In a perfect world, I’d blog everyday. It’s just not possible for me however. For days when I’m not feeling very inspired, I’ll use WP-Sticky to stick an older post up on the top of my blog. This gives new readers a chance to read an older post that they never got a chance to see! Of course, you’ll want to make sure the information is still relevant.
One downside to this, is that if your post date is super old on the “stickied post”, new visitors could mistake your blog for a ‘dead blog’. I mean, isn’t that what you think when you visit a blog and see their most recent post was 6 months back? With this in mind, sites that don’t include the date in their post and have information that isn’t time sensitive.
I just set this up this morning and it was super easy! Check out the Google+ comments at the bottom of this post. I had been testing out the CommentLuv plugin for the past several months and I noticed it didn’t really increase engagement all that much, if at all, so it’s time to test out Google+ comments!
1. Edit the template of your website and place this code in it at the location where you want the Google+ Comments to appear. You can even directly put the code inside a post as well. That is what I have done for Google+ Comments in this post.
Do not forget to replace the [URL] with the URL of your web page or blog post on which you are going to add the Google+ Comments. You can also use the width parameter to adjust the width of the comment box.
“Let’s say you, a TechCrunch reader, want to create your own magazine. You’re mainly visiting us for posts about 3D printing, like this one by John Biggs about a couple of guys who made a robot hand for a boy born without fingers. Using either a new Flipboard bookmarklet (here) while browsing the web, or the + button now appearing on any story in Flipboard, you pull the robot hand story into a magazine editor window. You’ll then be presented with options to create a new magazine starting with this article or add it to existing ones.
If you choose to make a new magazine, you’ll also be able to enter a name, description and category for it to enable easier distribution.
Then, Flipboard adds the article headline, body text, images, and any available audio or video…” [Continue Reading]
I originally just had a simple Google+ icon in my sidebar until I realized how easy it was to embed a fancy “badge”. You can see what it looks like and how it works in my sidebar. I added two, one for my personal profile and one for my business page.
It’s easy to see why this is a step up over having a simple icon. People can follow you or your site right from the sidebar of your website, without ever having to leave! Now that’s brilliant!
Hi, my name is Steve Longoria. Thanks for stopping by my site.
I strive to bring you only the freshest, most relevant marketing content from all across The Internet Tubes!
I also enjoy playing the drums, riding my bike, and pretty much anything wrapped in a warm, cripsy tortilla!