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Bad Behavior WordPress Plugin Killed My Google Traffic

I’ve been looking into the Bad Behavior WordPress plugin to help stop some of the spam comments that I’ve been getting. Turns out, it made things horribly worse. I’m not sure why, but the plugin decided to block Google bot. By the time I noticed, the damage had been done and my visitor stats are […]

What happens when you change WordPress’ URL structure? Will it kill SEO?

Earlier this year I switched all my WordPress URLs (aka permalinks) from date based to ID and post names. Since then I haven’t seen any negative effects from search engines when it comes to the amount of referral traffic. The Background Now, when a blog is set up, the URL structure is defined. If you […]

What makes a good web host?

I’ll admit it, I have A.D.D when it comes to technology. There’s always something new, someone cheaper, or something shiny that grabs my attention. But new isn’t always better. As I’m writing this post, I’m having conversations with my web host, A Small Orange, over high CPU performance. It seems that something on my WordPress […]

Me & WordPress vs Google Page Speed & YSlow

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. It seems that I can’t stop tweaking my WordPress install & settings. I’ve done some major re-working of things on the back-end and I’m hoping I didn’t break anything. If I did, please tell me! The bulk of my changes are to help with my site speed addiction. […]

WordPress 3 Login Error Animation – No No No

It’s a small new feature in WordPress 3 but a fun one. On the login screen, if you enter your username or password incorrectly, it shakes the screen at you in a disapproving manor. “No no no, that’s just not right” is what WordPress is telling you. I wonder how many other small, but fun, […]

Speeding Up WordPress Starts With Plugin Developers

I’ve recently been looking at Google’s speed test tool and working to increase the speed of some of the sites I interact with daily. Where as there are things that we, as blog owners, can control, a lot of speeding up WordPress falls in the hands of plugin developers. Here is what WordPress plugins developers […]

New URLs & Lots of Patients

For some time I’ve wanted to remove the month, day, year from my URL structure on my blog but I haven’t. Everything I’ve ever learned about SEO is to not change the URLs. However I really wanted to. Then, late last week, my host somehow blocked Google bot from accessing the server I’m on and […]

What Happened to Ecto? The Best Mac Desktop Blogging Tool.

Do you remember Ecto? It was the most best desktop blogging tool on the Mac. It supported multiple blogs, had Flickr & Amazon integration, along with iLife and so much more. But there hasn’t been a software update in about a year and there is no news on the site. It’s been quiet, to quiet. […]

Hello WordPress 2.7

A quick post to say I just upgraded WordPress to 2.7 and I’m loving the admin side of things.  Overall it seems more responsive which is nice in itself.   The new admin menu layout is a welcome change as well and the color scheme is easy on the eyes.  I’ve only been running it […]

Updated to WordPress 2.6

Just a quick note to say I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.6.  If you see any issues, let me know. 🙂