It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. I’ve been busy with several projects, one of which is a short Kindle book I published through Kindle Direct. The book is meant as a guide for those who’d like to build a website but aren’t sure where to start and those with a website and no idea how to get traffic (as opposed to a seasoned internet marketer already familiar with the various internet marketing channels).
I jumped onto the Twitter bandwagon fairly recently and like many others, have found it addicting. In looking for ways to pass on useful articles and blog posts I run into without cutting into my productivity, I ran into Hoostuite. I’ve been using HootSuite for about a week now and I continue to find it more and more useful. Perhaps the most useful features are:
As companies continue to look for ways to make their websites more relevant to users, expect Geolocation to become increasingly popular. Geolocation allows websites to display dynamic content based on a user’s location.
Geolocation on SEOracle
Because I get visitors from other countries, I decided to add links to Google Translate my blog to the visitor’s native language. So, using the free GeoHTML.com GeoMarketing plugin for WordPress, I was able to create HTML snippets on my blog that are visible based on visitor location.
*** Note: While the WordPress plugin makes it easy for WP users, you don’t actually need WP to take advantage of this tool. With a GeoHTML.com account you can simply grab the snippet of code you are given and use it on your website or blog.
I first used Google Analytics to see where most of my visitors from countries where English is not the national language.
Another Coder just released a plugin that allows WordPress users to get rid of the “category” directory in top category URLs.
So for example, the URL for my Google Analytics How-To category now looks like this:
Instead of this:
In addition to this, the old URL (with the “category” directory) now 301 redirects to the new one.
You can download the tool here.