I got to talk about the future of WordPress for two hours, and it was awesome. #WPThinkTank

With WordPress powering over 20% of the web, millions are tied into it as it powers their blogs, sites and applications. Along with all those site owners and users, WordPress businesses like ours are among those invested in the future of WordPress. That’s why a bunch of us came together a few days ago for  Continue »

SMX Israel 2014: the future of mobile SEO is here

On January 26, SMX came to Israel again for the third time, and as usual it was great. Lunch was delicious, the wi-fi mostly worked, and there were so many great speakers. It was also cool seeing all the participants who flew in from around the world, and based on write-ups that I saw, they  Continue »

Learn about mobile SEO at SMX Israel…next week!

SMX Israel 2014 is around the corner, and there’s a really great lineup of speakers and topics that will be covered: link building tactics, YouTube optimization, Hebrew SEO, recovering from penalties (ooooh that’s a critical one), and more. I’ll be speaking on a panel with John Mueller, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, aka the very helpful  Continue »

4 Dead-Easy Steps to Protect Your WordPress Site Against Hackers

Newsflash: If you run a WordPress website, you should absolutely take basic steps to secure it against hackers. OK. This is not really news to you and me. The problem is, that if you are like most people, you don’t consider website security to be an exciting topic. You acknowledge it’s important, but, hey, it’s  Continue »

WordPress for startups: what you need to know to make the most of it

More and more startups look towards WordPress to get their website off the ground, and for good reason! WordPress is Open Source, so you’re not locked into one vendor forever; it integrates well with search and social marketing; it’s easy to manage; and the themes are either free or cost very little! It’s many a  Continue »

Two ways to make sure people see your Facebook Page posts despite latest feed algorithm update

Facebook updated their news feed algorithm at the beginning of December, with the stated goal of pushing higher quality news stories into people’s feeds: “We’ve noticed that people enjoy seeing articles on Facebook, and so we’re now paying closer attention to what makes for high quality content, and how often articles are clicked on from  Continue »

How to add semantic data to your WordPress site in 20 minutes or less – my talk at WordSesh 2013

A bit over a week ago I was invited to speak at the second WordSesh online conference. WordSesh is a full day of live WordPress presentations from all over the world. The presentations were live-streamed via Google Hangouts, and you can see my presentation and the video at the end of this post. I spoke about  Continue »

5 Things to Dump from Your Homepage Now

We are all on a quest for a great homepage that represents our brand and serves our goals. Unfortunately, we fall into the trap of overcrowding our home pages with features and elements that drive visitors away. Here are 5 major homepage mistakes that we all see everyday – and some tips on how you  Continue »

3 excellent sources for keeping up-to-date on WordPress news

Like any piece of self-respecting software or online service, WordPress and its ecosystem are constantly changing and improving. Between core updates, new plugins, and useful tutorials released by the community, it can be hard to keep track of it all. As an agency that provides WordPress services, we of course must constantly stay up-to-date on  Continue »

Learn from my mistakes, don’t make them! My talk at WordCamp Europe, and some thoughts

WordCamp Europe has come and gone, and it was amazing. I have been to five WordCamps, but all were in Israel, so it was great to expand my WordPress horizons to Europe, and the world. WordCamp Europe was impeccably organized by a group of energetic and passionate volunteers. Everything went smoothly: the sound systems worked,  Continue »

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