Firstly an apology. We had a server burp on Sunday night and the kind folks at our hosting company had to disable the license checker script to keep the website up. We didn’t find out for a few hours so some of you woke up to ‘invalid license’ warnings in your plugins. This is all now fixed but the plugins only check the license automatically once every 24 hours so if you don’t want to wait you’ll just need to force a recheck by hitting the save button next to your key in the plugin UI. Sorry about that we’ve rolling out a fail-over license checker shortly.
On Friday I mentioned a fantastic new book I recently read – The Ultimate Link Building Dossier by Duncan Carver.
Amongst the many fabulous backlinking tips in this 200 page tome was this little gem:
“More often than not, simply installing Google Analytics on your website will ensure Google pays a visit within a matter of hours…”
I didn’t mention this on Friday as I hadn’t tried it out yet.
Now I have and it works!
1. Registered a brand new domain with NameCheap
2. Installed WP with some sample posts from CSVPiG
3. Added Google Analytics to my theme
4. Googlebot arrived 3 hours later
(Unfortunately I didn’t run a control domain without analytics on in tandem so I can’t swear it was analytics that brought Google by so quickly but I’m very, very confident that was it.)
Anyway, I thought I’d share that one with you, let me know in the comments if you have any questions or any other similar ideas.
You can read about this and get 200 more pages of Total Backlinking Mastery in Duncan’s new book here.
Or read my original book review here.
I stand by this quote from Friday’s review “It really is very, very good stuff. If there is only one product you’re going to buy this year then please make it this one.”
ps. If you’ve picked it up already it’s awesome right? Let’s swap some notes in the comments section.