Robert Neu

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  • in reply to: SEO effect of sub-menu items? #37969

    Robert Neu
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    My general opinion on dropdowns is that they are shit. They are shit for a lot of reasons, one of which is that they’re not ideal for SEO*.

    People severely underestimate the value of siloing their site. Think about it like this:

    Google wants relevancy in everything that you do. Is it relevant to have a link to damn near every page of your site on every page of your site? If you have a section on your site about cars, why would you link to it from the section of your site about dogs? I’m not sure why you’d have a site with sections about dogs and cars, but you get the idea.

    Dropdowns also water down your linkjuice. If you’ve got 10 menu items plus 5 or 6 dropdowns for each you’ve got 60-70 links on every single page before you even get into your content. That’s not good.

    Here’s a pretty good guide on how to create a siloed website: http://scratch99.com/wordpress/wp-seo/siloing/

    *I’m sure plenty of people will disagree with me on this. That’s fine. My opinion is based on my own testing/experience as well as data that’s been published all over the web. If you think dropdowns are great for SEO, awesome. Keep using them.


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    in reply to: Insert Columns using a Hook and Responsive #32227

    Robert Neu
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    The short answer to this is yes. You could definitely do that. Bill Erickson outlines how to create a better, easier grid loop using column classes in this post:  http://www.billerickson.net/a-better-and-easier-grid-loop/

    What you’re talking about is similar to what he’s doing there. If the content that you wanted to include was static, it would be even easier to include. You’d just need to set up some conditional statements to include your content on the pages/sections that you wanted.

    If you need some help figuring it out, let me know and I’ll give you a hand.


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    Robert Neu
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    The procedure will be little different depending on how you are  gathering the info. I can probably write up a tutorial for both GravityForms and Genesis E-News Extended and post it to my blog if that would help. I’ll try to get to it this weekend.


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    Hey Susan,

    If you need some help with this, ping me on Skype. Username is the same as my Twitter handle. :)


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    in reply to: Need Primary Menu & Header Alignment Help Quattro Theme #29559

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    Shan,

    If you like you can send me a message through this form. Send your Skype name and I’ll add you to help diagnose the rest of your issues. http://youneedfat.com/contact/


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    in reply to: Need Primary Menu & Header Alignment Help Quattro Theme #25382

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    My general rule for margins is only use them as a last resort. You will save yourself a lot of cross-browser debugging time if you just use padding whenever you possibly can.


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    in reply to: Need Primary Menu & Header Alignment Help Quattro Theme #25375

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    eightcrazy – I’m not sure if this is what you mean or not but if you’re talking about the menu breaking as the site scales, a quick fix would be to do something like  this:

    https://gist.github.com/fatmedia/5131359


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    in reply to: Need Primary Menu & Header Alignment Help Quattro Theme #25371

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    Alright, I think I’ve caught the majority of the problems and put them here:

    https://gist.github.com/fatmedia/5131287

    You can click the revisions link to see what I changed.

    There’s definitely still some issues with your CSS. I also may have missed some stuff when copying the styles over. It’s difficult to do without being able to refresh to check, but this should at least get you started.

    If you still have trouble, I’d be happy to give you a hand cleaning the rest of it up if you can provide me with access.


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    in reply to: Need Primary Menu & Header Alignment Help Quattro Theme #25360

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    Shan,

    You’ve got some major issues with your CSS on this. I can fix it, but it would be difficult to go through all the changes one-by-one.

    Would you feel comfortable giving me access to your site temporarily?


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    in reply to: Issues with custom header #22120

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    The reason this is happening is because #wrap has a background color of #fff.

    The easiest way to fix this is to add the following to your functions.php file:
    /** Move #header outside of #wrap */
    remove_action( ‘genesis_header’, ‘genesis_do_header’ );
    add_action( ‘genesis_before’, ‘genesis_do_header’ );

    You may have to add some CSS rules for your header once you do that because it will no longer be constrained by the #wrap element.


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    Robert Neu
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    Something like this should do the trick for the categories widget:

    .widget_categories .widget-wrap {
    background: #CCE8FF;
    padding: 20px;
    }


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    in reply to: Genesis Compatibility With My Wishlist Member #22111

    Robert Neu
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    Wishlist member SUCKS. I mean it really REALLY sucks. It conflicts with genesis in a number of ways and is just generally annoying to work with,

    They encrypt all of their plugin files so the only way to interact with the plugin is using their limited API.

    You might want to check out http://www.memberpress.com/and http://pippinsplugins.com/tag/restrict-content-pro/ as alternatives.


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    in reply to: How to remove /category/ from URLs? #18579

    Robert Neu
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    Sam,

    Yes, Yoast will integrate with Genesis effortlessly. Yoast uses Genesis for his own site. http://yoast.com/


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    in reply to: How to remove /category/ from URLs? #18111

    Robert Neu
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    Probably the easiest way is to install Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

    It’ll help your site in a lot of other ways and there’s a built in function to strip the /category/ from your permalinks.


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    in reply to: Simple Hooks Fatal Error #18088

    Robert Neu
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    Are you running the latest version of Genesis?

    If not, change the name of the folder for Simple Hooks via FTP and then update Genesis before changing it back to the default folder name and reactivating it.


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