Gaining citations is a critical factor to local SEO. To help build authority, get your website listed on as many reputable directory or local citation sites like Yelp and Zagat as possible; here is a list of 50 to help save some time hunting these down. This list is only a sliver of such sites on the Web, so be sure to put in the leg work to gain additional listings. The more trustworthy citations you have pointing toward your site, the more authority you will gain. Additionally, tools like Synup, which is local-SEO focused, can help you accomplish this task in no time.
Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or with your entire extended family, there’s one thing you likely won’t forget to bring on your trip: your smartphone or tablet. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, according to the Pew Research Center, and almost half own a tablet. Right next to socks and a toothbrush, your mobile device is one of the most important and useful items you’ll bring with you.
These devices are meant to be mobile and while on the road, our mobile devices help us navigate new places, entertain us during long flights and keep us connected to back home. However, what might throw your trip into a tailspin is the amount of data these devices can consume. Streaming video, photo sharing, travel apps and Internet browsing can eat up data fast and if you don’t have the right data plan you could end up having your trip cost a lot more in overage fees.
And trends show our need for data is growing exponentially. In fact, individual data usage will increase from almost 2 GB used per month in 2014 in North America to almost 11 GB in 2019, according to Cisco’s Mobile Visual Networking Index. The last thing you want to come home to is a huge bill of data overages because you or your child used too much data. To get the most out of your smartphone and tablet without the headaches of low batteries and data charges, consider these expert travel tech tips:
Connect to Wi-Fi whenever possible
One simple proactive step can dramatically decrease your data usage: connect to Wi-Fi. While not always possible, Wi-Fi is widely available at airports, train stations, restaurants and many other public places. If you’re dealing with a delay, connect to the local Wi-Fi network and you can check email, surf the web or shop online until your heart’s content.
Download playlists and movies
Taking a long plane trip or heading out on an epic road trip? Traveling to another country? Download playlists and movies before you leave so your content is ready to go when you’re not able to be connected to a network. You’ll enjoy immediate access to what you want even in airplane mode or without network coverage.
Streaming video and music can use a ton of data so be careful what you choose to watch. T-Mobile recently launched “Binge On” which lets customers enjoy video streaming from top select partners like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, ESPN and more without using their high-speed data bucket. That means watching the game, catching up on your favorite series or movies for the kids won’t cost you any data on T-Mobile. And the best part is, it’s automatically included in qualifying plans. T-Mobile also offers a similar program for music streaming as well. Learn more at www.T-Mobile.com.
Ready devices for travel abroad
It’s important to know your plan and ready your devices for traveling to other countries. Call your carrier to make sure you’re covered and avoid outrageous international roaming fees. If you are constant international traveler, check out T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan, you get LTE data and texting at no extra charge in more than 140 countries. And, as an added bonus, T-Mobile customers traveling to Canada or Mexico, can use their phone just like the US. The company’s Simple Choice plan is one of the best in wireless for people that travel a lot.
Nothing is worse than running out of battery while traveling. Your directions, your entertainment, and some argue, your sanity, are gone! If you’re road tripping, remember to pack a car charger. If you plan to be away from a charging port, an extra battery or portable charger can be a life saver. Only have a few minutes to charge before takeoff? Charge devices faster by switching to “airplane mode” before plugging in.
Do you need upload files via your FTP to your wordpress uploads directory? Or have you moved your site to another host and need to re-link all the images from your pages and blog?
Unfortunately, you can’t just simply copy files into the Uploads folders in your WordPress directory. While the files will appear in your folder, they will not appear in your media library. WordPress doesn’t not recognize files that are not uploaded via the dashboard uploader. But don’t panic in a few steps you can get all your media files up and running.
First off you need to download and install a FTP software. I recommend using FileZilla: FileZilla is a cross-platform graphical FTP, SFTP, and FTPS file management tool for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and more. With tons of intuitive tools, FileZilla helps you quickly move files between your computer and Web server. If you plan to use FileZilla regularly, you might like the advanced features like manual configuration and speed limit monitoring. While FTP may seem outdated, it’s actually a very reliable way to transfer large files or groups of files to your Web server. And, with FileZilla, you can deploy.
Download: FileZilla Here (please note: you want to download the client version not the server)
You also need to make sure an FTP account is set up on the server. If you don’t have access to a Cpanel or hosting account call your hosting provider and they should be able to help you set one up.
Now that you have downloaded your favorite FTP software you need to connect to your server. To do this you need the following credentials below:
Once you log in drag and drop your upload folders in the wp-content >> uploads folder. Do not change the name of the folders.
- For Example: (you want to move the entire folder into the uploads directory of your word press installation)
Once you have finished with the upload you will notice the files are not showing up in your media folder. You need to relink them using the plugin: Add From Server:
The Add From Server plugin offers a simple solution to bulk uploading media to your site. The plugin lets you import media and files into the WordPress Uploads folder from any location on your server.
To use the plugin, install and activate it. Then go to either the Plugins interface and click on Add From Server > Import Files or in the admin sidebar go to Media > Add From Server.
The plugin will display folders in your WordPress directory. Choose the location of your files and check each of the files you want to upload to your media library. If you want to select all files, check the box next to “File” at the top.
Hope this helps Cheers!!!!
How to upload an image to your WordPress Media Library
This is a step by step process on how to upload an image to your WordPress media library.
Step 1: login to your WordPress dashboard via yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Step 2: Navigate to your wordpress Media library – Media >>>Add New
Step 3: Click on select files
Step 4: Navigate to the desired file.
Step 5: let upload finish.
Need to delete a WordPress Plugin? Below is a video and a step by step process on how to delete a WordPress plugin.
Step 1: Log into your wordpress back-end via yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Step 2: On the left pane navigate to plugins >>> installed plugins
Step 3: Find the plugin you want to delete. (make sure plugin is deactivated first or you wont be able to delete it.
Step 4: Click delete
Step 5: Click on yes delete all files..
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.
Below I will show you how to install a plugin on WordPress.
Step 1: Download your plugin to your PC/Mac
Step 2: Log into your WordPress site via www.mydomian.com/wp-admin
Step 3: Once in the dashboard navigate to plugins. Hover over plugins and click on Add New
Step 4: Click on upload blink.
Step 5: Click on browse button and locate the plugin file you just downloaded.
Step 6: Once you have located the file click on Install Now button.
Step 7: Activate plugin
Finally my remix of Distorted view is out. Hope you guys enjoy it….
Back once again with a remix. This time I take on DMX. This was one of my favorite projects. Loved taking DMX and giving it my own twist.