Gravity forms emails responses or entries from their forms. It’s one of the most important aspects of your website. Those leads, registration or simply contacts are vital to your local business. However, email is not perfect. Occasionally email services go down or emails get lost. With Gravity Forms, your data is saved in the backend of WordPress.
With the increase of social media has come the increase of verifying your association with your website. Many social sites, like Google Authorship and Pinterest, are using meta tags as a means to demonstrate you truly do have authorship access to your website.
They give you the alternative method of downloading a file to add to FTP to your main website folder. If you’re like me, adding someone else’s file to my website makes me nervous. I don’t want to open up my site to be hacked. Besides, it seems cumbersome to have to download a file and then upload to my website.
Adding a meta tag to my index file is much simpler – and easier still since my blog and website is based on the Genesis platform. Here is a quick example of how to add a meta tag to the header for Pinterest. This method will work with Google Webmaster Tools, Google Authorship, Facebook, or any other website using Meta Tags for verification.
Get Meta Tag Coding
Make sure you chose the option for Meta tag (and not a file download). When you’re editing your profile in Pinterest, you can include your website URL / address. However you are asked to verify it. Be sure to click on the red VERIFY BY META TAG. Your verification Meta Tag is revealed and you’ll need to copy it. Be sure to keep this window open while you add the code to your website.
Adding Meta Tag to Your Website
Using the Genesis framework makes adding Meta Tag code simple and easy. Log into your WordPress dashboard. Go to Genesis on the navigation and select THEME SETTINGS.
Scroll down until you find HEADER AND FOOTER SCRIPTS. You want to PASTE your Meta Tag code into the top box under ENTER SCRIPTS OR CODE YOU WOULD LIKE OUTPUT TO wp_head(); Then don’t forget to click SAVE to finish.
This is simple for Genesis. If you don’t use the Genesis framework, you’ll want to
- find the header.php file,
- add the Meta Tage code at the end of the code already in the file,
- save and u
- pload the new file to your website server.
Verify the Meta Tags Code is Live
Either way you add the Meta Tags code, you’ll want to finish by verifying it on Pinterest (or which over social media you started to verify). Click on the red COMPLETE VERIFICATION button.
After clicking the red COMPLETE VERIFICATION button, Pinterest may revert to your Basic Info page. To check if it worked, simply click on EDIT PROFILE. You’ll see a checkmark and SITE VERIFIED next to your website URL
That’s one verification with Meta Tags down. How many other social sites do you have to verify for your website or blog? Share in the comments below!
Every website wants to capture their readers attention quickly. Search engines are rewarding pages which receive longer viewing time. What better way to create stickiness and captivate your audience than through video.
Why Add More Videos
Stickiness is playing a greater and greater role in SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Stickiness is how long a viewer stays on each page. You can create great copy for them to read or a video for them to watch. An ABOUT ME video on your WordPress sidebar widgets is another great way to occupy your audience with great information so they want to stay on your page even longer. Your reader is curious about your company or blog. That’s why they came to your website in the first place. Give them a reason to know, like and trust you through an ABOUT ME video.
How to Add More Videos
YouTube (which is owned by Google now) makes it easy for the user to upload a video and share it on their WordPress website.
The latest WordPress upgrade has made it even easier to include video in a post or page. Simple add a link to YouTube video in your blog post or page. No additional coding required.
But what if you’d like to add a YouTube video to the sidebar of your website? Or to another widget location? You can simply embed the YouTube code into a TEXT widget. This is a bit more complex, but still simple to do.
To further increase the video views, be sure to add a PLAY VIDEO link right below the YouTube video. The link helps reduces confusion for your readers. Here’s the code I’m using:
Play Video </a></div>
Enjoy this quick video with the step by step tutorial.
Share in the comments below how you have been adding more videos to your website. Have you added an ABOUT ME video? We’d love to see it!
Once you have become practiced at blogging, having a guest blogger add some of their quality content to your website refreshes your content. Guest blogging is a terrific way to trade your knowledge with someone else’s and create quality links back to your website.
As a small local business, you may have more than one employee publishing information to your blog or website. WordPress does an excellent job creating useful user roles for a variety of applications. Here are the user roles and generally what each of them do:
Manages all aspects of website and can change anything from widgets and plugins to posts and pages
Writes, edits, publishes posts and pages for themselves and others
Writes, edits, publishes their own post (no access to pages)
Writes and edits their own post. Cannot PUBLISH posts or access pages.
Only manages own profile. No access to writing posts or pages
If you’d like more technical details about these roles, be sure to check out the WordPress Codex. But don’t get lost in all the geek speak.
Today’s video takes you step by step through how to add each type of user. The video also shares how you can apply each of these different roles in your small local business or with simple guest blogging.
Do you add guest bloggers to your WordPress website or blog? Let us know in comments below . . .
When I opened up my Gmail today, I had a new look and feel to absorb. Google has decided to selectively sort your email for you into tabs. You can keep or toss the changes and even move senders between tabs.
Gmail now offers you five tabs across the top of your email box. It’s starts with three, but you can expand to five. The new Gmail Tabs are:
Changing what emails arrive at which tab is simply a matter of dragging and dropping.
This change will also modify your inbox on your iPhone or Android device. It appears only your primary tab will show up on your mobile device
Enjoy this quick video to learn more about the new Gmail tabs. When you’re through, let me know what your thoughts on the new Gmail tabs.