Many online marketers probably consider WordPress only for bloggers. Ok… WordPress can be used in the same way as a static marketing sites, so it’s not just for “blogs.” You can use WordPress for many applications because as a content management system it is quite flexible. What’s really great about this are all the plugins that are always being developed, and you can get your blog/site to do just about anything you want. There are some plugins that are ideal for online marketers, and we wanted to review them for you.
One you do not want to ever leave home without is the Google XML Sitemap. For any IM related blog that is intended to rank in the search engines, this plugin is vital to success. A Sitemap is what Google uses to search all of the pages of your website. Also, it’s highly recommended to build a new sitemap when you update your site, but if you update it every day then perhaps once a week, etc. But if you’re not familiar with doing it, then it can take some time plus you have to learn how to do it. But whenever you update your blog, the sitemap plugin will automatically update itself. Maybe you plan to use tons of images on your site – then you’ll want to check out SEO Friendly Images. You know that it’s important to do on-page seo with your text. Were you aware that you can optimize the images on your site? Well, SEO Friendly Images will make it easier to assign Alt tags and Titles to your images. This plugin will automatically add your tags if it detects they are missing. If you have a lot of pics, you’ll save a lot of time.
Another excellent plugin lets your site subscribers get updates via text message, it’s called – oddly enough – SMS Text Message. It uses a simple form for optins that it will install for you. So, in order to get updates they’ll just input their number into the optin, and then they’ll be good to go. This seems to be a novel way of keeping your subscribers aware of what’s going on. Of course not very many people are going to be open to giving out their phone numbers these days so don’t be surprised if it takes you a really long time to build up your list.
WordPress seems to definitely be the Content Management System of choice. Extremely versatile, it can be used for landing pages, squeeze pages, blogs – of course, video blogs, etc. The system is fully customizable and, thanks to all of the different plug-ins that are available, you can make your website function however you want it to. Of course for online business, you want sites that you can do those things with. So with all of these features and benefits, this may be exactly what you need.