How to remove related videos from the end of an embedded YouTube video: update

One of the most popular posts on this blog for the last five years (!) was about how to remove related videos from the end of an embedded YouTube video. It consistently brought in tens of thousands of visits a year. That is, until recently, when traffic to that post started to dip significantly. I  Continue »

The complete guide to adding your website to Google Search Console and becoming an SEO rockstar

Google Search Console is an incredibly useful, free tool offered by Google to help website owners get in-depth insights into the health and performance of their sites. Some of the insights Google Search Console offers are: Number of webpages are in Google’s index Number of 404 (not found) pages and other errors have been identified  Continue »

The ultimate guide to cross-posting on WordPress and Medium to increase engagement while avoiding duplicate content

I love WordPress, obvs. It’s my CMS and blogging platform of choice for so many reasons. But sometimes it seems like a party is happening on other, similar platforms, and FOMO sets in. Cool, cutting-edge people are sharing their smart, insightful thoughts and getting Recommends, Follows, and most importantly…more views and engagement. I’m talking about you Medium. What is  Continue »

Make sure your online passwords are better than Mark Zuckerberg’s [VIDEO]

Earlier this month Mark Zuckerberg’s LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter accounts were briefly hacked. It seems that he made the same mistake that many people do online: he used the same password across his social media accounts. Once a hacker got hold of his password for one account, they were able to log in to  Continue »

3 Reasons why sliders are bad for your website’s health

Websites aren’t just a pretty face. In fact, their prettiness is only as good as the purpose it serves. Almost everything on a site should be geared towards helping you and your users achieve goals, like getting people to sign up for a demo or newsletter, request a quote, read more pages to get more  Continue »

10 ways to get more people to read your non-profit email newsletter

Despite all the online marketing channels available to non-profits today (Facebook, Twitter, SEO, Adwords), only email consistently delivers a steady ROI (return on investment) and tangible results. But Facebook! you say. Well, check these stats out: Despite the rapid rise of social media, more online donations are made from a click in an e-newsletter than  Continue »

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 »

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