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Tracking Links in WordPress using Google Analytics 0

Tracking Links in WordPress using Google Analytics

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in blog news

Last week, we wrote about how to install Google Analytics in WordPress, and we have received tons of questions from our users. One of the most commonly asked question was how to track links in WordPress using Google Analytics? Well in this article, we will show you how to track links in WordPress using Google Analytics. Before we answer that question, lets first talk about why would you want to track links in Google Analytics? The general idea people have about Google Analytics is that it tells you how many vistors and pageviews you are getting, where the traffic is coming from, and what content is popular on your website. All of that is correct. However, Google Analytics can also provide you information about what users do when they come on your website, which banners or links they click the most, what product placements are working better on your website, which social media campaigns are bringing you more traffic, etc. For example, let’s say that you have a page on your blog where you sell an ebook. You publicize this page through twitter, facebook, various banner placement on your website, email newsletter, etc. Without tracking those metrics, how do you know which method is working the best? Maybe you have the...

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How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress – Atlanta 0

How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress – Atlanta

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in blog news

Great site statistics is probably the single most important success factor of any website. The best way to know your local (Atlanta), or national audience is through your traffic stats, and this is what Google Analytics provide for FREE. In this article, we will share why Google Analytics is important, and how you can install Google Analytics in your WordPress blog. Why is Google Analytics Important for Bloggers? Google analytics allow you to keep track of: Who visits your site This part of analytics answer what is the geographical location of your audience, which browser did the user use to visit your site and many other important information such as: screen resolution, JavaScript support, Flash support, language and more. This data is extremely useful, and it can help in numerous ways. When getting a custom design, you can use the user data to make sure that your site will be compatible with your audience. If most of your users does not have Flash support, then you should avoid adding flash element to your site. If most of your users are on 1280 screen resolutions, then make sure that your design is compatible with that resolution or smaller. What they do when they are on your website You can track where the...

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Detecting Malware on your WordPress Blog – Atlanta 0

Detecting Malware on your WordPress Blog – Atlanta

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in blog news

Ran across this article written by  Martin Brinkmann on ghacks.net.  If you live in Atlanta, have a  wordpress site, and have several different plugins running, Martin’s article is for you. So we are passing on the love. Snitch is a new plugin for WordPress that monitors the outgoing network traffic activity of the blog. You can compare it to a limited firewall that is set to monitor by default. While monitoring may be useful enough for some purposes, the real strength lies in the ability to block further outgoing connections to select addresses. WordPress in many aspects requires as much attention as the operating system of your computer. One of the things that you should monitor regularly are the outgoing connections that the blog software or installed plugins make. This can not only be useful to detect malware before it is running rampant on the blog and affecting search engine rankings and the blog’s reputation, but also to make sure that plugins or scripts do not phone back home. Say you have installed a plugin that you really like, but noticed that it phones home whenever a blog article is updated. If there is no reason for that, you may prevent that from happening. The same can be true for other connections...

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To Post or Not to Post on the Home Page 0

To Post or Not to Post on the Home Page

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in blog news

I often hear the argument whether to post blog content on the home page or not. Having an Atlanta Web Design company, I can say that people are still not a big believer in content rich websites. I personally prefer it. I want to learn everything about the culture of that business in a very short time span. That seems to be backed up in the Web Design Industry. If I don’t see good content right away, I usually move on. Posting Blog content on your home page immediately draws your visitor in and keeps them on your site. I’ve put together a few suggestions that will make your home page “wow” your audience. Cater the content to your Audience Your home page content should focus on your customers’ needs and what you can offer them. It shouldn’t be all about you or proclamations of being the “the best in the business.” Think about your home page from your potential customers’ point of view, and make sure it answers the all-important questions: What is in it for me? What does this company offer that will make my life easier? How can I get involved, participate, or purchase? Be focused and concise Remember, you only have about three seconds to...

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Clients VS Web Developers 0

Clients VS Web Developers

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in blog news

There is something about the Client vs Web Developer that really bothers me. If I could pin one word in the precarious relationship between client and “web person”, that word would be TRUST.  In this business you hear some real horrific stories about web developers/designers leaving the client hanging out to dry. They either didn’t complete the project, or gave the client no means of communication after the project was over. Those kinds of stories leave potential new clients already on guard when you or I come walking through the door. But’s what’s the other side of the story? Is there personal responsibility for the Client to do some homework when asking a developer to create their website? I say “yes”. So my message to potential clients/customers is to make sure you are part of the process the whole way through your project. My message to Web Developers is understand the business so well, that you are willing to let a client go for the sake of doing quality work that you yourself can be proud of. It does you no good if a client doesn’t want to take a part in the creative process only to tell you later (after hours of design and coding) “I don’t like...

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Securing Your WordPress Based Website From Hackers 0

Securing Your WordPress Based Website From Hackers

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in blog news

Atlanta has some of the savyist WP users around.  However, security should still be the number one priority with any WP Site. Here are the top ten WP Plugins any User or Developer should look at. 1.   WP Security Scan – raises the level of the security for your Thesis theme for WordPress installation. It does this by scanning your site for security issues then suggests the methods you can use to fix them. 2.   WP-MalWatch – is designed to alert you when hackers have invaded your blog. When hackers do get into your WordPress blog site, they infest your site or blog with links to their sites. When you know they have invaded you can take the necessary actions to remove them from your world. 3.   WP Secure plug-in – provides security for your WordPress installation by hiding your plug-in directory and WP version from hackers and others. This is important to do because the cyber scum that inhabits our virtual world use the version and the list of plugins to locate one that they have hacked before to hack their way into your blog!  Add this plug-in to protect your website or blog. 4.   Website Defender WordPress Security plug-in – free and comprehensive security tool that helps you secure your WordPress...

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