25 episodes

WordPress, SEO, performance, security, and blogging help.

BlogAid WordPress Tips Tuesday MaAnna Stephenson

    • How To
    • 4.7, 29 Ratings

WordPress, SEO, performance, security, and blogging help.

    Tips Tuesday – SEO Tips, GDPR, Bing Tools, WP 5.5, Affiliate Marketing, Unsplash Changes

    Tips Tuesday – SEO Tips, GDPR, Bing Tools, WP 5.5, Affiliate Marketing, Unsplash Changes

    Tips this week include:

    • Updates to the DIY SEO course

    • Why I’m bringing in webmasters to help with client site work

    • The first release candidate for WP 5.5 is out and what that means for you and what I’m looking into

    • What’s with the PHP upgrade notification you may be getting in your WP Dashboard

    • The new Gutenberg Ninja tutorials in the works

    • Why Google updated its GDPR policies

    • My ongoing research into first and third party cookie tracking and why I spoke with a lawyer

    • Why I like the new Bing URL inspection tool better than Google’s

    • Whether or not you should optimize your content for questions

    • How the relationship between Google Search and content creators has changed

    • The future of affiliate marketing

    • A beginner’s guide to writing better headlines

    • A big change to Unsplash’s image use license agreement

    • 16 min
    Tips Tuesday – Elementor Speed, Gutenberg Updates, Image Optimization, Bye to AMP

    Tips Tuesday – Elementor Speed, Gutenberg Updates, Image Optimization, Bye to AMP

    Tips this week include:

    • Gutenberg vs Elementor: Which is Faster? – it was no contest!

    • What’s being revamped in the Gutenberg Ninja course this week

    • The new DIY SEO tutorials and bonus sessions coming

    • Our Webmaster bonus training is underway and meeting live again this week

    • Industry experts speak on the pros and cons of the Gutenberg editor

    • Mozilla has a new VPN service and why you may want to get it

    • Why you need to log out of WordPress

    • Google’s Rich Results tester is out of beta and what we’ll be using instead

    • Why Google’s AMP is going away and what criteria will replace it for getting into Top Stories

    • Why not to use WebP images

    • Why Squoosh is my favorite image optimizer

    • Why to get rid of your image optimization plugin

    • 14 min
    Tips Tuesday – Theme Speed, Astra Help, WP Fastest Cache, Atomic Blocks Changes

    Tips Tuesday – Theme Speed, Astra Help, WP Fastest Cache, Atomic Blocks Changes

    Tips this week include:

    • Replay is available on Get Started with Astra chat with Michelle Phillips

    • More LIVE chats coming and who my guests will be

    • The results are in on my head-to-head theme tests for Astra, Genesis, and Divi

    • Gutenberg vs Elementor case study underway

    • Webmaster bonus performance training has started

    • What’s in the update to my WP Fastest Cache Settings tutorial

    • Why you must get your site audit request in soon

    • Why Cloudflare was down for a bit last week, and the reality of how fragile the internet is

    • Confirmation that Yoast SEO already has the feature for turning off WP native XML sitemaps

    • Astra Themes hits 1 million installs

    • A synopsis of what was discussed in the July Genesis Shapers meeting and how Atomic Blocks will be changing soon

    • 16 min
    Tips Tuesday – Astra Chat, XML Sitemaps, Grow.me, Cookie Tracking, Ad Revenue

    Tips Tuesday – Astra Chat, XML Sitemaps, Grow.me, Cookie Tracking, Ad Revenue

    Tips this week include:

    • Why you need to get your site service request in right now

    • Getting started with Astra – live chat with Michelle Phillips on Wednesday

    • The updates that are coming to the Gutenberg Ninja course

    • Webmaster bonus training for Core Web Vitals starting this week

    • My prediction came true about how Yoast will deal with native XML sitemaps coming in WP 5.5

    • Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool is going away, and what to use instead

    • Features in Mediavine’s new Grow.me tracking and sharing service

    • What you need to know about Chrome blocking 3rd party cookie tracking

    • Whether alternative tracking methods will work or not

    • How the entire ad industry is being shook up over cookie tracking

    • Why you need to stay informed from a wide variety of sources

    • Why you need to think broader about the future of revenue generation from your site

    • 22 min
    Tips Tuesday – Summer Sale, Gutenberg Webinar, Astra Theme, Trellis Theme, cPanel

    Tips Tuesday – Summer Sale, Gutenberg Webinar, Astra Theme, Trellis Theme, cPanel

    Tips this week include:

    • The big BlogAid Super Summer Sales Event is live – but for a limited time

    • Last chance to get the DIY SEO course at the current low price

    • Free webinar this Wed on the Power of Gutenberg – but you do need to register now!

    • Replay is ready on how to avoid DIY theme mistakes chat with Michelle Phillips

    • A chat coming on how to get started with Astra themes

    • New guide on how to read the metrics of online speed testers

    • New tutorial on how to run a site speed test accurately

    • New Search Console Core Web Vitals checks in progress

    • New webmaster workshops for deep performance checks

    • My op ed on the latest Trellis theme from Mediavine beta update

    • Why you need to check with your host about their plans for dropping cPanel, and what NameHero is doing for now with it

    • 26 min
    Tips Tuesday – Avoid Theme Mistakes, Gutenberg Webinar, Blogging Stats

    Tips Tuesday – Avoid Theme Mistakes, Gutenberg Webinar, Blogging Stats

    Tips this week include:

    • Avoid DIY Theme Mistakes – live chat with pro designer Michelle Phillips on Thursday

    • A live show all about getting started with Astra themes coming soon

    • Free Gutenberg webinar on July 8

    • Google’s new beta report that combines Analytics and Search Console

    • Some seriously eye-opening blogging stats to help you focus your next moves and priorities

    • How investing in your site success can shave 2 years off not earning enough money with your blog

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

dmurphy4040 ,

Empowering DIY Support for Bloggers Using WordPress

I am a huge fan of MaAnna Stephenson of Blogaid and everything she does to support and empower bloggers and WordPress website owners. She stays on top of the latest SEO, safety, plugins and best practices for DIY site owners and shares them each week in Tips Tuesday. Her how-tos and step-by-step videos and blog posts make it so easy for me, a non-technical person, to keep my site healthy. Highly recommend!

Maxxsjellybean ,

This podcast is a MUST for bloggers

I have learned so much about the technical side of my site from listening to MaAnna’s teaching for the past several years. Before BlogAid, my site had tech glitches quite often, was slow to load and bogged down with unnecessary plugins. Now my site runs smoothly...but if something does go wrong, I have the knowledge to be able to get it working myself. MaAnna also keeps listeners up-to-date on all the tech news, so we can be proactive with our site. Listening to the BlogAid podcast is the best 20 minutes I spend on my business each week!

Ben-the-B ,

The Best WordPress Podcast

MaAnna Stephenson's BlogAid and Dustin Hartzler's Your WordPress Engineer are my go-to podcasts about WordPress. Both are reliable, easy to comprehend and full of savvy advice. I give my top nod to MaAnna because she is not afraid to dig below the surface and raise questions and because she is so much FUN to listen to. Highly recommended.

Top Podcasts In How To

Listeners Also Subscribed To