Blog Tour Spotlight: From Frights to Flaws

Today I am spotlighting author Sunayna Prasad and her book From Frights to Flaws. It’s an action/adventure book for middle grade children and looks like a lot of fun to read! Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only…

FREE Promotions For Book Blogs (Ning Site) Authors and Bloggers

Are you looking for more exposure? Want some free publicity? BookBlogs.ning.com Members are invited to take advantage of this offer. I will: host an interview, guest post or press release for any of you post the article and a link to your book or site to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn (once), and other Social Media sites…

more free ways to promote yourself as an author (social media for SEO)

This article is a continuation of the topic introduced in free ways to promote yourself as an author and covers three important self-promotion tools; Google+, Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an ever-changing, simple yet often painstakingly detailed approach to generating traffic online. For the most part, you can find ways…

16 Premium WordPress Theme Download Sites

If you’re not a WordPress hacker and not interested in becoming one, you’ll probably use one of the pre-made themes from WordPress.org that are accessible from the “Appearance” => “Themes” => “Install Themes” page in the WordPress Dashboard. While many of those themes are great, the best of them are probably over-used, which can make…

Must-Read Books for Web Site Entrepeneurs

Web Design for ROI is a book I wish all of my clients would read. It covers everything from what type of content to include, to how to arrange and organize it, to how to use analytics to increase conversions, to how to track the Return On Investment to make a hard-numbers business case for your website activities. It’s even got some good quotes you can use in arguments.

The book explains in simple language how to ensure that your website adds value to your business. It’s like Paco Underhill’s
Why We Buy
, but for the web.

Web Design For Roi“…trust your gut, but verify. By all means, take chances, fly like an eagle and swim with the sharks. All we ask is that when you climb out of that shark cage, allow metrics to tell you which instincts are worth further investment and which just aren’t panning out. Without some sort of testing and validation cycle, the home page is vulnerable to design driven by ego and politics, rather than accountable – if visionary – strategy and verifiable goals.”

WP Robot: Awesome “auto-blog” Plugin for WordPress

I know I’ve railed against low-quality web content in the past, and I’m still of the opinion that there are too many “directory” sites out there with little or no value, as well as hordes of poorly-written sites aimed primarily at search engine crawlers. HOWEVER … I do believe there is a place for automated…