The Confusing Parts of Owning a Domain

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Your website is broken up into many different pieces: RegistrationDomain Name Servers (DNS)SubdomainsHostingEmails Registration Registration is where you essentially license the use of your domain from ICANN. Domains are registered for a certain amount of time (usually in 1-year increments). Registering a domain is similar to signing a lease on an office space. You now have … Continued

How to Install an SSL Certificate on WordPress in 8 Steps

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With the recent announcement from Google that they will be requiring security certificates on websites (or face the consequences of being deemed “insecure), we have found ourselves installing certificates on many websites even in the past few days. Since we’ve gotten the process pretty dialed in, we thought that others might find our process valuable as … Continued

Local SEO for WordPress plugin

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This is a paid plugin offered by Yoast, but if you have a brick-and-mortar store and need Local SEO, this plugin is a must! The Local SEO for WordPress plugin generates your address and opening hours information for you using shortcodes. More importantly, the output HTML is all properly wrapped in Schema tags. It’s a … Continued

Yoast SEO Optimization WordPress Plugin

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This one is a no-brainer, the Yoast SEO plugin is my top recommended plugin for SEO optimization. There are a million posts online as to why it’s the best… Just go give one of those a read if you need more information. Yoast offers a premium version of his SEO plugin which does have some … Continued

WP Optimize By xTraffic

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Among the three main features offered by WP Optimize, our favorite is the link optimization option. Amongst the abilities found in that piece of the plugin are the following: Auto-create internal links based on keywords or category names in post contentAuto-create external links based on keywords in post content (hello affiliate links?)Auto-add no-follow attribute to external … Continued


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SEOPressor is a bit of a secret weapon. We use this alongside our Yoast SEO plugin but use the features separately. This plugin gives the ability to do multiple keywords along with tying right into the recommended content. It also auto-decorates text in your content based on the keywords you choose. It will suggest keywords … Continued

Media File Renamer

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One greatly underutilized search engine optimization tactic is image optimization, specifically regarding file names. The culprit is when we buy that super awesome photo from iStock and when it saves to your computer the file name is iStock8183952730-50872937.jpg. That is the most uninformative name an image could have. Then without thinking, we upload that image … Continued

Kwayy HTML Sitemap

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Kwayy HTML Sitemap is a simple plugin that creates an HTML sitemap. The shortcode it generates can be placed on any page of your website (likely the Sitemap page). It also allows for ordering of post types as to rearrange them and show your more important content up top first, if you’d so desire. The … Continued

Kraken Image Optimizer

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We have gone through a lot of image optimization plugins in our day, a lot. They all have their different perks, but none of them gave us the full package until we were introduced to Kraken. Kraken is a premium plugin that optimizes images at a phenomenal rate. Their site beautifully demonstrates the optimization process, … Continued

Autoptimize Caching WordPress Plugin

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The Autoptimize (I hate trying to spell that) plugin is a HTML/CSS/JS minification and caching plugin. Easy setup, and quick configurations. Be sure to enable the advanced settings if you’re having any troubles with wonky-ness on your website after enabling some of the settings. There may be another box you need to check in order to … Continued

Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP Plugin

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The Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP plugin is what adds all the Yoast meta-y goodness to the AMP versions created by the AMP plugin. This plugin is a must if you’re using the WordPress AMP plugin. It’s an easy install, and Yoast even goes above and beyond by adding some custom styling options for … Continued

AMP Plugin

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The AMP plugin is a must if you want your website to possibly show up in the Google AMP Search Results. The AMP pages are basically super stripped-down versions of your webpage, using a slightly modified AMP-HTML markup that allows for┬ásuper-fast page loads, basically instantaneous. This is awesome for a number of reasons. Upon activation, … Continued