Website 101: The Essentials of Website Creation

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).

Website 101: The Essentials of Website Creation and Marketing

Website 101: The Essentials of Website Creation

Hootsuite Product Review: Hootsuite helps mitigate your Twitter addiction

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: … Read more

Geolocation – an easy (and free) way to make your site more relevant

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.

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Pathless Category Links (v1.0) for WordPress

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:

http://www.seoracle.com/google-analytics-how-to-tutorial

Instead of this:

http://www.seoracle.com/category/google-analytics-how-to-tutorial

In addition to this, the old URL (with the “category” directory) now 301 redirects to the new one.

You can download the tool here.