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WP Rocket WordPress Plugin Review

After many crazy claims on how well this plugin works. I decided I needed to go take a closer look. Take a look at the review as I go through and test out its features and see if those claims ring true.

#WordPress   #Cache   #Plugin   #Review  
How does WP Rocket perform compared to other popular WordPress Cache plugins? Read more to find out!
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The Epic Overkill Giveaway | Powered by AMD Gaming and Logitech Gaming

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Or the fact Jobs created the iPod to push iTunes? Guy was brilliant all around.
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A Helpful Guide to Prevent Your WordPress Site from Getting Hacked

As popular as WordPress is - that means there are people out there right now looking to exploit it. From DDoS attacks, injecting malware, or defacing it. You need to know how to keep hackers at bay. 

In this guide I go through and list the basics on what you should be doing right now to prevent your WordPress site from being hacked. 

From basic administration tips, to plugins, to adjusting your .hataccess. I try and run through it all for you! 

And yet - it might still not be enough. Better to be prepared and have it never happen, then not be and watch your website disappear!
Want to prevent your WordPress site from getting hacked? Follow these tips to help keep hackers at bay and learn how to secure it!
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Optimizing Images for Your Website

I go through and explain the importance of optimizing images for you website. And I show you the tools on how to go about doing it.

So no more excuses for trying to push images that are over a meg in size. Your killing your visitors bandwidth and scaring them away.

Also... one thing I didn't mention in the article. If your a photographer or someone who wants to show hi-res images? Post the optimized one and then inside of WordPress for the image... you can setup a link to the hi-res one if people want to take a look at it instead! 

Its as simple as adding the link when you click on the big pencil edit button on the low-res image!
Optimizing images for WordPress. Which service, software, or plugin works the best? Take a look inside and find out!
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Catch the Replay of my First Hangout!

We discuss the fine line between business and friendship. What does it mean and where do you draw that line? When do you offer something for free? We talk about that and more in this week's Relationship Marketing Hangout 

Thanks +Wade Harman for having me on and +Jeff Sieh for joining us!
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Sades SA-902 USB PC Gaming Headset Review http://buff.ly/1pVFakt
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I Love Foobox!

Don't know what FooBox is? It's a premium wordpress plugin that offers you a responsive lightbox with social media buttons integrated inside of it. But it is a whole lot more than that. 

Check out the full review I did on it as well as some examples of how you could utilize it for your own sites too here: 
http://avgjoegeek.net/foobox-wordpress-plugin-review-love-thee/
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Want to Learn How to Keep Visitors on Your Website?

Then you need to follow these tips that the pros use for their own blogs. Its all pretty much common sense though if you think about it.

> Get a Quality Host
> Have a Great Design (Mobile Friendly!)
> Email Optin Forms - (You want return visitors!)
> Social Buttons - Need to have an easy way for people to share!
> Simple Navigation - If they can't find it? They won't go looking for it!
> Sidebars - Keep them uncluttered with LESS choices not more!
> No Banner Ads - You won't see Adsense on the sites I provide as examples.
> Multiple Forms of Media - Most if not all offer different types of content to present to their visitors. Video, Podcasts, Hangouts, Infographics etc.. 

Some of the people I mentioned as examples:

+Ana Hoffman 
+Wade Harman 
+Danny Brown 
+Jay Baer 
+Ryan Hanley 
+Chris Lema 
+Pat Flynn 

(And I do this to show you how it's done - not to smooch their tookas) 

And Ana Hoffman commented something which I didn't even think of. Linking out in your articles. It's good to do to back up what your saying. It gives readers the opportunity to read more about the subject matter as well. - Great tip!

Because of it.. I removed Adsense off of my own site. Now it's 'almost' ad free. I still promote products.. down on the bottom of the sidebar and the footer. 

Man's gotta eat after all :)

What else do you notice the pro bloggers do to keep visitors on their site?  Drop a comment below!
How do those big guys in industry keep visitors from going away? Read what they all have in common so you can learn how to keep visitors on your website.
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Havit Pro Studio DJ Headset/Headphone Review

Havit was kind enough to send me a set of these to review. Take a look as I put it through its paces. And look to the bottom of the article for a link on how you could win a pair of these as well!
Headset Review on Havit's Professional Studio Stereo DJ Headphones for PC or Smartphone. How great is a $29 set of headphones? Read the review and find out!
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Want Windows to Run Faster?

As a tech guy I get this question a lot. I mean A LOT. So I decided to do a write up on what I do to tweak Windows to keep it running smooth.

Boy - did that cause some controversy. First it was about scanning and removing bad entries in the registry. There is some debate on whether this (sort of) dangerous idea is even worth it or if you get any benefit from it.

The other was someone thought I wanted you to turn off the Aero windows manager in Windows. Um.. no I do show you how to strip it down so it's not working so hard to do all of that extra work just to show you some nifty effects.

Then yet another person was mad because I offered you free third party utilities to do the work for you instead of manually poking around and doing everything 'by hand'. Yeesh!

Oh.. and I was originally beating a lightning storm so my edit process missed the 9 million times I misused the word your or you're or it's in the article (fixed). 

And although I do offer some example hardware using Amazon links for possible upgrades you can do. The article is free. I don't even try and sell you anything in it!

Anyways... so besides the mild controversy. I bring you these tips on what you can do to speed up Windows on your computer. 
Is your computer running slower than normal? Want to know how to get your computer to run faster? Follow these simple tips to bring it back to life!
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The Must Have Free Software List for Windows

More re-purposing of old content. Refreshed with the tools/utilities/software that I have used for all of my Windows installations throughout the years. 
This article shows the free software and utilities I install after every Windows Install.
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