SDF Widgets: Practical Design Tips to Put Any Widget Anywhere!

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In this video we’ll cover two unique methods for implementing advanced widget functionality inside the SEO Design Framework. While you could always use our traditional static widgets (e.g. the right sidebar, left sidebar, the above content sidebar, the below content sidebar and various widgets in the header and footer), instead you’ll learn two simple techniques that show you how to: Create and use unlimited sidebars in tandem with the SDF Widget Module inside the SDF Page Builder to put any widget anywhere. How to use Read More

4 Remarkable Tools for WordPress to Build Your Email List!

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Building your list is more important than ever, that is… getting visitors to take action and opt-in to an offer by creating a solid value proposition.  However, whether or not you love them or hate them, pop-ups a.k.a. modal lightboxes are one of the most effective ways to funnel attention to your offers. For example, there are popular solutions for creating lightboxes like List Builder from Sumo me from our Taco-eating pioneer and mad scientist Noah Kagan over at View more Pop-ups Anyone? Phrasing… Read More

How to Style Headlines, Text, Icons and Images using the SDF Teaser Box Module

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Have you ever wanted to create those cool title and image column layout effects for your website but struggled with a normal WordPress editor? Well, today you’re in luck because we’re going to cover two different ways to add Titles, Icons, Text, Images or Media to your layouts using the SEO Design Framework’s SDF Page Builder all without coding. In the video, we mentioned button styles for hover states of the icons (which are also used into the SDF Teaser Module) that render from Twitter Read More

4 Easy Ways to Add Videos using the SEO Design Framework

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Adding video to your content has never been easier than with the SEO Design Framework. Today, we’re going to cover 4 different ways you can use the Framework to add completely responsive videos (or background videos) to your layouts. Indirectly, we’ll also be covering how to use the page level controls to toggle features on or off as well as how to use unlimited sidebars and implement them using the widgets module by way of the SDF Page Builder. Stay tuned for more tips, tactics Read More

Using SDF to Silo Your Site

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I posted to my personal blog about setting the theme of your website using the SEO Design Framework to construct your website silo architecture. It’s not a long post but its pointing out the importance of website siloing in sending the right signals to Google about what you want to rank your website for. The reason for using website silo architecture is this: no other method can signal theme factors as well as your on page SEO. Good silo architecture does a lot of heavy Read More

How to Style Customize and Style Bootstrap Buttons Inside the SEO Design Framework

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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can quickly and easily style and make changes to the buttons inside the SDF Page Builder inside the SEO Design Framework. To ensure cross-browser compatibility across multiple devices we’ve implemented the mobile-first Twitter Bootstrap front-end framework inside the SEO Design Framework to make the framework responsive as well as to implement the various components, such as CSS, icons, buttons, etc. You can still append your own custom classes and implement them inside the builders RAW Read More

Getting Started: How to Use the SDF Page Builder’s Text, Image and Headline Modules!

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Instead of using the native WordPress editor with the SEO Design Framework you can use the SDF Page Builder which features responsive drag and drop design capabilities to add widgets, video, text, buttons, images or other media without coding. In today’s video we’ll cover how the SDF Page Builder works and show you how to use the first three design modules which are the Text Module, Headline Module and Image Module. You’ll learn how to: 1. Create a row or hero section. 2. How to Read More

How to Install, Reset or Change an SDF Skin

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At SEO Design Solutions, we’ve created a new way to instantly change the look and feel of your WordPress site rather than using cumbersome child themes through a method we’ve nicknamed SDF Skins. Essentially, SDF Skins are snapshots of the settings files after all of your changes for the fonts and typography, header, navigation, widgets, footer areas and colors are all added to the framework. The basis of SDF Skins are, if you create a theme (exclusively through using settings) and you’d like to install Read More

Evergreen SEO Strategies, Tactics and Tools to Jump Over Competitors

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With so many people talking about keyword research, I felt the urge to dig up this #TBT (throw back Thursday) video showcasing some of the old school SEO tools, methods and strategies we’ve used to find the right keywords, assess the competition and prep our campaigns prior to deploying website silo architecture for our keyword clusters. Even though this video was created a few years ago, the SEO methods are still evergreen to this day. It just goes to show that your website is only Read More

How to Create Custom Menus with the SEO Design Framework

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Today’s tip is how to implement custom navigation on a page by page basis with the SEO Design Framework. Just for a little background, we originally used SDF on client’s sites as a way to create optimized ranking beacons for broadcasting the appropriate signals to search engines, then strategically linked specific pages to the content silos (themed site segments) to augment ranking factor. To make this process even more optimal, we had to ensure that we prevented page authority from siphoning off from duplicate shingles, Read More