Dawn Comber

GDPR and your WordPress Website

Privacy, Data, GDPR & Your WordPress Website

Even though the GDPR is a European Union law, your website should be compliant with the regulation. Why?  Because the internet doesn’t observe political or national boundaries. It’s global. As we read on a WordPress Forum: “The target group is ‘everyone’ since GDPR applies everywhere and to anyone that interacts with EU citizens.” This post… Read more Privacy, Data, GDPR & Your WordPress Website

Introducing Gutenberg A new way to add content to WordPress

Introducing Gutenberg: The New WordPress Editor

For a while now there’s been a buzz in the WordPress community about Gutenberg. Overall the Gutenberg project will provide a big update to WordPress. The initial introduction of Gutenberg is as a content editor. The Gutenberg Editor will replace the current WordPress Visual Editor. This new editor will change the way we add and edit… Read more Introducing Gutenberg: The New WordPress Editor

How to Move from Wix to WordPress

How to Move from Wix to WordPress

We’ve had some workshop participants ask how to move from Wix to WordPress. And so we created this post as a response. Wix no longer supports an easy way to export your content from Wix to any other Content Management System (CMS). Here’s what we learned from a Wix support page: “… it is not… Read more How to Move from Wix to WordPress

4 keyword research tools to improve your keyword list

SEO Keyword Research Tools to Improve Your Keyword List

Even though SEO seems to change daily, keyword research still forms the foundation of your on-page SEO efforts. Did you know that 3.5 Billion searches were performed on Google every day – using keywords? This is why we believe that every website owner should care about SEO. Today, we’re going to talk about keyword research… Read more SEO Keyword Research Tools to Improve Your Keyword List

Lock on fence: HTTPS, SSL for site security

Why You Want HTTPS & An Easy Way to Get It

In the past, websites that primarily sold products had SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates.  SSL certificates gave online visitors peace of mind that their credit card and personal information could not be intercepted by third parties. With a growing emphasis on improved security on the web, SSL Certificates are becoming standard practice. HTTP vs. HTTPS… Read more Why You Want HTTPS & An Easy Way to Get It

Understanding the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO Basics for Bloggers | Using Keywords for Better Search Engine Results

Keywords are the building blocks of on-page SEO Bloggers use many tactics to draw people to their blog or website. One method is using keywords within your website. Using keywords effectively in your website or blog will increase your visibility in search engine results. And by raising your visibility, you increase your opportunities for bringing… Read more SEO Basics for Bloggers | Using Keywords for Better Search Engine Results

DIY Website | Customize WordPress yourself with these 5 steps

DIY Website | Customize WordPress yourself with these 5 steps

There are a number of DIY website builders available today. We aren’t going to compare different platforms. Instead  we will help you learn how to make your WordPress website your own. With a bit of knowledge, you can customize your WordPress theme and fearlessly manage WordPress updates. If you’re like a lot of our WordPress… Read more DIY Website | Customize WordPress yourself with these 5 steps

How to Set Up Google Search Console with Yoast SEO

How to Set Up Google Search Console with Yoast SEO

(formerly Webmaster Tools) Google has rebranded Webmaster Tools as Google Search Console. Although rebranded, it is still a free Google service. According to Google, Search Console “helps you monitor and maintain your site’s presence in Google Search results.”  And through the console, you can submit a sitemap to notify Google to crawl your website content. In this post,… Read more How to Set Up Google Search Console with Yoast SEO

Your website needs to be mobile-friendly now

Your Website Needs to be Mobile-friendly NOW

Google first adapted its search algorithm to reflect web users’ move to mobile devices by adding “mobile-friendly” as a ranking signal on April 21, 2015. Now [October 2016] Google has announced that it will move to a “mobile-first” index for search results in the coming months. Update – A Google rep recently announced that Google will separate… Read more Your Website Needs to be Mobile-friendly NOW

Google Analytics, Monster Insights & WordPress Power up WordPress from your dashboard

Beginner Google Analytics for WordPress

Google Analytics is a free web analytics service offered by Google for website owners so that they can get insights into visitor behaviour on their website including info such as Total number of site visits  Total page views (these two are different numbers) How many pages people visit on average  Your bounce rate (Bounce rate is the… Read more Beginner Google Analytics for WordPress