This week: Goodbye AMP, baselining your website, and more.
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April 27, 2019
Here are 10 tips I think are worth sharing this week:
- How do you baseline your website? To get an idea about my website performance, I use these three tools: GTMetrix, Pingdom, and KeyCDN Website Speed Test. Before making any change to your website (e.g., add a new plugin or theme), measure your website page load speed (baselining). Next, make your changes and test again. Then, observe the impact of your changes.
- You can improve SEO without creating new content. See how in this article.
- I finally upgraded to Scrivener 3. I’ve been using Scrivener for years. I use it to publish in MultiMarkdown. What happens when you take a Multimarkdown document and paste it into the new WordPress 5 Gutenberg editor? A beautiful blog post! Gutenberg will convert from markdown to HTML! Scrivener is available on MacOS, Windows, and iOS. You can download a free trial for the desktop versions only.
- Are you taking notes or keeping a journal about your website changes? I recommend you do so. It can be on a notepad app, a journaling app, whatever you like. I use Bear for journaling (only available on MacOS and iOS). Every change I make, I document it in my journal. I can later determine what may have caused problems or side effects.
- Here are 13 profitable ways to monetize a blog.
- The folks at SERPSTAT wrote an interesting piece about how to create a content plan. You will also find a video guide.
- An excellent way to keep tabs on what’s going on in the blogosphere is Feedly. I use it every day. You can access this news reader from your browser or your smartphone (iOS & Droid)
- With SimpleExtManager, you can easily manage all your Chrome extensions. You can disable, enable, and delete other extensions.
- If your goal is to temporarily disable all your Chrome extensions, this extension is for you.
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