Google Predictions for 2014: Mobile Won

Mobile Visitors Outweigh Desktop Visitors

If you have been on the fence about converting your website to a mobile friendly, responsive design, it is time to climb down and get in the rodeo, desperado. I have been harping on this already. Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairmain, recently spoke on this topic. The bottom line?

“The trend has been that mobile was winning. It’s now won.”

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social media guides

Social Media Guides

Getting into social media can be difficult for those who are not simply taken away by it. If you market your business online though, it can be an essential set of skills to develop in order to make the most of this (mostly) free advertising medium.

Where to start with each of the social media platforms? I have gathered here some guidelines, walkthroughs and instructions for some of the most popular social media networks.

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social media ideas for the holidays

Holiday Marketing Ideas With Social Media

Social media, no matter which network(s) you are using, offer a year round abundance of opportunities for you to promote your business to your audience. Even more so do these opportunities increase during the holiday season.

Here are some inspirations and ideas for you to utilize with your social media in order to take advantage of this critical time of year.

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Tuning Instagram Images For Better Engagement

Getting your chops up to par for delivering a beautiful and interesting stream of photos on Instagram can be great fun. But how can you tune your image’s subtitles to get even more attention?

This infographic from curalate.com is the result of their study of over 8,000,000 images on Instagram in order to discern what image traits get more likes. The good news? It is al fun stuff to play with!

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Facebook Privacy Tips

Facebook Privacy Tips

Facebook privacy has transformed from a hot topic (when it first became news) into a near daily discussion point in social media conversations. If you use Facebook, it is a very good idea for you to know how the privacy settings work and also how to conduct yourself online, in general, in order to protect yourself. The group over at The Best Computer Science Schools have put together this very inclusive infographic that covers all the major topics regarding Facebook privacy. Read More

Why you need a mobile friendly website

It Is Time To Go Mobile

There is no question about it, we have entered an era of website design where having a mobile friendly website is essential to getting your content to your audience. Fortunately there are very succinct ways of doing this.

Not convinced? Here are some stats I picked up from an article over at The Daily Egg that may sway your opinion.

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The benefits of Google Authorship

The SEO Benefits of Google Authorship

Google, as just about everyone will agree, is by far one of the best places to focus your SEO effort on. In addition to it being the most popular search engine (followed by Bing and Yahoo at the time of this post) Google offers a great way to get your content more available to your audience: Google Authorship.

If you have a blog, Google Authorship is a slick feature to implement that will help get your name, and content, out there. Here’s the basic idea of what it is all about.

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instagram hashtags for business followers

Instagram Hasthags For Your Business

You have some great Instagram photos for your business, and an endless supply of ideas of what more you can snap pics of to keep your audience updated. All you need now is that audience. So how do you get it?

The easiest approach is to master the art of the hashtag. You know those words, or smashed phrases, that start with #? For instance: #glopilotwebdesign. Here’s some basic training that will help you get the word (and images) out.

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check your outgoing links for malware

Why Security Scans Can Improve Your WordPress SEO

Whether it is targeted titles, keywords in content, page load speed, site maps or any of the many other SEO elements, it pays to address as many of them as possible for best results. While working with WordPress as your website solution can make so many of these strategies much more approachable, it can also make your site more vulnerable if you don’t pay attention.

Keeping your site secure should not only be a priority for you for the obvious reasons, but it can also help keep all that valuable SEO you have worked hard for. Here’s how:

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update to wordpress 3.7

WordPress Update 3.6.1

It’s time to update your core WordPress installation to 3.6.1. This latest version of WordPress is a security and maintenance update. Nothing special or fancy about it, just good solid updates to make keep your site safe. For more info on how to do this for yourself or to get help from me, read further.   Want help with your WordPress Site? WordPress updates and more are covered in my Website Upkeep Plan. Contact Me If you want to do this yourself, you may find my tutorial to update your WordPress installation helpful. In addition you can read all about the release on the…

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