Advertorial experiences, Testing, learning curve, Portfolio

Good morning to WordPress and for admins.  Just doing some testing here in the Premium blog on features available and what is happening as a user of WordPress under this new Gutenberg style.  By the way, I would not want to blog any other place than WordPress?  So the idea of not sharing how great WP is?  Doesn’t work for me.  I have already recommended it to friends in Europe and an American artist and surfer I know over in FB.  So, what if I didn’t want my WP ads turned off?  I don’t!  Even though I bought “Premium.”

More thoughts this morning.  I did a test Advertorial post over in “Portfolio” because I am loving Gutenberg really so very much.  It’s the really lush pictures I can make so, super happy about that.

I am loving my delphiniums (in Gutenberg)!

Delphinium Blues

So, I am not sure where “Portfolio” went?  In terms of my blog, and how that will be as working with WordAds as a concept so testing all this and has the results for Jon Burke whose articles I was reading this morning.

It’s not clear about tagging vs not tagging or linking vs not linking on the WordAds concept so I can try that two different ways.  In this I am really supporting American made products in this redesign, for instance Purdy paint brushes that I love.  It had trouble on the upload for the one I got yesterday and I am about to use that one today!  So… showing that?  Was it the name I used?  Not sure.

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It was a close up of a picture I put in FB this morning.  I’m super happy with the way it looked?  So just showing you for admin style…

These photos are all mine but I’m not copyrighting them?

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Purdy is a really fab American brush company.  I have gotten their brushes all my life.  One thing I want to do with this advertorial thing is to show all the “real local people” at places like Ace that are helping me here in town.  So a huge deal for me?  Americans in American jobs.

I loved what I saw about WP up in Detroit?

I watched that.  Loved that.

Anyway not clear on the social media aspects quite yet, but looking around at how others are blogging a bit and have seen some great examples this morning.

I can’t seem to “share” my Portfolio project that I just wrote and I think I see why?  So this is for the WordPress Happiness Engineers.

My old blog Valentine Bonnaire and the children’s book I wrote were ways that I could share from WP in the PAST?

The way I am sharing to FB NOW is as myself, as adriennewilson.art – or adriennedwilson.com and that should be linked to my real FB “self” so here was a pic I just took:

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I think I made those pages in FB back in 2009 which was the year I even joined FB?  I was blogging in those years as my nom de plume and that was a book I wrote that I intend to promote here on my real WP blog as soon as I can figure out how in Woo Commerce and maybe with the business plan here in WP – hmm. Things are starting to make sense!  My Gravatar is now linked to MY REAL FB!  Hugs, and onward.

I ❤ WordPress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertorial, research, storytellers, WordAds, Demographics, continued…

So, more research yesterday for the art of Advertorial and Testimonial ads here in WP.   Gutenberg is story, and provides the vehicle for that.  A good piece on the lost art of copywriting here.

So I tried a test based on something I put through FB yesterday to see what happened after reading here in WP about the FB/WP dilemma at the WP blog.  I wanted to see if anyone clicked through from FB over to WP, they did not and I took the pix to prove that.  So I am going to try again today with that link as a cut and paste and ask European friends if they can see.

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There seems to be so much going on with the social media companies it’s hard to keep up, or keep things straight.  Anyway, I am using a new system now.

Stats on yesterday:

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Friends could see and remark when I put this photo, but it was as if the WP post was invisible to them?

So I am not really using anything but WP right now.  I’m not sure which of the social media companies can be trusted at this point, besides WordPress, given the news about FB and Twitter.

WordPress is calm, smart, and lovable.

Not sure what to say about the others…

Doing a test this morning to see if still invisible FB using a link.  This was a post on advertorial yesterday,  renewed for today:

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So this was a test to see reach on a link from last night.  I was only making reference to a story, but this is the way I would use linking in Portfolio.

Today I will write something up on that.  Yesterday I looked around at sites and will show what I mean by demographics.

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This is what I always loved as a scholarly writer – the ability to link.  In the case of Advertorial and storytelling, this is the most important function.

So seven people have come by and one clicked through.

That would be a click where advertorial could run a product.  Going to do a mockup for that and run a test through.  I will do that in FB too.

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So this is this morning, a friend has been by, but I don’t know if she clicked through.  She has read my children’s book “Heart of Clouds” and loves it.  I want to market that globally, and I plan to do that from here in WordPress.

I love WordPress, and  I never fail to promote it.  Across the globe, with other writers.

 

 

 

Advertorial test WordAds, continued…

Okay so good news on the Facebook front.  One of my friends did a “like” on the piece I FB’d and she is here in America.  I don’t think she clicked through, or I would have seen that in the stats.

Pic of that.

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So, what I put through FB was not “linked” to clickable sources.

I wish I could understand what WordAds look like on a page?

That would be useful.

Onward.

I’m not sure what Premium actually does, or the difference to Business actually does.

Researching a little this morning.

The learning curve is steep!

However, taking more pictures of today.

You can laugh now.

Okay I’m seeing this:

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I have no probs telling WordPress Admins that I can’t understand this.  Really.

Looked up this:

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Went over and checked out a few other sites to see what they look like.  I don’t want my WordAds to look like their pages do.   I used to work in advertising?  So I feel it should be integrated and seamless on the advertorial – this is difficult to explain.  Okay showing you what I read next, by searching for news on WordAds…

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This is a great article.

Okay so – not understanding what Domain Mapping is, not understanding what Premium is, not understanding if I need something like Blue Host and not understanding if I need to upgrade to Business for the SEO part.

Here is how I am feeling.

I want a really elegant site?

I’m not sure if my theme design is compatible with the WordAds concept?

For instance, if I were to blog about products they will be ones I have actually used?

This could be anything that I like or believe in.

How I am understanding the power of these ads as “translatable” across GLOBAL?

This would make branding with anything very valuable.  Very expensive for the advertiser.  They are getting “WORDS” that can go out across the world into all the different languages.

It’s amazing actually.