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My name is Taianne. If your wondering, it's pronounced like Diane but with a T. But everyone calls me Tai. You know like

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I'm confused regarding Google Site Kit. You still have to set up GA and GSC correct? and Google site kit just displays the data from those 2 right on your website or no?

Site Kit is Google's official WordPress plugin—it gives you insights on how people find and use your site, how to improve and monetize your content, with data from multiple Google tools.

-Mike

You have fantastic responses here; kindly let us know if you require additional assistance. I hope you have figured it out.

Also, WA now recommends it.

There's a tendency to slow down websites.

Hi, Tai

After you set up GSC and GA, Site Kit will display the data from within the plugin on your WordPress dashboard.

I don't use it. GSC and GA will give you all the info you need!

Frank

Hi Frank, I thought so. I don't use it either. Someone in chat asked how they could see how many visitors to their site and someone told them to install google site kit so I got confused

Hi, Tai

GA will give you all that info, and you can break it down by search engine, social channel, etc.

You can check out Kyle's training here. You answered your questions. The training explains it better than I can. To warn you, it might cause your website to slow down. I removed it from mine and went directly to GSC and GA4 by itself.

Thanks, Brenda,
I guess I was just wanting clarification.

Now you have clarification. 👍

yep. I just need to stay out of live chat. It's gonna get me in trouble;)

I understand how you feel about that. I, too, dont stay in LiveChat often either. It can cause you to feel confused so better to ask than not to ask if you're feeling confused.

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What exactly is google site kit?

What exactly is google site kit?

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Website Development & Programming

I'm confused regarding Google Site Kit. You still have to set up GA and GSC correct? and Google site kit just displays the data from those 2 right on your website or no?

Site Kit is Google's official WordPress plugin—it gives you insights on how people find and use your site, how to improve and monetize your content, with data from multiple Google tools.

-Mike

You have fantastic responses here; kindly let us know if you require additional assistance. I hope you have figured it out.

Also, WA now recommends it.

There's a tendency to slow down websites.

Hi, Tai

After you set up GSC and GA, Site Kit will display the data from within the plugin on your WordPress dashboard.

I don't use it. GSC and GA will give you all the info you need!

Frank

Hi Frank, I thought so. I don't use it either. Someone in chat asked how they could see how many visitors to their site and someone told them to install google site kit so I got confused

Hi, Tai

GA will give you all that info, and you can break it down by search engine, social channel, etc.

You can check out Kyle's training here. You answered your questions. The training explains it better than I can. To warn you, it might cause your website to slow down. I removed it from mine and went directly to GSC and GA4 by itself.

Thanks, Brenda,
I guess I was just wanting clarification.

Now you have clarification. 👍

yep. I just need to stay out of live chat. It's gonna get me in trouble;)

I understand how you feel about that. I, too, dont stay in LiveChat often either. It can cause you to feel confused so better to ask than not to ask if you're feeling confused.

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Hello Everyone,

I take my own photos because I have such a hard time finding the right image.

But I'm not a very good photo taker. lol

They tend to turn

Hi, Tai

I grabbed your pie image off your post and increased the resolution in Canva (see "your image" below). Then I did some image enhancement on the upgraded image, also in Canva (see "my image").

I'm not sure if these tools are available to you if you have the free version of Canva. I used Canva Pro.

I definitely recommend using the camera in your phone and then emailing yourself copies of the photos. You can download them from your email into your computer's download folder and then load them into Canva. 😎

Frank 🎸

Have you checked out WA’s image library? It has millions of photos to choose from. You can access this by clicking on the icon at the top of Site Content that looks like a mountain.

You can also joint Canva for free. They also have loads of free images.

The great thing about using these apps is you do not have to worry about the optimum image size as they’ve already taken care of that.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers.

Edwin

Hi Edwin,
The reason I have difficulty finding images is that I do not want an image of a "perfect apple pie". For example, my article is regarding why is my apple pie liquidy and I need an image of an apple pie slice that is runny.

I have the paid version of Canva and I love it. When I am looking for the perfect "whatever" I can find it there.

But I do thank you for your input.

Tai

Now I understand what you are looking for. Real-life pics to show actual situations. There probably is a source for that. You've got me intrigued now.

Cheers.

Edwin

I my have to invest in taking some photography classes or a better camera.

It is always good to invest in more learning. Definitely!

I totally get it. To help you out, here's a training I made on how to transfer images from your cell phone to your computer using your charger cord. .

A step by step guide.

Re blurry images, there is no way to fix the blur once picture is snapped.

There are some great websites that provide free images to use, sometimes its a matter of taking tine to search for the right one.

You can also create your own images using MS Paint program, or canva, ss already suggested by @feigner.

Rudy

Hi Rudy,
Yes, I have tried transferring pictures from my phone to my computer via USB cable. For some reason, my computer does not recognize the action for some reason beyond my knowledge :)

You could also send them to your email. Then use computer to open email and download the images!

Rudy

Hey, I was chatting with Shannon @jaz333 in live chat and she gave me the same advice:)

Tai

Cool...

Rudy

blurry images are hard to get back in focus - unless you are talking low resolution images stretched beyond their initial size...
have you got an example Tai...
one photo tool online is photopea
or the other is canva
i tend to use xnconvert to convert all my images to a size i want to use in my posts...
i have done some training on this ... i hope you manage to get them sorted

Hi Phil,
I need this image to be clearer. It is for my article
Canva doesn't have the tools I need to make the image clearer. I have already tried there.

i bet you haven't got that apple pie any more....
shaky images or image blur is very difficult to get rid of...
i have a fair few of these in my - try to improve them folder...
increased lighting will improve matters or reducing shutter speed...time of the camera to take the image - or a tripod...gorilla pod may help stabilise the image...
this is about the best i can do with photopea....
there are other ai tools that may be able to help - but i don't have them...

Haha. I purposely cut it while it was hot. After it was cool it looked like this when I cut it again.

Another blurry picture. I may have to make another pie and set up a tripod. I do tend to shake when I take pictures

subtle difference ....
i would look to invest in a tabletop tripod ( gorillapod or similar) one that will attach to your camera...
and possibly a led light panel- or even an photo studio box to diffuse the lighting and have it in a controlled place...
I know there are tons of dodges in food photography that they do - using veg oil for shine and pinning food together or even using sponges for food...
but it doesn't make it real...

might be worth looking over this srticle
https://myveganminimalist.com/my-food-photography-equipment/
and even signing up for the free course...
as she says it is about the knowledge you have rather than the equipment ( some does help)

Hi Phil,
Very interesting article and I did sign up for the free course:)
Thank You
Tai

Hello, Taianne, I myself use FREECONVERT to convert a GiIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, ... to a WEBP format. (much better quality and smaller in size)

You can then make changes to your photo via PIXLR.

Both programs are free.

Hi Peter,
Thank you for the resources. I will check them out,

Tai

Sorry Tai…I do not.

-Mike

Hey Mike,
Thank you anyway:)

Tai

From your phone, they may be in another format like a .tiff file format, all you do is convert them to .jpg, .jpeg, or .png format, and then you can use them.

You have Kraken by default; you can use Smush.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-images/

Also here
https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/speed-wordpress-save-images-optimized-web/

Also here
https://tiff2jpg.com/

Convert to Webp

https://wordpress.org/plugins/imagify/

Hey Abie,
Thank you for all the resources. I will check them out!

Tai

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Do you know of any photo apps to enhance images?

Do you know of any photo apps to enhance images?

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Getting Started

Hello Everyone,

I take my own photos because I have such a hard time finding the right image.

But I'm not a very good photo taker. lol

They tend to turn

Hi, Tai

I grabbed your pie image off your post and increased the resolution in Canva (see "your image" below). Then I did some image enhancement on the upgraded image, also in Canva (see "my image").

I'm not sure if these tools are available to you if you have the free version of Canva. I used Canva Pro.

I definitely recommend using the camera in your phone and then emailing yourself copies of the photos. You can download them from your email into your computer's download folder and then load them into Canva. 😎

Frank 🎸

Have you checked out WA’s image library? It has millions of photos to choose from. You can access this by clicking on the icon at the top of Site Content that looks like a mountain.

You can also joint Canva for free. They also have loads of free images.

The great thing about using these apps is you do not have to worry about the optimum image size as they’ve already taken care of that.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers.

Edwin

Hi Edwin,
The reason I have difficulty finding images is that I do not want an image of a "perfect apple pie". For example, my article is regarding why is my apple pie liquidy and I need an image of an apple pie slice that is runny.

I have the paid version of Canva and I love it. When I am looking for the perfect "whatever" I can find it there.

But I do thank you for your input.

Tai

Now I understand what you are looking for. Real-life pics to show actual situations. There probably is a source for that. You've got me intrigued now.

Cheers.

Edwin

I my have to invest in taking some photography classes or a better camera.

It is always good to invest in more learning. Definitely!

I totally get it. To help you out, here's a training I made on how to transfer images from your cell phone to your computer using your charger cord. .

A step by step guide.

Re blurry images, there is no way to fix the blur once picture is snapped.

There are some great websites that provide free images to use, sometimes its a matter of taking tine to search for the right one.

You can also create your own images using MS Paint program, or canva, ss already suggested by @feigner.

Rudy

Hi Rudy,
Yes, I have tried transferring pictures from my phone to my computer via USB cable. For some reason, my computer does not recognize the action for some reason beyond my knowledge :)

You could also send them to your email. Then use computer to open email and download the images!

Rudy

Hey, I was chatting with Shannon @jaz333 in live chat and she gave me the same advice:)

Tai

Cool...

Rudy

blurry images are hard to get back in focus - unless you are talking low resolution images stretched beyond their initial size...
have you got an example Tai...
one photo tool online is photopea
or the other is canva
i tend to use xnconvert to convert all my images to a size i want to use in my posts...
i have done some training on this ... i hope you manage to get them sorted

Hi Phil,
I need this image to be clearer. It is for my article
Canva doesn't have the tools I need to make the image clearer. I have already tried there.

i bet you haven't got that apple pie any more....
shaky images or image blur is very difficult to get rid of...
i have a fair few of these in my - try to improve them folder...
increased lighting will improve matters or reducing shutter speed...time of the camera to take the image - or a tripod...gorilla pod may help stabilise the image...
this is about the best i can do with photopea....
there are other ai tools that may be able to help - but i don't have them...

Haha. I purposely cut it while it was hot. After it was cool it looked like this when I cut it again.

Another blurry picture. I may have to make another pie and set up a tripod. I do tend to shake when I take pictures

subtle difference ....
i would look to invest in a tabletop tripod ( gorillapod or similar) one that will attach to your camera...
and possibly a led light panel- or even an photo studio box to diffuse the lighting and have it in a controlled place...
I know there are tons of dodges in food photography that they do - using veg oil for shine and pinning food together or even using sponges for food...
but it doesn't make it real...

might be worth looking over this srticle
https://myveganminimalist.com/my-food-photography-equipment/
and even signing up for the free course...
as she says it is about the knowledge you have rather than the equipment ( some does help)

Hi Phil,
Very interesting article and I did sign up for the free course:)
Thank You
Tai

Hello, Taianne, I myself use FREECONVERT to convert a GiIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, ... to a WEBP format. (much better quality and smaller in size)

You can then make changes to your photo via PIXLR.

Both programs are free.

Hi Peter,
Thank you for the resources. I will check them out,

Tai

Sorry Tai…I do not.

-Mike

Hey Mike,
Thank you anyway:)

Tai

From your phone, they may be in another format like a .tiff file format, all you do is convert them to .jpg, .jpeg, or .png format, and then you can use them.

You have Kraken by default; you can use Smush.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-images/

Also here
https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/speed-wordpress-save-images-optimized-web/

Also here
https://tiff2jpg.com/

Convert to Webp

https://wordpress.org/plugins/imagify/

Hey Abie,
Thank you for all the resources. I will check them out!

Tai

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I have extra tags for my website athomewithtaidotcom in GA. What did I do wrong and how do I fix it?

Tai

I guess I need to clarify. It's not tags. It's the ID's.

Has this been resolved yet?

No Abie…I got pulled into something else. Would you be so kind to try to assist?

-Mike

You have an issue?

Not me… Taianne was (see her question above).

-Mike

Are they in WordPress as well?

-Mike

Hi- I'm not sure what you mean

Here is a screenshot of what I am meaning.

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What did I do wrong?

What did I do wrong?

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Website Development & Programming

I have extra tags for my website athomewithtaidotcom in GA. What did I do wrong and how do I fix it?

Tai

I guess I need to clarify. It's not tags. It's the ID's.

Has this been resolved yet?

No Abie…I got pulled into something else. Would you be so kind to try to assist?

-Mike

You have an issue?

Not me… Taianne was (see her question above).

-Mike

Are they in WordPress as well?

-Mike

Hi- I'm not sure what you mean

Here is a screenshot of what I am meaning.

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