Let’s say you have a list of URLs that you need to quickly go through to determine their HTTP status. This recently happened to me when I had to determine if a series of pages were redirecting properly. You don’t need anything fancy. You certainly don’t want to enter a bunch of URLs manually. Using cURL […]
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Local businesses have an interest in creating social media incentives for their in-store customers. Online recommendations can mean all the difference to businesses in competitive markets. Personal recommendations from friends are much more likely to draw customers than regular online advertising. Try this incentive solution to increase your online social media engagement.
Facebook has committed itself to improving the relevancy of information it provides in your News Feed so that you always receive the latest and most relevant information. While this is a good idea in theory, in practice it’s a bit more difficult. At well north of and estimated 200,000 servers (Facebook has always been tight-lipped […]
In September 2013, graphic designers were given a terrific gift from Facebook. News feed thumbnails for links were enlarged to 400 pixels by 209 pixels. Authors can now use a comfortably large space to visually promote links to their articles.
Writing is a creative process that comes and goes for some people. Like me. Organize and plan a writing schedule with an editorial calendar for Wordpress.
Google Analytics is a powerful statistics and tool for tracking website visitors. Any web site manager serious about understanding how their visitors use their site needs to be using Register for Google Analytics, create a new GA account, then register a property for that account. This is useful if you want to track different usages […]
SQL is a language used to communicate with databases. The WordPress blog system uses MySQL as its default database. When doing database queries, SQL wildcards are the ‘%’ (per cent) character. However, Wordpress escapes ‘%’ and ‘_’ characters for security purposes, to prevent SQL injection attacks. If you are modifying a WordPress database query string, either […]
Your website site statistics can give you a tremendous amount of information about your site. Total number of visitors Total number of pages seen Traffic by day of month Traffic by day of the week
Sometimes we get so caught up in our social media channels that we forget there are other media channels that are still effective in advertising your company. Trade magazines, newsletters, local newspapers, and associations are always looking for news “filler.”
How often do you visit the homepage of your website before you click the admin section? What about entering your store from the front instead of the back where you parked? It’s easy to get caught up in making things look good from our own point of view, but don’t forget it’s your customers who […]