Recently I was reviewing some Google Analytics data and noticed some anomalies. While we often rejoice at getting a traffic bump, it doesn’t help if the traffic is garbage. In this case, we had a lot of traffic coming from Boardman, Oregon. As soon as they hit the site, they were gone.[Read more…] about How to Exclude Data from Google Analytics
I really should read Google’s blog more as they have some nice articles. Although I use G-Suite, I don’t use Asana for task or project management. However, I know this service is widely popular so I suspect there are folks that can benefit from this integration. The article also includes a 3-minute video that shows integration examples.
Businesses are using Asana and G Suite to collaborate and manage projects from start to finish. Asana is a project management tool that helps teams plan, manage and track work, and is a part of the Recommended for G Suite program. With these two tools, your organization can:
- Create tasks in Asana directly from Gmail
- Add files directly from Google Drive to tasks in Asana
- Keep track of deadlines by syncing your tasks in Asana with Google Calendar
- Build custom reports in Google Sheets to analyze project data in Asana
For many of us who have been using Google AdSense to monetize our sites, we’ve seen steep declines in revenues. Of course, this varies based on your settings. The decline is mostly due to people using ad blockers. On the flip side, I get several advertising inquiries per week from unknown ad companies. Usually, the pitch tells me I can get a much better ROI using their system because of some new technology. [Read more…] about Careful When Choosing Your Ad Partners
I haven’t been as disciplined in my writing as I’d like. My articles have been few and far between, which is not what I intended. Part of this is because of other time commitments, priorities and partly the inertia of doing the longer story. To get back into the swing and get my “writing muscle” going again, I thought I would try referencing good content I see from around the web that would benefit you. While I might not be able to write as often, there’s a lot of good content out there. There are three tools I’ll use for this content curation process you might consider for everyday use.
[Read more…] about Quick Finds and the Value of Good Headlines
Recently, I was doing a search for plug-ins to fix a specific problem. It was easy to find and install using Plugins and Add New from within WordPress. However, the info that displayed was a subset of what was available. In hindsight, I wish I had done the same search against https://wordpress.org/plugins/ because it would’ve saved me some heartache. [Read more…] about Look Both Ways When Researching WordPress PlugIns
It’s not even April and I’ve made another foolish mistake on this site. Call it my own version of “March Madness” and quasi duplicate URLs. It’s an error of my own making and I have no one to blame. Chances are it may be one that you have too. Fortunately, I’ve discovered this one early so it will be easier to fix. [Read more…] about Slash the Duplicate URLs
Once in a blue moon, this dragon does shop. I was reading an email newsletter yesterday when I saw an ad from an online retailer. Instead of continuing to read the article, I clicked through to learn more about the store and offerings. My expectations utterly changed when I got to the site. I wondered if this online tactic had been tested and then I saw it again. [Read more…] about My Kingdom for an Email Address
Sometimes, it’s the small items you don’t know about that bite you. After a poor support experience with my first web hosting company, I decided to move my site. I talked to the new company’s sales rep beforehand and felt confident I made the right decision. Except, there was one question I didn’t even know to ask about until various URLs showed 404 server errors. It’s what I call the “capital crime”.
[Read more…] about The Case for Examining Your URLs