Using WordPress Tutorial Series

One of the many reasons to use WordPress for your website is because it makes it easy to update your site and publish fresh new content.

This page contains articles from my Using WordPress tutorial series. This series covers topics for beginners showing visual examples of how to use WordPress to manage and update the content on your website.

Making Seasonal Changes to Your WordPress Website

December 14, 2013

WordPress is truly the easiest platform for creating your business website. Not only do the themes look professional but you can also make seasonal changes or add blog posts when the writing bug hits you. Of course, you’ll want to invest in a web designer at the beginning of the design process, just so you [...]

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Four Alternatives To Google Analytics You Should Consider

July 1, 2013

When it comes to web analytics, Google is king of the hill. Its analytics platform provides a broad and deep set of features that will tell a site owner everything they could possibly want to know about their online presence. So, why would you consider an alternative? Simplicity — Google’s “everything including the kitchen sink” [...]

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Impressions from Google I/O – 2013

May 20, 2013

I was lucky enough to get a last minute ticket to Google I/O this year. Living in Silicon Valley, and having many friends there, I get to visit the Google campus quite a bit. But I still really enjoyed this event because it represented a great overall picture of what the smart folks at Google [...]

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3 More Ways to Avoid Getting Slapped by Google Updates

March 20, 2013

This is Part 3 of a series about keeping your website safe from the infamous Google updates while also serving your customers. As we’ve discussed in two other installments, many online business owners experienced the “Google slap” with the last Google Panda update. This slap, however, wiped out many websites from the search engines altogether [...]

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Is Low Quality Web Content Costing You Business?

January 7, 2013

Part 1, Quality Content Helps Keep Your Website Safe From Google Updates Part 2, Is Low Quality Web Content Costing You Business? In the first installment about the Google Panda Update, we discussed the importance of high quality content for your website. In part 2 of this series, let’s look at what to do with [...]

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Playing with the new Google Maps App for iPhone

December 12, 2012

And the post by email feature in WordPress Jetpack… I fired up the new Google Maps App on my iPhone, took a screenshot, and then emailed it to my WordPress blog. Super easy. I’m experimenting with the new Google Maps app now. They way businesses are displayed is different and interesting. I will keep you [...]

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WordPress Jetpack Forms – Don’t Forget To Set an Email Address!

December 12, 2012

I bet like me you are finding the WordPress Jetpack plugin to be full of fantastic enhancements that improve your site and save you time in set up and execution. I love the ease of the Contact Forms, but was stumped when a recently created form wasn’t being delivered as expected. Jetpack does not use [...]

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Quality Content Helps Keep Your Website Safe From Google Updates

November 26, 2012

This is Part 1 of a series about keeping your website safe from the infamous Google updates while also serving your customers. Online business owners cringe when they hear about a new Google update. Always one for secrecy, Google gives out very few clues about whose sites will be penalized and why. Some website owners [...]

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Ultimate Guides – Why They Work To Improve Traffic and Rankings

November 19, 2012

It seems like just about everyone in the content marketing and SEO realm is constantly looking for the “magic bullet” to SERPs mastery, and very few end up finding it. That’s because there really is no such magic bullet. Anyone that tells you otherwise is trying to sell you a load of something best suited [...]

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Survey Reports Small Businesses with Poor Websites May Lose Customers

October 3, 2012

1&1 Internet Inc. recently released the results of its 2011 Virtual Main Street Audit — their survey on the relationship between consumer satisfaction and small business websites. Small business owners should take note of its key findings. This study of more than 2,000 U.S. adults revealed that 35 percent of U.S. consumers have totally disengaged [...]

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