Website Optimization

Is it Website Optimization or SEO?

Website optimization and SEO are sometimes in the same category, but at the same time are very different. How so? Well, SEO isn’t your website, but your site needs SEO to show in search engines! Also, there are tons of optimization requirements for websites so that pages and posts display and render correctly. In short, we created this section to help expand on some of the more technical parts of SEO.

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How to Improve Website Speed (5 Tips)

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5 Tips Towards a Faster Website
Assuming that a website is “fast enough” = one-way ticket to crappy rankings!

How to Make Websites Load Faster

Nowadays, website speed is everything and knowing how to speed up a slow site is worth the struggle.

Think about it. When was the last time you visited a site, and it loaded super slow? What did you do?

Did you know? Page speed is a Google ranking factor!
Do you know how many ranking factors Google uses?

You went to a different website, of course!

If you’ve put a lot of time and effort into creating, researching, drafting and perfecting your website analysis, don’t let it be slow! You want visitors to explore your site and make it easy … Read More

Tips on how to boost website speed

How to Solve Duplicate Content Errors on a Website

How to solve duplicate content issues
Have you ever received a duplicate content error or canonical URL error notice from Google or another search engine? Here’s what to do.

How I unexpectedly discovered (and solved) my first duplicate content issue

When I first learned about duplicate content, it was due to good ol’ fashioned trial and error. Nothing fancy.

I didn’t even realize duplicate content could be an issue (or that it even existed). Who would do that?! Anyway, due to my never-ending curiosity on all things SEO, tons of research, and in sheerly-devastating-absolute-total-frustration, I resorted to one last ‘Google.’

~ ~ ~ ~ I was then catapulted (redirected) to a WordPress plugin called Yoast. ~ ~ ~ ~

The funny thing is, I was already using Yoast! However, they mostly focus on things like SEO formatting within pages/posts and not finding SEO issues like duplicate content. So, they had some SEO tool suggestions!

LIFE. SAVER!

Now let’s get to … Read More

How to solve duplicate content errors

5 Important Pieces of Local SEO for Small Business

Important Pieces of Local SEO for Small Businesses
Below we discuss Local SEO vs. ‘regular’ SEO. Believe it or not, they have their differences!

Be in the kNOW: Local SEO for Small Business

Small business SEO can be a monumental task when first starting and becomes even more overwhelming when you find out there’s more to it.

If you already have the “regular” search engine optimization stuff down, then what about the Local stuff?

If you say to yourself, “WAIT — local SEO is different?!“, don’t fret!

You’re not going to have to “redo” your small businesses SEO or anything like that. For the most part, it’s adding some new pages and a few other things.

Before we begin, let me clarify the difference between SEO and Local SEO.

→ SEO has many names, but it’s not all the same! For example, if you’ve heard of Organic SEO, Global SEO, or Traditional SEO then you know where … Read More

Local SEO for Small Business

Beginners Guide to Website Hosting

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Website Hosting Guide
If you’re having trouble deciding on a web hosting company, keep reading! Also, no coding required!

How I got introduced to website hosting

Before I started a virtual consultancy, a bit LOT of freelancing ensued! At first, I mostly helped small businesses with event planning, day-of coordination feats, sales, etc. Following that, the event planning took a (digital) turn which started to incorporate social media, website hosting, and a few other things.

The Earlier Days of Digital

However, in the earlier days of social media, you could only access your profile(s) via an actual computer. So when helping companies “way back” then, if you knew how to use social … Read More

Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Website Host

4 Tools to Check Website Speed

4 Tools to Help Improve Website Speed
Check out the below tools to figure out your website’s speed or to fix a lagging site!

Improve by Checking Website Speed

Slow site?! UGH! Checking website speed and improving it can be a pain, especially if you don’t know where to start.

So how fast should a website be?

Google expects e-commerce sites to load within 2 seconds? 2 SECONDS! To add to that, the average load time for web pages that are 3Mb is 5 seconds, but over a 3G network (for an average mobile website) could take as long as 19 seconds!

Reminder: Check website speed!

Luckily, there are many ways to check page load times, the actual speed of your site, etc. Plus, many of the tools out there let you know what to work on, and some even provide step-by-step instructions. Keep in mind that there isn’t necessarily a “one size fits all” tool because ultimately, each site has … Read More

Website Speed Testing Tools

How to Avoid SEO and Website Over Optimization

How to check if a website is over optimized and how to fix it
When it comes to SEO and websites, over optimization can actually become a problem.

What is SEO Over Optimization?

First, is SEO over optimization even possible?

Absolutely! But not in the trying-to-make-everything-supER-DUPER-PERfect sense. We’re talking in the TOO-much-focus-on-SEO-doesn’t-appease-to-search-engines-or-your-audience sense!

Now, there’s a vast difference between regular SEO and over-optimizing SEO.

Believe it or not, when you over-optimize, it’s obvious! Content doesn’t flow and the wording lacks substance. Not only that, but your audience will notice. Even if they don’t know what’s exactly amiss. Plus, search engines notice high bounce rates and bots are programmed to flag a multitude of over-optimization tactics.

Below you’ll find seven tips on what not to do to help avoid over-optimization in the first place.Read More

website over optimization can hurt your site