How to Build a Better WordPress Website … One Week at a Time

How to Build a Better WordPress Website … One Week at a Time

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  1. This article does an excellent job of addressing the two biggest (and related) problems I see. Number one is the belief that you can just set it and forget it. Number two is when a person realizes he can’t just set it and forget it but wonders, well, what should he be doing instead.

  2. I recently obtained my Yellow Belt Certification in Six Sigma Methodology and almost immediately, I started to see how the idea of kaizen events, process mapping, and DMAIC tools could apply to content marketing pretty fittingly. I definitely see the concept of process mapping molding well with any content project. Drawing out the challenges of what prospective customers are experiencing and then designing a “map” explaining how to improve their situations through content could be a super helpful strategy for writers.

    Thanks Jerod!

  3. Kaizen is a key aspect in lean management/manufacturing methodology. I like the way you have horizontally expanded it to a website’s development and success. Kudos

  4. How you broke web design down to the four buckets of Content, Design, Technology & Strategy. It gives focus and makes it attainable and shines a light where a weakness may lie. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome post, and will be listening to your podcast. I hope you don’t mind but submitted this piece to the Snapzu blogging community, the Inbound community and Growth Hackers. Keep em comin’!

  6. Hi Jerod. Thanks for defining kaizen for me. A company that I work with uses the term all the time but I had no idea what it meant.

    Consistent improvement over time is really the only way to approach anything, but it especially applies to blogging. There are so many details that you could easily get overwhelmed in them and never actually get started.

    I’m not a big fan of podcasts but the timing is right, so I will check it out. Thanks.

  7. Great points. This probably a universal truth, I can see this applied on eCommerce websites in the same way. Coming from that world, it’s the weekly small improvements that make a huge difference between the winners and the losers in today’s eCommerce landscape.

    Also, to not be scared of pushing things live, even if early is so true. “perfect” is simply too late…


  8. Building a website with WordPress only takes few minutes but make it optimized for readers & search engines is quite harder as it takes much time to get in effect.
    Thank you so much this straightforward guide.

  9. Perfect timing. Thanks for this article and the podcasts. I will definitely be listening to them. I have spent the last 6 months tweaking, polishing, editing, reworking, rethinking, and generally procrastinating over my website, but I finally hit publish this week. You have reinforced my belief that it’s always going to be a work in progress, but that’s OK. Continuous improvement is the perfect way to describe it.

    • Great to hear Mel! Good luck with your site. I’m sure all of your tweaking and polishing has improved the quality of your content, but now it’s time to open that feedback loop with the audience and take it to the next level. One step at a time …

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