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The top website and marketing links for this week. Considering converting your existing business website to WordPress? WordPress.org, WordPress.com – why are there two WordPresses? What’s the difference between them? If after reading that you’re still on the fence, take this quiz to see which WordPress you should use. If you’re a business owner looking […]

The top website and marketing links for this week. WordPress 4.8 was released as I was writing this post… The two big things you’ll most likely notice are: New native image, video and audio widgets, finally! You can now display this content in widgets without HTML or extra plugins. Link boundaries – know how you […]

This is Part 2 of my initial article on Moving From HTTP to HTTPS from April… To pick up where we left off… the last thing we did was add the 301 redirects from the old HTTP URLs to the new ones using HTTPS. Let’s continue… 6) If your robots.txt file has any hard-coded HTTP […]

The top website and marketing links for this week. You’ve invested in a great-looking business website full of useful, up-to-date content. What else can you do to enhance your site’s credibility? Try using these trustmarks to make your customers more confident in using your site. They include things like security seals from payment processors; using HTTPS for […]

Making the move from HTTP to HTTPS is now something I’d advising all my clients to do for a number of reasons: 1) Google Chrome and other browsers are now pointing out sites that aren’t secure in the address bar. 2) Google Search is now beginning to use HTTPS as a ranking signal, so switching […]

The top website and marketing links for this week. If you’re getting ready to launch a new or overhauled site for your business, here’s a handy list of 20 SEO items to check off your list prelaunch. This includes important things like: Checking the history of your domain if it’s new to you for past […]

The top website and marketing links for this week. Are you one of those business owners who gets a big happy rush when you see your site traffic increasing? And feel deflated when things are in a downturn? This post is for you! Learn 10 ways to get out of an SEO traffic slump. One […]

The top website and marketing links for this week. This problem cropped up just last week. A client had a few videos that he wanted to self-host, rather than use a third-party video hosting service like YouTube or Vimeo. As expected, loading time was slow, there were frequent crashes and stalls, and on mobile the […]