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5 Easy SEO Improvements You Can Make Right Now And Get More Traffic From Google

SEO Tricks to make your traffic growth graph go upSEO, or search engine optimization, is the science of bringing more visitors to your website from search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Visitors coming from search engines are especially valuable because they tend to be well-informed, technologically savvy, and most importantly – ready to buy. Even better, we don’t have to pay for each additional visitor: after an initial investment in SEO, each marginal visitor is free.

SEO can be a time-consuming task, but you might be surprised by how much low hanging fruit is available. Here’s 5 SEO improvements you can make to your website right now that will bring you more traffic from search engines like Google. (more…)

How To Rename Table Prefixes For Security In WordPress

wordpress-security-shield-iconWordPress is a fantastic platform: it supports some great features, it has a very large install base, and there is a large community of developers supporting the product.

That being said, both good and evil people have access to the code-base so there are several security basics you want to follow. There are some great tips available on the WordPress Codex, here, and one of those tips is to change your MySQL Table Prefixes.
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Capturing Leads With WordPress and Contact Form 7

Capture Leads with Contact Form 7 to move your business forward

A popular way to add subscribers to your email list is to offer a whitepaper, special report, ebook, or another type of giveaway in return for the visitor’s email. This is called a Lead Capture Form, and its popular because it works extremely well.

If you’re using Contact Form 7 already, you’ll be pleased to find out that turning a normal Contact Form 7 form into a lead capture form is easy! (more…)

WordPress: How To Customize the HTML Output of WP-PageNavi

Pagination

Frequently, we use WP-PageNavi as our plugin of choice for outputting pagination links on WordPress sites.

Often, however, I want to customize its HTML output. Sometimes I need to display my items in a list, other times I just want to wrap them in some custom HTML. In both situations, I find it difficult to get the job done without a workaround.

I cooked up a quick function to customize the HTML output of WP-PageNavi, by wrapping the output in list item tags, and thought I would share it.
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SEO: How To Calculate Keyword Difficulty

Keyword Researcher In A Lab: "Stand back...I'm doing SCIENCE!"

The Big Idea: Keyword Research Tells You Volume, Keyword Difficulty Tells You Feasibility

When doing keyword research, especially in the context of finding “low competition” keywords, its important that you don’t become overly obsessed with the long tail. No matter what, if there’s no one searching for a keyword anyway you shouldn’t allocate a lot of your time pursuing that phrase. Keyword competition is about choosing amongst a list of good keywords to choose the ones which are relatively easier to rank for. But its very likely that all of the keywords you target will still be difficult.

This article will teach you how to prioritize your efforts by comparing the relative difficulty of each phrase. Our hope is that on your next SEO campaign, you’ll find at least one keyphrase which you expected to be more difficult than it actually is.

Before You Begin

If you haven’t already, put the keyword list in an Excel or Google Drive spreadsheet. You’ll want to make at least 8 columns: Keyword, Search Volume, Google:allinurl, Google:allintitle, Google:allintext, Authority Domains on Page 1, Keyword Difficulty Score, Notes. We’ll explain each of these in the article, and tell you how to fill them in.

We’ll be filling in these as we go. The “notes” field is a general purpose place for you to capture any interesting features of the results for that key phrase. For example, you might make a notation that although the domains returned for this search result are high authority, the content is several years out of date. Keyword difficulty calculation always has a large subjective component, and so its important to record not only your final score but the reasons why you came to that score.

Now that your spreadsheet is setup, you’re ready to begin. We’ll explain the method in just a few short steps below. (more…)

IK Facebook Plugin v1.0 Released

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    After recently upgrading several websites to WordPress 3.8, we began to notice and receive reports of thumbnail images disappearing on several websites. A brief investigation determined that, for some reason, images that were being output using the_...

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    Have you ever noticed that after you visit some websites their ads seem to follow you around the internet, appearing on seemingly every website you visit? Its almost like they are following you! In fact, they are following you. Although you probably ...

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    Local Search Engine Optimization, or Local SEO, is all about getting more search traffic from the people in your city. Its something which can be mastered by any business owner, but it can be overwhelming and counter-intuitive for anyone without an S...

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    SEO is primarily made up of 2 areas of practice: on-site SEO (improvements to your website) and off-site SEO (encouraging other webmasters to link to you). Either one of these topics is deep enough to spend months researching, but we know you’re b...

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    Conversion Rate Optimization is the science of converting more of your website’s visitors into customers. Converting more of your existing traffic into sales is like getting free money for your business. The easiest way to increase your website’...

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    A popular way to add subscribers to your email list is to offer a whitepaper, special report, ebook, or another type of giveaway in return for the visitor’s email. This is called a Lead Capture Form. If you’re using Contact Form 7 already, you’...

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    Frequently, we use WP-PageNavi as our plugin of choice for outputting pagination links on WordPress sites. Often, however, I want to customize its HTML output. Sometimes I need to display my items in a list, other times I just want to wrap them in s...

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    The only thing worse than being unable to crack the top 10 is getting there only to find out there’s not very much traffic to be had in the first place. So before you spend a lot of time and effort trying to rank your website for an uncharacteristi...

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    We are proud to announce that we have released our first plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory – the IK Facebook Plugin. The IK Facebook Plugin is a easy-to-use plugin that allows users to add a Facebook Feed as a Widget or via a Shortcode. It i...

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    There are many reasons for creating a Simple Facebook App. Whether you’re developing new functionality on Facebook or writing code that needs to interact with Facebook, step one is creating a simple Facebook app. Steps To Create A Simple Facebook...

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    Bootstrap, for the unfamiliar, is an HTML/CSS/Javascript template for building new websites. It includes factored versions of many common UI elements, one of which is the dropdown menu. Unfortunately, WordPress’s wp_nav_menu function does not outpu...

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We are proud to announce that we have released our first plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory – the IK Facebook Plugin.

The IK Facebook Plugin is a easy-to-use plugin that allows users to add a Facebook Feed as a Widget or via a Shortcode. It includes options to link back to a site, title the Feed, add custom CSS, and more!
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