Contact form 7 Not Redirecting to Thank you Page?

A simple two step method and fix for the issue you might be facing because you are using a custom or 3rd party WordPress Theme. The contact form on submission does not redirect to the thank you page you have created. The simple fix is that you need to navigate and edit the funtions.php file of the active theme and add the below lines of code at the very end.

add_action('wpcf7_mail_sent', 'ip_wpcf7_mail_sent');
 function ip_wpcf7_mail_sent($wpcf7)
 {
 $on_sent_ok = $wpcf7->additional_setting('ip_on_sent_ok', false);
if (is_array($on_sent_ok) && count($on_sent_ok) > 0)
 {
 wp_redirect(trim($on_sent_ok[0]));
 exit;
 }
 }

Finally add the below line (replace your domain name) in the advanced settings of the contact form 7 settings at the bottom of the page. (more…)

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Is it Better to Use a Pipe or Dash in Page Titles?

The pipe ( | ), is a search engine operator that tells the search algorithms that the phrases on either side are it are of equal importance.When a string of words in a tag are evaluated, the first word inherits the highest weight, the last word the lowest and the steps are determined by how many words are in the string. The pipe makes the first word after it the same weight as the first word.

A hyphen ( – ) connects the words in a title An underscore ( _ ) separates words in a title, Some experts claim underscores stop engines from reading the entire title. Avoid using the underscore A Comma ( , ) separates phrases but does not restart the weighting process so words following a comma are  not considered important Use “&” vs “and” , the later will only have weight if the user search all  the all the words before and after “and” (more…)

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How to get unused Twitter Handle URLs for you

Often when you work hard creating a new brand and brand name, you eventually end up discovering the exact brand’able Twitter handle or username is already registered and remain dormant. The handle might be with a inactive Twitter user which might be of great value for you but alas!

Twitter has been trying hard to identify inactive Twitter accounts and release the handles for public to ensure that Twitter continue to remain useful for brands and individuals.

Below are some useful information and resources that could help you learn more about Twitter’s policy on how such inactive handles are released for public. In addition, you have an option to request to claim back a inactive Twitter handle if you own a .com domain or related trademark by filling the impersonation form (if you believe you are the right person to use that Twitter account.) (more…)

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Authorship Creeping into Google Search Algorithm

Even though this tool is in its Beta Stages, my understanding of how it works is it should be calculating the authorship ranks based on various aspects like the metrics of the website the author writes for including Majestic Trust Flow, Citation Flow, Moz Domain and page authority, Google Page rank etc. and deriving an average rank of the author for the number of posts it makes.

How accurate are Authorship Ranks?

The more surprising fact by which I derive this particular tool is quite inaccurate is the fact that I have a HIGHER authorship rank than Rand Fishkin and that makes it weird because he is a much much powerful author in the industry that I am. What ever it be, Google Authorship has been recently becoming a key criteria in SERP ranking factors with Google making changes to the Algorithm to fine tune the search results based on more realistic parameters like sorting out content based on Powerful Authors. (more…)

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