Part of why I have such a successful business helping folks clean up their site mess is because there are so many non-techie “gurus” giving out bad advice for what host and plugins to use. They never once check either of those for security or performance. I do. And I’m fed up. Get the skinny on the worst hosts and plugins that are frequently recommended and why you should think twice and consider the source of whose advice you’re following.
Avoid a slow crawl warning from Google by understanding what John Mueller referenced in load time speed under 2 seconds.
DDoS and hacker attacks are going to be the norm for 2016. Emails running through your hosting account are putting your site at risk in ways you can’t imagine. Learn about the real threats to your site via your email, why it puts you in a bind for changing hosts quickly, and why you need to take care of this sooner rather than later.
Hosts are either locking or terminating accounts left and right now. 99% of the time the host is in the right. But, their fix for the problem could be a rip off. Discover what your responsibilities are as a site owner and how to not get upsold or shut down.
Plugins have become a top source of both security and performance issues on WordPress sites. It’s time you got a handle on yours and I’m here to help. On Jan. 28, 2014, I’ll be offering a zero-pitch, no-hype, all help webinar where we’ll cover common plugin problems. And, we’ll help a few select folks go over their plugin list live.
The online environment has changed dramatically in the last two years. But most sites haven’t. And most site owners are still following the conventional, rehashed wisdom of a gazillion shiny new and me too posts telling them what they need to have on their site to be successful. It’s time to rethink all that.
Ever wonder how WordPress performs right out the box? I put a new installation through every major online testing service. Included are notes and full screenshots with summaries, waterfalls, performance scores, and request details. Testing tools include Pingdom, GTMetrix, WebPageTest, and WebSitePulse. Feel free to use it as a baseline to compare your site performance scores.
All content marketers want their posts to go viral. But some social share buttons are major performance and security offenders. And some even track viewers who share your posts, which is a privacy issue. See the eye-opening results of 13-point, head-to-head tests on 12 of the most popular social share button plugins and how the one your using stacks up.