A/B testing is getting more and more popular, but typically in order to do so you had to add plugins to your site or use third party services. Now with Google Experiments, Google has integrated A/B testing right into their Analytics platform. What that means is you can easily test variations of your pages and have let Google use the data from your website to determine the winner.
You’ve been told by countless SEO guides & Webmaster Tools that if you move a URL you need to use a 301 redirect. But they usually don’t tell you what exactly it is or how to do it. This article will cover the what and how for 301 redirects on WordPress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.