I'm stoked to have the Founding Developer of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, on this episode. WordPress powers 30% of websites on the internet. WordPress isn’t just a blog software. It isn’t just a content management system or CMS. It’s an entire ecosystem and one that’s founded on the philosophy of open-source. If you come back through my blog posts and articles, you’ll see that I have been an advocate for WordPress since it was founded in 2003. It powers a great many of my sites to this day. To be a part of something that has touched so many people is an achievement in it itself. Matt is also an entrepreneur and the Founder of Automattic, who you may know as the creators of WooCommerce, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar and more. Any business would be proud of that staple of products, but Matt is not motivated purely by profit. He is a passionate advocate of open-source software and his work is informed by a unique personal philosophy that is more about making the web and the world a better place. If you love WordPress as I do, you are in luck. You are about to hear from the WordPress founder himself. Get ready for some amazing WordPress power tips and secrets.
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In SEO, the Google Algorithm is king. If your site winds up on the wrong end of a Google Algorithm update, watch out. You could see your rankings, traffic and revenue plummet. You may have been hit with a Google penalty. Like me, my guest on this episode number 162 has spent years studying Google’s updates and helping her clients stay on Google’s good side. Marie Haynes is a Search Marketing Consultant and expert on Google penalties. She has written extensively on Google’s site quality guidelines and major Google updates like Panda, Penguin and Medic. While Google updates are unpredictable, there are plenty of things you can do to minimize your risk of being affected by an update. Stay tuned as we reveal tips and best practice techniques for avoiding the wrath of Google.
I saw the movie A Star is Born, which stars Lady Gaga and all I can say is, “Wow.” Not only is she an amazing singer, but she is also an amazing actress. One thing you may not know about her though is she is also world-class at customer loyalty, which is the topic of this episode. Our guest is Jackie Huba. She has published three books on customer loyalty, including Monster Loyalty: How Lady […]
If you're a Marketing Speak regular, then you know I'm a real uber-geek when it comes to technical SEO. That's why I love so much matching wits with a fellow SEO tech geek such as Barry Adams. Barry is the Founder of Polemic Digital, a UK based SEO agency that focuses on eCommerce and news websites. Barry and I will be getting down and dirty on technical SEO. Stick around for plenty of cutting-edge tips on how to tweak your website and improve your rankings. This is a transatlantic meeting of the SEO minds that is not to be missed.
Our guest for this episode number 159 is known for meatball sundaes, purple cows and unleashing idea viruses. He's written books on these very topics. I'm not talking about a mad scientist or a performance artist. I'm talking about the legendary author, entrepreneur and teacher, Seth Godin. Seth Godin's reputation precedes him. I can't tell you how excited and honored I am to have had the opportunity to interview him. He's one of the true godfathers of marketing. Seth is a master at cutting through the noise and cutting right to the core of the matter. His provocative ideas have garnered him much attention, but they have also deeply reshaped the way we think about marketing. Seth is the author of nineteen bestselling books including his book, This Is Marketing. He's not just a prolific author, he's a prolific blogger and he runs an awesome podcast, Akimbo. His quote adorns the back cover of my book, The Art of SEO. It meant a lot to me to have the endorsement of someone who is a marketing hero to me. Stay tuned as we go deep and philosophical about marketing and some other mind-blowing topics.