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Amy Masson

Amy is the co-owner, developer, and website strategist for Sumy Designs. She's been making websites with WordPress since 2006 and is passionate about making sure websites are as functional as they are beautiful.
The truth about guest posting

The truth about guest posts

If you have a website, there's a good chance at some point, someone will email...
Referral based business

Do referral based businesses need a website?

I was talking to someone the other day who has a great business, has been...
SEO Basics

SEO Basics: What you need to know to get started

If you've been wondering where I've been lately and why there haven't been new posts,...
automator

Use the Automator App on your Mac to optimize your images for your website

I tell people all the time they need to resize their images before they upload...
Facebook reach

Get more organic reach with your Facebook posts

Do you ever notice how when you post to your business Facebook page, sometimes hardly...
Sending newsletter

Creating a newsletter may not be as easy as you think

We create a lot of websites here, but we also give a lot of advice....
online ethics

Online Ethics & Social Media: What you need to know

Being online now is more challenging than ever. There are so many different places you...
Email Automations for Business

Email Automations to Supercharge your Small Business

Almost every website has a basic contact form on it. And when someone comes to...
Domain Name FAQs

Domain Name Questions and Answers

Finding a domain name that both fits your business and is available can be a...
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Long-tail Keyword Basics

If you've been thinking about SEO, you've probably started thinking about keywords. Often times, website...
Frustrated business owner working at getting content on their website.

Getting Content is Important and Often Difficult

Your website needs content. And it needs great content. If you're a business owner, most...
Gravity Forms

Cool things you can do with Gravity Forms

Not too long ago, I gave a webinar for GoDaddy about business automation, and several...
SEO Consultants working

How to find the best keywords for your business

One of the main tasks when it comes to SEO is finding the best keywords...
Testimonial on Instagram

Six Simple Ways to Market your Business and Promote Online Engagement

We aren't out of the woods when it comes to covid, and lots of businesses...
Page Speed

The difference between site speed and site optimization

Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, or maybe even if you are, you...
Zapier

Use Zapier to create custom emails and receipts

I had a problem the other day, that needed a solution. I had client with...
Facebook page vs group

Having a business Facebook page vs group

Being on social media these days is almost required for businesses, but now it's not...
Podcasting

Adding a Podcast to your WordPress site

Do you love Podcasts? I do! I have a number of favorites that I listen...
Accept Credit Cards

Accepting Credit Cards online is not as hard as you may think

When someone comes to me with a website that needs e-commerce, one of the first...
Website Pyschology

The subtle psychology of a good website

I've heard there are people who think making websites is easy, that it doesn't require...
Mailchimp

How to integrate MailChimp into your WordPress site

There's no "one" or "right" way to integrate MailChimp into your website, so I'm going...