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An SEO audit is where you find opportunities to improve a site’s search performance.
To find all of these opportunities, you need to look in different places: content, links, technical issues, and more.
There are two tools which can be used for a comprehensive SEO audit without spending a dime.
Google Search Console and Ahrefs Webmaster Tools.
The latter monitors more SEO issues (and explains how to fix them) and offers data on backlinks and keywords, as well as:
- See how fast you’re acquiring backlinks and keywords
- Assess the quality of your backlinks
- See which pages have a chance of moving in SERP rankings
- Discover traffic drops that coincided with Google’s core updates
Discover the 2 Free SEO Audit Tools You Need
Elementor 3.8 has implemented a few changes that improve your site’s Time To Interactive (TTI) metric.
Now, independent components are separated from the main thread and due to this long tasks drop from 400ms to 65ms.
For this and more, see the full post detailing the improvements in Elementor 3.8
A pitfall of Core Web Vitals standard measures is that they can miss what’s actually most important.
Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) makes the assumption that the largest visible element is the most important content from the visitors’ perspective.
However LCP may not be measuring the most appropriate – or even the same – element for each page view.
Element Timing allows us to choose the elements that are most important on our own pages, and therefore measure moments that are most essential to our visitors' experience.
Learn more about Element Timing
An occassional question we get from customers is "How are you attaching a PDF invoice to your order completion email?".
The answer is by using the PDF Invoices & Packing Slips for WooCommerce plugin. This very useful free plugin can:
- Automatically attach invoice PDF to WooCommerce emails of your choice.
- Download the PDF invoice from the order admin page.
- Create Fully customizable HTML/CSS invoice templates
- Download invoices from the My Account page
Take a look at the PDF Invoices for WooCommerce Plugin
Manuel Matuzovic has started a series of short, concise blog posts to teach people how to get up to speed with modern CSS.
This series about newer CSS properties from @mmatuzo is very useful and educational. A small chunk of learning every day.
Learn Modern CSS - a New Snippet each Day
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus