April
23
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Slow Mobile Page Load Speed Greatly Decreases Conversions

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  How does your site measure up to others in your industry when it comes to mobile optimization and mobile page load speed? Generally speaking, over 20% of mobile pages take longer than 20 seconds to load and that’s not good. That’s not good because more than half the people surveyed in Google’s newly revealed...

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April
19
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Improve Your Odds of Getting Google’s Mysterious Sitelinks and Why it Matters

  Wondering how you can get sitelinks in search results for your site? If you don’t know what sitelinks are, they’re those search results that show several different links to different parts of a site under the main site listed for the search (See image below). Sometimes there will also be a search box to...

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April
15
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The FCC, You and Your ISP: Protect Your Browsing History

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  You probably know by now that the Federal Communications Commision’s guidelines to protect your internet usage history will no longer be. The regulations, put into action during the Obama administration, would have taken effect this coming December. But it was voted down, and now your ISP will have the right to sell data it...

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April
10
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WordPress Plugin Preview: Draw Attention (Interactive Images)

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  Today’s featured WordPress plugin is a little gem called Draw Attention, which is created by Tyler Digital. It lets you easily create interactive images to post on your site that are responsive and even SEO friendly. It’s not widely known about, as there are only about 3,000 active installs at this time.   Note:...

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April
06
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Email Marketing Deliverability: The Top Do’s and Don’ts in 2017

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  No matter how much time you spend crafting the perfect email copy, beautifully designed templates and perfected headlines that demand high open rates… It won’t matter if your emails never even make it into your subscribers’ inbox. So how do you improve inboxing and deliverability, and prevent your emails from getting the dreaded spam...

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April
03
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Small Businesses Embrace Online Marketing but Fall Short

  Most small business owners today know that being online isn’t a matter of “Should I” anymore. It’s a must. And they’re embracing that by having a website and using social media. But unfortunately, many aren’t succeeding in being found online. They aren’t confident in their online presence and most don’t bother with SEO.  ...

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March
31
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How to Fix Your High WordPress CPU Usage Problem

  If high WordPress CPU usage problems are driving you insane, this post will help you out. If your site is using too many resources, it’s probably making your site run slow for your visitors and could be affecting your rankings. Not to mention the fact that you may be getting warnings from your hosting...

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March
28
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WordPress Plugins Preview: Public Post Preview

  A couple weeks ago we did a guide for allowing temporary admin access to your WordPress site, which certainly can come in handy. But what if you just want someone to be able to read your post before it’s published? Maybe they want to verify a quote of theirs you’re using. Maybe your client...

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March
24
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Step up WordPress Security with These .htaccess Tips

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  There’s a single file that can give you incredible power of how your WordPress site functions and how secure it is – your .htaccess file. Understanding the different commands available to use and how to use them can help you do everything from increasing WordPress security, setting up basic redirects, restrict files or password...

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March
20
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Should You Spend More for a Dedicated Server vs Shared Hosting?

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  There are a lot of options when it comes to hosting your website. That’s actually a good thing, as you can choose the hosting plan that perfectly suits your needs. No single hosting package would be able to fit the needs of everyone. Whether you’re starting a blog for something you’re passionate about or...

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