Limit or Disable WordPress Revisions

WordPressA handy feature of WordPress is that it keeps revisions of your blog posts and pages, giving you the option to revise your current post to a previous version. WordPress stores a version of the article you are writing into a “revision” each time you do a preview. So lets say you’ve previewed your document 7 times which means you end up having 8 records (7 revisions and the final article) stored into your WordPress database. Now lets assume you have a WordPress page that is 2 years old, every week you write two articles this ends up to 1664 records in your database of which 208 are actually used this means that 1456 records are just sitting on your database doing “nothing” besides slowing down things. [Read more…]

Dashes, Underscore or Nothing in a URL

Dashes, Underscore or Nothing in a URLWhen registering a domain name a lot of people are wondering if a dash, hyphen or minus sign would affect their search engine ranking compared to a domain name without. Similar questions are asked when creating a webpage and people are asking them self if they can put a dash in a domain name or an underscore. Let’s take a look at the how and why first. [Read more…]

Referrer SPAM from Semalt (and others) and how to Block It

Referer spamReferrer spam is a kind of spamdexing (spamming aimed at search engines). The technique involves making repeated web site requests using a fake referrer URL to the site the spammer wishes to advertise. Sites that publish their access logs, including referrer statistics, will then inadvertently link back to the spammer’s site. These links will be indexed by search engines as they crawl the access logs.

This benefits the spammer because the free link improves the spammer site’s search engine ranking owing to link-counting algorithms that search engines use. [Read more…]

How to Write a Blog Post Title in the Right Case

Type SettingWhen you write an blog article you often wonder what is the proper way to format your title. There are many different writing styles used within the online community, however there are styles that are commonly used when writing blog title, the title case, the sentence case and the all capital case. [Read more…]

Do You Want Large Fries With That?

Large FriesWhen you’re selling products, it does not matter what; shoes, petrol, bread or junk food there is always a possibility to optimise your sales process. For example: if you’re going to buy a bagel then in most cases you’re not asked if your want something to drink with it. This is a missed opportunity from the sales person to make some fast extra cash.

The profit margin on a sandwich or bagel is relatively small compared to gigantic margins you can have on beverages. Add to this that most people who will buy a bagel would also buy something to drink with so it’s basically money on the street. An example of a company that has a well optimised sales process is the food chain McDonalds. If you buy only a hamburger they ask you if you want to have fries with it. If you order a menu you’re being presented with the super sized menu. The price difference between the standard menu and the super sized menu is relatively small so most people will confirm to the supersize offer. [Read more…]