So many people pay big bucks to have a company do Search-Engine Optimization for them because they think it’s some mysterious skill that only a select few know. The funny thing is that most search engines have courses or help files that tell you exactly how to optimize your site in order rank well and how to get links back to your sit e without resorting to blackhat tactics.
This audio will give you a basic overview of SEO and show you why it’s not as hard as some people make t out to be. One of the things that I highly suggest is that you use a self-hosted wWordpress installation and use a plugin such as WordPress SEO or All-in- One SEO in order to make your life a whole lot easier.
Click the link below to listen to the audio!
If you’ve been reading this blog long, you’d know that I am a big WordPress fanboy. I truly believe that it is THE BEST platform out there to create sites with, and I also believe that every parish site should be using it to set up their parish website.
Well, aside from being free it’s also:
- Super easy to install
- There is a slight learning curve, but once learned you will find that it is extremely easy to use.
- You can basically do anything that you want with it through it’s use of plugins.
- It’s super easy to be SEO compliant (meaning that search engines will love you).
- You can bring in other people to wirte blog posts, etc.
- You can build an amazing community (like ours).
- It’s easy to change the theme of your site.
- You can integrate social media easily.
- The list goes on…
Because of that, I wanted to give the member community a video of an hour-long consulting session that I did with a client that gives a great overview of WordPress.
Watch the video below:
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Let’s just say it and get it over with – Catholics are really bad at business (myself included). Yes there are the rare public speakers that sell their recordings and books for a good amount, but for the vast majority it’s a very lonely business road if you are Catholic. Why is that? Why do [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download I love when I get feedback! It makes it so much easier to do a podcast. Last week I got an email from Terry Miller asking the following: Hello, I was listening to your podcast #008 and you mentioned switching from blogger to wordpress. I just started a [...]
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If there wasn’t enough reasons to love Tumblr over Posterous, they finally sealed the deal with me when they released their latest addition to their iPhone app – video blogging capability! For those of you that don’t know what Tumblr is, it’s a quick blogging platform that aims to allow you to blog your life as easily as possible. It’s very simple to start up, and has a lot of customizable features. Best of all, Tumblr makes it super-easy to reblog other Tumblr user’s posts through their aptly named – reblog feature.
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If you are deep into the Catholic blogging community, then this post will be of no surprise to you. So, over at Fallible Blogma, Matt Warner had a really cool idea about Catholic bloggers supporting Catholic speakers by writing about who they were. At first I was like, meh. I’ve heard a lot of Catholic speakers and I had a group of favorites so I wasn’t that excited about writing about a lesser known speaker (especially since one of my favorite speakers was already taken). However, I decided to do it anyway.
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I got a question from a fan named Laura – who also happens to be my cousin – about her need to express herself. Her question goes a little something like this:
“Dean, I need my own blog…….STAT! I have things on my mind that I need to get out! Help a sista out!”
Needless to say, helping a sista out is where I excel. Okay Laura, you want to enter the 21st century and hop on the web 2.0 bandwagon, girlfriend? Well, here is how you are going to do it.
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I recently started another blog that will basically act as the hub for all of my blogging and entrepreneurial ventures. The site is www.deansoto.com and it’s a place that I can let my hair down (so to speak) and be a little less formal than I am on this blog and at Pro Sulum.
Anyway, the platform that I am using for my new project is Tumblr. Now, there has been a recent battle between Tumblr and Posterous about which platform is the better “simple” blogging tool. Late last week I was asked by Mark Alves of ChurchMojo about why I chose Tumblr over Posterous. Well Mark, the answer to your question has drawn nigh (and deserved a video, no less).
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Makeuseof.com has a great article that displays some of the latest and greatest tutorials about WordPress. If you don’t know what WordPress is, it is basically only the best blogging platform out on the Interwebs. If you are a blogger and are not using a self-hosted WordPress blog, you are seriously missing out. There is so much packed into this absolutely free piece of blogging software, it is crazy!
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Matthew Warner over at the Fallible Blogma is sponsoring a cause to support various Catholic speakers. Essentially, bloggers from around the world are encouraged to support a Catholic speaker and help them to get their name in the spotlight so they can better share their message. Please head over to Fallible Blogma to check out a whole host of fantastic Catholic speakers being supported.
When I first saw Matthew Warner’s call to help support a Catholic speaker, my first reaction was to find Peter Kreeft and do a write up on him. I was excited, ecstatic, and all those other words to describe my feeling of giddiness at the thought of telling the world about my favorite Philosopher. To my dismay, my dreams were smashed by another blogger who was far more quick on the draw than I. Mournfully, I perused around the list of speakers looking for another to support. Not thinking too much of it, I randomly picked the name of an orator that I knew absolutely nothing about. To my surprise, I found more than I had bargained for.
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