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Mad Cow Customizer for WooCommerce

I had some much needed and well-savored down-time over the holidays. I used (most of) that time to work on a new plugin. My previous plugin was a WooCommerce customizer that allows the user to add content to the Shop, Product, Cart and Checkout pages. It’s very versatile and saves

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Domains, DNS, Hosting, Oh my!

This is in no way to be an exhaustive review of DNS, but more of a basic guideline for messing with your domain. In general, this is a scary place to mess around if you’re not super comfortable. My main piece of advice is to enlist the help of your

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Hooky Woo WooCommerce Hooks Customizer

Well, I finally did it. 🙂 I released my first plugin on the WordPress repo (or is it called the “directory” now?). Lots of folks don’t really encourage this type of behavior. There are plenty who believe the hassle of the support requests outweighs the joy of sharing something cool

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I ain’t scared…. much….

Alright. I had to make a video embed shortcode for a client and figured some folks may want to peek at it and maybe use it. Basically, this allows your clients to add videos into their pages, include some padding and float, yet maintain the beauty of responsive design. Currently

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Check Yo Self!

All the SEO efforts in the world will do you no good if you fail to evaluate your results. Much like anything you strive for, losing weight, gaining muscle, learning a new skill, etc., you won’t really know if you are improving if you don’t measure it somehow. I’m not

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Phinding Phrases

  This past week I had an opportunity to chat with a client about keyword identification and research. I know this is a topic we have covered in the past, but it bears revisiting. When you are heading down the road of optimizing your site for search engines (SEO), the

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Learn the code, you will

Another one of the sage lessons Sean taught me was once you start digging into the code, specifically he was talking about HTML, you will start to see patterns.  It doesn’t take an HTML expert to recognize these patterns and be able to start to make some edits.  Before we

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We Aim to Try

Franzy!  One of the more mellow WARPs on the Loon Mountain Ski Patrol and a good friend.  That was one of his sayings and it sort of stuck.  There’s a handful of amusing stories floating around the patrol alum.  Stories of heroism, tom-foolery, bravery, stupidity and yes, drunken exploits typically

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Mulligan?

No, but really… It has truly been a bit of a whirlwind for the last few weeks.  We migrated south to Boulder from Fort Collins.  That alone is a bit of a time-suck.  And my work with Codegeek has really picked up lately.  I currently have a site “fix” at

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Get Your Nerd On!

Put on your thinking caps today. We’re going to get a little nerdy here in mid-summer!  We have talked, a bunch, about the “big picture” of SEO. Important steps like doing your keyword research, optimizing your site with those phrases and making sure you have dedicated landing pages for the

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Picking the Perfect Phrases (for SEO)

Here’s hoping your 4th of July was explosive!  I read, this morning, that the Fort Collins police received 200 complaints about fireworks over the weekend.  This tells me 2 things.  First, I still don’t understand why fireworks are illegal.  Yes, they can be dangerous but so is a car, motorcycle,

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Expose Yourself, Yourself!

It is no secret there is no shortage of people out there willing to take your money in exchange for “improving your presence on search engines” or “improving your exposure on “businessListings.com”. They will claim to “update your web presence, add videos, improve your listing on Google, etc. While this

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Phew, that was a gap and a half

OK, so I just realized I’ve become the plumber with the leaky faucet and the cobbler with no shoes.  I tend to preach (nicely) to my clients about content being king.  Then I go and ignore my website and blog for a few months. Not cool.  I’m here to remedy

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A Little Keyword 101

If you have headed down the road of Search Engine Optimization, you are familiar with the importance of “keyword phrases”. These are the bread and butter of any organization’s SEO strategy and are the “meat” in the Internet marketing sandwich. (or soy burger if you prefer!) Using the data from

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Don't Forget Your Tags!

While I would agree that adding “title” and “alt” tags on your images is of lesser importance to your overall SEO strategy than the “title meta-tag” or certainly, good content. They are still worth considering as part of the big picture. When adding an image (or even a link) to

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Who's Searching What?

As I mentioned earlier, knowing what people are searching for, to find your website, is very important to your overall SEO and marketing strategy. I tend to look at this data in two different ways. On the one hand, the group of people that are already searching for phrases you

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Stuck On Statistics

Statistics is not just a hard word to say but also a challenging thing to wrap your brain around from a marketing perspective. You can learn a lot about your visitors and “potential” visitors by reviewing your website traffic, visitor behavior patterns, newsletter/social media posting data and even tracking the

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Constantly Consistent

Add a little consistency to your page. If you are stuck with an older, perhaps “outdated” website, the chore of updating it might be a little more than you want to tackle. As I keep praising the idea of “content is king”, you might be dreading the update process since

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