BlogAid Podcast https://blogaid.net WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:12:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://blogaid.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-blogaid-favicon-32x32.png BlogAid Podcast https://blogaid.net 32 32 WordPress, SEO, online marketing, and blogging tips and interviews with industry professionals. MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks marketing@blogaid.net marketing@blogaid.net (MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks) 2015 MaAnna Stephenson Wordpress and Online Marketing for Non Geeks BlogAid Podcast https://blogaid.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/itunes-feed-artwork-1400.png https://blogaid.net Tips Tuesday – Disable Gutenberg, Speed Post Series and Tutorials, MediaVine https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-disable-gutenberg-speed-post-series-and-tutorials-mediavine/ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:12:30 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14594 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-disable-gutenberg-speed-post-series-and-tutorials-mediavine/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-disable-gutenberg-speed-post-series-and-tutorials-mediavine/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • Site speed post series launching this week • New Webmaster caching plugin tutorials released • The hoohaa still going on with the MediaVine plugin and loosing HTTPS secure status • A new plugin that will disable Gutenberg completely • The Gutenberg nag that will be coming in WordPress 4.9.6 • Why you need to start checking plugin update notes • Why getting in on Google Voice Search is more important than ever • Why Google is giving podcasts some extra exposure • A new test on how well longer meta descriptions are working out in Google SERPs • A GDPR tutorial on how to make your MailChimp signup forms compliant • How SiteGround is preparing for GDPR compliance • Whether your site needs a Terms and Conditions page and what should be on it • Why you need to log out when you’re not active in your WordPress site • What the death of SquirrelMail in cPanel means for us Tips this week include: • Site speed post series launching this week • New Webmaster caching plugin tutorials released • The hoohaa still going on with the MediaVine plugin and loosing HTTPS secure status Tips this week include:<br /> • Site speed post series launching this week<br /> • New Webmaster caching plugin tutorials released<br /> • The hoohaa still going on with the MediaVine plugin and loosing HTTPS secure status<br /> • A new plugin that will disable Gutenberg completely<br /> • The Gutenberg nag that will be coming in WordPress 4.9.6<br /> • Why you need to start checking plugin update notes<br /> • Why getting in on Google Voice Search is more important than ever<br /> • Why Google is giving podcasts some extra exposure<br /> • A new test on how well longer meta descriptions are working out in Google SERPs<br /> • A GDPR tutorial on how to make your MailChimp signup forms compliant<br /> • How SiteGround is preparing for GDPR compliance<br /> • Whether your site needs a Terms and Conditions page and what should be on it<br /> • Why you need to log out when you’re not active in your WordPress site<br /> • What the death of SquirrelMail in cPanel means for us MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 16:05 Tips Tuesday – Changes to GDPR, MediaVine, Cloudflare, SEO, PHP 7.2 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-changes-to-gdpr-mediavine-cloudflare-seo-php-7-2/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:12:10 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14589 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-changes-to-gdpr-mediavine-cloudflare-seo-php-7-2/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-changes-to-gdpr-mediavine-cloudflare-seo-php-7-2/feed/ 6 Tips this week include: • Why page weight is the big factor in site speed and why you need to reduce it • Update to the Cloudflare Page Rules tutorials that affected my member site access • What MediaVine ad network users need to check on their sites right now • Which hosting failed when a major ice storm hit Michigan this weekend • SiteGround removes a blocking filter for WP Rocket users • Why you need to test going up to PHP 7.2 soon • What SSL related issues a new version of cPanel is going to cause • Why to check your email list service for GDPR compliance • The new GDPR compliance tools coming in the WordPress core this month • What steps you may need to take, or not, for GDPR if you’re running ads • How to republish old blog posts so both Google and readers are happy with you • A refresher on SEO basics that 80% of my clients were missing, and I bet you are too Tips this week include: • Why page weight is the big factor in site speed and why you need to reduce it • Update to the Cloudflare Page Rules tutorials that affected my member site access • What MediaVine ad network users need to check on their site... Tips this week include:<br /> • Why page weight is the big factor in site speed and why you need to reduce it<br /> • Update to the Cloudflare Page Rules tutorials that affected my member site access<br /> • What MediaVine ad network users need to check on their sites right now<br /> • Which hosting failed when a major ice storm hit Michigan this weekend<br /> • SiteGround removes a blocking filter for WP Rocket users<br /> • Why you need to test going up to PHP 7.2 soon<br /> • What SSL related issues a new version of cPanel is going to cause<br /> • Why to check your email list service for GDPR compliance<br /> • The new GDPR compliance tools coming in the WordPress core this month<br /> • What steps you may need to take, or not, for GDPR if you’re running ads<br /> • How to republish old blog posts so both Google and readers are happy with you<br /> • A refresher on SEO basics that 80% of my clients were missing, and I bet you are too MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 14:38 Tips Tuesday – Live Site Speed Tests, Speed Workshop, Sizzling About Us Page https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-live-site-speed-tests-speed-workshop-sizzling-about-us-page/ Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:12:58 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14583 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-live-site-speed-tests-speed-workshop-sizzling-about-us-page/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-live-site-speed-tests-speed-workshop-sizzling-about-us-page/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • Ultimate speed tests on live sites have started!!!!!! • Speed Workshop for Webmaster Training Members • Are you getting all the low hanging, easy fruit to speed up your site? • Why to check your SSL certificate to ensure it is not from Symantec • The skinny on Google using Chrome data to verify your site speed • How and why speed matters to your bottom line • How to hook your visitors with a sizzling “About Us” page • What’s up with the stop word feature for permalinks in Yoast SEO • Whether issues I reported at SiteGround have been resolved • Why you should never ask your host to make changes with your site Tips this week include: • Ultimate speed tests on live sites have started!!!!!! • Speed Workshop for Webmaster Training Members • Are you getting all the low hanging, easy fruit to speed up your site? • Why to check your SSL certificate to ensure i... Tips this week include:<br /> • Ultimate speed tests on live sites have started!!!!!!<br /> • Speed Workshop for Webmaster Training Members<br /> • Are you getting all the low hanging, easy fruit to speed up your site?<br /> • Why to check your SSL certificate to ensure it is not from Symantec<br /> • The skinny on Google using Chrome data to verify your site speed<br /> • How and why speed matters to your bottom line<br /> • How to hook your visitors with a sizzling “About Us” page<br /> • What’s up with the stop word feature for permalinks in Yoast SEO<br /> • Whether issues I reported at SiteGround have been resolved<br /> • Why you should never ask your host to make changes with your site MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 12:12 Tips Tuesday – Ultimate Speed, Cloudflare DNS Resolver, WordPress 4.9.5 Release https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ultimate-speed-cloudflare-dns-resolver-wordpress-4-9-5-release/ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 05:12:56 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14579 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ultimate-speed-cloudflare-dns-resolver-wordpress-4-9-5-release/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ultimate-speed-cloudflare-dns-resolver-wordpress-4-9-5-release/feed/ 6 Tips this week include: • Ultimate speed tests have started on BlogAid and client sites this week and what I’m encountering • Update on the status of the WP Fastest Cache and WP Rocket Tutorials • Issues at SiteGround you may be encountering • What’s not in the latest WordPress 4.9.5 release that rolls out today • The big change to Caldera Forms coding that will affect all plugins • How and why you must switch to PHP 7 immediately • Getting your site ready for GDPR with a new plugin and whether to use it or not • Facebook cracks down on email list uploads and what it means for your privacy statement • Cloudflare launches a DNS Resolver that you’ll want to use • How HTTPS sites are going to be harder to snoop on soon • Google announces the shutdown of their goo.gl link shortner service • Why it’s time for an RSS revival • Which words convert the best and how to test them Tips this week include: • Ultimate speed tests have started on BlogAid and client sites this week and what I’m encountering • Update on the status of the WP Fastest Cache and WP Rocket Tutorials • Issues at SiteGround you may be encountering Tips this week include:<br /> • Ultimate speed tests have started on BlogAid and client sites this week and what I’m encountering<br /> • Update on the status of the WP Fastest Cache and WP Rocket Tutorials<br /> • Issues at SiteGround you may be encountering<br /> • What’s not in the latest WordPress 4.9.5 release that rolls out today<br /> • The big change to Caldera Forms coding that will affect all plugins<br /> • How and why you must switch to PHP 7 immediately<br /> • Getting your site ready for GDPR with a new plugin and whether to use it or not<br /> • Facebook cracks down on email list uploads and what it means for your privacy statement<br /> • Cloudflare launches a DNS Resolver that you’ll want to use<br /> • How HTTPS sites are going to be harder to snoop on soon<br /> • Google announces the shutdown of their goo.gl link shortner service<br /> • Why it’s time for an RSS revival<br /> • Which words convert the best and how to test them MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 22:01 Tips Tuesday – Yoast 7.1 Tutorials, GDPR, SSL Authentication, Site Speed https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-yoast-7-1-tutorials-gdpr-ssl-authentication-site-speed/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:12:34 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14570 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-yoast-7-1-tutorials-gdpr-ssl-authentication-site-speed/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-yoast-7-1-tutorials-gdpr-ssl-authentication-site-speed/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • New Yoast 7.1 Tutorials • Next DIY SEO live workshop on formatting for Google Snippets • Why I’m hiring a Cloudflare consultant to speed up my member sites • An update on what’s on my site audit waiting list • The Gutenberg callout that may be coming to WordPress 4.9.5 and why you don’t want to do it • A new way to keep your SSL certificate from getting spoofed • Why paying for HTTPS conversion is a good long-term investment that saves you money • Mobile-first indexing emails from Google Search Console coming out to you soon • 2 lists of the slowest and most resource intensive WordPress plugins • A call to plugin devs to stop supporting old PHP versions and what that means for you • How and why to get your site and marketing strategy ready for GDPR that hits in May Tips this week include: • New Yoast 7.1 Tutorials • Next DIY SEO live workshop on formatting for Google Snippets • Why I’m hiring a Cloudflare consultant to speed up my member sites • An update on what’s on my site audit waiting list Tips this week include:<br /> • New Yoast 7.1 Tutorials<br /> • Next DIY SEO live workshop on formatting for Google Snippets<br /> • Why I’m hiring a Cloudflare consultant to speed up my member sites<br /> • An update on what’s on my site audit waiting list<br /> • The Gutenberg callout that may be coming to WordPress 4.9.5 and why you don’t want to do it<br /> • A new way to keep your SSL certificate from getting spoofed<br /> • Why paying for HTTPS conversion is a good long-term investment that saves you money<br /> • Mobile-first indexing emails from Google Search Console coming out to you soon<br /> • 2 lists of the slowest and most resource intensive WordPress plugins<br /> • A call to plugin devs to stop supporting old PHP versions and what that means for you<br /> • How and why to get your site and marketing strategy ready for GDPR that hits in May MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:04 Tips Tuesday – Speed Tutorials, Google Image Search Changes, Free Stock Art https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-speed-tutorials-google-image-search-changes-free-stock-art/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:12:33 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14557 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-speed-tutorials-google-image-search-changes-free-stock-art/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-speed-tutorials-google-image-search-changes-free-stock-art/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • New WebPage Test and GTMetrix speed tutorials • What went haywire with my live site speed tests on BlogAid • Speed tweaks coming to client sites • Status update on the waiting list for site audits and HTTPS conversion • Whether or not it’s safe to update Yoast SEO yet • The new wildcard certificate from Let’s Encrypt and if you can use it or not • Changes to how SiteGround auto updates your site • Best practices for pagination and SEO that will affect everyone who promotes their categories • What we should do with our old XML sitemaps on our non-canonical • Huge changes to Google image search that will bring you more site traffic • A great place to get free stock art • WordPress celebrates hitting another milestone • Great news from Cloudflare that will speed up your site delivery • 7 important design trends for sites in 2018 that is a must-read for all designers Tips this week include: • New WebPage Test and GTMetrix speed tutorials • What went haywire with my live site speed tests on BlogAid • Speed tweaks coming to client sites • Status update on the waiting list for site audits and HTTPS conversion Tips this week include:<br /> • New WebPage Test and GTMetrix speed tutorials<br /> • What went haywire with my live site speed tests on BlogAid<br /> • Speed tweaks coming to client sites<br /> • Status update on the waiting list for site audits and HTTPS conversion<br /> • Whether or not it’s safe to update Yoast SEO yet<br /> • The new wildcard certificate from Let’s Encrypt and if you can use it or not<br /> • Changes to how SiteGround auto updates your site<br /> • Best practices for pagination and SEO that will affect everyone who promotes their categories<br /> • What we should do with our old XML sitemaps on our non-canonical<br /> • Huge changes to Google image search that will bring you more site traffic<br /> • A great place to get free stock art<br /> • WordPress celebrates hitting another milestone<br /> • Great news from Cloudflare that will speed up your site delivery<br /> • 7 important design trends for sites in 2018 that is a must-read for all designers MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 14:56 Tips Tuesday – Site Speed, Genesis 2.6, Yoast SEO 7.0.3 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-genesis-2-6-yoast-seo-7-0-3/ Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:12:23 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14540 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-genesis-2-6-yoast-seo-7-0-3/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-genesis-2-6-yoast-seo-7-0-3/feed/ 4 Tips this week include: • Why you need to get your site audit request in right away • Why my contact form got knocked stupid for a few days • Clarifying more advanced settings at Cloudflare for increased security and speed • What’s in the newest Webmaster tutorials • Update to the WP Fastest Cache tutorial • The next DIY SEO Workshop on Categories and Tags • Why you need to hold off on using AMP • Whether it’s safe to update to Genesis 2.6 • Whether it’s safe to update the Yoast SEO plugin Tips this week include: • Why you need to get your site audit request in right away • Why my contact form got knocked stupid for a few days • Clarifying more advanced settings at Cloudflare for increased security and speed Tips this week include:<br /> • Why you need to get your site audit request in right away<br /> • Why my contact form got knocked stupid for a few days<br /> • Clarifying more advanced settings at Cloudflare for increased security and speed<br /> • What’s in the newest Webmaster tutorials<br /> • Update to the WP Fastest Cache tutorial<br /> • The next DIY SEO Workshop on Categories and Tags<br /> • Why you need to hold off on using AMP<br /> • Whether it’s safe to update to Genesis 2.6<br /> • Whether it’s safe to update the Yoast SEO plugin MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 7:42 Tips Tuesday – Free Images, Speed Tests, Huge DDoS Attack https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-free-images-speed-tests-huge-ddos-attack/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 06:12:51 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14535 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-free-images-speed-tests-huge-ddos-attack/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-free-images-speed-tests-huge-ddos-attack/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • Caching and Cloudflare • New WebPage Test tutorials • Mobile Speed Test tutorials • Blog Post SEO Workshop this week • What’s next for Rand Fishkin since he left Moz • Why I’m excited about Google’s new Multi-Intent Featured Snippet test • Whether you should be worried about Chrome filtering ads now • Two-Factor authentication coming to WordPress without a plugin • The huge DDoS attack last week that has all server farms quaking in their shoes and how to protect your site • What’s in the new Gutenberg Plugin Compatibility Chart • A super tutorial for styling themes for Gutenberg • A great place to get free images for your blog and more • A fun way to put motion into your still images Tips this week include: • Caching and Cloudflare • New WebPage Test tutorials • Mobile Speed Test tutorials • Blog Post SEO Workshop this week • What’s next for Rand Fishkin since he left Moz • Why I’m excited about Google’s new Multi-Intent Feat... Tips this week include:<br /> • Caching and Cloudflare<br /> • New WebPage Test tutorials<br /> • Mobile Speed Test tutorials<br /> • Blog Post SEO Workshop this week<br /> • What’s next for Rand Fishkin since he left Moz<br /> • Why I’m excited about Google’s new Multi-Intent Featured Snippet test<br /> • Whether you should be worried about Chrome filtering ads now<br /> • Two-Factor authentication coming to WordPress without a plugin<br /> • The huge DDoS attack last week that has all server farms quaking in their shoes and how to protect your site<br /> • What’s in the new Gutenberg Plugin Compatibility Chart<br /> • A super tutorial for styling themes for Gutenberg<br /> • A great place to get free images for your blog and more<br /> • A fun way to put motion into your still images MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:36 Tips Tuesday – Faster Sites, Yoast 7.0, Genesis 2.6 Beta, 404 Crawls https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-faster-sites-yoast-7-0-genesis-2-6-beta-404-crawls/ Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:12:34 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14531 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-faster-sites-yoast-7-0-genesis-2-6-beta-404-crawls/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-faster-sites-yoast-7-0-genesis-2-6-beta-404-crawls/feed/ 5 Tips this week include: • Deep dive into browser caching and HTTPS • Live Webmaster Level 6 chat today • How to get the bloat out of your site for better speed • Why we may be seeing updates to our favorite caching plugins • Why we’re doing a bonus workshop on images for the DIY SEO course and the full schedule for March on SEO for blog posts is up • Big changes for the Yoast SEO plugin coming in version 7.0 • Whether or not 404s blow your Googlebot crawl budget • Why you must keep your plugins updated and the big plugins with current security issues • What’s in the new premium version of WP-Optimize • Why WordPress plans to add core support for GDPR compliance • The new Genesis 2.6 Beta is ready for testing • Why more plugins are adding a Lazy Load feature for images • Why more online services are adding 2-step authentication by default and what that means for webmasters and site managers • Why you don’t want to pay for the new SiteGround backup services Tips this week include: • Deep dive into browser caching and HTTPS • Live Webmaster Level 6 chat today • How to get the bloat out of your site for better speed • Why we may be seeing updates to our favorite caching plugins Tips this week include:<br /> • Deep dive into browser caching and HTTPS<br /> • Live Webmaster Level 6 chat today<br /> • How to get the bloat out of your site for better speed<br /> • Why we may be seeing updates to our favorite caching plugins<br /> • Why we’re doing a bonus workshop on images for the DIY SEO course and the full schedule for March on SEO for blog posts is up<br /> • Big changes for the Yoast SEO plugin coming in version 7.0<br /> • Whether or not 404s blow your Googlebot crawl budget<br /> • Why you must keep your plugins updated and the big plugins with current security issues<br /> • What’s in the new premium version of WP-Optimize<br /> • Why WordPress plans to add core support for GDPR compliance<br /> • The new Genesis 2.6 Beta is ready for testing<br /> • Why more plugins are adding a Lazy Load feature for images<br /> • Why more online services are adding 2-step authentication by default and what that means for webmasters and site managers<br /> • Why you don’t want to pay for the new SiteGround backup services MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:32 Tips Tuesday – DIY SEO, Hosting Tests, Speed Tests, Get a WAF https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-hosting-tests-speed-tests-get-a-waf/ Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:12:11 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14526 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-hosting-tests-speed-tests-get-a-waf/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-hosting-tests-speed-tests-get-a-waf/feed/ 6 Tips this week include: • The speed tests are complete • Reminder: the next DIY SEO live workshop is this Thursday • A reminder to manually update to WordPress 4.9.4 • The best order to do your site updates and why • WordPress.com has a new President and what that means for Automattic’s future • Why you don’t need to worry about Gutenberg • What’s in the 2018 hosting benchmark’s just released • How the huge drop in the Google crawl budget will affect you • Predictions from Cloudflare about what’s in store for sites in 2018 • Why you must get a Web Application Firewall now Tips this week include: • The speed tests are complete • Reminder: the next DIY SEO live workshop is this Thursday • A reminder to manually update to WordPress 4.9.4 • The best order to do your site updates and why • WordPress. Tips this week include:<br /> • The speed tests are complete<br /> • Reminder: the next DIY SEO live workshop is this Thursday<br /> • A reminder to manually update to WordPress 4.9.4<br /> • The best order to do your site updates and why<br /> • WordPress.com has a new President and what that means for Automattic’s future<br /> • Why you don’t need to worry about Gutenberg<br /> • What’s in the 2018 hosting benchmark’s just released<br /> • How the huge drop in the Google crawl budget will affect you<br /> • Predictions from Cloudflare about what’s in store for sites in 2018<br /> • Why you must get a Web Application Firewall now MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 16:10 Tips Tuesday – HTTPS, Speed, SEO, Make More Money https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-https-speed-seo-make-more-money/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:12:30 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14518 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-https-speed-seo-make-more-money/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-https-speed-seo-make-more-money/feed/ 4 Tips this week are all about the 4 super important things on our radar right now, and they are: • HTTPS • Site speed • SEO • Making more money Tips this week are all about the 4 super important things on our radar right now, and they are: • HTTPS • Site speed • SEO • Making more money Tips this week are all about the 4 super important things on our radar right now, and they are:<br /> • HTTPS<br /> • Site speed<br /> • SEO<br /> • Making more money MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:28 Tips Tuesday – Lazy Load Images, SEO Audit, iThemes, WordPress 4.9.3 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-lazy-load-images-seo-audit-ithemes-wordpress-4-9-3/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:12:50 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14484 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-lazy-load-images-seo-audit-ithemes-wordpress-4-9-3/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-lazy-load-images-seo-audit-ithemes-wordpress-4-9-3/feed/ 3 Tips this week include: • What I’m finding in my caching and speed tests • Why where you host matters so much • Are you chasing scores or speed? • Why Google PageSpeed Insights is a worthless tester • A super easy tool to list out all of your blog posts in a spreadsheet • What’s in the recent WordPress 4.9.3 release • UpdraftPlus acquires a new site manager plugin • LiquidWeb purchases iThemes • Major changes in Contact Form 7 and why I may not be recommending it much longer • A super JotForm tutorial • Why ranking in Google is all about user intent now • A new image lazy load feature coming to Chrome • What’s at the very top of the latest Google Webmaster Report • What the new SEO audit extension in Chrome can and can’t do Tips this week include: • What I’m finding in my caching and speed tests • Why where you host matters so much • Are you chasing scores or speed? • Why Google PageSpeed Insights is a worthless tester • A super easy tool to list out all of your blog... Tips this week include:<br /> • What I’m finding in my caching and speed tests<br /> • Why where you host matters so much<br /> • Are you chasing scores or speed?<br /> • Why Google PageSpeed Insights is a worthless tester<br /> • A super easy tool to list out all of your blog posts in a spreadsheet<br /> • What’s in the recent WordPress 4.9.3 release<br /> • UpdraftPlus acquires a new site manager plugin<br /> • LiquidWeb purchases iThemes<br /> • Major changes in Contact Form 7 and why I may not be recommending it much longer<br /> • A super JotForm tutorial<br /> • Why ranking in Google is all about user intent now<br /> • A new image lazy load feature coming to Chrome<br /> • What’s at the very top of the latest Google Webmaster Report<br /> • What the new SEO audit extension in Chrome can and can’t do MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:32 Tips Tuesday – IP Firewalls, Caching Tests, Videos from Images https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ip-firewalls-caching-tests-videos-from-images/ Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:12:08 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14468 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ip-firewalls-caching-tests-videos-from-images/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ip-firewalls-caching-tests-videos-from-images/feed/ 11 Tips this week include: • New head-to-head caching tests underway • Why your host type and traffic matter to vet the info you read about caching • What’s new in our DIY SEO content audit side challenge • The date for the next DIY SEO Workshop on global site and page SEO • How to track outbound link clicks in Google Analytics • Why you need to fully disable XML-RPC to prevent a DDoS attack • Why I issued an update tutorial to Cloudflare’s IP Firewall settings • Why designers must learn how to properly secure a site • An insightful recap of the major Google announcements from 2017 • How to easily create marketing videos from still images • 5 fun things you didn’t know you could do with FooGallery • 6 reasons why you should be using SVG images • Happy 15th birthday to WordPress Tips this week include: • New head-to-head caching tests underway • Why your host type and traffic matter to vet the info you read about caching • What’s new in our DIY SEO content audit side challenge Tips this week include:<br /> • New head-to-head caching tests underway<br /> • Why your host type and traffic matter to vet the info you read about caching<br /> • What’s new in our DIY SEO content audit side challenge<br /> • The date for the next DIY SEO Workshop on global site and page SEO<br /> • How to track outbound link clicks in Google Analytics<br /> • Why you need to fully disable XML-RPC to prevent a DDoS attack<br /> • Why I issued an update tutorial to Cloudflare’s IP Firewall settings<br /> • Why designers must learn how to properly secure a site<br /> • An insightful recap of the major Google announcements from 2017<br /> • How to easily create marketing videos from still images<br /> • 5 fun things you didn’t know you could do with FooGallery<br /> • 6 reasons why you should be using SVG images<br /> • Happy 15th birthday to WordPress MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 11:01 Tips Tuesday – SEO Interview, WP Rocket Tests, Voice Search https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-interview-wp-rocket-tests-voice-search/ Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:12:03 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14461 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-interview-wp-rocket-tests-voice-search/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-interview-wp-rocket-tests-voice-search/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • Join me for a live interview with SEO consultant Brian Weiss this Wednesday • DIY SEO Workshop on Rising Ranking Factors and live speed test tonight • How SEO saved the day when a company had their marketing budget slashed • WP Rocket Tests are complete and what’s next • Why you need to vet what you read about speed • Google’s new deadline for when speed will become a mobile ranking factor • What is UX and why bother with it • Study finds 80% of Voice Search comes from Answer Box Snippets and how you can get in on it • When virtual reality will hit WordPress sites • The importance of goal setting for bloggers Tips this week include: • Join me for a live interview with SEO consultant Brian Weiss this Wednesday • DIY SEO Workshop on Rising Ranking Factors and live speed test tonight • How SEO saved the day when a company had their marketing budget slashed... Tips this week include:<br /> • Join me for a live interview with SEO consultant Brian Weiss this Wednesday<br /> • DIY SEO Workshop on Rising Ranking Factors and live speed test tonight<br /> • How SEO saved the day when a company had their marketing budget slashed<br /> • WP Rocket Tests are complete and what’s next<br /> • Why you need to vet what you read about speed<br /> • Google’s new deadline for when speed will become a mobile ranking factor<br /> • What is UX and why bother with it<br /> • Study finds 80% of Voice Search comes from Answer Box Snippets and how you can get in on it<br /> • When virtual reality will hit WordPress sites<br /> • The importance of goal setting for bloggers MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 13:22 Tips Tuesday – SEO Interview, wpDiscuz Tutorial, Image Optimization Test https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-interview-wpdiscuz-tutorial-image-optimization-test/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:12:44 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14452 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-interview-wpdiscuz-tutorial-image-optimization-test/#respond https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-interview-wpdiscuz-tutorial-image-optimization-test/feed/ 0 Tips this week include: • Live interview with SEO consultant Brian Weiss • Updates to the first DIY SEO Workshop and Bonus Session • How to Test Image Optimization for Faster Page Load Speed • wpDiscuz Tutorial releasing later this week • WP Rocket Tests Underway • Who needs to jump on the release of Gutenberg 2.0 • What Google confirming it uses your XML sitemap for • Mastering the Changing Digital Marketing Landscape • Google PageSpeed Insights Finally Adds Speed Scores and why it’s worthless • An improved campaign creation workflow comes to MailChimp Tips this week include: • Live interview with SEO consultant Brian Weiss • Updates to the first DIY SEO Workshop and Bonus Session • How to Test Image Optimization for Faster Page Load Speed • wpDiscuz Tutorial releasing later this week Tips this week include:<br /> • Live interview with SEO consultant Brian Weiss<br /> • Updates to the first DIY SEO Workshop and Bonus Session<br /> • How to Test Image Optimization for Faster Page Load Speed<br /> • wpDiscuz Tutorial releasing later this week<br /> • WP Rocket Tests Underway<br /> • Who needs to jump on the release of Gutenberg 2.0<br /> • What Google confirming it uses your XML sitemap for<br /> • Mastering the Changing Digital Marketing Landscape<br /> • Google PageSpeed Insights Finally Adds Speed Scores and why it’s worthless<br /> • An improved campaign creation workflow comes to MailChimp MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 12:36 Tips Tuesday – Free Blog Images, Genesis Trends, Mobile-First Indexing https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-free-blog-images-genesis-trends-mobile-first-indexing/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:12:23 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14410 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-free-blog-images-genesis-trends-mobile-first-indexing/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-free-blog-images-genesis-trends-mobile-first-indexing/feed/ 7 Tips this week include: • Start of the DIY SEO Workshops today • How the Meltdown and Spectre Hardware Attacks Affect WordPress • 3 plugins to check for backdoor security threats • Why I’m giving FooGallery a big pat on the back • New Interface for Google Search Console • How Mobile-First indexing works and will affect your SEO • 28 places to download free blog images • Why not to steal images off Google • New Gutenberg development course and who should take it • Genesis design trends for 2018 and a must-listen podcast for all designers Tips this week include: • Start of the DIY SEO Workshops today • How the Meltdown and Spectre Hardware Attacks Affect WordPress • 3 plugins to check for backdoor security threats • Why I’m giving FooGallery a big pat on the back Tips this week include:<br /> • Start of the DIY SEO Workshops today<br /> • How the Meltdown and Spectre Hardware Attacks Affect WordPress<br /> • 3 plugins to check for backdoor security threats<br /> • Why I’m giving FooGallery a big pat on the back<br /> • New Interface for Google Search Console<br /> • How Mobile-First indexing works and will affect your SEO<br /> • 28 places to download free blog images<br /> • Why not to steal images off Google<br /> • New Gutenberg development course and who should take it<br /> • Genesis design trends for 2018 and a must-listen podcast for all designers MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 14:39 Tips Tuesday – Trends and Predictions for Site Success in 2018 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-trends-and-predictions-for-site-success-in-2018/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 06:12:31 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14399 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-trends-and-predictions-for-site-success-in-2018/#comments 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Tips this week include trends and predictions and what I believe will lead to site success for you in 2018. Tips this week include trends and predictions and what I believe will lead to site success for you in 2018. MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 20:26 Tips Tuesday – DIY SEO Challenge, Genesis Future, SSL and Cloudflare https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-challenge-genesis-future-ssl-and-cloudflare/ Tue, 26 Dec 2017 06:12:55 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14395 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-challenge-genesis-future-ssl-and-cloudflare/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-challenge-genesis-future-ssl-and-cloudflare/feed/ 6 Tips this week include: • DIY SEO Jumpstart Challenge has begun • Update on SSL certificates renewing when using Cloudflare • Social Warfare featuring shorter Pinterest image • New features in WP Rocket 2.11 • New features in Yoast SEO 6.0 • How long should your SEO meta description be for 2018 posts? • New Google rich results and new testing tool • New Google Snippets video series • A complete guide to what direct traffic is in Google Analytics • How to run a social media hashtag campaign • What’s up with Chrome banning non-compliant ads starting in March • What the cPanel Upgrade to TLS 1.2 means for your site speed and security • What every Genesis developer/designer needs to know • A new front end Gutenberg optimized theme to play with Tips this week include: • DIY SEO Jumpstart Challenge has begun • Update on SSL certificates renewing when using Cloudflare • Social Warfare featuring shorter Pinterest image • New features in WP Rocket 2.11 • New features in Yoast SEO 6.0 Tips this week include:<br /> • DIY SEO Jumpstart Challenge has begun<br /> • Update on SSL certificates renewing when using Cloudflare<br /> • Social Warfare featuring shorter Pinterest image<br /> • New features in WP Rocket 2.11<br /> • New features in Yoast SEO 6.0<br /> • How long should your SEO meta description be for 2018 posts?<br /> • New Google rich results and new testing tool<br /> • New Google Snippets video series<br /> • A complete guide to what direct traffic is in Google Analytics<br /> • How to run a social media hashtag campaign<br /> • What’s up with Chrome banning non-compliant ads starting in March<br /> • What the cPanel Upgrade to TLS 1.2 means for your site speed and security<br /> • What every Genesis developer/designer needs to know<br /> • A new front end Gutenberg optimized theme to play with MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:16 Tips Tuesday – DDoS Attack, PHP 7.2, TLS Upgrade, Storify, WP Spamshield https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ddos-attack-php-7-2-tls-upgrade-storify-wp-spamshield/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 06:12:31 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14386 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ddos-attack-php-7-2-tls-upgrade-storify-wp-spamshield/#respond https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-ddos-attack-php-7-2-tls-upgrade-storify-wp-spamshield/feed/ 0 Tips this week include: • Two new comment reply notification plugin tutorials • DIY SEO survey results livestream this week • Webmaster tutorial updates for HTTPS • How the privacy policy changes at WP.com and new GDPR regulations for the EU affect you • Why there is a bright economic future for Gutenberg devs and designers • What I think about the threat of WordPress Attrition over Gutenberg • What’s up with WP Spamshield moving to a premium plugin • Is the biggest DDoS brute force attack in history underway right now? • What you need to know about the TLS upgrade deadline coming from Google • Getting your site ready for Google’s Mobile First Indexing • What everybody needs to know about PHP 7.2 • What you need to do before Storify shuts down this spring Tips this week include: • Two new comment reply notification plugin tutorials • DIY SEO survey results livestream this week • Webmaster tutorial updates for HTTPS • How the privacy policy changes at WP. Tips this week include:<br /> • Two new comment reply notification plugin tutorials<br /> • DIY SEO survey results livestream this week<br /> • Webmaster tutorial updates for HTTPS<br /> • How the privacy policy changes at WP.com and new GDPR regulations for the EU affect you<br /> • Why there is a bright economic future for Gutenberg devs and designers<br /> • What I think about the threat of WordPress Attrition over Gutenberg<br /> • What’s up with WP Spamshield moving to a premium plugin<br /> • Is the biggest DDoS brute force attack in history underway right now?<br /> • What you need to know about the TLS upgrade deadline coming from Google<br /> • Getting your site ready for Google’s Mobile First Indexing<br /> • What everybody needs to know about PHP 7.2<br /> • What you need to do before Storify shuts down this spring MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 17:17 Tips Tuesday – Gutenberg Buzz, Mobile and Voice Search Stats, Yoast 5.9 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-buzz-mobile-and-voice-search-stats-yoast-5-9/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:12:49 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=14326 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-buzz-mobile-and-voice-search-stats-yoast-5-9/#respond https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-buzz-mobile-and-voice-search-stats-yoast-5-9/feed/ 0 Tips this week include: • SEO Workshop session outline posted • New Facebook group for DIY SEO members • New email templates for BlogAid • Special thank you to Denise Wakeman for a great visibility challenge • Just released video of Morten’s Gutenberg presentation at WordCampUS • Why Jason Pollock of CalderaForms is so excited about Gutenberg • A proposed start on a plugin compatibility check for Gutenberg • The economic impact of Gutenberg rollout on devs, designers, and users • How to avoid Gutenberg transition chaos • Why you shouldn’t wait on Gutenberg to design your next theme • Plugins are getting an active install graph in the repo • What’s in the newest 5.9 version of Yoast SEO • A glimpse at all of the Google SEO changes for November • What Sprout Social acquiring Simply Measured means for you and me • The Moz SEO reader survey results are in and they are very interesting • Stats on the rise of mobile and voice activated search Tips this week include: • SEO Workshop session outline posted • New Facebook group for DIY SEO members • New email templates for BlogAid • Special thank you to Denise Wakeman for a great visibility challenge Tips this week include:<br /> • SEO Workshop session outline posted<br /> • New Facebook group for DIY SEO members<br /> • New email templates for BlogAid<br /> • Special thank you to Denise Wakeman for a great visibility challenge<br /> • Just released video of Morten’s Gutenberg presentation at WordCampUS<br /> • Why Jason Pollock of CalderaForms is so excited about Gutenberg<br /> • A proposed start on a plugin compatibility check for Gutenberg<br /> • The economic impact of Gutenberg rollout on devs, designers, and users<br /> • How to avoid Gutenberg transition chaos<br /> • Why you shouldn’t wait on Gutenberg to design your next theme<br /> • Plugins are getting an active install graph in the repo<br /> • What’s in the newest 5.9 version of Yoast SEO<br /> • A glimpse at all of the Google SEO changes for November<br /> • What Sprout Social acquiring Simply Measured means for you and me<br /> • The Moz SEO reader survey results are in and they are very interesting<br /> • Stats on the rise of mobile and voice activated search MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 18:20