Is blogging for SEO worth it?

The short answer is maybe blogging helps random strangers find one of your posts on the internet… but that’s not the best reason for blogging. Blogging instead establishes your authority, credibility, and availability. The chance of getting freelance work from random search (eg “web developer near me”) is pretty low vs the odds that they…

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Principles for blogging or any other social media posts

The post is about using Instagram stories but it applies to social media posting in general, and blogging in particular. It’s the full text of an excellent article about posting strategy, from Reddit user Remarkable_Celery709. It was posted in the u/smallbusiness subreddit on Reddit. I almost never quote other people’s complete work, but I’m posting…

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Scam: threatening email or contact-form spam from “Melissa”

Example of contact form spam from a scammer calling themselves Melissa

Our standard maintenance plan includes one hour of consulting a month. In the last couple of days several maintenance clients have contacted me after receiving scary, threatening “copyright infringement” messages coming from their contact forms or other sources. Here’s one example. Note the suspicious elements. And here’s another, note the similar email address? Others I’ve…

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Three questions every business site should answer, one question every business site should ask…

Every business website needs to communicate three things quickly and clearly to their ideal clients – your value proposition, a reason to believe, and your distinctive difference from your competitors.  The more quickly someone gets those three things the sooner they’ll answer your call to action. Value Proposition — you’re worth it!  better, faster, less…

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Prepare and add images to your WordPress website

Use the Add Media button to add images to a page or post

Here’s our “generic” instructions for preparing an image and adding it to a post or page in your WordPress website.  Every website has different requirements and there exceptions to every rule.  But for photos especially this is what most people do most of the time. Preparing an image before uploading. Open the image in your favorite photo editor…

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