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The Significance of Anchor Text in Link Building

Anchor text in link building
Link building is a practice that is prevalent in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). This is because link building is one of the most effective white hat SEO strategies around. While this activity has been devalued by some practices, correctly used, link building has a place in this day and age. There are many different aspects to a successful link building campaign, and one of the most important aspects is utilizing the correct anchor text. Read More

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Online Marketing: Understanding the Different Types of Linking for a Blog Owner

Part of being a great blogger is understanding search engine optimization (SEO). While creating valuable and engaging content is the most important part of running a blog, SEO will help give this content visibility. SEO generally involves keyword research and then subsequent linking using these keywords. You can visit SEOMoz to learn more about how to conduct keyword research.  Once you have your keywords, it’s time to begin the linking process.

Although utilizing links for your small business online marketing sounds easy, there are actually quite a few things to understand about linking. In order to make sure that you are linking correctly, consider some of the different types of linking:

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Free WordPress Google+ Themes

Google+ has been very popular and the people who have signed up for the still closed Beta service, tend to like it. It is too early to say whether Google+ will stick and disrupt the social scene or even SERPs, but active designers have already released Google+ themes for WordPress.

Two free Google+ themes for WordPress have been released already.

WordPress Google+ Theme by Hacktrix

WordPress +1 Theme by Hacktrix.

WordPress Google+ Theme by Tricksdaddy

WordPress Google+ Theme by Tricksdaddy.

Both themes are very clean and reminiscent of the Google+ look.

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WordPress Powers 50 Million Websites – WordPress 3.2 Downloaded More than 1 Million Times

The colleagues over at The Next Web report that WordPress has hit the 50 million websites milestone. The open source software now is used on 14% of all sites on the internet, half of them being hosted by WordPress.com.

How many websites use WordPress: More than 50 million

WordPress.com users now publish close to 3 million posts per week and more than 1 million pages. Around 4 million files have been uploaded weekly per week in 2011 already and on average more than 4 million comments are posted every week on the platform managed by Automattic.

Check out more WordPress stats here.

At the time of writing WordPress 3.2, which was released less than a week ago, had already been downloaded more than 1 million times.

WordPress 3.2 Downloads

Check the WordPress download counter for actual up to date numbers.

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Add Your Google+ Profile to WordPress with GoogleCards Widget

GoogleCards Widget: Add Your Google+ Profile to WordPressJohn Henson of PlusDevs developed a handy widget to display your Google+ profile to your WordPress site.

The widget is as simple as WordPress widgets come and only requires you to add your Google+ ID. Sadly there is no option in the GoogleCards to add someone to your Google+ Circles without leaving the site but we hope that this will be integrated to GoogleCards once the Google+ is launched officially and the Google+ API will be released.

Visit PlusDevs to download the plugin here

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Change WordPress 3.2 Editor Font

With the launch of WordPress 3.2 a new monospace was introduced for the editor. Not everyone likes monospaced fonts though. Justin Tadlock explains how to change the editor font, via a simple addition to your theme’s functions.php.

After applying Justin’s tip, your editor will look like this:

Change Font WordPress 3.2 Editor

WordPress 3.2 editor with different font

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Recipe Ideas for St. Patrick

Every year again, on March 17th the whole world turns green, celebrating St. patrick’s days. But did you know that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just limited to drinking Guinness from 08.00AM? Our friends over at Recipe Finder compiled a list of recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.

Read the St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Ideas over at Recipe-Finder.

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How to Move From WordPress.com to WordPress.org

WordPress.com is a hosted service, which allows you to set up multiple blogs for free, however there are optional paid options which add functionality to your blog. WordPress.com is perfect for a beginner blogger, however many bloggers find that it is to restrictive and looks unprofessional. In this Conor P. explains how to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, with the help of some video tutorials.

Visit the tutorial here.

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Is WordPress Killing Web Design

Brandon Jones over at Envato’s Tutsplus posted the video of SXSWi 2010’s panel, discussing whether WordPress kills the creative design scene. Read More

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Tutorial: Show All WordPress Image Sizes

Justin Tadlock, of Theme Hybrid fame, has published a new entry describing how to display links to all images sizes within WordPress (or on your attachment pages). The attachment page often is a forgotten area in many a WordPress design.

At Splashpress Media we also made sure to pay extra attention to the attachment page in our redesigns and all our newly designed pages also include an ‘Attachment gallery’ as can be seen in this ForeverGeek post. Click any image in that post or just visit an attachment page:

Justin’s entry explains how to include links to every image size in your designs.

Links to all image sizes in WordPress

Read Justin’s tutorial here

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