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.
“1. G+ Google is serious about Google Plus. They have made significant changes over the last few months – rolling Places into G+, requiring a G+ account to write a review, and most significantly, displaying search results based on who you are connected to on G+. Presenter Mark Traphagen said “Unlike any other network, G+ extends your reach far beyond the network itself”. And in another session, Panelist Brent Csutoras said (strongly) that the one place he won’t automate social is on G+. In all other social networks, what you do is fairly self contained, with Google Integrating G+ into search, the impact of your footprint extends to your entire online presence.
2. Sharing Last week I attended the District 2 CASE Conference where it was discussed that sharing could be considered the key measurement of success in social. I have seen this brought up on the AMA Nonprofit Marketing forum as well as other places lately and wrote about it in What Makes a Post Sharable?
It was a central topic at SMX West as well. Its not just social media, its not just a sharable web. We are moving to a connected economy where who you are, who you know and what you do are transparent and integrated into online functionality…” [Continue Reading]
Before jumping in to buy that blog, I undertook some due diligence research on both the owner and the blog itself. Doing your homework before you purchase may help you to avoid disappointment down the track.
So before I made an offer on the blog, I researched a few things:
the owner of the blog
the site’s traffic stats
the blog’s monetization history.
Knowing more about the seller
Knowing more about the seller is really important task before you make an offer, or can even calculate how much the blog is worth. It’s especially important if you are…” [Continue Reading]
Hi, my name is Steve Longoria. Thanks for stopping by my site.
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