Category: Quick Video Tips.

Blog-CommentsAs part of you managing your WordPress website or blog, it’s just as important to manage your Comments section as it is securing and backing up your website regularly. Why? Because managing your site the right way can improve the success of traffic-generating tactics you put into your site daily or weekly.

One of these traffic generating tactics is managing comments you receive on your blog posts. Hopefully you have opened up your posts to receive comments or replies and you haven’t made it inconspicuous to find the comment box. The challenge that most people have in leaving or receiving comments is asking them to log into either WordPress.com or Google.com to leave a comment. I’ve had to experience this lately when I was participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I definitely like leaving comments, but I don’t like it when someone cannot get comments on their blog because they have made it hard to do so. They are leaving themselves in a position that they may never receive traffic when someone leaves a comment on a blog they have posted.

Not only that, when you have a comment audience on a particular article, they are engaging in a conversation that really resonates with your blog reader. Your written expertise + comments and questions from your readers = a trust in what you offer in your business. Do you get the gist here?

If your blog is powered by WordPress, you can locate your Comments section on the left side of your navigation dashboard. Here is a screenshot of my Comments section and you will notice I have one comment waiting to be reviewed.

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Check out this short video tour of the Comments section of my blog and start paying attention to your own comments if you are receiving them. And I hope you do!

I always welcome comments and questions on my own blog, so feel free to leave a reply or ask a question. I will be happy to answer you back!

Until tomorrow…

Warmly,

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As my “easy Sunday” post, I want to share an a quick and easy tip that I would ordinarily wait to post on my weekly themed posts called “Tech Tuesday”, but why wait? Today is just as good as time as ever. If you have ever wanted to learn how to transfer your web files or media files via FTP (or File Transfer Protocol) to your website server or vice versa, then watch the short video tutorial I created below.

Of course, you can always use your Media Library in WordPress to upload media files that way (that also includes Word docs, PDF files, Excel spreadsheets, etc.), but if you have really large video or audio files, then using FTP will allow you to upload these large files without limitations on the file size. Depending on your hosting plan, you should have plenty of file space on your host server.

Another reason why you may want to use FTP versus using your WordPress media library is you have the ability to upload non-WordPress web pages, like stand-alone sales pages to your host account.

Watch this short 5-minute tutorial video on how to FTP files from one server to another. Then feel free to leave a comment or question below.

NOTE: I use the FTP client called FileZilla to transfer all my files and they do have a version for Macs. You can find the download for it HERE.

Until tomorrow (Day 28 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge)!

Warmly,

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wp-pluginsAs an expert in using WordPress, I always like to share how this very popular CMS and blogging platform can be a powerhouse in showcasing your business in the form of a website or blog (or both!). I’ve been creating a lot of websites and blogs using WordPress over the years. It’s really easy to use once you have WordPress installed on your own domain name and hosting account. There are TONS of online training tutorials on how you can set up your blog, choosing a theme, adding your content and blogging. I know because I’m one of those that likes to provide these kinds of tutorials in the form of live training workshops and recorded videos. This will be the year you will find me preparing and marketing these kinds of live and recorded programs. Be on the lookout for my announcement very soon!

As part of my “mini” WordPress Video Training series posts, today’s video training tip covers how to choose the best plugins for your WordPress website or blog. I share with you in the video below my top starter plugins I install and configure on every new website or blog I create for my clients. I also show you how easy it is to install and configure one of the plugins on my plugin starter list. But you have to watch the video to see which one I demonstrate!

If you missed the Part One WordPress training video, you can find it HERE. I teach you how to create pages and posts…easy stuff!

Please take the next few minutes and watch this video on how to choose the best plugins for your WordPress site. I welcome your comments and suggestions below on what you find to be the best plugins that work for your website or blog. However, if you don’t have the time in your busy schedule to watch the video in its entirety, you can download my top starter plugins list HERE.

Until tomorrow (Day 18 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge)!

Warmly,

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keywordsToday’s vblog post is one of my latest quick tips on how to look for the best key words or key word phrases to maximize the SEO efforts for your website or blog.

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a very important aspect of marketing your website as is online marketing or social media marketing. There are a large number of ways you can increase your SEO, but I am sharing one of my easiest and quickest ways you can search key words using the Google Adword free word search tool. Check out the demonstration in my video below. Then feel free to comment or ask a question below at the bottom of the post.

You can download the key word search spreadsheet here.

And you can find the free Google keyword search tool web page here.

 

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Today’s vblog post is one of my quick tips on how to add a free offer web form on your blog or website sidebar. I believe it is vital to have a free offer or gift placed strategically on your site sidebar so that you can capture names and email addresses so you can continue to communicate to those interested on a regular basis. It’s a great way to build a community around your niche and you can gain potential clients through consistent communication to them. Take the next few minutes and watch the video tip I have created below. Questions or comments? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

Until tomorrow…