Web Design & Marketing Meetup at Yoimono in Cedar Rapids, IA
Big Ten Web Design gives back to the community and helps small businesses and fellow website designers by teaching basic WordPress in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
This was our first time visiting the lesser known coworking space up in Cedar Rapids called Yoimono. It’s a unique space filled with artwork and some free beer! It’s the perfect place to host this month’s WordPress meetup group! This will be our new home for quite some time to come for our monthly WordPress meetup group.
We had several general website discussions to more in-depth talk about one of our member’s recent website launch.
We also covered indexing issues with our competitor cedarrapidswebdesign.com. We noticed that the website wasn’t being indexed due to the robots.txt file blocking indexing. We talked about Google “Webmaster Tools” that is transitioning over to “Google Search Console“. The “Fetch as Google” feature on Google Webmaster tools will be completely shut down on Mar 28, 2019. Don’t worry because that feature and even more options are already on “Google Search Console“.
James Welbes talks about an e-commerce website built with WooCommerce and WordPress.
A crew of five (Bruce Koerber, Pat Collins, Aaron Van Noy, Nate Houstman and James Welbes) of us went to Grin N Goose in Cedar Rapids for the “after” meeting. Great company with friends and continued web talk.