Having Your Own Website, Part 3: Using Non-Verbal Editing Tools on Your Blogs

Non-verbal editing tools above the dashboard’s copy block

The text editing tools on your word processor are the same as your website’s dashboard. Your website’s non-verbal editing tools can be just as satisfying and creative.

You have a cursor you can move with your mouse or mouse pad, or the arrow keys on your keyboard. Two sliders, on the right edge of the copy block and right edge of the page, move your copy, or the page, up and down without changing it. Buttons above the copy make or unmake highlighted words bold or italic, or start

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Hosting Your Own Website, Part 2: The Dashboard (Control Panel)

WordPress log-in page to your own website dashboard

Access to your own website dashboard (c0ntrol panel) is all you need to edit your blogs, save them in the queue, post them, or schedule them for a future day.

Your dashboard offers many functions and options, like editing text, adding art, adding (embedding) links to related Internet pages, automatically posting your blogs to Facebook and Twitter, and search engine optimization (SEO), a system for attracting Google searchers to your blog,

It lists all your past, current, and future blogs, and lets you save a work in progress. It

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On-Page Search Engine Optimization 101

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is making your page so that Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines are more likely to to pull up your particular website. There are certain techniques to use that make these web crawlers are more likely to find you. This post is about on-page SEO, which means editing your blog post as you go to improve your search results.

See the face? On-page SEO can help people see things they didn't before.

How on-page SEO can help readers find you:

One thing to keep in mind is that 80% of people won’t click

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Spam filtering tools and the funniest ever blocked spam comment

Blocked spam comment so lost in translation it’s a masterpiece.

 

My fiance Rod, who rode to work today in 8 degree wind chills, loves bad translations like this blocked spam comment

My fiance, Rod, wrote this cool blog about a printing machine at Almar Printing where he works. Evidently it was something like Finnish translated to English by Japanese speakers. Rod references a collection of essays by his favorite author, David Sedaris, called, “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” the same kind of problem found in a hotel room. This blocked spam comment was so funny I

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