Hello Happy Site Owners and Webmasters!
Tips this week include:
- Super Summer Sales Event is underway
- Why you need to get your site services request in now!
- What’s in the new tutorials for DIY SEO, Gutenberg, and Webmaster Training for Designers
- The ranking factors we’re discussing in our live chat today in the DIY SEO group
- What email marketing platform is best to use
- Why some of you need to jump on voice activated search right now
- Nine questions that will give you tons of social media and blog post ideas
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It’s been crazy and busy this past week! And it’s going to get even more so as the summer goes.
We’re half way through the year, so it’s time to check the goals you set for your site and business this year and adjust as needed. And I’m here to help you do just that!
Y’all know I don’t run many sales, and I usually reserve them for the winter holiday season. But that’s not always the best time for some site owners.
So, I’m running a huge summer sales event and everything I offer is included.
Get super discounts on all courses, including:
- Gutenberg Ninja
- DIY SEO
- Webmaster Training for Designers
Plus, get discounts on my site services, including:
- Site Audits
- Site Migration to better hosting
- Secure Site Setup
- Live plugin review
- Google Connections
And, I’ve even got a discount on pick my brain consults too.
I know many of you have your busy season coming up, so now is the time to ensure your site is all spiffed up and ready for it.
So, jump on over to the Summer Sales Event post and get all of the details now.
Get Your Site Services Request in Now!!
Client work is pouring in and I’m nearly fully booked through July.
Now is the time to contact me for any site service you are thinking about getting before I get booked through August.
Total Site Foundation
I’m wrapping up with 2 site audit clients this week that chose to put a whole new foundation under their sites for security and speed after what they saw in their audit.
That also included moving to a new host where we could actually do all that easily.
And I onboarded another client Sunday that will be getting the full site treatment, starting with an audit to bring his neglected site up to speed with security, move to a new host, HTTPS conversion, and more.
Total Site Revamps
Later this month I’ll be doing a consult with a long-time client to help make a plan for her total site revamp.
Not only is she ready for a site checkup, but she’s ready to replace her older theme and go fully Gutenberg with it.
And, she wants to take her business in a new direction. So, we’ll be talking about that, and how to properly handle her current content so she doesn’t lose any SEO status during this changeover to a new focus too.
DIY SEO Tutorial Updates
This past week I was digging deep into the DIY SEO course, going through every tutorial to ensure they were all up to speed with the latest changes.
Mostly, it just required a few new screenshots to cover the changes with Yoast SEO and Search Console.
But, there are definitely a few new things in Search Console that I suggested my DIY SEO members check out. They have to do with the new schema markup changes in Yoast SEO too.
I’ve got 3 vid tuts to remake, as the interface on a couple of things have changed and things look different than my tutorials, even though the function is pretty much the same.
Gutenberg Ninja Tutorial Updates
I spent part of this weekend going through the Gutenberg Ninja tutorials to ensure they were all up to date. Again, I just had to had a few new screenshots for updates to the Gutenberg plugin.
But, there are a couple of things that have changed so much in just the last month that I’ll be making a few new video tutorials too.
They are mainly around changes to columns, which definitely needed some love and attention.
The other update will be to the Groups block, as it has received some styling improvements in the latest 6.0 version of the Gutenberg plugin.
And, I’ve got all new tutorials on my list to make for the Yoast SEO how-to block and two other new blocks that just came out and I’ll tell you more about those at a later date.
Webmaster Tutorial Updates
This past week I started new speed tests for the new features at Cloudflare that are supposed to speed up our sites. They do, and I’m now testing how to best use those in combination with our local caching plugins.
I’ve been doing live streams with the results of each test in our private Facebook group, so be sure to catch up on those. And I’ll have links to all the test results in our case study section soon too.
I’ve also got new tutorials on my list for changes to our security settings, and other deep files.
I’m hoping to get all those together at one time so that you can be efficient with making all updates on your client sites at once.
So, look for a bunch more tutorials to hit all at once as soon as I can get them made, hopefully well before the month is out.
DIY SEO Live Meeting on Tuesday
I’m meeting with my DIY SEO members today to discuss the recent webinar from Yoast on SEO ranking factors.
They covered a lot of topics, but they also left out a lot. And, there are some important distinctions that need to be clarified from the generic advice they gave that will not work well for some niches, especially those that so many of my clients are in.
So that’s why we want to meet live to discuss it.
That’s all the news from around here. Let’s jump into this week’s tips.
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts in blogging groups lately where folks were asking for advice on the best email list service provider to use.
Blogging Wizard just released a post on the top nine.
Interesting to see that MailChimp wasn’t included in the list, and AWeber was.
They also talk about ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, and MailerLite, which are the 3 I see most of my clients either using or leaning toward switching to.
What do you use, and why?
Let us know in the comments, or anywhere you see this post online.
About 8 years ago we started hearing, “This will be the year for podcasts!”
Then about 5 years ago we started hearing, “This will be the year for mobile!”
Then about 3 years ago we started hearing, “This will be the year for videos!”
And since last year we’ve been hearing, “This will be the year of voice search!”
The trends have been that we start hearing what is coming about 2 years in advance of reaching the tipping point until it really is the year of that thing.
And the folks who got in early and established themselves tend to lead the pack.
I think most of y’all have the mobile thing down with your sites.
And most of you aren’t going to do podcasts.
But, I do think most of you need to be getting into video now in one way or another.
And, I think those of you doing recipes really need to get in on the voice search thing as fast as you can.
Those smart speaker, and now smart devices that are smart speakers coupled with a screen, are custom made for sitting on the kitchen countertop. And that means they are already perfect for recipe delivery.
Learn all you can about voice-activated search and anything you may need to do to make sure your content can be read out loud by one of those devices.
Start with the post I have linked for you from Convince and Convert.
Put this on your to do list today.
Do not hesitate.
Establish yourself early on this trend and watch yourself become a top player when it hits big in a year or so and becomes the norm.
Even though the title of this post from ProBlogger is the nine types of questions to ask on your Facebook page to get more comments, you should read through it to get some great ideas for your blog posts too.
And some of these questions can start on Facebook, like the first one for fill in the blank type questions.
Once you get some replies, you may see a trend, and then you can go write a blog post on that.
I got bunches of ideas for posts. And having all of that engagement on my site comments is a good thing too, not just on Facebook.
Which one was your favorite?
Let us know in the comments or wherever you see this post online.
See what I did there?
That’s a wrap for this week’s Tips Tuesday.
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