While Tim Yow actually owns 3 businesses, including a coffee / ice cream shop in Metro Detroit, he still manages to dedicate nearly all of his available hours to YowSeo, an online marketing firm he started in early 2012. YowSeo was created with the intention of staying specialized, building on Tim’s many years of experience in the field of SEO, and avoiding the temptation of becoming a “one stop web shop” like most companies offering SEO today.
Tim will be presenting The Traffic Data that Matters in Google Analytics.
Why do you use WordPress?
I started using WordPress because I was impressed with the user-friendly dashboard. I kept using it when I saw how the WordPress sites I optimized performed in Google compared to sites built from scratch or on other popular content management systems.
When and how did you start using WordPress?
I gave up on launching forums and began experimenting with it for my own sites in 2009. By late 2010, I was convincing clients and others I knew to go with WordPress and helping several with installation and set up.
What tips or resources would you recommend to a new WordPress user?
Embrace permalinks! Love ’em! Make the best of ’em!
How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc.)?
My local WordPress Meetup and Twitter.
What’s a cool WordPress-based site you’ve seen recently?
I’d have to go with fluffyguy.com – Gabriel Iglesias, one of my favorite comedians.
What do you like most about WordCamps?
Ummm… After-parties. I MEAN, the exchange of knowledge!