We all know by now that our social media posts reach their maximum potential when they include a visual element. Perhaps you noticed that the second most popular social media site, Instagram, is completely image-based. Continue reading “How to Use Canva for Free to Boost Social Media Marketing”
Starting, running, or managing a small business can be a difficult and often overwhelming proposition. But if you take a bit of time to identify repetitive or menial tasks, you can learn how to small business automation can help many of them. Doing so will allow you to increase productivity as well as profits. At the same time, you can decrease the stress that comes along with your small business. Continue reading “21 Ways to Drive Small Business Automation on the Internet”
Lighthouse is an open-source Google tool that analyzes the performance of web pages. While its focus is web applications and mobile sites, it still provides a lot of useful information and recommendations that can make any website better. Continue reading “What is Google Lighthouse and How Do You Use It?”
A robots.txt file is a tool you can use to control how the search engines see your site. Essentially, it tells search engines how to behave when crawling your content. And, they can be extremely valuable for SEO and overall site management. Continue reading “What Is the robots.txt File and How Do You Create One?”
Cleaning up a hacked WordPress site is no fun. At best, it’s an involved and time-consuming process that most of us would rather avoid. In this article, I’ll tell you about several things that you can do today to make your WordPress website more secure. Putting in a little time and effort now can prevent a hack from happening and keep your data safe. Continue reading “8 Easy Steps to Prevent a Hacked WordPress Website”
If you’ve ever done research on how to improve your website, you have probably come across articles that discuss placing certain kinds of content “above the fold,” or “below the fold.”
In this article, I will explain what the fold is, and why it’s important to optimize the information appearing above the fold. I’ll give you some tips on how to optimize your site with the fold line in mind, and get into why we look at web pages the way we do. Continue reading “10 Easy Ways to Optimize “Above the Fold” and Why”
You’ve no doubt heard about HTTPS. Or someone has told you that you should get an SSL certificate for your website. It’s difficult to avoid the subject these days.
If you’ve been putting it off—and let’s face it, many of us have—it’s time to take a serious look at getting an SSL certificate for your website. But to give you some incentive, I’ll show you how to get a free SSL certificate. Continue reading “How to Get a Free SSL Certificate to Secure Your Website”
To the typical Internet user, there’s nothing more frustrating than a slow website. As a website owner, it’s your job to reduce or eliminate that frustration by speeding up your website’s performance.
How much do you need to speed it up? Well, according to the Nielsen Norman Group, you have only 10 seconds to communicate the value of your website. With only 10 seconds to sway a potential reader, every second spent loading your page is wasted opportunity. Continue reading “8 Overlooked Things That Slow a Website’s Performance”
You probably never gave much thought to the possibility that Brexit might have a negative impact on your online presence, but if you are a .eu domain owner living in the UK, it could.
When the UK officially withdraws from the European Union, people who live in the UK and Gibraltar (and UK companies without a presence elsewhere in the EU) will no longer meet .eu domain eligibility requirements.
Continue reading “British .eu Domain Owners Face Brexit Issues”
Last year we let you know that SquirrelMail was going to be retired, and that time has come. In the last week of February 2019, SquirrelMail will be permanently removed and will no longer be available for use.
Continue reading “SquirrelMail Will Be Removed in February”