17 09, 2019

A Quick History in SEO Algorithms

By |2019-09-17T15:48:26-04:00September 17th, 2019|Search Engine Optimization|

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" [...]

5 06, 2019

Google Search Market Share 2019

By |2019-06-14T16:42:46-04:00June 5th, 2019|Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization|

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 [...]

6 03, 2019

Web Design Standards in 2019

By |2019-08-15T10:16:49-04:00March 6th, 2019|User Interface (UI), Web Design|

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 what [...]

22 02, 2019

WordPress 5.1 Release

By |2019-02-24T12:01:22-04:00February 22nd, 2019|WordPress|

WordPress 5.1 "Betty" Focuses on Performance WordPress 5.1 (named "Betty" for those of you who are curious) was released yesterday.  It's the first 'major' release since version 5.0 brought us the new block editor called Gutenberg back in December. Jazz Musician Louis Arm Strong A quick back story about the name "Betty" for [...]

15 01, 2019

Should I Target Local SEO Phrases?

By |2019-02-25T15:14:30-04:00January 15th, 2019|Search Engine Marketing|

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 [...]

9 12, 2018

What is Digital Analytics?

By |2019-02-22T13:31:54-04:00December 9th, 2018|Google Analytics|

What is Digital Analytics? I'm going to be diving into a new series of posts to make site owners more aware of what an understanding of digital analytics can mean for their sites, and for their business.  As I've said before, a good website doesn't just look professional these days.  A good website is just [...]

19 11, 2018

Is it time to convert your business website to HTTPS?

By |2019-02-22T13:32:31-04:00November 19th, 2018|Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization|

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 [...]

21 10, 2018

When should I use a diy website builder?

By |2019-02-22T13:33:21-04:00October 21st, 2018|All, Web Design|

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 [...]

18 05, 2018

WordPress Update v4.9.6

By |2018-06-06T13:36:25-04:00May 18th, 2018|WordPress|

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 [...]

5 01, 2018

Top SEO Methods for 2018

By |2018-05-06T22:03:37-04:00January 5th, 2018|Search Engine Optimization|

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 [...]