In part two of our DIY SEO guide I will explain how to set up your WordPress site in which you are allowing search engines to find your WordPress Site.
Allowing search engines to find your WordPress site can be accomplished in 4 easy steps. These 4 steps are essential to the success of your website and should always be one of the first things you do before launching a new website. Once you have completed these steps you can start blogging without having to worry about writing great articles that the search engines are not able to find.
We will be going over:
- Generating a Sitemap for your Website
- Submitting a sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools
- Creating and adding a list of websites to Ping
- Testing your website to make sure bots can access all of your content
Every client I have ever built a WordPress website for has always asked me the same question at one point in time or another. It’s the question that all developers see coming a mile away. And no. It’s not can you do this for free this time? (I’ll save that topic for future article) The million dollar question is…
What do I have to do to get search engines to find my new website?
This is such an easy question to answer but the person you’re giving the answer to never likes to hear the words that are about to come out of your mouth. You have brought this topic up at least ten times throughout the website build and it has gotten to the point where your client lies to you when you ask them how their content is coming along. Don’t lie to your developer! We’re only trying to do everything we can within your budget to ensure that your website is successful and that we have done everything we can to empower you with the knowledge so we can sleep easy at night after taking your money.
In this video I show you how to add video background to your WordPress Site. Adding background video to your website will give you the best website design in Tampa. My site is using the Genesis Framework (Genesis will not make a difference in adding your own Video Background.) I used a jquery plugin created by Victa.
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You’re working on a client’s WordPress site and your hacking away at a child theme wondering why your CSS styling isn’t working. How many of you have been in this situation?
Well that’s it, today is National CSS Specificity Awareness Day!
If you’re still using CSS IDs please spend a few minutes reading over CSS Guidelines. The minute you add an ID to your next project you are slapping the next developer in the face that works on your “Scalable Project.”
A few weeks ago I took on a new project, updating a MODx, E-Commerce Website with FoxyCart integration, for a Clothing Store. Unfortunately, the previously built MODx site wasn’t responsive as it was built several years ago. Now I’m in a dilemma, as a developer I refuse to put out anything but the best.
This gets me thinking. The budget wasn’t there. So the notion of creating a user-friendly MODx dashboard was out of the picture. I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I recommended using Shopify or Big Commerce. I thought about using WordPress due to the ease of use.
Then I remembered that I’m building an E-Commerce site and, to date, I haven’t been able to integrate a solid E-Commerce platform into a WordPress site. Lastly, I really enjoyed working with this “new found technology” FoxyCart.