WordPress Theme can affect Plugins Needed

Yesterday I spent the whole day looking into my best choice for WordPress Theme.  Specifically Genesis framework and child themes.  Why did I do that and how important is it anyway to have the right WordPress theme? Originally I was using the free WordPress theme IconicOne.  And everything looked pretty good.  So why change to a […]

Essential WordPress Plugins in Monetizing Blog Experiment

What are the minimal essential WordPress plugins for our Monetizing Blog Experiment As part of our Blog Monetization Experiment, I will first show you the recommended essential WordPress plugins.  Most of them are recommended by John Chow.  Two of the WordPress plugins are also recommended by George Brown – so you would think I would […]

WordPress Postname and Custom URL

A Friendly WordPress Postname URL will make Mr Google like you more!   By default WordPress gives you  ugly, unfriendly URLs for your posts/pages.  You will want a betterURL via WordPress postname for better SEO (Search Engine Optimization).   What does an ugly URL look like? An ugly URL has lots of numbers, question mark and […]

WordPress Post Status – how to change

 Wordpress Post Status and Visibility lets you control who can view your posts. All About WordPress Post Status and Post Visibility   When you start a new post in WordPress, the WordPress post status is by default in Draft mode and Visibility is by default: Public. WordPress Draft Status Use the Draft mode while you are […]

301 Redirect to Preferred Domain in WordPress

301 Redirect is super easy in WordPress! This is sometimes referred to as a server-side redirect.  Use the 301 to set up a permanent redirection. The 301 code means that a domain or page(s) has permanently moved to a new location. The 301 redirection automatically notifies your visitors’ browsers to update their affected bookmarks.  It […]

Preferred Domain and 301 Redirect

If you don’t set your Preferred Domain, you could be falsely lowering your pages PR (Page Rank) status.   How do you know if you have set your Preferred Domain? If you can reach your website (or a page on your site) using either the www or the non-www version AND the destination page (in […]

The Madness of Google God

Bewarned, this is my little ramble and rant moment!  Yes, about the Google God and its many devout followers.  (Yes I think I still have my own tattered devotee robe languishing somewhere). This is not a technical help tip nor useful SEO advice.  Not much.  This is a call for common sense. Not in the […]