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How to Filter Search Results on BYOBWebsite

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In this session we demonstrate how to filter search results in BYOBWebsite using Google Custom Search and show how it works when doing a custom search for a specific lesson. Rick: Although have you seen the filtering on the search function? Have you noticed the filtering? If you search for TypeKit on my site... Member:

How to Add Analytics Tracking Scripts to Genesis 2.1

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In this session we talk about where the best place is to add analytics tracking scripts to a Genesis 2.1 site. The site has the Yoast SEO plugin installed. We talk about why we recommend adding the scripts inside the head of Genesis itself as long as Yoast is not doing it because it shouldn't

Troubleshooting Google Analytics Tracking Code in Genesis 2

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In this session we troubleshoot the Google Analytics tracking code in Genesis 2 that is not working correctly. We compare the tracking scripts that look different from our own. There is the old way and the new universal way of scripts from Google. Rick: So you have a question about Analytics Tracking Code. Member: Yeah,

Styling a MailChimp Opt-in Box in Thesis 2

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In this session we demonstrate styling a MailChimp opt-in box in Thesis 2 by deleting and repositioning some HTML code from the widgets panel and striping out its inline styles. We also create a new Agility widget styles package for the opt-in box and give it a style. Member: What I was interested in is

Member Recommendations for Podcasting Systems

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In this session we talk about member recommendations for podcasting systems where we suggest a variety of podcast hosting platforms available and how they are different from each other in terms of service and use. Member:  Is there something that you would recommend that I could get on the website so they can download kind

Webmaster Tools Reports My Homepage is Blocked by robots.txt

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In this session we discuss why Webmaster Tools reports the homepage being blocked by robots.txt. Then we troubleshoot why the disallow statement is showing up in the robot.txt file. Member:  My first question is that my webpage is not showing up the homepage where it looks like it is but Webmaster Tools, you told me,

How to Add Google Analytics Tracking Code to Genesis

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In this session, we take a look at a member’s Google Analytics and WebMaster Tools to see why it’s not working and then we show how to set up Google Analytics properly for a site and add the tracking code to Genesis. Member: Well, I knew something was wrong because I get leads everyday, the

Google Analytics Conversion – Part 1 – Track Free Aweber Opt-ins

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In this session, we discuss what you can track in Google Analytics and how to track conversions from AWeber Opt-ins. To do this a destination URL is created and given to Google, so it can track the success rate. Then we show how to set up the Google Analytics goals. Video Transcript Rick: Right, so

Using Google Analytics to Track How Many Visits Another Site Refers to your Site

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In this session, we use google analytics to show how to track the number of visits other websites refer your site. We look at the analytics from one of our member’s site and review the traffic sources. Rick: Okay so you had a question about trying to figure out referrals. Why don’t you tell me

Strategies for Creating an Opt-in with a Downloadable Content

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In this session, we discuss the different strategies for creating an opt-in page that will deliver downloadable content. You know, I think I may have shown you before a website called Hubspot. Oh yeah. Okay so I follow them and I’m just… really, quite honestly, trying to steal their ideas. They give you a lot

How I Record My Videos

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In this session we answer a member’s question regarding how and what settings we use to record our videos. We introduce the video recording and editing software called Camtasia and discuss the settings and the process we use for producing the videos. Okay the 2nd question Jared asked me today was about how I record

How to Use Video Transcripts

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In this session, we discuss how to use video transcripts for SEO purposes. We also show how to upload transcripts to YouTube. Rick: Tell me about your question the YouTube transcripts? Ken: Well, as I’m starting to try to act on all these good things we’re learning and one of the things you talked about

Recommendations for Video Conversion Software

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In this session, a member asks if we can recommend any video conversion software. She has .wmv files that can’t be played on her player. She doesn’t currently have any video editing software so we suggest Camtasia which is what we use. There is also AVS Video Converter, Microsoft Expression Encoder and Adobe products. We

How to Create Semi-transparent Images in Paint.net

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This member asked how to create semi-transparent images using Paint.net. I demonstrate how to create an image, paint a layer and adjust it’s transparency. Then we save the image as a transparent .png. But I’m going to start off with a question that was asked this morning about how to create transparent or semi-transparent images

What is “Transparency” and what are Transparent Graphics?

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This member asks what “Transparent” means in the context of web graphics. I offer a definition of transparency with respect to images. Then I describe the uses of a transparent graphic. I describe why I use the transparent image in the Thesis header image. I finally discuss appropriate file types for transparent images. Video Transcript

Troubleshoot Google Analyticator Plugin

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This member is seeing an error message from the Google Analyticator Plugin. We discuss the Plugin and I suggest that he use the Thesis built in system for configuring Google Analytics for his site. Jared also asks, “In Google Analytic summary, what does this mean: No Analytics account selected?” Double check or authenticate it with