WordPress has recently released version 3.1. Here I’ll give you tips on two new features that you’ll definitely want to know about to make your blog better, plus a rundown on all the new whizbangs you’ll want to think about taking advantage of later.
Most anchor text SEO advice focuses on a link building strategy of generating more backlinks from external sites to yours. But, there are ways you can strongly improve your link love by using internal anchor text links within your site. In plain language, this means that you link from one page of your site to another, or to a specific section on one of your pages. Following are a few ways to improve your link quality and gain favor with both search engines and readers.
It is well known that you only have a few seconds to capture your website visitors. If they don’t find what they’re seeking in a hurry, they’ll click away. Well, if your site is slow to load, they’ll click away before they ever see anything on it. One of the elements that slows down page load time are the images you use to make your site or posts look good. Here’s what you need to know about working with images and how to optimize them for fast load times.
After your new WordPress site installed and your theme activated, you’ll want to immediately add these essential plugins to help protect your site from hackers and make it easy for your readers to share your posts and pages with their friends.
If your site uses images as a selling point or you want to protect certain files, such as PDFs for non-general consumption, now you have an easy way to upload them to specific folders and increase your SEO in the process.
Multitudes of websites have been down or unavailable since the summer of 2010 due to an increase in various cyber attacks against certain websites or entire host servers. Here’s a little bit of news about what’s behind all of this and ways you can protect your website from being hacked.
There is more to a successful website design than pretty graphics. The wow factor quickly wears off if the design doesn’t help capture and focus your viewer’s attention on your content and offerings. Learn what you need to know about the anatomy of a good site design and the best way to approach the design process. Here I’ll show you the why, the what, the how, and the who of it.
Recent changes by Google have made site security more important than ever. If your site has been compromised, that fact will now appear in Google’s search results. Simply put, if your site is hacked, you loose traffic and the online reputation you’ve worked so hard to build could be tarnished. Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Following are a few tips on where your site is vulnerable and how you can keep it safe.