1. BlueHost Hosting over a million WordPress sites, BlueHost is one of the largest web hosting services online. It is one of the oldest hosts as well, having started in 1996. This web hosting service is rated #1 for small businesses. WordPress officially recommends this hosting provider to its clients. BlueHost offers free domain and site builder with templates. Its web hosting is especially useful during times of high traffic, since it never lets the site speed slow down. … [Read more...] about Episode 4: Best WordPress Hosts for Your Blog
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Average smartphone usage nearly tripled in 2011. The average amount of traffic per smartphone in 2011 was 150 MB per month, up from 55 MB per month in 2010. By the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2016 there will be 1.4 mobile devices per capita. There will be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices in 2016, including machine-to-machine (M2M) modules-exceeding the world’s population at that time (7.3 billion). Smartphones represent only 12 percent of total global handsets in use today, but they represent over 82 percent of total global handset traffic. … [Read more...] about Google Analytics GoMo DudaMobile Mobile Website Builder
You have to keep all of your plugins and themes – and WordPress itself – up to date. There’s a lot of regular maintenance involved in running a WordPress site. You have to keep your content and meta data up to date for SEO purposes. You have to update every plugin whenever a new update rolls out, and double-check to make sure it didn’t change any of the functions you rely on. You have to update WordPress itself, which can invalidate some old plugins and requires immediate attention. It’s almost a full-time job when you add in database maintenance. … [Read more...] about Do WordPress Sites Rank Better Than HTML Sites?
Link building has been a hotbed for controversy in SEO ever since the Penguin algorithm was first launched in April 2012. This isn’t even close to the first time someone has prematurely issued a death certificate for link building. Just do a search query for “is link building dead?” and you will see a long line of results with practically the same title and, more importantly, varying dates. … [Read more...] about A Link Builder’s Response to John Mueller
Link Building As Promotion Link building has been around for a long time, even before there was an algorithmic benefit to it. Eric Ward, the de facto Godfather of link building, started building links for Amazon back in 1994. There was no such thing as Google back then. BackRub, Google’s first incarnation, didn’t exist until two years later. Back when Ward was building links for Amazon, it wasn’t for the link equity — it was for promotional purposes. … [Read more...] about Why Your Content Marketing Team Needs A Link Builder