I would like to thank Randy A. Brown for allowing me to contribute to the site! I love his musings on writing and the Bible, and he also writes some really great, practical articles like this one on Creating Amazon Affiliate Links in WordPress. If you haven’t already, make sure you take a look around once you’re done with this article!
Keeping your website secure is one of the top responsibilities of a webmaster. Not only do your security choices affect you (and possibly your livelihood) but also anyone who uses your site. (more…)
We’ve all seen Amazon affiliate links. They’re everywhere. Sometimes they have pictures of products and sometimes they’re just a string of blue underlined text that looks like we should click on them. When we do, it takes us to Amazon. When we buy something through this link, the person who owns the link gets a portion of the sell. You can easily add Amazon links to your own WordPress website. (more…)
Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important, and easily overlooked, elements to WordPress websites. Websites can live or die based on how they rank in popular search engines. Awesome content isn’t worth much if no one knows it exists. You need to be found in the search engines. For this, you need to focus on search engine optimization (SEO).
That’s where SEO plugins come in. They can format elements of your site in a way so that search engines not only find them, but rank them well for keywords and topics that users use to find them. There are many choices when it comes to SEO plugins. The two most popular are All in One SEO Plugin and Yoast’s WordPress SEO Plugin. In this article I take both for a spin and see how they compare. (more…)
404 can be great tools that help your visitors navigate your site if the page they were looking for is missing, but they don’t do very much out of the box. To really make them work for you, you need to build something a little more epic. My article on Fabulous Blogging’s website shows you how. You can read the article here:
Social media is a great way to stay in touch with your readers. Not everything you do has a place on your blog or website. Some things just work better on social media. In order to make it easy for your readers to find you on the social media of your choice you could place clickable icons on your site. Using some easy HTML and free icons, this tutorial will show you how to do just that.
I’ve been using the trial version of Long Tail Pro to find keywords that will help me find a niche for the niche site duel. I’ve found a keyword that I like. It’s in a field that I have experience in. I’ve wanted to write a book about it for a while now. This tool helped me to decide if I should write it or not. The market looks so good that I’m considering starting a niche site to go with it. I’m still in research mode, but I’ll give out the information when I make my decision.
I can recommend Long Tail Pro for helping you find niches. Click here for more info: Long Tail Pro