My latest ramblings.
Enjoy! I definitely got important things to say
My latest ramblings.
Enjoy! I definitely got important things to say
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Have you ever tried to install a theme on your blog? But you ran up against — “file limit exceeded”? This tutorial helps you increase your limits on your WordPress blog. You can increase your upload limits on the media section of your blog, and if you have large posts you can increase these limits too.
You need these three files:
This will be found in the [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””]public_html[/fusion_highlight] folder.
If you can’t see it, create one. If it says you already have one, edit your viewer settings so that you can see hidden files. Once you found it, open it up and add this:
post_max_size = 25M
upload_max_filesize = 6M
max_execution_time = 180
memory_limit = 512M
Again, if you can’t find it, make sure you can see hidden files. Add this code to your .htaccess file. Be sure to edit the bold and italicized text with your home directory.
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When you open your [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””]php.ini [/fusion_highlight] file, you will be able to find your home directory on the top bar. Please note that not all hosting companies have this feature.
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This should be under the statistics portion.
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Go your Cpanel and look for the File Manager Icon.
Do you have a list of things you need to do before you hit the button to publish an article? If you don’t, you should. It not only takes away the pain of remembering what you’re supposed to be doing every single time, but it also creates a nice workflow. A productive workflow will increase your productivity and get you more reach for your target audience. After all, you want to make sure your articles have good formatting, so your audience doesn’t get confused whenever they visit your site.
Here is your non-usual list of things you need to check off before you publish your article.
First of all, you want to make sure your article is 600 words or more. Google loves content. And if your content is long, it must mean it holds quite of bit of quality to Google. And again, Google loves quality.
You also want to make sure your article is readable by eighth graders. People are lazy. They don’t want to read an article that’s hard to understand. So make your article easy to understand, for the maximum audience pleasure in reading it. Itt also makes them feel like they are getting somewhere.
But, first and foremost, understand your audience. If you audience is professional or technical in a specific field, write in the appropriate tone.
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If you want to rank this post for a certain query at Google, then choose a keyword. Make use of Google keyword planner to check which keywords you want to rank for. Your selected keyword should be mentioned at least three times or 1% of your post (as far as keyword density goes). Your keyword should also be longtail, meaning it should be longer than two words. This is because authority websites already rank for this, and it would be hard to rank for these kinds of keywords.
Sometimes it’s hard to read content consisting of loads and loads of paragraphs. Even when you read a book, you’ll see that authors uses headings. Google really wants you to cater to the audience. If you use the first and second heading, Google will be happy.
Choose the right category for your post. Only choose one category or your promotion will end up being long.
This is your chance to add other keywords you want to rank for. Make sure your tags don’t look like you are aiming for SCO. If you were a visitor on your site, what do you think the kinds of queries you make in order to find a specific post? These are the keywords you should use for your tags.
Everyone is visual, and not to mention, pictures are very hard to copy. Pictures entice more than anything. Think about it, have you ever clicked on a post in social media that does not contain a picture? If you did, it has probably only been for for handful.
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Alt text is basically a portion where you say what the picture is about. Search engines cannot understand what are in pictures so they rely on this description.
Make sure the pictures about your posts are the right sizing compared to which social media platform you’re going to post it on. You want to make sure your pictures look good so that people will click on it. You can find the right dimensions here:
Or you can use tools like Canva which gives you the dimensions. All you need to do is click on the picture, and it will create the dimensions for you. Candor is free, although there is a paid version where you can magically resize your pictures without having to do it one by one.
A lot of people are lazy when it comes to reading text online.I make it easier for them ditching the compound sentences. It’ll make them feel like they are going somewhere, and it’ll be easier to understand the content of your post.
Whenever you publish an article, it is a good idea to keep republishing it in social media. Not all your audience gets to see what you publish because they are not online at the same time. Do not just republish it using the same description. You need to change it and be creative. This will not only help you with your copywriting skills, but it will also help you determine what your audience finds appealing.
Did you get all that? Good. This is the best list you can find. If you want to get a copy of how I compose my tweets, you can download it below. Of course, I will need your email so that I know where to send it. This worksheet has led me to hundreds of retweets and likes because I have been trying to republish them at optimized times.
Remember to come back to this list. I like updating my lists whenever I see, hear, or try something new that works. Downloading my worksheet is completely free. I had to learn all these techniques through paid courses, and I am willing to give it to you for free!
If you have a blog, you most certainly know that managing it can be a headache. This is particularly true if you are a full-time blogger. Here is a tool that I would recommend in using to help your life a little bit easier and to make blogging more enjoyable.
Coschedule is an editorial calendar that works by using one plugin your WordPress site.
I have looked for many plug-ins out there that will help in organizing your editorial calendar. This is fight by far the best editorial calendar I have come across. I initially started their service in the beginning in 2015 and I have never looked back.
Here are their best features:
Everybody knows that planning your social media publishing is a pain in the butt especially if you want to gain more views and shares which help promote your posts. This calendar helps you schedule your social media with one click. You could automatically send it depending on the days you set after you hit publish.
Many people have been using CoSchedule’s free headline analyzer. However, it is a hassle to use, especially if you need to copy and paste it into another browser just to check if it has an acceptable score. The headline analyzer is built into their editor which lets you think and choose which headlines would work and would be more clickable. For some of you who don’t know, the headline analyzer helps you create an eyecatching and high converting headline. This tool grades you based on previous viral posts, emotions, and uncommon words.
As mentioned above, their social media feature is the bomb dot com. They have social media templates that will help you amplify your reach even more. You can set to be published after you publish your post or you can even set it to where it’ll publish something before you even launched post. One cool thing about this is that if you add an extra picture or video, it will be included in your social media posting. All you need to do is to set it one time! Another thing is that you automate your social media posts indefinitely. You could republish it a week from now a month from now or any custom date you want. This lets you get as many likes or shares for your blog posts as much as possible.
Guest posting on people with have WordPress sites can be confusing, especially if you want to credit that person by having their profile listed even after you delete their profile on your site. There are special plug-ins out there that will let you do this, but adding even more plug-ins will slow down your entire website which is a big no-no for google! CoSchedule has a guest posting feature which lets the person register on CoSchedule and be a guest on your calendar. They will not see your whole editorial calendar unless you want them to. Moreover, when your collaboration is finished, you can just take that person off your editorial calendar and still have their profile shown on your blog.
These are the profiles that they integrate with:
* Facebook / Pages / Groups / Profile
* LinkedIn / Company / Groups
Have you ever had trouble with adding pictures to your social media posts? Problem solved. If you do not have an image that you want to upload, CoSchedule will grab images from your posts (if you have any). You can then choose which image you want to be added.
I use Google Docs and Evernote continuously in creating my posts. Sometimes I have ideas that I clip from the web using the Evernote clipper. Most often, I save all my article drafts on Google Docs. CoSchedule has their very own editor where you could compose your article on their platform then add Google Docs or the Evernote note that you want to add making it organized for you.
This is a new feature everybody loves. A year ago they took away this feature because they were having problems with the integration. Now, they have added the Pinterest scheduling. Everyone knows that Pinterest brings more traffic to his or her websites than ever. The reason is that it is a visual platform. Instead of using other paid tools like the tailwind, CoSchedule already has this feature. No more managing using different kinds of services. CoSchedule has it.
How many hours do you spend doing this by yourself?
Tell me, how many hours do you spend posting your Pinterest pictures and determining the right publishing time for Facebook and Twitter? I know you spend a lot of time doing this because I did these for a while too! I would spend 6 hours just republishing 2 of my posts in all of the social media platforms mentioned above. I guess it’s partly because of my internet speed. hehe. But even with 25Mps it still is a lot of time, right? Why not automate the process so that all you need to worry about is your content? After all, that is the reason why you wanted to blog.
Trust me; it is the best investment I have ever made. With only $30 per month (if paid annually), you can get all of these features. Does it give you a headache? Is the headache even worth it?
If you are not happy with their service (which I doubt you will), then you will not be charged. If you want more time, I would recommend asking for another extension. The staff are always really nice about this. They want to make sure that you are happy with their services.
The have the headline analyzer – helps you compose compelling headlines that are highly clickable
social media template/republish – helps you automate the social media process by helping you determine the best times to publish at the same time letting you know how many likes shares you recieve right at their dashboard.
Google Docs and Evernote integration – helps you gather your thoughts into their post editor so that you will not forget any information in your blog post (which is the worst thing that could ever happen).
Guest posting which is essential in thriving in this blogging cyber world.
Saves you time and stress!
All these features are available in one single plug-in. One only plug-in!
You can find all these features for free, but it will be VERY hard to manage. You will add even more stress to yourself. Moreover, you will have a hard time in keeping your website up to speed because all these plug-ins that you will use to replace these will slow down your site significantly. What have you got to lose? They give you a 14-day trial (or more).
Give it a shot! Imagine how it will feel when you wake up every day seeing your posts grow in likes and shares while you just write and post. At the same time, you’ll increase your authority online because Coschedule is helping you with your reach.
Do you have any questions for me? If you do, let me know below. In the meantime, go and check out their beautiful website and sign up for their FREE trial. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
For a long time, the blogging platform options have been Blogger and WordPress. Each has had its pros and cons, but as technology has developed around the blogging world, new options have emerged. One size doesn’t fit all needs on blogging platforms and new, nuanced options have been a long time coming! Today we are coming Tumblr versus Medium. Both are exciting blogging venues for different reasons. As you read the comparisons, consider what format and platform will best serve your needs!
Tumblr’s microblogging platform has almost 300 million blogs with over 134 billion blog posts! The short, multimedia post-heavy formatting of Tumblr lends itself to the quick and easy post and getting your name out to a large group of people quickly. The uniqueness of Tumblr is the meshing of the microblogging platform with the social media networking allowing for a high scheduling capacity with strong engagement.
Tumblr is a fun and easygoing platform and far less formal than other platforms. This speaks to the audience, while diverse, it is an audience that is fun-loving, less formal, and want to speak their mind freely without being censored. When blogging with Tumblr, you need to expect to give equal weight to the visual as well as your words — videos, photos, and music — to reach and retain an audience among Tumblrs.
Tumblr’s intuitive and easy posting has helped it make it one of the most popular blogging platforms, you can even post from your email or any device, quickly and easily. It also makes it easy to find people with similar interests and focus. When blogging, your first 20 tags will show in a search, providing a wide net for growing an audience. Tumblr’s feature, Ask Me Anything, has been a great addition to the Tumblr options, giving you the chance to ask or be asked questions from the audience, increasing engagement with you and what you are promoting! Anyone can find you because the search options are wide on Tumblr. You can search with text, names, and tags, widening the potential audience growth.
Tumblr also allows you to create themed, secondary blogs for different campaigns, changing the look and feel of each campaign you are working on. Tumblr provides a large array of free or premium themes, giving you the chance to create a unique format to reach a wide audience. You can easily measure your success by the number of reblogs and likes your posts receive. If you want more in-depth analysis, use Google Analytics to assess your page.
Tumblr is an amazing platform with flexibility and depth. However, it does have its own set of drawbacks. Contributors are allowed only one primary blog with one contributor. You can set up secondary blogs with a variety of contributors to accomplish this goal, but if you are looking for a format to have only one blog, this might not be the right platform for you.
Tumblr is also considered to not work as well with SEO and doesn’t really allow for long blog posts. It works best for the highly visual, multimedia-heavy, short posts. Consider your goals and desires before choosing Tumblr’s unique platform.
Tumblr’s support network provides a comprehensive list of possible issues with a ways to troubleshoot yourself. If you can’t find an answer, you have to fill out a contact form to receive a response to your issue. It doesn’t provide phone or chat support.
Medium’s format is night and day to Tumblr’s format. Medium started in 2012, making it one of the youngest blogging platforms around. It focuses on a clean, minimalist look that is not customizable. There is one standard style.
Medium is a unique blend of part publisher and part social network and self-describes as “the perfect place to read and write.” The creative team at Medium and a variety of freelancers (Medium users) collaborate to create articles and feeds centered around high quality articles. It also provides the opportunity to edit and share feedback before publishing with select individuals you have granted editorial access to.
Medium’s focus and design centers on rewarding the excellent, high-quality content. Metrics look differently on the Medium format by focusing not exclusively on page views and likes, but on reads and read ratio. How many people have clicked on your article and how many have read it all the way through. Those with the most read ratios get pushed into the feeds. Medium is all about rewarding the quality of the content! Medium’s articles average interactions of 2.5 minutes while typical news articles average 1–1.5 minutes. A significant difference!
Medium’s audience is highly professional and well-educated with a whopping 95% of their readership being college graduates with 43% making six-figure incomes.
The readers are largely young with 70% falling under the age of 50. Tech and business professionals flock to Medium’s unique platform.
Medium’s support options are more diverse than most with Twitter, email, contact form, and submit request formatting all available. It doesn’t provide phone or chat support.
Medium’s star is a slow rise because its focus is much narrower meaning your audience is smaller. Medium’s internal numbers show a 25 million user interaction, which is significantly lower than most blogging or social network platforms. It is a platform with a much more specific audience which needs to be weighed as you choose a platform, and if it will advance your goals.
Tumblr and Medium are night and day differences of social media and blogging platforms. Each cater to goals more focused on different objectives. Write out your personal objectives and the audience you hope to reach before connecting to a format.
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