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Have you ever wondered how to track online ad or link traffic from external websites to your website using Google Analytics?

Tracking online traffic, web traffic in general, is often a topic causing many persons to glaze over, literally and figuratively.

Truth is tracking web traffic is quite simple. In fact, you encounter trackable links daily as you use the web to perform a variety of tasks, yet you may not have realized it upon first glance.

Nevertheless, there’s no excuse today for website owners and operators to be in the dark on the origin of website traffic.

There are a growing number of non-paid and paid web analytics services available, varying in level of complexity, to help uncover where from and who is sending traffic to your website.

And although I won’t cover all the the tools, there is a FREE and easy-to-use tool that allows you to track web traffic to your website. Continue reading

About a decade or so ago before Twitter and Facebook were the behemoths they are today, I launched, owned, and operated an emergency and disaster communications website aiming to help displaced folks re-connect to their friends and family in the time of natural or man-made disasters.

Back in those days, I was a one-man shop doing everything from graphic design, web design, coding and programming, database management, SEO, sale and marketing, and everything else under the sun.

One of the many things I learned and perfected was the art of writing customer-centric content that engaged, educated, and entertained the customer while also commanding search ranking results with the help of syndicated content. Continue reading

A few weeks ago, one of my many websites crossed the thousand like club for Facebook likes.

It was a time to celebrate!  Why?

Well, this particular website is a local and somewhat a hyper micro-niche. To be honest, I’m surprised and elated this website has 1000+ likes.

Nevertheless, crossing the 1000+ Facebook like club renders the like button differently.

Instead of being able to now see that there are 1,024 likes, the Facebook like button for this specific website now only shows “1K”.

And because I don’t have a Facebook Fan, Business, or Profile page associated with this website, this adds yet another degree of difficulty in attempting to understand exactly how many likes, shares, and comments exist for website URL, also known as website domain name. Continue reading

Today I’m back with another tutorial you’ll likely find beneficial when it comes to beautifying media downloads and giving users an intuitive media experience.

As everyone knows, the Internet is made up of endless amounts of links, having billions added daily from millions of websites throughout the world.

From text links to file links to podcasts to videos and more, we’ve all become quite accustom to using links as a thankless method to finding our way around the web.

Although text links are very commonly used on most every website at some point, they’re often times not aesthetically pleasing.

And sometimes, links are overlooked because our eyes have become acclimated to tuning them out amongst a growing see of pay-per-click ads.

Nevertheless, seeing nearly 28% of internet websites run on WordPress, I would like to share with you two ways to spice up media links to increase interactive engagement and sales conversions. Continue reading

When new to domaining, there can often be a tendency to emotionally bid and buy expired domain names.

If familiar with expired domain auctions, specifically the GoDaddy aftermarket platform, then it’s likely you’ve been tempted to purchase closeout or buy-it-now domains for cheap.

You peruse the list and spot a desirable expired domain name that looks too good to be true.

You question yourself. How did this domain manage to slip through the cracks and off the radar of daily domain bidders in expired auction without a single bid?

The stars must have aligned for this expired domain and I to be united sings the voices in your head.

You buy the expired domain name thinking of the massive returns you’ll soon realize by developing or flipping.

Truth be told, we all have likely been down the path only to drop and not renew those domain gems we thought to have made us a fortune.

Don’t lose hope though. Today, I’m sharing with you a bit of insight to help you spot trending expiring domains that are undervalued. Continue reading

UPDATE 01/15/2018: It appears the plugin recommended below is no longer allowed by Instagram because is uses an external API that is NOT the official Instagram API.

 

It’s been a minute since I tackled automating blog posts to social networks.

If you’ve been keeping track, then you know we’ve created auto post tutorials for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ using a variety of plugins and different paid and non-paid services.

I’m assuming that you guessed by the title of today’s post that we’ll tackle how to publish WordPress blog posts to Instagram.

Instagram is a whole different beast of a social network in comparison to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks.  And here’s why I think so… Continue reading

Don’t you just despise those long, ugly and gnarly WordPress Media Library links?

You know the ones I’m talking about, right?

The ones that looking something like this:

https://www.kickstartcommerce.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/21/article-one.pdf

I don’t know about you, but I long to make the “wp-content/uploads/2017/04/21/“ section of WordPress Media Library links vanish like visiting the Bermuda Triangle. But how? Continue reading



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