I came across a site owner stuck on some issues involved in moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site. Her main concern was having her new site still searchable from the wordpress.com reader. It's easy to see why, as she has built a loyal tribe of over 5000 followers. After writing a quick caveat about cheap web hosting, I didn't think much more about it. But a follow-up comment from her the next day prompted a revisit and some more investigation on my part. And I'm glad I did.
As a site owner in a competitive environment, you need every edge possible to do well in search results. Both Google and Bing have openly stated that page loading speed plays a factor in their ranking algorithms. Page speed is clearly important, and corrective action is usually a simple task.
Have you been sitting in your easy chair too much lately, pondering the subtle differences in how to respond to someone via Twitter? No? Good. Perhaps your real-world social life is healthier than mine. But for those of you wondering whether to use the Twitter reply or mention, and how they differ...well just kick back the recliner and take a few minutes while we go over when to use each one.
This new bit of tech wizardry helps keep track of your stuff. When technology can alleviate some of life's aggravations, you know it's a winner.
Maybe I shouldn’t expect good customer service anymore, but I still do. When someone goes beyond good and gives excellence, I…well…I guess I write about it.
Content is what engages your site visitors. It's the text that keeps them reading, the pictures that pull them in. It's the audio and video clips that inform and entertain them. It's also the magic juju that gets search engine love. Content is the lifeblood of a website. Without a consistent flow of quality content, your website is just a billboard on the outskirts of a ghost town.