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Craig Smith
Works at Stone Mason / Internet Marketer who enjoys helping local businesses build an online presence.
Attends Wealthy Affiliate University
Lives in Ottawa Canada
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  #Grammarly  helps me every time I write something online. The free Chrome browser add-on works great, but if anyone is interested in the premium option, you can get a full year for $29 via AppSumo
Grammarly is an amazing tool that helps you write better by catching 10x more mistakes
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Not everyone is able to stay as an active member at Wealthy Affiliate for several different reasons. Members often PM me asking for help moving their sites, so I figured it was time to create a tutorial covering how to complete the transfer.
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+Craig Smith Hello Craig, I really need help to move my website from WA to Gator. How you can help me? What I need to do?
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Iiiiiiiinteresting !
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How To Block Analytics Referral Spam
Quick video to show you how to block #darodar   #ilovevitaly   #blackhatworth   type referral spam from your Google Analtyics account. 
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+Mateusz Zająkała Yes, the idea is to replace '/' with '/index.html'.
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2015 Hostgator Coupon Codes
I know most of you already have hosting and my intention isn't to push Hostgator in your face. Nothing wrong with Hostgator, I'm just doing a little video ranking test.
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Those like me with fingers like greased lightning would be wise to catch on to this. And richer! :D
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Here are the results from an #analytics  test that I ran the other day. I was already aware that the 00:00:00 Avg Time on Page and 100% Bounce Rate is somewhat false data, but I wanted to how the stats changed when performing different actions.
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very interesting. I will take a look at the new test results. Thanks.
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Just posted a new video, but this time it's not a video tutorial like most of my other videos. I also wanted to play around with Youtube's "Live Streaming" and "Wirecast".
This video is a review for http://PorterDogBoarding.com  a local dog boarding business here in Ottawa.
#dogboarding  
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Another great video/hangout with some really good advice and interesting ideas. Bradley does a real example review of an over optimized website and explains how to fix/improve.
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Block Google Analytics Spam
This video tutorial isn't about wordpress, but if you have a wordpress site and use Google  #analytics  then you may need to block referrer spam from sites like: #darodar   #ilovevitaly  and others.
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+Dejan Renčelj I was under the impression the topic was filtering out certain types of referral spam traffic from GA? Is is your own comment that went on to talking about server side blocking. This will not work against referrals like darodar

Not all GA referral spam can be blocked server side. At the moment you have little choice but to filter it out of your GA view.
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How To Turn Wordpress Comments Off - Pages & Posts
I was asked for help turning comments off on a selected page. Figured I'd just create a quick video to show the different options available.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_NtlL6VLjg
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Thank you, this will definitely be useful. will have to get back to it when time allows.
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Had the same problem here, just figured it was related to PSN being down or something.
After reading the comments below, I went into the PS4 settings/devices/camera and had it retake the 3 pictures.
Games finally working and my daughters are happy, but it's still hit and miss, but then again the lighting isn't great and we have many objects in the background.
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I enjoy creating "How To" video tutorials and helping others
Introduction
I've been making money online since 2007 thanks to Wealthy Affiliate (and myself for taking action). I've been run my own stone masonry business for over ten years now.

Most of my niche sites are running Wordpress. I'm a huge fan of WP and over the years I've learnt from trial and error how to customize themes and make custom changes. I also spend a lot of time helping other members of Wealthy Affiliate with their wordpress related problems as it's something I enjoy doing.

I'm not the greatest at creating videos, but the more I record the better I'll get hopefully :)  You can checkout one of my several Youtube Channels here: wealthyaffiliate368

I have my own clickbak product that teaches people how to install a flagstone patio, I changes the site into a membership site last year, but the whole site needs a lot of work and content added. Just hard a hard time finding the time to work on this project.

Over the past 2 years I've been helping local businesses get found online, setting up their Google Places listing, creating videos, building sites and doing SEO work for them. I was working for a family member doing this work, but have just recently decided to start over and build my own local SEO business.

Work
Employment
  • Stone Mason / Internet Marketer who enjoys helping local businesses build an online presence.
    SEO, Wordpress, Goolge, 2001 - present
  • Smith's Stone Masonry
    Stone Mason, 2001 - present
  • Ottawa Local SEO
    SEO Specialist, 2010 - present
  • Wealthy Affiliate University
    Member, 2007 - present
  • Full time Dad
    Farther of 2 girls, 1995 - present
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Ottawa Canada
Previously
rhyl - old colwyn - woodstock ontario - Llanefydd, Wales - Llansannan, Wales