Make Your Business Site A WordPress Website

 

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How to make your business site a WordPress site.

Yes, WP (WordPress) is way beyond its blogging origins. It is now a full-featured, content management platform. It’s also an entrepreneur’s key to a professional website. (Contact me, Mr. Goodhelp, for a “nearly instant” site, super-affordable, built for you!)

The next step is to be thoughtful about its content. Have you identified your core keywords? What is the desired purpose of your web site? What do you want it to do for customers and you? What reader interactions are desired?

Configure the usual plugins and work on the core content. Determine what you will write about beyond your “About,” “Category Topics” and “Contact Page?” Next, your blog section provides the answer to the fresh content search engines–and human readers–crave!

Your blog posts will be where much of the action is for you and your customers. What should you write about there? Can you come up with three more more items a week?

Need some ideas? Here’s 46 blog post tips for creating new blog post content.

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10 more ideas from commenter Gini at spinsucks.com:

1. Ask your readers what they want you to write about.
2. Let your readers pimp their own blogs in your comments section.
3. Ask questions.
4. Create contests (goes along with polls and surveys).
5. Install the SEO “All In One” pack on your WordPress blog.
6. Use StumbleUpon and AllTop to increase your readership.
7. Create content for Associated Content by revising and republishing your blog posts there (it helps with avoiding duplicate content search engine penalties, gaining readership and news outlets may republish your content.
8. Comment on other blogs and news articles to show your thinking/expertise, but also link people back to your blog.
9. Make sure, when you use Twitter to promote your blog post, that you’re tweeting about it more than once a day.
10. Subscribe to SmartBrief newsletters, RSS feeds, and Google alerts in order to find ideas for new content.

All of these suggestions could spark a few more ideas and topics for you to write a short 300-400 word article. Happy brainstorming and here’s to your next week’s writing!

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