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WordPress Meetup

WordPress Meetup - San Juan Texa

I’m pleased to announce that with the help of the City of San Juan, the WordPress meetups will be held the first Saturday of the June (10AM-2PM) at San Juan Memorial Library. It’s free and open to the general public.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a open-source and free software you can use to make beautiful and functional Websites. Learn more, here.

What is the WordPress meetup?

The meetup brings novice to experienced WordPress users together in an informal setting to discuss all things WordPress. Sometimes, it’s held in presentation form, sometimes in WorkShop form, etc.

Who should attend?

If you want a new job skill, go. If you want to improve your confidence level with technology, go. If you’re a professional that want’s to manage your image on the internet, go. If you own a business and you know that more than 80% of your clients will go online first to research your product or service, go. If you’re the IT department of your company, go. If you want to blog like a champ, go. If you have an awesome idea for a Website and don’t know where to start, go. If you simply want to WordPress with a bunch of other WordPress’ers, go.

Inbox me if you have any questions, or email me at george@rgvwebpro.com

If you have questions, ask in the comments below!

GOOD FAITH RULES

  • WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken as an event organizer are with the best interest of the community in mind.
  • Membership in the local meetup group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria.
  • Meetups are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. In cases where a modest attendance fee might be necessary, this fee should only cover the costs of the meetup and shouldn’t be used to pay speakers or organizers.
  • Meetup groups allow events to be organized by any reliable/trusted member of the community.
  • Meetups are welcoming places where everyone works to foster an accepting environment which is free of discrimination, incitement to violence, promotion of hate, and general jerk-like behavior.

http://make.wordpress.org/community/meetups/

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Our Blog has Moved

Since the redesign and relaunch, we’ve been shuffling things around here so that our information can be presented in a way that’s easy for both humans and search engine bots to read. Also, there was the concern that hosting our blog on the URL rgvwebpro.com/wordpress might be confusing as eventually, that page will contain information on WordPress itself.

Welcome to our new blog URL, blog.rgvwebpro.com!

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A Quick Look at SEO and Back Links

We often get asked: How can you get me to the front page of Google? Well, there’s several ways. Paid (search engine marketing or SEM), free (organic) search results, back links, etc.

The paid route offers immediate turn around time. Customers that are looking for your product/service are able to find it quick as your Website is prominently displayed on the top of search results based on their keywords. The organic approach, however, is long lasting and will have an overall general benefit to your Website and your business.

Then, we usually get this response: Well, Acme Links and SEO, Inc. (fictional company) called me and said they can add ten words to my Website and give me hundreds of links each month which will get me to the front page. Our general response is: You can achieve that by blogging and partnering up with local business owners and link to each other’s Websites.

In a nutshell: You establish your expertise in your field when you blog in addition to taking control of your SEO, and, when you link to local business partners in your market and they in return link to you – you establish your Website’s authority and reputation. People can trust you because other local business owners (and members of the community) trust you.

Yes, there is some code and tech-y stuff that we do that improves a Website’s appearance in search results, but on the internet, content is king. Keep the content relevant and to-the-point, and, add a link or two when necessary. Your audience awaits.

Here’s a great video regarding backlinks and content from Google Webmasters.

If you have any questions, contact us!

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We Continuously Work on the Front Page

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Safari: Configuring Web Applications

apple-touch-iconIf you ever wanted your Website to behave like a native app on iOS, the following is a great resource.

A web application is designed to look and behave in a way similar to a native application—for example, it is scaled to fit the entire screen on iOS. You can tailor your web application for Safari on iOS even further, by making it appear like a native application when the user adds it to the Home screen. View entire documentation →

Have fun! Let us know how you made your Website look and feel like a native Web app in the comments below!

Featured Image Credit: Apple Inc.