I had tried out a different mobile site solution a while back (sorry, I can’t remember the name) and I found that it was not formatting images and videos properly. So, after surfing the web for a couple hours, looking for an alternative, I decided to give WPtouch a shot. They have a FREE option so how I could I resist?
Uploading the plugin was easy, there was nothing special required, you just upload the zip file. After that, you simply activate and play around with a few settings to customize the look and feel. That’s it!
Do you want to see how it turned out? Just visit TrueWebPresence.com on your phone or scan the QR code below.
Love it or hate it, let me know by leaving a comment below.
I made these videos a couple years ago to help some of my subscribers learn how to use WordPress. So for those of you just starting out with WordPress be sure to check out these videos. You’ll learn how to optimize your WordPress site for the search engines and much more! I also included a video tutorial for the free open-source, photoshop alternative called GIMP. These tutorials were created under the name WebsiteNoob FYI.
Times are tough for a lot of people right now. This is why it is crucial that you work smarter instead of harder. Below are a few ideas to get you started making money on-line using your website or blog.
1. Promote a product-One of the easiest ways to get started making money on-line is by becoming an affiliate of a particular product and then using your website or blog to promote it. Becoming an affiliate simply means for every product you are responsible for selling, you get a commission.
Your job is to send folks to the affiliate website which will then work to sell the visitor the product. It can be hard work, but once you get the hang of it, you can make some consistent money using this technique.
2. Build a list-This goes a long with promoting a product, but takes it one step further. You see, it’s a proven fact that most people will not buy what you’re selling upon first visit. However, if you’re offering something for FREE then many more people are going to take action, even if it means they have to enter their email address.
This of course gives you the opportunity to follow up with your prospect via email and build a relationship while simultaneously soft-selling them, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on your bottom line.
3. Sell Advertising Space-Website traffic is valuable, and if you are getting lots of visitors to your site, businesses will pay to get in front of that crowd. Simply charging others to advertise on your site is a great way to monetize your online efforts. Banner or text ads sell easily on website that has consistent traffic.
4. Promote Yourself-If you offer professional services, another great way to monetize your blog or website is to sell yourself. Let others know about what you do and how you can help them. Many people have used their personal blogs and websites to develop significant client bases just by showcasing their talents and services and letting others know how they can be hired.
5. Charge Subscription Fees-A website worth visiting on a regular basis just might be one worth paying for. Depending on the type of content you are offering, your core audience may wish to pay to become an exclusive member of the site. This can be done by offering upgraded features that are only available to those that pay and will help to give paying members the feeling of being in a special club. A membership based website can, in time, turn into a significant source of ongoing revenue. Keep the content fresh and active and your members happy and reap the rewards!
6. Build it, Sell it!-Some people like to have the job done FOR them…so, building a website or blog and developing regular traffic and then selling the website or blog is a great way to earn money on-line. Depending on how in depth and content rich the site is coupled with how many regular visitors it gets will determine the price but websites that are built and sold regularly command thousands of dollars to interested buyers.
For those savvy business people out there, you may have already realized, you can actually combine several or ALL of these tactics to maximize the amount of income potential you earn from any one website or blog. The opportunities on-line are there, just take your time, build quality content driven websites or blogs, and monetize them for potentially significant profits.
Originally, my title tag for each page was something like this “TRUE (Website Name) >> Blog Category >> (Post Title)“.
This is not ideal for a couple reasons:
1. Your “post title” is what catches the interest of a potential reader when your site shows up in the search engines and if your “post title” is not near the beginning of your title tag then it’s not likely people will click on your site listing.
2. Search engines place more importance on keywords found near the beginning of your title tag.
For this reason, you want your title tags to be situated more like this:
“(Post Title) – (Website Name)”:
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You can do this in WordPress by heading to Appearance > Editor and clicking on Header.php. There you will find the title tags.
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Copy and paste the following inbetween the title tags (see image):
<?php wp_title(”); ?>
After that just save your changes and you should be good to go.
Write For The Visitor, Not The Search Engines
Remember though that when writing your post titles (that then later become your title tags) you want to write to the visitor first and foremost. Don’t write content that appeals exclusively to the search engines. This is usually the biggest mistake most beginners make. Read my post Search Engine Marketing Simplified to understand where I’m coming from. Remember, just focus on appealing to humans, and the rest will take care of itself.
Check out these sweet title tag tips from SeoBook:
“Tips on Page Titles
Google shows the first 60 to 70 characters in the search results. Make sure your important keywords occur early in the page title for scan-ability. If your title goes beyond 70 characters Google may cut off the title before 69 characters and display … at the end of your page title.
Rather than making your page title just the keyword and/or starting your page title with the keyword, sometimes it helps to add in a descriptive modifier before your core keyword. This helps ensure your page is less likely to get filtered out of the search results (and thus makes your rankings more stable) while helping you rank for additional terms.
Page titles are used to draw in clicks from search results amongst many anonymous competing offers, thus they present an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition and qualify prospects to your offer.
Good titles evoke an emotional response, ask a question, or promise something (that the landing page fulfills).
Since the page title is one of the few elements search engines can show searchers before sending them to your site, they place significant weight on the words in the page title. In addition, some people link to pages using their official page title as the link anchor text.
Overlapping modifiers in a reasonable and readable way allows you improve your relevancy scores for an array of keywords, but they still need to read well. Rather than loading up page titles with a keyword list it is better to write a clear compelling offer that contains your keywords and describes your services.
Qualifying the wrong prospective clients with a bad offer will lead to a low conversion rate, or wasting time servicing non-clients. For example, if you sell something that is high end you wouldn’t necessarily want to rank for your keyword with modifiers like cheap and discount, as servicing those people will waste your time.
Page titles should be differentiated from page to page on your site. Unless limited by the size and scope of your site, it is best not to have all your page titles follow the exact same formula across your site. You also should not use the same keyword at or near the start of every page title.
The format, order, and word selection of the words in your page title should be (at least slightly) different than the words in your meta description and on page headers.
If you have a strong brand you may want to place it at the end of your page title. If you have one of the leading trusted Internet brands (Amazon, eBay, etc.) then it might make sense to place your brand at the start of the page title. In most cases the page title should still be more focused on the page copy and searcher’s intent than on your brand.”
“The very nature of WordPress demands that you work within it’s infrastructure in order to maintain flexibility. Sometimes, though, the structure of your pages demand that you need to operate outside of this constraint.
This template lets you specify a single URL as the page content, then as the page loads, the template automatically redirects the page to this new location…“
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