How Website Optimization Can Save You From The Google Penguin Update?

Are you doing any website optimization? If you have not, you better do as the next Google Penguin Update is on it’s way. Don’t freak out as this article will explain in detail how you can prepare for the next Google Update (and probably rank better with the correct search engine optimization techniques).

As we all know, the latest Google Penguin update was rolled out recently (22nd May 2013 to be exact). Many websites were affected from the update including some of mine.

I was lucky that I managed to run several test websites prior to the Google update and let me share with you how website optimization can save your website from all the negative things Google Penguin can throw at you.

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Complete Search Engine Optimization (SEO) For Dummies – Reginald Chan

What do you know about search engine optimization or SEO in short? Do you really know what SEO really are and how it can affect you?

I talk about SEO, think about SEO, eat with SEO and bathe with SEO but I am no SEO expert. And if you are looking for a SEO guru, I am not your man. Why?!

Because I am not going to lie to you what I know about search engine optimization techniques and how you can use SEO for your own good. And, this is not a sales thread…not now, not in the future in my books.

If you’re reading this, then good as we are on the same page now. So let’s go with our first lesson (and my first SEO post here) on search engine optimization, shall we?

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How to Add Affiliate Links in WordPress with ThirstyAffiliates

We are often asked about affiliate marketing tips for WordPress powered blogs and websites. What is the secret to affiliate marketing success? What is the best affiliate marketing plugin for WordPress? As we have mentioned on our disclosure page that we do make some money at WPBeginner from affiliate links. There is actually no big secret to our affiliate marketing strategy. We only recommend products and services that we use or that we would use. For example, we have recommended Sucuri for WordPress security and monitoring. You can read our article on 5 reasons why we use Sucuri. We have a blueprint page that talks about all the tools/plugins/services that we are using on WPBeginner along with an explanation of why we use them. The only affiliate marketing WordPress plugin that every blogger need is something to manage their affiliate links. In this article, we will show you how to easily manage your affiliate links in WordPress with ThirstyAffiliates.

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A Guide to Choosing a New WordPress Theme

With thousands upon thousands of WordPress themes available online, searching for the right design can be both tiring and time-consuming. It is in your best interests to be patient to ensure you get the correct design.

So what is the correct design? Well, it depends on what you like, what you need, and what you want. Everyone is looking for something different, however many people aren’t sure what to actually look for. Therefore, today I would like to share with you 10 things that you should look for when searching for a suitable WordPress design.

I hope this will aid you in your search for the perfect WordPress theme

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Ninja Popups WordPress Plugin

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Ninja Popups is a customizable popups creator for WordPress. With this plugin you can effortlessly create popups on your website for newsletter subscriptions, social follows, recommended or related items, and much more.

Popups are a fantastic way to grab readers’ attention, and Ninja Popups makes it easy to add custom popups to your website. The plugin gives you lots of great popup options that are mobile ready, fully translatable and full of features. Add popups that lock content until a reader subscribes or shares. Or add popups for special deals, discounts, or coupon codes. The possibilities are endless. One of the neatest features are the statistics Ninja Popups privudes to show you which popups are helping and which can go.

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The Ten Best WordPress Blogs Around

Some people say that the age of the RSS reader is coming to an end — that people are now finding alternative ways to consume content. Well as far as I am concerned, RSS is going nowhere. It is certainly my primary means of consuming content on the web and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

Which brings me to the countless WordPress resources I am subscribed to on Feedly (what with Google Reader going the way of the dodo). Because I write about WordPress on a regular basis I need to keep my ear to the ground, which means I need to see what just about every popular (or less than popular) WordPress blog is writing about.

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How To: Migrate Your Site to WordPress from HTML, Joomla and Drupal

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These tips covering migrating to WordPress from another platform aim to help make the transition as painless as possible. While there is no denying the task can be a daunting one, it is also an excellent opportunity to revaluate your existing site and update its design, organisational structure and clean up any errant code.

Depending on the current format of your site, whether it is a flat HTML website or is using another CMS like Joomla or Drupal, the process for migration will be different. However, by following these WordPress migration tips you can do your best to ensure it goes off without a hitch, while taking the opportunity to improve your site.

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Best Hotel Reservation Plugins for WordPress

Many hotels, hostels, guesthouses and businesses in the hospitality business are building their website with WordPress. Naturally they will also be looking at ways of incorporating a booking or reservation system into their website.

Here are the best options I’ve found:

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How to Add a News Ticker in WordPress

News tickers sometimes referred to as slides are located at the bottom of most television news networks to highlight breaking news, daily trends, etc. You can use a news ticker on your WordPress website to highlight special deals, popular posts, or anything else. In this article, we will show you how to add a rotating or scrolling news ticker in WordPress.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Ditty News Ticker plugin. Upon activation, the plugin adds a News Ticker menu item in your WordPress admin. Bring your mouse over to the menu item and click on the Add New link to add a news ticker.

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Do the words “WordPress Marketing Automation” go together?

About a decade ago I worked with a startup that was building software that ran on kiosks in the mall. Who knows, maybe you played one of our little games.

It was the first time I learned of behavioral segmentation. You see, in the enterprise software game you don’t hear the request to track behavior for the purposes of making an offer. Instead, you hear about tracking behavior so they can fire people. That’s a different kind of behavioral segmentation and the only thing I was aware of.

Anyway, this software ran on kiosks in malls and in Target stores. You’d see the kiosk, play some flash games, and at the end, you’d win some coupons. Of course the trick was that as you played games, you were telling the software more and more about you, and that’s what drove the offers that would be displayed.

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