11,Apr - Author Cameron Davis
For new or small business owners, all too often I come across common problems with their first attempt at creating a website. After several months of wondering why their site is getting little to no traffic, I get the call for “HELP!” The truth of it is that spending a little more time (and maybe money) initially can actually save you money in the long run – and – get your online presence off to a running start. Here are a few friendly tips (and pitfalls to avoid) when creating your website.
1) Use open source software. Open source software refers to platforms (like WordPress or Magento) where the source code is free and available to the general public for use ...
09,Jan - Author Steve Peron
Finding your website traffic from Bing / Yahoo organic dropping dramatically can be alarming. What is one to do?
First Step: Don’t Panic!
There is always a logical explanation for everything – the key is knowing where to look.
Step Two: Start Looking
First thing is to determine the possible causes:
- Link Penalty
- On Page Optimization Penalty
- Untagged Paid Traffic
- Indexing Issues
I always recommend starting with “Indexing Issues” as it is the most likely problem compared to the other possibilities. We will save the other possibilities for another post.
Go to bing.com and search “site:samplewebsite.com” and take note of how many pages are in their index. If you notice a sharp drop off of the amount of pages indexed, or none at all, then you know this is your issue.
How to Check For Indexing Issues ...
12,Dec - Author Steve Peron
For whatever reason by default WordPress does not display the content description for categories. You would figure that there might be a toggle button such as “Click this to include category description on live site”, but there isn’t. As an SEO, this drives me nuts because category level pages without content have very little chance of ranking.
So What Is One To Do?
You could search the internet for various WordPress plugins that would do this, but installing unfamiliar plugins can break WordPress templates. There is a much simpler way that should work for 90% of all WordPress sites which involves one line of code.
Access your themes category template file which will be named something close to: category.php. You ...