Blogging for Your Online Business
Top 5 Free Blogging Platforms
Choosing a free blogging platform is a great step to generating new traffic for your business. Great blog are more about content and less about how much they cost to run. Learn the top five free blogging platforms and start your blog today.
3 Alternatives to WordPress
WordPress is the world's most popular blogging platform. Despite its popularity, it does come with some limitations. The good news is that if you don’t want to use it, there are a number of solid alternatives to WordPress.
Review of BlogVault: WordPress Backup Service
Blogging takes up enough mental space without having to worry about potential crashes and malicious hacks. If you are serious about blogging you need a solid backup service that you can depend on. BlogVault is the best service I've tested and it will restore a site in minutes.
Punctuation at Work: Book Review
Punctuation is confusing and I dislike it. In many senses, proper punctuation isn't absolute but subjective. Surprisingly, Richard Launchman takes this perplexing topic and makes it clear and simple. The book made me laugh out loud a number of times - something I thought
42 Free WordPress Themes for Business
Here is a full set of free WordPress themes for business. Each theme is produced by a professional design firm. Worth looking at before you purchase one.
WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org - Whats the Difference?
Choosing between either WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org can be confusing. Many bloggers don't even know the difference. Here's what you need to know before you begin blogging with WordPress.
Calling Yourself a Guru Doesn’t Make You One
Are you filled with confidence after a guy calls himself a rockstar or a guru? You shouldn’t be. Its one thing if a respectable, knowledgeable person calls someone else a guru. But what if someone calls himself by this lofty title?
Tell Us About Your Online Business Blog
Do you have a business blog? Is your blog a significant part of your online business? Why not share your blog with us? Simply enter your details. We are looking for two types of blogs: 1) blogs for your online business, or 2) blogs about doing business online. See submissions See submissions
Options for WordPress Backups
So you've built you site with WordPress? Excellent. It's one of the best platforms available for site and blog construction. But have you ever wondered, "What if?"
How To Protect Your WordPress Blog From Disaster
So much effort goes into blogging that sometimes security and stability get forgotten. In this feature interview with Akshat Choudhary, he discusses why every blog needs to be backed-up and how to do it using blogVault.
WordPress Theme Review: Genesis Framework
If you’re new to blogging (or want to get busy blogging) and don’t want to mess with the design then you should buy the Genesis Framework. Even if you are new to blogging and WordPress, you’ll easily get up and running in a couple of hours. Chose from one of the more than for a personalized design. In terms of ease of use, Genesis is the best...
6 Ways to Build Your Blog Community
According to an Internet usability study by Jakob Nielsen, the majority of online users are "lurkers", people that that "lurk" in the background, reading without contributing. This involves as many as 90% of your readers. There are a number of ways that this ratio can be adjusted in your favor.
Blog Search Engines - The List
Having a blog is one thing. Having readers is something else. Here are the top 6 blog search engines that you need, and the worst 3 blog search engines you'll want to avoid. Easily promote your business blog with these great tools.
Review of Backup Buddy - a WordPress Backup Plugin
As a blogger, running backups are probably not your priority. But they are a necessary part of blogging. Backup Buddy is an automated plug-in for WordPress backups that'll keep all your data safe. Read the full review.
6 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic
Of course it's great to get new visitors, but it's even better when they stay and read more than just the landing page. Here are six great ways to increase blog traffic:
Top 5 Ways to Use Technorati
With your blog claimed, its time to start using the features of the Technorati tool. Here are five great uses of the site.
Technorati Profile - What it is and how this blog search engine can help you promote your blog.
BlogCatalog is a Popular Blog Search Engine and Blogging Community. Learn what it is and why every business blog should be listed.
Search social media, including blogs, on IceRocket.com.
What a Blog Can Do For Your Small Business
The blogging movement is picking up speed as businesses begin to realize the benefits of blogging. Discover what a business blog can do for you.
Blogging for Your Online Business
Blogging is an effective way to reach prospects and clients. Learn how to build a community with your blog. You'll also learn how to engage and educate, and what to do when you run out of content.
Claiming Your Blog - How to Setup Your Technorati Account
Claiming Your Blog - How to Setup Your Technorati Account. Follow these 7 simple steps and you'll be listed on the worlds largest search engine for blogs.
What are the benefits of blogging for small business?
Build Community: Business blogs provide your small business with a chance to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience. An opportunity to connect with a wider audience and build a community is a strong benefit for consultants and knowledge workers.
BlogPulse is a blog search engine that does more than just search. It tracks trends and conversations online.
Using Child Themes for Wordpress
According to WordPress.org: "A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme, and allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme." But how is it used, and why?
Bloggapedia.com is one of the Web's top blog search engines. What you need to know about listing with Bloggapedia.
Best Weblog/Blog Software Tools
Weblogs are an easy way to get content up on the Web. Using templates, you can post to the blog quickly without knowing HTML, CSS, or design. They also offer tools like comments, automatic RSS feed generation, and much more. Using blog software to manage your Web site is a smart move for anyone who wants to handle a lot of regularly updating content.
Should I bother to list with blog search engine Bloggernity.com? Read the full profile here:
What are Related Content Plugins?
Do you want to increase blog traffic, give a better reader experience and improve your blog SEO? At the same time? You should be using a related content plugin. Learn all about them here.
This popular tool by internet master Guy Kawasaki is easy to submit to, however getting listed can be a little tougher. The one page submission form allows you to request which section to be listed on, and both your URL and RSS feed. Within a week, they'll advise of acceptance or refusal. If accepted, your blog is opened to a huge audience.
Why Blogging Matters to Business
The current revolution in personal writing and instant publishing is called blogging. A business blog is an informal, easily maintained way to regularly communicate with your customers and employees. Unlike traditional media that require lead time for publishing, blogs are frequently updated, often daily, online journals of opinions, information and links to interesting content online.
Blogarama.com is a Popular Blog Search Engine. Learn what it is and why every business blog should be listed on Blogarama
9 Essential WordPress Plugins
With thousands of plugins available for WordPress, it is hard to know just where to start. Knowing which plugins can help you increase traffic, generate more revenue, build your subscriber list means you will spend less time designing and more time on your business. Here are the top nine plugins for WordPress blogs:
Review Genesis Framework WordPress Theme
Genesis Framework by StudioPress is one of the most popular theme systems for blogging with WordPress. They offer one of the most stable and most versatile blogging themes available. Check out these user reviews before making your decision to purchase.See submissions
Shareaholic Review: Social Blog Tools
Shareaholic creates a set of tools to encourge social sharing on your blog and web site. Learn about the different tools: which ones should you use and which ones are done better.
WP Dolly Version 1.5 Review: Automated WordPress Backups, Restores and Clones
Are you worried about the safety and stability of your WordPress site/blog? WP Dolly offers some solid features but has some significant drawbacks. Read the full review and decide if this is right for you.
The 8 Best Related Content Plugins for WordPress
A well designed related content plugin can increase site traffic and blog search engine optimization. Check out this set of the best eight.
Contest Domination Review: Run a WordPress Based Contest
Running online contests have been complicated and very time consuming. With Contest Domination this all changes. It runs as a WordPress plugin inside of your current site, the plug-in runs the contest for you and even chooses the winners. Check the full review.
Review of WP Engine: Managed WordPress Hosting
If you don’t have the desire (or ability) to manage your own hosting then WP Engine is a great option for your WordPress blog. You focus on your business and they focus on the back-end. WP Engine provide fast servers, managed upgrades and site transfers, and a site staging area. The staging feature allows you to try and
Design a Blog with Pagelines
Designing your blog can be a complicated (and expensive) assignment. While WordPress is a powerful content management system, some of the themes are limited. Learn about Pagelines WordPress theme and how it might help simplify your blog design and management.
What is a Blogging Platform?
Learn what a blogging platform is, its key elements and where to find the top blogging platforms - both premium and free.
The 10 Best Blogging Platforms
With so many blogging platforms available, it can be hard to decide which one to use. This article explains the ten best blogging platforms so you can start blogging today.
Genesis vs PlatformPro: WordPress Framework Comparison
Detailed comparison of Genesis Framework (StudioPress) and PlatformPro (Pagelines) WordPress site building tools. Both frameworks use child themes. Learn about features, differences and costs.