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Google Analytics for Beginners

Google is now offering free training on the Google Analytics platform. Since there have been a lot of changes to this platform over the years, you may want to review this training even if you are not a beginner. Here is the first video. If you like what you see here - continue your free… Continue reading Google Analytics for Beginners

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Webmaster Tools

Listed below are some of my favorite tools: XML-Sitemaps Go to http://www.xml-sitemaps.com and enter the URL of your website. It will run up to 500 pages giving you an index of each web page on your site. This is useful for many reasons. You can submit it to Google when you first launch your website… Continue reading Webmaster Tools

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Properly Delete a Web Page

How to delete a web page from search engine results: Remove Google's indexed copy of your web page. If you don't want a web page crawled anymore (out-dated page, no longer needed, replaced with a CMS page, etc.) you do 2 things: Step 1: Make the page inaccessible to search engine crawls: Ensure that each… Continue reading Properly Delete a Web Page

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Add Tracking Code on your Links

In order to track how many times someone clicks on a link, you need to add some special code. But before you get started - first things first. If you haven't done so already, go set up an account on Google Analytics. Once you have verified your site you many continue. In this example I… Continue reading Add Tracking Code on your Links

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GoDaddy & WP Web Hosting

I purchased the Deluxe Plan on a Windows Server so that I can host onto this platform  as many .net websites as I want.  I'm using this server for all of my websites written in HTML, CSS, using Bootstrap, javaScript libraries, C# and ASP.net. I'm not going to install WordPress on that server. I previously… Continue reading GoDaddy & WP Web Hosting

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WordPress

WordPress 101 Most beginners don't even know this but there are actually 2 different versions of WordPress. When you first start blogging, the easiest way to get started is by simply going to WordPress.com and create a FREE account. Your URL will be something like this: whateveryouchoose.wordpress.com. Just like my URL for a free WordPress… Continue reading WordPress

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How’s it rankin’?

So you have a website. Great. You type the name of your business in Google and you find your website. Awesome. Now think about this. How many people will go to Google and type in the name of your company? Most people go to Google and type in a general term like a service or… Continue reading How’s it rankin’?

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How to add Google Analytics to WordPress

Step 1 - Sign Up For a Google Analytics Account Before you install this plugin you will need to sign up for a Google Analytics account. This is a completely free and easy process and you can do it here: http://www.google.com/analytics/ 1)If you already have a Gmail account you can use those details to sign… Continue reading How to add Google Analytics to WordPress

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301 Redirects

If you decide to DELETE a web page or RENAME the webpage, the URL that Google has in its index will change. Therefore, in order to keep your SEO rankings and avoid broken links and lost customers, you should set up 301 Redirects for these scenerios. The code "301" is interpreted as "moved permanently". Here's… Continue reading 301 Redirects