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How to Add a Logo to the Genesis Header

One question I get asked often is how to add a logo to the Genesis header. To add an image logo to your header you ideally would want access to sever files through FTP. However, it is entirely possibly to do with without FTP access by using the media library and the admin file editor in WordPress, though I do not recommend tis way.

Step 1: Create your logo

I would guess most of you have already went ahead and completed this step even before reading this tutorial, but you never know. Anyways, make sure to have your logo handy and sized appropriately. In the default child theme the title area is 350px x 90px, but feel free to create the logo as big or little as you want it.

Step 2: Upload your logo

Have your favorite FTP tool? Open it up and navigate to your images folder in your child theme. Upload your logo to this directory and make sure to remember the name of the file.

Filezilla or Cyberduck are good FTP browsing apps.

Step 3: Update Settings

To ready the area for the logo make sure to update Genesis header settings to ‘Image logo’. This adds a class to the body of ‘.header-image’ to allow us to style the title area specifically for use with an image logo. If you don’t see this setting it is possible you are using a header background, and this option is unavailable (In the future I may update or write a new post to how to add a logo with a header background).

Step 4: Modify style.css

This step may vary depending on your child theme, but the idea is the same.
In your child theme’s style.css you would want to find the lines below or similar.

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/* Image Header - Partial Width
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.header-image #title-area,
.header-image #title,
.header-image #title a {
    display: block;
    float: left;
    height: 90px;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 0;
    text-indent: -9999px;
    width: 350px;
}
.header-image #description {
    display: block;
    overflow: hidden;
}

If you can’t find anything similar in your child theme feel free to add it yourself. The CSS above is actually taking the text from the site title area and pushing it off-screen. There are also many ways of accomplishing this, but for this tutorials lets just use what we have. So, long as this CSS now is in your theme, where you saw your header text before it will be blank. To get your logo to appear we need to set the background of this area to the logo you uploaded in step 2. To do this add the lines below making sure to ‘update your-logo-filename.png’ yo your filename.

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.header-image #title a {
    background: url( 'images/your-logo-filename.png' ) no-repeat;
}

If your logo is bigger than the default size make sure to tweak the height and width of your title area.
Note: If adjusting width wider than the 350px default you may also need to update ‘#header .widget-area’.

Step 5: Cheer in Success (or slam things in frustration)

Taking a look at your site now you should see your logo in all magnificent glory. If not don’t panic or be frustrated. Make sure to go over the past steps, and that the path to your logo is correct. If it needs some minor tweaking to fit in the area inspect it with firebug or your browser’s built-in inspector and play with it till perfect.

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Free Resources To Learn Creating WordPress Plugins

Everyone, who has WordPress as their CMS platform, makes use of plugins for bringing extra functionalities quickly! Sometimes however need arises such that you have to write codes expanding several lines, because plugins do not have what you specifically want. And if you run multiple blogs or sites, copying codes to each would be a daunting task at times! So won’t it be nice if you can put all these required codes in a custom plugin? Obviously, it will make many things smoother than before.

That is why today we have decided to make a post on the best free resources teaching how to create WordPress plugins :

Beginner’s guide to WordPress plugin development – Hongkiat.com

Although not a complete tutorial, this particular post by Hongkiat would definitely be a nice starting point, especially for beginners. It has clearly explained different essential parts involving creation of a plugin. By simply going through this guide, you will be able to have a grasp of all the basics, such as structure and location of plugin folders, importance and usage of filers and hooks, and so on.

Published on Smashing Magazine – a well-known resource for web enthusiasts, this one is a step-by-step guide to plugin creation. It has explained the entire process using a ‘real’ example, which you can try on your own, and get practical knowledge! The best thing about this guide is its discussion on how you should allow the plugin cleanup itself once deactivated/uninstalled, and how you would maintain security aspects. Creating a plugin just by knowing the basics can be something easy, but if you do not know ways to secure it or make not-so-messy, issues may show up later! And this guide from Smashing Magazine would help you know all these.

Create a custom WordPress plugin from scratch – Tutsplus.com:

This guide was published back in 2009, and in next four years, WordPress has changed a lot! But still you could refer to it as a beginner’s guide without a problem. So what makes it different from the other free WordPress plugin coding resources mentioned above? Well, you will learn how to set up a configuration or settings page for your plugin. WordPress comes with some built-in functions, which allows us easily create top-level as well as sub menus, followed by API functions to allow us easily perform database manipulation! It is likely that your plugin would need them, and this guide from Tutsplus will teach you that.

Writing a plugin – WordPress Codex:

Now this resource won’t need any special introduction since it is the base of all other free and premium guides teaching WordPress plugin development! In case you have not checked it yet, we insist that you should do it right away. In fact, it is recommended that you must consult this section of WordPress codex while going through any other guides or tutorials.

So far we have discussed four important free resources on WordPress plugin creation. No doubt there would be many more on the Internet, but we think it is not nice to get confused learning the same matters over and over, but in different expressions! The ones we have mentioned here are appropriate for beginners, and feature a simplified approach toward teaching plugin development techniques.

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How to Create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog With a Custom Domian And Web Hosting

Build a website blog using WordPress: 

Do you want to create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog, How? You can Build a website. Everyone in today’s world is using online platforms. So if you have a social presence. You must try to build a website and can earn some bucks from it. So if you planning to build a website blog I will guide you step by step. So, first of all, you have to purchase a domain name and web hosting. Here is a full guide to Purchase cheap domain name and web hosting. So you can get an idea to purchase it. Many peoples were earning money from their blogs. You also can make money. Therefore it was a nice idea to publish your work on your own website. Today I will tell you how you can build a website blog. So after purchasing a domain name and hosting you have to link your domain name to web hosting.

Build your own website blog using WordPress:

Build a website After linking your domain name to your web hosting. You have to install WordPress.After installing WordPress you have to select a theme for your site.You can check that your website will be now online. You can select the different plugin. Hence plugin is always useful. First of all, customize your theme by going to appearance settings. You can upload your logo. After making all the basic settings you need to install following some basic plugins.

  1. Yoast SEO: Yoast SEO is the best all in one SEO plugin you need for on page SEO of your website. You can purchase it or use it for free. By using Yoast SEO you can easily generate your website sitemap and submit it to the Google , Bing, and handed webmaster tools. Therefore your site will be added to search engines. It helps search engine to easily index your site. Yoast SEO helps you to write good SEO posts.
  2.  Akismet plugin: The Akismet plugin is another best plugin which filters the spam comments on your site. It is a very useful plugin. You just have to install it and activate. After activation, you have to verify through API key. After activating you can select your basic settings and it filter out the spam comments.
  3. Google analytics: Google analytics is Google’s own product and free as well. You can easily track the traffic using it. It is very useful to give you an idea how to improve your website traffic. You can see your bounce rate. Page views as well as new and returning visitors. Just install it and activate and link it to your Google analytic account.
  4. Cache plugins: Cache plugins are very useful for your website. By using these visitors can easily access your website and increase your website speed.So make sure to install it. And tell about it to your users in your privacy policy.

Web design: How to design your website:

There are much paid web designing available online.But if you are a newbie and don’t want to purchase. You can easily design your website in WordPress there are many themes available in WordPress for free. You can use them and can customize them.Hence it is not a big deal.But make sure that you are using a clean and neat theme because it is easy to load and can improve your rankings.


Things to keep in mind before designing a website with WordPress.


  1. Make sure your theme is neat and clean: First of all, you have to select a theme for your website. Make sure your theme is not that heavy. The theme should be neat and clean. There should be a limited image in it. Because Google just hates images in blogs. Hence Google news also don’t include media files to it.
  2. Make sure to make categories for your post: If you are writing about a particular niche. Then you don’t have to care about it. But if you are writing about technology and on another thing. You have to create categories section so that viewers can easily locate their interests.
  3. Make this pages for sure: You have to make pages for your website. The must have pages are About us Privacy policy, contact us, disclaimer pages you can make them in pages section easily in WordPress.
  4. Customize your layout: layout customization is good for the website. Add a useful widget to your layout you can easily custom your layout.By going to customize layout section in WordPress.

Tips to improve your Website rank:


  1. Post regular: Always try to post your work regularly.If you post regularly then chances of your growing are increased. Always try to update your post it can help your audience as well as your traffic rank.
  2. Don’t steal anyone content: Don’t ever try to be smart. Copying and pasting others work is prohibited and illegal. If you want to use Adsense on your site make sure that all the content on your site belongs to you.
  3. Do proper on page SEO: on page SEO is the best thing you can do with your post.It was increased the chance to get rank.Using Yoast plugin is best ways to do on page SEO.
  4. Off page SEO: off page SEO is very important for your site and post to rank. Make some good quality back links.
  5. Be active on social media: Always try to get active on social media. Share your post on social media. It can drive traffic to your website.

If you have any questions or queries feel free to comment below I will try to answer it as soon as possible.

Mohit Saini is a freelancer and is actively engaged with several websites providing with articles on technology. He likes to stay updated with the current tech news related to Web Hosting and Domain Registration. For any questions, mail him 11mohitsaini@gmail.com

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HOW TO ADD LIGHTBOXES TO IMAGES IN WORDPRESS

Have you ever read a blog post, saw an image in it, clicked it and had the picture pop up in a new window? Or worse, it opens up in the same tab so you have to hit the back button to get back to the post? Well lightboxes are designed to fix that.

A lightbox makes it so that instead of having your images open up like this when someone clicks them:

They open up like this:

When the reader clicks on an image inside your post, an enlarged version of the image pops up in the same tab. A lot more convenient right?

WHY LIGHTBOXES ARE A MUST!

Lightboxes are great for a few reasons:

  • They keep readers on the tab. You don’t want your readers to have to navigate back and forth between tabs just to view pictures
  • They let you keep image sizes smaller in your post
  • They save you the time of having to edit all of your images to fit inside your post. Not all WordPress themes will auto-resize large images to fit inside your posts!
  • They let you maintain the quality of the images you upload
  • They look better than WordPress’s default image viewer (i.e. opening the pic up in a separate window)

Lightboxes are especially important if you have an image heavy site. Food bloggers, fashion bloggers and travel bloggers can really benefit from lightboxes because they highlight your pics and make them look A LOT better inside your posts or pages. And they can even organize your images into galleries, which is cool for photographers.

ADDING LIGHTBOXES IN WORDPRESS

There are two main ways to add lightboxes in WordPress.

First, is having it as a built-in feature of your WordPress theme. That’s what I do on this blog. The MyThemeShop themes have the option to toggle a lightbox on or off.

If your theme doesn’t come with a lightbox feature, or if you just don’t like the way the built-in lightbox works, the second option is to use a plugin. This is something I’ve done in the past and there’s a lot of cool plugins out there that make it easy. Here’s a few different lightbox plugins for WordPress that you can try:

  1. WP Lightbox 2
  2. Lightbox Gallery
  3. Lightbox Plus Colorbox

Honestly, a majority of the top rated lightbox plugins are pretty similar and will get the job done so there’s no need to spend a bunch of time picking through them. One cool thing about most of the plugins is that they also work with videos too.

The most important thing is that you have some sort of lightbox setup for the images on your blog. It’s a really quick and easy way to add some flair to your images. And who doesn’t like a little flair?

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10 Important Tips To Protect Your Ecommerce Webite From Hacking

These days clients have gone exceptionally propelled so as the programmers. Internet business site have turns into the nerves of shopping and this gave additional chance to programmers for focusing on more clients. With the most recent offers and patterns that are being drawn nearer and begat quickly by Ecommorce site proprietors opens the entryways of new skyline for programmers. Digital law breakers are continually searching for new thoughts and chance to take the certifications of clients to make illicit benefit. From taking managing an account subtle elements to assaulting security, there are numerous dangers that clients need to confront. By taking after right safety efforts you can shield your Ecommerce site from hacking and fraud.

 

10 Tips To Protect Your Ecommerce Website

1. Choose a Secure Host – You must go for a host that provide uptime security and management. This is the first step to building an ecommorce website or I would say a secure ecommorce website.

2. Update Your CMS – Always stay update with all the latest version of your CMS and other extensions or plugins. Every new update patches the earlier flaws.

3. Choose a secure platform – Put your ecommerce site on a platform that uses a sophisticated object-orientated programming language.

4. Use a secure connection – Use strong SSL [Secure Sockets Layer] authentication for Web and data protection.

5. Make strong passwords – While it is the responsibility of the retailer to keep customer information safe on the back-end, you can help customers help themselves by requiring a minimum number of characters and the use of symbols or numbers.

6. Stay Virus Free – Make sure that your computer (that you are using to run your ecommerce website) is virus or malware. Regularly scan your PC and remove any harmful or malicious threat immediately when found.

7. Don’t store sensitive data – You must not store thousands of records of your customers, especially their credit card numbers and CVV2 codes.

8. Use address and card verification system – Enable an address verification system (AVS) that require the card verification value (CVV) for credit card transactions to reduce fraudulent charges.

9. Suspicious activity alerts – Set an alert notice for multiple and suspicious transactions coming through from the same IP address. Also keep an eye on multiple orders placed by the same person using different credit cards, phone numbers from different areas.

10. Secured Communication – You should never email or text any sensitive data that reveal private information of customer.

HOW TO DOWNGRADE WORDPRESS TO A PREVIOUS VERSION

Have you ever updated to the newest version of WordPress, and then noticed that your site starts to have a bunch of problems? Don’t freak out. A lot of the times, it’s an issue with a plugin or theme that’s not compatible with the newest update. Sometimes (rarely) there’s an issue with the WordPress update itself. Whatever the case, one of of the quickest solutions to bring your site back to normal is to downgrade WordPress back to the previous version.

Compatibility issues are one of the reasons I try to avoid plugins and themes that don’t get updated regularly. I don’t want to be stuck with an older version of WordPress just because one of my plugins or themes doesn’t work with the latest update. Before you go through the process of downgrading, I’d suggest checking to see if a plugin is what’s causing the issue. If it is, you can just disable the plugin until there’s an update for it. If it’s a problem with the theme though, that’s an entirely different story. That’s when you’ll want to consider downgrading your version of WordPress.

Before you downgrade, I’d highly recommend making sure you have a backup of your site just in case things don’t go as planned and everything gets screwed up. I’ve never run into an issue but I always have the feeling that the one time I downgrade and my site goes berserk, I won’t have a backup. There are tons of backup plugins for WordPress and your web host might/should be able to provide you with the latest backup they have.

The first thing you’re going to need is a previous WordPress release. You can download any of the previous WordPress versions here –> WordPress releases. Only downgrade down to the version before the newest one. Don’t go way back into the archives to version 1.1. Some of the older versions of WordPress have security issues that could put your site at risk.

MANUAL WORDPRESS DOWNGRADE TUTORIAL

STEP 1: DEACTIVATE ALL YOUR PLUGINS

After you’ve created a backup of your site and downloaded the WordPress version you want to downgrade to, it’s time to actually downgrade. The first thing you want to do is login to your WP Dashboard and deactivate all of your plugins.

STEP 2: LOGOUT OF WORDPRESS

After all your plugins have been deactivated, logout of WordPress.

STEP 3: USE AN FTP CLIENT AND LOCATE YOUR SITE’S WORDPRESS FILES

This step will require that you have an FTP client. An FTP client allows you to access all of the files on your site. I use FireFTP from Firefox and FileZilla is another very popular option. Both are free and you can’t go wrong with either. The images in this tutorial are from FireFTP. In your FTP client, locate your WordPress files (wp-admin, wp-content, etc.). In FireFTP, they will be the first thing you see when you open your site’s folder.

STEP 4: DELETE THE WP-ADMIN AND WP-INCLUDES FOLDERS

Delete both the wp-admin and wp-includes folders. Do not touch the wp-content folder! You can leave all of the other files alone because you will overwrite them in the next step.

STEP 5: TRANSFER THE FILES FROM THE PREVIOUS WP VERSION TO YOUR SITE WITH FTP

While you’re still in your FTP client, go into the folder where you have the WordPress version you want to downgrade to. Transfer over everything except the wp-content folder. After all the files have been transferred, your downgrade is finished.

STEP 6: UPDATE YOUR WORDPRESS DATABASE

Login to your WP Dashboard. You will be prompted to update your WordPress database. Click on “Update WordPress Database” and then click continue to login.

Once you’re logged in, you should see that you’re running whatever version of WordPress that you downgraded to. Congrats!

A word of caution. I don’t recommend using older versions of WordPress when newer ones are available. Like I said in the beginning, a lot of the updates come with security patches to stop known security threats that could leave your site open to hackers.

If your theme isn’t compatible with the most current version of WordPress, contact the theme developer and let them know. If there’s no support offered for your theme, then you’ll want to switch to a different one that’s updated on a regular basis.

I hope you found my guide helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below!

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Setup your Professional Domain Email Address through Outlook

Take note of: This administration is not any more accessible in 2016. I would recommend you to utilize Google applications to make your expert area email address.

On the off chance that you are a blogger/website admin or even a person who holds a space name, it’s a smart thought to utilize area particular Email address for correspondence. That implies, rather than utilizing @gmail.com, @outlook.com, utilize something like yourname@domain.com, admin@domain.com, et cetera. Prior, I used to utilize Google applications for arranging area particular Email address, however in late changes, Google made it paid, and I needed to move to different administrations which are free. More often than not, when you purchase an area or a facilitating, the vast majority of space recorder offers free Email addresses, however I like to utilize an administration which is anything but difficult to utilize and arrange. Subsequently, I would prescribe utilizing Outlook.com to design your area particular Email addresses, as it’s free and offers incredible elements.

In this instructional exercise, I’m utilizing an area purchased from Bluehost, yet a similar technique will be connected on any space recorder. In this way, how about we get on with the instructional exercise, and in the event that you are stuck anyplace in the middle of, don’t hesitate to drop a remark with your inquiry.

 

Configuring Outlook.com for Domain Specific Email Address:

In the first place login to domains.live.com with your hotmail/viewpoint Email address. In the event that you have never made one standpoint ID, it’s a decent time to get one, as you can utilize the same for overseeing Bing Webmaster device for your spaces. So once, you are signed into space administrator of standpoint, include your area name, and select the alternative which says, set up outlook.com for my space.

Setting up Outlook Domain MX record for Ownership and Email routing:

Here is the little technical part, as you need to add MX record to verify domain ownership, and let outlook.com manage your domain emails. We also need to add a TXT record, to configure ” sender ID configuration”, this will ensure that our Email from domain Email address doesn’t land in spam/junk folder of receiver.

  • Login to your Bluehost dashboard:
  • Under Mail > Click on MX records

On the DNS Zone editor page, next to MX record, click on More, and select Automatic detect configuration, and click on change.

Now go back to outlook.com page, where MX records are given, which we need to add on Bluehost servers. And copy details as shown in the screenshot, make sure you add details which are given for your domain on outlook.com.

Update: Just a minor change, TTL should be 14400 instead of 3600, as Bluehost.com doesn’t allow 1 hr TTL. Now, click on add record.

Adding TXT record for server trust:

As I mentioned above, you need to add a TXT record to ensure your Email doesn’t land on receiver spam folder. You need to add following details under Bluehost Zone editor page.

Click on Add record, and you are all set with adding MX record and TXT record for your professional Email address on outlook.com. And, there is just one setting that you need to ensure you receive Emails, and that is: delete the default mail entry under A (Host) record:

Now, it will take few hours to propagate the details which we have added, so grab your coffee, and watch a nice movie to kill your time.

Adding New users to Domain specific Outlook Emails:

Now, once MX record propogation is done, all you need to do is created professional Email address for you or for your team-members. Head over to this link and you will see your domain listed here. Click on domain, for which you want to create domain specific Email ID’s.

Click on Members account > Click on add and start creating members ID. By default outlook.com allows 50 free Email addresses for your domain, but if you need more, you can use this link to contact support and ask for more Email addresses. Best part is, it’s absolutely free.

When you creating new Email ID’s, in the account name add “admin” “your name”. you don’t need to add @domain.com. So, once you have created all the ID’s and passwords, simply ask your users to login to http://mail.live.com/ and start using their professional Email addresses.

There are few other things you could do from above page, like brand your Email dashboard, and also use something like mail.domain.com to access Emails. For now, above tutorial will ensure your professional Email address is set up without any cost. If you still have any query, feel free to ask via comments.

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HOW TO ADD GOOGLE ANALYTICS TO WORDPRESS

Google Analytics is a necessity for your blog. There’s no way around it. It shows you how much traffic you get, where your traffic is coming from, the most popular content on your blog and a ton of other helpful information that you need as a blogger. By now most bloggers know that they should have Google Analytics installed, but the problem is they don’t know how to add it into WordPress.

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress is actually very easy, and there’s a couple of ways to do it. Here’s the two easiest ways to add Google Analytics to your blog if you use WordPress.

METHOD 1: MANUALLY PLACING THE GOOGLE ANALYTICS TRACKING CODE

The first technique is the “traditional” way, and the way that Google Analytics actually tells you to do it.

After your account is setup, go to Admin > Tracking Info > Tracking Code. Copy the code you see there:

Then login to WordPress and go to Appearance > Editor. On the right hand side, you’ll see a list of templates. Find the header.php file and click on it.

Look for the </head> tag (do Ctrl+f and search for </head>). Right above that, paste in the code you got from Google Analytics. Then click on Update file.

That’s it. The header.php file appears on every page of your site, so it’ll track the stats from all of your pages.

METHOD 2: USING A GOOGLE ANALYTICS WORDPRESS PLUGIN

This is the method I use for my blogs because it’s quick and super simple. In google Analytics, go to Admin > Tracking Info > Tracking Code.  Copy the tracking ID.

 

Then in WordPress, go to Plugins > Add New and do a search for “Google Analytics”. You’ll see a ton of results, but this is the plugin I use and recommend. It’s lightweight and and barely takes up any space.

After you install it, go to settings > google analytics. Paste your tracking ID you copied and click save changes.

And you’re done!

Like I said, I prefer method 2 because you don’t have to edit any of your WordPress theme’s files and it’s simple. But if you prefer the first method go for it. The most important thing is that you have Google Analytics installed on your site correctly so that you can start tracking your traffic.

Have any questions? Feel free to leave a comment

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My 4 step (ok, 16 step) social media strategy

There are so many social media sites and tools out there, that it’s hard to know which to pay attention to, and which to ignore. Also, how do we use them effectively and still retain time to get some real work done?

In my opinion, the microblogging tools are a nice addition to an overall social media strategy, but are weak on their own. Many of the most popular people on Twitter, for example, are those who have built up a following for themselves via their blogs. They use Twitter to drive people to new posts on their blogs, and to create a supplementary stream of information. Much of the information on Twitter is backed up by longer posts or articles on other sites.

Blog, Twitter, both, none? 

So what is the best way to create an effective web presence? Do we blog, do we tweet, or do we do both?

Adopting a social media strategy can be a daunting task, particularly due to the wide range of tools and services available. Users need a strategy that is effective, yet also gives them time to have a life outside of the web.

Here’s how I have structured my social media activity. This is not necessarily the only or right way to go, but it can give you an idea as to how to get started:

  1. Blogs: I use this blog to write about different issues related to marketing and business. In order to keep up with the world of WordPress, which is the platform we use to build all our sites and blogs, I also write a blog called WordPressGarage, which we use as a kind of online manual for knowledge management. WordPress’ categorization features such as categories, tags and search, are excellent for managing information. WordPressGarage has become more than just a blog: I use WordPress’ Blogroll to keep track of my links on the Links We Love page, and I’ve set up a microblogging section in the sidebar called Shorties, which is where I post really short bits of info that don’t justify a real blog post. I could have accomplished this with del.icio.us and Tumblr, but I really prefer to keep everything in one place if I can.
  2. Twitter: I don’t really like Twitter, but I use it because I know it is effective. It also helps me keep up with the social media arena, and I have to admit I’ve found some pretty interesting content thanks to the twitterers that I follow. I post here short things that aren’t appropriate for my blogs, or I post links to new posts on my blogs.
  3. LinkedIn: LinkedIn was really boring for a while, but it seems to be picking up, although it’s still not the type of site I’d visit on a regular basis (unlike the site mentioned in step 4). The advantage of LinkedIn is that it gives me a place to create a professional profile that people can easily find on the web. Other than that, not much happens there (unless I’m missing something). It’s like a really boring party where we all shake hands, and then sit around looking at each other.
  4. Facebook: facebook acts as a kind of aggregator for all the content that I publish all over the web. I mashed together my blog RSS feeds into one feed, and that feed is pulled into my facebook profile’s notes section. My twitters (tweets) appear in my facebook status. Any extra stuff that I want to publish or share that aren’t directly connected to marketing or WordPress are published there too, like videos, links and events.

Here are the social media sites that I would like to be more active in should the days suddenly become 40 hours long: flickr, YouTube, de.licio.us, digg, and StumbleUpon.

The above still uses up a lot of my time, but it ensures that my “online presence” stays fresh and current, and my offline presence retains some semblance of a life.

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Quick Why to Ping Your Blog to Get Indexed in Search Engines

As a blogger every body wants to ping your blog quickly in the search engines index. It is very important to every one to indexed there blog quickly.

We generally need our posts on get listed via Search Engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) rapidly, isn’t that right? In any case, it doesn’t occur immediately when you are running another blog. Some of the time web crawler bot sets aside opportunity to slither your website and file your new posts.

So the question is how might you guarantee that it occurs as quickly as time permits? One of the most straightforward approaches to do that is ping your URLs on pinging administration locales.

Here I teach and explained you that how quickly you indexed your blog very simple ways.

What is Ping?

Ping service allows you to notify blog directories and search engines  that your blog has been updated. It’s XML-RPC-based push mechanism that sends signal to the ping server that your blog has been updated with new contents.

Though WordPress has a default auto ping update service, I would suggest you to ping your blog posts manually when your blog is new.

List of Free Ping Service

Here is a list of Free Ping Service that you can use to notify search engine about your new blog posts.

  • http://pingomatic.com/
  • http://pingler.com/
  • http://www.pingmyblog.com/
  • http://autopinger.com/
  • http://feedshark.brainbliss.com/
  • http://blogsearch.google.com/ping
  • http://ping.in/
  • http://pingates.com/
  • http://feedping.com/

Now let’s see how to ping your URLs. At first, go to the Ping service site (say, pingomatic.com). Then enter your blog name, Blog homepage, RSS URL and check all ping services. And click on ‘Send Ping’.

 

I hope that this blog is helpful for you and help you to quickly indexed you blog to the search engines.