Threats follow trends and thanks to the digital explosion that has spread the world over, hosting a website today has gotten increasingly dangerous.
This is even worse considering that most people who own websites try to monetize them, meaning there is the potential for significant impact.
Even as Google last year warned of an enhanced focus on mobile readiness for websites, 2018 also saw mobile malware attacks doubling. While this specifically may be only loosely related, the general trend of cybersecurity threats following the crowd can be seen. Continue reading
As a blogger or business owner with a WordPress site, you have spent so much time and effort to launch your online business. For the same reason, you should have as much control as possible over your online presence.
You’ve chosen a self-hosted platform for a reason, and it would be a shame to lose all of your hard work or become tied to a bad web host because you don’t have a backup plan in place. Continue reading
Is your WordPress site slow to load? Are you looking for ways to speed up WordPress or get better performance? While WordPress is a fantastic platform, one of its weaknesses is that it can become sluggish.
But, just because your website takes a long time to load, it’s not a signal that you should ditch WordPress in favor of some other content management system (CMS). Having a slow-loading site is certainly something you should address immediately, however. WordPress page speed can be often neglected by some WordPress developers, they develop your site without often thinking about page speed. Now that Core Web Vitals have been added as part of the page speed ranking factor it’s important to clear with your WordPress developer or WordPress development agency exactly what they will be doing and if optimization for Google page speed is included in your cost. Continue reading
An effective blogging strategy is all about driving meaningful engagement between your brand and your target audience. You need to produce high-quality, compelling content that resonates with your target audience, disseminate that content efficiently and effectively, and cultivate a group of loyal content consumers that want to keep coming back for more.
Of course, all of this is easier said than done. But the good news is that there are tools out there that can help to make the entire blogging process easier. Here are 20 great web services that will help you to run a better blog this year.Continue reading
I simply can’t stress enough how important it is to host your blog with a good web host. What makes a good web host?
The key is a host that provides fast loading time and an impeccable uptime record.
Keep in mind that uptime is absolutely essential, as you need your readers to be able to access the content on your blog 24/7. After all, if potential customers go to visit your blog only to find that it is down, they could very well take their readership (and their business) elsewhere.
In addition, speed is becoming increasingly important in terms of SEO. Google has been using site speed as a critical ranking factor since 2010. A faster blog host means a faster blog, which translates into higher Google rankings. Continue reading