Category: Web Design

Basic SEO for Blogger – Adding Alt Text To Images

I personally use and am a huge fan of WordPress – I made the switch from Blogger many years ago. However I do have a couple of clients that use blogger to publish their blogs

Microkids Related Posts WordPress Plugin Review

Microkids Related Posts WordPress Plugin Why you need itRelated post plugins allow you to present your reader with other content they may find useful or interesting. This helps keep your reader browsing your site and

Make Your Video Debut

This is a guest post written by Kathleen Dowdey of AvocadoVideo.com.  Kathleen produces online and offline video for small businesses, agencies, special events and entertainment venues. www.avocadovideo.com Ready to take the plunge and liven up

Using Online Social Networking To Reinforce Offline Networking

I’ve been attending quite a few different networking events and groups lately, to expand both my business and social circles and so I’ve been thinking about how social networking happens on and offline. For me,

10 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Mix

Small Business CEO has published my guest post: 10 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing MixThere’s a lot to be said on this topic but these are some initial thoughts and considerations if

The Girl Effect And Viral Video Marketing

The Girl Effect is a viral video demonstrating the premise  that investing in girls in developing countries has the potential to change the world. There are lessons to be learned from how they executed the

Mashable’s 8 Tips for Managing a LinkedIn Group

This is a great read from Mashable and I think the general principles apply not only to LinkedIn, but to running a group or community on any platform. If you thought just engaging in social

Flickr Marketing Tips From Open Forum

While the last thing this country, businesses or individuals need is to buy more stuff with fake money – yes, I mean credit (hee hee) – American Express, in a smart attempt to get people

What Is An Online Marketing Strategy?

What is an online marketing strategy? Sometimes people’s eyes just glaze over when I talk about online marketing strategy. Perhaps they’re thinking ‘I have a website and I’m on Twitter, what else is there?’ Or

Notes & Resources from WordPress for Business Meetup

The Southern California WordPress Meetup was a lot of fun as usual. Natalie Maclees was our gracious host and even provided dinner for everyone. WordPress provided swag, and Packt publishing gave away a free copy

WordPress For Business Presentation

I was kindly invited by the SoCal WordPress Meetup group, run by Natalie MacLees, to give a presentation at their next meeting in Los Angeles on November 19th. It’s free, but you must RSVP at

Online Marketing Terms – SEO Edition

A Guide To Online Marketing Terms – Part 2 This is the second part of my developing series on online marketing terms explained. This time we focus on some basic SEO-related terms you might come

How To Get Rid Of Captions In WordPress

In version 2.6 WordPress introduced the captions feature which meant that when you uploaded an image, the text you entered as the ‘alt’ text, previously only visible to search engines, was now used as a

Facebook’s New News Feed

Today Facebook made a strange update to their otherwise functional News Feed feature. You can read all the details at ReadWriteWeb where Marshall breaks down the changes excellently. I ended up posting a pretty lengthy

What We Can Learn From The T-Mobile Mess

As you may have heard, earlier this week, some of T-Mobile’s Sidekick users were told that some of their personal data and content, which was hosted by Microsoft on their servers in ‘the cloud’, was

What’s The Point of Social Media?

A more personal take on what you can get out of social media… 1) Self-expression For me, this is the Main Point. Everything else listed here is essentially a subdivision of this overarching concept. Social

9 Time Management Tips For Social Media

One of the most prominent barriers to social media engagement is “I just don’t have time” or even “[insert social site here] is just a waste of time.” Agreed, Twitter, Facebook and the like CAN

What Are Pingbacks And Trackbacks And How Do I Use Them?

The terms pingbacks and trackbacks are used almost interchangeably, and are pretty much the same thing on the surface. They actually utilize different technologies and originated for different purposes, but these days they are becoming

Getting Started With WordPress – Explaining Settings

Once you’ve got your WordPress blog installed, there are a few tweaks you’ll want to make to the default settings. This is a quick overview of  the Settings area of the WP dashboard. You don’t

Using Facebook To Boost Donations And Constituent Engagement

Summit Collaborative’s Marc Osten gave a free webinar yesterday about Facebook and how non-profits can use it to boost donations and engagement amongst constituents. He shared some great tips – here’s just a few of