Five Must-Have Website Pages

Your website’s static pages provide readers with valuable content and should be relatively “evergreen” for you. Here are my recommendations for your site’s five must-have website pages when you launch. Home This one sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s one you really need to think about before jumping in. Is your home page going to…

Google Tools to Improve SEO

We’ve all heard of Google and probably understand that it can be a valuable tool for sending visitors to your website, but did you know that you can improve your site using a few simple Google tools? Google Analytics and Google Search Console are two resources that can help you optimize your site, deliver a…

Recommended WordPress Plugins

One of the biggest reasons I recommend self-hosted WordPress as my platform of choice is the variety of WordPress plugins available, many of them for free. Not only can plugins make your site beautiful, but they add tremendous function and power behind the scenes too. Disclosure: Some of the links on my site are affiliate…

WordPress SEO for Beginners

WordPress SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a powerful way to increase your online presence. In its simplest form WordPress SEO is a way to improve your rankings in Google, kind of like circling your content with a beautiful pink highlighter. While it can seem intimidating, WordPress has numerous ways to make this a simple…

WordPress Category Structure for SEO

We’re going to learn more about SEO (search engine optimization) in our next post, but first let’s get started with how to structure your site to make it user-friendly and easy for search engines like Google to index. Think of this process as writing an outline or mapping out chapters in a book that will…

How to Select A WordPress Theme

Selecting the perfect WordPress theme is one of my favorite parts of the design process. Similar to picking out floor plans for a new home, it’s a time to really envision what your new space will look like and how it will flow. Disclosure: Some of the links on my site are affiliate links. At…

WordPress Or Blogger

One of the most common questions I receive is whether WordPress or Blogger is a better platform choice. Coming from the educational blogger world since 2012, most of us started out on Blogger. It was an easy choice and I always told my clients, “If you can send an email, you can manage a Blogger…