Create a Clean Blog Theme in Photoshop Want to design your own site? It’s not too difficult to learn, though like most things, it does have a learning curve. Where many people seem to get tripped up is in specific solutions to specific problems. Fortunately there’s a good chance that someone before you has already had the same problem and even better has found a solution. The 10 Best Corporate Blogs in the World My reaction to most company blogs: “Blah, Blah and Double Blah!” I recently taught a class on corporate blogging at the amazing social media marketing graduate program at Rutgers University. In my research for the class, I pored through hundreds of websites looking for examples of the best company blogs in the world.
40+ Awesome Tutorials and Techniques For WordPress Theme Developers WordPress is getting more and more popular and that tons of blogs are powered by it. The community around WordPress is excellent providing free themes and plugings in nearly any form ans shape to meet your specific needs. Further on you can achieve amazing things if you know a few WordPress hacks and have learned some basic programming skills in PHP and SQL. Many programmers have put together solutions that address need on a blog that are not offered out of the box in WordPress and you can easily use these in your own templates.
Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website So you’ve just launched your website. The only thing left now is to start creating content and arranging for some promotion, right? Well, not so fast. Bing Webmaster Tools Adds Markup Validator The Bing Webmaster Blog announced they have added a new feature to the crawl section named Markup Validator. To access this new feature, login to Bing Webmaster Tools and click on the “Crawl” tab. Then on the right side or bottom left side there is an option to click on “Markup Validator.” Duane from Bing said that while not all code validation issues have an impact on your web page from loading or rankings, “having the syntax incorrect can affect our ability to use the data as you intend.” The tool scans for: Here is what the results can look like:
50 Online Tools to Better Your Blog Creating a blog is only one part of the blogging equation; you absolutely have to manage and maintain your blog in order for it grow and become better, faster, and more successful. There used to be a time when trying to find helpful tools, get blog inspiration and update your blog was pain (No Pinterest, what?!) but now, thanks to the growth of the Internet and blogging community, you can find help and resources almost anywhere. From photo programs to blog design resources to social media tools, the list of helpful online programs is never ending. Assisting you with your blog and social media personality, IFB has rounded up 50 online tools that will help you better your blog and your brand:
Your Corporate Blog Could Be Sabotaging Your Business Six ways your blog could accidentally sabotage your bottom line, plus tips for avoiding them. The experts have long agreed: Creating a corporate blog is an important step in giving your company a voice, building brand, and establishing that all-important thought leadership. Your blog is to be your hub, the place where all the rest of your social media marketing connects. It's an opportunity to encourage users to connect and form attachments over their affection for your brand and what you represent. WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress plugins, themes, news and help – WPMU.org A few weeks back it was thank a plugin developer day. I love those guys. They make me happy. But I love them so much that I end up filling my website with plugins to achieve things that I could achieve with code. Nowadays I love code snippets. They’re handy, like a million times handy.
20+ Essential Tools and Applications For Bloggers Blogging can be quite a process. First you may have to do some research, then put your thoughts together, and of course add any necessary screenshots and images. Let’s not forget the optimization part (SEO, keywords, etc) and sharing your content on the Web so that others will read it and hopefully share it. With all of these steps involved, blogging can be quite time-consuming and many bloggers get burnt out rather quickly doing these things on a daily basis. Lucky for us, the process doesn’t have to be so difficult anymore.
5 Search Engine Optimization Strategies to Rank for Highly Competitive Keywords Search engine optimization is quite similar to a relationship, marriage or driving a car perhaps (sorry for the failed correlations) – let’s just say that it’s a two-way system, where one process cannot survive and would not work effectively without the other (on-page = content and off-page = links). Apparently, search engine traffic is still the best form of traffic out there, as visitors generated through search engines have higher chances of converting, knowing that they are in search of the information that your site/webpage is providing. Gunning for highly competitive keywords is a tough task these days, given that there have been so many changes in the search landscape, like personalized and localized search results, which makes it harder to make your site’s important pages to show up prominently on SERPs for exact match search terms. However, there are still other methods that you can use to make your site’s pages visible through search engines and here are some of them: 1. 2.
13 Step Blog Checklist to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever Want to make 2013 your best blog year ever? Did you know that there’s one really simple secret to succeed at blogging? Can you guess what it is? How to Promote Your Business Blog with Social Media Follow these tips to harness the full promotional power of the social web. You may be writing a blog to boost your business's brand, but what if no one reads it? Building an audience from scratch for your blog doesn't always happen overnight. Fortunately, several opportunities are available through social media to help spread the word.
WordPress 3.1: Ultimate Guide to New Features WordPress 3.1 has been released. It came with many useful features. In this article we go through them step by step and learn how to use them. List of Features Here is the list of features in WordPress 3.1. Being a developer I gave priority to features that interest me the most.