Understanding your PageSpeed Insights report

Understanding your PageSpeed Insights report

If you have a website, you may have heard that optimizing the performance of your website is important both for a positive user experience and for search engine optimization. There’s several tools that will give you information about the optimization of your site, including Google’s PageSpeed Insights. But, what they don’t tell you is what … Read moreUnderstanding your PageSpeed Insights report

Weekend Project: Basic security with iThemes Security plugin

Secure your WordPress website

Last time I checked, WordPress websites power over 30% of the top 1-million websites in the world. That’s a LOT. The downside of this is that the popularity of WordPress makes it a big target for hackers, because they know that there’s a lot of potential targets. Some basic website security will help you strengthen … Read moreWeekend Project: Basic security with iThemes Security plugin

Remove unnecessary themes from your WordPress site

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This post is part of the WordPress Weekend Projects series. In this series, you will find bite-size tips to enhance, secure, or optimize your website. Each tip should take an hour or less, and can be done without interrupting your precious weekend time too much. See all of the WordPress Weekend Projects posts at https://beyondtheoffice.com/blog/wordpress-weekend-projects. Today’s Weekend … Read moreRemove unnecessary themes from your WordPress site

Perform a plugin audit on your WordPress website

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This post is part of the WordPress Weekend Projects series. In this series, you will find bite-size tips to enhance, secure, or optimize your website. Each tip should take an hour or less, and can be done without interrupting your precious weekend time too much. See all of the WordPress Weekend Projects posts at https://beyondtheoffice.com/blog/wordpress-weekend-projects. Today’s Weekend … Read morePerform a plugin audit on your WordPress website

6 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Your WordPress website

1 – Not making regular backups. Even if you correct all of the things listed above, your website could still get hacked. Or your webhost could crash. Or you could update a plugin or theme that breaks your site – nothing’s infallible. Having current backups will help you recover more quickly in the event that … Read more6 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Your WordPress website

Are your pop-ups affecting your search ranking?

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As part of their continued effort to make mobile internet usage more user-friendly, Google changed their search algorithm to penalize pages that have “instrusive interstitials,” which refers to popups and popovers that cover the majority of the visible area. “They can frustrate users because they are unable to easily access the content that they were … Read moreAre your pop-ups affecting your search ranking?

Why you must have a mobile-friendly website

Why You Must Have a Mobile-Friendly Website (especially in 2017)

According to a recent report from Pew Research Center, 77% of all American own a smartphone. When they first surveyed smartphone ownership conducted in 2011, that percentage was only 35% – that’s a fairly significant jump in only 6 years. An August 2016 blog post from Search Engine Land state that Google reports indicated that … Read moreWhy you must have a mobile-friendly website