Hello Happy Site Owners! Got a short Tips Tuesday post for you this week, since most folks in the U.S. will be celebrating the July 4th holiday and enjoying a summer break. But, be sure you see the WordPress and the SEO Tips sections for important news.
Do you have questions about WordPress? I bet I have some answers, and I bet more folks have that same question, so it would be great if they could get the answer too. How does a Friday night group phone chat sound? I’ve been rolling this idea around for a while. Some folks just need one question answered, or would like to know what plugin to use. Can’t do in-depth tech support that requires looking at the site, but thinking it would still be worthwhile to a lot of folks. Friday is about the only consistent night I have available for it. What do you think? And what kinds of things would you want to know about? Post it in the comments.
There’s already a security update out for WordPress 3.4.1. Backup and upgrade now.
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Fortunately there aren’t a lot of plugin issues to tell you about right now. Take that as a good sign.
StatComm gives similar site data as Google Analytics. I haven’t seen anyone report running this in conjunction with Google Analytics to get a comparison of the data each shows. Would be concerned about conflicts running them simultaneously too. Let us know in the Comments if you’ve tried it and what you think.
A blog is all about content… not moving pixels is solid advice from Daniela Diamare on How to Make My Blog.
If you have not explored the new Bing WebMaster tool yet, this super duper post by Kristi Hines will help you do it easily. She’s always good to us like that! What Marketers Need to Know About the Bing in 2012.
Michael Schwartz covers the Link Building beat for Vertical Measures and he has a post suggesting There Are Only 2 Ways to Build Backlinks. If you scan the comments you’ll see problems folks encountered doing it other ways.
Lars Lofgren has an interesting post on KissMetrics about The 6 Best Growth Hacks to Get Customers Without Having to Pay for Them. It could have also been titled Online Marketing That Works.