Late Night Internet Marketing with Mark Mason -- Affiliate Marketing Tips, Online Business Advice, Email Marketing and SEO

LNIM047 – WordPress Plugins For Affiliate Marketing And Vending Machines

February 15, 2013
Late Night Internet Marketing with Mark Mason -- Affiliate Marketing Tips, Online Business Advice, Email Marketing and SEO
LNIM047 – WordPress Plugins For Affiliate Marketing And Vending Machines
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Late Night Internet Marketing with Mark Mason -- Affiliate Marketing Tips, Online Business Advice, Email Marketing and SEO
LNIM047 – WordPress Plugins For Affiliate Marketing And Vending Machines
Feb 15, 2013
Mark Mason - Entrepeneur and Online Business Coach

WordPress Plugins For Affiliate Marketing and vending machines.  In this episode I talk about what my mom has to say about vending machines and then I welcome WordPress Guru Dustin Hartzler from YourWebsiteEngineer.com the house.  Dustin talks all about his favorite must-have WordPress plugins.
This is part 1 of a 2-part interview interview with Dustin.
In this episode of the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast I talk about plugins.

* Techniques for picking the right plugin.

* Google what you are looking for ( function + WordPress plugin )
* Most links will open up in the WordPress repository
* Then here's what I check

* Does the plugin have a large banner graphic. This is a relatively new feature within the plugin directory. It helps me know whether the plugin developers took the time to design something creative
* Next I look at the LAST UPDATED field. I has to have had a revision in the last 6 months for me to consider it
* Then I look at the number of downloads. If it has a lot, 10,000 or more, it's probably legit
* Lastly, I always look to see if it contains screenshots. Lots of plugins don't so it's hard to know which ones are good by seeing what the plugin looks like installed.


* Then I will highlight the plugin name and go back into WordPress and search within WordPress. This makes it much easier to install (you don't have to download, etc.)


* Backup

* Backup Buddy ( http://ithemes.com )
* BackWP Up ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/ )
* WordPress Backup to Dropbox ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/)


* Security

* Better WP Security ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/ )
* WordFence ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordfence/ )


* Spam

* Akismet ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/ )
* Antispam Bee ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/antispam-bee/ )


* SEO

* WordPress SEO by Yoast ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ )



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Show Notes

WordPress Plugins For Affiliate Marketing and vending machines.  In this episode I talk about what my mom has to say about vending machines and then I welcome WordPress Guru Dustin Hartzler from YourWebsiteEngineer.com the house.  Dustin talks all about his favorite must-have WordPress plugins. This is part 1 of a 2-part interview interview with Dustin. […]

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