Category: Site Health

As website security vulnerabilities go, weak passwords seem like no biggie. Wrong. A friend of mine learned the hard way the truth about weak passwords and the visitors who love them. So as not to embarrass my friend, let’s keep his name out of this. It’s enough for you to know he operates a successful…

Website security ranks high up on the list of things that make for a healthy online property. Accordingly, Valet devotes much effort to helping you keep your site as secure as possible. Mostly, that involves looking for weaknesses that hackers could potentially use to carry out their evil plans. But it also involves reminding you…

Australia’s new cyber-snooping law may create website security issues for online properties everywhere—not just in Oz. Specifically, the website security issues analysts at Valet believe your WordPress site’s health could be affected. Here’s how. The new law requires internet providers serving Australia to remove privacy protections currently preventing police from monitoring encrypted online activity. Additionally,…

Choose the right WordPress host if you want your website to be one that people love visiting. Why does the hosting company you use matter? Because the right one helps keep your website’s health in the pink. And if your website brims with good health, that means few or no problems with security, speed, and…

Website health, Europe’s GDPR law, Google’s Mobile First initiative, and the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. These are among the topics discussed by Valet co-founder and business development lead Mason James during a Valet podcast available here. First up in this new Valet podcast is some frank talk about website health—a big focus for Valet, Mason…

Open Chrome. Or Firefox. Or Opera, Safari, Brave, or whatever browser you normally use. Type in the address of your own website and hit the return key. If yours is a secure website, a little green padlock icon appears next to the address bar. If yours is an unsecure website, you get a red padlock.…

Site health assessments come in two forms. First, there are site health appraisals. Then there are deep-probe investigations. Both are revealing and useful. The differences between them are mainly a matter of degree. Here at Valet, the starting point is always the appraisal type of site health assessment. Of what does that consist, you ask?…

  Website performance problems bedevil you. You realized this after it became obvious to you that people visiting your site never really do what you hoped. Few ventured from page to page, meaning few discovered all that you offered. Few read your content and absorbed your ideas or embraced your suggestions. Few clicked the links…

You may be surprised to learn that there is a potentially sizable return on investment awaiting you after making your website more accessible to the disabled. Indeed, accessibility and SEO are intertwined—improve the former, and the latter naturally follows right along. And who doesn’t want better SEO?

If you read our previous post on site health you understand the benefits of striving for a healthy website. And hopefully what you learned made you eager to achieve site health. So much so that you now want to probe your online property’s innards with a bunch of futuristic software tools. Mabe you even want to…