How SEO Really Works

Search Engines = Google The first thing you should know is that for our purposes, we’ll pretty much use “Google” and “search engines” interchangeably.  Over 90% of all searches are done on Google.  A handful belong to Yahoo and Bing, but not many.  Google is really the only game in town. Google Tracks Relevance There are two basic truths that …

Inspiration for Being Seen in Your Business : Messaging Tips

Are you a business owner or author who is super brave, yet the thought of everyone knowing you and seeing you put yourself and your business out there genuinely terrifies you? First, remember, you are perfect just the way you are. If you weren’t, then this beautiful creation, your business, would have never existed. Just think of how many people …

Security Matters.

WordPress Found a Big Problem in April. Here’s Why You Had no Clue. Awareness is key when it comes to maintain your security online. If you think of websites as people, some are walking barefoot, easily prone to infection and disease, while others wear strong, sturdy boots, able to take on anything. Website security is a tricky, techy subject. If you’re …

The WordPress Lover’s Oasis : What is WordCamp?

Sort of like an urban summer camp for WordPress enthusiasts, WordCamp is a casual, community-organized conference to to educate, inspire and connect on all things WordPress. Diane Whiddon, owner of Novel Website Design, a local company that’s been delivering powerful website presences for creative types (think authors, healers, artists, etc.) for over nine years strong, will be a featured speaker at …

Being a Business Owner Isn’t Easy, But You’re Worth It.

You go from that really excited “I have an idea!” place to another place much heavier to bear….maybe one that says…”Why did I do this again?” Sound familiar? Just remember that you did it because your idea is powerful, you will help others, and you’ll have the freedom to do what you want every day and love it. Your product is amazing …

Another WordPress Benefit? You Actually Own Your Website.

Did you know that many website design companies and DIY website building programs actually own your website – not you? Yep. If they happen to go out of business, it’s anyone’s guess what happens to your website (and the thousands of hours it took you to build it). Imagine the terror in not being able to transfer your site to …

WordPress Cares – Community Outreach Projects

We knew WordPress was awesome for plenty of reasons. But this? Way to go WordPress!   Socially conscious organizations are a showing of positive change in the world. WordPress supports and encourages giving, diversity, education, mentorship and multi-media – just to name a few. Our favorite selections: WordCamp Central Annual Conference Non-Profit Site Builds Diversity Outreach Mentorship Programs Internship/Who’s Hiring …