Give your websites some goals

OK, so maybe you only have one website, fine, what’s its goal?  Recently I read about goals and how easy they are to setup in Google Analytics. so I made a video to get you started, I say started you are allowed 20 goals per website as I perceive it.GiveYourWebsiteSomeGoals  The video says it all to get started.  On my YOUTUBE channel @

Should you still have a Social Media Team? by Eric Holden

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One blog that I read (it’s on the blogroll @ http://guyrcookonlineservices.com/blog ) is percolate, and they have asked a good question, “What role should a social media team play in an organization today?” and their answer is in the blog.

At the same time I noticed they’re using https:// for their URL on the blog, are you using https:// on your blog’s URL?  Should you in light of what Google said that everything of worth should have https:// OR is that just a way to sell certificates.

So, how much security have you enlisted, and is it keeping your information from prying eyes? (ok they use their fingers)

The Social Media Checklist for events promotion

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The Social Media Checklist for events promotion is a document on ‘how to’ and where for several Social Media channels, have a plan for social marketing and then use some or all of these resources to ‘get er’ done’ as they say.

Here’s that file in PDF format via a bit.ly   — http://bit.ly/guyrcooksmc

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Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2015 Winners!

SocialMediaExaminer had a list of the top 10 social media blogs with pictures and verbage, this is that list in a condensed form.

https://blog.bufferapp.com/ Buffer Social, which has one of the best curated blogs in the social media space, provides well-researched, comprehensive content that’s useful for all levels of social media marketers.

http://www.businessesgrow.com/blog/ Grow by Mark W. Schaefer flips content marketing on its head. His superb content consists of thoughtful experiences, which are devoid of ego and designed to help other businesses find success.

http://www.jonloomer.com/ Jon Loomer‘s core approach to content rocks. He shares fantastic, in-depth articles focused on Facebook that include experiments, real-life examples and supportive graphics.

http://convinceandconvert.com/ Convince & Convert‘s Jay Baer continues to raise the bar for seasoned marketers. This established thought leader creates consistent, quality content.

http://rebekahradice.com/blog/ Rebekah Radice has a beautifully laid out blog that’s easy to read. She is a strong writer who provides in-depth advice for novice to intermediate marketers.

http://sociallysorted.com.au/blog/ Socially Sorted‘s Donna Moritz shares solid content with thought-provoking and curiosity-driven headlines, along with great visuals.

http://www.razorsocial.com/blog/ RazorSocial, published by Ian Cleary, has tons of detailed articles for businesses. Plus, Ian’s stellar software tool reviews include his favorite features, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to use them.

http://www.jennstrends.com/blog/ Jenn’s Trends, by Jenn Herman, shares quality content while narrowing in on her niche: Instagram for businesses. Jenn’s tips are helpful for novice to advanced marketers.

http://simplymeasured.com/blog/ Simply Measured has well-written content, which includes outstanding data and hands-on reporting of actual case studies.

http://www.socialbro.com/blog SocialBro provides quality posts on seldom-discussed topics. There are lots of gems of great advice on this blog.

Knowledge Base Scripts

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Today, doing the ‘duties’ involved with keeping current on websites, the WordPress powered websites, got an update from Yoast

2.1.1

Release Date: April 21st, 2015

Bugfixes:
Fixes a bug where the JSON+LD output was outputted twice when company or person info wasn’t set.
Fixes a compatibility issue with Video SEO and WooCommerce SEO add-ons causing WSOD on the frontend for video’s and WooCommerce products.
Fixes a compatibility issue with BBPress caused by hooking current_user_can too early.

2.1

Release Date: April 20th, 2015

Features:
Added support for website name JSON+LD markup.

Enhancements:
Makes sure Twitter cards are by default enabled since they don’t need to be validated anymore by Twitter.
Removes the Twitter url meta tag, since Twitter no longer uses it.
Shows a validation error when a user selects a featured image for a post that is smaller than 200×200 pixels.
Shows a validation error when a user tries to use shortcodes in the titles and meta’s settings page that are incompatible with the type of content those titles and meta’s are associated with.
Makes sure no taxonomy metadata is lost with the upcoming 4.2 version of WordPress.
Upgraded to Facebook Graph API 3.0 for fetching Facebook user ID’s straight from Facebook.
Made the plugin conflict notices more user friendly, explaining better which piece of functionality might be impacted, offering a link to the corresponding settings and a button to deactivate the conflicting plugin.

Bugfixes:
Fixes a bug where the sitemaps were no longer being served from WP transient cache.
Fixes a bug where breadcrumbs weren’t nested properly.
Fixes a possible “headers already sent” error in the sitemaps.
Fixes a notice for the homepage URL in post type sitemaps.
Fixes an “undefined index” notice on the sitemaps.
Fixes an “undefined index” notice in the breadcrumbs.
Fixes a bug where translations were not loaded when used as MU-plugin.
Fixes a JS error that was raised when editing post-types without a TinyMCE editor.

Security:
Fixes a possible XSS vulnerability. Thanks Johannes Schmitt from Scrutinizer CI for discovering and responsibly disclosing this issue.

So, in research the ‘google knowledge base’  the source of the information needed for more information was listed as https://developers.google.com/structured-data/customize/overview and after looking there, I had the information I needed to create this PDF file http://bit.ly/kbs20150421  (links to a public folder on DropBox)