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This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. (Yep, I changed this series’ name because a friend pointed out that this weekly post shows up in social media on other days than Fridays). I’ve seen WordPress sites with just a couple of plugins run like a drunk turtle on a low-quality hosting environment. I’ve also seen sites […]

Yoast SEO, my favorite SEO plugin for WordPress

WP Engine is hosting a webinar for you on Wednesday, January 18 at 1pm CDT – Advanced Tips for Using Yoast SEO. I’ve attended their webinars in the past and this should be a valuable half-hour if you’re wanting to become better at Yoast SEO. What you’ll learn: Why use Yoast SEO? Hidden features: the […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. To slide or not to slide? The poor slideshow has taken a beating from web designers in the last few years as being too big, too distracting, and a waste of space, but some of us still believe that they have their place in certain circumstances. Here’s a […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. This is always a timely topic: how to fix 10 common WordPress errors and problems, including the dreaded White Screen of Death. The first thing is to make sure you always have a fresh site and database backup stored somewhere other than your hosting account… Page speed really does matter […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. If you’re a dedicated blogger, it might be time to consider putting together a product to sell on your blog, like an ebook. Is that a daunting idea? Do you just not have the time or resources to consider it? If you think you’d like to give it a go, […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. WordPress search has room for improvement. Here’s a great post that provides examples of four powerful ways to improve WordPress search: Faceted search Using a more powerful search algorithm Upgraded search for BuddyPres or Multisite Providing a better search experience Doing your own SEO? Here’s a big comprehensive […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. If you’re new to Google Analytics and not sure how to use it or even what you should be looking for, here’s a good introduction. See 6 things that Google Analytics can tell you about your WordPress site. Self-hosted WordPress is free! That’s one reason that peaks the […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Craft beer fan, or brewing your own? Here’s a plugin for you: Beer Directory. This plugin allows you to enter details about beers, create categories and control how listings are displayed. There’s a new directory of commercial WordPress plugins in the works. While the plugin repository on wordpress.org […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. A big list of 37 essential WordPress plugins (I was surprised to find I only use about 6 of these regularly, but I have my own preferred plugins that are alternatives to most of the rest). If you’re running a WordPress membership site, here’s a scary word: taxes. This post […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Is your site’s bounce rate averaging 60% or higher? Here are 10 ways to increase pageviews and reduce bounce rates on your WordPress site. How to turn off those email notifications when WordPress auto-updates core files. Do you have tons of old content on your site? This post on […]