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What’s the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
WordPress is the preferred CMS (content management system) for many websites today. It was first released in 2003 and has been growing every since. Its popularity has spawned two dedicated sites, WordPress.com and WordPress.org. What’s the difference? Which one do you need?   WordPress.org When WordPress was released, a website was needed in order to […]
Why Is It Important to Update WordPress and Plugins?
By Compete Now In Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted March 28, 2017 0 Comments
All software comes with updates. Bugs are fixed, existing features become more streamlined, and new features are added. As time goes by, older software becomes less and less compatible with other newer programs unless it is updated. This is particularly true with WordPress.   What is WordPress? What are Plugins? WordPress is an online content […]
Can I Use Google Images on my Blog or Website?
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Indeed it is. In our visually dominated world, pictures and video are key to any blog or social media post. Not having a picture is akin to having only half a post. It’s not as easy as just Googling the image of your choice and sharing it to […]
Local Citations and How They Affect SEO
By Compete Now In Content, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted February 16, 2017 0 Comments
For any brick-and-mortar business, listing your name, address, and phone number on your website goes without saying. It is extremely important that your current and potential customers be able to find you, after all. This information is known as a structured citation in the world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). While it may seem like […]
Do Multiple Domains Pointing to Your Site Help SEO?
By Compete Now In Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted January 5, 2017 0 Comments
It’s tempting to have a unique domain name for a special event or sale, and have that point to the landing page of your site. However… that may not be the best idea from an SEO point of view. How come?   Let’s explain this with an example: you have two domains leading to the […]
How to Choose which Social Media Accounts are Right for Your Business
Social media is the new marketing. With the popularity of inbound (content) marketing, social media is a great tool got getting your content to your target audience. That’s all well and good, but which channel should you use? Facebook Facebook is at the top of everyone’s list- 58% of American adults are on it. Providing […]
Mobile Sites: a Primer
With the advent of the iPhone in 2007, smartphones have reached immense popularity. They have become a fixture in today’s society and practically instrumental to our everyday functioning (what would you do without your Calendar app?). It would only be natural that our internet surfing habits should be adapted as well. The first adaptation that […]
Importance of Image Centered Content & Simplicity
By Compete Now In Content, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted September 29, 2016 0 Comments
We live in an age of image-centered content. The written word is losing its significance and being replaced by illustrations that put information in an easy-to-understand format. Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without images (source: Kissmetrics). Even something as simple as putting a relevant photo or two in your blog […]
Reporting with Google Analytics (2 of 2)
In our previous post, we talked about the nuts and bolts of Google Analytics; here we’re going to talk about what you can do with all of that raw data. There are many custom report templates available for download around the web as well as tutorials for making your own. What sort of things can […]
What is Google Analytics, and How Does It Work? 1 of 2
By Compete Now In Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Web executives have many tools available to them to track the effectiveness of their websites, not the least of which is Google Analytics. This freemium software is the top resource for tracking your site’s performance and customer demographics. It offers many great features, including: Insights into visitors. You can find out who your visitors are […]
Five Indicators That You Need a New Website
A website is the hub of all your marketing efforts for your business. Regardless of whether it is Google, Direct Mail, Social Media or anything else, chances are that your customers are going to end up on your website at some point. Once establishing your website, maintaining it is just as important. Often times, websites […]
How Do Websites Help Word-of-Mouth and Referral Business?
Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool. According to the Nielson Ratings, people trust referrals from friends and family 92% more than any other type of advertising. Why? Because people trust the source of the referral. Traditional media advertising- be it print, television, radio, or cold calling- has traditionally been viewed with skepticism; it […]
WordPress 3.5 New Features Highlights
By Compete Now In All, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Yup. WordPress just got that much better! Last week, WordPress rolled out an update which featured some new features that have users all over the world buzzing. In this post and video, I will quickly highlight a sampling of the most relevant features that anyone involved with WordPress should know about. 1. New 2012 theme Nice simplistic, wider layout […]
The Basics of Google Analytics
By Compete Now In All, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted February 8, 2012 0 Comments
Google Analytics is a powerful program that allows you to see a lot more than the number of visits your site gets in a day. I will sum the basics of to give you an idea of how useful integrating this into your website can be.  If you already have analytics, you may not check […]
How to Add Custom Sidebars to Your WordPress Site
In this wordpress video tutorial I will demonstrate how to add custom sidebars to your WordPress website. This plugin makes it possible to have different sidebars on different pages within your website. Table of Contents: Adding the plugin: 1:13 Check your theme for this feature already! 1:15 Creating a sidebar: 2:10 Adding widgets to the […]
Adding Google Analytics to WordPress Easily
In this wordpress video tutorial, I will demonstrate how to easily add Google Analytics tracking to your wordpress blog/website using the Ultimate Google Analytics Plugin. Table of Contents: Adding the plugin: 0:39 Go to the settings page: 1:00 Go to Google Analytics: 1:20 Sign in: 1:34 Setup account: 1:56 Install the tracking: 3:06 How to […]
Easily add a Slideshow to any WordPress Page or Post with Showtime Slideshow Plugin
In this video, I will demonstrate how to add a slideshow to any wordpress page using the Showtime Slideshow plugin. Table of Contents: Why you may want to: 0:40 iPad/iPhone Warning: 1:19 Downloading the plugin: 2:05 Inserting the Slideshow: 2:41 Adding Images: 3:34 Changing the size/effects/etc: 4:52 Centering the Slideshow: 5:54 The shortcode is: [showtime] […]
Adding Directions with Mappress Easy Google Maps WordPress Plugin
In this video, I will demonstrate how to add directions to your WordPress site using MapPress Easy Google Maps. Table of Contents: Adding the plugin: 0:51 Adjusting settings: 1:28 Adding map to a page: 2:39 Setting a Location: 4:06 Inserting the map into the post: 4:48 You can download the plugin here:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mappress-google-maps-for-wordpress/
How to Make Editing WordPress Content Easier than Ever
In this video I will show you How to Use TinyMCE Advanced to make editing your WordPress content easier. To download the plugin: http://www.laptoptips.ca/projects/tinymce-advanced/ or just search TinyMCE Advanced
New Tutorial Added: How to Easily Re-Size Multiple Images
In this video, I will demonstrate how to resize a batch of images using freeware called fotosizer. Table of Contents: Why you should: 0:22 Where to download this program: 1:26 Adjusting the initial settings: 2:06 Why you shouldn’t enlarge images bigger than they already are: 2:11 Make sure maintain aspect ratio is checked: 2:43 Adding the images you want to […]
How to Set a Specific Blog Page In WordPress & How to Login
In this video, we will discuss a little about why you should set a blog page in WordPress and also how to do it. Table of Contents: Why you should: 0:40 Determining your Situation: 2:10 Creating the Blog Page: 2:59 Creating a Static Homepage: 3:39 Setting the pages: 4:30 Review: 5:25 In this video, I […]
How to add a YouTube Video to WordPress/Editor Walk-Through
WordPress Visual Editor Icons Walk Through In this video, we will do a quick walk-through of all the icons in the WordPress visual editor. How to add a YouTube video to WordPress In this video, I will demonstrate how to add a YouTube video to your WordPress website.   Table of Contents: How to add […]
WordPress Tutorials Announcement!
We are proud to announce our video tutorial series for WordPress and other E-Marketing tactics.  These videos are made to give you control of your web presence so you can grow your business. We have started out somewhat basic but will be getting more advanced as time passes. Latest Videos Added: How to add and […]
Google Plus
So last week I wrote a post about the Google +1 button and how it was their response to Facebook’s “Like” button, but this week all the hype is about Google’s new announcement; the Google + Project, which is their response to Facebook’s… um…  well… Facebook. And it’s looking like the first social media platform […]
Google +1, The Plus One button and Why Your Website Needs It!
Despite all the weird and wonderful things announced at this year’s Google I/O conference, one of the ideas that’s getting the most buzz this summer is the Google +1 button. What some are calling an answer to Facebook’s ever popular “like” button, the plus one button serves a similar purpose, however holding the Google name […]
What Is Affiliate Marketing? Is It For Me?
What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing is a form of e-marketing where a company pays someone who offers a form of lead generation a defined percent or per order placed from that lead. Simply put, the affiliate, or lead generator, will normally post a link or banner ad on their website in exchange for a […]
Online Coupons: Friend or Foe to Web Retailers?
There isn’t a human being on the face of this earth that wouldn’t mind saving roughly anywhere from 5-25% on his or her order every time they shopped online. Online retailers are well aware of this and tend to use coupon codes not only to reward frequent customers, but also to drive sales when they’re […]
Yelp? We say YES.
Why? Great for the search engines (We have clients that generate 50% of their traffic from Yelp!) User reviews are priceless It’s Free! We all know that the cheapest and most effective lead generator is word-of-mouth. Well, on the internet, it’s called “word-of-mouse.”  And you know what; it’s having a significant impact on consumer purchasing […]
Will Facebook Advertising Work for Me?
Before joining Compete Now, I spent a year as the lead consultant on a rebranding and e-marketing campaign for one of the leading online flower retailers. During my time in that position, I learned a thing or two about social media marketing that I will gladly share our followers in upcoming posts. A lot of […]
What is web hosting? And how much does it cost?
By Compete Now In All, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted January 24, 2011 0 Comments
Web hosting is real estate on the internet.  The larger your site is the more real estate it will need.  Variables like credit card processing and other complex features will also increase hosting costs.  Many small business sites only need basic hosting plans and too often they are paying ridiculous rates. Perfect example: I recently […]
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