Are your Google Analytics numbers skewed? Are you tracking yourself, making it hard to see “the real” activity on your blog? This problem is especially frustrating when you have a new blog and your own page visits have a big impact on the overall statistics. Well, look no further because the solution is in this post! We will step through how to find your IP address and filter it from your Google Analytics results. If you haven't done so yet, install Google Analytics on your blog before following this tutorial. Find your IP address. First you need to find your public IP address. To do this simply navigate to Google.com or Bing.com (I am sure there are other places you could do this … [Read more...]
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Hi! I’m really excited today because our blog is finally going live, and hopefully yours is too! In the last tutorial we taught you how to create an XML Sitemap for you blog. This sitemap is going to help search engines find your blog. Now, you have to let them know you exist and that you want them to crawl your website! What is “crawl”? Crawl is the term used for how search engines look through the information on your website. I am going to show you how to launch a blog by submitting your sitemap to Google and Bing.For this tutorial, you will need the URL to your sitemap. If you used the XML Sitemap plugin, your URL will be http://yourblog.com/sitemap.xml If you used the Yoast … [Read more...]