My 2¢

Articles and thoughts about web design, search engine optimization and more…

 

Nein danke! (No Thanks)

Just one of the more than 1,000 worldwide (and counting, the total jumped to over 1,800 as I was writing this) one star reviews for the WordPress plugin called Gutenberg.  Importantly, this plugin is no longer optional. It has become a core part of your website's...

Is your WordPress website secure?

With an explosive growth in the number of websites over the past two decades (from 2,410,067 in 1998 to 1,766,926,408 in 2017), coupled with an explosive growth in websites using the WordPress platform, website hacking, malware and viruses are on the rise...

Backlinks Gonna Jack You Up!

Here We Go Again! It always pains enrages me when I meet a new client that has been taken by an underhanded search engine optimization company.  And trust me, they are everywhere!  They honestly don't care if they burn a website to the ground, their goal is simply to...

White space is not wasted space

When designing a website or piece of media I many times work with clients who view white space as something that needs to be filled.  Often, open space motivates a client to think “what can I put there?”  It is easy for a design to get bogged down with unessential...

How your behavior affects Google

In a recent interview with techcrunch.com, Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, explains that in order for Google to continue to improve it: ...needs to move “from words to meaning.”  In other words, Google needs to understand queries better, and return results that best match...

Understanding Google & Ranking

Old dog, new tricks While most website owners are concerned about ranking well in Google, most do not have a full understanding of how Google operates and what it takes to have a well-ranking site. Some of you may be completely new to the whole industry of Search...

Do you own your domain? Are you sure?

Today I received a telephone call from a perspective client who was interested in redesigning his company website. He had not had a particularly good experience with his original web designer and was looking to end the business relationship and start over with a fresh...

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