Blogness on the Edge

Screen shot 2014-04-27 at 4.29.37 PMComing this May, a hip new re-design of this high-traffic, video-packed, nationally syndicated blog leveraging Social Media, such as Pinterest, Facebook & Twitter. I customized the WordPress Child Theme to replace the Featured Image Thumbnail with automatic video thumbnails on the homepage, search and category pages when the posts has a video.

This will be really cool! (link coming soon)

I’ve just updated my professional profile on LinkedIn. Connect with me and view my profile. http://lnkd.in/GTXwaj

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Website Marketing and Promotion

Website Marketing and Promotion

The terms that relate to this topic are Search Engine Marketing (SEM), the overall topic, and its cousin Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that pertains to a particular subset of SEM. In my substantial experience with website development, Website marketing and promotion and SEM, just about no other subject causes more consternation and confusion than SEM & SEO. The mere mention of this subject sends many eyeballs rolling backwards each time my lecture to editors or students begins to even approach this topic.

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Blogging for fun and profit

Blogging for fun and profit

 What is a blog?

It is important to understand what a blog is in terms of the prevailing understanding vs. your concept or definition of a blog. You should also understand blogging and web production/usability best practices and accepted standards.

For example for a blog to be included in Google News, Google requires you post five posts a week.  So if you add a new posts two or three times a month, you probably don’t have a “blog” in terms of the accepted definition.  What you may have is something more like a “column” to steal a newspaper term, but only in a blog-like format.

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Ten Tips for a Better Blog

Ten Tips for a Better Blog

How to be a better blogger and drive traffic to your blog

 

1.  Post regularly, consistently

Readers and followers of your blog will get accustomed to your timetable, stick with it, don’t disapoint you audience, or Google, for that matter.

 

2. Make your homepage a Table of Contents of your blog

Post only Titles (headlines) and short summaries, or WordPress excerpts of your posts on your homepage.  Use the “Read more” or break tags to avoid having one long post on top of another.

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Working with your Webmaster

Working with your Webmaster

Working with your webmaster, a primer on getting along with geeks that run our lives.

“There are those who know they know, there are those who know they don’t know, and then there are those who don’t know that they don’t know.”–Author Unknown

 

This article is in a PDF document.  Click here: Working With your Webmaster

 

 

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Midnight Oil Auto Blog Checks out LA Auto Show

la-autoDave Prock Director of Product Development for GateHouse Media, Inc. is in LA checking out the LA Auto Show.  Follow along with him and the Midnight Oil Auto Blog for all the latest on the Auto Show.

To find you new ride visit: Best Ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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