What site owners just like you are saying about BlogAid services and classes.
4 months after my audit concluded, my traffic grew enough for my site to join Mediavine. During the audit, MaAnna cleaned up my speed and security issues. That sure made Google happy! My traffic took off after that. I went from having around 5,000 sessions a month to being eligible to join Mediavine just 4 months later. I’m loving the exponential growth! [more]
BlogAid lets me focus on my passion
I started my blog because I wanted to write and connect—not because I knew anything about the technology or web programming. I muddled through on my own by keeping it simple until I started hearing noise about the need to move to https. I read horror stories from other bloggers trying to make the transition on their own and I panicked. MaAnna to the rescue! She not only got me through the transition, but she performed a full site audit and taught me how to be a responsible, informed DIY site owner. I’m still not a tech expert (and with MaAnna on my team, I don’t have to be), but I’m no longer afraid of technology. Now I can focus on my passion for writing, confident that my site is secure, fast, and SEO friendly.
Why panic when I know how to DIY my own site!
I switched from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. Realizing that I should start my new blog being HTTPS, I asked MaAnna to do the HTTPS conversion and site audit for my new site that was image heavy due to tutorials. Not only was I impressed with how thorough the audit and conversion was, I left feeling like I took one of her courses with the knowledge that I gained from it. Yes, I can have a fast site with a lot of images!! woohoo. I am so happy I found MaAnna and will be using her services again in the future. I feel that I can trust her advice and now have a reasonable voice to turn to as blogging continues to require more and more tech knowledge. My husband and I ‘DIY’ most things…..and now that includes my website:)
My traffic increased over 100%!
Right after completing my audit with BlogAid, my sessions went from about 1,300 to 2,800 each month. As a growing blogger, I knew that my site speed and security were important but I had no idea what I needed to do to make those things happen. MaAnna came in and found security and performance issues I would have never found in a million years and explained it all to me in a way that I understood what changes she was making to my site. Her knowledge is invaluable! I’m extremely grateful to know that my site is as secure as possible thanks to my site audit. The increase in traffic I experienced afterwards speaks for itself in the quality of MaAnna’s work.[more]
Her explanations, understanding and knowledge are extensive
I turned to MaAnna when my blog was in trouble and I immediately felt at ease the minute I began working with her. Her explanations, understanding and knowledge are extensive and she has a way of conveying complex information to someone like me, who is not as savvy with the behind-the-scenes stuff.
MaAnna doesn’t just put a band aid on your blog’s problem, she starts from the ground up and finds everything that she can to help improve your site’s quality. She is honest and fair – always keeping me in the loop to ensure I stay within my budget.
MaAnna & BlogAid have become a regular part of my blog’s maintenance and I couldn’t be more pleased!!
Consistent effort to go above and beyond
After MaAnna’s website audit my load speed dropped by 65%. Following her recommendations I reduced the load time from 4.4 seconds to 1.5. She saved me time by pinpointing performance issues and potential security risks I couldn’t figure out on my own. Her audit was thorough and I was able to easily implement her suggestions within a couple of days. By applying MaAnna’s strategies to the website services I offer to clients, I took my ROI even further than I expected.
What truly makes MaAnna’s audit a worthwhile investment is her consistent effort to go “above and beyond” in the service she delivers and the advice she recommends. As an avid learner, MaAnna always updates her offerings with the most current information available in the ever-changing digital landscape.
She’s got your back
I stumbled across MaAnna and her site blogaid.net by accident and haven’t looked back. I’m thankful I “found her”. I know my blog is better for it. I feel safer now with her security plan than I ever did with a plugin. Her initial site audit of my site blew me away. Her documentation and findings were thorough and her recommendations easy to understand and follow.
Here are some of the reasons MaAnna rocks!
- She willingly and readily shares here knowledge
- MaAnna went the extra mile to make sure my site was up to par with all the “best” plugins, security and worked tirelessly to get me a solid backup solution
- She is quick to respond to emails
- She’s up to date on the latest technologies
- Her Tuesday podcasts and her blog posts are informational and some of the best I’ve read
- Her detailed Site Audit ToDo list leaves no questions as to what she’s done and the value she brings. (screenshots, text /comment details, next steps)
Before you spend one more penny on you security, backup, plugins…hire her to do a site audit. You won’t regret it. She’s got your back and she’s the #1 name in my contact list, you’ll be referring her before your site audit is even completed. She’s that awesome!
MaAnna is awesome at what she does
She cleaned things up, gave my site security, and kept me informed on what she was doing through the whole process. Some of it I did myself at her direction.
Instead of just being told that certain plugins, themes, etc. were not advisable I now know WHY they are not advisable and WHY they are not wise choices. MaAnna showed me HOW things work behind the scenes instead of just doing what needed done – she educated me!
I have seen immediate results in the performance of my site and also in traffic to my site. If blogging is part of your business, the best thing you can do to optimize your blog and make it work even better for you and your business, is to schedule your own blog audit now!
I highly recommend her services!
I have known MaAnna for several years and am always been impressed with her knowledge, skill, and integrity. When my website crashed due to security issues, it was beyond repair. I needed to start over with a new site. I was thrilled that she would be able to help me set up my website.
I was concerned about how much time it would take and how difficult it would be to create a website, but MaAnna convinced me that I had to take control and authority over my site and that it would be worth the effort. She was right. I watched every video she had on BlogAid and worked hard every day for over a month. Following her step-by-step advice I was able to create a brand new beautiful, highly-functional, SEO-optimized, and secure site. She guided me through this process (and cheered me on many times), and I had no idea how much this was going to cost in dollars. I was pleasantly surprised by how affordable her consultation services were.
MaAnna’s skills and personal manner of dealing with people are superb. I highly recommend her services!
An Absolutely Affordable and Painless HTTPS Conversion
As someone who likes to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, I know my limitations. For that reason I call on MaAnna Stephenson to do those all-important geeky things that keep my website safe and secure.
When Google started making noises about HTTPS, I knew this was something I wanted to put behind me. Although MaAnna had a blog post telling us why we should not do the conversion our self, I did my own research. Holy moly. My blogging peeps who did it themselves or worse, had their host do it, ended up with broken links, downtime, and a lot of gray hairs. I definitely did not want to go there just to save a few bucks.
The way MaAnna works is she sends you a bit of homework up front. Not to worry; these are easy peasy checklists that you fill out in advance to save both time and money during the conversion process. During conversion itself, MaAnna acts more like a trusted partner than a consultant for hire, making sure all everything is tested and working perfectly after the fact.
I found the conversion of my site to be affordable and painless, and am secure in the fact that everything was done right from the get go. She’s the best!
No Need for Me to Worry with MaAnna at the Wheel
When it was time for me to convert to HTTPS, I knew I would have MaAnna take care of this process for me. I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to converting over to HTTPS. I was afraid my site may be down for days, it would explode since it was a 10 year old WordPress site, etc. But because MaAnna is the best when it comes to HTTPS conversions and site audits, I had no reason to worry. She prepares you before the actual work with documents to review and fill out and updates them often during the process. If you have any questions, she is pleased to answer any of them. The process was smooth with no down time and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
BlogAid Rocks HTTPS Conversion!
I’m very pleased with the service I received from MaAnna of BlogAid.
Though it seemed to me my HTTPS Conversion was extra complicated (and my eyes were glazing over from the techy-ness of it all), MaAnna was right on it weaving her way through it expertly, without hardly blinking!
She was personable, thorough and professional. I especially appreciate how she took the time to explain certain concepts about the process in a way I could understand so I could make appropriate decisions. Priceless for a non-techy!/
I’m very happy with the work that was done to get my site converted! HUGE burden off my shoulders! (And to think, I actually considered doing this myself?! ~Wipes forehead while sighing in relief.)
I will definitely continue to listen and learn from MaAnna’s advice and am planning on using her services again for future needs!
BlogAid Is My Site Saver!
I’ve always been an advocate of preventative maintenance. Why wait until something bad happens and then try to fix it if it could be avoided in the first place? It only makes sense to keep up with what’s happening on your website. Unfortunately, most people ignore this part of their business or expect it to float along of its own accord, free of disruptions. Having a secure site that ranks high in search engines requires a site owner to be diligent about updates, upgrades, plugins, hosts, servers, etc. I do as much as I can on my own, but I don’t have the technical expertise or the time to research the ever-changing safeguarding standards of site ownership. That’s why I follow Maanna’s advice. When she said I needed to update to HTTPS, I quickly hired her to make this transition for me. It was easy and affordable to do this in advance. I would hate to think what might happen to my site if I neglected this important process. Kudos to Maanna who is willing and able to help insure my site’s safety and functionality.
Https conversion was way over my head and MaAnna made it easy to understand. MaAnna will forever be my go-to-person for site audits.
Our Valued, Trusted and Affordable Tech Guru!
There’s nothing more nerve-wracking when you have an issue with your web site and need technical help. Who do we trust? Can we afford it? Who can we depend on? I worried over such questions until I found Blogaid and MaAnna Stephenson. She’s my go-to guru when it comes to technical support—site audits, site migration, https conversion, adding special scripts, setting up our security, and teaching me how to do SEO the right way. When she’s working on our site, I rest easy and know with confidence that we’re in good hands. What I appreciate the most is that MaAnna is so organized– she steps me through the process and guides me through tasks I can accomplish thus saving my nonprofit money.
Yes! A Website Expert You Will Trust: MaAnna with BlogAid
I followed MaAnna and BlogAid for several years before I contacted her for help with Cranford Dental’s website. After struggling with multiple issues and four different “website companies” I knew I had to recreate our website from the ground up to set a good foundation for the future. I learned the hard way that a website can’t just look good— It has to be secure and set up the right way.
I am very glad that I called MaAnna for help. I can’t imagine anyone else in this business having the combination of expertise, caring, and dedication to clients that MaAnna has—and YES she works with individuals and small businesses.
Here is what you will love about working with MaAnna:
- You gives national expertise to small business owners. She wants your website to compete with any website out there.
- She educates her clients. Why spend a fortune paying an SEO expert each month when you can do it yourself?
- She is all about security. I know the pain of being hacked and do not want to experience that again.
- She knows what makes people click and call. She showed me how to write in a form that people (and Google) would actually read.
- She is practical and fair. I never doubted that I could trust her knowledge and attention to details.
Thanks, MaAnna! Our website looks great and I love knowing that we and our patients are secure from future hacks.
BlogAid is in charge of my Security
I was doing a lot of reading on security when I came across BlogAid. I think I read everything on the site about security. I needed to find someone competent to do my HTTPS conversion for me and I had decided MaAnna would be my expert of choice.
But I decided to wait to get started and then the worst happened. I got attacked by a hacker who was taking over my site. So my first call was to MaAnna, who brought in her hack specialist. I immediately got it cleaned up and then had MaAnna do a site audit to lock down my site and get it performing well.
She was extremely professional and got me all straightened out. We discussed the fact I was in a ghetto hosting situation. So we migrated my site, got setup with Cloudflare, changed some of my plugins and then converted me to HTTPS. That was seamless, except for the new host, which she got straightened out.
I now have a secure site and I sleep well knowing I will hear from MaAnna if anything new needs to be done. Don’t wait. Contact MaAnna now to get your site secure and HTTPS conversion done right the first time!!
Learn More than Many “Experts” with MaAnna
When my wife and I started our business, we talked to several companies about making our website. The prices were astronomical, and we couldn’t get clear answers to basic website questions or what exactly the company would do with our monthly fee. That’s when a family member pointed us to her website guru, MaAnna.
Here are some reasons why we are so pleased with MaAnna’s services: She gave us access to a wealth of training videos that broke everything down from security to WordPress to SEO.
- She walked us through the steps to having a secure, backed up, HTTPS site.
- She gave feedback on our content and taught us how to write for our audience.
- She connected us to a designer who tweaked the look of our theme according to our specifications.
- She educated and empowered us. As people continue trying to sell us web and advertising services, we know the questions to ask to make sure we get what we pay for. We often feel like we know more than they do!
If you like things done right the first time and done your way, then you will love MaAnna’s training.
#1 on Google and Voice Search
When I first started reading Blog Aid, I had been blogging about 2 years. After reading the Tips Tuesday newsletter for a while I realized I needed a checkup on my site. My site audit taught me so much about WordPress and being a responsible owner. My page load time went down to 1.3 seconds and I gained over 10,000 new readers in three months. MaAnna did a real https conversion and I signed up for her SEO Workshop.
Using all the tools I learned from MaAnna I found out that one of my recipe posts is in the #1 position in Google Search, first in the recipe carousel on iPhone, and #1 in Google voice search. Joining the Blog Aid FaceBook Group has exposed me to a whole new tribe of very successful bloggers and allows me to get advice on blogging questions. Sign up for her newsletters now and earn some real money from your own successful blog! You have nothing to lose and so much to gain as you learn how to caretake your own site between audits.
4,000% Increase in Traffic!
My site was getting little to no search engine traffic. With MaAnna’s help getting my site right with Google and taking her DIY SEO course, I am now in the #1 spot for two search terms and my traffic has exploded! THANK YOU MaAnna!
MaAnna’s class hit all points
Whether you are experienced with SEO or a newbie, MaAnna’s class hit all points. Questions answered and replays of the classes are what I needed to learn more and improve my SEO skills. Always top notch class!!
Your training removed the confusion
MaAnna’s DIY SEO training is more than just a few videos. I was familiar with the WordPress SEO plugin but had never used it before. This training removed the confusion of what to do first, second, third and so on. The videos answered roughly 90% of my questions but the remaining questions were answered with live training where students are able to ask questions and get answers on the spot.
I’ve been a long time user of WordPress but for anyone that is new to WordPress and might have even more questions than are answered with the training videos or the live training then there is the Facebook Group. MaAnna has covered all the bases and for less than some would charge for a single hour of consultation.
It paid for itself in the first HTTPS site conversion
There is absolutely no way on God’s Green Earth that I would have been able to do this without you. I am so grateful for all of the work you put in for us in Webmaster Training, and as far as I’m concerned, it paid for itself in the first flip to HTTPS.
Paid for itself multiple times
MaAnna’s course enabled me to immediately land more business and serve my existing clients better. This is a MUST-HAVE training for any webmaster, VA, or designer serious about their business.
Leading edge training that will broaden your skillset
The self-paced course appeals to all skill levels and are continually updated to reflect the latest technology trends.
Another benefit is the private Facebook group, which I have found to be a fantastic resource.