SEO and blogging

In this overview we review the topics covered by Social Speak in April, 2018.

Additional posts referenced in the video include:

Search Engine Optimization, Keyword Research, and Blogging for your Business, Video Overview of Blogging and SEO
tools for entrepreneurs blog image

As an entrepreneur, it is important to find tools to help us stay organized, creative and on top of our social media. In this video, we will go over 10 tools to help you save time, work smarter, not harder.

Interested in learning more? Take a look at the following videos:

Creating the Right Mindset as an Entrepreneur

Setting your Social Media Goals

Core Values, Why They Are Important To Your Business

mindset for entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur we wear a lot of hats, sometimes we can get lost in what we are doing or what we are supposed to be doing. In this video, we will talk about 6 Tips for Creating the Right Mindset.

  1. Make sure you are passionate about what you are doing.
  2. Everything is possible – truly believe that!
  3. Be accountable to yourself
  4. Give Back
  5. Have a positive attitude
  6. Work for it

Interested in learning more? Take a look at these videos:

Setting Your Business Up On Autopilot

Core Values, Why They Are Important To Your Business [VIDEO]

Social Media Audit

KW Research - find related keywords

In this video I take a look at how you can find related keywords on Google to boost your position in search results.

Interested in learning more? Take a look at these videos:

Social Media Audit

Finding Topics Your Tribe Will Love 

Internal and External Goals

PHP Settings for GoDaddy Wordpress
Hey there techy-friends!
This video goes through how to update your PHP settings if you are experiencing problems on your WordPress website.
 
Recently WordPress made a TON of changes due to security threats and outdated code, which in return caused theme developers to update their code. These updates caused a few issues and this video addresses one of them: old PHP versions aren’t compatible anymore with the new code.
 
In this video, you will see where in GoDaddy to update the PHP Version (for CPanel accounts). BUT, I go a step further and walk through how to update your PHP settings after you upgrade your PHP version.
 
This is helpful information if you:
  • Aren’t able to upload images, PDFs, or files to your WordPress Website
  • Are experiencing time-out issues
  • Are receiving notifications about your Memory Limits being reached.
  • If you’ve read help documents that say to adjust your php.ini files or .htaccess file to increase the file-upload-size or memory-limit.
Before you make any changes to your PHP version or settings (or before you update your wordpress/theme files) please make sure to do a backup of your site and database.

We recently created a few new WordPress websites and saw over and over that either our theme files were too big to be uploaded or the media library would display a HTTP error when we tried to upload images. It turned out that these new WordPress installs had maximum file upload settings set to 2M compared to our preference of 256M.

So what do you do?

Oftentimes articles regarding not being able to load a file or image to WordPress just straight into logging into FTP and updating the php.ini file or .htaccess file. You may see something for example like:

Try increasing the following values in php.ini, for example:

memory_limit = 64M
upload_max_filesize = 256M
post_max_size = 256M

But often this doesn’t seem to do anything. Or you try adding the additional code to your .htaccess file and your site breaks. There is an easier way!

Step 1:

When you log into your hosting account on GoDaddy, proceed to the CPanel.

Step 2:

Then scroll down to the Software section and click Select PHP version.

Step 3:

This will open a new window displaying your current PHP version (heads up, if you are experiencing theme errors after a recent WordPress and Theme update, check out the PHP settings and upgrade to 7.1+. Often old PHP versions are not compatible).

Step 4:

On the right side of the screen, you will see a link that says “Switch to PHP Options”

Step 5:

From here you can adjust the:

  • max_execution_time
  • memory_limit
  • post_max_size
  • upload_max_filesize

Click Save and TADA!

No need to log in through FTP and figure out where the php.ini or .htaccess files are. If you still are unable to upload media to your media library, there may be an issue with file permissions. Or you may want to reinstall the WordPress and Theme files just to make sure they are loaded properly.

 

Interested in learning more? Take a look at these articles:

Creating Branded Images on Canva

Why Your Social Media Channels Need Post Diversity

Knowledge is Power

 

How to update your PHP settings in GoDaddy. Step by step video and notes on increasing Max File Upload and Memory Limits in GoDaddy Hosting, Great for WordPress Media Upload Error. #wordpress #phpsettings #websitehelp #website, website errors,

As a business owner, it is important to figure out what steps go into each process, service or product you sell. When we start our business we are excited to serve our customers/clients. We sometimes max ourselves out and take on too much or can’t do everything. We forget to take vacations, spend time with family and friends, take care of US. We are working too hard and too much! Write down each step or task you do for each service or product, look at them and see which ones you can put on autopilot.

Things Each Entrepreneur should have on Autopilot:

  • Social Media Posts
  • Blog Posts
  • Newsletters
  • Chatbox on Facebook Messenger
  • Meeting Reminders
  • Invoicing
  • Leads
  • Networking Connections
  • Sales Pipeline/funnel
  • Event Registration Process

Interested in learning more? Take a look at the following videos:

Finding Related Keywords on Google

Interview with Casey Smith – Wild Liberty Design Co.

Core Values, Why They Are Important To Your Business 

 

Learn how to create branded images on Canva to help keep your brand consistent on social media.