5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Website

Building a successful professional website requires more than just hard work: it requires a vision. Before you invest in starting a website, take time for serious reflection and answer these 5 questions: What are my goals? In order for your website to be successful, you need to define what success means for you and your company. For some, e-commerce is the end game. Others are content with promotion and consumer education. Still others hope to profit off of online advertising while possibly … [Read more...]

The SEO Basics

After hosting, site design, and e-commerce, SEO ranks as one of the prime concerns of website administrators. Although hiring writers to conduct keyword research and produce SEO may eventually be a good investment, it is important to remember that there are many simple steps that anyone can take in order to boost their website's search engine rankings. Here are a few of the basics of SEO.Quality. Google (as well as its competitors) are always updating their algorithms with one objective … [Read more...]

Why a Blog is an Important Tool for Your Website

We all know that choosing the right host for your website is important for your business. Keeping your website online, functioning smoothly, easy to find—and doing all of that for a decent price—is one of the most essential ways of marketing yourself. However, simply having a website online is probably not enough to help you reap the full benefits of online presence. Another important way of bettering your business through your website is by having a personalized blog.Here are a few of the … [Read more...]

Is WordPress Right For Me?

When creating a website, there are a lot of choices to be made. One of the first and most important of these choices is which method or you will use. Whereas in the past many websites were built from the bare bones using coding methods like HTML, nowadays there are many different ways to construct websites. One of the most popular ways to do this is with a Content Management System, such as, for example, Joomla, Drupal, or WordPress. While a Content Management System (or CMS) is undoubtedly in … [Read more...]

Alternatives To WordPress

We all know that WordPress has, in recent years, gained a reputation as one of the most popular methods of building a website. However, if you are reading this, it is likely because you are wondering, is there other software out there comparable to or better than WordPress? While WordPress may be the right choice for some, each website, being different from all others, has specialized and individual needs. Below you will find a comparison of the three most popular Content Management Systems … [Read more...]

SEO Beginners Tips to Get Started

SEO (or Search Engine Optimization) can be overwhelming. There are entire companies dedicated to maximizing SEO for websites all over the internet. There is a lot to know, but for those ‘DIYers’ that are trying to get started in the world of SEO here are some great tips to set your website up for success: Monitor Your Efforts You can do everything just right or be doing everything wrong. You won’t know what SEO efforts are working unless you have a way to monitor your success. Make sure to … [Read more...]

The Best FREE Responsive WordPress Themes of 2016

Nothing beats getting something amazing for free, and these Wordpress themes don’t miss the ‘amazing’ mark! Thinking about building a website, or giving yours a face life? Check out these awesome free Wordpress themes to make your website stand out! CustomizrThe King of Wordpress themes, Customizr has lots to offer and is super easy to setup and customize. Perfect for the Wordpress newbie or a seasoned website designer, Customizr is sure to provide you (or your clients!) exactly … [Read more...]

How To Add The Disqus Comment System

WordPress may come with its own comment section, but if you’re serious about presenting your users with a refined and professional experience, then it is highly recommended that you make use of Disqus. It’s easy to see that the comment hosting service is popular.  Not only is it featured on more websites than any other comment hosting service, it is also used by many prominent sites--from CNN to Wired and everything in between!  Disqus makes moderating comments easy while offering users a … [Read more...]

Installing WordPress on your Temporary URL

Choosing a host for your WordPress page is one of the most important decisions you will make about your website.  After all, the host you choose will affect not only functionality, but also your SEO prospects.  This is why there is a good argument to be made that serious businesses should begin their websites on a high quality server.  Even though some companies try “cutting corners” by starting out with a bottom-of-the-barrel hosting service, they ultimately pay for this decision with … [Read more...]

How To Add Images To A WordPress Post

There are lots of good reasons to add photos to your blog and/or website.  The most obvious reason is that they make the content better.  After all, nobody wants to read through thousands of words of text without a few pictures to make it more entertaining--and many pictures can in fact enhance or explain the content that is being shown.  Another, equally compelling reason to add images, however? Content that features images does better in terms of SEO than content that relies entirely on text.  … [Read more...]

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