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What’s New in WordPress 4.5

WordPress 4.5 named “Coleman” was released just a few minutes ago. It is the first major WordPress release of 2016, and comes with some exciting new features. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.5, and which features you should try after updating your websites. This is a major WordPress release,

Reduce your bounce rate

Accepting that your site has a high bounce rate is a little like accepting that maybe, just maybe, your child isn’t the best-looking kid in the schoolyard. Sure, you think your precious little angel is just adorable (and just so we’re clear, we’re talking about your website now), yet when you head into Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics For Your Social & Mobile Audience

  Know your audience. It’s one of the key rules of getting better conversions. These days, knowing your audience isn’t simply about overall web traffic analytics; it means understanding your mobile and social audience too. Here’s why. How Big is the Mobile and Social Audience? In the US alone, according to Pew Research Center: Two-thirds

You can now leave reviews on Google without a Google+ Account

Google has loosened its restrictions on who can leave reviews. Once requiring a Google+ account, now reviews can be left whether signed in to a Google+ account or not. To be clear, a Google account is still required, but a Google+ account is not. This was first spotted by Conrad O’Connell of Serptests.com, with further

Usability Testing Of Mobile Applications

The mobile market is huge and growing at a very fast rate. With an estimated 4.5 billion subscribers worldwide, it is forecasted that the number of mobile phones will surpass the world population. Before Begin … A Couple of Words About This Guide As the title of this article says, this is a step-by-step guide.

Site Builders

The number of web designers who still look down their noses at website publishers (such as Squarespace, Wix, or Webydo) is unbelievable to me. Eye rolling, haughty chuckling, bursts of forced laughter… the whole nine yards. Snobs, you know who you are… Where I work, our tool of choice is Squarespace, but across the Web you can see

Google PageSpeed score

In Ask Yoast we handle your SEO question! This time we received a question from Stefan Wohlert from Venlo, just around the corner here in the Netherlands. He asks: “How important is the Google PageSpeed score for SEO?” In this video we explain what this score means for your site’s SEO: Focus on a fast website Can’t watch

Experience Design CC Launched By Adobe

Formerly known as Project Comet, Adobe Experience Design CC, is now available as afree pre-release download. Adobe XD, or just XD, for short, the consistent mis-spelling underlines the tool’s target market, it’s aimed squarely at UX design. Since its debut at last year’s Adobe MAX, Project Comet has been one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the last few years,

Google Analytics Individual Qualification

Google Analytics Individual Qualification

Have you taken the Google’s Analytics Academy courses or attended one of LunaMetrics’ trainings and are now starting to explore all of Google Analytics’ great features? Are you working on implementing Google Analytics on your site with Google Tag Manager? Or maybe you’re just constantly on the quest to become a Google Analytics champion and learn everything you can

The Best Portfolio Sites

Welcome, readers, back to our monthly portfolio roundup. Have a look at the site’s we’ve featured, get inspired for the month, and start sketching! If you’ve recently built yourself a great-looking portfolio site, tell us about it at ezequiel@webdesignerdepot.com Note: I’m judging these sites by how good they look to me. If they’re creative and

Optimizing WordPress galleries

Optimizing your images is one thing, but optimizing a page filled with images really is another. Of course, there is a certain overlap in how to optimize a single image and a gallery. In this post, I will go over the things you need to take into account when using photo galleries on your website.

Fixing 404 Error Pages

There have been multiple blog posts written over the years on how to use Google Analytics to identify and fix 404 Error Pages. I have even written one myself and it’s a common slide in many of my talks. But with the newest features that are available within Google Analytics, these blog posts are due an update. Custom

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