Quick Finds and the Value of Good Headlines

Feedly dashboard

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 longer story’s inertia. 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.

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No Tears EU Cookie Banners

example of EU cookie banner

I don’t want to debate the issue of the EU’s cookie law, especially for webmasters outside the area. The bottom line is that some 3rd party services, like Google AdSense, want you to comply. The good news is there are many solutions. One of these is also a great example of how one company took a growing problem and created a free and useful tool that builds loyalty. The product is called Cookie Consent by Silktide.

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Mass Mobile Madness

Google mobile friendly test

This week, I got one of those warning messages from Google Webmaster Tools for one of my domains. These emails are a great service, but they can also raise your blood pressure. The gist of the warning was one of my websites wasn’t mobile-friendly. My heart sank as I read the details and saw the words “critical” and “rankings” in the same paragraph.

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Speeding Things Up With Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager

Have you ever had a situation where you were so excited to do something on your website and then you were told to wait? Usually this was a developer or someone in IT. This often happened to us when trying to install simple code on a website. By simple, I mean code snippets you use for analyzing and monitoring your site. Believe it or not, Google may have a “Win-Win” solution called Google Tag Manager (GTM) that appeases marketing, IT and site owners. You can use it for more than Google products.

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Monitoring Your Kingdom with Pingdom

One of the scariest moments for any webmaster is when their website goes down. Instead of fretting about the scenario, become proactive and open a web monitoring account. Your boss or customers will be relieved to know that you were alerted to the issue and are looking into the problem.  And no, these services won’t cost you a king’s ransom.

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