What did you want to learn but couldn't?


Clara Sammy

New Member
There's always something all of us have wanted to learn but couldn't. For me, it is SEO. I have always wanted to learn how are they crunching numbers through GA and checking different sites for backlinks, links and heaps of links. It gets a little overwhelming for me. I have registered myself for HubSpot course but could never complete it, either it was because of work OR was too dry for me to understand. I am trying to get my focus on completing Google Analytics certification so that it can be a start. Anyone else going through with same?
 

fisicx

Active Member
Haven’t used GA for years as there are much better analytics applications.

Most of SEO these days has got nothing to do with links, it what you put on the site that matters.

And GA can’t help you with this. Your webmaster console is a better source of information.
 

RebrandEverything

New Member
Web design / coding

I am just not code minded, I can dig myself out of a hole but I'm just way more comfortable and able with graphics than coding and programming
 

Margarettt

New Member
There's always something all of us have wanted to learn but couldn't. For me, it is SEO. I have always wanted to learn how are they crunching numbers through GA and checking different sites for backlinks, links and heaps of links. It gets a little overwhelming for me. I have registered myself for HubSpot course but could never complete it, either it was because of work OR was too dry for me to understand. I am trying to get my focus on completing Google Analytics certification so that it can be a start. Anyone else going through with the same?
You're right because it's so complicated.
And it has a lot of details.
But I think it's a better way to start than Google Analytics.
 

nshep

New Member
JavaScript. I can find my way around the front end with HTML, CSS, and some PHP but JavaScript is a tightly sealed box for me. I would love to know it but I'm not actually taking any steps in the direction of learning.
 

Paul Murray

Moderator
Staff member
JavaScript.
I can't stand JS, there's just something about the syntax that I hate. Or maybe it's the elitism of all the JS developers wanting to use it for practically EVERYTHING. I like to code, but I've just never been able to stick with Javascript for some reason.
 

nshep

New Member
I can't stand JS, there's just something about the syntax that I hate. Or maybe it's the elitism of all the JS developers wanting to use it for practically EVERYTHING. I like to code, but I've just never been able to stick with Javascript for some reason.
I know what you mean. Over time, I have picked up enough PHP to be able to make most modifications in WordPress websites. Means, I can understand what code snippets do and I am usually able to modify them to my needs.

I recently tried to do the same with JavaScript. I wanted to build a custom block for the Gutenberg editor, however, I quickly figured that my time would be better spent hiring someone to do it for me instead of trialing and erroring my way through it.

Still, a part of me would like to know JS for these kinds of cases. Especially because it's a client-side language and therefore can do much more dynamic things than PHP.
 

fisicx

Active Member
JS can be awesome when used correctly. If used to enhance the user journey (form submission and purchasing being the two biggies) it can really help conversions.

But many developers just use it for everything making their sites generally yuk.
 
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