Wordfence secures your WordPress website

Wordfence secures your WordPress website

With WordPress powering over 29% of worldwide websites, it is little wonder that these websites are ripe for hackers. If your website runs on WordPress, then you need to take steps to keep hackers at bay. Enter Wordfence, the most popular WordPress security plugin...

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My Top WordPress Plugins

My Top WordPress Plugins

When working with WordPress websites, there are some functionalities that are lacking in the basic core installation. There are several go-to plugins that I regularly use on all WordPress websites I design and develop. Some of the top WordPress plugins relate to...

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My Small Business Prediction for 2018

My Small Business Prediction for 2018

With 2017 coming to a close, I thought it appropriate to take a look at what I think will happen in 2018 with regards to small business websites. I believe that there are possible threats and opportunities that every small business should be aware of. In addition, I...

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Claim the local area for your small business

Claim the local area for your small business

I often hear from small business owners that they don’t need a website. Sometimes their reasoning is that they are a small business that does not cater to customers outside their local area. Other times, they claim that their customers know everything they need to...

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Google PageSpeed Insights: How to improve your score

Google PageSpeed Insights: How to improve your score

I have a small business website owner who was not happy with the page loading speed of their website approach me to see what I could do to make it load faster. When I tested their website using the Google PageSpeed Insights tool, I found that their website scored 43...

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Yes Virginia; Content is still king

Yes Virginia; Content is still king

Content is still king yet most small business websites look the same. There, I said it! Most small business owners will take exception to the remark that their website looks like other websites. Bear with me however and I’ll explain what I mean. Also, I’ll explain how...

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Blog Distribution: How to spread your knowledge

Blog Distribution: How to spread your knowledge

Having a blog is excellent for building a following to your small business website. Equally important is having a content marketing plan in place This plan will help guide which topics you will write about. An often overlooked part of a content marketing strategy is...

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WordPress security: keep hackers out of your website

WordPress security: keep hackers out of your website

WordPress security for small business websites is not given much thought. The popularity of WordPress keeps growing and growing. Currently, there are an estimated 1.3 billion websites around the world. With WordPress installed on 29% of them, that makes 377 million...

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Is WordPress hurting your website SEO?

Is WordPress hurting your website SEO?

Readers of my blog posts know that I use WordPress a lot when designing websites. Out of the box, WordPress is set up to help your website achieve better search engine page rankings. But there are some settings that if left alone may hurt your website SEO. I always...

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Competitor Analysis – what you need to know

Competitor Analysis – what you need to know

Have you ever heard of competitor analysis? Don’t know where to start? Here is a typical scenario. You have your business set up, your website is online, you have started some online marketing and yet your website is not bringing in the numbers of customers (and more...

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