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 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…

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…

WordPress MU and WordPress MU Domain Mapping

This combination is fantastic for hosting multiple blogs without having to configure each from scratch. I can’t emphasize enough how useful it is. The WordPress Codex calls this a “Site Network”.

WordPress MU is a built-in capability of WordPress that allows you to host multiple blogs on the same server using sub-directories or sub-domains, which means I could map “” or “” and have it show up instantly with a pre-chosen set of plugins, available themes, etc. It also allows you to share users and content across multiple blogs with the addition of a few extra plugins that take advantage of the MU functionality.

Google Maps For Your Blog

This isn’t so much a review as a demo. I’m about to click the “New Map” button in the MapPress 2.28 Plugin, which integrates with the “New Post” page in the WordPress Dashboard.

Cross your fingers (mine are busy). Here’s what the interface looks like:

Okay I don’t know what I just did, but with any luck there’s now a map to my favorite place in town attached to this post.

Let’s see…