There are a lot of services that can be part of making your website a success that aren’t distinctly development. We provide a ton of website support for these issues.
Nothing makes a website engage your audience more than good design. Whether it’s imposing a logical structure or creating that “wow” moment, good design helps every aspect of the project. We love to help people define their brand, wireframe their sites, and work through the mockup process so we’re starting with the right blueprint to develop their website.
The other side of the content creation coin is the text that appears on the website. Writing can be difficult and sometimes clients need help putting their thoughts into words. What you say directly impacts how users react to your website. We work with some great writers to bring your words to life.
Developing a strong content strategy is one of the most useful tasks you can take on. Content strategy helps you to define the “why” of your website. It guides you through your content creation, keeps you focused on your goals, and assists in your conversions.
There are many companies that offer SEO services, and they can vary from claiming to get you page one rankings to offering esoteric advice that often requires dedicated services. We approach SEO as we would any other aspect of development, we want to understand your goals first and then give you the tools to start the process. SEO isn’t something that you complete, it’s an activity that you engage in and we can help you get walking on the right path.
Understanding what your website is doing is the key to making it better. In order to understand what your website is doing, you’re going to need to setup some analytics for the website and check them on a regular interval. If you’re not getting the conversions you want, you need a plan backed by data to make positive changes.
Posts in Website Support
The posts in this section are going to focus on these supporting activities. Everything from writing, security, and SEO to deeper dives into conversions. Where we can we’ll try to give you some context for implementing these activities for your own sites.
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bbPress 2.0 is out and I’m excited. While there is still room to grow (and JTrip will be the first to tell you this), it is a great improvement over previous versions of the plugin. Thanks John James Jacoby and the bbPress team for all your hard word; it’s greatly appreciated.Continue Reading →
I presented a quick talk on backing up a WordPress site at the Orange County WordPress Meetup. This is just a set of links and descriptions for examples I used during the preso. As always, do your due diligence when selecting a back up method. Find something that fits your site and your skill level for best results when disaster strikes!Continue Reading →
Here’s another easy tip to help speed up the load time of your WordPress website. Deactivate any unused plugins. Simple, right? This may seem like a “no duh!” tip for WordPress users, but we can all be guilty of missing the obvious and/or being lazy. If you are diligent about keeping your plugins tidy, good for you. If not, read on.Continue Reading →
Most bloggers and website owners are aware that Google dings site rankings for duplicate content – that is having the same content on multiple pages. But with WordPress, many of us are guilty of creating duplicate pages without even knowing it. The good news is, there’s an easy fix. The Causes of Duplicate Pages The…Continue Reading →
I read a great tutorial over at NetTuts today that showed how to create a “Twitter-Like ‘load more’” button. It was grounded in WordPress, yet the author David Walsh wanted to keep it general so that anyone could integrate the functionality into their PHP code. He got his hands a bit dirty by accessing the…Continue Reading →
With the Firebug add-on YSlow, one of the components that gets rated is something called Compress components with gzip. When you run YSlow to optimize your website or blog, you may be getting dinged on that component. Here is how to improve your site’s speed a bit – with two huge caveats: You web server…Continue Reading →
Brandon and I just got back from WordCamp in San Francisco. Boy howdy did we learn a lot of great tips and tricks for WordPress (and met a lot of great new people!). One of the speakers I saw was Steve Souders, an originator of something called YSlow. So, here’s the first tip I’ll clue…Continue Reading →
According to recent activity reports from WordPress.com, people are writing 77 million new posts each month. With over 2.5 million blog posts going live each day covering every possible topic, it’s no wonder that these are the front lines in the battle against spam. How can we kill spam on our WordPress sites? What is…Continue Reading →