Plugins…The plugins section was comprised of a couple of developers and their products…Beau Lebens talked about Intense Debate, a great plugin to better your comments section. Jonathan Davis talked about a Shopp plugin, great if you sell a product on your site. Rafael Mudge talked about a great spell checking and grammar plugin for your site called After The Deadline. Jake M. Goldman talked about Recommended Reading plugin which works with your Google Reader and notifies your blog readers on posts you find interesting…
Stats Showdown by NextStephwas really informative, it taught us about site stats and how to track them…We learned about Google Analytics, WP-Stats, WordPress.com/stats and WP-Stats Dashboard. NextSteph has the slides up so you can check those out for more info.
SEO/SEM Review by Corey Eulaswas one of the most popular presentations in the Blogger Track and a few developers came to see this presentation as well…TONS of info discussed here. Corey put up the slides for his show, so I suggest you go check those out ASAP! A few things mentioned were:
- Google SEO 101 Guide
- SK Tool – Google Search based keyword tool
- Google Adwords Tool
- Keep popular stuff above the fold (we read about this on Blogussion)
- Reorder your widgets if necessary
- Google Webmaster Tools (GWT)
- Yahoo Site Explorer
- Bing Webmaster Center
- Adobe BrowserLab – is awesome to view your site from different browser’s perspectives.
- LunaScape – similar to Adobe Browser Lab.
- A few plugins you must get: SEO Quake, Quirk Search Status, Firebug and Colorzilla.
- Bookmark – SEM-tv.com and submit your site for review.
- Site to check your Backlinks and Follows – LinkDiagnosis
- Owning your subject (for your blog, your website, whatever you do, OWN IT)
- Following up when people don’t give you credit for something you posted that is original.
- Reach out to other bloggers/journalist (NETWORK)
- In your About section list your mentions here. (If you were mentioned in another post, on a newspaper, etc..)
- Make a list of your top sites and reach out to them.
This was everything I’ve learned at WordCamp NYC 2009. I hope you find all this information useful! I know I do. Feel free to Bookmark this page, or email it to yourself or anyone you think might benefit from it. REMEMBER: Sharing is Caring!
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