Krisada's Blog

Welcome to my professional online marketing and personal special k life shoe box of thoughts, commentary and general banter.

2020 EasyBlog Editor Quick Tutorial

OMG I wish I found this a year ago!

Today I found this video by Joomla London YouTube Channel and it totally cleared up the workflow in a few minutes. It was published in 2016 so I'm not sure how current it is to the lates Easyblog versions but it all looks familiar.

I've had a subscritption to Stacked Ideas Easyblog Joomla component for a couple of years now and I do like it. 

I don't love it.

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Flattening The Learning Curb

EasyBlog configuration options More features can mean a twisty turning learning curve, even for the simplest of task.

If you wait until you're an expert and everything is perfect, you will never get there. 

That's been my montra for most of my professional life.

It's not a good one for everyone but for me it keeps the over analytical gears from locking up and creating a series of collapsed rabbit holes. 

Born from that bright idea is live development as I go. 

I will and am, currently, constantly in perpetual R&D Testing of website themes, content management systems (CMS), apps, components, ecommerce platforms and the next latest greatest technology that comes at me from Google, Facebook and just out of nowhere. 

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Tracking & Analyzing Daily Visitor Behavior Leads To Year Over Year Growth

Tracking-progress-2--2020-11-16_10-05-34 Tracking visitors to a client's website since 2011 has some distinct ups and downs but overall shows steady growth.

The first thing I do with every client project is setup and install proper tracking for every domain property. This is such a critical step that it can't be over emphasized. Without proper tracking data you're flying blind. I've also found that very few websites are properly "wired up" or inadequately so to some degree.

Inadequacies usually come from assuming that Google Analytics is all you need. 

GA is still useful but it's a bloated monster from an era that had little competition. I have found I use it less and less in recent years.

However because it is Google, I still include it as one of the mandatory core platforms. But because it is Google the data should be cross checked and calibrated against another source. I have been using Statcounter for years to do this. It's super clean and efficient, with some better views of what's going on at a glance.

Google Console is now the only reliable free source of tracking keywords that are indexed for your website (Statcounter among others lost that ability when Google decided to hide that info behind SSL years ago) so Google Search Console is positively a must have platform.

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