Highlighting a social media update is a great way to attract attention and get more clicks. In this illustrated tutorial, you’ll learn how to “pin” (feature) posts on your Facebook Page or Group, Twitter profile, Google+ profile or page, WordPress blog and Pinterest.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Children’s author, Diane Stortz, decided it was time to upgrade her Blogger blog to a website that would feature her books and her editing services.
She wanted a “look” that would appeal to her primary audience of parents and grandparents of young children, and her secondary audience of publishers and writers looking to hire an experienced editor. She wanted her brand to be bright, fun, contemporary, personable, and professional. A tall order!
In this article, you’ll learn how the Blogging Bistro team worked with Diane to update her logo, website, business cards, and social media accounts.
When there’s a turnover in leadership, it’s not uncommon for a business to change its mission, its primary customer, its services and products – even its name.
During the last decade, I’ve coached many people who have expanded their brand or entirely reinvented it.
Since February 2014, I’ve served as part of a team that is re-branding a Christian writers conference.
Today, I’ll share the progress we’re making and invite you to adapt our strategies for your own business, should you be considering re-branding.
I’ve been exchanging emails with Matthew Harris of Medium Well Inc. for several months. Turns out that the best practices he recommends to his clients mirror Blogging Bistro’s.
There’s no cookie-cutter approach everyone can follow to meet all the demands of using social media, online directories, paid advertising, and other tools. But there is a common series of considerations all businesses should address.
Matthew recommends eight practical marketing strategies that will help increase your online presence and authority.
Author Sherri Sand regularly includes scripture references in her devotional blog posts. She asked me whether there is a WordPress plugin that will automatically search her posts for scripture references and display the text of the Bible verses in a pop-up box.
Sure enough, there is! It’s called ESV CrossRef (or just CrossRef, once it’s installed on your site).
Read on to learn how it works and how it looks.