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MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing

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WordPress help for DIY site owners and webmasters

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Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Tutorials, Video SEO, HTTPS, Themes

Tips this week include: WordPress 5.2.4 security release • Why I’m so excited about the new Gutenberg Ninja tutorials • How to get the most from BlogAid and Tips Tuesday • Why you need to update your PHP version right now • Why you need to get a real HTTPS conversion instead of using the free way and the Chrome warning that’s on the way come December if you didn’t get all of your HTTPS related stuff done • A reminder that SSL and HTTPS are two different things • Why cheap is the most expensive thing you can do for your site • A deep performance test on Gutenberg vs Page Builders and which one has faster page load • How to customize an archive page in Astra Pro • A potential issue with SSL certificates not renewing at some hosts • Tips for updating your holiday and other seasonal posts and why you need to do them now • More about the new Google Search Console Video Report • Why I’ll be purchasing the Yoast Video SEO plugin, but not putting it on BlogAid

21 MIN6 d ago
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Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Tutorials, Video SEO, HTTPS, Themes

Tips Tuesday – Chrome and HTTPS, Nofollow, SEO, Gutenberg Tutorials, Astra Themes

Tips this week include: • Why I am so relieved to have my latest 2 Heartwood Art posts done. • What I learned about 2 snazzy new Gutenberg blocks and why we can’t use them yet. • What you can check right now to avoid duplicate content issues. • Check to see if you’re getting all of your site audit client perks. • The next DIY SEO course live session is this Thursday for individual SEO help. • 2 important updates in my Ultimate Guide for Creating Links tutorial. • The Ultimate NoFollow plugin is live again and what you should do now. • How to create an Astra child theme. • What’s in the new Genesis community roundup post series. • Will Gutenberg becoming a full theme builder be the death of the Customizer? • The latest update in the Dominos ADA compliance lawsuit and what it means for us bloggers. • Big news that Chrome will start blocking sites with mixed HTTPS/HTTP content in December. • How to check your HTTPS Security Headers. • Why you need to get a real HTTPS c...

19 MIN1 w ago
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Tips Tuesday – Chrome and HTTPS, Nofollow, SEO, Gutenberg Tutorials, Astra Themes

Tips Tuesday – GDPR and Legal Site, Image SEO, WordPress 5.3, Amazon Affiliate

Tips this week include: • Getting up to speed with the Amazon Affiliate Program • Is your site legal? • When controversy is good for your site • Do you really have time to blog? • Why you don’t need to use LinkTree for Instagram if you use Gutenberg • Big news about what’s in WordPress 5.3 and an upcoming livestream on Wednesday to discuss • My assessment of the Revisionize plugin for changing your post’s publish date • What’s up with SiteGround charging for migration backups • New security info about why you must stop making links open in a new tab • A review of GDPR a year later and lessons learned • Clarity on Google’s new no snippet code • See how easy it is to add Google Analytics code to Astra Themes • How Google uses machine vision to see objects and text in your images • Brian Gardner’s goodbye letter from Genesis, and why it’s not really goodbye • Whether Gutenberg spells the death of themes

21 MIN2 w ago
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Tips Tuesday – GDPR and Legal Site, Image SEO, WordPress 5.3, Amazon Affiliate

Tips Tuesday – NoFollow/Sponsored Links, Astra Themes and Gutenberg, Old Content SEO, YouTube Hacks

Tips this week include: • Why you need to stop blaming your host for overages and asking them to fix things they are not qualified to do • More live sessions for revamping old content in the DIY SEO course • New post with an update on where I am in flipping a hobby site into a money-maker • Yahoo is making some changes, and why you still want to leave their email service • New post with my advice about using the nofollow and sponsored link attributes • New video tutorials on how to manually add those link attributes and why not to use plugins • A fantastic post on how to use Astra Themes and Gutenberg by one of my fave webmaster designers • What’s up with high profile YouTube accounts getting hacked and how to protect yourself • A reminder that it’s time to update above PHP 7.1 now, before time runs out

15 MIN3 w ago
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Tips Tuesday – NoFollow/Sponsored Links, Astra Themes and Gutenberg, Old Content SEO, YouTube Hacks

Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, SEO Tutorials, Google Updates, LastPass

Tips this week include: • Why you need a reseller hosting account for multiple sites • New Google Connections tutorials are live • Live DIY SEO workshop this week for revamping old content • Why Google Site Kit is a no go • The eye-opening results of my Gutenberg survey • An update on the nofollow and sponsored link news from Google • Old Search Console is dead, long live new Search Console • Google’s reason for why not to use Instagram embeds on your site • What happened to Cloudflare’s stock once they became publicly traded • The new Kioken block suite plugin that made it onto my list to check out • Why the EditorsKit Gutenberg plugin may not make it on my check out list • A new dummy content for blocks plugin • Why you need to update LastPass right now

16 MINSEP 17
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Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, SEO Tutorials, Google Updates, LastPass

Tips Tuesday – DIY SEO Tutorials, Lazy Load, Google Site Kit, Bing

Tips this week include: • Why you need to make a long and short term contingency plan for your site • Updated tutorials in the DIY SEO course • Our next DIY SEO booster on revamping old content • Update on my year end goals for Heartwood Art • Genesis minor updates rolling out • Why I haven’t reported on the recent backdoor hack attacks on some plugins • A new lazy load plugin from Google and why not to use it • What’s in the new Site Kit Plugin from Google • Why I’m considering adding Bing to the DIY SEO course

15 MINSEP 10
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Tips Tuesday – DIY SEO Tutorials, Lazy Load, Google Site Kit, Bing

Tips Tuesday – Astra and Genesis Themes, WordPress 5.2.3, Migrate to New Hosting

Tips this week include: • New DIY SEO tutorials coming out this week • New Quick Check Booster for site audit clients to get their sites spiffied up prior to heavy holiday traffic • What you need to do before WordPress 5.2.3 rolls out on Wednesday • Why I’m excited about the start of a new Gutenberg block directory • Why I’m giving Astra Themes a serious look as an alternative to Genesis • What you can expect when migrating off SiteGround after the release their new custom control panel • What I’m updating in my Migration Checklist • Problems with some SMTP email plugins due to changes at GSuites • What to do before and after you remove the Disable Genesis Schema plugin

13 MINSEP 3
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Tips Tuesday – Astra and Genesis Themes, WordPress 5.2.3, Migrate to New Hosting

Tips Tuesday – Nofollow Links, Lazy Load in Chrome, SEO, Site Speed

Tips this week include: • What’s in a new hosting package at NameHero hosting I’m testing out • A video tour of the new custom control panel at SiteGround • A bunch of new WP install and secure tutorials for Webmaster Designers • Why the new DIY SEO Content Revamp Booster Program has been a trip down memory lane • More details on the Genesis 3.1 update • An upcoming webinar on structured data and schema markup • Google’s explanation of why indexing and reporting have been so messed up since April • What’s in the WordPress 5.2.3 release and when we can expect it to roll out and what you need to do beforehand • Why the Gutenberg devs are considering adding a nofollow link option to WordPress • Lazy Load finally comes to Chrome and why you’ll be sticking with the way you’re doing it now • Why generic speed tweaks may not be working for you

25 MINAUG 27
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Tips Tuesday – Nofollow Links, Lazy Load in Chrome, SEO, Site Speed

Tips Tuesday – Gutenberg Course, WordPress and Genesis Updates, DIY SEO Booster Program

Tips this week include: • I’m celebrating the new Heartwood Art theme being all Gutenberg now • Why I’m loving the Ultimate Add-ons for Gutenberg Blocks plugin • Celebrating my first Gutenberg webinar this week • The big changes to the Gutenberg Ninja course • The new DIY SEO booster program has launched, and what’s in it • Why you might need to update your privacy policy • What’s in the upcoming WordPress 5.2.3 release • Why you need to update to PHP 7.3 now • New encrypted and keyed checks for WordPress updates coming and why they may be an issue for some of us • What I’m watching for in Automattic’s recent acquisitions of Tumbler and Zero BS CRM • When the new Genesis 3.1 update might roll out and why we won’t be the first to update to it

18 MINAUG 20
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Tips Tuesday – Gutenberg Course, WordPress and Genesis Updates, DIY SEO Booster Program

Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, Genesis 3.1, SEO, Sidebars

Tips this week include: • What’s behind lightning fast client sites • What new Gutenberg blocks I’m testing and liking for my woodworking theme revamp • A personal request to help a WordPress community member and the awesome perks you get when you do • A full Gutenberg page builder you’ll want to see for sure, but maybe not use yet • Why we may all be shooting to get on page 2 of Google search soon • How to make slide shows using Google Drive that you can post on Instagram and your site • What’s coming in Genesis 3.1 that you MUST know about and plan for • 3 reasons to remove the sidebar from your site

15 MINAUG 13
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Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, Genesis 3.1, SEO, Sidebars

Latest Episodes

Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Tutorials, Video SEO, HTTPS, Themes

Tips this week include: WordPress 5.2.4 security release • Why I’m so excited about the new Gutenberg Ninja tutorials • How to get the most from BlogAid and Tips Tuesday • Why you need to update your PHP version right now • Why you need to get a real HTTPS conversion instead of using the free way and the Chrome warning that’s on the way come December if you didn’t get all of your HTTPS related stuff done • A reminder that SSL and HTTPS are two different things • Why cheap is the most expensive thing you can do for your site • A deep performance test on Gutenberg vs Page Builders and which one has faster page load • How to customize an archive page in Astra Pro • A potential issue with SSL certificates not renewing at some hosts • Tips for updating your holiday and other seasonal posts and why you need to do them now • More about the new Google Search Console Video Report • Why I’ll be purchasing the Yoast Video SEO plugin, but not putting it on BlogAid

21 MIN6 d ago
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Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Tutorials, Video SEO, HTTPS, Themes

Tips Tuesday – Chrome and HTTPS, Nofollow, SEO, Gutenberg Tutorials, Astra Themes

Tips this week include: • Why I am so relieved to have my latest 2 Heartwood Art posts done. • What I learned about 2 snazzy new Gutenberg blocks and why we can’t use them yet. • What you can check right now to avoid duplicate content issues. • Check to see if you’re getting all of your site audit client perks. • The next DIY SEO course live session is this Thursday for individual SEO help. • 2 important updates in my Ultimate Guide for Creating Links tutorial. • The Ultimate NoFollow plugin is live again and what you should do now. • How to create an Astra child theme. • What’s in the new Genesis community roundup post series. • Will Gutenberg becoming a full theme builder be the death of the Customizer? • The latest update in the Dominos ADA compliance lawsuit and what it means for us bloggers. • Big news that Chrome will start blocking sites with mixed HTTPS/HTTP content in December. • How to check your HTTPS Security Headers. • Why you need to get a real HTTPS c...

19 MIN1 w ago
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Tips Tuesday – Chrome and HTTPS, Nofollow, SEO, Gutenberg Tutorials, Astra Themes

Tips Tuesday – GDPR and Legal Site, Image SEO, WordPress 5.3, Amazon Affiliate

Tips this week include: • Getting up to speed with the Amazon Affiliate Program • Is your site legal? • When controversy is good for your site • Do you really have time to blog? • Why you don’t need to use LinkTree for Instagram if you use Gutenberg • Big news about what’s in WordPress 5.3 and an upcoming livestream on Wednesday to discuss • My assessment of the Revisionize plugin for changing your post’s publish date • What’s up with SiteGround charging for migration backups • New security info about why you must stop making links open in a new tab • A review of GDPR a year later and lessons learned • Clarity on Google’s new no snippet code • See how easy it is to add Google Analytics code to Astra Themes • How Google uses machine vision to see objects and text in your images • Brian Gardner’s goodbye letter from Genesis, and why it’s not really goodbye • Whether Gutenberg spells the death of themes

21 MIN2 w ago
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Tips Tuesday – GDPR and Legal Site, Image SEO, WordPress 5.3, Amazon Affiliate

Tips Tuesday – NoFollow/Sponsored Links, Astra Themes and Gutenberg, Old Content SEO, YouTube Hacks

Tips this week include: • Why you need to stop blaming your host for overages and asking them to fix things they are not qualified to do • More live sessions for revamping old content in the DIY SEO course • New post with an update on where I am in flipping a hobby site into a money-maker • Yahoo is making some changes, and why you still want to leave their email service • New post with my advice about using the nofollow and sponsored link attributes • New video tutorials on how to manually add those link attributes and why not to use plugins • A fantastic post on how to use Astra Themes and Gutenberg by one of my fave webmaster designers • What’s up with high profile YouTube accounts getting hacked and how to protect yourself • A reminder that it’s time to update above PHP 7.1 now, before time runs out

15 MIN3 w ago
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Tips Tuesday – NoFollow/Sponsored Links, Astra Themes and Gutenberg, Old Content SEO, YouTube Hacks

Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, SEO Tutorials, Google Updates, LastPass

Tips this week include: • Why you need a reseller hosting account for multiple sites • New Google Connections tutorials are live • Live DIY SEO workshop this week for revamping old content • Why Google Site Kit is a no go • The eye-opening results of my Gutenberg survey • An update on the nofollow and sponsored link news from Google • Old Search Console is dead, long live new Search Console • Google’s reason for why not to use Instagram embeds on your site • What happened to Cloudflare’s stock once they became publicly traded • The new Kioken block suite plugin that made it onto my list to check out • Why the EditorsKit Gutenberg plugin may not make it on my check out list • A new dummy content for blocks plugin • Why you need to update LastPass right now

16 MINSEP 17
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Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, SEO Tutorials, Google Updates, LastPass

Tips Tuesday – DIY SEO Tutorials, Lazy Load, Google Site Kit, Bing

Tips this week include: • Why you need to make a long and short term contingency plan for your site • Updated tutorials in the DIY SEO course • Our next DIY SEO booster on revamping old content • Update on my year end goals for Heartwood Art • Genesis minor updates rolling out • Why I haven’t reported on the recent backdoor hack attacks on some plugins • A new lazy load plugin from Google and why not to use it • What’s in the new Site Kit Plugin from Google • Why I’m considering adding Bing to the DIY SEO course

15 MINSEP 10
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Tips Tuesday – DIY SEO Tutorials, Lazy Load, Google Site Kit, Bing

Tips Tuesday – Astra and Genesis Themes, WordPress 5.2.3, Migrate to New Hosting

Tips this week include: • New DIY SEO tutorials coming out this week • New Quick Check Booster for site audit clients to get their sites spiffied up prior to heavy holiday traffic • What you need to do before WordPress 5.2.3 rolls out on Wednesday • Why I’m excited about the start of a new Gutenberg block directory • Why I’m giving Astra Themes a serious look as an alternative to Genesis • What you can expect when migrating off SiteGround after the release their new custom control panel • What I’m updating in my Migration Checklist • Problems with some SMTP email plugins due to changes at GSuites • What to do before and after you remove the Disable Genesis Schema plugin

13 MINSEP 3
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Tips Tuesday – Astra and Genesis Themes, WordPress 5.2.3, Migrate to New Hosting

Tips Tuesday – Nofollow Links, Lazy Load in Chrome, SEO, Site Speed

Tips this week include: • What’s in a new hosting package at NameHero hosting I’m testing out • A video tour of the new custom control panel at SiteGround • A bunch of new WP install and secure tutorials for Webmaster Designers • Why the new DIY SEO Content Revamp Booster Program has been a trip down memory lane • More details on the Genesis 3.1 update • An upcoming webinar on structured data and schema markup • Google’s explanation of why indexing and reporting have been so messed up since April • What’s in the WordPress 5.2.3 release and when we can expect it to roll out and what you need to do beforehand • Why the Gutenberg devs are considering adding a nofollow link option to WordPress • Lazy Load finally comes to Chrome and why you’ll be sticking with the way you’re doing it now • Why generic speed tweaks may not be working for you

25 MINAUG 27
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Tips Tuesday – Nofollow Links, Lazy Load in Chrome, SEO, Site Speed

Tips Tuesday – Gutenberg Course, WordPress and Genesis Updates, DIY SEO Booster Program

Tips this week include: • I’m celebrating the new Heartwood Art theme being all Gutenberg now • Why I’m loving the Ultimate Add-ons for Gutenberg Blocks plugin • Celebrating my first Gutenberg webinar this week • The big changes to the Gutenberg Ninja course • The new DIY SEO booster program has launched, and what’s in it • Why you might need to update your privacy policy • What’s in the upcoming WordPress 5.2.3 release • Why you need to update to PHP 7.3 now • New encrypted and keyed checks for WordPress updates coming and why they may be an issue for some of us • What I’m watching for in Automattic’s recent acquisitions of Tumbler and Zero BS CRM • When the new Genesis 3.1 update might roll out and why we won’t be the first to update to it

18 MINAUG 20
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Tips Tuesday – Gutenberg Course, WordPress and Genesis Updates, DIY SEO Booster Program

Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, Genesis 3.1, SEO, Sidebars

Tips this week include: • What’s behind lightning fast client sites • What new Gutenberg blocks I’m testing and liking for my woodworking theme revamp • A personal request to help a WordPress community member and the awesome perks you get when you do • A full Gutenberg page builder you’ll want to see for sure, but maybe not use yet • Why we may all be shooting to get on page 2 of Google search soon • How to make slide shows using Google Drive that you can post on Instagram and your site • What’s coming in Genesis 3.1 that you MUST know about and plan for • 3 reasons to remove the sidebar from your site

15 MINAUG 13
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Tips Tuesday – New Gutenberg Blocks, Genesis 3.1, SEO, Sidebars