[Tech Tip] 10 Steps To Improve The Speed, Security, and Functionality Of Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

SocMedSean - Social.Media.Sean [Tech Tip] 10 Steps To Improve The Speed, Security, and Functionality Of Your WordPress Blog Before getting started, I know this is a really looooong post, and I apologize in advance. I hope this is an especially valuable post for anyone running a WordPress blog.

Top 8 SEO Plugins For WordPress Website

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WordPress is always the first choice when it comes to creating blog or website- one of the easy to use platforms. So, if you own a WordPress blog and looking for the best WordPress SEO plugin. Here is the list of best 8 SEO plugins for WordPress website.

Four SEO Tips for WordPress Websites

Idaconcpts

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system. If you work with WordPress, or you’re considering building a website on the platform, you will have probably wondered about SEO and whether there is anything specific you can do to optimize your site.

Google Analytics: Your Free Goldmine to More Leads, Sales and Human Connections

Pam Moore

What if I told you that right now at this very moment you are already you're sitting on a gold mine of free data and analytics to help you generate more brand awareness, leads and sales by connecting with your ideal customers in a human way?

Best WordPress Plugins for Business

Akamai Marketing

We just didn’t have enough time to cover some of the best WordPress Plugins for Business. I’m an unabashed WordPress advocate. WordPress is more than a blog today, its an entire website platform. Do what you want with it; WordPress can keep up with you.

WordPress Tips for Creating the Perfect Bio Page

Idaconcpts

Making the perfect bio page in WordPress is very important if you are looking to make conversions. Whilst being a simple idea, it’s not easy to implement in the standard WordPress editor, and a couple of plugins I highly recommend are great for making the job quick and easy.

9 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

Idaconcpts

WordPress is the standard content management system for millions of websites, because there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable. If you haven’t heard of WordPress before, learn about how WordPress can make your website more manageable.

25 Google Analytics Admin Settings Explained

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Google Analytics is without a doubt one of the most useful tools available to help you gain insight into your online marketing performance. So go ahead, log into your Google Analytics account and click the Admin tab at the bottom of the menu on the left. in Google Analytics.

WordPress Blog Hosting: WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?

Idaconcpts

Given that WordPress hosts 59,914,568 as of 09/25/2011 and that over 301 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each month on WordPress.com-hosted blogs (data from WordPress Stats ), it is not a surprise that many users around the world have chosen WordPress as their CMS of choice.

Google Publisher Plugin For WordPress

Small Business Mavericks

Google has developed a WordPress plugin for publishers that does two things: Allows you to add AdSense ads easily to your WordPress blogs and websites. Speculation aside, I think what Google is doing here is 1) giving a stamp of approval to WordPress sites and 2) laying the groundwork for being of more value to publishers. I think you’ll see future developments of this plugin incorporating other Google services, such as: Google Analytics.

Why you need to be using MonsterInsights for analytics

Razor Social

Are you using Google Analytics to check your content marketing efforts? Google even has a dedicated Analytics Academy to help you understand it. Previously on Razor Social, we’ve covered the most important terms and reporting in Google Analytics.

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is not only the most popular blogging platform , but is increasingly becoming a leading website content management system (CMS) as well. How did WordPress emerge as the leading blog platform? WordPress Guides and Commentary. How did WordPress win?

How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

Kikolani

As many of you know, I love writing about Google Analytics. One of the best ways to get actionable data out of your Google Analytics is to set up goals. Here are a few things you can learn from setting up comment form submissions as goals in Google Analytics.

6 Annoying Ways You’re Using WordPress

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I’ve never made any attempt to hide it, I have an ongoing love affair with WordPress. Often times, WordPress I’ve found WordPress used poorly. WordPress is being used for everything. WordPress offers a simple and clean interface to edit pages.

5 Free Alternatives To Google Analytics

Small Business Mavericks

I’m not suggesting you should give up on Google Analytics, especially now that they are in the process of rolling out Universal Analytics , but if you do decide to look around for other analytics services, here are five free alternatives to Google Analytics you might consider. Clicky – Clicky is one of the more popular Google Analytics alternatives. Mixpanel – Mixpanel offers analytics for events management. Plus, it supports WordPress.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

Akamai Marketing

Most obvious of these is Google Analytics. Another is the popular “Add This&# which also offers analytic information. Share and Enjoy: Tags: analytics , engagement 2 Comments Melanie Baker Posted February 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM Hi Tara, Thanks for the overview.

7+ WordPress Plugins For Every Website

Firebelly

WordPress is one of the best website content management systems out there – and not just for blogs. Just browsing through the WordPress Extend database, you’ll find lots and lots of plugins out there that each change the functionality of your website in their own way.

How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

I set up Feedburner, Google Analytics and the plugins that I’ve found really useful to start with: Sexy Bookmarks and TinyMCE Advanced among them. Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Social Media getting your blog started spicing out wordpressThis isn’t a trick question.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

However, if you want to set up a business site, I suggest WordPress. You can use a hosted WordPress or a WordPress installation. The next list includes sites that have the installable version of the software (like the WordPress that we will be discussing). Analytics.

Web Analytics that Stand Out from the Crowd

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Launched in August 2010 by Edo Cohen and Ran Margalist, Seevolution aims to provide single platofrm to manage your site’s real-time analytics , click maps, and eye tracking. While other web analytic shops focus on a specific feature (e.g. Web Analytics

[Answered] If Bounce Rate Isn’t Critical, What Blog Metric Matters?

SocMed Sean

Unfortunately, there’s no “chuckles per page” metric in Google Analytics, so I’ll just have to enjoy the fact that people keep sharing the infographic…a signal to me that they like it.

Google Updates Analytics Favicon

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Google Updates Analytics Favicon by Jesse on August 5, 2008 I was a little disappointed in the last favicon update that Google rolled out a few weeks back. Today I logged into Analytics and saw that Google had at least changed the favicon for Analytics. Featuring the Thesis Wufoo Skin WordPress Admin

Adobe Flash now trackable with Google Analytics

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Adobe Flash now trackable with Google Analytics by cinta5 on November 17, 2008 It was frustrating when I had used a bit of flash on a site and was unable to track its performance.

Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives

Kikolani

In this post, I’m going to share my research into popup opt-in forms: who’s using them, case studies, WordPress plugins, and the alternatives for building your mailing list. Popup Opt-In Forms for WordPress. Pippity is becoming a popular WordPress popup opt-in form plugin.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Installing WordPress. Choosing a Great WordPress Theme.

Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress

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Main | Stop tweeting about the # of followers you have » October 23, 2009 Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress WordPress was originally made as a blog publishing application but has now evolved into a huge content management system (CMS). As of September 2009, Wordpress is used by 62.8 Here are my top 5 reasons that I would recommend WordPress any day of the week: WordPress can make websites that don’t look like blogs. WordPress is really easy to use.

Premium WordPress Themes – What Do People Buy & Why

Kikolani

StudioPress is part of Copyblogger Media, creators of Scribe SEO Plugin and Premise , a landing page & membership site plugin that works with any WordPress theme or framework. Need a New WordPress Theme? Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes.

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15 Uncommon WordPress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog’s User Experience

Kikolani

Here I will showcase 15 different WordPress user experience plugins that will help you create a great user experience for your visitors. You can receive the reports for the broken links via emails or in the WordPress dashboard directly. The current WordPress pagination is pretty basic.

What to Expect When Moving WordPress to New Hosting

Kikolani

I moved my photography blog , my husband’s HDR photography blog, and several other WordPress sites that were on HostGator to GoDaddy. Probably the biggest one was the major hacks to WordPress sites that happened almost a year ago. Upgrading WordPress 2.9

Post Case Study: Triberr Visits vs. Google Analytics

Kikolani

Naturally, being the statistics geek that I am, I wondered if I could match up the stats that Triberr gives you for visits from everyone’s unique Triberr URL of your post to the number of visits you see in Google Analytics. The Problem with Google Analytics.

23 WordPress Plugins I Use: Part 5

Ari Herzog

First: The following plugins only apply for self-hosted WordPress blogs. Pre-installed with WordPress, new users need to follow directions on the Plugins page to sign up for a WordPress.com account, and copy the API code into the plugin management page. For example, writing Stephen @ Custom WordPress Plugins in the name field results in Stephen from Custom WordPress Plugins. For background, see why this plugin is essential for your WordPress blog.

WordPress Automatic Updates – Good or Bad?

The Way of the Web

Automatic updates were introduced to WordPress with the 3.7 WordPress Auto Updates: The Benefits. The first is that many, many people around the world are using outdated versions of WordPress and associated plugins which is a major security risk for them. In terms of connectivity, even if the WordPress server has issues during the upgrade process, it won’t affect your site. WordPress Auto Updates: The Problems. WordPress Auto Updates: Our Advice.

Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need

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You are here: ViperChill » SEO » Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Written by Glen, this post has 175 Comments As many of you will know, I love Wordpress. For all the great things there are to be said about Wordpress, though, out-of-the-box SEO certainly isn’t one of its strong points. By default on older versions of Wordpress, post titles would display as “Blog Name >> Post Title&#.

ElegantThemes Review – Preview 75+ Elegant Premium WordPress Themes on One Page

Kikolani

So I decided to do a review of just ElegantThemes for those who want to learn more about their premium WordPress designs. ElegantThemes offers over 75 premium WordPress theme designs in one membership. Make your WordPress website mobile-friendly with this plugin.

[ANSWERED] Why I Quit Worrying About Bounce Rates And How It Impacted My Blog Traffic

SocMed Sean

We were sharing coffee and going through Google Analytics when she literally yelled (and I mean YELLED): Holy Cr@p! You see, after taking that break for 6 months, I re-visited my analytics and noticed something interesting. I was helping people… IT’S RIGHT THERE IN THE ANALYTICS!!! Blogs Featured Social Media Tech analytics blog bounce content metrics rate social media social networking tech tips wordpress writing

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

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Whether you’re trying to grow your social media following, get more engagement or make your website more dynamic, there are plenty of WordPress social media plugins to help along the way. WordPress Plugins for Facebook. WordPress Plugins for Google+. Google for WordPress.

Install Your First WordPress Plugin

ProBlogger

WordPress is a platform that’s rather easy to use, for the most part. As Matt Hooper explained earlier today, in his post What Your Need to Know Before You Start a WordPress Blog , no web development or programming skills are required. Installing a WordPress plugin manually.

HOW TO: Move a WordPress blog from one domain to another

Josh S Peters

Shuaism is now JoshSPeters and I’m going to kick it off with a post about the 5 step process of moving your WordPress blog from one domain to another. Install WordPress on The New Domain. Install WordPress on The New Domain. The domain transfer is done!

How to Choose a Home Page Layout for Your WordPress Website

Kikolani

One of the most important elements I look for when choosing a WordPress theme for a new website, is finding a theme with the right home page layout. Visit with an analytical eye. If you’re new to WordPress, take your time and be prepared to learn.

15 Uncommon WordPress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog’s User Experience

Kikolani

Here I will showcase 15 different WordPress user experience plugins that will help you create a great user experience for your visitors. You can receive the reports for the broken links via emails or in the WordPress dashboard directly. The current WordPress pagination is pretty basic.

[ANSWERED] How Long Does It Take For My Blog Posts To Rank In Google?

SocMed Sean

Purchased bot traffic does nothing but pollute your analytics and potentially raise warning flags with the search engine algorithms that you get your content penalized and potentially your domain punished.

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Supercharge WordPress: A Little Known Way to Increase Pageviews & Conversions

Viper Chill

My analytical brain is always looking at different ways I can improve the conversions on my websites. The two most popular ones for WordPress are W3 Total Cache and WP Supercache.

19 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

ProBlogger

WordPressers are always looking for helpful plugins for their blogs, and if you’ve been following today’s posts on ProBlogger, especially Install Your First WordPress Plugin , you’re probably in the same boat. WordPress SEO : If there’s one plugin from this list that you should get, this is the one. It sets up title tags, breadcrumbs, meta robots control, XML sitemaps, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, and much more. Analytics plugins.