Hello Happy Site Owners! Summer is half way over and the tips are still hot this week. Lots of news in the Plugins section. And, there are some super tips on getting more conversions in the Blogging section. Plus, one of my fave bloggers has actionable tips you can do right now for a better promotion strategy in the Marketing section. Enjoy!
This is so good. 15 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My First Company by Neil Patel on Quick Sprout. He’s so right about swinging for the fences.
Slots for one-on-one WordPress training are nearly full for August and this is the package that is selling out for a third month in a row: Scratch to Published for Advanced Site Owners. If you’re ready to be on the fast track to success, schedule your class before the price goes up on August 10th. (You can take the classes any time between now and the end of September.)
Some of the links below are to the plugin developer’s page, but you can find most if not all of these plugins in the WordPress plugins repository.
BackWPup is a nice free backup solution and can store you files off-site, which is recommended. But, it does it by creating several different files and is a little harder to piece them all back together if you need to recover your site. If you’re using this plugin, you’ll find better solutions here: How to Backup Your WordPress Site
SimplePress is one of the best forum plugins available and integrates with just about everything.
Plugins to Check Out
This is not so much a plugin to check as it is a warning, and another good reason to subscribe to Tips Tuesday (via reader or via email) so you know what plugins are good and which ones to avoid. Should WordPress.org Host Premium Subscription-Based Plugins? by Tom Ewer on WPMU.org
If you run ads on your site, you’ll be interested in the AdBooster plugin, which circumvents browser ad blockers.
Do you use Flickr? Fast Flickr Widget is a new plugin to easily let you show off your pix in any widget-ready area, like your sidebar.
Couldn’t agree more. Ray Wilson is spot on in his guest post on Smart Bloggerz about How To Fix These 5 Leaks In Your Website’s Conversions.
How to Blog to Build Your Service-based Business is a guest post by Amy Harrison on ProBlogger that has some seriously good advice.
Google has added a quick way to see how many of your site pages have been indexed in this explanation of it from the nice folks at Web Pro News.
Super post from Kristi Hines on SEO Gadget comparing Google and Bing Webmaster Tools. I’m using both now because of the different info each provides. Kristi tells you all the details in this post with screenshots.
Sydni Craig-Hart is one of my fave bloggers because she always includes actionable steps. In this post she tells you How to Choose the Right Marketing Strategies for Your Business.