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Q
Hey Luvvie, I think you mentioned a website for boosting SEO on your R&G podcast. What was it called?
A

It’s Wordpress SEO plugin by Yoast!


Make your site load faster by adding a caching plugin

Every time your Wordpress site is loaded or refreshed, it pings every single thing on that page (all plugins, codes, images etc). If you’d like to make your site load up to twice as fast, add a plugin like W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache. What they do is take a picture of your site regularly (like once every 15 minutes).

And instead of pinging everything every time someone loads your page, it shows them that picture. Therefore, loading it much faster.

The drawback to this is that changes you make to your site’s sidebars or headers might be delayed in showing up. But if you empty your cache, they’ll show up immediately.




Wordpress bloggers: delete plugins you’ve deactivated

If you’re no longer using a plugin, deactivate it and delete. It’s like throwing stuff out and leaving the full trash bag in your kitchen. Don’t just leave it there to take up room.


Branding is the entire idea and image that people have of something or another person. It’s what determines what people expect from you and how to treat you. It’s incredibly important to know what yours is and how to build it (or make it stronger).
Participants in this class with learn:
* What strong branding looks like
* How to find out what their brand currently is and how to find their voice
* How to build their visual identity (and how color matters)
This online class will show you how to be consistent, therefore helping you build a brand and establish yourself as a voice to be reckoned with.
It’s a webinar, so you can take it from anywhere! All you need is your computer and internet connection. It’s on Tuesday, December 18, from 9-10pm CST. $25. Spaces are limited. Register for the branding webinar here!

Branding is the entire idea and image that people have of something or another person. It’s what determines what people expect from you and how to treat you. It’s incredibly important to know what yours is and how to build it (or make it stronger).

Participants in this class with learn:

* What strong branding looks like

* How to find out what their brand currently is and how to find their voice

* How to build their visual identity (and how color matters)

This online class will show you how to be consistent, therefore helping you build a brand and establish yourself as a voice to be reckoned with.

It’s a webinar, so you can take it from anywhere! All you need is your computer and internet connection. It’s on Tuesday, December 18, from 9-10pm CST. $25. Spaces are limited. Register for the branding webinar here!


Use Instagram to send traffic to your site

When you update your blog, upload the featured image on the post to Instagram, and include your blog link in the caption. But also make sure you give the picture some context so people will care about it enough to actually go to your blog.

This will send you direct traffic.


Get Google Analytics for ANY site you run

You need to track the traffic of any site you run so you can know how many people are on it everyday. You cannot use the amount of comments or reblogs you get to gauge how many eyes are seeing your content. It’s not a good way because most people don’t leave comments.

Google Analytics is awesome and free. So go to Google.com/analytics while signed into a Gmail account and grab the code and start tracking your traffic.

Your numbers might surprise you.


I won the Women’s Media Center 2012 Social Media Award! And I got to speak in front of a room that included Barbara Walters, Anne Hathaway, Lisa Ling, Gloria Steinem, Donna Deitch and Ben Vereen! Those people know who I am now!

Pat Mitchell (the first woman president of PBS) told me afterwards “You are the future of media” and I couldn’t believe my life! And Anne Hathaway grabbed me, said I’m adorable and that she’ll be sending me a pic of her in red shoes! 

WOW. I’m so beyond thankful. My recap of the night is on AwesomelyLuvvie.com. TRULY epic.


I brought this back because more people wanted to take it and I announced it yesterday. 12 people have registered for it so only 8 spots left! Getchu a piece!

I brought this back because more people wanted to take it and I announced it yesterday. 12 people have registered for it so only 8 spots left! Getchu a piece!