I love WordPress. I’ve built sites using wordpress and I do a lot of SEO work for clients based on WordPress websites. I’ve been getting regular questions about WordPress spam comments. So, I decided to write a post about dealing with spam comments on WordPress sites.
I’ve been meeting a few small business owners lately and I hear very similar questions and comments like:
- We need to do inbound marketing; can you do that for us?
- We’re looking to be more effective with our website; can you help?
- Our Google rankings have been dropping and we need to get them back; can you do it?
- We need to do a lot of remarketing and social media engagement; how much do you charge?
- And many more questions like that…
Although these are all very relevant questions if you’re a business owner, they create more questions for me as a consultant. The issue is that I can’t answer these directly because I need to know more about your business.
Being indexed by Google or Bing is the first step to ranking. A search engine needs to know that your pages exist before it can place you at the top. There’s a number of ways to check if your site is properly indexed. I’m going to share the easiest way with you.
As you might have figured out by now I’m writing a small business SEO guide to help you guys get more organic traffic from Google. By the way, if you haven’t submitted your questions yet, feel free to comment in here and I’ll answer them in my guide.
This post will help a small business owner to the following three things:
- quickly audit the website,
- audit the website for free,
- create an SEO todo list.
This post was inspired by another post at ManageWP on the future of website development. In short, the author is stating that web development as an industry is changing its nature. Today you can have a nice looking site with most up to date functionality for $10/month (or so) from companies like GoDaddy, Weebly or SquareSpace. His argument is that web development as we know it is gone.
The post is followed by a few comments on the uselessness of the post and the ideas. I couldn’t leave it without posting a comment and stating my view on the matter. In this post I’m doing an extended version of that comment.
There’s a couple of things I wanted to share with you. First of all, I just launched an email marketing guide to help you get started on the right foot following all the CAN-SPAM regulations. Check my list building guide here. Let me know what you think of it in the comments here.
Second, I’ve just gone through an email marketing webinar with Marketo. Here I wanted to share with you some of the next steps for email marketing as a function of modern digital marketing mix. Here we go…