5 Ways to Socialize Your WordPress Blog

In case you aren’t one of the cast of thousands (slightly exaggerated) that regularly reads the great content we generate here, a blog adds a lot of SEO value to your website. If you don’t have a blog as part of your current content strategy, then you need to set one up. As always, I recommend WordPress.

Once you have a WordPress blog, I highly recommend you socialize itmake it easy for people to spread your content virally through social media. If you don’t socialize your content, it’s going to sit on an island waiting for the search engine to rescue it. Socializing can bring your blog traffic it probably wouldn’t otherwise get.

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Facebook Fan Box Will Increase Your Fan Base

Does your business have a Facebook Fan Page? If not, you should consider creating one. It’s a very valuable way to connect to your customers amongst an incredibly committed user base (more than 300 million active users and growing fast).

If you do have a Fan Page, do you promote it either on your website or blog with a Fan Box? A Fan Box is a little snippet of code that you can paste into your website or blog. Here’s an example:

A Fan Box is the perfect way to drive awareness of your Fan Page. More importantly, you will get more fans!

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How a Blog is Like a Wig

Bear with me on this one.

In response to my post about the importance of a having a blog, people have asked me if adding a blog to a website is like putting a bandage on SEO wound.

My response: it’s actually more like a wig. A wig can change, and even improve someone’s appearance, but it doesn’t cure baldness.

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5 Basic Blogging Tips

This is a quick follow-up to my last post about why your website needs a blog. There are a lot of tips I could write about blogging. Here are some of the most basic, and valuable, tips I share with business owners who ask me about blogging.

If you are planing to add a blog, or even if you have a blog already, keep these tips in mind:

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