10 episodes

Each week on the Geek 2 English Podcast we are going to discuss a different technical topic in plain English. No unexplained technical terms, no insider jargon, no developer speak. We take the technical and make it easy to understand. We translate Geek to English.

Geek 2 English Podcast Cal Evans

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Each week on the Geek 2 English Podcast we are going to discuss a different technical topic in plain English. No unexplained technical terms, no insider jargon, no developer speak. We take the technical and make it easy to understand. We translate Geek to English.

    Your Site Security Checklist

    Your Site Security Checklist

    Security is every site owners #2 job, right behind actually selling a product. But security is such a nebulous term. it means different things to different people. In this episode, I break it down for you. I give you a checklist of things to make sure you have done, and are doing, to help keep your site secure.



    Show Notes



    * SiteGround

    * Website Security Checklist overview

    • 11 min
    How Many Plugins Is Too Many?

    How Many Plugins Is Too Many?

    What’s that plugin do? If you can’t look at your list of plugins and answer this critical question, then this episode is for you. We discuss how plugins affect the performance of your website, what you can do to make sure your site is running at optimal speed, and we answer the question every WordPress site owner asks at some point, “How many plugins is too many?” Join us and find out. (Hint: The answer is NOT 42.)



    Show Notes



    * WebPageTest.org

    * SiteGround

    • 11 min
    Do I REALLY need to hire a developer?

    Do I REALLY need to hire a developer?

    It’s the question every budding e-commerce site owner and entrepreneur has to ask themselves. As soon as an idea begins to form in their head, they start seeing pieces they aren’t sure how to build. So they have to do some soul searching and ask themselves, do they need a developer? Join host Cal Evans as he talks about this question and walks listeners through what hiring a developer really means… and what it doesn’t.



    Show Notes



    * SiteGround

    • 17 min
    Routine Website Maintenance and Why It’s Important

    Routine Website Maintenance and Why It’s Important

    Is routine maintenance on your website really worth it? I mean…really? Join host Cal Evans as he walks you through the different parts of website maintenance. He’ll show you why a small investment every month in time can save you huge down the road. He’ll also explain why selecting the right hosting partner can make the difference between easy, regular, unobtrusive maintenance, and a hacked site.



    Show Notes



    * SiteGround





     

    • 9 min
    Secret SEO Trick: Be Relevant

    Secret SEO Trick: Be Relevant

    There’s a secret that SEO consultant’s don’t want you to know. There is only one way to consistently get search engines to display your content. In this episode, we discuss that secret and how you as a site owner can exploit it for your own benefit.



    Show Notes



    * Answer the Public





     

    • 9 min
    Preparing Your Site for Black Friday: How Early Is Too Early?

    Preparing Your Site for Black Friday: How Early Is Too Early?

    Host Cal Evans is joined by guests Bob (@bobwp) Dunn, TJ (@ecommerceaholic) Gamble, and Phillip (@philwinkle) Jackson for this special edition of The Geek 2 English Podcast. Listen as the experts talk about what store owners need to be thinking about, worrying about, and most importantly, focusing on, to get their websites ready for Black Friday.



    Show Notes



    * Jamersan

    * BobWP.com

    * Future Commerce Podcast

    * SiteGround

    * Web Page Test





     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

mixerman23 ,

Nice podcast!

Host is very clear and episodes are kept to a nice digestible length. Looking forward to more.

JanetZag ,

Good, simple explanations

Host is cheery and clear. Looking forward to more episodes. Suggestions to host for other episodes I’d like to listen to:
- cPanel - over several episodes
- SiteGround’s own security measures
- Talk about specific plugins that should be on most sites nd what they do - over several episodes

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