Throughout my blogging career I’ve used several SEO plugins, from the All in One SEO Plugin to the Platinum SEO but I’ve given them all away for the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin. The reason for changing to this plugin is because it does so much more than all the others I have used. Whereas they were great for optimising the general aspects of the blog they were somewhat lacking when it came to optimising actual posts and pages.
This is where Yoast’s plugin comes into it’s own. While you can use Market Samurai to work out the best keywords to use, WordPress SEO by Yoast makes sure that you utilize your keywords to your best advantage. It will make sure you used it enough times. That you’ve used it in your image tags. That your title, url and heading contain them. All in all it will make sure that every time you publish a new post or page that it is fully optimised.
I’ve taken a couple of screen grabs to show you how the post has rated so far. The first one is a general view of how the best Best WordPress SEO plugin scores the post. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been posting Friday Funnies for about a year now but not today. Nope, today is Good Friday and that to many Christians is a very holy day. Way too holy to belittle with jokes and so I’ve decided to give Friday Funnies a miss this week, and I’m sure you guys won’t mind.
I’ve done a couple of posts over the years, always around this particular time too , the first was called Easter, It’s More Than Just A Public Holiday and included a poem I put together for the occasion. Because Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ it shows us what a huge sacrifice the Lord made for us. In the poem I tried to convey a sense of that sacrifice as well as relate a little of the Easter story. I hope you take the time to read it.
I wrote he second post, Good Friday And What It Means To Me, last year and I tried to show you guys exactly how I felt about Easter. To me it’s more than just a holiday. It’s a time to spend with the family, to think about Jesus’ life and what we can do to be a little more like him. Most of that time that requires some sort of sacrifice and most of the time people won’t be prepared to do that. Perhaps if we think of the great sacrifice Jesus made for us we would be more prepared to sacrifice a little for Him.
Anyway, whether you believe in Easter or not I hope you have a great and safe weekend.
You’re probably wondering what a Dropbox is. A Dropbox is a free service that lets lets you store your precious photos, docs, and videos online. More than that it even allows you to share them easily with friends, family and work associates. With a Dropbox you never have to email a file to yourself again. These are just some of the many benefits you get from having a Dropbox and I recommend everyone to get one. And I’m not doing it just because by doing so I get an extra 500 MB of space for every person I sign up! Up to 16 GB worth. I should also mention that every person who signs up under me also gets a 500 MB of bonus space!
What You Get When You Join Dropbox
I’ve probably missed out the most important feature about having a Dropbox. Once you have uploaded a file into your Dropbox it automatically save to all your computers and phones. Before having a Dropbox it used to be such a pain retrieving a photo I’ve taken with my HTC phone so I could use it in a post. Now all I do is access my Dropbox via the WordPress Dashboard. I no longer have to curse when writing a post on my MacBook air because the image I’m looking for is on my PC. Now I just make sure I save the image to my Dropbox and it is instantly available to my MacBook air, and my Phone. This means I can now show mates stuff no matter where I am.
At the moment I’ve got over 5 GB of free space but I’m pretty sure I only started with 2 GB when I first joined. If you join by clicking a link on this site you get an extra 500 MB giving you 2.5 GB of space. Once you’ve joined you can refer your friends earning 500 MB with each referral up to a nice 16 GB of space. You can even earn extra space immediately after joining without getting one referral. It’s so easy to do too.
The first thing you do upon joining is to click the “Getting Started” tab and complete the following seven steps.
Take the Dropbox Tour
Install Dropbox on Your Computer
Put Files in your Dropbox Folder
Install Dropbox on Other Computers You Use
Share a Folder with Friends or Colleagues
Invite Some Friends to Join Dropbox
Install Dropbox on Your Mobile Device
I’ve completed all but the sixth one and I now have 5.75 GB of space. I don’t actually recall how much you get from completing each step but whatever it is it all adds up. You can even earn space by connecting it to Twitter, FaceBook and by following Dropbox. 125 MB for each action.
I could go on and on but I’m sure I’ve given you enough to entice you to join. Did I mention it was free?
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