Month: June 2011

Image Sizes and Optimizing for the Web

Last updated May 27th, 2016 at 05:30 amAre you confused when it comes to photo/image dpi, kbs, ppi and pixel size?  Do the words Image Optimization mean nothing to you?  You are not alone. Have you uploaded photos to the web to display to family and friends on such sites as Facebook and Flickr to find that it takes forever to upload or the page freezes before the upload finishes? Have you sent emails with image attachments that take  a long time to send.  If so, it is important to know the basics about image sizes for the web. ...

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Best Tools and Tips to Speed Up Blogging

Last updated July 10th, 2015 at 09:20 am Following up from my last post about tasks to complete before and after publishing a blog post, Post Writing a Blog Post Post, as promised I am going to talk about my favorite tools that you can use to automate or speed up this process: Spelling and Grammar To automatically check your spelling and grammar “After the Deadline” is available as a stand alone plugin for WordPress or as an add-on to the Tiny MCE plugin, as an add on for Firefox and Chrome and as an extension. Keywords and SEO A WordPress SEO plugin is a must have to ensure you have the optimal information and keywords to help your post be listed and found. I use either WordPress SEO or All in One SEO. Layout I write and preview my posts in Firefox but to make sure that nothing is breaking the layout in the, not yet totally compliant, Internet Explorer I use the View in IE Firefox addin. This adds a “View in IE” item to the right click menu; click on this on any webpage and IE opens with the weppage loaded. Sharing/Bookmarking a Blog Post There are many tools available for sharing your post on bookmarking and social networking sites; some are browser toolbar buttons, some full toolbars. Use of a button or toolbar is...

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Post-Writing a Blog Post Post

Last updated October 22nd, 2015 at 03:20 pm Most of the blogs I look after have target markets and there are specific and individual ways that I promote their new content. After being away from regular blogging here, I have had to remind myself of  various essential tasks and promotional methods; that used to come just naturally after I had written a blog post. I wrote them down as a reminder to myself and to share with you: Before publishing the blog post Check spelling and grammar. Look at the post and paragraph length and alter if necessary. Can I make better use of lists to emphasise points and make the post more easily readable Have I put in too many links to external sources? If so could I reduce these. Can I add any links to my previous posts to bring them to readers and search engine attention again. Have I been keyword aware – Am I sure that the relevant keywords are in the content and have I got the main ones at the beginning of the post? If I am not sure then I will use a keyword suggestion tool. Have I categorized and tagged the post correctly? Make sure the post appears as I want it in Search Engine Listings by using an SEO plugin tool to tweak titles, add a description and meta content....

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Making Money Online Research

I have recently been researching the online money making business.  I have always been sceptical of so called get rich schemes and hate those never ending one page, badly designed, garish, splash pages for MLM, PPC and worthless digital products. I wanted to look past these to see if there was anything worthwhile. After days of research, to my surprise, I found a couple of programs that took my fancy. I took the plunge and money is slowly but surely starting to come in but more about that another day. I am going to share some of my findings but some warnings first. Please be careful before spending any money and view the fine print. I got caught by a training program that seemed to cost a mere $1 a month only to find this was the first month only: $29 per month thereafter. (I was able to cancel my subscription easily after only spending the $1 and I did know this before I signed up). Although I am only going to recommend programs I have had success with, you have to be prepared to do some learning and put in some work. When researching I ignored the forementioned splash pages, as the overhype and overmarketing makes me cringe and I am sure they are bad for my mental health.  I decided to do my research through social networking,...

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