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  • SEO Smackdown Panel

    SEO Smackdown Panel

    WordCamp Portland 2009Speakers: Nate DiNiro, Rick Turoczy, Dawn Foster, Amber Case, Scott Hendison

    September 20, 2009 — A couple of SEO professionals who think that SEO is very important for every blogger (Scott Hendison and Amber Case) and a couple bloggers who think that SEO is overrated (Dawn Foster and Rick Turoczy) take pointed questions from moderator Nate DiNiro and the WordCamp Portland audience.

    Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.

  • Duane Storey: BraveNewBlog – Embracing the Mobile Frontier

    Duane Storey: BraveNewBlog – Embracing the Mobile Frontier

    WordCamp Portland 2009Speaker: Duane Storey

    September 19, 2009 — Duane Storey of BraveNewCode talks to WordCamp Portland about opportunities for WordPress and mobile devices, including the history of the mobile internet, the opportunities presented by mobile web users, plugins and themes available to facilitate mobile use of WordPress, how to test your site for mobile use, and more.

    Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.

  • Michelle Zimmerman: No Dead Ends - Writing Will Get You Everywhere

    Michelle Zimmerman: No Dead Ends – Writing Will Get You Everywhere

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Michelle Zimmerman

    June 7, 2017 — Michelle is a writer, photographer and clinical social worker who has worked in the fields of mental health, addictions and research. She has a passion for writing and encouraging the practice with others as a means to achieving a fulfilling quality of life.

    According to her writing can be an inspiring practice that has a variety of personal and health benefits. This presentation will cover these benefits, as well as identify ways to make a regular practice of writing. Michelle will discuss ways to find inspiration, offer some writing prompts and discuss her journey with her blog clunkyshoe.

  • Michelle Ames: It’s the Little Things That Make a Difference

    Michelle Ames: It’s the Little Things That Make a Difference

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Michelle Ames

    June 6, 2017 — So you can build a technically wonderful website, but does it appeal to your audience? Does it have finesse? Who is it designed for: the owner, the designer/developer, or the customer/user? Are forms user-friendly? This talk will show you the things that make a website more complete, user-friendly, and user-appealing. Topics will include favicons, custom 404 pages, form buttons, footers, colors, SSL certificates, and more.

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  • Jesse Friedman: Improving User Experience and Engagement

    Jesse Friedman: Improving User Experience and Engagement

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Jesse Friedman

    June 6, 2017 — Jesse Friedman has been building websites for 18 years, and exclusively with WordPress since 2006. Since then he has written several books, taught hundreds of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups (and even a few WordCamps along the way).
    In his talk he explain how to build an MVP (minimal viable product). We’ll start by stripping out all the bloat, get rid of all those widgets and start with naked content. Then and only then we’ll start to methodically add features, as they are needed. You will be amazed how much your visitors enjoy just reading your content and engaging with you through simple solutions.

    You’ll walk away with practical strategies around:
    – Building content driven websites
    – Gaining traction and increasing engagement
    – Elegantly monetizing your blog
    – Plus 5 experience tips that will make your website 1 of a kind

  • Ken Gagne: Podcasting With WordPress

    Ken Gagne: Podcasting With WordPress

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Ken Gagne

    June 6, 2017 — Podcasting is an easy way to engage with your audience, have your voice heard, and stand out from the crowd—and WordPress makes it even easier. With a few free plugins, WordPress becomes a natural platform for publishing your serial audio content. From recording hardware and editing software to WordPress plugins and configuration, we’ll review how to get started with podcasting.

  • Ludmila MacLean: 5 SEO Mistakes Not To Make In WordPress

    Ludmila MacLean: 5 SEO Mistakes Not To Make In WordPress

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Ludmila MacLean

    June 6, 2017 — Many of us know and understand the importance of SEO, yet it surprisingly doesn’t stop at just hitting publish on your latest blog post. Even if you think that you are a true SEO rock star and following the SEO basics to a T, chances may be that you are still missing some core onsite optimization basics (as even I have done in the past). We’ll go over some of these easily made SEO mistakes and ill offer some basic solutions.

  • Gary Thayer: Woo for You - Customizing WooCommerce

    Gary Thayer: Woo for You – Customizing WooCommerce

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Gary Thayer

    June 5, 2017 — WooCommerce now powers over 30% of all online stores, both big and small. While the basic WooCommerce package covers a lot of needs, business use cases often require special attention.

    This talk will look at the best practices for building and customizing themes and plugins for WooCommerce. We’ll talk about:

    * Building a streamline customer service experience for your business;
    * Keeping template files up to date;
    * Useful actions and filters;
    * Custom solutions for unique eCommerce situations

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  • Lauren Jeffcoat: Support Starts Here - How to Go the Extra Mile to Make and KEEP your Customers Happy

    Lauren Jeffcoat: Support Starts Here – How to Go the Extra Mile to Make and KEEP your Customers Happy

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Lauren Jeffcoat

    June 5, 2017 — In this session I will be covering the importance of good customer service and the powerful impact your support team has on your business. I will discuss practices to use and practices to avoid. I’ll take poor customer service examples and show how they could be handled differently and turned into excellent customer outcomes.

    I’ll also cover the steps to develop and implement an all star customer service program. This will include the secrets to providing super service, general support standards, and how to get things right for your customers. I’ll discuss why it’s important to go the extra mile to make and keep your customers happy so that they turn into returning customers and brand ambassadors.

  • Jennifer Ecker: Do I Need Professional Help?

    Jennifer Ecker: Do I Need Professional Help?

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Jennifer Ecker

    June 5, 2017 — Have you ever wanted to change how your WordPress site looks or works, but aren’t sure if you can make the changes on your own? Do you wonder what kind of help you even need: a designer or a programmer? Both? And what do those folks even do? If you do hire someone, how much should you spend?

    This talk will go over examples of some things you can DIY and when you might consider calling a professional. It will also review the different skill sets that go into working on a WordPress site to help you understand what kind of help you need. Finally, it will cover what costs to expect and give you some tips on getting professional help.