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How To Customize WordPress 404 Error Page

How To Customize WordPress 404 Error PageIt’s easy to create and customize a WordPress 404 error page. If you prefer video instructions for how to customize WordPress 404 error page check out my YouTube video.

There are a number of SEO-focused reasons to at least make sure you have a 404 error page with your site’s navigation. However, this is less of a worry with recent versions of WordPress where the majority of themes will have a default 404.php file or error page that maintains your site’s navigation. However, this default file may or not be see something you want, so it’s important to know … Read More

How to Remove Finding Discount From Windows

How to Remove Finding Discount From WindowsThis walk through on how to remove Finding Discount from Windows will be effective at removing most adware and malware. Finding Discount, or findingdiscount.exe, was a particularly annoying piece of adware for me due to embedding so many registry files and polluting my machine and browsers.

 

How Did You Get Finding Discount on Your Machine?

When downloading other software you did want Finding Discount was bundled. Always avoid blindly clicking “next” while installing an application. Also, always choose custom installation to avoid adware and malware such as Finding Discount being installed on your machine. If you want an example … Read More

How to Create iPhone Ringtones From Your iTunes Library

This will be a quick walk through on how to create iPhone ringtones from your iTunes library. It’s actually easy to create iPhone ringtones from your iTunes library, but this is not greatly documented because, obviously, Apple would like to profit on your creation of ringtones. This process to create iPhone ringtones from your iTunes library is the same on Mac and PC, but these screenshots will be from a Windows machine.

What You Need to Create iPhone Ringtones From Your iTunes Library

  • i device
  • iTunes
  • One song loaded in iTunes

How to Create iPhone Ringtones From Your iTunes Library

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Does Google Obey Your Robots.txt File Exclusions?

Robots.txt files are commonplace on the Web and standard for most CMS platforms. Even if you don’t know what a robots.txt file is, it is likely that your site has one. As a brief summary, a robots.txt file is a plain-text, or .txt file, that lives in the root directory of your website. This file allows webmasters to give instructions to web robots on how to crawl their site. A site’s robots.txt file can be found at domain.tld/robots.txt. In theory, your robots.txt file will be the first file crawled and web robots will then use these directives on how … Read More

Track Outbound Clicks in Google Tag Manager

This is a quick walk through on how to track outbound clicks in Google Tag Manager. There are a number of reasons to track outbound clicks in Google Tag Manager. For example, you want to fire an event for people clicking a download file. Maybe you want to track outbound clicks in Google Tag Manager to track social media clicks or clicks to Google Maps if you don’t iFrame them. These steps are very similar to tracking mailto clicks, in Google Tag Manager. This works for any internal site click for that matter.

What You’ll Need to Track Outbound Clicks

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How to Override Google AdWords Auto Tagging With Manual Tags

How to Override Google AdWords Auto Tagging With Manual TagsThis is a quick walk through on how to override Google AdWords auto tagging with manual tags. Google’s resource on how to override Google AdWords auto tagging with manual tags can be found here. This didn’t show in many searches for me, surprisingly. Obviously, using auto tagging in Google AdWords is extremely important to maximize tracking and leverage parameters you can get otherwise. However, there are situations where it’s important to have both auto tagged campaigns and campaigns with your own UTM strings or manual tags, so it is important to know how to override Google AdWords auto tagging … Read More

Build Remarketing Audience for Non Converting Visitors Google Analytics

This will be a quick walk through on how to build remarketing audience for non converting visitors in Google Analytics. To build a remarketing audience for non converting visitors in Google Analytics you will first need to have updated your tracking code to allow for building audiences via Analytics and seeing demographic and interest information. Note that when you build a remarketing audience in Google Analytics you can not use this audience for retargeting list for search ads campaigns (RLSA). You can use you use this list for Google display network and standard Google remarketing.

 

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WordPress Spam Filter Keyword List

Wordpress Spam Filter Keyword ListSpam sucks. People who spam websites suck. That’s why I dug into finding a WordPress Spam filter keyword list. Yes, I also use a Spam blocking plugin. Specifically, I use the stop Spammers registration plugin. Update: I now use WP-Spamshield – much better. This works okay, Akismet is probably better in my experience, but this website makes no money therefore it gets no money. In addition to applying the below provided WordPress Spam filter keyword list I also recommend checking out this official WordPress post for combating Spam. Look, I’ve done all the above and still get … Read More

How to Track Site Search In Google Analytics

This is a quick walk through on how to track site search in Google Analytics. To be specific, we’ll be tracking your internal site search in Google Analytics. This is one of the more basic functions, but Google’s resource on this topic is not explicitly clear and the site search data does not show in Google Analytics in real time making for some unknown between implementing and tracking of site search in Google Analytics.

Your site search data will clean your URLs and deliver a report for you such as the below, and, yes, I know I chose some real … Read More

Track Mailto Clicks as Events in Google Tag Manager

Track Mailto Clicks as Events in Google Tag ManagerThe process to track mailto clicks as events in Google Tag Manager is easy using the auto-tag events. Google’s less detailed resource to track mailto clicks as events in Google Tag Manager can be found here. When looking to track mailto clicks as events in Google Tag Manager I had difficulty finding a good, thorough resource that didn’t have me include a bunch of unnecessary rules. You need the mailto click listener tag and the tag tying this to an event. One tag can capture multiple mailto clicks as events and separate them.

What You’ll Need to Track Mailto Clicks

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