We often hear about the troubles with WordPress, how insecure it can be to hacking incidents and so forth.
As a web developer, this, unfortunately, becomes a topic of conversation with many of my clients, or at least those who agree to build there web foundation on top of WordPress.
Although there are other ways to harness WordPress without all the headaches and worries of keeping it secure – I’ll write about this in a future post – but I wanted to point you to a recent article I wrote for Soho Victoria, a small business community website, that covers the truths about hacking, WordPress, and where small businesses fit into all of this.
If you’re a WordPress user and owner of a small-to-medium sized business, you’ll definitely want to check out WordPress Security Tips (2019).
I’d love to hear your feedback or comments, so feel free to post them here or on Soho Victoria!
The first year I had my website I hardly got any people contacting me.
After 1 year of writing good-quality content (2 if you count the 1st year I put it off) and doing some basic and advanced SEO on and off my site, I started to see an increase in the amount of traffic I’d get to my inbox.
From time to time, I get approached by entities looking to work together to get the word out about their products or ideas. This is all fine and dandy if both parties get something out of the deal but every once and a while you have to question whether the other person is holding up their side of the bargain.
I want to talk about a recent experience I had with someone wanting to contribute a post to my blog. The idea being that in exchange for a link from my website, a guest writer would contribute a useful article to my blog.
Continue reading “‘Thin Content’ (and How to Avoid It)”
The Web is changing all the time. Though mostly imperceivable to everyday internet users, behind the scenes, the way the Web works is progressing: new technologies are emerging, promising to make the Web faster, more secure, and more performant.
We already know the impact that a poor user experience has; one of the goals of the web is to make the experience better, from a quality and performance point of view, forming a frictionless interaction for casual browsers and consumers alike.
On the frontlines of these technological advancements are the web browsers themselves. Made for everyday people yet built with web developers in mind, there are five main browsers in contention today: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer’s Edge, and Opera. These browsers are the primary tools we use, whether on desktop or mobile, to get what we want out of the Web.
As the demands of internet users continue to unfold, browsers must adapt to these new requirements to remain competitive. Technology is evolving on a global scale and the humble Web browser must remain in lock-step, paving the way for growth and defending their right to exist. And they are doing just that.
Continue reading “Progressive Web Apps: The New Generation of Mobile Apps”
Everybody wants better SEO because better SEO means more visibility in search engines like Google and that means more visitors to your site and more growth for your business.
But SEO can be a long process as most results take time.
Wishing they had a way to skyrocket their results, SEO professionals all over the world are always looking for that one thing that can produce the greatest results in the shortest amount of time.
Continue reading “Why Content Is The Best SEO Strategy”
2018 is rapidly approaching and, from what I can tell, things are about to change BIG TIME on the SEO front.
Today, I’m here to walk you through what’s making waves in the SEO world in 2018 as well as give you practical tips and techniques you can implement right away to make sure you stay ahead of the competition!
Here’s what we’re going to cover in this article:
Continue reading “SEO in 2018: Know the Trends and Stay Ahead of the Curve”
Getting positive customer reviews on Google is one of the best and most effective ways to improve your exposure and visibility online, especially when it comes to Local SEO.
Search engines like Google are smart enough to know that if customers are responding positively to your business then, logically, your website should appear more prominently in their search results.
However, getting a customer review isn’t as easy as it could be, often requiring visitors to make half a dozen mouse-clicks, navigate to a different page, fill in a form or (cringe) create a new account!
In this post, I’m going to introduce you to a couple of online tools that can help to make getting more Google reviews a breeze!
Continue reading “How to Get More Google Reviews”
The other day I received a nervous call from one of my clients: “my email has been hacked“.
Apparently, someone had hacked into my client’s account and sent an email to the organization’s registrar requesting financial information. For context, my client is the president of the organization (keep reading to learn why this is important).
Continue reading “New Email Scam in 2017 – And How to Spot It!”