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Twitter Cards and WordPress

May 19, 2015 - Information Resources

In our “Twitter CardsInformation Resource (February 2013), we shared with you a step-by-step guide for setting up your meta-tags, testing, and applying to Twitter to implement Twitter Cards into your WordPress site. Over the last two years, we’ve updated our process to best suit our clients who want to refine Twitter Card content for their WordPress sites, and overcome the limitations of sites with AJAX-loaded content, which was previously impossible with Twitter.

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Tags | .htaccess, ajax, ajax-loaded, dynamic content, lazy load, php, tips, tutorial, twitter, twitter cards, wordpress

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Oct
2012

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Twitter API Update Causes WordPress Widget Problem

October 15, 2012 - Information Resources

WordPress siteholders that are using a Twitter widget that requires blogger.js, might want to consider the following link:

https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1/get/statuses/user_timeline

which reads:

Deprecation notice!
Version 1 of the API is now deprecated. This document may describe an outdated version of the API. Please move to Version 1.1 of the API as soon as possible.

This script used to return a JSON object of recent tweets on a user timeline.

A quick fix would be to find the line in your widget (typically a PHP file) that makes a browser request to this URL and update it accordingly to the new API (v1.1).

For example, if your Twitter username is “era404” you would find:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/era404.json?callback=twitterCallback2&count=4"></script>

And replace it with:

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?callback=twitterCallback2&screen_name=era404&count=4"></script>

The callback may be named something different, depending on the plugin in use, however this is how the function is called when using blogger.js.

Tags | blogger.js, quick-fix, twitter, widget, wordpress

20

Aug
2012

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Introducing Penguin

August 20, 2012 - Information Resources

Social engagement, rather than search engine trickery, yields top Google results.

We all know about Google’s algorithm, Panda. Launched around February of 2011, its artificial intelligence enforced the best practices guidelines Google had long provided to those seeking to optimize their websites. Their new algorithm, Penguin, created much stronger methods of preventing websites from tricking search engines into ranking them ahead of their competition. The update emphasized the importance of quality content, originality, and overall user experience. What does this mean? Stop focusing on technology and tricks and start focusing on people. If your website appeals to people, it will appeal to Google’s algorithms too.

But the Panda and Penguin messages go deeper. A brand’s website isn’t the only place on the Web it needs to maintain a strong presence. Search engines are placing an increasing importance on how social media services influence their ranking of brand web sites.

Learn more about the importance of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google Plus in terms of how to maintain or ameliorate your Google Pagerank:

SEO Isn’t What You Think It Is (Fast Company)

Illustration by Ricardo Tercio

Tags | algorithm, brand, facebook, fast company, google, google plus, linkedin, optimize, pagerank, panda, penguin, pinterest, rank, ranking, search engine, seo, twitter, youtube

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May
2012

Press Releases

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www.era404.com Site Relaunch

May 21, 2012 - Press Releases

NEW YORK CITY—ERA404 Creative Group, Inc., the New York design, development and strategy studio, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website, portfolio and client portal.

The new www.era404.com showcases selected work from the past decade of business and is part of a strategy to reposition themselves as leaders in multi-disciplinary creative and forward-thinking development. The site features an online portfolio, creative reel and dozens of other HD videos that make use of HTML5 and browser-native players, eluding the requirement of plugins for Adobe® Flash and Apple® Quicktime videos. Each page of the site is saturated with social media options (FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google Plus) and the site has been re-engineered to be optimized for search engines, RSS feeds, Facebook OpenGraph, mobile (and tablet) devices and responsiveness to multiple browsers/platforms/resolutions.Read More

Tags | agency, creative direction, design, development, don citarella, era404, facebook, flash, google plus, mike citarella, mobile, new york, nyc, opengraph, pinterest, relaunch, responsive, rss feeds, site, strategy, studio, tablet, technical direction, twitter, www.era404.com