Archive for July, 2010
If you have a WordPress site you can easily have a mobile version too for iphones without knowing a lick of codeFriday, July 23rd, 2010
WordPress is by far the best CMS in my opinion for small business.
No other CMS helps with marketing, optimizing, and reaching out to the masses with as much ease. You don’t need to know anything technical or how to write HTML – you just need to know how to use a word processor and you’re up and running with an SEO CMS that is packaged and ready to go.
One plugin to WordPress I truly appreciate is the WordPress Mobile Pack.
I comes with:
- A mobile switcher which automatically suggests desktop or mobile presentation, but lets users switch to the other if required (and remembers their choice).
- A standard mobile theme, crafted by ribot, a top UK mobile design team.
- A set of advanced themes for Nokia and WebKit devices, designed by Forum Nokia. These also look beautiful on Android, iPhone and Palm devices.
- Custom color variations demonstrating how the themes can be easily tinted with CSS
- Standards adherence, ensuring that mark-up is valid XHTML-MP 1 and the site scores 5 on mobiReady.
- Device adaptation, including the rescaling of images, intelligent splitting of articles and posts into multiple pages, the simplifaction styles, and the removal of non-supported media.
- A mobile admin panel, that allows the blog managers to access the admin interface via a mobile device, with simplified access to the most common features such as editing a post or approving comments.
- And more!
More and more people are using the iPhones, Androids, and Blackberrys to do research online. A lot of businesses have ignored this market of researchers – WordPress allows you to target them without having to redo your entire site!
Search engine watch and SEO copywriting pages have been liked so you can reference these great resources right off the Webs9 Facebook page.
Live Search shows the latest trends online. These come from Facebook, Twitter, Hi5, blog posts, news articles, Google Trends, and more. It really shows what is happening right now (I like to call it the rumour mill).
There are ways that you can take advantage of Live Search in order to boost your own search engine results.
If you are able to identify a trend early enough and “jump on the bandwagon”, your blog post could be included as part of the rumour mill and you will be higher in the search engines for that trend while it’s still hot.
You won’t get ttargeted traffic, and you won’t sell a lot of services, but you will get more links from search engines and help boost your overall SEO efforts.
This article is a prime example of how to jump on a bandwagon and try to take advantage of Live Search. The trend we’re targeting is the UFO sighting over China on the 7th and then a second on the 15th of July.
Here is the link to a full story:
By placing this link, we should get a pingback to our site from the Tucson Citizen, we’ll tweet this page in Twitter about the UFO SEO tactics, and share it on Facebook as well to help increase the chances of the Webs9 page being picked up for Live Search results.
Normally we’d do a better job “framing” the story than just saying UFO SEO Tactics but I wanted to take the opportunity to explain how the process works.
Be creative and have fun, the better you’re able to incorporate the trending topic into your posts, the better results you’ll receive.