Learning how to use wordpress

There are numerous videos out there and many of them are very useful you will find an example below.

One of the most important things that most of these videos fail to teach you is that there are numerous settings that need to be checked off your list.

 

Creating content from the ground up.

When you begin to do the research one of the most important things to consider is keyword use and the style of the content.

Developing content your way or the high way approach…

Creating content is all about developing quality and value.

Have you ever done any cooking, if you have you know its not easy work, if you have not, chances are you have watched someone do that cooking, now professionals make it look easy but mostly that is because they are professionals, they have done it hundreds and in some cases thousands of times.

Just like you would bake a cake there is the easy way and the hard way.

The hard way, takes longer, and you have to measure out all your ingredients, out step by step,
it takes work but in the long run, you will end up with a great tasting cake.

Skip a few steps and you could end up with a flop, it is the same way with generating traffic.

There are literally hundreds of different method of generating content by writing.

Writing, blogging, posting, there are a lot of methods of creating content online today in
fact, you can do a search for PLR material and obtain millions of text based articles.

Have you noticed that some people seem to be able to create content quickly and easily, in fact it almost seems like they can just effortlessly, create content with such little effort.

The truth is that you can do the same thing, it just requires practice.

You can create content, in fact anyone can create content, however creating great content may take practice, even the best authors, have people that edit the work they produce and since most of the writing public are not Stephen king, you cannot expect to be able to hire your own editor, or in Stevens case, allegedly fire your editor, more than once.

Writing is a process, and often that process can get interrupted, the phone rings, or the washer goes off and you have to do some work or someone rings the door bell.

These distractions are a part of life yet for the most part a professional writer does not have to deal with these issues, but as a part time writer, you do.

So, how do you as a part time writer, figure out how to be productive without having an editor and a publisher looking out for you.

Simple you have to wear a different hat, and for most people that is not as easy as it might sound.

Lets take a few minutes to think about hats…

A hat is a thing, but in this case it represents a frame of mind a place where when you enter into it you have to think differently about what you are doing when your writing, you have to wear the writers hat, which means often that you may not be considering how everything is spelled, or how the work your doing is put together, (of course if your a great writer then you do) but that is something that we learn as we go, wearing the master writers hat, is reserved for those that have been doing it for so long that they can literally put it on any time they wish.

For most of us perhaps even the rest of us, that hat changing business can be easier said than done.

So, lets talk about the steps to successfully writing and publishing, while having to put on or prepare to think differently about what your doing, for instance, the editors hat, which is probably the hardest hat to fit into to.

The editors hat.

To put on the editors hat you have to think differently, in fact you have to become a great speller and a grammar expert, a critic and you have to take the long view about what your doing, in other words, you have to look at the entire work.

That may be hard to do indeed some people find it is the hardest thing to do, because it means that you have to criticize your own work, this is usually a hard thing for most people to do, because lets face it we are human and we are proud of what we do.

However, the editor needs to put all that aside and think about the over all writing work, the editor needs to put aside that part of the writers, job and seek to analyze the entire work, read the work and see if everything is fitting together.

You have to ask does it flow, or is it choppy, by choppy we mean does it move from one topic to another, or does it jerk about from one thought to another with out making a connection.

These are all things that an editor, has to do in order to analyze the work before them, and in your case it is your own work, so that makes it harder to do, but you have to do it, so press onward, once you have your editors hat firmly on and you begin to look at the work you may see things that need to be done differently.

That is when you know your ready to edit, make a change here make a change there.

Add a little here subtract a little there and work to make it better to make it read smoothly, from topic to topic from sentence to sentence.

Yes, it is easier to say it than it is to actually do it but it takes practice, and the more you wear that editors hat the easier it is to put that hat on the next time your get ready to edit your work.

More on this soon, check back for more great writing articles, and learn how you can use our plugins to improve the popularity of your websites, using our software and plug-ins.

Updating content

 managing your content is something you cannot afford to neglect.

Imagine what having great content is like.

  how often do you update your website?

How important is updating content online?

It could be more important than anyone ever realized.

People think that they understand but in reality, they really do not understand it at all…

  What if you only thought you knew what people wanted…

The average blog content should be updated,
every day, twice a day.

The thing is that most of the time it is not practical to update a website twice a day for one thing it takes a lot of work and effort to produce good content and that has made writing one of the most important things that a webmaster can do.

Content has become extremely important, not only the quality and the value of that content but also the freshness of that content.  In a day and age when Google dominates the search engine results, no one would have believed, that there would be a bing or that yahoo and bing might one day combine forces to perhaps make a big dent in the google monopoly.

People started getting tired of results that did not match up with what they were looking for.

Bing saw this as an opportunity to provide better results without all the advertising and distractions, and yet they have not really made a big difference, at least so far, they still are trying to take more from google, and that is why google started making changes in the way that they produce results for searchers, however has it worked?

 

 

 

WordPress getting started

One of the most important things you can do for your peace of mind and your business is to correctly install wordpress from the beginning.

What if you got bad advice about building a home on a poor foundation, that would be bad, the same might be said of creating an installation of wordpress on a bad foundation.

Manual installation is the only way to install wordpress that will help you develop your website in the best way possible.

Lately there have been a fair few so called Gurus, out there that are giving out some very bad advice.

They are people who claim to be experts yet they know little or nothing about L.A.M.P

 

I find this not only a diss-service to their customers but an offense to the profession of programming and logic.

The truth is that unless you are the one who is actually installing your wordpress installation and not an automated scripting agent, you are going to have some kind of problem in the future including getting hacked.

I see people all the time telling the same story, help I got hacked, the first thing I ask them is did you manually install this software, and they always say no I used the automated installing script.

There are a number of good reasons why this is not a good idea and

 

It does take a little time to learn how to do it and you may have a little difficulty but the more you do it the easier it will become.

You can learn more about how to correctly install wordpress to reduce your risk in getting hacked by visiting

 

In many ways, life is filled with surprises but when it comes to wordpress it really does not have to be that way at all.

Learning how to install wordpress manually really is the best thing you can do for your sanity.

 

 

 

SEO keywords

Developing keyword content and how it effects your website.

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is one of the most important things you can do for your website but do you really know what it is and how to get it because you cannot find this at your local walmart.

Well it believes in you and it changes so quickly that it would literally make your head spin around like the exorcist.

Can you really get more Search Engine exposure for your website.

There are some SEO companies out there that do nothing but fill your head full of what they think you want to hear and they often over charge and under deliver on services.

Perhaps you have heard all about how you can target SEO valued key words in your website and in your content.

Creating SEO optimized content is really not that difficult, the hardest thing is to pick and choose the best keywords for your targeted niche and to develop those keywords from a consistent data source.

Keywords are a fickle bunch and by that I mean keywords change and they change fast, just because someone does a search for one word last month does not mean that they anyone is trying to find that keyword right now.

When you first begin to develop content for your wordpress website you should carefully consider the best keywords to use, simply because using old outdated keywords is not going to help your website get the traffic it needs in order to be successful.

 

 

 

Developing your wordpress blog

Keeping up your skills and knowledge base is all about learning what you can do with wordpress.

When you first begin to develop a website using wordpress the first thing you should be doing is to do keyword research.

Did you know that almost 70 percent of all wordpress website operators and owners do not know how to setup a wordpress website.

Setting up your wordpress blog is a task not for the faint of heart.

Now you might want to read in detail about this subject because it is a deep one.

To get your blog up and running the right way it can take up to one week and several hours of work.

Keeping up with the technology super highway is not as hard as you once imagined, so we have to ask.

Why use an expensive under powered alternative when you can have it all at your finger tips…

If you are interested in using word press to generate and create a website you are not alone.

Word press is one of the most interesting and viable open source software solutions today.

Developing for word press is a very rewarding and fast paced industry, in fact there are millions of wordpress websites out there today and more every day.

The thing is and this is something you should be aware of, with the recent speculation concerning open office and oracle, some say that it may just be a matter of time before wordpress turns the tables on all the free loaders.

WordPress is a CMS and it is also much more, with plugins you can turn a wordpress blog into just about anything you want.

Membership websites.

Sales and Ecommerce websites.

Blogs and more.

One of the most important considerations is how you decide to manage your software and the type of server you want to use.

Designing that theme and graphics, along with article content is one of the most important things you can do.

Still there are so many things that go into successfully running a wordpress website.

Content is just one small part, but it is very important.
Developing content that is easy to read and valuable to the reader is perhaps the most important part of all.

Creating Content, updating, editing and learning.

Learning is a continuing process it does not stop…

It does not wait until the sky is blue…

It only waits for you…

Have you changed the way you develop content for your website?

Developing content and editing that content to make it better, it is a process that should never stop.

One of the most important things you can do in developing good content is to never stop editing it,

content is not a dead thing it is alive as long as you water it from time to time with the love of a patient farmer of words.

 

Content, it is apparent that it is more important than ever before to develop and implement clean original content.

Publishing is all about what you write and how you write it.

Developing content is all about a process,
call it a method of developing that content.

Learning how to update content and edit that content.

Content is no longer king if this is true then one might logically ask just what is king now?

Upgraded content, that is fresh new, and real that is what is king, and it will only be king as long as that content is truly valuable to the reader.

Designing content for blogging can be a challenge, but for the most part it is not that difficult, of the methods that you can use to create content the best thing is to use a conversational tone of voice.

Do you have a natural talent for writing creatively?

Can you write or create stories, content and more?

Then you would be a natural for developing content and selling it to others.

Creative writing, perhaps is one of the most challenging of things for some people to do, others, seem to do it with no effort at all.

How hard is creating content that will attract website visitors to your website?

One of the most challenging things about blogging and writing is the method of creating content.

Consistent content, that is how you create the best content in the world, using our plug-ins, you can get more done in less time leaving you the time you need to do the things that are really important…

Want to see some of the benefits.

This is one of the most over looked things in blogging today, yet, you do not hear much about it, why?

It may be because it is a closely guarded secret of successful bloggers…

Dofollow, what it means to your SEO linking strategy…

Build SEO Backlinks…

Publishing your content is all about being original, so never copy other people because you are your best writing talent…

Content is king, we have all heard that before but you what know it is still true…

It is still what makes the internet world go round.

Content can be many different things, and in many cases, that content does not even have to be your content, but it is better if you do your own…

Lets look at book marking SEO, you may have heard about the latest and greatest book marking concept, where you go out into the social world and you create book marks that link back to your website, now that does work but it is work. . .

Now there is a new twist on this SEO strategy, and dont blink because you will miss it, …

Are you ready for this,…

It is bookmarking your book marks…

I know it sounds crazy but believe it or dont, that is the latest and greatest source of back linking using SEO social bookmarks to book mark your links back to your website.

Will it work, perhaps, but you know what, an original article just like this one, will always perform better in the long run than all these tricks designed to get the search engines to work for you by back linking the back links to the links to your website, confused..

Sure I know I am, but as I sit here writing this short article, I know that the search engines will like my article much more than any silly backing link back link…

Think about it, in time it takes to book mark three websites, I have created original content that is more valuable to the search engines than spending one hour doing all that clicking…

Stay tuned, because we have some good stuff coming your way…

Subscription to content…

Creating content has just become 1000 percent more profitable.

 

If you have been watching how the internet has been developing over the last few years you know that every year, around the first two months of the year, new technology is revealed that usually causes a buzz.

Everything is about to change and if you are not aware of that change you may be left behind.

Life is about change yet most people do not want to change, after all it is difficult to change.

Most change is forced upon us because we get too comfortable in living life as it is.

So Why is Subscription content dying a languishing death?

This is a question that many a Guru would like to understand better, if they did they would likely design their products differently, however, the problem exists in such magnitude that it is impossible to deny.

Subscriptions to content always fails in the long run.

Why is it that membership websites fail?

One of the most important things you can do for your website is to develop content, and update that content on a regular basis.

This is a big subject more so with the recent huge launch and apparent (alleged) failure of said launch.

The art of subscription retention is a difficult thing, in fact in many ways it is an impossible option to maintain.

Retention is one of the most difficult aspects of just about any large business or corporate network.

It is the art of maintaining a force in a constant direction.

The idea here is a simple one, this is your basic physics problem, as proved by most physicists, perpetual motion is a myth.

It simply does not exist, you can help it along, perhaps even add some magnetic fields to improve your dynamics, but in the end motion is contingent on a sustained path and force driving that path, and the subscription model, for web services simply has failed, even Amazon will tell you that much just have a look at the forums and you will see what we say.

So, is there a way, well in a word No, there is no way, but you can merely extend the time that the subscription lasts.

Eventually what goes up must come down.

It is as simple as that the law of Internet Gravity, says that what goes up must come down, that is why this latest and greatest Guru Launch of good ol unkie Andy will fail, for the very obvious reason that it is a revenue based on the wrong model, any MB, will tell you that you cannot base your main revenue stream on selling to the wholesale market.

Sadly, this is no different than any of the other incarnations of the past that have also failed.

One of the reasons why is that we are human, this is something that cannot be avoided, however,

we can guard against this type of behavior.

Using wordpress as a publishing platform

Writing, Editing, Publishing…

WordPress as most of you will already know is a PHP MySQL AJAX publishing platform that is ahead of its time in many ways.

How will you publish and how will it work to improve your business.

Do you write articles or do you write blog posts?

Publish or perish, as the old saying goes,

Getting your writing into gear often involves more than a blank piece of paper.

CMS, or Content Management, System, is what wordpress started out as several years ago, in fact I was using wordpress when wordpress was not cool.  Over the years there have been many innovations added to wordpress in fact there are a lot of really interesting things that wordpress 3.0 can do today that many people are not even aware exist.

One of the most over looked features is custom menus, which can now merge many different types of content making it much easier to use and generate unique blends of content.

Publishing in the Web 2.5 world, well in case you have not noticed, the web 2.0 was an amazing success even if most people cannot agree on what that means, some say web2.0 was a look created by rounded graphics, and cool looking websites, other say that it was social networking, still others say it was all about programming that enabled all of the above.

One thing remains clear we are poised on the edge of the web 3.0 and what it is and what it will become is certainly going to be discussed and talked about over the next few months.

Publishing is what the web has always been about.

Publish or perish you may have heard that before and it is true, you either publish or you perish as a website and that is just the facts.

You cannot expect to gain readers over time using the same old content you have to increase your content in order to gain more visitors.

Word press is uniquely suited for that task and it is even better at it now.  Keeping up to date and publishing that content is perhaps one of the most important things you can do for your website.

So remember publish and update your content or you can expect your website to perish.

updating and posting

Method blogging is all about SEO it is

The secret method that is right in front of your face.

every time you log into wordpress it is there waiting for you to see it and start using it, yet 95 percent of all wordpress users do not see it and fail to take advantage of this simple yet effective strategy.

When you edit a post, you have to go through the process of setting the time and day of the post, otherwise it is of no use to update that post.

The process of posting to wordpress is not really hard, however, writing and then editing can be difficult you have to be able to think differently when you are editing content, however, it is not impossible and it is definitely rewarding.

Do you update and post regularly to your website?

Getting the word out and how you can blog your way into the search engines.

Did you know that most people do not even know the basics of updating a website?

Uploading, updating, creating more content, it is all part of what you need to do to get your website noticed by search engines.

Websites need many things, the most important of these is not content but Fresh content.

One of the most important things you can do for your website is to keep it updated, that includes fresh content, fresh posting, fresh content on your pages.

So the question is manifold, how do the search engines, gather information based on a website if it is updated with fresh content on a regular basis?

How does that effect the page rank of a website…

We wanted to understand a few things about how blogging works and why it is so important to keep your website updated, so we started an experiment, we wanted to learn more about what methods would produce more results and which methods would not produce results.

We tested out many different methods, we setup several websites, some we updated on a regular basis others, we just left alone.

What we found was that the more often a website was updated, the more traffic that website received.

This was not a surprise to us, we knew that it only makes sense that the more often a website was updated, the most often that website would show up higher in the search engine rankings, that only makes sense.

The thing is this, we wanted to understand just how important it was, so we took some other websites, and we updated them as often as it made sense, so now we have three sets of websites, one set, we just left alone, the other we created fresh content and updated it often, and the last set of websites, we just updated, without adding content.

As expected, and not surprisingly, we discovered that the website that contained fresh content along with updated content received more traffic, now that may seem like a cool and interesting study, however, what we discovered about this will challenge your beliefs about Google and the high and mighty PR, (page rank for the newbies).

Websites that had a higher PR, but was updated just as often as the lower PR websites, got less traffic than websites with lower PR.

That challenges the belief, that Page rank is the most important things in life, in fact even Google has begun to suggest that the idea that page rank is the be all end all of web master Yoga may not be justified.

In fact our own findings suggested that Page rank may not have nearly as much significance, as we used to think looking at traffic logs, we found that just because the High and mighty google assigned a high PR for a webpage, does not mean that it actually gets good traffic.

What, no way I thought that High PR meant that the website automatically gets traffic like you cant believe.

It gets lots of clicks, it is just the most important thing in the universe.

Surprise, Page rank has almost nothing to do with how much traffic that website gets…

Which is probably one reason why google is moving away from using Page Rank as the defining aspect of how important a website is.

The number one important thing here is that we learn about what is important, and that is traffic.

Traffic means that a website is important, not just what ranking that website has, but how many people find that website useful.

That is the most important part of any website.