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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.
YouTube

How to Embed YouTube Video in WordPress

I was searching through old blog posts the other day, looking for out-of-date posts and...
WordPress Document Management

WordPress Document Management

Have you ever wanted to offer your website visitors a way to download documents, like...
Why and How to Start a Vlog

Why and how you should start a VLOG in 2020

Video is a really important medium these days. People are consuming content very differently than...
Online Shopping

Tips for maximizing your WooCommerce site

Having an e-commerce site is hard. You have to compete with a lot of other...
Domain Name Choices

Thinking about changing domain names?

If you think you need to change domain names, there is a lot that goes...
Terrible Pop Up

Pop-Ups: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Truth

Let me clear about something at the start of this post. Everyone hates pop-ups. Everyone....
Heading Tags

How to use Heading tags

I recently updated a website for a client that had been maintained by their staff,...
Automate Social Sharing

Neat tricks to automate sharing your blog posts

Automation is a little side hobby of mine. I like to create automations that make...
social media apps on phone

Does posting on social media help your SEO?

Yes. But probably not in the way you think. Technically speaking, Google tells us that...
Photo Website

Sourcing photos for your blog or newsletter

Writing a regular blog? Sending a regular newsletter? You probably need photos to go along...
Writing Website Copy

How to write great copy for your website

On almost every website project, the longest part of the process for the business owner...
Conversion Tracking

Google Analytics Traffic: What really matters

If you are using Google Analytics, you may have already realized this much... it's complicated....
Logo Design Tips

The Ins and Outs of Logo Design

When you inquire about a website with Sumy Designs, one of the options of interest...
guest posting on your blog

Guest Posting: What you need to know

I get, on an almost daily basis, multiple emails from people asking if they can...
Email Marketing

Stop neglecting your email newsletter

I talk to a lot of new clients and one of the things I ask...
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Website fonts: It’s not just Arial anymore

Back in the early days of websites, there was a simple rule: No fancy fonts!...
Frustrated business owner

You (probably) only need one website!

More often than I'd like, I talk to a business owner who it turns out,...
Google Search Console

What can Google Search Console do for you?

Most people are familiar with Google Analytics, but maybe not as familiar with Google Search...
social media apps on phone

Should your business be on social media?

This is an excellent question and one that should be considered by any business owner...
Get Subscribers to Read Your Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter Tips

Do you send out an email newsletter? Do you do it frequently? What's your goal...
View from the gondola in Telluride, Colorado

How to Name Your Website Images

If you manage a website, there will likely come a time when you want to...