How to Pick a WordPress Theme

WordPress is by far one of the best blogging platforms out there, but just remember that WordPress is not JUST a blog, it can virtually be turned into any type of site, even ecommerce. Just the same, your theme says everything about your site. Remember the age old adage: Never judge a book by its cover? Unfortunately, that adage does not hold true when it comes to your website. People will judge your business and you on the theme you choose so choose wisely! When it comes to a WordPress theme you have two options available to you: Paid and Free. Free themes can be found almost anywhere. You can find them by searching on Google and you can also find them by visiting your appearance section of your WordPress account and doing a search there as well. You can also find individual paid themes as well as subscriptions to certain theme sites. To be honest, if you are a professional business, freelancer or any other type of position where you want people to take you’re seriously, do yourself a favor: Buy a template. On the other hand, if you use your blog as a mini site, affiliate site, or just for AdSense revenues, you can use a free theme and get away with it. If you want some other tips on choosing the best theme, check out the tips below! Continue reading “How to Pick a WordPress Theme”

How to Optimize a WordPress Blog

Now that you have started your blog in the WordPress platform, there are many things you can do to optimize it. There are over 50 million WordPress blogs hosted on the WordPress website. This makes getting your blog noticed a chore. By using some SEO tactics, you can create a blog that is optimized for Google searches and packed full of important relevant content that people will want to read.

Optimization Efforts

You can hire an SEO consultant, but this article is meant to show you how to optimize your WordPress blog without any help. Fresh and engaging content is what builds a loyal following and attracts backlinks. You can even tweak the content you have to get a better search engine ranking. Here are 7 key areas of SEO that, while do not do much alone, together can optimize your blog. Continue reading “How to Optimize a WordPress Blog”

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of a WordPress Blog?

WordPress is one of the best blogging tools you can find today. The open source program is the first choice of many bloggers, while some even use this tool for designing websites. Here are a few of the positive things you will notice when using WordPress, and some negatives that may push your towards another software altogether for your blog creation and SEO marketing.

Advantages

The set up for this program is so easy. There is a one click install that you can use on your domain to install a WordPress blog to your website in a matter of seconds. When installing it on your computer or website, all you need to do is choose a plugin or template, and click to install. Continue reading “What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of a WordPress Blog?”