How to Boost Your Ecommerce SEO With a Few WordPress Tweaks

 This is a guest post by Catalin Zorzini. 
Oh SEO, the dreaded three letters that make just about every ecommerce webmaster cringe. You look at Google and search for your keywords and realize that all of your sales depend on how well your site ranks on the first page, especially since 70 percent of users never scroll past the first page.

You can grab one of the top notch ecommerce platforms for some nice SEO features, but this usually doesn’t solve all your problems. The key is making those little tweaks, the things that not everyone does to push you slightly above your competitors and improve your sales dramatically.

Everyone tries to optimize their sites, but it seems to be the simple things that help you improve overall and get over those one or two search engine spot hurdles you are yearning for.

Let’s take a look at a few WordPress tweaks to help boost your ecommerce SEO within a few minutes. (more…)

5 of the Best WordPress Review Plugins … Reviewed

Review websites have become a very important element in today’s e-commerce space. In one of their studies, MarketingLand reports that out of 1,046 survey participants, 90 percent admit that their buying decisions are in fact influences by online reviews.[1]

Furthermore, according to another survey, 79 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.[2]

Those are just two of the reasons why launching a review site could be an interesting project for you to undertake. The stats don’t lie. So, just to make this a bit easier …

here are 5 of the best WordPress review plugins … reviewed:

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Top 100 WordPress People to Follow on Twitter

As a new (or even experienced) Twitter user, it can be hard at first to know exactly who you should be following. You can start with the Twitter elite, those users who are considered the elite of Twitter because of high follower counts. The problem with following just the Twitter elite, however, is that you’ll rarely be able to start a good conversation, and I don’t think that any of them have the intention to partake in WordPress-related topics.

So here’s a different list … more WordPress people to follow than you can shake a stick at: (more…)

The Basics of WordPress SEO for Designers: How to Improve Your Portfolio

 This is a guest post by Dragan Nikolic. 
Website optimization is not only a merely technical thing. You can do all the tagging, do your meta descriptions, keyword research and other handy things that we are going to touch a bit deeper in the article, but it would mean so much more if it’s supported by content.

Your website is not supposed to be read by machines. They are here only to assist the transfer of information and knowledge between your WordPress blog or portfolio to your visitors. Following all the SEO guidelines for optimizing your portfolio must be accompanied with content. Visually appealing, informative, coherent and semantically correct content. (more…)

The CodeinWP Family in 2015 – Transparency Report #1

This headline might not sound very clear at first, so let me explain…

I believe in transparency in business.

In short, me and the team are here to help out the WordPress community and to try make working with WordPress easier, more time efficient, and more effective for us all. We love interacting with you guys through the comments, various forums, the official WordPress.org theme/plugin boards, social media and so on.

That being said, we also aim to grow our business along the way, and, what follows, make money doing so. And that’s what I want to be transparent about today. (more…)

12 Best Full-Screen WordPress Themes

Full-screen websites have a unique way of somehow making you feel like you’re part of the “story” that’s being told. Or is it just me?

Anyway, those sites bring you into their world more effectively and thus allow for better interaction. The larger viewport is likely one of the main reasons here.

All this makes full-screen the future of web design. So here are the top 12 full-screen WordPress themes on the market today. (more…)

February 2015 WordPress News – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP

Yup, this is the first edition of our new series – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP.

What’s inside? News from the WordPress world, new plugin and theme releases, interviews, tutorials … basically, everything that’s been going on with WordPress recently.

Let’s start with February, and there are a lot of interesting stories around. Our favorite CMS doesn’t stop to amaze us every week. Or every day, I’d say. (more…)

9 Email Marketing Tools for WordPress to Help Your Small Business Grow in 2015

Even though many consider email as being obsolete, it is still the most effective solution for connecting with your audience and keeping them updated with your content on a regular basis.

Here are a few words about email’s supremacy:

  • According to a study made by Gigaom and Extole, email is considered the best tactic for many companies to promote their products. The study is based on survey responses from 300 marketers in the U.S. The result shows that email is used regularly by 86 percent of respondents.[1]
  • Also, according to data from Radicati, there are four billion email accounts worldwide and the number is estimated to increase to over 4.3 billion in 2016.[2]
  • Need more data? ExactTarget says that 95 percent of online consumers use email. And 91 percent of them use email at least daily.[3]

Do you still think that social networks are the main player today? Doesn’t seem like so. (more…)

30 Experts Share: The Top *Non-Obvious* WordPress Plugins That’ll Make You a Better Blogger

This post isn’t about telling you to go and install plugins such as WordPress SEO by Yoast, Jetpack, or Contact Form 7.

You probably already know about their existence, and very likely have them on your site already.

For most bloggers, they are … what’s the word … obvious.

And don’t get me wrong, as great as those plugin are, being constantly hit over the head with yet another “Top 10 WordPress Plugins” list that praises them has become rather tiring.

That’s why we’ve decided to go another route with the resource you’re reading right now. Instead of listing the top and most popular plugins in the WordPress world, we’re focusing on team non-obvious.

That being said, this isn’t just a list of some obscure creations, but rather a cool set of original plugins that can give you great benefits despite being a little lesser known out there.

So, to find out what those non-obvious plugins might be, we invited 30 experts to share their input on the matter.

Here’s the question that was asked of them:

What 3 non-obvious plugins would you advise every WordPress blogger to have?

Without further ado, here’s the leaderboard – the plugins that kept popping up the most: (more…)

13 Best Business/Corporate WordPress Themes 2015

We’re living in times when the competition between corporations, agencies and firms is getting really tight. Everyone wants to offer better solutions, better products and services. And online marketing is the modern day top method to get more customers, provided that your website is actually of high quality…

If you don’t know where to start with that last part, begin by checking the list I made below. Here are the 13 best business WordPress themes created especially for a corporate websites. They are modern, good looking and have useful functions that will help you promote your projects and services. (more…)