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Weekly Links Roundup – WordPress, Monetization, SEO Wins, Design Trends

The top website and marketing links of the week.

Did you know that 30% of the Web now runs on WordPress? Back in 2009 when I was trying to decide which CMS (content management system) platform I should work on mastering, WordPress was one of three or four options. It was a hard choice at the time, but I’m so glad I chose to focus on WordPress. It’s allowed me to provide a powerful, affordable and easy-to-learn website solution to hundreds of business clients since then.

Have you considered monetizing your website? Not just with ads, but with useful products you can sell? Here’s a guide to 7 types of products you can sell through your blog, including ebooks, subscriptions to premium content, and printable timesavers like cheat sheets.

SEO (search engine optimization) can turn into a big hairy beast once you figure out how involved it can be. Fortunately, there are quick things you can do that have a big impact. Here’s a guide to 3 quick SEO wins you can implement today.

And finally, if you’re thinking about redesiging your website in 2018, here are some design trends you may want to pay attention to (or not – it all depends on what works for your business).

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