weekly roundup

Starting from this last week of March, I have decided to bring back the weekly roundup.

I realised I come across a lot of good and useful content. I think the least I can do is sharing it with some of the readers of this blog.

The majority of the articles are handpicked by myself. Starting from April, I will also accept requests for paid mentions and guest posting. More details at this link.

The format of the weekly roundup is likely to change overtime but for the time being I will keep the breakdown by services with the exception of a section about Ukraine.

Weekly Roundup, March 21-25: Ukraine

I wrote in another post about how to support Ukraine with your WordPress website.

It’s mostly about installing a WordPress plugin that shows a banner with a link to a donation website.

Apparently, a developer was trying to do the opposite. He built a plugin supporting the Russians by showing the ‘Z’ symbol. The plugin was quickly removed from the WordPress plugin directory.

On Ukraine, it might be interesting to know that companies like WP Engine, Pantheon and more dropped support for their Russian business customers.

Also, Google is now enabling businesses through Google Business Profiles to flag attributes like accepting donations, hosting refugees, etc. Very nice one from Google!

Lastly, Google is pausing all ads that exploit, dismiss or condone the Russia – Ukraine war.

Weekly Roundup, March 21-25: SEO

The main news here is the Google Product Review update being rolled out.

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This is the third product review update by Google and builds on what’s achieved with the previous two.

You might also find interesting to know that according to Danny Sullivan from Google:

Over the last seven years, our internal metrics based on quality rater data show we’ve decreased the number of irrelevant results by over 50%.

Also

Google Removed 7 Million Fake Business Profiles and prevented 12 million from being created In 2021.

Weekly Roundup, March 21-25: Social Media

Some very interesting findings this week. First of all, Instagram introduces its algorithm-free sorting option.

As noted by Andrew Hutchinson on Social Media Today:

The problem with Instagram’s reverse-chronological feed options is that you can’t set either as a default – you’ll need to manually select the feed display you prefer every time you log in to the app.

Which, realistically, not many people are going to do.

Still on Instagram, all users are going to be able to tag products in their posts.

On a more entertaining note, Youtube is now making available a bunch of TV shows to watch for free.

Weekly Roundup, March 21-25: WordPress

It happens to the best too. Curiously, two of the best SEO plugins for WordPress caused users some pain almost at the same time.

Apparently, Rank Math was generating a double sitemap. Worse did Yoast causing a fatal error.

On a different note, I came across this article about how to generate pages in bulk in WordPress through a page generator plugin.

I didn’t know that such thing existed but I am sure you can appreciate how useful it is to:

  • Create multiple page generation for a new site
  • Generate product pages from your current inventory
  • Create location-specific landing pages for internationalization
  • Populate your site with internal links
  • Use Spintax to create a local SEO strategy
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I hope you liked this roundup. If you want your product, service or article promoted on the Increasily website, please read our guidelines for paid posts or mentions.

Featured image by Yevgeniy Mironov on Unsplash.com.

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