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February 14th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Google and its search service are going through changes all the time. With the rise of Google+, Google Search has become even more social. It is not crazy to assume that Author Rank will be a significant ranking factor in the future. As a webmaster, you simply can’t afford to ignore Google+. You should also take time to implement the Authorship markup for your site so your profile information shows up under your listings in the SERPs. These 5 Google+ Author plugins make it easy to get this done:

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Google Author Link: manages your Google Authorship information. Works for single and multi-author websites. [click to continue…]

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January 23rd in Social Media by .

Google+ is not a ghost town like some bloggers have been claiming in the past few months. The community has gone through many changes and is improving all the time. According to Google, it has well over 500m members already. Getting involved in this community is a no brainer. Google+ Hangouts are especially fun if you enjoy meeting people from all over the globe. You can use Google+ Hangouts to get in touch with your customers/ readers or hold public/private events with your colleagues. Thanks to the Yakadanda Google+ Hangout Events plugin, you can promote your Hangout events on your WordPress site.

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November 10th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Google is serious about AuthorRank and its Authorship program. Studies have shown that author snippets in the SERPs could improve CTR. Besides, Google will eventually use AuthorRank as a ranking factor in its search algorithm. So there is no reason you should not implement Authorship for your site right now.

There are plenty of instructions on how to add the Authorship markup to your site (see above). If you don’t want to deal with those, you could always use these plugins: [click to continue…]

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August 4th in Backup Plugins by .

In the past few years, we have talked about the importance of saving backup copies of your files and WordPress databases to be prepared to handle disasters. If you do not take time to backup your files in multiple locations, you will leave your business open to huge risks. Thankfully, off-site storage costs are not that high these days. You could even use Google Drive to backup WordPress. These 3 plugins let you do just that:

Google Drive for WordPress: a simple plugin you can take advantage of to backup WordPress to Google Drive. Daily backups of your database are supported too. [click to continue…]

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July 6th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Google+ is one exciting social network to be a part of. There are plenty of awesome people available on the site. Google has gone out of its way to integrate Google+ into the services it offers. Being involved on the site might help you improve your rankings and take your business to the next level.

Adding Google+ to WordPress does not have to be a challenge. There are plenty of ways to make your site Google+ friendly. These WordPress plugins allow you to fully integrate Google+ with WordPress:

AuthorSure: implements Google Authorship on your website. It connects your posts, archives, authors pages, Google Plus profiles and Google Plus pages.

Google Plus Favicon: generates a G+ favicon for your blog and admin pages using your Google+ account.

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July 2nd in WP Stuff by .

If you have been paying attention to the search engine results pages on Google in the past few months, you may have noticed that some authors’ faces are showing up there. Google has big plans for AuthorRank. That means you need to jump on this before it is too late. Besides, your listing is more likely to get clicks when your face shows up under your listing on Google.

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June 24th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Google+ is a very exciting social network. It has ways to go to catch Facebook but it can still be a traffic driver for your website. Unlike Twitter and Facebook, there are not many tools that automate the process of importing Google+ posts to WordPress or the other way around. These 4 plugins can handle that though:

WP Google Plus Connect: not only lets you import your Google+ posts to your WordPress site, it also enables Google+ Direct Connect. With this plugin installed, your visitors can register with your website using their Google+ credentials. [click to continue…]

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