If You Loved Your WordPress Clients, You Would…

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If You Loved Your WordPress Clients, You Would…

…host them with WPEngine. In the last few years, we successfully migrated all of our WordPress clients to WPEngine and it’s been an amazing experience. It hasn’t been perfect, I think some growing pains caused a few issues, but I can’t think of a better move we ever made. We wanted to help clients with their marketing, not worry about ridiculous hosting issues. Nor did … Continue reading

How We Manually Migrate WordPress Installations

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You’d like to think that moving your WordPress site from one host to another is really easy, but it can truly get frustrating. We were literally helping a client last night that decided to move from one host to another and it quickly turned into a troubleshooting session. They did what folks would normally do – they zipped up the entire installation, exported the database, … Continue reading

Here’s How to Optimize Your Blog for Content Marketing

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No matter what kind of content you’re creating, your blog should be the central hub for all things content marketing. But how do you make sure that central nervous system is set up for success? Luckily, there are some simple tweaks that will amplify distribution and ensure that your followers know exactly what they’re supposed to do next. It’s safe to say today that people like … Continue reading

Add Featured Image Post Thumbnail to Your WordPress RSS Feed

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We’ve been promoting our sponsors and content recently with Taboola, a contextual promotion platform where our feed is read and the articles are aligned on other relevant publications throughout the web. We’re happy with the finite control over distribution and cost per lead through the program – plus their staff has been great. We moved to Taboola after using another service that accidentally disregarded our … Continue reading

How to Block Semalt.com from Referral Sources

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There’s nothing more annoying than data that totally messes up your analytics. I’m not sure why Google Analytics doesn’t have an automated filter to block Semalt.com, but they really do need one. Semalt even admits that their crawler bot generates a 100% bounce rate, wreaking havoc on reports in Google Analytics, StatCounter, Sitemeter, WordPress My Stats and other analytics platforms. For small sites, this crawler … Continue reading

Common Theme Development Mistakes with WordPress

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The demand for WordPress development continues to grow and almost all of our clients now have either a WordPress site or an embedded WordPress blog. It’s a solid move – not loved by everyone but there are so many themes, plugins, and a vast amount of developers that it makes sense. The ability to modify your web presence without scrapping a platform and starting over … Continue reading

Google Analytics: Don’t Record a Subdomain Click as a Bounce

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Many of our clients are Software as a Service providers and have both a website and an application site. We advise the two often be kept separate since you want the ease and flexibility of a content management system for your site, but don’t want to be restrained by version control, security and other issues with your application. However, that brings challenges when it comes … Continue reading

Jamballa: Blogger Outreach for Brands

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Blogger outreach can provide businesses with high quality reviews, product awareness and good brand perception, by being aligned with respected bloggers in your industry. Jamballa is a new service matching bloggers and brands together based on criteria they specify. This means bloggers are never hassled by products they are not interested in and businesses are only connected with bloggers who want to work with them. … Continue reading