatural, complicated, or too obviously promotional. On top of content writing, social media participation, and sharing, you may view them as an unnecessary task to add your workload. Thankfully, once you get the hang of them, adding a couple of hashtags here and there […] Continue Reading…

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