WordPress Exit Box finally released!


I finally got around to making the final touches to my latest WordPress plugin: Exit Box. It was released an approved in CodeCanyon just a couple of days ago.

Exit Box is actually a remake of my previous release WordPress Exit Strategy. While Exit strategy will send outgoing links through the famous Exit Page, the latter uses a jQuery loaded Exit Box to display the exit page contents.

Wordpress Exit Box

Most of Exit strategy features were ported to exit page, including Share&pass, a feature that can allow a visitor to skip the redirection delay by clicking any of the social buttons included with the plugin (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+)

While both plugins can be perfect for any uses, Exit Box will be smarter if you are using it to display a “you’re leaving our website” message. A visitor just close the box to return to the previous page. Exit strategy on the other hand will perform better with ads in general.

If you want to read more about WordPress Exit Box , please visit our CodeCanyon page.

TagGator Pro WordPress auto tagging plugin

I started developing TagGator back in 2009, initially I wrote it for personal use as I could not find a plugin to do the job. a little later I cleaned up a copy and submitted it to wordpress.org, it was approved and it got some very nice comments and feedback from the users. Now, alomst 3 years later, I started writing TagGator Pro.

TagGator Pro is an auto tagging plugin. it scans your posts for some keywords, and then tags these posts based on the result.

TagGator Pro

 

Other than what the free version offers, TagGator gives you the following features:

  •  Automatic tagging for new posts.
  • Scanning for multiple keywords per tag. (finding any of a set of keywords results in applying one tag).
  • Scanning Post titles for tags.
  • Works great with Feed aggregators and auto blogging solutions.

 

TagGator Pro is now available through CodeCanyon for only 12 USD. Get TagGator Pro now and never manually tag a post again!

TagGator wordpress auto tagging plugin

WordPress Exit Strategy.

You think you’re running your WordPress site at its full potential? So, what’s your Exit Strategy?

What happens when a visitor clicks a link to an external site? They just leave?? Then know that you’re leaving money on the table, losing potential customers, and wasting possible social bookmarks.

WordPress Exit strategy is a plugin to redirect all external links in your posts through an exit page. Your exit page design and contents is what sets your exit strategy. Place ads, social bookmarking buttons, and links. You can include the outgoing link in your exit page, auto redirect to it, or make it appear after a countdown timer.

Still don’t see why you need a WordPress Exit Strategy?

  1. Monetize outgoing links with ads on your exit page. Or offer them for rent on your favorite ads market.
  2. Get more social bookmarks. Place your social bookmarking links on your exit page. Gain an extra stream for social interaction.
  3. Protect your SEO score. Linking directly to external websites will leak some of your SEO points to the Linked page. WordPress Exit Strategy will protect you from this with its “nofollow” links.
  4. Offer alternative contents or websites, and you may bounce you visitor back into your website.

What’s the difference between the free, and Pro! Versions on WordPress Exit Strategy?

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy Pro!

Create your Exit Page

YES

YES

Automatically redirect to the link after a delay

YES

OPTIONAL

Customizable redirection delay

NO

YES

Count down timer

NO

YES

Show a link after the delay runs out

NO

YES

Exclude selected posts

NO

YES

Shortcodes for Facebook & Google + buttons, for your post or entire site.

NO

YES

Process entire pages (including links in sidebars & footer)

NO

YES

Exclude specific links or websites

NO

YES

With Exit Strategy Pro, you’ll have extreme flexibility and full control over your exit pages.
Don’t waste any more time without an exit page! Get WordPress Exit Strategy Pro! Now, and start working on your exit strategy.
WordPress exit strategy is now available starting from only $35 $14.00. With the right exit page design and traffic, Exit Strategy will pay back for itself in no time!

Get Exit Strategy Pro! NOW

Speedup wordpress with caching

Have you been checking your blog’s page loading time? Well, you should. Google has announced that a website’s speed is one of the many factors used to calculate you PageRank, although it is not that heavy on the scale, it still can pull you down badly if you have a significantly slow website link mine. I have just recently finished speeding up my wordpress blog and I decided to share what I did with you.

Being slower than 88% of the websites is definitely bad. And this must have to do with the fact that most of my pages with ranks 3 or 4 got lowered to pagerank 1-2.

So before you start the speedup process make sure to collect some data about your wordpress blog so that you could appreciate the work you’ve done later. You can use services like WebSiteOptimization.com to get an analysis of your current loading time.

How to speedup wordpress?

 

First things first, let’s cleanup our installation.

Remove all unnecessary plugins to speed up your wordpress website.

Plugins are nice, but good things always come with a price. Poorly made plugins run a lot of SQL queries, generate unnecessary CSS, and sometimes load external images and scripts that require DNS lookups and loading time.

Make sure not to leave more than one plugin for visitor stats. Also any plugin that need to look up within all posts for every page loading, like the “related posts” plugins.

Reduce your header size as much as possible.

Some themes and plugins write a lot of stuff to your header, CSS data, scripts, or even comments! Remember that nothing is displayed for your visitors until the headers are fully loaded. If you have some skills, try reducing these, using external files, if not. You may consider to change your theme and plugins.

Speedup wordpress by using caching plugins.

There are many plugins that can cache your pages into HTML files and load them to visitors later without having to regenerate the page again. This process is very efficient for websites with a lot of search engine traffic.

I would recommend W3 total cache . Not only it will take care of the caching, but it will compress your html, JS, and CSS files. So far it is working very well for me on a networked wordpress installation on a shared hosting (hostmonster).

The only downside to caching on shared hosting is the number of files. Caching will generate html files for each and every post and page on your blog. So if you have a huge number of posts, you may reach your host’s file count limit and risk account suspension as a consequence. But that is probably not your case.

The following are my results. Before and after I optimized my blog and used the caching plugin.

Before the wordpress speedup process.

Object type

Size (bytes)

Download @ 56K (seconds)

Download @ T1 (seconds)

HTML: 25412 5.26 0.33
HTML Images: 191370 44.54 7.41
CSS Images: 0 0.00 0.00
Total Images: 191370 44.54 7.41
Javascript: 246735 52.37 4.51
CSS: 4319 1.46 0.62
Multimedia: 0 0.00 0.00
Other: 0 0.00 0.00
Connection Rate

Download Time

14.4K 373.00 seconds
28.8K 191.70 seconds
33.6K 165.80 seconds
56K 103.64 seconds
ISDN 128K 38.95 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 12.88 seconds

 

After:

Object type

Size (bytes)

Download @ 56K (seconds)

Download @ T1 (seconds)

HTML: 24455 5.07 0.33
HTML Images: 153211 36.13 6.41
CSS Images: 160 0.43 0.40
Total Images: 153371 36.56 6.81
Javascript: 85617 18.26 1.65
CSS: 0 0.00 0.00
Multimedia: 0 0.00 0.00
Other: 0 0.00 0.00

 

Connection Rate

Download Time

14.4K 211.58 seconds
28.8K 109.49 seconds
33.6K 94.91 seconds
56K 59.90 seconds
ISDN 128K 23.48 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 8.80 seconds

 

This test was perfomed on one of my biggest pages, so the loading time is relatively large. Anyway the results of my wordpress speedup are around 30% improvements; the java scripts are considerably smaller, and the load on my server is much lower.

Error 404 after updating wordpress permalink with /blog

wordpress 404 It was a nightmare when I accidentally pressed update permalinks on my wordpress blog. A new /blog/ was added to all links leading all visitors coming from search engines to a 404 Page cannot be found error. Fixing this issue took me like 30 minutes jumping from one wordpress post to another. so I decided to write this, so that you may save your site from all the disgrace of a 404.

It all started when I copying my favourite permalink structure from one of my blogs (which was convereted to a wordpress multisite recently) to another, then I accidentally pressed update permalinks on the first blog, changing all links to include an addition /blog slug. for example:

http://angrybyte.com/iphone-2/fix-iphone-caller-id-name-for-sms/  will become

Fix iPhone caller ID name for SMS

I discovered this when I was going through my visitor statistics where I found that everyone is getting a 404.

The reason why this /blog this is hardcoded is to prevent conflicts of you had a category named as one of your other sites in a multisite wordpress installation.

I read that going to your Network admin / sites / setting and then removing the /blog from the Permalink structure would fix it. Well it didn’t. The /blog was removed from the links in the page, but clicking any link will still give you a 404 page cannot be found error .

after digging in deeper,any trying many things like the .htaccess file. I tried a plugin that is said to fix this wordpress permalink disaster. it didnt work at first. until I restored the /blog that I removed from the site settings.

This is nothing short of a wordpress glitch, the permalink structure did not change when I originally upgraded to multisite, and it worked great. but once I messed with the permalinks page, there was no going back but with a plugin

 

wordpress google search query display with widgetopia

Widgetopia wordpress widget plugin can detect the wordpress google search terms. and use them in a message that will get the user attention and encourage some action. To display the wordpress google search keywords using Widgetopia follow these steps.

1. Place the “Widgetopia: are you looking for” widget in a good spot in your theme. You can modify the default message and use HTML in it. for example this message will encourage visitors to subscribe to your feed

Stay up to date on  <font color=”red”>%search%</font>by subscribing to our RSS feed

You may add your RSS button below this widget or include your link in the message itself.

2. That’s it, now when a user comes to your site from google looking for “widgetopia”, he`ll see this message in the widget slot

  Stay up to date on  widgetopia by subscribing to our RSS feed

That’s it! you now can your wordpress google search queries to get more subscribers, likes, +1, or just stay longer on your site.

If you have found this useful please +1, it means a lot. thanks

WordPress Widget Plugin – Widgetopia

Widgetopia is the best wordpress widget collection plugin; it brings you all the most wanted WordPress widgets in one easy to use plugin. This first version includes 21 cool wordpress widgets, and more will be added in future updates.

wordpress widgets

 

WordPress Widgets included in this version.

 

This version brings you some of the best wordpress widgets, some are good to increase your click through rate CTR, while other widgets works on improving your SEO. The following table shows you a list of wordpress widgets that you’ll get.

  WordPress Widgets list

WordPress widget name

Role

Widget Description

Most viewed posts today

CTR

Displays a list of the most viewed posts at the current date
Most viewed posts this week

CTR

Shows the most requested posts during the last 7 days
most viewed posts this month

CTR

lists the top posts during the last 30 days
Popular posts with featured images

CTR

Displays a list of the most viewed posts during the last 30 days with a thumbnail of the post’s featured image
Recent posts with featured images

CTR

provides a listing of the most recent posts with a thumbnail of the post’s featured image.
Random in this category

CTR

Displays a list of random posts that are in the same category with the post being viewed.
Random in category with featured images

CTR

gives a list of random posts with featured images that are in the same category with the post being viewed.
Recent in category

CTR

Shows  the most recent posts that are in the same category with the post being viewed.
Recent in category with featured images

CTR

Provides a listing of the most recent posts with featured images that are in the category being viewed.
Recent keywords WordPress Widget

SEO

Lists the Google search keywords that brought visitors to your site recently.
weeks top keywords

SEO

Lists the top Google search keywords that brought visitors to your site this week.
Month top keywords

SEO

Shows the top Google search keywords that brought visitors to your site this month.
Month top keywords with featured images

SEO

Gives the top Google search keywords that brought visitors to your site this month, with featured images of the resulting posts.
Featured user WordPress Widget

CTR

Randomly select a user to be featured, showing his avatar, name, website, and number of comments.
Hit counter

Simply shows the number of clicks you received Today, this week, and month.
Random posts

CTR

This wordpress widget shows a list of random posts
Random picture

CTR

Shows a random picture in one of your posts
Random comments

CTR

selects a random comment, and the post where it was posted.
Keywords cloud

SEO

Similar to the tag cloud, but this wordpress widget uses the Google search keywords that your visitors used to find your posts.
Searching for..

CTR

Retrieves what the user was searching for in Google and searches your site for some additional results that are displayed with featured posts.
Are you looking for ..?

CTR

Retrieves what the user was searching for in Google and display a customizable message with that keyword. this can be used in combination with your own Google custom seachbox, or the Widgetopia Related search widget. To keep the visitor on your site for longer.

 

Why should I buy Widgetopia WordPress widgets?

 

  • Add huge functionality to your blog. Discover many new ways to interact with your visitors, showing them related results to what they’re looking for, or suggest something is likely to interest them
  • Improve your SEO. Detecting search keywords and using them to link to posts is a great way to have better ranking.
  • Keep visitors around for longer. Showing posts from the same category that interests the visitor, or featured images from other popular pages will sure help you improve your CTR and reduce the bounce rate.
  • All in one plugin. No need to slow your site down by installing multiple plugins to get different widgets. All the best wordpress widgets are here.
  • Customize your widgets. Unlike the lite version, Widgetopia allows you to edit the Titles and posts numbers in your wordpress widgets.
  • Want another widget?. Do you have any ideas for the next top wordpress plugin? Be creative, send us your ideas and we’ll sure consider them for the next update.

How to buy Widgetopia?

 

Widgetopia is available now for only 11.99 USD, a small fee that is less than what most blogs make per day!

To buy Widgetopia wordpress widgets now click here

Adsense Blog revenues, better monetize your blog.

We have previousley discussed some ways to SEO your wordpress blog. Now that you have built a good traffic, it is time for you to start trying to increase the revenues from your Adsense blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to know Adsense ads before starting.

Some of the most important things to know about Blog adsense integration, are the Ad placement, and CTR.

The Ad placement is the location where you select to place your adsense code. for example, below the header, in the sidebars, before the comments section.

CTR is the Click thought rate. it is a ratio of clicks to total ad displays, higher CTR is always better. a CTR of more than 10% is great for bloggers. you can know the CTR of each of your ad blocks from the adsense reports page.

Whats the best Ad location on WordPress ?

 

Some argue that the best location to place your advertisements on a WordPress page is the top wide banner. others prefer to place ads after the end of the article and before the comments, giving the visitor suggestions on where to go after finishing the page.

In my case, the best ad placement I ever used is below the title , aligned to the left with the beginning of the article. It may not look very nice,  but it has the best CTR I had on this blog : 5%. i.e 5 clicks for each 100 views.

blog adsense CTR increased

I assume that this configuration works best for me because my top keywords are bringing visitor looking to download something, so they are eye scanning the body of the document for links.

Adsense vertical ads (like the one to your right on this page.) have a lower CTR, 1-2% but it is ok to keep it, since you can have up to three google adsense ads on a page.

A good wordpress theme will provide you with many widget location to use for ads placement, if you don’t have these you will have to edit the theme to insert your ad.

Where not to place google ads on your blog

Do not try to place ads below pictures to fool the visitor into thinking that ads are descriptions for your photos. thats forbidden by google.

Also never place your ads in pages with no contents, or inside the admin menus, that may get your account suspended

SEO WordPress Theme

As we discussed in the previous post about how to SEO WordPress, Choosing a good SEO WordPress theme will help you get a better ranking.

To make this simple, I’ll say that you don’t have to get a premium theme to get the most of wordpress, and free theme can do it as long as it has the following Features:

 

 

 

 

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How to SEO WordPress – a simple guide to SEO and wordpress

WordPress is a perfect platform that is highly search engine optimized out of the box. However, knowing How to SEO WordPress and the many factors that can influence how well you rank on search engines is crucial to land your posts on the first page of results. Many of these factors can be easily manipulated to improve your blog SEO, and thus ranking better on Google, which will lead to more search engine traffic, and ultimately, more revenues.

 

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