3 Handy Website Tricks You Can Use Right Now!

The holiday season may be over, but we have some gifts for you! These 3 easy tips can help improve your online presence in just a few minutes!

1. Custom Facebook Share Text and Image:

Isn’t it annoying when you go to share content on Facebook, but the image that pulls in has nothing to do with the content you’re sharing? Or the text that comes in by default is either unrelated or just the first few lines of text on the page (and not necessarily the most relevant)?

You have the power to control it!

You may already have the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin installed for ranking for targeted keywords, but did you know that it can control your social media data too?

If you don’t have it, download it here. Once you do, or if you do already, follow these steps.

1) Go to the WordPress SEO by Yoast section at the bottom of the selected post or page
2) Select the “Social” tab
3) Enter in your custom text and image!


2. Add in a Built-In “To Do” List

Posts To Do List is a handy plugin that add “to do” items to posts, or to create a post checklist for authors. If you have a team (even just of 2) updating your website, you can say goodbye to all the emails back and forth with instructions and reminders. With this Plugin everything can be documented from within the WordPress dashboard – by any logged in user.


3. Edit Your Permalinks!

We hope you’ve already changed the default permalink settings from the default http://irgwebsites.com/blog/?p=123 to something more user and SEO-friendly like http://irgwebsites.com/blog/sample-post/.
If not, you can do so at Settings > Permalinks.

But did you also know that you can change the permalinks for your content on a by-page or by-post basis?

It’s as simple as clicking on the end of Permalink URL generated underneath where you entered the title. You’ll see that the box of text becomes active and allows your to edit the text that was automatically generated. Editing this URL may be advisable for matching targeted keywords for SEO or just for memorability and clarity.

For example, www.yoursite.com/top-3-tips-for-expert-dog-bloggers can become www.yoursite.com/tips-for-dog-bloggers

Warning: If you do change the URL of an existing page, please make sure to redirect the old URL to the new one, or the old one will generate 404 “not found” errors!

We hope you found these helpful. What are your top tips?