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.
As a listener of this podcast, there’s a good chance that you know enough about SEO to realize that keyword density concern is a thing of the past (within reason, anyway). What may be less clear is what you should be worrying about instead. It’s easy to say that the key to good SEO is quality content. But what exactly counts as quality content? How do you know whether your content is good enough to optimize your site? Today’s guest, Joost De Valk, is here to answer these questions. He’s the creator of the Yoast SEO plugin, which is currently active in over 8.5 million WordPress websites. We’ll talk about how his plugin helps you assess the quality of your content, but also take a deep dive into WordPress SEO in general.
John Chow is the original dot com mogul -- as well as being an author, speaker, blogger, father, and entrepreneur. He rocketed onto the blogging scene when he showed the income power of blogging with a case study to see what it would take to make $3,000 a month. In this conversation, John walks us through many of the details involved in how he achieved this overwhelming success. The interview is full of invaluable tips and insights on various aspects of how to succeed in making money online.
Blogging allows you to get your brand noticed, grow a massive social following, and in turn, gain a loyal client base. John Rampton started writing blog posts for his audience, and now has a team that is working on several websites in his industry, and well over a million social followers. He’s the founder of the payment platform Due.com and he’s here to share how you can follow in his footsteps by producing high quality content. We discuss finding websites that will post your content, measuring referral traffic, choosing the right social channels and more.
Marketing is a game, and Jeremy Schoemaker takes risks, and reaps the rewards. After starting several online businesses, and selling most of them in under a year, he has learned through trial and error how to run a successful business, and stand out in a crowd, even in a competitive market. He’s a serial entrepreneur who has founded 15 companies, including the massively successful ShoeMoney Media. We discuss how risks create wealth, the keys to creating viral content, and why you should give useful content away for free.