social media toolsIs your blog taking full advantage of social media plugins?

Looking for tools to help grow your following and encourage sharing?

The right WordPress plugins make it easy to grow your social media following and increase social shares.

In this article you’ll discover six WordPress plugins that’ll make your blog more social.

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Discover six social media plugins for bloggers on WordPress.

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social media how to Do you want more visibility from your Pinterest marketing?

Are you looking for ways to get your pins and boards seen by more people?

There are some quick and easy tactics you can use to help more of the right people find and share your content on Pinterest.

In this article you’ll discover how to increase the visibility of your content on Pinterest.

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Discover ways to increase your visibility on Pinterest.

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social media how toDoes your business have a blog?

Do you allow comments?

One of a blogger’s toughest tasks is managing the discussions around posts, and determining which comments are valuable and which are spam.

In this article I’ll explore top blog commenting systems and the features that make them a great choice for your blog.

Comment Moderation and Spam

Whenever you post content, it is almost guaranteed you will receive some spam in your blog comments. People will submit comments that are completely irrelevant to the discussion to get exposure for themselves or drop a link to their website.

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Discover how to choose a comment system for you blog.

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social media toolsAre you using WordPress for business?

Do you need to streamline key online business processes?

With WordPress plugins, you can automate online sales, customer service, project management, email marketing and more.

In this article I’ll share nine online business activities you can streamline with WordPress plugins.

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Streamline business processes with these WordPress plugins.

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social media toolsAre you looking for blogging tools that can enhance your blog, help with your marketing and help you focus?

We asked top bloggers to share their favorite tools.

In this article you’ll find 9 blogging tools to check out.

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Find 9 tips for blogging from the pros.

#1: BuzzSumo

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Use BuzzSumo for content brainstorming or to plan blogger email outreach and social media marketing campaigns. Here’s how you can search it and make the most of those searches!

Search for a [domain.com] then sort the results by any of the provided social media network (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus or total) to find your most popular blog posts.

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social media tools Are you leveraging social proof to get more shares on Twitter?

Are you giving readers a one-click way to tweet your blog posts?

When it comes to sharing your posts, the less effort it takes, the better. It doesn’t get much easier than writing the tweet for your readers and using one-click sharing.

In this article you’ll discover five easy-to-use Twitter tools that make it simple and fast for readers to spread the word about your newest blog content.

Installing WordPress Plugins

Four of the five tools in this article are WordPress plugins. It’s not hard to install a plugin, but if you’re just getting started with WordPress or haven’t installed one before, it’s worth reviewing this quick tutorial.

Step 1: Log into your WordPress blog.

Step 2: In the sidebar, click Plugins, then click the Add New button.

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Click the Add New button to install a new WordPress plugin.

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social media how toAre you a business owner or professional with something to say?

Do you want to be considered an expert in your field?

Whether you are a marketing pro, business owner or professional, a blog could significantly boost your career or business.

In this article you’ll find all of the tips and resources you’ll need for getting started with blogging.

#1: Create Your Blog

There are a variety of blogging platforms; however, the only real option for a business blogger is WordPress. You want something that looks and feels professional, because your blog should be a reflection of your brand, mission and business. And these days, some business owners even opt out of a traditional website altogether in favor of a company blog.

If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to register a domain and decide on hosting for your blog. Those who already have a company website may just need to add a blog. WordPress is easy to use and the site will basically walk you through the process. Sign up, choose your theme and you’re ready to go.

How to Choose a Domain Name: Although it’s likely you’ll use your name or the name of your company as your domain, there are other options. This post from Amy Lynn Andrews offers no-nonsense tips for naming your blog.

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AmyLynnAdrews.com shows you how to pick your web address.

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social media toolsDo you blog?

Are you looking for WordPress plugins to help control how your content looks when it’s shared across social media?

In this article, I’ll share the best WordPress plugins you can use to make your social shares look great everywhere.

Why WordPress Plugins for Social Sharing?

To get the most mileage out of every social share, you need to optimize a few key elements of your content so it looks great on every social network, including search results.

While many websites have to rely on adding rich snippets to the HTML, WordPress users have almost unlimited options when it comes to easy-to-use plugins for social media optimization.

Keep reading to take your blog to the next level:

#1: Implement Twitter Cards for Rich Media Tweets From Your Website

Whenever someone shares content from your website on Twitter, you hope for at least two outcomes: 1) You want their tweet to bring other Twitter users back to your content and 2) you want your username added as the publisher and/or author.

Unfortunately, a lot of the tweets you get for your content can look like this.

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Are you looking for cool blogging tools to enhance your business blog?

The right mix of blogging plugins and widgets can make it easier to blog and also help you achieve your business goals.

To help you keep up with the latest and greatest, we asked a group of blogging pros to share the favorite new tools they’ve recently discovered.

Here are the latest blogging tools adopted by these social media pros.

#1: Lucky Orange

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Nichole Kelly

Arsham Mirshah of Web Mechanix turned me on to Lucky Orange. It allows you to watch activity on your site in real time and play back people’s sessions.

I’ve been using it to watch fall-off and landing page activity. It has heat maps so you can see where people are engaging with your pages, and it even has live chat. You can proactively chat with someone who is on a page and let them know you are there to help or people can reach out to you directly when you have chat online.

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