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WordCamp US – Photos

This year’s inaugural WordCamp US was hosted in Philadelphia. Over 2,000 WordPress makers and users attended the conference. Below are some photos I took while at the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s a direct link to the entire Flickr Album. Ever since I’ve been attending WordCamp SF, Matt Mullenweg would deliver his “State of The Word” …

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Why SEO Work Needs to Be Done After A Website Redesign

SEO

You have just completely re-done your website and it looks amazing! So, what about your Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? SEO is very important for making your website easy for both users and search engine robots to understand. Did the company that re-did your site offer you SEO services to optimize your site afterwards? After doing …

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How #tech4good is Helping People in Nepal

The Nepal earthquake was the deadliest earthquake to strike the region during our lifetimes. With a perspective of hope and optimism, we are looking for ways technology is being utilized to help in the recovery efforts. From the first moments of the quake to many weeks after, we’ve seen people mobilize on the ground, and online …

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Is Your Site Mobile-Friendly?

mobile-friendly

Arrow Root Media is proud to have posted a new article on Torque Magazine! Torque is an online WordPress magazine that has a ton of information for the WordPress community (people like you). We’re long time readers so are happy to be contributors.   The article reviews Google’s new search algorithm. This time they have …

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Brooklyn Country Cantina Wrap Up

This past SXSW, we hosted the Brooklyn Country Cantina in Austin. Literally. The website for the festival – brooklyncountrycantina.com – was hosted on our servers (managed by our hosting partners WP Engine) and was developed by our team using Make by ThemeFoundry. Huh? The Brooklyn Country Cantina is an annual party produced by The Defibulators and …

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Complimentary Site Review!

Google rates your site on relativity, keyword usage, site structure, site speed, time visitors spend on your site, number of inbound links and quality of inbound links. The way your website is built and optimized depends on how many organic visitors your site will get. To help you gain more traffic, Arrow Root Media is …

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Emergency Maintenance

To our clients – a message from our hosting partner – The majority of Cloud Providers across the world will be conducting maintenance for a security related issue. In order to implement the patch, our 3rd party data center providers will be rebooting. For more information about providers responding to the situation please visit this …

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AIDS Lifecycle

Last year, I rode my bike 545 miles in 1 week from SF to LA. With 2,500 other cyclists, we raised over $15 million to benefit the SF AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This is what AIDS Lifecycle is. An amazing community of cyclists, activists, and caring people. All riding to make a …

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Free Google Apps Setup in December

As part of our “Get Your Sh*t Together before 2015” campaign, we’re offering small businesses free Google Apps setup help. What does this mean? Well – if you’re still using GoDaddy, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, or yes – even a gmail.com email address for your business, it’s time to get your sh*t together. We’ll help you …

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Our Network of Activists and Our Response to Ferguson

(header photo credit by Matt Pearce) We believe in the power in the digital tools to respond, shape conversations and take action in times of urgency. And we’re both saddened & disgusted by the situation in Ferguson. The weight of the situation lingers in the air leaving many of our friends & colleagues asking “What’s …

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Making Your WordPress Site Faster

Wordpress

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re looking for a performance boost. And that’s no surprise. A slow site can cost you dearly. In fact, over 50% of web surfers will ditch your site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. According to this NY Times article, “People will visit a Web …

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Meet us at WooConf

Wooconf

In addition to the elections, next week is #WooConf – the first ever conference dedicated to WordPress + Ecommerce. We’ll be attending Monday and Tuesday along with many others from Amazon, PayPal, Elto.com, and . To celebrate, we’ll be hosting a Happy Hour with WP Engine (our awesome web hosting partners), one block away from …

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State of the Word at WordCamp

WordCamp

This year at WordCamp SF, Matt Mullenweg (the founder of the WordPress project), delivered the State of the Word – a compilation of 33,000 survey responses. We live tweeted part of it here. Some highlights of The State of the Word : over 23% of the web is powered by WordPress nearly 25% of respondents …

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Hacktivating for the Homeless

Hacktivating

This weekend, Arrow Root Media (that’s us) sponsored Reallocate’s Hacktivation – a hackathon for the homeless population in San Francisco. For more info on that, check out our last blog post. What follows below is a summary of what our working group of 6 volunteer hackers did. THE NEED Market Street for the Masses Coalition …

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HACKtivation, San Francisco

This weekend, Arrow Root Media’s very own Kyle Stewart will be holding this year’s HACKtivation hackathon in San Francisco, where several non-profit and other socially aware groups will get together to collaborate on projects for their causes, focusing on homelessness this year. The event serves as a time for the community to get together and …

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Upcoming WordPress Classes

Wordpress classes

We’re excited to announce that in less than one week, we’ll be leading a WordPress Workshop in Berkeley.   Here’s a little bit about the course, which is geared towards folks getting started : We’ll go over the basics, talk about hosting, review a few popular WordPress features, and get started on creating content. We’ll …

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