Category: Web Design

Los Angeles WordPress Workshops For Small Biz & Blogging Success – Jan 29 & Feb 5

Getting Started With WordPress For Business (and Serious Bloggers!) THIS CLASS IS FULL. JOIN THE EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED FIRST ABOUT UPCOMING CLASSES, AND RECEIVE DISCOUNT CODES Have an idea for a business or

Los Angeles WordPress Workshops For Small Biz & Blogging Success – Jan 29 & Feb 5

Getting Started With WordPress For Business (and Serious Bloggers!) THIS CLASS IS FULL. JOIN THE EMAIL LIST TO BE NOTIFIED FIRST ABOUT UPCOMING CLASSES, AND RECEIVE DISCOUNT CODES Have an idea for a business or

Improve Your Site’s Effectiveness With Google Analytics Event Tracking

This post is a taste of  what’s to come in my forthcoming Google Analytics Ebook. Sign up to be notified of its launch and for a special promotional price. Internal Link Tracking Using Google Analytics

How Do You Build Online Community For Your Business?

Small Business CEO have published my guest post – “Kickstart Your Online Community With Your Offline Customers”. The post was written with small businesses in mind that already have a customer base and offline touchpoints

How To Add The Official LinkedIn Share Button To WordPress Blogs

LinkedIn have joined Facebook and Twitter in releasing an “official” share button. Note that this doesn’t really represent groundbreaking functionality – many social bookmarking plugins allow you to share posts to LinkedIn. But this official

How To Add The Official LinkedIn Share Button To WordPress Blogs

LinkedIn have joined Facebook and Twitter in releasing an “official” share button. Note that this doesn’t really represent groundbreaking functionality – many social bookmarking plugins allow you to share posts to LinkedIn. But this official

The Antidote to Information Addiction (AKA Blogger’s Syndrome)

Here’s a couple of simple truths about blogging: There is no ‘secret’ to the success of your blog. There’s barely anything new at all to be said or read on the topic of blogging. Once

Things You Should Know Before You Start Blogging

Avoid the 6 month blog fizzle-out, or the non-starter by being prepared for what’s to come in your new incarnation as: A Blogger. I wrote a guest post for She Takes On The World with

How To Update Your Readers When You Post A New Blog

If you’re blogging you want readers to be able to keep up with what you’re writing, right? Here’s an overview of some of your options for enabling readers to subscribe, along with pros and cons

A Chance To Win WordPress For Dummies

How would you like to be personally walked through the WordPress installation process, guided through the set-up of your site, and receive expert advice on promoting your site with SEO and social media? Well, if

Sharing on Facebook More Valuable Than On Twitter

According to research done by Eventbrite, sharing on Facebook is five times more valuable than sharing on Twitter. Eventbrite mined all this data over the past several months, analyzing how sharing an event through social

Facebook Testing Admin Interface To Contact Likers

Big news from Facebook-land. Soon Page Admins will be able to contact those that have ‘liked’ them via an interface on the site. This function has been available somewhat behind the scenes, but it took

WordPress & Social Media Bootcamp for Business – Oct 30th

I’m very excited to announce this in-person workshop taking place October 30th, 11am – 5pm at the Coloft in Santa Monica. I’m teaming up with Gary Nicholson of Relevant Trafik (a search marketing, web design,

How Do Themes & Plugins Help With SEO?

I recently wrote about the need for the website owner to take responsibility for  SEO and not rely 100% on a theme or a plugin. Themes and plugins do of course have some benefits if

Simple WordPress Theme Tweaks – Online Webinar

We’re going to get intimate with your WordPress theme in the next webinar! Simple WordPress Theme TweaksSeptember 29th, 6pm – 7pm PST to be rescheduled…. cost: $15 (hint, for discounts on future webinars, enter your

WordCamp Los Angeles – Sept 11 – Recap

The 2nd WordCamp LA took place this past weekend and it was a blast. There was much to be learned, and lots of friendly WordPress geeks and fans to mingle with. I wrote a recap

Don’t Leave Your SEO To A Theme or a Plugin

In the WordPress community, especially amongst new users, a lot of emphasis seems to be placed on themes and plugins as crucial factors in SEO. Theme companies compete for bragging rights on whose is the

Secrets To Writing A Company Blog

*This is a guest post from Steve Mellor, a writer who shares his insights into an effective process for bloggers* If you’ve been following Lucy’s advice, you should already have your blog online. I’m sure

Social Media and Online Marketing News Roundup – Week of 8/23

Perhaps the biggest news this week in the online world is that Seth Godin announced he is giving up on traditional book publishing and is going all-digital. Seth has the following and the leverage to

Rule-Breaking Is A Luxury of Success

This week I’ve seen several examples of ‘rule-breaking’ in marketing and social media. Minimalist business writer Everett Bogue has decided to turn off commenting on his popular Far Beyond The Stars blog. John Boitnott writes