How to Get Rid of Spam in WordPress Comments

Dec232013
One of the most frequent questions we get from clients about their WordPress websites is How do I get rid of the Spam in my WordPress Comments? Many people think their only option is to turn off commenting on their posts. Some even make the mistake of accidentally approving a spam comment in their blog and before they know it, they’re getting hundreds of spam comments a day. They’ve been whitelisted as a spam-friendly site and become a major target for spam bots. The thought of all of that garbage comment spam out there is enough to make a person […] Read More

One Easy Thing You Can Do to Improve SEO

Apr202012
There’s so much talk about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) going around, it’s impossible to keep up. Chances are, if you’re a busy entrepreneur or small business owner, you have no time to waste learning the SEO tricks of the moment. You just want to improve SEO so your site has better search results, right? When I was learning SEO, there was one thing I learned to improve SEO that made it instantly click for me. Are you ready to learn it too? I promise, once you see how simple it is to make some very basic changes to your pages, […] Read More

Why Chris Brogan Told Me To Make My Website Mobile

Feb232012
Update: May 30, 2012. Since this post was originally written, I’ve completely redesigned this site to a Responsive Design. Responsive is a new design method that dynamically resizes the webpage to adapt to the device it’s being viewed on. This is something that must be created by a web professional, so for a quick and simple solution, I still recommend WP Touch. A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to a webinar featuring Chris Brogan. Among other hot topics in business marketing, he spoke about the importance of making your website mobile. Not only did he talk about the […] Read More

Five Essential Website & Blog Maintenance Tasks

Feb032012
There’s a mentality among some website owners that you can Set it and Forget It (a la Ron Popeil). I ask clients on my website project questionnaire what level of updates and maintenance they expect to do on their site and the overwhelming majority answer something to the effect of – “very little” or “never”. That’s no good. Websites are a little like cars in that they need maintenance and upkeep. Here are 5 essential website maintenance things you must do to keep your site working well and prevent future break-downs. Keep in mind that each of these items could […] Read More

The RIGHT Way to Back Up Your WordPress Site

Jan242012
You’re excited. You’ve spent hours tweaking and editing your site and it’s ready to launch. You may have paid a designer or developer hundreds or even thousands to create the perfect website to represent your company. If you paid someone else, they probably spent very little, if any, time telling you what to do for good housekeeping after the sites goes live. It’s strange to me, but I see that many web companies fail to provide their customers with proper instruction on how to care for their site after the project is completed. Suddenly, one day you get a call […] Read More

How Much of My Business Website Can I Do Myself?

Dec302011
You own your own business; you’re fearless. There’s a world of success and wealth in your future. You can accomplish anything; you should be able to make your own website, right? How much of my business website can I do myself? Ah…the million dollar question. I get asked this question so often, it makes my head spin. Like the answer to so many things people ask me, the answer is it depends. It depends on your answers to a few questions… How much time do you have and what is your time worth? How much do you know about website […] Read More

My Love-Hate Relationship with WordPress…Well Ok, Mostly Love.

Dec212011
 I recently switched my own websites to WordPress after avoiding the switch for a long time. I’m a web designer/developer, so I can code my websites just fine. I didn’t think I needed a “dummy” CMS for my sites. Boy, was I wrong! It has been a fantastic change – one that I really didn’t know I would like. I had been skeptical of WordPress, especially after having several clients come to me with previous bad experiences. I’ve been pleasantly surprised and am now even a WP promoter. It’s my go-to platform for most client sites I do. In case you’re considering a […] Read More

What Is WordPress? Why is it a Great Choice for Small Business?

Oct142011
I live and breathe WordPress every day in my work. I often take for granted that everyone who owns a website MUST know what it is and sometimes forget that not everyone is aware of the different types of websites out there. If you own a business, and therefore a website, I’m here to tell you that WordPress may be something you are missing out on and why it just might be the best option for managing your website. Back in the day of early web development, websites were often developed using a piece of software; FrontPage is a good […] Read More