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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

The blog that had linked to my post was for an ad agency’s blog…and it was a complete scrape of my content. When I visited more pages on the blog, I discovered their “content strategy” was to scrape content from PR Daily. There were posts by me, Shonali Burke , Brian Solis , some exclusive Ragan content, and other PR leaders. RSS footer.

An Open Letter to WordPress Experts

Spin Sucks

Dear WordPress Expert, Thank you for helping me migrate my blog from WordPress.com to my own self-hosted site. Lawyer-preneur Jay Fleischman does his prospective WordPress clients and himself a great favor with “Here’s What I Will Do For You” and “What I Will Not Do For You” lists. Feedburner/RSS feed. Today’s guest post is written by  Jay Pinkert. Google analytics.

How to build a WordPress website for your nonprofit

SocialFish

You’ve decided that you want to start using WordPress as your nonprofit’s website. You’ve outlined a blog strategy, defined specific goals, decided on topics, and have determined who will publish content. Where would you begin if you wanted to start blogging with WordPress today? WordPress has a great list of hosting providers that support WordPress.

RSS is Not Dead. The Concept of "Subscribing" Is.

Stay N' Alive

There are a lot of blogs out there claiming, "RSS is dead." "RSS isn't dead." The bottom dips in the line represent what the actual number of subscribers for this blog are (the lower ones towards the end are when this blog was down as I switched from Wordpress to Blogger - another post on that later). David Terry said, "I still use RSS, but not nearly as much as in the past.

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Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Though niches that have more web savvy audiences like marketing or technology are more likely to be affected, this is going to impact anyone who has built up their RSS readership. Also, doing it now means you can alert them again in the future with enough of a gap to remind them without annoying people who don’t subscribe via RSS. recommend Feedly as your new RSS home.

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70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Sure, there are other blogging platforms and content management systems you can use on your own domain, but none are quite as popular or powerful as WordPress.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. xml version="1.0"

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12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. Among the many reasons for the popularity of WordPress : it’s affordable, search engine-friendly, reasonably easy to use, and extensible through an incredible array of plugins. WordPress Themes and Plugins. WordPress SEO.

How I Bumped My RSS Conversion Rate from 16% To 25%

ProBlogger

Want to find out how to boost RSS subscriber conversion? I did, but I hardly found any information about it online! The RSS subscription page was way too busy! Since my site is powered by WordPress, I used this Google Website Optimizer-Wordpress workaround to be able to use GWO. Want to help other bloggers and email marketers increase RSS conversions? Methodology.

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19 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

ProBlogger

WordPressers are always looking for helpful plugins for their blogs, and if you’ve been following today’s posts on ProBlogger, especially Install Your First WordPress Plugin , you’re probably in the same boat. WordPress SEO : If there’s one plugin from this list that you should get, this is the one. nRelate Related Content : Make it easy for people and search engines to find related content around your site. WordPress Backup to Dropbox : Back up your WordPress files to your Dropbox account. SEO plugins. Forget no more!

15 Uncommon WordPress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog’s User Experience

Kikolani

Specifically, your website and content need to be: Easy to understand. Here I will showcase 15 different WordPress user experience plugins that will help you create a great user experience for your visitors. It’s been proven that long form, data driven content ranks higher in Google. The current WordPress pagination is pretty basic. Easy to learn. Engaging. Efficient.

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4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why

ProBlogger

As bloggers, we’re all familiar with WordPress, whether as a self-hosted setup, or via WordPress.com. If you do a Google search for “ blogging software ,” WordPress will likely be among the first results you’ll see. Just like in the 90’s when Microsoft seemed like the only choice, but then we found alternatives like Mac or Linux, there are alternatives to WordPress too.

Secure Your WordPress Blog Without Touching Any Code

ProBlogger

Right now WordPress powers 48 of the top 100 blogs online. More than that, WordPress actually powers 19% of the web as a whole. Typical WordPress security problems. WordPress as a whole (a website management platform) is very well designed. The problems, however, arise when you try to tweak your installation of WordPress by adding new plugins or themes, implementing hacks, or doing anything else that interferes with WordPress. WordPress plugins have a fair amount of power over how your WordPress installation works. Update WordPress.

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Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts

Pam Moore

The days of slamming out content that looks, smells and feels like what everyone else is writing are over and done. recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. The worst part is that the primary idea and foundation this person offered was to leverage content from other people.

ElegantThemes Review – Preview 75+ Elegant Premium WordPress Themes on One Page

Kikolani

So I decided to do a review of just ElegantThemes for those who want to learn more about their premium WordPress designs. ElegantThemes offers over 75 premium WordPress theme designs in one membership. Make your WordPress website mobile-friendly with this plugin. Premium WordPress Themes – What Do People Buy & Why. Free WordPress Themes – With a Catch.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

Tips for Great Content Curation. In reality, good content curation isn’t as simple as pushing a share button. It’s actually a combination of finding great content and following some simple best practices on how to successfully share that content. Be Part of the Content Ecosystem. Be part of the content ecosystem, not just a re-packager of it.

Seven Steps to Combat Blog Content Thieves

ProBlogger

It can happen to the best of us, usually a surprise, and often undetected – people online publishing your blog content like it was their own. He asks: “I just discovered another blog is republishing my content in full on their site. They seem to be scraping every post using my RSS feed. include a link back to my blog in the footer of my RSS feed. Further Reading.

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Blog Authorship: Tools to Keep Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication

ProBlogger

If you spend days and nights creating the most outstanding content ever, this post is for you. As a contributing writer, I know all too well how difficult it is to create content that strikes the right chord with editors and readers. Blog Authorship: Keeping Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication. Plagiarism Detectors Can Find Content Thieves. Bulkping.

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

Twist Image

While some may call me a traditionalist, I think there are certain aspects of online publishing that does identify something as a Blog, and they include: RSS feed. Journal like publishing design - meaning the content runs chronologically from newest to oldest. semblance of opinion and character in the content. We also see many more corporations building websites on WordPress platforms because the content management system is just that much easier. content. content management. wordpress. " or "is TechCrunch a Blog?" Comments.

Everything You Need to Import and Display RSS Feeds with WordPress

ProBlogger

WordPress makes it super-easy to publish your own content, and even easier to import and display content from other great sites around the Web. Just as other people are displaying and reading your feed in their apps and devices, you can use external RSS feeds to supplement and strengthen your site’s primary content. Displaying feeds with WordPress plugins.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Simultaneously, the amount of content produced sky-rocketed , with more compelling material than ever before. However, the past decade hasn’t fostered thoughtful interaction between that content and its consumers. Engagement is About Humans, Not Clicks Let’s face it: Content is becoming commoditized. more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content.

Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

ProBlogger

You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. But what good is a solid piece of content if it’s not being put in front of the right audience? These four blogger tools are must-haves for any publisher looking to increase the reach of their online content: 1. Use Use Visual.ly to increase your content distribution.

How Distributed Content Can Help Control Social Messaging

Waxing UnLyrical

What is distributed content and why should you know about it? Perhaps you’re familiar with the term “distributed content” ( content that is published to third-party platforms rather than to an owned website). Distributed content is an effective way to have more control over your social messaging. Guest Post by Jim Dougherty. Facebook Instant Articles.

WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1

ProBlogger

One of the great things about WordPress is that it never stands still. WordPress used to release small updates frequently, but at the end of 2009 they changed this policy. Today I’d like to walk you through the new features which were introduced in 2012, in WordPress 3.4 New features in WordPress 3.4. Released in June , WordPress 3.4 WordPress 3.4

10+ Ways To Use B2B Social Media In Your Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Make all your content easy to share with services like AddThis or ShareThis. Have feeds from Facebook and Twitter, an RSS feed from your blog, current YouTube videos, a Google News RSS feed for your company news and press releases, etc. Use a platform like WordPress to integrate your blog into your corporate site. Eleven Different Ways to Integrate B2B Social Media.

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Watching Me Blog

Twist Image

have an amazing team at Twist Image that did all design and infrastructure, but the content is all me (including the updating of the Blogroll). So, while I may not post daily, you will receive seven pieces of content from me each and every week. The core ideology is that the content should be of value to you first and foremost. From e-newsletters and magazine to business books and RSS feeds, I'm constantly consuming reading, watching and listening to content. It makes it much easier to find content later on. content. rss feed. wordpress.

3 Ways to Transform Your Blog Into a SEO Machine

Convince & Convert

If you have a few hours to invest, here are 3 ways to transform your WordPress blog (or website) into a search-friendly traffic generator.  All My favorite free SEO solution is  WordPress SEO by Yoast , which makes it easy as red light, yellow light, green light. Search Marketing Advice blogging keyword analysis keyword optimization search engine optimization SEO wordpress yoast

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How to Get More Content for Your Blog

ProBlogger

One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face – whether they are blogging for themselves or their business – is creating enough content. Creating quality content takes a major investment of time and resources. If you’re struggling to create enough content, then here are some great ways to get additional content for your blog. Supplement with Content Curation.

Embed Facebook Content Into Your Website | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Widgets and tools that allow for embedded content have been around for years. WordPress has plugins that do the same thing so it’s really nothing new. But I have yet to see a really good tool that allows you to embed Facebook content. It’s free and all you have to do is copy the URL, click on the “ditto&# button, and copy/paste the content you want to embed.

10 Tools To Help Protect Your Blog From Content Theft

ProBlogger

If you write or publish a blog, you’ll inevitably experience the gut-wrenching feeling of content theft at some point in the life of your blog. It’s It’s not fair but it’s now just part of the world of online content. What can you do to protect the content you slaved over? How Do You Know If Your Content Has Been Stolen?  . WordPress SEO by Yoast.

Build a Blog in 1 Day (or Less) – Step-by-Step Guide

Puzzle Marketer

By giving followers a taste and valuing them enough to provide quality content, the professionals start to develop the relationship. If you want you can “Launch” your hosting setup and “Install” the WordPress application. Add your social media icons and some special images around signing up for RSS or email alerts. Add your content. Now that you have some content and it actually looks like a website, you can start to go back to some of the basics of your website. came to the realization that their commonality is sharing. For free.

TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. Valid XHTML 1.0

Marketing Marvels – Build Remarkable Content Marketing Hubs with Uberflip

Convince & Convert

Uberflip solves a really important problem for a marketer, which is that content marketing in particular is getting crazy, everybody’s doing more and more of it. All the research says that 70% of marketers are creating more content this year than ever before. And so how does that content actually get merchandized? Now, we’ve all gated content before. Exactly.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

Twist Image

The default choice for a great Blogging platform is WordPress. My recommendation is to go with it (full disclosure: this Blog is powered by MovableType and it's way too late in the game to make the switch to WordPress, but I would if it could happen seamlessly). While we do live in a world of RSS feeds and links tossed around via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the best Blogs are designed well. WordPress makes this (somewhat) easier because you can buy and customize themes. I've seen countless WordPress bio pages that are simply left blank. rss feed.

Why as a Developer, I Switched to Blogger.com and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

It was klunky, and seemed very limited compared to my self-hosted Wordpress install I had been on for years. Just last year, I was running this blog on a self-hosted Wordpress instance, the same server I was running SocialToo.com. The main choices I had were self-hosted Wordpress ( Wordpress.org ), the subscription, pay-as-you-go Wordpress.com , and Blogger.com. The Choices.

Top 3 Content Sharing Plugins for WordPress

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Top 3 Content Sharing Plugins for WordPress by cinta5 on June 21, 2010 This post is short and sweet! Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress AdminPhoto by Ryancr About the author Jacinta wrote 70 articles on this blog. Media. Marketing.

If You Didn’t Think RSS Was Dead Before, Facebook Just Killed it, Completely

Stay N' Alive

This, in my not so humble opinion, effectively kills RSS, as a consumer blog and article consumption medium, once and for all. Sure enough, if you read Google trends , a natural interest in RSS fell by at least 50% back in 2013. RSS isn’t social. You can’t reply via RSS. You can’t share via RSS.

Blog Comment Spammer Leaves Comment. Forgets to Spin the Content.

Bill Hartzer

In some sort of effort to bypass Google’s duplicate content filter. Very well|Perfectly|Well|Exceptionally well} written!| {I will|I’ll} {right away|immediately} {take hold of|grab|clutch|grasp|seize|snatch} your {rss|rss feed} as I {can not|can’t} {in finding|find|to find} your {email|e-mail} subscription {link|hyperlink} or {newsletter|e-newsletter} service. Way cool!

Analyse your RSS Feed

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Analyse your RSS Feed Your RSS readership is just as important as tracking your visitors with Google Analytics. have all of my blogs pushing their RSS feeds through Feedburner. FeedBurner is the leading provider of media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds.

6 Websites That Deserve Your Attention

Twist Image

News websites now run on WordPress while Blogs tend to look a lot like news websites these days. Sure, it's easy to just grab the RSS feed or wait for someone on Twitter to send you a link to an AdWeek article, but a daily visit to this site will get you up-to-speed in no time at all. CMO.com is a combination of links from across the Web and original content. Published by Spafax , Sparksheet is my favorite place to learn more about the discourse on content, content marketing and new media. content. content marketing. rss feed. wordpress.