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August 1, 2015
WordPress Categories vs Tags: What’s the Difference?

WordPress Categories vs Tags: What’s the Difference?

We get this question a lot: “When organizing my WordPress posts, should I use categories or tags… or both?” The answer is not as complicated as you might think.

There are several benefits to using tags and categories. Grouping your posts by category or tag can help users navigate your website, discover new content, and better understand the value of your content. Additionally, tags and categories can actually help drive traffic to your website. At first glance, these two grouping mechanisms can seem very similar, but they do have some very distinct differences.

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June 30, 2015
Why Updating Your WordPress Site Is Crucial

Why Updating Your WordPress Site Is Crucial

The WordPress software is constantly being updated to allow for functional improvements and fix issues that could put your site at risk. We update WordPress versions for all of our maintenance customers on a monthly basis because we’ve seen what can happen to outdated WordPress installations.

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May 5, 2015
A Quick Guide to Website Security

A Quick Guide to Website Security

If you have a website, you need to secure it. You might think, “Nah, I’m just a small business. I am not on a hacker’s radar.” Not true. Hackers don’t always go for the big fish.

It’s easy to say that you need strong website security, but it’s tough to know how to implement it, especially if you’re a beginner. If you don’t understand the particulars of creating a secure site, find someone who can explain the most important parts to you, and make sure you have a reliable host that can protect your site.

There are some basic things you can do, though, that will start you on your way to making sure your website is as secure as is possible that aren’t hard to understand at all. Read More

January 25, 2015
Top 3 Website Updates You Need to Make Now

Top 3 Website Updates You Need to Make Now

In presidential politics, there’s one saying that rules them all: “As Iowa goes, so goes the nation.” In the SEO, marketing, content, and really, the entire business worlds, the saying is more like, “As Google goes, so goes theentire globe.” In fact, when Google announces a future date for their next algorithm release, discussion boards and industry blogs explode with nervous speculation about what the changes will do to the online health of their brand. And it’s no wonder, as a single Google update can instantaneously move a brand from the first page of search results to a less than ideal location 15 pages in.

But you needn’t let Google algorithm updates take you by surprise. In preparation for Google’s April 21st new release, we’re offering our best tips both for getting your site ready, and for ensuring you’re following the best practices already in place.

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