Itching to display before-and-after pictures on your website or blog? The TwentyTwenty WordPress plugin combines two images into a cool interactive slider. This article includes a screencast that explains how to use the plugin and shows three before-and-after pictures of websites that the Blogging Bistro team has redeveloped.
This step-by-step illustrated tutorial shows you how to showcase a featured video on your Facebook page and how to make the “Videos” tab prominent.
Plus, we review how to upload videos, how to change the featured video and how turn off the video auto-play feature.
How are your tweets, Facebook updates, pins, and YouTube videos getting indexed by Google and Bing? What can you do to get your social updates to rank higher in the search results?
In this guest column, Steve Stretton suggests strategies for getting Google to notice your social content on 6 of the major networks.
Do you have good intentions to post regularly to your blog and social networks, but it never seems to happen the way you envision? A publication calendar can remedy that! This article walks you through how to set up a calendar that will work for you.
We’re excited to announce that we launched a remodeled version of BloggingBistro.com. Along with that, we’ve transferred our blog’s RSS feed to AWeber. Read on for details about how to subscribe via e-mail or your favorite feed reader.
Facebook has begun rolling out a call-to-action button for (brand) pages. In this illustrated tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up your own call-to-action button. It couldn’t be easier!
One of my favorite blogs for authors and aspiring authors is “Between the Lines,” written by the agents at Books & Such Literary Management. The agents take turns writing about the publishing industry, so the content is always fresh and varied.
Landing pages — stand-alone web pages that deliver a single marketing message and a single call-to-action — have been around for decades. They’re usually used to entice people to sign up for an offer or mailing list.
During the past year or so, one-page websites have exploded in popularity. Now, instead of functioning primarily as a sales tool, they’ve morphed into full-featured websites.
One-page websites work well for brands in their infancy and for sites that have a small amount of content.
This article shows you one-page websites we have developed for clients, and details two common problems with one-page WordPress themes.
I spent 45 minutes on the phone with a customer service representative from one of our vendors. The rep did a terrific job; he listened patiently to my questions, showed me how to troubleshoot my problem, and removed a monthly surcharge that I didn’t need to be paying (that last one really made me happy).
He followed up our phone conversation with an email that referred me to several excellent tutorials on their website.
After this happy experience, I was feeling the love, so I posted a two-sentence rave about the vendor on the Blogging Bistro Facebook page. Of course, I linked to the vendor’s Facebook page so they could bask in the warm fuzzies. (I think that’s a mixed metaphor, but who cares?)
Two months ago, we shared the steps we’ve been taking to re-brand the West Coast Christian Writers Conference (I volunteer on the Board of Directors).
We changed the name of the organization, revamped the conference curriculum, moved the conference to a new location, designed a logo and ramped up our marketing efforts.
We created a one-page website that included the conference essentials. The “starter” website introduced the new brand to the world while the board members finalized the conference details.
We just launched the full-featured website (which replaced the one-page site). It’s a WordPress site that uses responsive design technology, meaning that it functions perfectly on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.