Ok, you’ve read my previous article on what keywords are and where to put them and you’ve gotten your pages all set up. And then absolutely nothing happened. Your page didn’t rise up in Google results and tons of traffic didn’t arrive. Here’s why.
GTmetrix is a fantastic online measurement tool brought to you by the wonderful folks at Gossamer Threads. They have combined the results & scores from both Google PageSpeed and YSlow to provide you a handy checklist of where your site does well and where you could improve. They also provide straightforward (mostly) recommendations on what you can do to improve.
ShareThis is a great social media sharing service that I covered in my Website Sharing on Social Media article. However, ShareThis also has a plugin for WordPress which makes it very easy to set up social sharing on your posts and pages. This tutorial will cover how to use the ShareThis Plugin.
Bing and Yahoo have a combined 28% of search engine traffic. So if you want the most website visitors, then you need to get your website submitted to them. This tutorial will cover the basics of getting your site submitted and setting up Bing webmaster tools. If you missed my previous post, I talked about Google website submission & webmaster tools setup.
Congratulations, you’ve set up your website and are now ready for visitors! But, how do you get visitors? The first step is getting setup with Google Website Submission and Google Webmaster Tools. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to get all Setup with Google.
Your blog is starting to get more visitors, a couple of your posts are ranking very well in google search results. You’ve worked on getting SEO on every post using WordPress SEO by Yoast, but now that you are getting visitors, you want to keep them. A great approach is using related posts. I’ll cover a couple of popular choices for how to keep your visitors onsite.
We’ve covered how to schedule WordPress posts in a previous tutorial, now we are going to focus on plugins to help you publicize your posts on social media networks. I’ve tested a number of plugins and reviewed my top 3 for you. This round-up of plugins is for both people who publish immediately and those who want to schedule their WordPress posts.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a video worth? A video can teach, inform, demonstrate, and help sell your products. With the popularity of large sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, adding videos to your website has become quite easy. This tutorial will provide a step-by-step guide using WordPress as an example.
People are naturally unsettled by differences and inconsistencies. When creating website content it’s important to provide a consistent and positive experience for your visitors. This sets a tone of reliability, which naturally makes visitors want to trust you. A set of website writing guidelines is an excellent tool for maintaining this consistency across your site.
Every time we start a new project there is one common question: who is the target audience? You may call them clients, customers, or users. But regardless of what we call them, we need to know something about who they are and what they want. This information decides both what is presented to them and how it is presented.