Hello Happy Site Owners! Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means. Time for a little spring cleaning and you can get an early jump on it right now. I’m running extended hours this week on my 20-point site evaluation and review special. Get the quick (and inexpensive) help you need clearing out the cobwebs that keep your site from running in top form.
Hello Happy Site Owners! It’s Valentine’s Day. Are you doing what you love with the kind of folks you enjoy doing it? As a small business owner online, that’s an important question to ask now and again. It’s way too much work if you don’t have some passion motivating you. Take a moment to remember why you love doing this and all of the great folks you get to mingle with in the process.
As a site owner, one of the best ways to protect your investment is to install a good backup solution that is automated and allows you to set the interval. It’s important to match the frequency of the backups to how often you make changes to your site. But, you also have to consider how much space those backups take because you don’t want to overpay for storage. Here are a few tips to help you optimize your backup settings.
I’m delighted to have one of my favorite guests back on the podcast, Carolyn Howard-Johnson and we chat more in-depth about her latest book, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher.
Hello Happy Site Owners! Bunches of great tips this week on site design, WordPress plugins, blogging, SEO, social media, and more, literally. There’s a section near the end titled More Tips. Did you see the new video overview yesterday on the Advanced Text Editor for WordPress? And, you can catch the full-length version in the WordPress Video Tutorial Courses.
In my opinion, the default text editor has long been the bane of WordPress. It was finally reworked in version 3.3, but not nearly enough. In this video you’ll see my favorite rich text editor plugin called TinyMCE Advanced. You’ll see how to install and configure it, plus some of the options it offers that will make your posts candy for both readers and search engines.
Hello Happy Site Owners! It’s tough to grow your business when all you can get to is what’s right in front of you. I’ve been taking a little time to work on my business instead of spending every minute working in my business. Same holds true for your website. When was the last time you had a good look at it as a viewer sees it? Do you know if it’s helping or hurting your business? I’ve been looking at ways to help folks improve their sites and want your opinion on the type of program that you’d be interested in having.
All of the data in a WordPress site is stored in a database. A cluttered database can cost you SEO ranking and viewership by causing your site to load too slowly. Plus, all that useless information can cost you in backup storage fees by making your site files too big. Fortunately, there are two fantastic little WordPress plugins that you can use to cut the clutter in your database and keep it clean.