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WordPress Roundup: creating a micro jobsite, telling your story, and keyword research

WordPress Roundup

In today’s WordPress roundup, we are looking at micro-job websites, telling your story, podcasting for everyone by Anchor, and the new Ubersuggest tool by Neil Patel.

So saddle up buckaroos, let’s get galloping into the March version of the WordPress Roundup.

How to Create a Micro-Job Website Like Fiverr with WordPress

I am still debating the validity of setting up a job site, either solo or on your website or blog. With the emergence of modern-day apps like Indeed and others along with Facebook’s new Job Market feed, I’m not sure if this is worth doing. However, if you are doing a job site for something pretty niche based, a micro job site, as WP Beginner calls it here, might be something to consider.

Regardless of your feelings on having a job website, WP Beginner walks you through how to do one. I would, however, not consider Bluehost as my first job choice.

WP Beginner shows you how to take MicrojobEngine, a theme, to set up your microsite. Essentially, MicrojobEngine is an all-in-one solution making it pretty easy to set something up quickly.

It includes extensions that allow you to handle almost any scenario needed. If you don’t have the time, ability, or chops to create a custom solution, this might be a good option.

The solution is a product of Engine Themes, a company that develops these niche based all-in-one themes. Additionally, the company has one called JobEngine, so there are two solutions.

As an owner of a local media publication, I can see this might be a nice option to jump-start a robust job or micro job website.

What are your thoughts on job sites and micro job sites?

How to tell your story on your website in 3 easy steps

I’m glad to see this article at the GoDaddy Garage by Danielle Vincent. She rightly asserts that using stories can help you stand out from the crowd.

In the clutter of products mass-generated by easy and automated replication, how can small businesses differentiate themselves from the noise? With a strong story.

There are multiple ways of telling a story, your story. Vincent gives you three very practical steps including “Talk about the people behind the business (that’s you), Focus on connecting with customers (where does your story intersect with theirs), and Include company values.”

You can easily take these three steps and spruce up your About page and also use it to create additional content.

Introducing the all-new Anchor: Podcasting for everyone.

I recently found this info in a Facebook group. Anchor has been popular for sometime for doing quick, audios that you can use to give simple advice. I can remember Chris Brogan doing the same thing with very short videos at least 7 or 8 years ago. I now everyone doesn’t have time for long videos or audios, so Anchor has really helped get everyone’s voice heard.

Now, they are making it easier to do podcasts. They launched Anchor 3.0 as they call it complete with a web dashboard along with “creation tools and analytics, expanded distribution options, and unlimited podcast hosting that’s 100% free. It’s the easiest way to make a podcast. Ever.” 

The company was able to expand because of some recent funding,

Coming off the heels of our Series A funding, Anchor 3.0 removes all of the difficulty of getting a high quality podcast made and distributed everywhere people listen to audio.

I have been contemplating a podcast for some time and the new features may be what makes it happen.

Do you have a podcast? Is Anchor something you would consider using?

Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest Planner

If you try to navigate to Ubersuggest.io, the old domain of that SEO tool, it will redirect you to the new home on Neil Patel’s website. I got an email from Product Hunt and it told me that Neil had launched to tool. Did he ever.

He didn’t just buy the tool but his team improved it making it a must use for marketers who can’t afford the higher end SEO tools for keywords. One Product Hunter said it like this,

FINALLY – a tool that shows an approximate value for search volume without having to burn a hole in your pocket every month. Despite its limitation (which is understandable because it’s a free tool), Ubersuggest is a keyword tool that cashstrapped marketers and SEO specialists can’t do without.

Chrisopher Benitez

I took it for a quick spin and was impressed with some of the results it spit out for me. Additionally, it gives you some search volume results which are, naturally, approximations.

Screenshot: The New Ubersuggest
The New Ubersuggest

What tools do you use to help gather keywords?  Have you tried the new Ubersuggest?

Wrapping it up

As we gallop into the sunset for this week, take a look at these four pieces of content. Have you thought at a jobsite using WordPress? Do you listen to podcasts or thought about creating your own podcast? How do you tell your company’s story?

Finally, do some keyword research using the new Ubersuggest. You might fall in love with keyword research again.

And, have a great weekend partners!

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Todd Jones
Along with being the resident writer for MainWP and content hacker at Copyflight, I specialize in writing about startups, entrepreneurs, social media, WordPress and inbound marketing topics.
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