One again, Google is calling out that a fast responding website is a requirement.  And they are backing that up by offering a service to provide faster web sites – Google PageSpeed.

google page speed

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Sometimes words don’t do justice to the message.

squeeze responsive wordpress plugin

Introducing …

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The voice of Google, Matt Cutts, has stated that web site speed is a search engine ranking factor.

Rightly so in my opinion.  Who wants to wait around for a site to load?  Not me.

Turns out my site, http://www.davewooding.com, is was not so hot in the site speed arena.  The red colored results reported by webpagetest.org paint a less than stellar performance.

Drilling down on the results, it looks like a lot of the issue is the result of images and embedded Youtube videos.

The first view time 6.651 seconds and the repeat view time is 1.585 seconds.

Can I get my site to load faster, please!

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Google Suggest

If you are looking for a Google Suggest PHP script, this is the right place.

Some people say Google Suggest doesn’t work … to those people I say Google Suggest does work.

For those that say it does NOT work, I am guessing they are using a PHP script on their site that uses “old” code”. Search around the internet for Google Suggest php code and you will find some scripts that used to work. Things change.

What is Google Suggest?

google suggest

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Soda Popper

The WordPress plugin that keeps on giving.

Who Is Soda Popper For?

Affiliates who want to control where their visitors are sent to, that want to know that the affiliate cookies are being set properly, who use a WordPress blog for promoting products.

Is this describes you, then I suggest you check out Soda Popper.

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If you want to embed Youtube videos on your website, there are more options available then shown on the standard Youtube video page.

Here is the tool that will do it YOUTUBE EMBED TOOL

youtube default embed

These default youtube embed player options are a good start.

As of this writing … things change, you know – Youtube gives you the option to:

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It is one thing to personalize your emails by using an autoresponder service like Aweber or GetResponse.  It is another to personalize your self hosted WordPress blog.

Personalizing your WordPress blog can be done using “shortcodes“.

So what are they?

Introduced in WordPress 2.5 is the Shortcode API, a simple set of functions for creating macro codes for use in post content. … It enables plugin developers to create special kinds of content (e.g. forms, content generators) that users can attach to certain pages by adding the corresponding shortcode into the page text.

Huh?  Does that make sense ?

Lets forget all the techy mumbo jumbo and talk about what shortcodes can do for you.

Increase Your Conversions

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BodyBuilder.Com in Boise

Ever heard of the site?

Located in Boise, Idaho.  Where yours truly lives.

BodyBuilding.com has an Alexa rank of 737.  They get a ton of traffic every day.  To the tune of 300k uniques a day.

They have over 400 content providers adding ~40 pieces of content every week.  That doesn’t include the content generated by the million plus active users who participate in one of the largest forums driven by VBulletin 4.

Side note: Apparently, BodyBuilding.com is one of the only “large” sites with a VBulletin forum that upgraded from version 3.x to version 4.x (even Disney decided to forgo the upgrade from version 3.8.4).

Apparently, the people at BodyBuilder.com know what the hell they are doing.

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I know the Super Affiliate Guy.

The first time I heard Andy speak he said something so brilliant, so simple – I had a “light bulb moment”.

lightbulb moment

Or in Homer-speak: “d’oh!

Andy is a top 100 Clickbank affiliate.  He knows a thing or two about making money online.

If you are a little bit jaded about making money online, then your first question is probably along the lines of “how much money does he spend” to make money.

It’s one thing to be a top affiliate, but at what cost?

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