traffic

Building Website Traffic

You may have the better-looking website in the world, the best service or product there is. But the chances of getting a customer without doing anything, are very slim. You need to make your website get noticed, you need to reach your targeted audience and show them.

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seo

Basic SEO Refresher

On-page SEO can have a drastic impact on how well you rank on search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing. If you think about it, you’re just telling the crawlers what your page is about, in what it focus, and who it intends to serve. And you do give this information to crawlers by using title tags, the content of a page, and image alt text. The URL is also an important factor search engines consider when they’re looking at your page.

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Better Customer Service

Usually, customer support tends to be one overlooked area of your business. You tend to forget that your customers might have any problems using your products or services, that they might have a question before they buy, and they just want to see their problem solved.

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ecommerce

Best eCommerce Practices

Unlike what many people might think or believe, it’s not easy to make your eCommerce site a success. There are many people selling all kinds of products online, from their own website or app or through networks like Etsy, Amazon, eBay, among many others. 

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security

WordPress XSS Vulnerability

For the past week, security firm Sucuri has worked with the WordPress core security team to address a cross site scripting vulnerability discovered in more than a dozen popular WordPress plugins. The vulnerability stems from the improper use of the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions. Inaccurate information within the WordPress Codex lead many developers to assume these functions would properly escape user input.

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twitter

Twitter API update

Twitter has updated their API to version 1.1.  What does this mean? Well it means that twitter apps now need authorization. Secret stuff to make them function properly.

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birthday

Happy Birthday WordPress

It all started 10 years ago today! WordPress was launched in 2003 – wow time flies.  It has grown from rather humble beginnings to become the most popular web publishing tool in the world by a very, very, very wide margin. I’ve watched it develop and grow from those early years and along the way felt inspired to contribute.

So raise a glass and join me in wishing WordPress a very happy birthday!

Read more about the WordPress journey here: http://goo.gl/6fznZD