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Thesis 2.3 Exploits Latest SEO Strategies

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We just talked about my first of six reasons (Thesis is screaming fast) that Thesis 2.3 will knock your socks off and impress you. That brings me to the second reason which is that Thesis 2.3 exploits the latest SEO strategies. The first one, I believe, these days is speed. It used to be meta

Setup Agility 3.2 For the First Time

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Now that you have a background on the settings and page layouts for Agility, let’s work on setting up the Agility Skin for the very first time. I have a site here that has lots of content that is running Thesis classic so I'm going to install Agility here. Go to Manage Skins and I’m

How do you Choose a Theme?

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Somebody asked me the question, “With all the themes available for WordPress, how do you choose the right one for your site?”. The answer to that comes from the answer to another question. What's your goal for your website? If you’re starting a business website and your goal is to be found online when somebody

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 9 – Creating and Displaying Video Playlists

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Let's go on now to look at the video playlist function of the BYOB Video Publishing system. We’ll go back to the same post that we just configured to use video schema, Basic Bonds, and edit it. Under Post on this menu you can see there's this video playlist section. Click on that. I'm going

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 8 – How to Use Existing Posts to Use Video Schema

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Now that we’ve created and configured a custom template for the Thesis 2 site with existing videos, we need to configure the existing posts to use the video schema. We'll just start with this post here, Bond Basics. Right now, we've kind of messed this up a bit so we're going to come in and

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 7 – How to Create a Custom Video Template in Thesis 2

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We are going to add a custom template to this existing video blog just like we did with the site that had no existing videos. But here since most of his blog posts are actually video posts we're going to create a custom template that he'll use for posts that are not video posts. We're

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 6 – How to Add the Video Publishing System to an Existing Video Blog

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Now that you have seen how to add Schema to a new Custom Template for a video post in Thesis 2, it’s time for me to demonstrate how this works on a live site that has a lot of videos already. Again, we’re using my BYOB Video Publishing System for Thesis 2. We’re going to

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 5 – Configure the Thesis Templates to Display the Video with Schema

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We just completed all the video details in a post that we created using the BYOB Video Publishing System for Thesis 2 and now we're going to configure the templates to display them. Because as you just saw, the details are there but aren’t yet being displayed. Let’s come over to the Thesis Skin Editor

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 4 – Add Video Details to a Post

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Now that we have our post types chosen and video display details setup in the BYOB Video Plugin settings, it’s time to work with a video in a post. Let’s come over here to my posts. I'm going to add a new post and at the moment we'll call it Video Post. Scroll down a

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 3 – Configure the BYOB Video Publishing Plugin for Thesis

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We just installed the BYOB Video box and plugin that make up the video publishing system and you can see that right off we have a chance to setup some settings. The first opportunity that we're given is to set the post types that will have both video details and playlists assigned to them. It

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 2 – Introduction to the BYOB Publishing System

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The video publishing system for Thesis 2 consists of 2 elements. It consists of a box and it consists of a plugin. Both of those can be downloaded from this Video Publishing page which you can find by coming over to Member Benefits and Thesis 2.1 Boxes. It's the second one down, the BYOB Video

Supercharge your Video SEO with Schema – Part 1 – Why is Schema Important for Video SEO?

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this special seminar on Supercharging your Video SEO with Schema in the Thesis 2 theme. What we're really going to be talking about today is video schema, how it works, how you can implement it and the tools that I've created for Thesis users to implement video schema on

Supercharge Your Video SEO with Schema

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This is our follow up seminar to Supercharge Your SEO with Schema for Genesis 2 and Thesis 2 sites but here we focus specifically on video schema in the Thesis 2 Theme. You will learn why Schema is important for video SEO and how to implement it on a Thesis 2 site using our BYOB Video Publishing System.

Supercharge your SEO with Schema – Part 14 – Display Featured Testimonials with a Query Box

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We have this featured testimonial that we created in Thesis 2. Here it is. You can take take the same thing and use a query box to display featured testimonials and add the correct Schema. Let’s say we have a whole bunch of testimonials. You could come over to the Skin Editor and to say to

Supercharge your SEO with Schema – Part 13 – Customize the Testimonial Archive Template

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We have finished adding Schema to our Testimonial Template in Thesis 2 and now we need to work on our Testimonials Archive Page. So here's our Testimonial Archive Page I am going to do a couple of things to this template. But let’s start by adding the Testimonial Post Box. So I'm not using the Home Post

Supercharge your SEO with Schema – Part 12 – Install the BYOB Testimonials Box and Customize the Testimonial Template

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At this point, we've added the BYOB Testimonials Plugin and set the Testimonial details that we want to display on the Thesis 2 site. But we don't have any of the new testimonials that we just added showing and this is the point at which we have to customize our template. So that brings us

Supercharge your SEO with Schema – Part 11 – Install and Configure the BYOB Testimonials Plugin

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We’re going to continue working on Schema with this Thesis 2 themed recipe website. We've added recipe schema and now we’re going to add review schema as we work on the testimonials on the site. Let’s come over to Plugins and Add New. Then I'm going to upload a plugin and choose a file. I

Supercharge your SEO with Schema – Part 10 – Adding Review Schema with BYOB Testimonials Publishing System

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I've published today the BYOB Testimonial Publishing System for Thesis 2.1. I’ve also tested it in 2.2, it works just fine in 2.2 as well. It consists of two parts - it consists of a plugin and a box and you need to download those individually. The plugin is for adding testimonials to WordPress and

Supercharge your SEO with Schema – Part 9 – Recipes in Thesis – Add Additional Item Properties with Custom Post Meta

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I taught a seminar on how to make a recipe site using the Thesis 2 theme. And in that case, we used the Types plugin to create a custom post type called Recipe and to create a custom taxonomy called Meal Types. When we did that, we also created a couple of pieces of custom

Supercharge your SEO with Schema – Part 8 – Using Schema with Thesis 2

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We’ve covered using Schema with the Genesis 2 theme so now we're going to take a look at a similar kind of functionality in the Thesis 2 theme. This is Thesis here and we’ll activate it. Now that we’re in the Thesis 2 theme, let’s take a look at the schema. You can see that