WordPress Optimisation @ Think Visibility

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  • Excellent tips for wordpress seo. I really enjoyed the Think Visibility event and it was great to be part of the audience to which this presentation relates.
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  • My apologies for the lack of content around the slides, will write up what I said a bit in a blog post soon!
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  • Happy thought!
  • Talk about WordPress & blogging for an hour!
  • Copy paste some slides
  • Be an obnoxious fat bastard and present it
  • Go and do what I do best
  • Wait a minute...
  • You’ve probably all read this...
  • It’s not like you couldn’t have Googled for it...
  • So I had an idea, more in line with the new and less fat Joost :)
  • Let’s get down and dirty... We’re going to talk about
  • Speed
  • Analytics
  • Social
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  • I’ll try to answer all of them.
  • Speed
  • Puny PNG your theme’s images.
  • CDN’s have servers all over the world, closest to your visitors. Especially good for blogs with a global readership.

    Why a subdomain works, even when on the same server: browser pipelining, multiple connections.
  • Analytics
  • Make sure you track what’s important, it’s not (just) pageviews :)
  • Gravity forms rocks: YOAST for 20% off
  • Social
  • How many of you have ever reached Digg frontpage? How much of that was through a Digg submitted through a button?
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    22. Speed: cheap or cheaper? • Cheap: • Pick a CDN (like NetDNA) • Cheaper: • Use a subdomain 25
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    25. Goals • Set decent Goals: • Comments and Unique Commenters • RSS Subscriptions • Downloads 28
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    29. Buttons • Use Sociable for Delicious & Twitter buttons etc. • Remove the Digg and other “vote site” buttons. 32
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