Newspack: WordPress & Google Joint Venture for News Publishing

Newspack WordPress & Google

Google has been developing WordPress products for several years and launched Newspack as a partnership with Automattic, Google News Initiative, and the Knight Foundation to help publishers manage and monetize their online news stories. WordPress powers between 20-30% of the Internet’s content depending on who did the counting. Google powers more than 90% of search […]

WordPress 3.8 Released

This is possibly the best WordPress update ever. WordPress 3.8 (aka “Parker”) has a redesigned interface on the admin panel. Pretty much everything is where is used to be, but it is better executed and makes the old one really look old. Open Sans as a typeface really looks good. Nice and clean. The theme viewer […]

If I write about another article, where should I link to the original source?

Good question, I’ve had questions about how to cite Internet resources on American Soccer News and also on this blog. Matt Cutts does mention his own personal preference for linking at the top of the post, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything as far as Google is concerned. You need to cite resources effectively for your readers […]

Our Best Blog Post So Far

Our Best Blog Post So Far

When you are running a start-up there are a lot of firsts and a lot of records set. Either way yesterday was a banner day for us a piece of content that we ran about what not to send out in a press release. I saw the initial piece on the The Next Web and […]

Comments Evolved for WordPress

comments evolved plugin for wordpress

There are several commenting options for WordPress: CommentLuv, Disqus, Facebook, Google+, IntenseDebate, Jetpack, Livefyre, and you can even use the (blah) native WordPress commenting system. They all work great, but they are all different online communities, and once you pick one, it’s tough to change, because of the risk involved alienating readers and users. Disqus has […]

Fresh Spam Comments

No Spam! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Going through comment spam is tedious and mundane, and I dislike it almost as much as I resist setting out to write. No one likes spam, but when my clients complain about getting spam comments I tell them that it is just a sign that you are doing something right, just DON’T APPROVE IT!!! Linking […]

Google Authorship Tips

Google released a FAQ on Authorship and some of the finer points of implementing it into the real world.

WordPress is Better Than Blogger for SEO

Self-hosted WordPress.org install is way better than Blogger. There is no contest between the two sets of features. You can even listen to Matt Cutts just to be sure. He didn’t answer is WordPress.com is better than Blogger, probably closer to a toss up, but Blogger does have some pretty intriguing looking options for monetizing your content […]