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Sacramento WordPress Meetup 092111

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Sacramento WordPress Meetup 092111

  1. 1. WordPress Dinnertime Workshop Sacramento WordPress Meetup Sept. 21, 2011Thursday, September 22, 11
  2. 2. Who Am I • Founder | Editor-in-Chief @ HicksNewMedia • THE Tech Scoop | INFOtainment News | THE News Pundit | THE Personal Cloud • Sr. Solutions Architect @ StrataScale • Working With WordPress Since 2008 • Original co-organizer of Meetup • Twitter: @jameshicksThursday, September 22, 11
  3. 3. Room Poll Using WordPress Comfort Level • 0 - 1 year • Novice • 1 - 2 years • Intermediate • 3 + years • AdvancedThursday, September 22, 11
  4. 4. Why We Do This “Blogging Thing” It’s all about the Story •Tell A Story •Share A Story •Track Engagement •Earn $$Thursday, September 22, 11
  5. 5. Content Creation = Easy Part Content Distribution = Not As EasyThursday, September 22, 11
  6. 6. Tips and Plugins To Help Get The Most Impact From Your Blogging EffortsThursday, September 22, 11
  7. 7. Tell a Story WordPress • Current Stable Version: 3.2.1 Zemanta • Contextual suggestions of links | pictures | related content | SEO tagsThursday, September 22, 11
  8. 8. Tell a Story nrelate - Flyout • Internal linking to related content • GREAT visual animation effect • Ability to monetizeThursday, September 22, 11
  9. 9. Tell a Story nrelate - Most Popular • What’s trending on your site • Ability to monetize • CustomizableThursday, September 22, 11
  10. 10. Tell a Story nrelate - Related Content • Similar functionality to Flyout • Positioned directly below post • Ability to monetizeThursday, September 22, 11
  11. 11. Tell a Story SlideDeck Pro • Seamless, customizable display of key content • Various layouts, various skin/theme optionsThursday, September 22, 11
  12. 12. Share a Story Livefyre Realtime Comments •Engagement tracking •Social media sharing •User moderation •GamificationThursday, September 22, 11
  13. 13. Share a Story 1-click Retweet/Share/Like Easy Social Media platform sharing All “major” platforms available Ability to email postThursday, September 22, 11
  14. 14. Share a Story WordTwit Pro •Automate and Schedule Tweets From Multiple Accounts •Hashtag SupportThursday, September 22, 11
  15. 15. ShareTweetDeck HootSuite | a Story •Cross-platform •Multi Identity •Browser versions (Chrome) •Ability to Schedule UpdatesThursday, September 22, 11
  16. 16. Track Chartbeat | Clicky Analytics Real-time site analytics “spy mode” “BigBoard” Global Map Mobile appThursday, September 22, 11
  17. 17. Earn OIOpublisher Ad Management Text Banner Paid Review Multiple Payment Options Coupon CodesThursday, September 22, 11
  18. 18. Earn Komoona Ads Onsite Configurable banner adsThursday, September 22, 11
  19. 19. James Hicks james@hicksnewmedia.com @jameshicksThursday, September 22, 11
  20. 20. WordCamp SacramentoThursday, September 22, 11

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