Referrer SPAM: How to Block Analytics Spam Bots

Referrer SPAM: How to Block Analytics Spam Bots

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 …

The Best Event Themes for WordPress

Music & Technology Festival Indianapolis

We’re preparing for our second annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a Music & Technology Festival here in Indianapolis on April 26th. Last year we raised over $30,000 and we’re hoping to beat that this year. This year we decided to rebrand the event to make it easier to remember, and to put up a site that better reflected the incredible fun …

How to Let Your Pizza… er… Product Sell Itself Online

Brozinni Pizza

A good friend of mine, James, owns Brozinni Pizzeria. I’m not going to mess around – it’s honestly the best New York style pizza in Indy. James has helped us out quite a bit, bringing his amazing Indianapolis pizza truck to a fundraiser last year and catering an upcoming event this week we’re having. In return, we set out to design a site for him. …

How To Get Rid of that Pesky -2 Issue with WordPress Slugs

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I hope I’m not the only one that this bothers, but I really hate it when I add a category on a WordPress blog and the URL turns into something like /category-2/. Why Does WordPress Add the -2? Your tags, categories, pages and posts all have a slug that’s defined in a single table where you can’t have any duplicates between the three areas. What …

7 Tactics to Boost Your Content Creation

7 Key Takeaways from Our Content Creation Tactics Webinar

On Tuesday, we had a fantastic webinar with one of our partners, Wordsmith for Marketing, on 10 Content Creation Tactics for When the Well Runs Dry. ¬†While we did have fun making jokes and doing little dances behind the scenes, there were some great insights shared on the webinar. Here are 7 key takeaways from our content creation tactics webinar: 1. Set time aside for …

What are the Best Marketing Platforms?

Best

Please stop asking this. I mean it. There is no best. Period. It’s a question that I’m asked over and over again by both marketers and industry professionals alike. It’s a question that can’t possibly be answered unless there’s a full evaluation of company that is going to use the platform. As a sourcing vendor for marketing technologies, we’ve performed due diligence for investment firms, …

Roost: Add Web Push Notifications to Your Website

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There aren’t too many ways to ensure people know when you’re writing new content. Mobile SMS integration and email subscriptions are about the best way to push a message. But notification centers in desktop operating systems are becoming more popular. Roost has launched a Safari-integrated web push system that can send a notification directly to the subscriber’s desktop when you write a new post. Chrome …