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Friday Finds Social Media Strategy

Facebook Business Pages, WordPress Widgets #FridayFinds

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Have Facebook’s algorithm changes affected how many of your followers actually see your posts on your FB business page? If you’re not willing to pay Facebook to promote your posts, what’s your alternative strategy? (I’m spending more time on Google+.) In this week’s #FridayFinds, I share links to two articles that should get you thinking about Facebook business pages. As a bonus, I’ve also found a great article on how to insert widgets into your WordPress posts and pages to incorporate dynamic content (such as your Flickr and Instagram images).

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Friday Finds Social Media Strategy WordPress

Social Media, WordPress Template Plugin and Website Design #FridayFinds

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Lately, I’ve been neglecting my #FridayFinds series where I highlight some of the blog posts that I have found to be interesting throughout the week. (Actually, it’s been closer to a month since I’ve written an article in this series.) So, even though it’s a Monday, without further ado, I bring to you some articles that I think may be of interest to you. My topics this week include sharing on Social Media, the WordPress page-theme plugin and an example of a website redesign for an interior designer.

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Friday Finds Social Media Strategy

Blog Post Tips, Facebook, PicMonkey and Google Fonts #FridayFinds

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Are you looking to use social media more strategically? Do you know what your Facebook page looks like to other people or how to create a new graphic for your FB cover image? Want to use a more creative font for your WordPress website than the basic ones that are included in a standard WP installation? Find out more about these topics in this week’s #FridayFinds.

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SEO Social Media Strategy

Top 6 SEO and Social Media How-To Posts of 2012

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I’m starting out 2013 with a recap post featuring the top six how-to articles that I wrote in 2012 that should help you incorporate SEO and social media  into your WordPress blog. Many of you have told me that you have found my how-to posts to be of value. So, you’ll continue to see this type of post pop up on my blog throughout the next year. I also promise to continue sharing things that I learn along the way and I’ll often tie them into how they fit into my strategies. Bottom line, if you have any hopes of either making money by blogging or driving traffic to a website via your blog, you need to treat it as a business. Hopefully, together, we can share ideas and experiences that will help all of us find success in 2013.

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How To Set up Google Authorship & the Rel=Author Tag

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Recently, I published a guest post “What Google Authorship Means for SEO” that generated a lot of discussion. Many readers asked how to set up Google Authorship on their own WordPress blog. Some readers weren’t sure if there were benefits to it. Others questioned how to add the rel=author tag to their content. There was a healthy conversation in the comment section and I promised to write a follow-up post to help answer some of the questions.

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WordPress

How to Change a WordPress Theme and Keep your SEO Meta Tag Data

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Meta tags are used to embed data into your website page. Examples of this are titles, descriptions, alternate text and keywords. There’s always a healthy debate going on among SEO (search engine optimization) specialists on how important meta tags are to your search rankings (in search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo). Bottom line, the general consensus is that meta tag data helps both the search engines and users to determine what your site is about. So, what happens to this data if you change your WordPress theme?

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy the CommentLuv Premium This Week

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The CommentLuv Premium WordPress PluginFor those of you who haven’t heard yet, Andy Bailey is having a special 75% off anniversary sale on CommentLuv Premium (CLP).  If you don’t already have a copy, you may want to hop over and take advantage of this sale while it lasts. (My affiliate link is below.) The regular price is $97 and the price right now is about $24. In this kind of sale, the price goes up after every 5 sales and this sale will only last for about 5 more days.

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WordPress OpenHook 3 Plugin Broke my Thesis Theme

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Recently the OpenHook plugin for the Thesis theme was totally rewritten as the OpenHook Customizations Manager plugin. Since then, many people are reporting issues. Part of it may be a learning curve on our part. In some cases, there are incompatibilities that are difficult to identify and resolve. This is a great plugin that makes it easy to add HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and even PHP code into your Thesis theme without having to manually edit your custom.css or custom_functions.php files. If you’re about to upgrade from a version 2.x OpenHook to a version 3.x (or if you’ve upgraded and run into issues), you may want to read this first.

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