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The hierarchy of website health consists of five stacked layers, each one above smaller than the one below. Together, these layers form a pyramid: security, speed, usability, traffic, and conversion.
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The Right Way to Respond to Google’s Mobile-First Initiative

Google’s Mobile First initiative. Have you heard about this yet? You have? Great. But what are you planning to do in response to it? Nothing? OK, that’s not great. Not great at all. Because ignoring Mobile First is a surefire way to sink your website’s rankings in Google search. A big drop in rank portends…

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Accessibility
Accessibility for Your Website is a Must—Here’s Why

Per Valet: “Accessibility…is your friend. You should embrace it like a friend because it’s going to help you be more successful (not to mention keep you out of legal hot-water). Don’t let the dread-inducing terminology of the [accessibility] guidelines scare you. The more you know about them, the less trepidation you’ll feel.”

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News & Events
WordPress Maintenance Release 4.9.4: Severe Bug Fix

On February 6, 2018 WordPress.org released version 4.9.4 of the WordPress software. This comes quickly on the heels of the Feb 5 release of version 4.9.3. The February 5 release contained a major bug found immediately after it was pushed live. The latest version, 4.9.4. will need to be manually updated in the dashboard. It will encounter…

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Site Health
The Hidden Dangers of Using Free Site Scan tools.

Site scan tools are becoming more and more popular. There are hundreds of services and free online entry points where you can gain insight and specific information on your website. While often helpful, these tools can lead the unsuspecting professional into needless anxiety. Pages of recommendations, suggestions, waterfalls of data, are all good things. In…

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Accessibility
Maslow’s Hierarchy for Your WordPress Website

Maslow’s Hierarchy is a theory of human need often expressed as a pyramid. Starting at the bottom, the most fundamental human needs (food, water, shelter) are in the larger section. Towards the top of the pyramid, it moves up towards growth and self-actualization (love, esteem, and being your best.)   (more…)

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