Dates on posts affect SEO more than you might imagine. They can also affect CTR, or Click Through Rate. In this Blab my special guest +Mark Traphagen cleared up misinformation, and misunderstandings of good information concerning tips for taking advantage of the Google Freshness Alogrithm, along with tips on how to keep your posts relevant.
In this session we chatted a about:
SEO, including the Yoast SEO plugin update – see my quick MaAnna Minute video tour
WP Rollback plugin – See my top recommended plugins
site security with themes and plugins
what’s coming in the next WordPress update
the 3 types of SEO
why so many site owners don’t do SEO, or do it well
site elements that contribute to SEO
why green dot SEO fails – read this post for more
Discover the 3 top things that slow down site performance that you can fix right away. And, discover the top 2 ways to increase performance that are both free. Plus, learn more about the top 2 performance testers I use and how to get your own site benchmarks.
Get the scoop on a change of direction for BlogAid.
what’s coming in WordPress 4.4 and 4.5, plus the impact of Google AMP
the difference in standard WordPress themes and frameworks and child themes
why PDFs open in a new window
Huge shout out and thank you to Ms. +Ileane Smith for her invaluable help as co-host today!!
Learn about the different levels of webmaster and what folks who do maintenance and set up websites need to know.
VAs and designers – learning new skills can help separate you from the pack and get you jobs where you make more money.
Site Owners – ensure that the person who takes care of your site knows these things. Because what they don’t know can hurt you. And, discover what the median price range for site maintenance really is.
See the Blab replay of this week’s WordPress show where we discuss the hot site news and chat about our fave plugins.
And, we had two fun surprise guests as well!!
Join me on the next WordPress Wed. Blab Oct 14 at 1pm ET / 10am PT. The topic is WordPress Security and Open Q&A. We’ll discuss the recent wave of brute force attacks and how to keep your site safe.
In this fire hose Blab, Mary Iannotti shared super image optimization tips, including a list of her favorite image editors, both free and paid. And we covered ways to test your site to the load your images are putting on it too.