The only thing harder than getting your WordPress Website to the first page of the Google search results is keeping it there through all of these aggressive Google updates. You’ve probably noticed that even the “white hat” SEO practices which used to get the job done are quickly becoming old hats.
But first, a WordPress theme quiz…
Author’s note: this is a low-tech quiz; answers saved in your head will suffice :-)
Are you a WordPress theme designer?
Are you a hobbyist or enthusiast?
Is your WordPress theme stylesheet a little confusing?
Do you spend too much time trying to figure out where your custom styles should be inserted?
Do you just plop styles in anywhere in the stylesheet and then wind up with conflicts that can be hard to track down?
Do you compulsively customize the heck out of stuff? (that’s me!)
Do you just like to futz around to get stuff looking right in your chosen theme?
There are keywords and keyphrases. Keyphrases are 3 words or more such as “Condos in Toronto” or “Condos For Sale”. The methodology to search engine optimization is to target “long-tail keyphrases” which are actionable, i.e. a call to action. Optimizing for words such as “Toronto Condos” may yield more traffic but the quality of said traffic may not convert into a qualified lead but rather attract buyers who are not yet ready to buy.
The best way to keep people coming back to your site is by providing them with fresh new content on a regular basis. There are a number of ways to do this, such as blogging, posting tweets, and building a forums section that will have people contributing content for you. In this list, we’ll look at some of the most popular and effective ways to get unique content that have been specially designed for WordPress, and of course we’ll take a closer look at the pros and cons for each. I may cover a few things that you think are common sense to use and implement, but trust me there are still a lot of people out there who haven’t taken advantage of them yet, and you still might get a great idea for something new.
Google Penguin rocked the SEO world, especially for WordPress site owners. Heck, a lot of us were still recovering from Panda – an update released a year before Penguin, then the mighty Penguin hit.
From the get-go, there was a lot of confusion about Penguin. This is partially due to how it was rolled out. Matt Cutts, head of Google Webspam team hinted that an “over-optimization update” may be in the pipeline. Although Penguin does target sites which are over-optimized, that’s not its primary purpose.
It’s obvious that at WPMU.org we’re WordPress crazy. We advocate the use of WordPress, and are delighted when large corporations decide to take advantage of the power and flexibility provided by WordPress.
It may seem obvious that more and more media and news corporations are starting to use WordPress as their CMS given that more and more plugins, themes and developers have started to develop on this system, but there are still many big news corporations who use other CMS or proprietary systems.
We will show you some European and Asian news corporations that are run either completely or partially on WordPress.
What would happen if for the next 30 days you were to focus all your efforts on doubling the traffic to your WordPress site? Most people have never thought about doing this, they just wish they could get more traffic and they keep searching for a magic formula.
But what I’m talking about is 100% focused effort on one goal that, as you’re about to discover, could literally change your life over the next year.
Few people take the time to browse through the featured users page on wordpress.org but every now and again I like to update myself on the latest submissions. WordPress may have started as a blogging platform but it has become so much more. There are websites in virtually every industry but tonight I thought I’d touch on seven celebrities…
1) Jay Z
There are a lot of ways that other internet users can maliciously mess with your online reputation. There are just as many techniques that you can use to repair the damage they do. But let’s put all the nasty and mean people aside for a moment and think about some of the actions we may unknowingly take ourselves that lead to us screwing up our own online presence? What are the things that we sometimes do to screw up our online presence and what can we do to avoid them?
Common Things We Do To Screw Up Our Online Presence
Design is a good idea.
Steve Jobs didn’t say that, but he could have and might have wished he did.
After he took over Apple in 1997, the company’s entire ethos could be summed up with that phrase.
While we could argue about what “good” means in terms of personal taste and aesthetics — and not everyone likes the look and feel of Apple products — what can’t be argued is that article, a.
A good idea.
One good idea.