Optimized WordPress Managed Hosting Comes to More Traditional Hosts

Media Temple joins Godaddy offering managed wordpress hosting services

Following on the heels (and success) of companies like Pressable and WPEngine who offer Managed WordPress Hosting services that we use and recommend ourselves.  Two more traditional hosting companies are moving to help WordPress users optimize and speedup their WordPress experiences through Managed WordPress Hosting.  This is a premium hosting service generally targeted at 1-5 sites at a time typically and for a monthly fee that is definitely a premium compared to generic hosting services.  The benefit comes in the speed, reliability, backups, optimization of page load times and the reduced … [Read more...]

Taking the Scare out of Automatic Updates-WordPress 3.7.X

Stop Automatic Wordpress updates individual plugins ManageWP

WordPress sites have grown increased in numbers rapidly, yet too many people set them up and don't update them.  They miss the chance to fix security weaknesses through updates to Wordpress, WordPress Plugins and WordPress themes. Enter the Solution Automatic Updates of WordPress, WordPress Plugins and Themes Now it wasn't difficult to update these things before.  For the most part, you could backup your site, and then simply push a button to install an update on your site in no time. But that was really too hard.  It required logging in, running a backup, and then pushing a … [Read more...]

Reflections on Affiliate Summit East 2013 – #aes13

Shannon Weidemann & Karen Garcia speaking on Making the Most of Working From Home #AES13

This is a bit of a long article, and more of my own inner perspective on Affiliate Summit and my recent trip.  Maybe some of my insights might prove useful, however if not, that's ok, please just browse on.  I have been to several Affiliate Summit events.  I have been to two or three Affiliate Summits in the West (aka Las Vegas) and two events in Affiliate Summit East (both in New York City).  This year the event was in Philadelphia.  I had never been to Philadelphia before, so I saw this as an adventure and an opportunity to head back to Affiliate Summit…. To kick things off however, here … [Read more...]

Adding OTHER users to Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Tools

No Thanks! I do not want your Google Password!!!!!

Ever wanted to share your google analytics information with someone else?  (skip below to see how or read...) Background on the Dark Ages of sharing Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools Access Maybe you want to share stats with a business partner or a contractor or consultant or maybe you want to share Google Webmaster Tools access with an employee so they can dig around and clean up issues with your site.  In the old days if you wanted to give someone access to your Google Analytics information, you had to give them your google account email address and password.  Eventually Google … [Read more...]

Tips To Market Your Book On Facebook

Facebook Marketing

Video Summary In this video, Brett Bumeter seeks Warren Whitlock’s expert comments and discusses the best approach to market your book through Facebook to get effective results. Some pointers from Warren’s advice on how to approach promoting your book – Social media is not a medium to broadcast and sell something What comes to a user’s mind is that matters when he or she is looking for information You need to get known and be attracting those people who actually want to read your book As an author you should be available to the readers and create a two-way medium You should have a … [Read more...]

Learn How To Revamp Your Old Content Using YouTube Videos

YouTube Videos

Video Summary Through this video, Brett Bumeter and Warren Whitlock, provide information on how YouTube videos can help a user revamp the older content to give it a fresh perspective. As Brett indicates, over a period of time, one evolves as a blogger, writer and content producer. There could be plenty of information which is old but yet ranks higher. Adding a YouTube video to that content will give new traction driving more traffic. Brett goes on to explain a few advantages of adding videos, such as – A video helps users better understand the content of an article Including a … [Read more...]

Find Out How FAQ’s Can Improve Your Website


Video Summary In this video, Brett Bumeter and Warren Whitlock discusses as to how FAQs, which stands for Frequently Asked Questions, can help improve your website presence and engage users. Brett explains that a regular user might not envision browsing the website and learning the content in a similar fashion as the owner designed it to be. Including a FAQ section helps prevent misconceptions and misunderstandings about the content of the website and goes on to make the user familiar with it. As per Brett, one should review the website pages, and figure out if there is any content … [Read more...]