Measure WordPress Performance | Improve Local SEO

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Starts at 6:00 (doors are locked so ring the bell if you are late)

6-6:15pm  Introductions

6:15-7:00pm

Quickly and Easily Measure WordPress Performance

Have you ever wondered what WordPress is thinking about as it slowly takes it's time, compiling your page, chatting with the database, casually sauntering between functions and finally flirting with the browser in anticipation of a long overdue response?

Well, friends, wonder no more! Come learn how to quickly and easily identify which of the hamsters is falling off his wheel. We're going to apply some very simple principles to find performance leaks in your plugins and themes and patch them.

You will leave this session with the knowledge and tools to improve WordPress plugin and theme performance and by proxy, increase your SEO (and probably your hourly rate as well).

Peter Chester is the Chief Technical Officer at Modern Tribe. He is a well known figure in the WordPress community and has released over a dozen open source plugins including the infamous image widget. He often manages the larger of the Modern Tribe technical projects, with budgets in excess of $250k, working exclusively with freelancers. Peter is a WordPress Junkie, Project Manager, Coder, Father, Musician, Artist, Blogger, Surfer and List Maker with an obsession over google spreadsheet formulas (though not necessarily in that order).

7:05-7:50pm

7 Tips to Improve Your WordPress Website for Better Local SEO

Local Search is hot. More and more people are searching on local search phrases or at least have local intent while searching. Statistics show that by the end of 2014, 50% of searches will have local intent. Taking on all of local SEO ranking factors may be a bit overwhelming, so ease into it and start with some quick Local SEO tips from Brian Childers at Foxxr.

How Events can help your SEO
Essentials for Google Maps
Simple Nerdy Data Tips
Google Authorship

Join Brian at this meetup to discover how these and a few other critical tactics within your WordPress site can improve your local visibility.

Brian is the Founder and CEO of Foxxr, Inc in Capitola. He is passionate about helping individuals and organizations embrace the web and drive new business through weekly workshops at Foxxr's conference room and organizing speakers for the Santa Cruz Marketing Roundtable.

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