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Stop uploading huge images to your site

It’s 2015. Our phones take fabulous images. In fact, I went on a big vacation this summer and didn’t even take a big camera… purely got by on photos from my phone. But one thing about getting great photos is that they originate at a huge size. A standard photo taken on my iPhone is…

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Great Plugins to go with the Genesis Framework

We love Genesis here. For the last year, nearly every site we’ve developed has been using the Genesis Framework. What is Genesis? We call it a framework, but really it’s a very powerful, customizable theme. When used in conjunction with a child theme, you’ve got a great system where you can edit/customize as much as…

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Is SEO a scam?

First, let me answer the question of what is SEO. SEO (search engine optimization) is the process of making changes on your website that will increase it’s visibility in the search engines. Some of those changes include on-page optimization, where we optimize each page for specific keywords. Other tactics include creating submitting and verifying your…

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A few spaces and places to promote your blog

Email Newsletter Having a space on your blog to collect emails for newsletters and announcements is a great way to let your community know when a post is complete, or a weeks worth of posts are complete. You can share as much or as little information as you like and ask your fanbase to share…

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What I’ve Learned about Productivity

One thing that any of my clients will tell you is that I’m fast. In fact, during a meeting recently, I made a comment about being fast at getting things done, and the client said, “Yeah, we know, that’s why we don’t mind your rate!” Send me stuff, and I tend to do it, I…

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The right way to add photos in WordPress

Can I tell you a secret? There’s a wrong way and a right way to insert a photo into a post. You may be doing it wrong! I know what you may be thinking… I uploaded the photo, I hit insert, it shows up on the page. I’m done! But not so fast…. There are…

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Facebook and Twitter: Stats to help posts increase engagement

Facebook and Twitter dominate the social media market. More than half of the adult population uses social media networks and Facebook, by far, continues to lead the market with Twitter coming in second. So how do you know which one is best for your social media marketing purposes? Here are some stats about Facebook and Twitter to…

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What blogging 5 days a week has taught me

The more you blog the more you’ll find to blog about When I first started blogging it was a chore to just find a topic to blog about. But now I can say that the more I blog the easier it is to come up with topics to create posts. Writing five days a week or…

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Want to add extra stuff to your Genesis theme?

One of the things I love about the Genesis Framework is that you can make it do anything. ANYTHING! The more Genesis sites I do, the more I am delighted with what I can make it do. Ever wanted to add a banner below or above your header? Add a disclaimer to the footer? Add a…

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WordPress News: Automattic Buys WooCommerce

Yesterday, Matt Mullenweg, Automattic CEO and WordPress founder, announced that they would be purchasing WooCommerce. If you offer retail sales on WordPress, there’s a good chance you’re using WooCommerce already. If you have a WordPress site and are planning to add retail sales, there’s a strong chance a developer will recommend WooCommerce. First, what is…

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Is it time to rebrand? 4 questions to help you decide

1) Are you attracting the right clients? If your customers are astounded at your rates and expect them to be lower, then you should take this as a sign that your brand isn’t up to par with your services.  Don’t let the look of your logo and/or website pull you down, if it is time for…

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You don’t have to use PayPal!

I love PayPal as much as the next guy. I’ve had an account so long, I don’t even know when I got it. Pretty sure the account was originally set up in my maiden name, and I have been married for 15 years. So it’s old. And I like paying with PayPal. It’s convenient. Security…

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Top Four Reasons No one is filling out your form

For a lot of sites, one of the main goals is to get contacts. For example, my own site, my goal is to have people contact me about my services. I want people to fill out my forms. That’s the sole point of having them. But what do you do if people aren’t filling them out?…

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5 simple ways to get more subscribers to your blog

Have a blog, but don’t have anyone signed up? There are ways to fix that! First, understand that you won’t get 1000 new subscribers overnight, and that you will actually have to put some work into this process to see results. Just because you have a blog does not mean people will start following you.…

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Creative Facebook Covers and Template

Your Facebook page cover image is a small billboard for promoting your business or yourself. This small marketing tool is the first thing people view when they land on your page, so it pays to invest a little effort into making the small space work to your benefit. It’s easy is you know the right proportions – your cover…

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The About Me page, questions to ponder

One of the first things a reader does when they land on a blog is click on the About Me page. So you’ll really need to turn on the charm and sell yourself, but it isn’t always easy. If you want readers to stick around, it will pay to spend some quality time with yourself…

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