Social Media and WordPress
Leveraging social media to get people to your site is more than installing a Social Media share button. It is important to know how to generate traffic from social media and have people come back to your site. Social media and Search Engine Optimization are blending together; we will discuss what this means for your WordPress site. We will also share with you how to optimize your WordPress site so that your content gets shared more on social media and how to get your blog audience to come back. We will share with you what plugins to use for (social) commenting and how to partake or create your own blogging community with Triberr. This will be an action packed workshop for you as entrepreneur, marketer site owner, or developer that wants to learn the benefits of a social media optimized site.
Who Is This For?
- Developers that want to learn the benefits of being social media friendly
- Entrepreneurs, Marketers, Site owners that need to take their site ‘social’
- Bloggers that don’t want to miss out on building a bloggers community with Triberr
Marieke Hensel has lived and worked in Brazil, Romania, the US, and in the Netherlands –where she was born and raised. She got started in Search Engine Optimization and Marketing in 1998, and launched Branding Personality, a digital marketing agency, in 2006. She currently runs the 9-people-strong team.
Branding Personality also develops web apps and iPhone/Android apps. They have worked with WordPress since 2005. They manage social media and improve Google rankings for schools, car dealerships, restaurants and retail chains. Microsoft Xbox, Honda Cars of Corona, and Goodwill of Orange County are among their clients.
Marieke also runs Cowork+Play, a community that has supported independent and remote workers, entrepreneurs and startups since 2008. Located in downtown Fullerton, they just opened up with kids labs, including a MineCraft Lab. In addition, they host many events. Check out the links to Branding Personality: http://www.brandingpersonality.com and Cowork+Play: http://www.coworkingfullerton.com.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, this meetup is free for all to attend.
Thank you to WooThemes for stepping up as a sponsor for our group for all of 2013. We're so excited about this partnership and the benefits it will bring for our members. Please thank them on Twitter - @woothemes or like them on Facebook.
SPECIAL OFFER just for members of our meetup group! Coupon code MEETUP-SOCAL25 will get you a 25% discount off your entire order at WooThemes. Please note that each member can only use it once, so fill your cart up!
Thank you to Kleverdog Coworking for hosting us at their cozy, gorgeous space. Please thank them on Twitter - @kleverdogcowork or like them on Facebook.
WP Engine makes WordPress fast, secure, and scalable by hosting your site on our rock solid platform. They proudly host tens of thousands of the 75 million WordPress sites and apps on Earth – a number that grows every day. Please thank them on Twitter - @wpengine or like them on Facebook.
At OSTraining, they teach people who to build great websites. They focus on open software, in particular, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. The biggest thing that separates them from the other training companies is that they guarantee same-day support and usually reply within the hour, often within minutes. Their support staff are experts in their fields and prove to be a big help to students. Many of their students stick around for years simply for our support, even after they've taken all the classes. Please thank them on Twitter- @OSTraining or like them on Facebook.
Parking and Location
Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway.
Map to help you find us
http://bit.ly/qy8Xkj... kleverdog coworking is located in an alleyway between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we're on the second floor.