WPWeekly Episode 244 – Myths, Lies, and the Truth of SEO with Rebecca Gill

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Rebecca Gill, founder of Web-Savvy-Marketing. We discuss a number of topics surrounding SEO including, what’s changed in the past five years, the purpose of SEO plugins,  common misconceptions, and the amount of effort involved in obtaining good results. Gill also provides insight into an SEO bootcamp she’s hosting January 11-13, 2017.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released, Streamlines Plugin and Theme Management

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Login Watchdog logs failed login attempts and blocks all future login attempts from that IP address when it exceeds the number configured in the settings.

WP Freshdesk connects a WordPress site with a Freshdesk account. It also provides Single Sign-On so users who login to WordPress don’t have to login to Freshdesk.

Post Lock prevents accidental updating or publishing of content by requiring a password to do either.

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  1. JEFF

    Where or how do I read “Myths, Lies, and the Truth of SEO with Rebecca Gill”?

    NEAL

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    1. The link Teri provided below is the one mentioned.

      It is my one and only public rant on our blog. =)

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  2. Neal this might be the article that was referenced, or at least it was the one I read recently

    https://www.web-savvy-marketing.com/2016/08/getting-rid-seo-lies-bs/

    I have been trying to learn proper SEO techniques and have been attending Corey & Rebecca’s webinars trying to soak up as much as possible. They are amazing how much they give to the community!

    I have been dying to take Rebecca’s DIY- SEO course ( Financially I haven’t been able to yet). I would love to offer up myself (free) to work alongside you/WPTavern to help with your SEO. Bizarre offer probably – but figured I would put it out there. I don’t have a website/client to do SEO for at the moment.

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    1. Teri thanks for the kind words on the iThemes SEO training we’ve been doing. It has been fun for me and I can’t wait to transfer that to our in person training at SEO Bootcamp.

      While I love the internet, I miss the face to face training and the ability to read someone’s reactions and react accordingly. It makes the entire training session just a whole lot better.

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      1. I have to echo what Teri said. It’s amazing how much I have learned from you in the iThemes training, and how much you help developers with moving this boulder up the mountain.

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    1. Thanks for the reminder, I knew there was some sort of effort on this going on and you were involved.

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  3. The site mentioned that comes up first, or at least second when I checked, Googling “wordpress news” is TorqueMag.io.

    WPTavern should definitely be first. :)

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