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Chrome’s Non HTTPS Not Secure Warning – What You Need to Know

Chrome’s Non HTTPS Not Secure Warning

Have you been putting off having a SSL certificate installed on your website?

At the end of January 2017, Google Chrome browser, version 56, was released. This was a significant step in the search engine giant’s quest for a more secure Internet.

Let’s take a deep breath, unwrap what has and will happen, and look at what this means to website owners going forward. Read more ›

Posted in Google News, Security

Supercharge Your Blog Articles and Woo Your Readers by Increasing Your Grammar IQ

Supercharge Your Blog Articles and Woo Your Readers by Increasing Your Grammar IQ

Do you sometimes forget whether it’s affect or effect?

Would you like to become better at grammar today?

I have been dreaming about this article for a while now. Here’s the thing… grammar and typos are one of the fastest ways to lose or gain credibility with readers.

Writing blog articles that have good grammar and are free of typos is a daunting task. It is easy to make mistakes and when you do, somebody always catches you. I mean always.
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Posted in Blogging Tips

Responsive Website Optimization: 5 Essential Strategies

Responsive Website Optimization: 5 Essential Strategies

Is having a responsive website enough?

Having a responsive website is not a trend anymore. When the number one search engine, Google, recommends responsive design for websites, we need to listen.

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Posted in SEO, Web Design

XML Sitemaps and SEO: What You Need to Know

XML Sitemaps and SEO - What You Need to Know

Several summers ago, my husband and I flew to Germany for a 9-day vacation. We had flown all night and once we landed in Frankfort. Our plan was to rent a car and drive to catch a prepaid river cruise on the Danube River. The car we had reserved had a GPS, and we were all set to make the tight connection.

As we drove out of the airport, it hit us. The GPS wasn’t working properly. We had no road map or directions. How were we going to get to our destination?

When it comes to your website, you will want to make it as easy as possible for search engines to not only find your website but to index your web pages as well. Read more ›

Posted in SEO

11 Amazing Blogging Secrets You Need to Know

11 Amazing Blogging Secrets You Need to Know

Would you like to be able to blog more efficiently?

Have you ever asked yourself, “why am I even doing this?” when referring to writing blog articles?

Our blogs…they can be our best friend and our worst enemy. Let’s be frank. Blogging can be hard. Even when you make the choice to publish once a week, it can still be really frustrating.

While it would be nice to hire a professional writer to help ease the work load, that isn’t an option for many small businesses. So, what do you do?
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Posted in Blogging Tips