Buffer for Social Media postings

Last Updated on August 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I looked at the various alternatives for Social Media Management for WordPress sites. The WordPress plugins were either overly difficult to configure or expensive. Buffer offers a reasonably priced alternative to manage social media posting. 

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Veritas Expose – Twitter employees are looking at your private messages including those of your privates…

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Updated 2019 – Did you ever consider that Twitter might be looking at your private messages?  James O’Keefe of Project Veritas caught twitter employees candidly discussing how they can and do read your MOST PRIVATE MESSAGES.  Hundreds of employees are paid to sift through your most intimate tweets and private messages.

Project Veritas exposed Twitter employees openly talking about how they can view the most personal of private tweets.

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A Simple way to see when Google indexes your images.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

If you have an image centric site, you probably wonder “How long does it take for images to get indexed”?  It would be nice to keep tabs on how long it takes for your images to show up in the Google Image index. Here is a simple way to do that. UPDATED Aug 2019

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A great cheat sheet on image sizes for social media headers and profile pics.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

One of the keys to getting legitimate traffic to your site is to leverage social media. In other words, set up profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr etc. related to your site or to a niche within your site. If you want to do it correctly, your profiles on the various social media sites need to be relatively professional. There is a great cheat sheet posted on the Godaddy Blog that helps you figure out the correct image sizes.

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Why should you prune your WordPress categories?

Last Updated on January 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I have a site I’m trying to grow. It is this tech blog. Currently there are over 600 posts in 90 categories? I had to ask “Does it make sense to prune my WordPress Categories?” and “how many categories are too many?”

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Periscope and privacy

Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Periscope is a popular streaming feature for twitter  BUT the problem is that people viewing your stream can pinpoint your address.  Creep Factor 10 Mr. Sulu.  Also, there is a current flaw that allows the titles of streams marked as ‘private’ to be seen by the public.

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A Great SEO Checker for your sites

Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I found a good site for checking the SEO of a site. It gives a very detailed explanation of a number of factors. Click each item for a detailed explanation of the item.

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Twitshot allows you to easily post images from your blog to Twitter

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

The Problem: I needed to post images from two image centered blogger blogs that I have, blog.lbiviews.com and blog.bucksviews.com.  This blog , blog.chrismendlatech.com, is not image centered.

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Problems after uploading photos from Google Photos to Blogger.

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I’ve been resurrecting a couple of blogger blogs that I have. I had a lot of usable photos that were in Google Photos. I didn’t see any reason not to upload to blogger from my google photos.

However, when I started clicking the Facebook share button on my blog posts, I noticed that not all of the images were showing on Facebook. After a bit of research, there seemed to be a link between posting to blogger from Google Photos with an account that is linked to Google Plus.

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New rules for duplicate Twitter Posts.

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

There are a number of reasons to repost the same content to Twitter. First, you might want to span time zones.  A Tweet published at a great time for users in California will hit Europe when everyone is in the middle of their deep Rem sleep. However Twitter changed the rules prohibiting reposts.

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