Hello Happy Site Owners! This is the BlogAid Podcast of Tips Tuesday for October 9th, 2012. I’ve got some real goodies for you this week including news on the beta release of WordPress 3.5, a super book on the .htaccess file, plugin updates for open graph and cookies in the U.K., plus blogging tips from one of my fave super bloggers, and some fantastic news on YouTube.
I don’t want Facebook to choose what I see in my feed. Anything less than 100% of the posts from the people and pages I choose to follow and Like amounts to censorship. I’ve had enough of Facebook games both as an owner of a personal profile and a business (fan) page. Have you? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Maybe you should.
When I read “BarCamp is a free, technology-focused ‘unconference’ that is equal parts networking, knowledge-building and fun” I immediately knew it was right up my alley. It’s like WordCamp, but in a bar with shorter presentations on more topics. It’s amazing how many super connections you can make in a relaxed atmosphere. Even more amazing […]
Hello Happy Site Owners! Tips Tuesday has become so popular that I’ve decided to make a podcast of it. This is a trial run to see if you like it. I’m hoping more folks will be able to listen on the go. I’ll be featuring a little more news in this format too. Of course, you’ll find all of the links to the tips mentioned in the show notes. Drop me a line in the comments or over on iTunes to let me know if you like having your tips delivered this way and any suggestions you have about topics you’d like to hear more about. Download or listen.
Will Google shut down Feedburner and what do I need to do now? That’s what millions of site owners have been asking since the summer of 2012. Google has been systematically shutting down every site attached to the service they paid $100 million to acquire just a few years ago. Whether they actual Feedburner kill the service any time soon is irrelevant now. Everyone who depends on RSS feeds for driving traffic and revenue has lost faith that it will be around in the future and they are jumping ship early. Most others are re-evaluating the role RSS plays, and can play, in their overall marketing efforts and looking for suitable alternatives. There is no one-size-fits all strategy for leaving Feedburner. This post will help you determine which alternative RSS feed tactic is best for your needs now and in the future. You can also download the PDF of this guide.
Hello Happy Site Owners! There are some not-to-be-missed posts in this week’s tips. Apple’s new Retina display is quickly changing the online landscape and you need to start making plans for your site now. See tips in the new Design Tips section, and in the More Tips section. Also, lots of changes to Google Analytics plugins lately to take advantage of the new API and tracking features. You’ll find them in the SEO Tips section.
WP video tutorialA few weeks ago, the Google Analyticator plugin stopped reporting stats to the WordPress Dashboard module. It’s been taken over by a new development company. If you switched to the Google Analytics plugin by Yoast and want to switch back, this video covers how to do that, plus how to install the plugin fresh if you’ve never used it before.
Hello Happy Site Owners! In this week’s post you’ll find updates from WordPress, whether it’s time to stop chasing SEO, a super post on setting up a full comment system, how to display PDFs on your site, as well as a rotating testimonial plugin, plus some great YouTube tips. Enjoy!