WordPress Categorization: Magic Potion or Devil’s Curse?

Example of categorization

WordPress is, without doubt, the main CMS1) on today’s internet networks. As of November 2022, some 43%2) of all sites globally use this system to build their pages and drive revenue. It is – after all – one of the most versatile systems on the market today and getting better with every new revision. On top of that, the .org version is free, so what else are you waiting for? But nothing is as easy as it seems, of course.

One of the pillars of this CMS is the use of taxonomies and you’ll find two general … [...] Click to raid more!

Google – and the User Experience!

RockmusicRaider - Google Core Web Vitals - User Experience or UX

If you’re running a website or you work in SEO1) and you haven’t really been operating from a Nuclear Bomb Shelter without communications, you certainly heard about Google’s latest stunt to drive supposedly better User Experience, also known as UX. The feature, somewhat loftily, calls itself Core Web Vitals. As if, without them, no website would be able to operate conveniently. But more to that later.

Google started announcing this solution in search of a problem back in 2020 and it went live in the course of 2021. In short, the cerebral ones at Google HQ … [...] Click to raid more!

Who’s Phishing? When Insiders become Threats!

RockmusicRaider - Who's Phishing? When insiders become threats!

In God we Trust, everyone else uses the firewall.

That’s the credo handed down from the RMR IT department. It’s a sane reminder that the internet is an ugly place. Full of bad actors out to get your data or your money for any and all nefarious activities out there.

Supposedly.

Because not everyone is a bad apple, of course. And it’s always quite a task to filter genuine visitors from intruders, as you don’t want to hinder the former, but block the latter. Thus, sporting some great site security, complete with a sturdy firewall, is indeed one important … [...] Click to raid more!

Opinion: Free-for-all? Download that promo. Or not?

RockmusicRaider - Promos are free

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a somewhat desperate tweet from a PR agency. Its representative bitterly complained about some reviewers downloading all the music promos sent their way but never returning any written article. Apparently, once the agency accosted the webzine (or ‘zines), they were told that simple downloads don’t guarantee reviews.

Of course, that didn’t sit too well with the PR guys. But the ‘zine’s opinion does strike a chord with yours truly over here at RMR HQ.

Let’s take good ol’ RockmusicRaider as an example.

Promotion agencies, labels, and bands of all couleur usually inundate our … [...] Click to raid more!