Here is my quick blueprint for Websites/Blogs for 2010. The reason why I put this in here is because I have been reminded over the past few days that there are still a lot of people out there still don’t have a Website or a Blog or both. Even if they do, they do not have all of the components that you need. Reminded is actually more like been beaten over the head with this fact.
Having worked with Joomla, Drupal, Dolphin, straight HTML and PHP sites, I have to say that
WordPress as of right now is the only base for an online business that I can in good conscious recommend.
Nothing else has the flexibility of look, feel, and function that WordPress does along with ease of use and content management by people with ZERO experience or tech skills.
It is not perfect but, it is head and shoulders above the other options.
This is the bare minimum you are going to need for a successful online business in 2010.
Yes, this is a fun little MindMap from Bubbl.us which I did a post on a bit back.
Go ahead and play with it using your mouse an scroll button.
Google Confirms (Again) That Breadcrumb Navigation Can Help Your Site Ranking
Google has once again confirmed that Breadcrumb navigation can help your page ranking. What is funny is that I have been meaning to do a blog post on this for sometime now. They actually officially came out with this in 2008 PDF document that they released.
You can get the document for free when you sign up for my newsletter over there in the right hand column… hint, hint. It is full of goodies directly from Google on how to get better page rankings.
I have used this in my previous sites but have only just got around to doing so on this site. If you see my previous posts, this site is a work in progress with most of the things going on behind the scenes as it were. Do as I say, not as you see here is my current motto. 🙂
I am updating this post. While I would love to show you some results of this, the only thing that I will say at the moment is that this had helped me get several from page listings simultaneously on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. But remember, you have to have great relevant content first and foremost. Content really is King, and Queen and every other piece on the board.
If you are a regular reader here, you know that I don’t often recommend too many products and when I do, they are only the best of the best. And if you are into getting your site ranked high in searches and if you are in business, this should be one of your priorities, then I have something to share with you.
Most of your have probably never heard of Dr. Andy Williams, but you here is why you should get to know him and Colin McDougall for that matter. More on Colin later.
He has what I consider the best tools out there to help you with search rankings. It is not a gimmick, or trick, or black hat junk, but some very advanced scientific analyzing software to find out what you need to do to help get your ranked for certain search terms using latent semantic indexing and giving Google, and Yahoo exactly what they want and need to rank you higher.
Latent Semantic Indexing
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Depending on how busy we are, we will get WordPress installed usually in just a few hours. Plus, we will put in our SEO (search engine optimization) tweaks so that you can get better listings on Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
Bluehost is flat out the best hosting service I have used and I have gone through a ton of them. Customer service is great and it is based in the US of A which means you can actually understand them and they know what they are doing. Plus, you get a free domain with the account as for as long as you stay with them. Pretty cool.
So, if you want us to get you rolling and install WordPress for you for FREE with my secret SEO tweaks, just go here or click on one of the ads on the site here. Then go here or use the contact page and lets us know that you got your hosting set up and give us your contact info and we will get WordPress installed for you in no time flat.
The great thing about Bluehost is that you have have a dozen or more sites hosted with them for the same low price of just $6.95. This means if you want to have 10 or even 20 Blogs or Websites you cost for hosting just went do to about 69 cents or 35 cents a month if you have 20 of them.
WordPress Introduction: WordPress Profits Video #1
This actually the first video in the series where I take you through the Why, What, How, and What If of WordPress. In other words, I show you why you need to be using this for your Blogs and Websites and how to use it profitably. Plus, I show you how to get WordPress installed for FREE.
This for new users and those of you that are already using WordPress. I show you some tips and tricks that you have more than likely never seen before.
This video is best viewed in Full Screen mode. Just click in the lower right hand corner and when you want to leave full screen mode, just hit escape.
WordPress And How To Install It In Less Than 5 Minutes
This is the first in a series of videos on how to get your own profitable Website up and running.
The first thing to do is to get WordPress installed. It is the only software that I suggest you use at this time to build a profitable Web business or to make the one your already have more profitable.
I will go in to why in future posts. But you can use it for your Blog or for building your whole Website, including sales pages, squeeze pages, shopping cart, and more! I am going to show you why no matter if you are big or small, Wordpress is the only system you need. Find out why the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nikon, National Geographic and millions of others have switched to WordPress from expensive Web Platforms. In case you did not know it, WordPress is FREE!
But the first thing you need to do it to get your own hosting. I recommend Bluehost.
Here is a video and step-by-step instructions on how to set up your very own WordPress Blog and Website in less than 5 minutes using Bluehost.
You need your own hosting account and I highly recommend and use Bluehost for a lot of reasons.
- I am a customer and I love their service
- The Tech Support is based in the US and you can actually understand them
- They actually know what the heck they are doing (this is highly unusual)
- Great pricing and WordPress works great with them
- And you get a free domain name when you use them for hosting
- They are only 1 of 2 companies that I am an affiliate of and recommend
Watch the video below as I take you through the first step of building a profitable web based business.
After you press play, click on the little screen icon in the lower left hand corner to view it in full screen mode. Hit escape to make it smaller.
OK, you can start laughing now if you like, but I want to talk about some site design basics. If you look at this site, I am currently breaking about 5 out of the 10 Website rules and I just want to let you know that I am aware of that and I am in the process of changing them this week. Actually this site will go from kind of what not to do, to what to do. I mean seriously, this is site is at least a 50% poster child for what not to do on a site and the other 50% is what to do on a site. And ultimately that is OK, because it happens with many people that are busy running their business. Perhaps this even happened with you.
The short reason why is that in spite of this site, I have been so busy I have not had time to come back and fix it. Just goes to show you that Rule number ONE trumps all of the other rules though.
Well, I am going to list the Rules here and then will go over each in a separate post. Some of these you may find a bit counterintuitive and as I said, I have not followed all of them on this sight but will do so over the next few weeks or so and show you the how and why while doing it.
Well let”s get started here.
The Top 12 Website Rules To Make More Money
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