Everyone wants their apps, content, and more to go viral on the social web, but how do you make that happen? In this session, speaker Greg Galant shares lessons learned from taking the Shorty Awards from 0 to millions of unique visitors with no marketing budget. He digs into how you can design apps and content to have maximum viral potential, and cover how social media content ties into traditional PR and SEO, and a few great tools you can use to get started.Read more »
If you’ve ever wondered if your blog is doing all it can for you, cut to the chase with this session: how to evaluate your blog for the most crucial components. Take your blog a notch or two up by discovering the simple design, content, and reader usability improvements you might have missed. This session helps you assess whether your blog is helping or hindering you from successfully promoting your product, service or passion.Read more »
Everyone wants the “killer” blog. Even if the content is fantastic, a bad blogging experience can turn off potential readers and/or clients. The good news: a good blog doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Mitch Canter has been designing WordPress blogs for 5 years, and is dedicated to showing bloggers and business owners the best way to get the most out of their blogs. In this session, he walks through the basics of choosing a good theme, working with plugins to get the best functionality, and some best practices on to make your blog’s look and feel as good as its content.Read more »
Find out how you can make your blog faster, more secure and more awesome using some underused facilities which are included in your hosting plan already. Most people have no idea what their hosting plan does for them or the breadth of facilities it provides. You will be shown, step by step, some of the things you can do including: viewing statistics on your site you probably didn’t know exist that can help you speed up your site, how to use FTP, how to edit and backup your database manually and how to add password protected areas for better security.Read more »
This productivity panel will provide specifics on tools, strategies, and workflows of successful bloggers. It will cover the following topics:
– How prolific bloggers manage their blogging.
– Tools used by the pros use to be productive in their work.
– Workflows utilized in running their sites.
– Strategies to drive engagement on their sites.
Ever wonder if your site, your visitors, or business is safe on the internet? This session by Dre Armeda shows a demo on how quickly your site can be hacked, and your reputation put on the line. Dre will cover various scenarios that can affect your website like Pharma Hack, SEO Poisoning, and malicious redirects. He will then aid you by providing some tips to help reduce risk now and forever. Information security is everyone’s responsibility, and should be a consideration on any web project, beginning to end.Read more »