How to Setup Notification Alerts for your website

Tips & Tricks

Google can notify you when your business is mentioned.

Pro-tip:

You can set one of these up for your business venture (adventure). Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries. So when someone mentions something positive about your business you will be sent an email.

To use this informtion effectivley mention & link to the article on your blog. Then share your new post link to the blog on FaceBook, Google Plus, & Twitter.

http://www.google.com/alerts

How to Add Images and Photos to Your WordPress Site

Tips & Tricks

As an artist or photographer, we’re sure the very first thing you’re anxious to learn once you set up your site is how to add images, video and audio to your WordPress site.

  1. Place your cursor in the post content where you want the image to appear.
  2. Click on the Add Media button to launch the Media Uploader tool.
  3. You can choose to upload an image from your computer or from a URL on the web, or you can insert an image that already exists in your Media Library.
  4. If you are uploading an image, click the Select Files button and navigate to your image on your computer. Click the Open button.
  5. Once your image has been uploaded, you will have the option to add a title, caption, alternative text and description.
  6. You can also choose the alignment of the image, where the image will link to and the size of the image you want to display. If your image is smaller than one of the possible sizes, you will not be able to select that size.
  7. Once you have added your settings, click the Insert into Post button.

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If you want to insert a gallery:

  1. Go to your Page or Post’s edit page in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Place your cursor in the post content where you want the gallery to appear.
  3. Click on the Add Media button to launch the Media Uploader tool.
  4. You can choose to upload images from your computer or you can use images that already exist in your Media Library. You cannot use an image from a URL on the web in your gallery.
  5. If you are uploading images, click the Select Files button and navigate to each of your images on your computer. Click the Open button to open each image.
  6. Once each of your images has been uploaded, you will have the option to add a title, caption, alternative text and description.
  7. After you have added all of the images you wish to display in the gallery, switch to your media library tab and select those images.
  8. Then, click the Create a New Gallery button

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You’re putting too much faith in social media networks

Tips & Tricks

Social Network Images

As if Myspace wasn’t lesson enough, far too many artists I run into still don’t have websites or blogs. They’re using Facebook pages or some other service as their stand-in web page.

This is no good because they all have the potential to lose their popularity and then you’re stuck with having to rebuild your network on the next new social media fad.

Tweets and Facebook updates almost become irrelevant the second you post a new one. Each blog update not only helps to strengthen the ability for your blog to be discovered, it also serves as an accessible history of your progress. New fans can go to your first blog entries to re-experience your journey and even search for specific posts.