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What does AuthorRank have to do with SEO?

I just finished reading the article What is AuthorRank? and really enjoyed the infographic they have set up there.

As I’ve been working on building up an SEO company and providing other businesses with these services over at Brain Smart SEO, I thought I should learn about this and even share what I was learning… Okay, maybe I’m a little obsessed and want to dominate the first page of Google for my clients. There…I said it.

Anyway, after learning about the benefits of AuthorRank and how easily it can be added to your websites I decided to create a video tutorial on how to do it.

Watch this video tutorial:

Rel=Author – How To Do Google Rel=Author in WordPress

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Steps to setting up AuthorRank:

1) Go to Google+
2) Copy your Google+ profile url
3) Edit Users in WordPress
4) Add Url + “?rel=author” to the end of the URL
5) Add website to Google+

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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Profits Theme or Optimize Press?

Profits Theme vs Optimize Press

What is the difference and what are the benefits to choosing one over the other?

To start off with, you may not be aware of Profits Theme yet because it is reasonably new to the scene compared to OptimizePress. Profits Theme is made by Welly Mulia and Adi Djohari.

Profits Theme is built with what Welly and Adi like to call CAGWYW which is a pretty awesome acronym. It stands for “Click And Get What You Want” how brilliant is that? You don’t need to worry about anything but being able to click stuff and know what you want to happen and this software will help you do it. I consider this a brain smart wordpress theme because it’s going to save you a lot of time and your time is the most important thing you have.

I personally have been using Profits Theme for 3 months now and absolutely love it. I’ve used it for this site and have been using it to improve the conversions on my Juggling video course.

10 of my Favorite Aspects of Profits Theme

1) Very easy to use – can customize almost any field you desire.

2) Automatically creates pages for you – Privacy Page, Disclaimer etc. TIME SAVER

3) You can create a complete sales funnel with this theme,Landing/squeeze pages, sales pages, one time offers etc.

4) It’s easy to integrate autoresponders and confirmation/thank you pages

5) It’s possible to build a multi-level membership site, but I haven’t done this… YET!

6) No having to fool around with HTML/CSS/PHP codes which is a huge benefit because coding takes so long to learn. TIME SAVER

7) Support response times are quick

8 ) Comes with certain features that used to require plug-ins (opt-in forms both pop-ups and on-page, SEO, basic ad management, link cloaking)

9) 6 Themes in one all customizable

10) Under $100 bucks!

How About OptimizePress?

OptimizePress has been the go-to theme for Internet Marketers for a while now and seems to be everywhere online. This is good because the page has been proven to convert well so the users are reaping the benefits of the conversion testing. There is also a problem that I have found with OptimizePress; it seems to be everywhere. I can now recognize an OptimizePress page as soon as I land on the page. To me, this waters down the effectiveness of the page and might drop conversions. This tends to happen as themes become over-used and saturate the market.

This might be because I’m involved in the Internet Marketing business and I tend to spend a lot of time online doing marketing. It may still convert very well for niche businesses, but it’s getting to be overused in the Internet Marketing industry.

Top 10 List for OptimizePress

1) 10 Built In Squeeze Page Designs

2) Integrates Easily with AutoResponder

3) Adding headlines, text, bullets takes seconds

4) Can build Sales Letters, Bonus Pages, One-Time Offer Pages easily

5) Easy to add video to pages

6) Del….ayed.. Call to action buttons

7) Easy to set up product launches & funnels

8 ) Graphics pack

9) Great support (24-48 hour time)

10) Online User Guide has a lot of great info

Both of these themes seem to be a good investment if you will be doing any sort of online marketing. I personally enjoy using Profits Theme more and have more experience with it. However, I will be working on using OptimizePress for an up-coming product launch I am helping out with so I’ll be learning the true differences and will create some videos on the differences soon.

 

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Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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Why Hosting A Free WordPress.com Blog is Actually Costing You Money

I recently came across a business owner who was hosting their blog on a WordPress.com website.

This led me ask a question to this business owner. Why don’t you host your domain name on a wordpress.org site so that your domain is shorter and easier to remember?

A funny thing happened after asking this, she said she didn’t know how to do it! My initial thoughts after this were “WHAT?!?! It’s so easy to do!” But then I thought about it and realized that when I first got started with marketing online, I had absolutely no idea how to set up a wordpress blog. Lucky for me, I am fairly stubborn and worked my tail off so that I could learn how to do it!

This is when it actually kicked in for me that I had developed a skill that had become easy for me and something I once perceived as being difficult.

WordPress.org is not too difficult to set up and I wrote a blog post about setting up a blog in 24 hours here . In reality it will take about 2-3 hours if you have no idea what you’re doing.

But this post is about why hosting a WordPress.com blog is costing you money, not about how to set up a blog.

You’re throwing away money by not hosting your own blog.

Why the FREE WordPress.com Blogs Costs You Money

Let’s start off with something that you may or may not be aware of.

WordPress.com blogs don’t allow you to set up Google AdSense on your blogs, yet they set up AdSense ads all over your blog so that they can make money.

Google AdSense is simply the advertising that google does through Google AdWords. People will be bidding on specific keywords and search terms and you will host their ads on your site if you have relevant information on your website.

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That’s right, Google is making money from YOUR blog!

This means that people are actually paying to have their ad seen on your site, but Google and WordPress.com are taking the money from that. You don’t get to see any of that money because it’s on the WordPress.com server and not on your web hosts server.

I’m not promising that you will make hundreds of dollars a month from Google AdSense and it’s possible that you won’t make any money at all from Google AdSense. However, you are not making anything at all by hosting your blog on WordPress.com

But what about re-directing my domain to a wordpress.com site?

This is a common thing that I’ve been seeing lately as well. When a business owner first learns about getting their website online, they typically want to save money on web design and cut corners so that they aren’t spending all their profits on this “new marketing thingy” that is the Internet.

These business owners might hire a kid in high school or college and ask them to build them a site for a few hundred dollars. This kid might create them a wordpress.com website and then have a domain name re-direct to this wordpress.com site because they don’t want to tell the business owner that they need to pay for a hosting account to have their website online.

This is funny because an $8-$10 a month bill from a hosting company isn’t anything to a business owner. I used to think that they wouldn’t want to pay for hosting because it costs so much money each month! This was before I really understood that businesses would routinely pay thousands of dollars a month for things.

If you are a business owner and don’t want to pay $10 a month for hosting, you simply aren’t serious about growing your business and probably shouldn’t even pay for a website.

Re-directing a domain name to a wordpress.com site is simply a waste of your time so please don’t do it. If you want to do that, you are better off not even having a website. There is no true benefit to the re-direction of the website to a wordpress.com site and it will actually make you worse off in the search engines and make your prospects lose respect for your business.

Losing the Respect of Your Customers

If you are to head to a businesses website and notice that they are using businessname.wordpress.com will you lose respect for them?

What about if you see their website is businessname.com?

I’m guessing that you will have more respect for the business that has their own domain name and a blog that is professionally designed. I know I personally have more respect for the business when I see that they’ve invested in having their own domain name and self-hosted blog.

If you lose the respect of your customers, do you really think that they will spend their hard earned money on something that you are offering for sale on a wordpress.com domain name?

So what is there to do?

Check out the How To Set Up a Blog in 24 Hours post and you can do it yourself, or you can have me do it for you for $500.


 

 

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How To Add Google +1 To Your WordPress Blog

In this video I’m going to teach you how to add Google +1 to your WordPress blog.

Get your Google +1 code here

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How To Customize & Change Permalinks in WordPress

As a blog owner, you need to understand the importance and benefits of changing the permalinks on your blog.

Why should you change your permalinks?

They seem perfect, they’re already done and I’m kind of lazy, right? Right. Then we’re in the same boat here, I’m lazy as well when it comes to things that are already done. However, I realize the importance of changing the permalinks on all of the blogs that I manage.

The reason you’ll want to change this is because it will appear more visually appealing to see the post-title in the URL, rather than something like /?p=51

In WordPress 2.5, you’ll find this page under Settings -> Permalinks.

The default permalink is ?p=, but I prefer to use either /post-name/ or /category/post-name/. For the first option, you change the “custom” setting into /%postname%/:

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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