What To Do When WordPress Update Fails

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WordPress has many awesome features.  One of those handy features is the ability to auto-update your WordPress files.  For the majority of users, it works great.  For others it can cause grief and you may not even know about it at first because it’s an auto- update. In this post, you’ll learn what to do when WordPress auto-update fails.

A cautionary tale

Today I want to share a story, I’m calling it a cautionary tale of going viral.

Imagine if you will...

You have created some amazing content on your site, the title of the blog post is intriguing and really entices folks to click through and the graphics you created to share on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are some of the best you’ve created.

During your regular check in with Google Analytics you see a spike in your traffic, you dig a little deeper and discover that it’s gone viral – well at least for you!  You are excited and then the worst thing happens

You got to check the PIN that’s bring the traffic and you click through to your site to see something similar to…

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How to Setup the Yoast SEO Plugin

My friend, Jennifer Snyder of WomenWinningOnline.com reached out the other day and asked if I had an article about how to setup the Yoast SEO plugin and as coincidence would have it I am working on a hefty post about SEO or Search Engine Optimization in general and it was going to include a section on Yoast.  I decided that I would write up my how to for Yoast SEO  and provide a how to now, rather than wait for my SEO post to get published.

This article will cover why you want to be using Yoast SEO on your WordPress website and I will also cover the basics of getting your Yoast SEO plugin set up as well.  I’ll even touch on those pesky red, yellow, and green circles and how important they are, if at all. This article will not be covering the basics of SEO, but will focus on how to setup and use the Yoast SEO plugin effectively.

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Discover How To Automatically Start Driving More Website Traffic

Welcome to Part Three of my WordPress Website Traffic Blueprint article series, where I share how to create an automated web traffic machine using WordPress.

In Part One of this article series, we explained why using an expertly configured WordPress website is the key to generating automated traffic …

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Easy Steps to Website Maintenance for WordPress Site Owners

I’ve been working online since 2008, helping other bloggers and website owners with their website maintenance. When I starting working with a new client I always wonder while I wait for my first login to give me access what I will find on the dashboard of my client’s WordPress site.

Some of the most common things I’ve seen…

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A Blogger’s Guide to Understanding Google Analytics

Do you have an Understanding of Google Analytics?

Is it installed on your website?

When was the last time you looked at your Google Analytics account?

Do you shy away from looking at Google Analytics because you find all that “data” just too much??

It’s time to finally get a good understanding of Google Analytics, so you can better serve your audience.

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Is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Too Hard?

image of search engine optimization too hard?

You need traffic to your website and it’s no secret that search engine optimization to optimise your website is a fantastic way to go. In this article, I’m going to cover what you need to know to make your next website or blog post friendly to the search engines so you can get found. You’ll be …

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How To Set Up A Google Alert In 3 Simple And Easy Steps

Right now, billions of social transactions are happening online. New content is constantly being published on social media streams, websites, and news sites, and some of that information is related to subjects you are interested in. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a free, easy and simple way to access information about what is …

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9 Common Mistakes Made By New Website Owners

Today, more than any other time it’s easier than ever to launch your very own website.  It also means that you can easily make some mistakes with your own website.

This is often a case of you don’t know what you don’t know.

I’m going to share a few of the common mistakes that you’ll want to avoid when you’re setting up your own WordPress Site.

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Using Permalinks To Improve Your WordPress SEO

Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply add a new post to your website or blog, and the following took place … all from your web address: Potential site visitors could glean what the post was about, Google would be able to discover your posts faster, Every single item of content on your site would have a unique identifier, making things easier to manage. Well, with WordPress permalinks this can easily be done!

Web Site Traffic Blueprint – Part Two

Learn How To Create A Web Traffic-Getting Machine In Part One of the Web Traffic Blueprint article series, I explained that the key to creating an automated web traffic generation machine is to use an “expertly-configured” WordPress website. I also explained, an expertly-configured WordPress web site is not the same thing as a professionally-configured WordPress web …

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Web Traffic Blueprint Part 1 – A Complete Guide To Growing Your Website Visitors Automatically Using WordPress

Every business needs a constant stream of new web traffic to prosper online. Learning how to bring new visitors to your website is a requirement of growing a business online successfully. Lack of web visitors is also one of the most common complaints made by website owners everywhere. This article is part of an article …

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