Sunday, April 1, 2012

2 Secrets of Blogging and Websites

From our Internet Marketing session at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference with Thomas Umstattd, we learned he recommends

  • Domain hosting and domain name registration should be with separate companies. He said it gives more flexibility and security.
  • He also said that your blog should be incorporated into your website. Blogs typically get more traffic than websites so, by combining the two, you drive more traffic (and consolidate all traffic) to your site and improve its ranking in Google. Makes sense, but it's something I didn't do and now have to change.

Thomas is a huge fan of WordPress. He said WordPress is capable of anything, and if anyone tells you different, they don't know what they're talking about. There is a WordPress for Dummies book--I might have to pick that up!

More later. Today's session is beginning and it's on blogging. 


1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Love these updates, Rich. Keep them coming! I can hardly believe the conference will be over tomorrow. When I've been there, those five days seem so long, but here ... a flick of time, over so quickly.

I'm a huge WordPress fan. Check out Sally's site and you can see what all she did with WordPress, even without the Dummies book.


For one thing, WP doesn't have these ANNOYING spam checks that won't accept what I type in to prove I'm not a robot!!!