Why I Use Divi Builder

Why I Use Divi Builder

A Myriad of FeaturesSo today I added a new plugin for developing cool tabs and other clever ways to increase visitor pleasure.  Hundreds of third-party developers make plugins for Divi, my go-to Builder.  Builders make it easy to add images, multiple columns, custom...

You Should Verify Your Website With Google

You Should Verify Your Website With Google

Google wants to know that you are you, or that you are a legitimate representative of your organization. This is as important for you as it is for Google – they want to have the most correct information, and you want to be able to have a say in what Google displays...

WordPress Website Hosting Nightmares

WordPress Website Hosting Nightmares

I'm updating this post because I want potential clients to understand the downside of using their "usual" hosting company.  They often offer you cheap hosting to continue and that seems like a good deal.  Here's the problem:  I've just built two websites where I...

Google Analytics and Google Search Console

Google Analytics and Google Search Console

Understanding analytics is important to any SEO strategy and there are resources that will help. Google Webmasters Tools (GWT) is a valuable (and free!) resource that helps users uncover information about their site and those who visit it. Within GWT are two...

Why do I need to update PHP?

Why do I need to update PHP?

Your WordPress site will be faster and more secure. I recommend my clients be sure to host their WordPress sites with "Managed Wordpress," an upgrade that offers better security and automatic updates.  Your hosting company doesn't offer it?  Then get new hosting. In...

Yes, You Gotta Have an SSL certificate

Yes, You Gotta Have an SSL certificate

Time is precious...so who wants to burn through hours of drudgery making websites more secure?  Well, in this case, we have no choice.  Starting July, 2019, Google marks all sites that haven't adopted HTTPS as not secure.  To make matters worse, eventually those sites...

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...