SEO:  What should you do first?

SEO: What should you do first?

I first encountered Joost de Valk at one of the early WordCamps in San Francisco.  He struck me as a smart, good guy; willing to provide plenty of insights.  During the ensuing years, I’ve seen his free plugins grow into a whole set of various free and pro...
WordPress Website Hosting Nightmares

WordPress Website Hosting Nightmares

This is a follow up to my post last year about recommendations for WordPress hosting. Unfortunately, most small, reliable hosting companies are getting swallowed up by the big guys. These boutique companies start out with great service and tiny monthly fees. Then they...
Study of SEO Ranking Factors

Study of SEO Ranking Factors

I use a software called SemRush when working with my business partners on Search Engine Optimization projects. They just did a survey and revealed some interesting new insights into how Google rates one website higher than another. The main goal of the study was to...
WordPress Just Gets More Popular

WordPress Just Gets More Popular

Grousing with a colleague recently, as web developers often do, about all the “you’ll have a website up and running in a few minutes” ads on TV (not really true, frankly).  Those “hosted” solutions can be the right choice for, say, a...