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Top 10 WordPress Plugins to Turbocharge Your Internet Marketing Efforts

27 Apr

This is a list of 10 most important WordPress plugins that you should install in order to get a blog that has excellent functionality and high traffic. The plugins are in order of importance. If you feel that you don’t want to install all of them in one day be sure to start with the more important ones!

  1. HeadSpace 2: WordPress SEO Made Simple

    All in one SEO you have been deposed. HeadSpace provides you with the features you need to drive your site to the top. People spend way to much time working on SEO and too little time writing great content. This plugin let’s you put your focus back where it belongs. It takes care of all the SEO work that your blog will need.

  2. WPtouch iPhone Theme –

    The Mobile web is a big reality u need to be compatible. This plugin allows you to instantly and effortlessly transform your website into a mobile paradise. Whenever a mobile user accesses your blog a pleasant looking lighter version designed specially for mobile devices is presented. This is a must have for 2010.

  3. SEO Smart Links –

    Do you inter-link your articles? You should. Linking within an article to other articles is a great way to build Page Rank throughout your site and it’s a great way to get readers to find your other articles on similar subjects. This plugin will interlink keywords to your other articles for you.

  4. SEO Slugs –

    Using your entire post title as the slug for the article can make web addresses long and it can waste the opportunity to focus on using your keywords. This plugin strips out all the unnecessary words from the permalink for you so that you don’t have to.

  5. Google Analyticator –

    Google Analyticator allows you to use Google Analytics to track visitors to your blog without having to add the tracking code manually to your WordPress blog. If you aren’t using google analytics already u are seriously missing the boat and if you aren’t combining analyticator with wordpress you are wasting lots of time clicking between windows.

  6. Akismet –

    This plugin automatically checks all the comments and trackbacks people leave to your blog to see if any of them is spam. This is a super basic one but if you aren’t using it you hate your email. Get this installed, It is totally automatic, so you don’t have to do anything (if you don’t want to). Akismet comes together with WordPress, but in order to activate it, you need a API key. You can get one by signing up at wordpress.com

  7. Google XML Sitemaps –

    This plugin generates a XML sitemap of your blog each time you write a new post and lets Google and other search engine know of new content. Without Google XML Sitemaps it could take Google weeks to make your new article findable from their search engine, but with XML Sitemaps they will always know if you have new content.

  8. WordPress Related Posts –

    If a reader enjoys one of your articles then one of the best things that you can do is to put some more articles in front of them to keep them digging through your site.

  9. Subscribe to Comments –

    This plugin gives your readers an opportunity to subscribe to comments left to a particular post. New comments are automatically emailed to the user.

  10. Show Top Commentators Widget –

    This plugin automatically counts who are your blogs top commentators and shows them with a link to their website on a sidebar. This is a great way to increase the comments left to your blog because it gives your readers the chance to benefit from your blogs traffic.

Bonus Plug in

  1. Backtype Tweetcount

    If you’re using the TweetMeMe tweet counter badge on your blog then kill it right now. Don’t require your users to authorize another program to access their Twitter account just to share a link to your site. If you aren’t already using tweetmeme then you need to know this plugin will automatically allow users to re-tweet your twitter account with a link to the content in your blog post. (one of the best traffic generation tools currently active on the internet)

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Comprehensive List of 178 Ping Services

13 Jan

Update Ping Services

Ping services allow you to automatically notify blog directories and search engines that your blog has been updated. The bigger your ping list the higher the chances of receiving traffic from those sources, so check out the list below and include it on your blog

You can copy and paste these URLs into your blog service ping options screen (in WordPress, you do it by choosing Options > Writing > Update Services) with each URL on its own line.

http://1470.net/api/ping
http://a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.mw.net.tw/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
http://bblog.com/ping.php
http://bitacoras.net/ping
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
http://blog.with2.net/ping.php
http://blogbot.dk/io/xml-rpc.php
http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
http://blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
http://blogoole.com/ping
http://blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://blogping.unidatum.com/RPC2/
http://blogsdominicanos.com/ping
http://blogsearch.google.ae/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.at/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.be/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.bg/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ca/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ch/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.cl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.cr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.hu/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.id/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.il/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.in/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.it/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/pingRPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.au/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.mx/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sa/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.tw/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.uy/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fi/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.hr/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.in/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.it/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.lt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.nl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pl/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ro/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.sk/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.tw/ping/RPC2
http://blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
http://blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://blogsnow.com/ping
http://blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://blogupdate.org/sverige/ping/
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://catapings.com/ping.php
http://coreblog.org/ping/
http://effbot.org/rpc/ping.cgi
http://feedsky.com/api/RPC2
http://fgiasson.com/pings/ping.php
http://focuslook.com/ping
http://holycowdude.com/rpc/ping
http://imblogs.net/ping
http://j-ranking.com/ping.cgi
http://lasermemory.com/lsrpc
http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
http://mod-pubsub.org/ping.php
http://newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
http://newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://ping.amagle.com
http://ping.bitacoras.com
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.blogg.de
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
http://ping.blogoon.net/
http://ping.blogs.yandex.ru/RPC2
http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
http://ping.fakapster.com/rpc
http://ping.fc2.com/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.feeds.yahoo.com/RPC2/
http://ping.gpost.info/xmlrpc
http://ping.kutsulog.net/
http://ping.myblog.jp
http://ping.namaan.net/rpc
http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
http://ping.speenee.com/xmlrpc
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://ping.weblogs.se/
http://ping.wordblog.de
http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc
http://pinger.onejavastreet.com
http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
http://pingqueue.com/rpc
http://queerfilter.com/ping
http://r.hatena.ne.jp/rpc
http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.britblog.com/
http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080
http://rpc.newsgator.com
http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.reader.livedoor.com/ping
http://rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://rpc.wpkeys.com
http://rssfeeds.com/suggest_wizzard.php
http://rssfwd.com/xmlrpc/api
http://serenebach.net/rep.cgi
http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
http://snipsnap.org/RPC2
http://thingamablog.sourceforge.net/ping.php
http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
http://wasalive.com/ping
http://weblogalot.com/ping
http://weblogues.com/RPC
http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
http://www.blogsdominicanos.com/ping/
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://www.feedsky.com/api/RPC2
http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
http://www.wasalive.com/ping/
http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
http://www.xianguo.com/xmlrpc/ping.php
http://xianguo.com/xmlrpc/ping.php
http://xmlrpc.blogg.de
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
http://zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php
http://zing.zingfast.com

SEO as you know it is Dead! NEW SEO in the Social Media Age

10 Mar

“if we don’t fix Web pages for google, what are we going to do?”

And that is the very crux of textbook SEO’s diminishing value.

I’ve gone on record as saying, “The Web is no longer just a collection of HTML pages linked together. It is a network of networks of people who are totally connected to each other. I believe it’s the understanding of these connections that will shape not just search, but all of marketing.”

the above text is an excerpt from web 2.0 is just so 2008 by Mike Grehan for ClickZ.com

and Mike is right

SEO as a “lets engae google because that is where peopel start their web experience” concept is rapidly diminishing.

The Web has become a component of our social culture. In our society before the web (remember pre 1995) people used to get reffferals to businesses to find the solutions they needed. and now websites like stunmbleupon, twitter, digg, buzz up, alltop etc all do the same thing.

As humans we still rpefer to do business wiht someone that somneone we know or trust already knows or trusts.

I’ve been in web marketing for 10 years and have found one truth across all sectors. Search generated traffic almost exclusively produces customers who value low prices over quality of service or quality of customer experience. And that’s becasue broad search customers are the least educated consumer in the marketplace. that’s not to say they arent valueable they are. 

A better educated consumer is more valueable, more loyal, and ultimately easier to persuade into buying.

As a business person I try to align myself with brands that are not purely price driven competitors. Becasue no one searches for exotic luxury car and prepares to buy a Bentley ‘cuz they saw one on Google.

It’s about building a real brand presence on the internet. engaging people on twitter, and facebook, and even on forums that relate to your product or service. Leverage these relationships to building a strong brand story online through multiple interconnected touch points. This is where savvy marketers are going for 2010 and beyond hurry up and get cracking.

The is the dawn of online positioning.

The next decade will bring about a time where we use multiple online media channels to build a brand position and we will see searches become much narrower. People will search more for specific products and brands rather then for broad generalizations for types of products and services.

Use the online socialmedia spehere to build a top of mind awareness with your customer so they think I need starbucks instead of I need coffee. then all of your traditiona SEO aware competitors will compete for the lowest common denominator of customer still searching for coffee, while you rake in the cash selling overpriced steamed foamy milk!

Now go do something I’m going to drink my Doppio Espresso Macchiato with Carmel!

Questions to Ask Before You Pay for SEO Services

12 Jan

Is your SEO provider recommending Key phrase specific landing pages?

Is your SEO provider recommending at least 20 different keyword phrases, (including “long-tail keywords”)

How are they expecting to measure success on the back end? will they be involved and provide reports?

Is there any press release SEO attached to the campaign?

Do they expect to provide any Link Building services?
If so get a list of sites they expect to submit you to before you pay for this and require some percentage of link adoption with confirmed reporting before you consider this stage completed.

Get a complete outline of your current positioning before they start so that you have a benchmark!!!