Seattle WordPress Event: Business Websites, WordPress 3.0 and SEO for WordPress

On Tuesday, May 11 in Bellevue (Seattle), Washington, you can hear me (Mark McLaren) and two other WordPress experts talk about 1) WordPress for Business Websites, 2) the latest version of WordPress (3.0), and 3) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for WordPress. It’s an evening event at Bellevue College, with plenty of time for Q & A and networking.

Anyone who wants to learn WordPress, or learn more about WordPress – definitely check it out!

I will be doing the WordPress Search Engine Optimization presentation. You’ll get all you need to take your WordPress website from the basic default level of search optimization to a truly optimized level using the “All in One SEO Pack” plugin for WordPress. The SEO techniques I’ll talk about work on any website. I’ll just be showing you how to apply them quickly and easily to your WordPress site.

To sign up now, visit the Seattle WordPress seminar website.

The event is called “Explode the WordPress Learning Curve: An Evening with the Experts”. Here are the highlights of this awesome WordPress seminar:

After An Evening with WordPress Experts, you’ll understand:

  • why so may businesses are choosing WordPress for their websites and blogs
  • how to leverage the power and flexibility of a WordPress website to increase sales
  • how easy it is to make the move to WordPress
  • 5 techniques for optimizing your WordPress pages for better search engine rankings
  • the key features of 3.0, the newest version of WordPress

What’s Included in this Event:

  • 3 “mini-seminars” from WordPress experts
  • 15-minute break with time for networking as well as time before and after the event
  • Extended Q & A panel discussion with the experts: Get your questions answered
  • Opportunity to meet the experts at the conclusion of the event
  • Time to visit the presenters’ tables and exchange information
  • Copies of all presentations
  • Additional information on useful tips, plugin’s, themes and resources for WordPress users

Feel free to contact me with questions about the event. For tickets and more information, visit the Seattle WordPress seminar website.

Questions About Online Marketing, Websites, Search Engine Optimization? Ask Them Here

A few months ago, I created a post where people can ask general questions about WordPress. The response has been terrific! Since I also get questions about online marketing, website design, search engine optimization, and other things of a more general nature, I thought it would be a good idea to create a post to accommodate those, as well. So here it is!

Thanks, everyone, for your continued interest in WordPress, online marketing and Business Blogging 101 tutorials!

Optimizing Your Blog for Search and Social Media

Shawn Hessinger at PostRanger.com recently interviewed me about blogging and SEO: McBuzz talks Search Engine Optimization for your blog

PostRanger.com provides professional blogging services to market your business or organization on the World Wide Web.

Adding a blog to an existing website is still one of the best and least expensive ways to improve the overall search ranking of pages on your site! In addition to traditional search engine optimization techniques, engaging with members of a community that’s passionate about the same things you are passionate about (by commenting on blogs and sharing information and links) is another great way to improve the visibility of your site and bring new visitors. And using social media services like Twitter is another good way to connect with people and keep them interested in what you are up to.

How to See If a Page or Document Has Been Indexed by Google

There is a post on the McBuzz Communications website about how to see if a page or document on your website has been indexed by Google. It’s an intermediate (or maybe advanced) topic, but anyone interested in optimizing a WordPress website or blog for search engines may find it useful.

How to See If a Page or Document Has Been Indexed by Google

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