How to Setup a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes


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I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.How to Setup a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes

It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.

It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.

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10 Must Have WordPress Plugins Of 2012 Every Blogger Should Know About | Uff los q me faltan!

How can you wow your readers when they visit your blog, so that they never want to leave again?

With over 900,000 new blogposts that are freshly published every day, the competition is fierce for each and every author.

Yet, making your articles the ones that readers want to come back to check out isn’t so hard. On each and every occasion I would argue that providing amazing content is absolutely key.

For this post though, I want to focus on how you can greatly improve the number of shares and awesomeness of your blog, with some of the latest WordPress Plugins.

Here are my top 10 picks for you, to increase Social Media sharing of your articles and blog performance:

#1 Digg Digg – Powerful and simple social sharing buttons

The first plugin I want to introduce is the well known Digg Digg sharing bar, which recently received a major face lift. Social Proof of sharing is one of the most important things for blogpost I found. From BrightEdge’s research, it has proven to increase Social sharing by up to 7 times if included.

Digg Digg makes it super easy to add a floating share bar to your blogpost, just like Mashable for example. You can also choose to add buttons either before or after your posts with the plugin.

Best part: Digg Digg also features the latest sharing button options such as Pinterest andBuffer.


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How can you wow your readers when they visit your blog, so that they never want to leave again?10 Must Have WordPress Plugins Of 2012 Every Blogger Should Know About

With over 900,000 new blogposts that are freshly published every day, the competition is fierce for each and every author.

Yet, making your articles the ones that readers want to come back to check out isn’t so hard. On each and every occasion I would argue that providing amazing content is absolutely key.

For this post though, I want to focus on how you can greatly improve the number of shares and awesomeness of your blog, with some of the latest WordPress Plugins.

Here are my top 10 picks for you, to increase Social Media sharing of your articles and blog performance:

#Digg Digg – Powerful and simple social sharing buttons>>> Leer más “10 Must Have WordPress Plugins Of 2012 Every Blogger Should Know About | Uff los q me faltan!”

Communities are Bullsh*t

Some brands are inherently more “Social” than others. There are varying amounts of success one can have with building a community, and I understand a lot of you have had some wins you would consider big. This article is not meant to discredit your efforts, but more importantly to show many of you that your focus shouldn’t always be on community building. There is a tremendous amount of time that goes into organically building a community. Are you seeing the return? Imagine if your primary focus of all that time were to dominate the first page of Google for an organic search of your brands name. Have you even searched your brands name? What types of reviews show up? Do they dominate the entire page when searching for them by name? Start there, and then plan accordingly. You may find that your time is better spent elsewhere.


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Communities are Bullsh*t

Communities are bullsh*t. That’s right, I said it. Go ahead … think about that Twitter page you manage. Consider the amount of time it took you to build your first 100 followers, let alone your first 1,000. You are feeling pretty high about your ability to grow a “community”, aren’t you? I hate to burst your bubble, but for all your efforts (I know the hard work firsthand) how much is that “community” affecting your brand’s bottom line? Chances are, not a whole lot.

For most Social Media professionals, the dreaded words “Return On Investment” are difficult to explain. Time-and-time again, I’ve read blogs and watched videos of people talking above the clouds with fluffy words like “brand awareness,” “community,” “curate” and “conversation.”

A popular response to people requesting the ROI of a community management campaign is, “it’s difficult to show the ROI of a conversation.” I completely agree with that statement, because there is none.

Recently, Mashable posted an article that stated 51% of consumers are more likely to buy from a brand that they follow / like. Well duh! Was that really news to any of you? If you like or follow Subway, it is likely because you first tried a Subway sandwich – not the other way around. Leer más “Communities are Bullsh*t”

Internet 2010 in numbers

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Internet 2010 in numbers

What happened with the Internet in 2010?

How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many, many more. If it’s stats you want, you’ve come to the right place.

We used a wide variety of sources from around the Web to put this post together. You can find the full list of source references at the bottom of the post if you’re interested. We here at Pingdom also did some additional calculations to get you even more numbers to chew on.

Prepare for a good kind of information overload. ;) Leer más “Internet 2010 in numbers”

5 Website Essentials for Most Effective SEO

SEO is an essential tool for the success of your website (unless you’re Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg!). Yet while SEO ‘gets them there’, your website has to ‘keep them there’. If your ultimate goal in undertaking an SEO strategy is to make more money for your business, make sure that your site has these five essentials in place while you’re undertaking your SEO campaign!


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SEO is an essential tool for the success of your website (unless you’re Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg!). Yet while SEO ‘gets them there’, your website has to ‘keep them there’. If your ultimate goal in undertaking an SEO strategy is to make more money for your business, make sure that your site has these five essentials in place while you’re undertaking your SEO campaign! Leer más “5 Website Essentials for Most Effective SEO”

Los blogs seguirán creciendo, a pesar de los nuevos social media

El funcionamiento simple de las plataformas de blogs personales y el aumento de la confianza en los blogs como medios de comunicación son algunos de los factores que están impulsando el crecimiento de los blogs. Pero, los social media como Twitter o Facebook, al mismo tiempo, están ofreciendo a los consumidores una manera alternativa y menos intensiva de comunicar sus pensamientos al mundo.


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Las redes sociales y los microblogs han logrado sacar a los blogs del panorama de los social media y muchos consumidores han logrado encontrar en Facebook y Twitter el canal de comunicación real que antes les ofrecían los blogs. Pero a pesar de esto, los blogs siguen siendo importantes. Este año, más de la mitad de los usuarios de internet leerán algún blog al menos una vez al mes, y en 2014, el número de lectores crecerá hasta los 150 millones de norteamericanos, un 60% de la población de Estados Unidos, según las últimas estimaciones de eMarketer.

Una de las razones principales por las que el consumo de blogs aumentará es que cada vez son más aceptados como medio online. “Las tendencias en la lectura de blogs se mantendrán al alza a medida que los blogs sigan ganando influencia en los medios generales”, declaró Paul Verna, analista de eMarketer. Reconoce además que “con el tiempo, los blogs se distinguirán cada vez menos de los otros canales mediáticos”. Leer más “Los blogs seguirán creciendo, a pesar de los nuevos social media”

Blogging gets new life

Social media like Twitter and Facebook aren’t killing blogging. Social media make blogging stronger.

Cory Doctorow writes that blogging isn’t dying, “it’s just that other social media have taken over many of its functions.”

When blogging was the easiest, most prominent way to produce short, informal, thinking-aloud pieces for the net, we all blogged. Now that we have Twitter, social media platforms and all the other tools that continue to emerge, many of us are finding that the material we used to save for our blogs has a better home somewhere else. And some of us are discovering that we weren’t bloggers after all – but blogging was good enough until something more suited to us came along.

That’s true for me. I’ve always found blogging to be cumbersome, requiring commitment to blog every day, and fiddling around with blogging software and blog design. As a result, I only keep it up if someone pays me to. Otherwise, my personal blog moves in fits and starts. And blogging in fits and starts is a recipe for failure; you need to keep a regular posting schedule to keep people coming back.


Social media like Twitter and Facebook aren’t killing blogging. Social media make blogging stronger.

Cory Doctorow writes that blogging isn’t dying, “it’s just that other social media have taken over many of its functions.”

When blogging was the easiest, most prominent way to produce short, informal, thinking-aloud pieces for the net, we all blogged. Now that we have Twitter, social media platforms and all the other tools that continue to emerge, many of us are finding that the material we used to save for our blogs has a better home somewhere else. And some of us are discovering that we weren’t bloggers after all – but blogging was good enough until something more suited to us came along.

That’s true for me. I’ve always found blogging to be cumbersome, requiring commitment to blog every day, and fiddling around with blogging software and blog design. As a result, I only keep it up if someone pays me to. Otherwise, my personal blog moves in fits and starts. And blogging in fits and starts is a recipe for failure; you need to keep a regular posting schedule to keep people coming back. Leer más “Blogging gets new life”