BLOGS- WORDPRESS BLOG

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Want to make a immediate impact in your online marketing efforts and start generating traffic? Sure you do! And the best way to do that nowadays is with a blog.  I wanted to “kill two birds with one stone”, so I am posting two subjects in one.. “What is a Blog?” and “7 Ways To Speed Up A WordPress Blog”. 

Over the last twelve (12) years I have worked in the field of Information technology and Internet marketing and as you know, technology and internet marketing chances about as fast as the eye can blink. Success in ebusiness and internet marketing comes down to relevant online presence and achieving online marketing goals as well as being able to reach the online marketplace through the right combination of technology & marketing.

I could cover a lot of ground from my experiences from the world of Information Technology, especially in regards to Internet Marketing and eBusiness, and Network Marketing. But today we start here! BLOGGING– The Blog, formally known as the “WEB LOG”

What is a Blog?

A blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently “multi-author blogs” (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, interest groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other “microblogging” systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Today, there are over 156 million public blogs in existence. OMG!

Why A Blog Makes Sense

Google, ranked as the #1 Search engine in the world, ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. With a blog, you can create powerful custom content for your target audience that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about your business type and location. You can also merge that content with specific categories and tags. Which have become the engine of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The result…? A powerful web presence that helps propel you or your business to the top of search results!

SO WHY BLOG?

To Write “Powerful Custom Content” Specific to Your target market!

  • Localize your content or expand your market
  • Include relevant keywords with tags & categories and optimized links

To Publish Your Content at the Right Frequency!

  • Appeal to search engines like Google
  • Search engines index your information SOONER

To Create and Manage the the Relevance of Your Content!

  • Provide relevant content on your blog as well as related content
  • Provide cost efficient content that will expand your market and search engine rankings

Growing Your Business With Localized Web Traffic From YOUR OWN Search Engine-Friendly Blog Website is EASY and It Makes Sense $$$$…

As this blog and your new blog (when you decide to get started) begins to fill with content, and you establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list you in their results. This is often referred to as “Organic SEO”. The more custom content you have, the higher your site climbs in search results.

If you’re new to blogging and  internet marketing, I totally understand and I empathize with you.  You can relax, there are various content applications and programs that will take care of things for you. You don’t have to try to come out of thin air with content like I do from time to time. Notice, I said “like I do from time to time.” Wink Wink ;)   However if you’d like to get started today, there are many easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help you become more familiar with blogging and creating a blogsite.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” – James Keller

 

**BONUS**

7 WAYS TO SPEED UP A WORDPRESS BLOG

No one likes to wait for a web page to load – if a site is taking too long to load, the visitor is more likely to close it and move on. This is especially true for blogs, which are meant to be seen and read. Today, we will share with you several tips on how you can speed up a blog running on WordPress.

1. Eliminate unnecessary plugins

Don’t use too many plugins – they will noticeably slow down your website. Imagine them as too many apps running at the same time – they will affect the overall performance of the blog. Keep the number of the plugins low – let’s say from 5 to 10, but don’t go over 20.

2. Optimize your Database

All the information for your blog posts and comments is stored in a database. So, to speed up the loading speed, you can optimize this database. There are two ways to do that – with the WP-Optimize plugin, or manually.

3. Cache your Database

Another way to speed up the work of your database is to cache it. This way, you will reduce the number of queries made to the database each time a user visits your blog. You can cache your database with the DB Cache Reloaded plugin.

4. Disable Post Revisions

Post Revisions exist since WordPress 2.6 and they are useful when there are several writers working on the same blog, or if you make constant changes to your blog posts. If left enabled, this feature will create multiple entries for a blog post in your database, effectively slowing it down.

5. Use a Cache Plugin

You can also create static versions of the most visited web pages. This way, you will reduce the queries made to the database. And static HTML pages load much faster. There are a lot of cache plugins, but be careful with their configuration – if they are left untended and not properly configured, they tend to use too much CPU power.

6. Optimize your images

Have your images optimized – you can use Photoshop’s “Save for Web” function, which will save the image with a good balance between size and quality. Here is a list of other image optimization tools:

Online Tools:

  • PunyPNG
  • Smush.it
  • Online Image Optimizer

Desktop Tools:

  • Shrink O’Matic
  • PNGGauntlet

7. Optimize your CSS and JavaScript files

Another way to speed up your website is to optimize the CSS and JavaScript files – this way you will reduce the size of the files and save some disk space and decrease the server load. There are several tools you can use to do that.

To compress the CSS files, you can use several tools:

  • WP CSS plugin
  • CSS Optimizer
  • CSS Compressor

To optimize your JavaScript files, use:

  • JavaScript Compressor

Visit LORD & GRIFFIN IT SOLUTIONS for WordPress Blogs and a few more. This may help some.

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When it comes to publishing on the internet, beginners and experts alike are met with a bothersome paradox: word processors and graphics applications allow anyone to do a pretty good job of managing text and images on a personal computer, but to make these available to the worldwide web a seemingly similar environment of documents and destinations ease of use vanishes behind sudden requirements for multilingual programming skills, proficiency in computer-based graphic design, and, ultimately, the patience of a saint.

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WorldPress is a personal publishing script, which offers a cross-blog tool, password-protected posts, importing, typographical eye candy, Multiple Authors and Bookmarklets.

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b2evolution is a powerful blog tool you can install on your own website. It includes all the features of traditional blog tools, and extends them with evolved features such as file & photo management, advanced skinning, multiple blogs support as well as detailed user permissions… Not to mention third party plug-ins!

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