Learn more about digital analytics with Google’s free Analytic Academy

Justin Cutroni - Analytics AcademyGoogle has recently launched the Analytics Academy, a spot for anyone interested in digital analyst/marketing to learn more about digital analytics — specifically using Google Analytics.

While it features a community and announcements, the primary purpose of the academy is the course, Digital Analytics Fundamentals. The three-week course “provides a foundation for marketers and analysts seeking to understand the core principles of digital analytics and to improve business performance through better digital measurement.”…

ToTop Link 1.4 for WordPress

ToTop Link 1.4 for WordPress is out.

This simple plugin gives WordPress-powered sites an easy way to add a “return to top” link to their pages. You can see it in action on this site, simply scroll down the page a bit and you’ll see a “return to top” link appear in the top right.

New in v1.4: This update brings with it the ability to customize the scroll trigger offset — meaning, instead of the ToTop Link appearing …

ToTop Link 1.2 & 1.3 for WordPress

ToTop Link 1.2 for WordPress is out.

This simple plugin gives WordPress-powered sites an easy way to add a “return to top” link to their pages. You can see it in action here, simply scroll down the page a bit and you’ll see a “return to top” link appear.

New in v1.2: You can now completely customize the positioning of the link/graphic. All the pre-sets (top-left, bottom-right, etc.) are still there, but now you can also define your own …

SEOSimple now for Joomla 2.5

SEOSimple BoxJust a quick update to say SEOSimple 2.1 has been released, and now has a Joomla 2.5 version.

I’ve also added an option that allows you to define whether you wish your category description to be used as the category page’s meta description. Optionally, you can use the content of the top-most article in the category listing. If set to “category description”, and no category description is available, it will default to the top-most article’s content (which was what occurred …

New WP Plugin: ToTop Link

I’m pleased to announce the release of our latest WordPress plugin, ToTop Link.

This simple plugin gives WordPress-powered sites an easy way to add a “return to top” link to their pages. Rather than explain how it works, simply scroll down the page here and you’ll see the link image appear in the top right corner.

Settings allow you easily to adjust the positioning and style to best fit your site. As always, it’s the first version, so all …

Best reason not to outsource your SEO work to the lowest bidder

In addition to running a Web design and development business, I also run numerous “side project/hobby” sites and blogs that appeal to various interests of mine. Without exception they all suffer from copious amounts of spam — and some of it might be coming from you without your knowledge.

This spam is virtually all “link building” spam. This means that — unlike e-mail spam — the intention of the spammer is not to get you to visit the site or …

SEOSimple Joomla plugin – now for J1.5 J1.6 and J1.7!

SEOSimple BoxAfter almost exactly two years of no updates, I’m quite happy to announce the release of SEOSimple 2.0 — now compatible with Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7 as well as Joomla 1.5 .

That’s not all — I’ve finally fixed a number of small bugs that have been growing dust on my todo list – including fixing the K2 compatibility issue and the occurrence of an “uninitialized strong offset” error.

I’ve also added a couple new features, namely an expanded