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This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. CRO (conversion rate optimization) is something I’m always trying to increase for my design clients. Here’s a great post showing how a few key small changes in design can have a huge impact on CRO – in this case increasing conversions by over 35%! Now, at the beginning […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Should you disable comments on your blog? That can be a big question for some – consider whether comments provide value to your site and readers or not. Is it mostly spam? A plugin can fix that. There are measures you can take that don’t require you get […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. How to keep Google from indexing your WordPress site for search… Wait! Why would you want to do that? Isn’t the whole point to get found in search? Normally, it is. But there are some situations when you might not want your pages indexed, including sites-in-development, private sites […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. This question still comes up occasionally… if you want to display an email address on your website, can you keep it from being ‘harvested’ by spam bots? Yes, you can. The venerable Email Address Encoder plugin is perfect for this – just install it. That’s it, nothing else […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Let’s start with something a bit unpleasant… Earlier this month it was reported that WooCommerce.com has dropped its customary 50% discount for renewals of its extensions. Instead, renewing customers will now be paying full price. This is likely to be especially irritating to customers who have set up […]

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I was going through my business bookshelf last weekend and thought I would start sharing some of the best books that have helped me out  as I grow my own company… Here we go. Good Reference Books for Bloggers Whether you’re an experienced blogger or just considering adding a blog to your business site to help […]

If you’re already using Mailchimp for your email newsletter, did you know you can also use it to send subscribers your latest blog posts in their email inbox? While there are a few WordPress plugins that manage email subscriptions, I like using Mailchimp so I have all my email campaign information – and mailing lists […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Are you familiar with that never-ending struggle to find enough to blog about? I have something for you… This is a great resource post from ProBlogger on how to come up with great ideas for your blog. It’s got lots of ideas based on 10 major topics, including […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Here’s some great advice from our preferred host, WP Engine, on how to secure your WordPress site. While there’s absolutely no way to make a site 100% secure, taking as many cues as you can from this list will help dramatically reduce the risk of hacking. These are the […]