Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

Which Visual Social Media Should Small Business Use, and Why?

Last week, we took a brief foray into the history of the digital social media so that we could make better informed, supportable decisions on how to allocate our social media and content marketing dollars and efforts. This week, we’ll dive a bit deeper into the “visual platforms” of Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. I will…

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How to Secure WordPress From Hackers for Free

If you operate a website on the WordPress platform, it’s inevitable that a hack attempt will come your way sooner or later. Just this week, the Return On Now website has been under a series of botnet attacks. Luckily, we have spent a lot of time studying how to secure WordPress from these sort of…

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WordPress Plugins: Alternative Commenting Systems

If you run a growing website that is served up from a WordPress content management system, you have surely felt the pervasive pain of moderating spam comments. While WordPress does come with a built in commenting system, it leaves a lot to be desired for higher traffic websites that may be targeted with a lot…

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How to Find Free Frameworks for WordPress

Enjoy the following guest post focused on how and where to track down free frameworks to use when building your own WordPress theme, courtesy of SEO Nick Robson. The views expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily that of Return On Now. In today’s business environment, more and more people…

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How to Promote a Blog For Free: 25 Ideas

Although many of us blog for business purposes, not all bloggers are getting paid for their work. On the other hand, most smaller businesses need to keep expenses in check when promoting their wares. We often get questions from clients and colleagues about our recommendations for low cost or free answers to how to promote…

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WordPress Site Hacked? Start Here.

WordPress is our CMS of choice for most small- to mid-sized businesses. There are a slew of benefits, from putting web content management in the hands of non-technical staff to providing a platform to launch a site in a short timeframe. It does come with some downside, though. When a platform is built and maintained…

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WordPress SEO [Slideshow] from Austin SEO Meetup

Today I conducted a training session for the Austin SEO Meetup Group, at the Flying Saucer in Austin, TX. In preparing for this presentation, I did a lot of research to ensure I was fully up to speed on all of the latest ways to optimize WordPress. That was very fruitful, so much so that…

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Basics of WordPress [Slideshow]

I recently presented a training about the “Basics of WordPress” to the Austin Online Marketing Club. In this lively session, we covered some overarching data about what a CMS is, how WordPress fits into the CMS landscape, and related topics. Then we dove into a hands on tutorial about how to use it, geared toward…

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7 Must-Have Plugins for WordPress

The content management system (CMS) landscape is beyond fragmented. There are literally hundreds (possibly thousands) of CMS options available. My personal favorite is WordPress, the CMS platform we use for the Return On Now website and blog. It is also the most frequently used blogging platform today. Plugins: Why They Matter Bloggers love WordPress for…

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