Easy Digital Downloads Reduces Extension Costs for Access Passes
I have never been asked the question of who I respect the most in the WordPress space. But if I were, and needed to name one person I really, really respect, it would be Pippin Williamson, who created Easy Digital Downloads (plus some other great plugins). A few weeks back, they came out with some licenses for passes that were to include specific plugins for EDD. They had spent some time determining the needs of their users. We wrote a post here on the new offerings as well. Since then, they learned that the new pricing didn’t fit their users’ needs. In a post, Pippin explained with grace they had made a mistake and were changing the prices effective immediately. You can read more about that on their blog.
Introducing the Stripe Partner Program
You may have seen an announcement from a plugin or service you use announcing that they’ve joined the Stripe Partner Program. Although initially you you may shrugged that off, knowing that you are already able to use Stripe through them, you might want to take a closer look. Without diving into the technical aspects, it will give their partners more access, information and assistance to help them make the experience better. And that’s a good thing. You can see the article here on Stripe if you are interested in learning more.
SEO: the Least Popular Channel for Businesses
This isn’t only for online stores, but all revenue-generating businesses. In a nutshell, the surprising finding was that only 44 percent of businesses spend time and/or money on SEO. There were some other charts and stats there that were useful as well. The possible reason? It might be a lack of understanding of SEO on the part of business owners coupled—in my own opinion—with the crazy, unrelenting push to social. It was an interesting read but also made me think that those who do invest may stand head and shoulders above the others. In any case, you can read about it over on Search Engine Land’s site.
Apple Hits $1,000,000,000,000.00 Market Value
Yes, you read that right $1 trillion. Now you may not care about this, but I rarely get the opportunity to add so many zeros after a “1,” so it was worth sharing. But seriously, that is a lot. I have been buying Apple since the 80’s and have myself backed off a bit on the constant updates, and yet they continue to pull in the bucks. Of course there are tons of articles on this, but here is one on the BBC.
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