EP002 – Adsense, Blogging, Fast Hosting, CDN, Accessibility – #WPblab

This week on WPblab twitter nerd Bridget Willard and IT Manager and WordPress Web Developer Jason Tucker answer the following questions:

Q: My website loads slow, what can I do to speed it up?

Try changing the following:

  • Use a caching plugin, we like WP SuperCache if that doesn’t work then…
  • Get a new webhost, we like
  • Try a CDN, we like MaxCDN

Q: What is a CDN?

Content Delivery Network

Q: Who is the best CDN?

We like MaxCDN

Q: What is a good CDN for photos that is cheap?

Photon a module that is part of the JetPack plugin is great for a free CDN that optimizes your images.

Q: Whats the best way to make sure my featured images and social images show faces in the images and won’t cut them out:

My Eyes are Up Here Plugin

Q: I want to use Adsense on my WordPress site but I’m on WordPress.com

Move to another webhost because WordPress.com doesn’t allow adsense on their sites. We recommend Siteground and WP Engine, they are both great hosts

Q: What is the best way to manage Adsense?

Advanced Ads is the one Jason uses on large sites, it works on smaller one stoo!
They have a pro version too: Advanced Ads Pro

Q: I want to run an accessibility Blab.im, should I get a WordPress site? Should I post the Blab on the site?

Get a YouTube channel going and make sure to look at this site for tips on making your website accessible: http://accessiblejoe.com/


This week’s WPblab can be viewed here on blab.im


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