Day 5 – Super Charge Your Posts By Setting Up Jetpack
When you set up your blog, you have chosen one of the most powerful content management system in the world – WordPress.
You can truly take your site in any direction you want and customize it to do some sensational things.
One of the first amazing things you should add to your website is Jetpack by WordPress.com!
Jetpack can do A LOT of different things for you and it’s completely free.
Simple, concise stats that show your daily visitors, where they come from, what they click on and more…
Jetpack will automatically take the published content from your website and share it instantly with third party services like search engines, increasing your reach and traffic.
Nobody likes downtime, and that’s why Jetpack Monitor is on the job, keeping tabs on your site. As soon as any downtime is detected, you will receive an email notification alerting you to the issue. That way you can act quickly, to get your site back online again!
They also let you know as soon as your site is up and running, so you can keep an eye on total downtime.
Publicize allows you to connect your blog to popular social networking sites and automatically share new posts with your friends. You can make a connection for just yourself or for all users on your blog. Publicize allows you to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Yahoo!, and Linkedin.
This publicize feature is simply amazing. Every new post I add to my website gets added to all the social networking services above for me automatically. So I don’t have to go to each of those sites separately… I just make a new post on my website, and ALL my social networks get the update!
“Related Posts” shows additional relevant links from your site under your posts. If the feature is enabled, links appear underneath your Sharing Buttons and WordPress.com Likes (if you’ve turned these on).
Here’s an example of how the related posts function looks:
Jetpack can do a lot more than these things for you, but the 5 features above are my favorites – and it’s all free!
Here’s how you can setup Jetpack on your website today:
Here’s the instructions to install Jetpack on your site now:
Login to your WordPress account
On the left side of the page, go to Plugins > Add New:
On the next page, enter “jetpack” and click to search…
Next, click “Install Now” for Jetpack by WordPress.com:
Now click “Activate Plugin”:
Now click “Connect to WordPress.com”:
This will take you to the page to link your Jetpack account with your WordPress.com account.
If you don’t already have a WordPress.com account, sign up while on this page. Then enter your WordPress.com username and password into the fields provided…
This will link your website + Jetpack + WordPress.com account together as one happy family.
Once you do this, you’ll see this message:
You’re fueled up and ready to go.
Jetpack is now active.
Now click the “settings page” link to browse the settings…
Take a look at each setting by clicking on it.
You’ll see a brief description along with instructions to activate it, or deactivate it based on your own preferences.
To view your site stats, look at the menu at the top-left of the page and click on “Site Stats”:
Now you can login anytime to see how many visitors you get each day and where they come from. Very useful info!
Play around and get to know Jetpack. It is a very important tool for your business and truly does supercharge your site!
Be sure you get Jetpack setup now because it’s the only way you’ll be able to apply the next step in this training which is one of the most effective online marketing strategies of all.