Orphaned content hurts your WordPress SEO

Orphaned content hurts your WordPress SEO

A recent client reached out for help with their WordPress blog. The issue they faced was related to their blog posts. Google wasn’t indexing their blog posts and they weren’t receiving any SEO benefit. The problem was the client didn’t have a site structure plan which...
Align website goals with business goals

Align website goals with business goals

Are your website goals aligned with your business goals? When designing a new website or updating a website for my business clients, I always ask what they want their website to do. Most of the answers revolve around the same lines: Establish an online presence; Talk...
A slow loading website hurts your business

A slow loading website hurts your business

When scouring the Web looking for inspiration, I often find slow loading websites. I reach out to the owners of these websites to let them know that they should take steps to reduce the page loading time because a slow loading website hurts their business. Most times,...
How to conduct a WordPress health check

How to conduct a WordPress health check

There are many modules that make up a typical WordPress installation. Four of the most important components are the server software used to operate the website, the WordPress core software, themes, and plugins. Maintaining these four items current assists in keeping...
How to Stop User Enumeration

How to Stop User Enumeration

If your business runs a WordPress website, then chances are that your website is potentially exposing user account names (also known as user enumeration). Hackers use clever malicious scripts to scan a website looking for usernames. With these usernames, they conduct...
Secure WordPress to keep hackers out.

Secure WordPress to keep hackers out.

Readers of my blog know that I am serious about protecting the websites of my clients. Most of the websites I create use WordPress as the content management system. WordPress provides a strong foundation for getting a website up and running. I always install the...
Does your website have a Trusted SSL Certificate?

Does your website have a Trusted SSL Certificate?

In a recent article, I talked about which type of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is best for your business website. Business owners and website visitors are taking more interest in online security. Having a trusted SSL certificate on your website shows...
Protect your data from a Google Analytics Anomaly

Protect your data from a Google Analytics Anomaly

Like many business owners, I use Google Analytics data as a gauge of how well my website is performing. I track how well my posts do and how much referral traffic I get from social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter). I compare the social media data with...
WordPress 5.0: Is your website ready?

WordPress 5.0: Is your website ready?

With WordPress 5.0 ready to launch in the fall of 2018, I am preparing clients for the upgrade and providing advice on how to proceed when WordPress 5.0 finally ships. With WordPress 5.0 being the biggest update yet, it is important to properly prepare before blindly...
Gutenberg Editor: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Gutenberg Editor: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When Automattic releases version 5 of its very popular Content Management System (WordPress) later this year, it will come with a new editor. The new editor, named Gutenberg, will provide a welcomed update to the way website owners edit pages and posts. I have been...