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Maximizing Your Dropbox Account

Dropbox isn’t just for backups. You can use it to share files, transfer files between computers, and host website files externally.

Dropbox is an easy-to-use, cloud-based file backup and sharing system. You just need to sign up for a free online account to get started. You can also install the optional software to make managing your files much easier. Once you install the software, you will have a local Dropbox folder that behaves the same as any other folder, but it will automatically sync any files and folders inside it with your online account.

Socialize Plugin Review

Social media buttons are becoming increasingly common on websites. There are many social media button plugins out there, but the Socialize plugin is by far our favorite. While the decision ultimately comes down to personal preference, we recommend the Socialize plugin above the rest. It gives you all of the major social media buttons and gives you plenty of flexibility with customizing their appearance.

Social Media / Website Design Presentation

I will be speaking at the upcoming Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce social media event, which is being held on October 6, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, NY. My presentation is titled Website Design: Aesthetics, Usability, and SEO. The presentation is one of three taking place from 5:30-6:30pm, and a business card exchange will follow the presentations.

WordCamp Boston, July 23-24

I will be speaking at this year’s WordCamp Boston, which is being held on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 at Boston University. My presentation is titled “Improving Your WordPress Productivity” and will be given at 1:45pm on Sunday, July 24. I will be discussing the process of choosing themes and plugins and ways to save yourself time while working with WordPress. The full schedule for WordCamp Boston is now available online, and there are a lot of great speakers lined up and a variety of sessions to choose from. If you are in the Boston area and work with WordPress, I highly encourage you to attend. Tickets are only $40 and include two days of sessions, swag, and even some food.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Review

When someone visits your website, you don’t want them to leave after reading just one page. YARPP (Yet Another Related Posts Plugin) uses an ingenious algorithm to determine which posts and pages are the most relevant to the current post. By giving your visitors the opportunity to easily read related content on your website, you can increase your visitors’ time on your website, and thus improve the chances of a purchase or the visitor contacting you. With YARPP, you don’t have to figure out which posts and pages are the most relevant – you can just let the plugin do it automatically.

Furthermore, the internal links generated by YARPP help your site’s SEO. By linking your posts to related content, you’re essentially “voting” for that content, and helping those posts and pages rank for their respective keywords.