Hello Happy Site Owners! This week’s Tech Tips section features plugins and plugins. Oh, and did I mention plugins? Blog Tips features a follow up to a tip I mentioned last week about StumbleUpon. Plus, the Social Media section features two of my fave Facebook folks. Enjoy!
Sarah Gooding writes some of my fave posts on WPMU.org. Recently she posted Googlyzer For WordPress Puts the Power of Google Analytics In Your Admin Dashboard. It’s a plugin and I tried it.
It has some nice charts (see her post for a screenshot), but it doesn’t actually put them in the main WP admin Dashboard. I’ve been using the Google Analyticator plugin because it does have a little module for the Dashboard, and it tells me much the same info as Googlyzer. However, Googlyzer updates more often, instead of reporting data that’s delayed 24 hours.
Do you use a plugin to get a quick view of your site metrics and see what’s hot? What do you use?
And, if want even more on metrics, here’s everything you could possibly want to know about Google Analytics. It’s the updated Google Analytics Resources Guide for 2011 from the nice folks at Kissmetrics.
Do you offer download files on your site? Then you’ll want to check out this excellent how-to on a plugin to manage your WordPress downloads.
Do you need to make a mobile version of your blog? The WP Touch plugin does it for you and it has just been updated. If you’re already using this plugin, tell us what you like most about it and about having a mobile version of your blog.
Katherine Meyer has a very nice post on the V3 Integrated Marketing blog about tools to check your page load time. As we all know, load time affects your SEO ranking. And, if you want to see something else really cool on their site, highlight the author’s name (just under the title). A little Learn More bubble pops up. Click it to see web results for her.
In a previous Tips Tuesday post I included a couple of posts about using StumbleUpon to get traffic to your site. Here is the flipside of that coin. It’s a post by Francisco Rosales on Social Mouths titled Should You Focus On StumbleUpon Now That It Passed Facebook As A Traffic Generator?
John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing thinks it’s time to purge the word entrepreneur. I see his point, but not sure I’m ready to go that far yet. What do you think?
Aaron Wheeler has a video (with text transcript) on SEOMoz about the state of article marketing these days.
Jeff Goins has been pinging my radar a lot lately. He just updated his site’s About page and it may be a good example for you to use on your site. When you finish, go back and have a look at each section to see if you can figure out what purpose it serves.
Social Media Tips
Here’s a nice quick video by Mari Smith with 7 ways to get noticed on Facebook. You’ll also want to see the chart below the video about ideal times to post. And, I’m really hoping some folks will pay attention to her remarks about less is more and cut down on their posting frequency.
And, once you get noticed, here’s a nice post from Hugh Briss of Social Identites on an unexpected benefit of the new Facebook Subscribe feature to send folks from your personal profile to your biz page.