How I doubled my page views and increased viewers by 20%

Wordpress Categories

Tucked away in WordPress under Post is Categories. This is how we define, organize and subjugate our posts so viewers can easily locate groups of information. Some themes today will allow the posting of the description, but by using Studiopress Genesis themes you get several more options.

From your WordPress dashboard go to: Post > Categories > and click on edit under one of you categories, you will see:

  1. Display Category title at the top of archive pages?
  2. Display Category title at the top of archive pages?
  3. Custom Document
  4. META Description
  5. META Keywords
  6. Robots Meta options (if you don’t want a category indexed)

These tags are like text candy to search engines.

Genesis seo settings

As many pages are submitted and crawled by search engines today, this is one way search engines get to profile and make decisions about listing and raking pages. There are over 150 items SEs use to rank pages and that topic maybe best writen by someone else like Matt Cutts with Google (because he is much closser to the source). So let’s stick to the fields attributes of this page and ways to increase the desire for SEs to rank category pages.

Step 1: Fill in 1 through 5 above.

Step 7: From the dashboard In the Genesis section update in the Robot Meta Settings section uncheck index and archives settings for categories.

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Step 8: Update your sitemap to include categories.

Extra Credit: Genesis lets you apply these settings to your Post Tags.

4 Ways to Backup your WordPress Site

Wordpress tools to export

Here are 4 ways to back up your WordPress (wp) website. Some are redundant and when you run into a problem you’ll want to have several options to restore your pages.

From Inside of WordPress Tools

1. Export from the tools menu
This will let you export all posts or posts by authors in an .xml file. The file is exported as an xml file and check to be sure you received the whole file. Once downloaded count to 12, then look the file in an asii editor (not your browser) for the complete closing tag </rss> . Sometimes the file does not get downloaded.

Use this before making small reversions, or to be used as a last resort for restoring a site.

2. wp-dbManager plugin,
Once installed go to your tools menu and click on backup. This plugin will back up the database and let you schedule automatic backups. Do this before changing versions. Or once a week ( or what ever).

From Outside of WordPress

1. From your ftp software (fileZilla or Core FTP Light , Free programs) create a new folder label it with a date example: Backup 100324.

Down load the wp-content folder and all the root files. This should be done before you start working on styles sheets or making any changes like themes or versions updates.

This will not copy your post or pages just additional stuff you add on: Themes, plugins, languages and etcs.

2. Back up your data base from the phpMyAdmin. Your best bet is to have your hosting company walk you through this process. It is pretty simple and painless, a redundancy of WP-DB-Backup, but worth the time if something goes wrong.

Here are 4 ways to back up your WordPress (wp) website. Some are redundant and when you run into a problem you’ll want to have several options to restore your pages.