Original Recipe Yields One Search Engine Friendly, High Traffic Internet Blogsite – using fresh eMarketing Tools.
Gather the following ingredients:
2 Cups of Facebook Page, softened
1 1/2 Cups of Twitter
1/2 Cup of SEO (sweetener)
1/2 Cup of Blog Musings
2 egghead techies to discuss “best methods”
2 teaspoons of extracting business promotions
Cups of Gold Medal Content (all-purpose articles)
1 Cup of short, comments (with a url leave behind for a Back-link)
2 teaspoons of web host hot water
1/2 teaspoon of Color Palette
1/2 teaspoon of Google Places love (add reviews for more flavor)
cups of bittersweet chocolate goodbyes to ye ol’ stale website from 1992
1 cup of nuts – chopped, walnut, pine, or the semi-sweet flavor of happiness
some tasteful images and a dash of patience, here and there . . .
- Buy a domain name for your new Blogsite. See Network Solutions for assistance.
- Find a Hosting service where your new WordPress Blogsite can reside. Good stuff happening at Host Gator these days.
- Follow their guidance and place WordPress on your newly hosted web space and start looking around for a nice template. Depending if you are a perfectionist or not, this could take 10 minutes or an hour or a week. Let’s hope in 15 minutes, you’ve got yourself a decent WP template and you’ve loaded it up. Welcome to your World!
Blend all the ingredients above adding Facebook and Twitter only after the Blogsite is in pretty good shape and a few posts are made and ready to publish. How can you link to your Blog if it is not ready yet? Just make sure when you send someone to your post, there is something of value to be read and comments will grow.
You will probably end up talking with at least two techie friends or relatives that will give you advice, but all the advice you need is really at your fingertips with searching on Google. Many people have come before you and asked similar questions – learn from their answers.
Don’t waste time trying to figure things out if you know a simple phone call to your web host will fix the problem in two sentences. Be real. Mind your time and use your resources and this recipe will have the best results ever.
The color palette ingredients were included because I believe it gives authenticity to your blogsite. Find about 4 or 5 colors that in a group are complementary – pleasing to the eyes – cool, hip, trendy, powerful, breezy, retro – whatever the feeling you are trying to convey in the site – say it with your color scheme. Do a search or go here for help. So a half teaspoon of attention to your color is going to give your site a more professional edge – do not bypass this step. The recipe might be doomed!
You need to write a good story (content is a powerful ingredient) about your business activities, promotions, staff and upcoming sales. This Blogsite should be a kind of online version of your business. Keep your personality in tact and your customers will know it is you and follow your site and recommend this recipe to their friends. You want this particular set of ingredients to develop into a wonderful community of customers eager for your next blog post or product introduction. Are you getting the feeling you should write a mock-up of this activity before you get started? Great idea. Planning is crucial to your internet marketing success.
Your last and final direction. Call the old website guy and pull the plug. (Make sure your old domain name is pointing to the new one first!) Move onto the new changeable type of Website – your very own Blogsite. Welcome to your new world! Enjoy and share . . .