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Let’s begin with a link that Copyblogger tweeted out earlier today. If you want to donate to help the victims of the raging Colorado wildfires, click here.
Here are this week’s links …
- 12 Must-Do Tasks for the New WordPress Site Owner
I linked to this earlier in the week when I espoused the virtues of the WordPress Jetpack plugin, but it warrants linking to again. All 12 of these tasks are very worthwhile for a new WP site owner.
- Blogging To Build Your Business
Michael Hyatt discusses the benefits of blogging to build a new business, plus some best-practice strategies for doing so. One of his suggestions: use Scribe for SEO. We concur.
- The 6 Best Growth Hacks to Get Customers Without Having to Pay for Them
Check out what #1 is: “A slow site turns customers away. It has a direct impact on your wallet. In fact, “a 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.” Just sayin’…
- Community: The best local SEO strategy you’re not using
Our friends at Raven provide an insightful and actionable breakdown of an oft-overlooked local SEO strategy.
- The 100 WordPress Related Blogs You Need In Your Life
This link was sent to me through our help desk, and I must say that it’s a pretty thorough compilation of WordPress-related websites. Also, he has the founder of StudioPress.tv listed as “Brain” Gardner, which I’m sure Brian Gardner will appreciate.
And speaking of Brian Gardner and his web-famous brain, here is a helpful, convenient repository of code snippets for the Genesis framework. And here is a helpful tutorial on how to add content boxes to your Genesis-powered site.
Have a great weekend everyone. If you have link suggestions you’d like me to consider for next week’s edition, email me:
jerod [at] copyblogger [dot] com