A Quick History in SEO Algorithms

A Quick History in SEO Algorithms Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has always been something that every website owner is kind of "in" by default the second they launch a website. Whether they know it or not, search engines relentlessly scan the web looking for the pages we post to our sites. These "spiders" as [...]

Google Search Market Share 2019

Search Engine Market Share in 2019 For all those business owners who are joining the social media revolution, I want you to consider something called search traffic.  More specifically, we'll call it organic search traffic. I know that social media is easy, and who doesn't like to share cute photos from around the [...]

Web Design Standards in 2019

Web Design Standards in 2019 I generally tell website clients from the start that even though I've worked with hundreds of web design projects over the years, I'm not a trained 'designer' formally. Many times, that's okay because we all know what we like on a web page even if we don't know [...]

Should I Target Local SEO Phrases?

Targeting Local vs. Regional vs. National SEO Phrases One of the questions that many people have when researching target phrases in their SEO (search engine optimization) efforts is the following. Should I target local, city based phrases or go after something more generic to start? First off, I love using location based modifiers because for [...]

Is it time to convert your business website to HTTPS?

Is it time to convert your business website to HTTPS? If you've ever looked at your website URL in a browser, you'll likely see a prefix of (http://) before the (www) portion of your full address (http://www.mysite.com.)  This has always been perfectly normal, but it's something I'm seeing less and less of with many business [...]

When should I use a diy website builder?

When should I use a DIY website builder? The professional services industry in many cases has a DIY website, app or tool for almost anything I can think of these days.  That includes building websites of course, the topic of this post. As a website services professional, it's obviously not in my best interest to [...]

2019-02-22T13:33:21-05:00By |All, Web Design|

WordPress Update v4.9.6

WordPress Update v4.9.6, Privacy and GDPR On Thursday, WordPress version 4.9.6 was released. For those of you who follow such updates, this one included 95 updates from data handling to PHP polyfills.  However, the vast majority of small business (medium and large too) webmasters will be focusing on updates regarding the addition of a new [...]

2018-06-06T13:36:25-04:00By |WordPress|

Top SEO Methods for 2018

Top SEO Methods for 2018 For most business websites, owners and staff are constantly fighting the search engine visibility battle.  As web content managers, there are always things we can be doing when we publish our content regularly to help that content be found. I often take the time to spot check Google first page [...]