Blogging, Tuesday Tech Tips

Buying a Domain Name

Having your own domain name for your site is very important, especially if your site isn't hosted on your own server. This will allow your site to be named whatever you want it to be, and also take greater control over what people see when they search for you. The words in your domain name will also help you show up in search engines when people search for something that is related to your domain name (for example if they search for your name and your domain name has your name in it, chances that your site will show up…
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Blogging, Tuesday Tech Tips

General Overview of “WordPress SEO by Yoast” Plugin

This article covers the very basics behind SEO and information about the plugin, "WordPress SEO by Yoast". This is considered the best free SEO plugin for WordPress, for more information please check out the WordPress Plugin Page or the Developer Website. What is SEO? SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization" and refers to the process of managing a website or webpage's position/visibility in search results. As you can probably figure out yourself, the further up the list a website or webpage appears, the more visits it should receive. WordPress SEO by Yoast By default, the "WordPress SEO by Yoast" plugin is installed…
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Blogging, Tuesday Tech Tips

Tips on Getting More Blog Traffic

  Most of our Tuesday Tech Tips, one way or another, will help immensely in getting traffic to your SMARTblog if you follow the tutorials. However, we wanted to give some additional ideas and activities you can do that will get your site out there and directly affect your SMARTblog traffic. The first one is. . .   1. Networking! Writing articles relevant to your industry once in a while (in addition to the content we provide for you) can increase your own knowledge of the subject, and you can also participate in forums or events with other bloggers and…
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Blogging, Tuesday Tech Tips

Creating and Managing Secure Passwords

Characteristics of a good password: Good Length -  10 to 15 characters Uses UpperCase and Lowercase characters Includes special characters as well as numbers (at least one of each) Can not be found in a dictionary Meaningful to you in some way (for memorization purposes) Creating a Secure Password Avoid using any personal information when creating a new password. While this information may be easy to remember, information such as: birth dates, children/spouse/pet names, phone #'s, and addresses is not exactly private and can likely be found by the wrong people. Try taking your favorite phrase or song lyric to…
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Blogging, Tuesday Tech Tips

Time-Saving Computer Tips and Tricks

Nowadays, most of us rely on the use of a computer at our jobs to increase productivity and efficiency. At the same time however, the computer can sometimes slow us down, especially if we get caught up in doing things a certain way on the computer that end up costing us a ton of time overall. Below are some different things you can try that will save you time when using your computer. It might feel uncomfortable to change your way of doing things at first, but soon it will become second nature and you'll wonder how you ever worked…
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MySMARTblog, Tuesday Tech Tips

Getting Started on your SMARTblog

Congratulations on setting up your SMARTblog Social Media Machine! Here are the first steps that you should take to customize your new website: 1. Set Up Page Menu (Running Time: 2:33 min.) 2. Customize Your Website Header and Background (Running Time: 5:59 min.) 3. Add / Edit Pages (Running Time: 6:14 min.) 4. Add / Edit Posts (Running Time: 5:49 min.) 5. Select and Configure Plugins (Running Time: 8:13 min.) 6. Set Home Page (Running Time: 4:37 min.)
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