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What Results Should You Expect from SEO?

Published 24 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

Continuing the series of posts on SEO at WP Business Tips, the latest instalment takes a look at what kind of results you should expect from your SEO efforts.

If you are carrying out any SEO activities on your site and want to know how long to wait to see any return on your investment, or you have clients that are asking similar questions, then check out this post on SEO results and what to expect.

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Do We Need Any More WordPress Blogs About WordPress?

Published 23 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

Over at WPLift Oli takes a look at the WordPress blogs about WordPress landscape to see how he would do things differently if starting a WP news blog now, four years after launching WPLift.

If you are thinking of blogging about WordPress, or have already started, then there are some good observations in the post, with some interesting comments that have been left in response.

As a WordPress blog reader, do you feel there are any sub-sets of WordPress and its community and ecosystem that are underserved by the current crop of WordPress blogs? If so, leave a comment to join the discussion over at WPLift.

Check it out at WPLift →

How Much Should a Custom WordPress Website Cost?

Published 21 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

If you didn’t catch this post from Brian Krogsgard over at Post Status on how much should a custom WordPress website cost then you should take a look now.

Since being published the post has received a lot of comments, with some interesting discussion taking place. So if you did see it the first time around it’s worth going back to see how the conversation has developed.

Check it out at Post Status →

How Much a WordPress Website Should Cost

Published 18 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

An outstanding article from Post Status that dares to enter the vague world of web development pricing and start to talk actual numbers. What’s more, they feel like the right numbers, at least to me. Everyone who’s buying or building websites should read this article.

Also notice how similar the article’s list of “problematic client traits that will cause a developer to charge more” is to our own post on the same topic. So these things are definitely real! If you’re looking to get a site built, keep them in mind and you could save yourself a lot of money.

Check it out at poststat.us →

Thanks to Our Content Partner for This Week: VPS.Net

Published 18 Jul, 2014 under Links

We’d like to thank our content partner for this week who has been the web host VPS.Net.

Amongst the range of affordable hosting servics offered by VPS.Net are their WordPress Cloud Hosting packages which will be of interest to anyone looking for a web host optimized for WordPress. Their hosting plans are all scalable and are able to grow along with your needs.

If you are looking for a new host for your WordPress site, then why not check out VPS.Net and their range of competitively priced hosting packages.

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An Overview on Improving the Visibility of Your Website with SEO

Published 17 Jul, 2014 under Ideas, Links

Over at the WP Business Tips blog we have just started a series of posts on SEO and how you can optimize your WordPress site to improve its visibility in the search engines and get more visitors.

The first post in the series includes some tips on improving the SEO of your website if you are just starting out, as well as a general overview of what SEO is.

For anyone who finds their clients asking if their new website will have SEO or not, feel free to forward them the post.

Check it out at WP Business Tips →

WPcast.fm: The Professional WordPress Podcast

Published 16 Jul, 2014 under Links, WordPress News

Billed as the Professional WordPress Podcast, WPcast.fm is the latest podcast for WordPress users. The show is only on episode five, but despite having just launched, the two hosts have already covered some interesting topics, such as how to be a better WordPress consultant, and how to get the most out of WordCamps.

The show is hosted by Doug Yuen, who runs a managed WordPress hosting service, and David Hehenberger, who runs a plugin business.

If you are looking for a new podcast to add to your list, then why not give WPcast.fm a try.

Check it out at WPcast.fm →

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites with iThemes Sync for iOS

Published 14 Jul, 2014 under Links, Tools

The free (for up to 10 sites) Sync service from iThemes allows you to update and manage the themes and plugins installed on your WordPress sites, or the sites you look after for clients. You can also use Sync to update WordPress core and carry out backups using the iThemes BackupBuddy service.

While in the past with Sync, all your sites could be managed through a single website dashboard, there is now a free app available for iOS users at the iTunes App Store. This app lets you keep the sites you manage up to date, all from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad.

The iThemes Sync app also includes push notifications to alert you of when updates are available, ensuring your sites are never out of date. There is no Android version as yet, but if you’d like to see one you can vote for it on the roadmap.

Check it out at iThemes Sync →