Rolling into 2014 with lots of advice for web designers

by Fred Showker

Online world WEB update from DTG Magazine With traditional web sites going the way of the dinosaurs, there's lots to learn and lots to keep up with in the brave new Web 2.0 world of blogs, social media, hashtabs and the new stuff coming out every day you didn't have a clue about ! This is one of four, upcoming:
* How to Set Up a Hosted WordPress Site
* How to Use Google Trends for SEO
* #Hashtags? #WhatsTheBigDeal?
* 5 Reasons You Need A Blog
* 404 page best practices
.... and the continuing online world

#Hashtags? #WhatsTheBigDeal?

Many businesses have realized that engaging customers through social media is essential these days. Knowledge of hashtags is also essential for any social media user, especially businesses new to the social media realm.
      Many users do not understand the importance or meaning behind the hashtag, but this can be easily resolved with a brief hashtag summary.
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How to Set Up a Hosted WordPress Site

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and publishing platforms available, with more than 66 million sites around the world. But free content management and sleek templates aren't the only features WordPress offers — you can actually download software from and set up your own custom website within minutes.
      The trouble is, the idea of building a site from scratch is pretty daunting, and you may not know exactly where to start.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : - setting up your own hosted WordPress site

How to Use Google Trends for SEO

Google Trends is one of the best and most versatile tools available for SEO. It is the marketing equivalent of the Leatherman or Swiss Army knife.
      If you could only use one SEO tool to develop an Internet marketing campaign, this product would be a serious contender.

404 page best practices

The Internet is no different than anything else in life. Mistakes will always happen.
      Whether it's because someone has mistyped your URL or you forgot to change an old link, at some point, one of your prospective customers is going to land on a 404 error page.
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5 Reasons You Need A Blog

Of the billions of active Internet users today, few would have failed to observe the surge in the popularity of blogs. Where they previously served as platforms for personal journals and discussions on themed subjects, blogs have in recent years proved particularly useful for growing businesses.
      WordPress, the most widely-used blogging system to date, is an obvious choice among small to midsize businesses.

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And that wraps it for this edition of Marketing Update from DTG. And if you want to dive into the world of social media with both feet, just get started on this list.
Don't forget ... we encourage you to share your discoveries from the world of publishing, media, online and creative. Just give me a shout!

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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