Need a way to automatically shorten urls on your WordPress blog? Srikanth, over on http://www.quickonlinetips.com, has you covered with their list of 5 great WordPress plugins that do just that (and more).
Here’s the first one off the list…
1. Short URL Plug-in â€“ This WordPress plug-in allows you to shorten the long URLâ€™s easily and it even enables you to keep track of the short URLâ€™s so that you can know how many times each short URL has been clicked. This feature is really useful to track downloads and other links in your blog. If you wish to reset the counter you can click on the â€˜clear allâ€™ button to zero the counter. It includes pagination of links, easier setup of htaccess (permalinks) and allows administrators to pass variables to their redirects.
For the other 4 (and a link to that first one), head over to the article on quickonlinetips.com called “5 Best WordPress Plugins to Shorten URLs“
If you’ve got a blog, you’ve no doubt had to come up with countless headlines for your posts. Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes it seems downright impossible to decide on one.
Everyone deals with it, but there isn’t really that much being written about how to write great headlines. Thankfully, Dean Rieck, over on CopyBlogger.com, has written a post about just that, called “9 Proven Headline Formulas That Sell Like Crazy“.
He outlines 9 formulas to follow when writing headlines, and gives some examples to get the juices flowing.
Here’s a sample from the second formula in the list…
One of the first techniques you should always explore is transforming your major benefit into a headline. After all, your number one selling point should be up front. It stands the best chance of selecting the right audience and preparing them to respond. Plus, if they read nothing else, they have at least seen the best selling point you have to offer. If you have trouble writing this kind of headline, itâ€™s a sure sign you need to think a bit more about your product or service.
If you, like me and so many many others, have trouble coming up with the best headlines from time to time, or just want some tips on how to give your headlines a little extra something, check out the full list on CopyBlogger.com.