Category Archives: WordPress Basics

How To Use Sidebars On Your Author Website

  As you’re setting up the layout of your author website—or working with a Web developer who’s doing it for you—you will have to decide if you want to include a sidebar. A sidebar is a secondary source of information and navigation to the left or right of a site’s main content. When used wisely,… Continue Reading

The Hidden Costs Of Building An Author Website

Your author website should be eye-catching, aesthetically pleasing, and well-designed. But when working with a Web designer to create your Internet masterpiece, it’s important to keep in mind that there are often additional costs on top of the quoted base price. Whether you’ve got endless resources or are on a budget, ask your designer what… Continue Reading

Get More Web Traffic: Integrate Pinterest Into Your Author Website

With over 70 million users, Pinterest has become one of the most powerful and engaging social networks on the Internet. At the end of 2013, it was second only to Facebook in generating referral traffic—with more potential to drive visitors to your author website than Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and even StumbleUpon. We’ve already reviewed the… Continue Reading

How To Set Up Google Authorship For Your Author Website

Update 12/22/14: Google no longer offers the Google Authorship program. However you can still improve search results by using rich snippets. Learn more here.   Hey, writers! Are you on Google+? More importantly, do you have it connected to your author website? If your answer to one or both of these questions is “no,” you… Continue Reading

Web Design Relief’s Links Roundup, January 2014

Happy New Year! In this installment of Web Design Relief Links Roundup, we’re featuring articles on the how-tos of being expert Twitter and Google+ users, automating your social media networks correctly, and creating sharable content. You’ll also find information about tools for making your writing time more productive. Whether you create (or have created) your… Continue Reading

Web Design Relief’s Links Roundup, November 2013

Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best tools possible to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for all the world to read. Here’s our latest Links Roundup with a bunch of helpful hints about social media… Continue Reading


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