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The My Website Workshop Podcast
36 minutes | Nov 24, 2014
How to Make Your Blog Post More Google Friendly
Making a habit of creating search engine friendly content is a great one to cultivate. The best part about it is that it doesn't have to be a difficult, or time-consuming task! Integrate these steps in to creating your content and you'll be helping your content do what it's supposed to do. Be sure to check out this episode to hear about the stuff below and more: Make sure you have a clear compelling headline Make sure you include your keyword phrase in your url Make sure your images on your page contain your keyword phrase in their alt tag Mentioned in this episode New first class backup service for Orracle Hosting clients WPLaunch Quick and Dirty Guide to On Page SEO Basics How to use Market Samurai Neil Patel on post length Resources Beginner's Guide to SEO - Moz Neil Patel - On Page Optimization
31 minutes | Oct 17, 2014
Moving Your Website From Point A to Point With As Little Pain as Possible | 029
In this episode of the My Website Workshop Podcast we're going to cover the things you need to think about when you're moving your website from one host to another. Moving a website from one host to another may not be the easiest thing in the world, but when you make sure to cover these bases it will help you get where you're trying to go. In this episode I'll tell you about how I get all this stuff done! Making sure your domain name, your site files and your database are all in order - this is crucial! What you need to think about regarding your email for your domain, and how it's all going to work. What you need to wait for before you cancel your old hosting account. Resources mentioned in this episode: OS X Yosemite WPLaunch Google Apps Orracle Hosting Cloudflare Migrating a WordPress Website Setting up Gmail to Work with Multiple Domains
36 minutes | Oct 2, 2014
What Are You Missing In Your New Website? | 028
When it comes to launching a new website it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the potential your new online venture can inspire. But in order to give yourself a solid base framework to help you achieve that potential you have put the correct building blocks in place. You have to keep in mind your target audience. Your website isn't always about you. It's about your customers. If you're not thinking first and foremost about them, you're doing it wrong. You need to think of how you're going to define your platform in terms of your branding too. How are you going to present youreself to your audience? What platform are you going to use? Who's going to be your host? Find out why you don't want to find yourself in a situation where you're having to start from scratch like people who built their platform on something like Posterous. All these things and more are covered in this edition of the podcast. Mentioned in this episode Wunderlist 3 WordPress 4 Why it's so important to build your platform on your own domain that you control Seth Godin's blog Orracle Hosting WPLaunch
37 minutes | Aug 28, 2014
WordPress Setup Service - WPLaunch - Everything You Need to Know | 027
When it comes to getting started with your website, many times WordPress is the solution that comes to mind almost immediately. There are a lot of tutorials and guides to starting your own website. Some are good some leave a little bit to be desired. But what doesn’t immediately come to mind for a lot of people are the things that you need to do once you’ve bought a hosting package and you’ve installed WordPress. Finishing the installation is only the beginning, and I’ve seen it happen too many times, where people install WordPress then get hit with all the questions about plugins and themes that need to be answered. A lot of times people just don’t want to be bothered with all the details associated with getting started with WordPress. Sometimes they don’t know what they need to do. WPLaunch solves those issues. WPLaunch is my solution to that problem, and that’s what we’re covering in this podcast. What did you think? Leave me a comment below!
34 minutes | Aug 13, 2014
WordPress Security - What you need to know to keep you safe | 026
Keeping your website secure is always a big deal, and it's been an even bigger deal than usual lately. So you need to find out what you can do to help get your website locked up. This is the episode that will help you get up to speed with securing your website with a few easy-to-follow measures you can take to keep malicious traffic out. You've heard about the Russian hackers who stole 1 billion passwords. You've heard of the vulnerabilities that WordPress plugins are succeptible to; WordPress Custom Contact Forms is only the latest plugin to fall victim. Even recently there was a notification that Drupal in addtion to WordPress could be vulnerable to a DoS exploit. There is no doubt that securing your website is more important than ever. Someone somwhere is looking for a way to get in and they're determined.
27 minutes | Aug 2, 2014
Hello World (Again)! The My Website Workshop Podcast Has Returned | 025
After waiting so long to get it going again, the My Website Workshop Podcast has returned! It's been way too long. As I explain in this episode of the newly reminted podcast, the main issue was trying to figure out what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go with it. I was spurred on by getting back to listening to podcasts myself. The fact is there are some great shows out there. I love Pat Flynn's podcast. Each time I listen to that it's a real inspiration and I always come away with a lot of notes of things I want to do. But the biggest thing I continually learn about is how others are being succesful. I was also spurred on by Cliff Ravenscraft. After all, it was Cliff and my friend Justin Lukasavige who inspired me to start podcasting to begin with. But hearing Cliff's response to Spencer Haws was the final straw for me. I've heard so many people talk about the impact of a regular podcast, and I was reminded why I started doing all this stuff to begin with - to start a conversation. So this is the "welcome back episode" where I go over some of these things, and why I'm doing it.
44 minutes | Mar 14, 2013
What Goes in to Good Design? | 024
Have you thought through all that goes in to good design? There are several good rules to live by, you don't want visual aspects to be distracting, you don't want to have so much going on that your message is lost in translation among several other solid principles to live by. But this time we're going to go a little deeper than normal and go over Deiter Rams' 10 principles of good design and how they relate to what your building. There is some deep stuff here, so make sure you download and listen to the podcast to find out! We wrap things up by getting in to the latest phase for the Niche Site Challenge and the upcoming "challenge within the challenge"! News Items from this Podcast This week's podcast also introduces the show's new co-host and Orracle team member George Amequito! I'm incredibly excited to be teamed up with George, and he's got a ton of talent. He brings a lot of really solid insight to this week's podcast and will be part of the show going forward! Mentioned on the Show mural.ly - Google Docs for visual Mock Vault Get Signoff Podio Basecamp Niche Site Challenge
49 minutes | Feb 2, 2013
Niche Site Challenge - Researching Topics and Keyword Research | 023
The Challenge is afoot! We're off and running now in our Niche Site Challenge and it's time to dig in and get to work. Here is where we start putting all the pieces together to make this thing happen! In this episode we talk about issues surrounding uncovering topics and how to do our keyword research for our topics. If we are going to start a website that attracts the kind of audience that we want, we have to do the hard work up front so that we can reap the rewards later. Remember, even if it gets tough for you while you're working on this part of the Challenge, keep your goal in mind - what you hope to do with the money you earn from your website - to see yourself through! News Items Covered In This Podcast Platform University This Week's Questions How do we join the "Niche Site Challenge"? I'm wondering If I have started with too narrow of a thought guys. My wife is using cloth diapers with our son. It has become quite popular around here. I have been trying to flesh out the idea but I am having issues. When I try to narrow down the niche from there the traffic just dissappears. Could I be tring to narrow down too much? Niche Site Challenge Resources: 48 Days My Website Workshop Group - Let us know you're part of the Challenge here! nichesitechallenge.com http://challenge.co/forum nichesiteduel.com http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/niche-selection-tips/ Orracle Analytics Mentioned on the Show Market Samurai OptinSkin affiliate disclosure
40 minutes | Jan 16, 2013
Kicking Off 2013 and the Niche Site Challenge Introduction | 022
As the calendar flips to another new year, it's time to get things in order and start working on the goals we've set for the year. I posted what's on the agenda for Orracle Media, and getting the podcast moving again is one of the top things! The biggest thing that's happening in this first part of the new year is the Niche Site Challenge. This show is kind of the kick-off before the kick-off which will actually be next week, but this show goes over the things we're hoping to achieve and the outline of what it's going to look like. One of the biggest new things about the Niche Site Challenge is that it's going to have an accompanying podcast episode for each step along the way and we'll also be covering the questions that come up as we make our way through it. News Items Covered in this Podcast Orracle Analytics This Week's Question I have a PayPal question and wonder if you might know the answer. I have a PayPal account, and when I launched my first website, which has a shopping cart linked to it, my web guy said I should upgrade the PP account to PayPal for Business in order to accommodate the online sales. I'm no longer giving a lot of attention to that site (have plans to do something different with it next year), and while I get a sale through it every now and then, there's not a lot of activity. Do I really need to keep my PayPal at the PayPal for Business level ($30 a month), or can I downgrade it to the free account? I can't really find clarification on the PP website. Mentioned on the Show Orracle Analytics Niche Site Challenge
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