Category: WordPress

The European Union in mid-September approved a tough new package of internet regulations. It’s called the EU Copyright Directive and it proposes to curtail some of your most cherished online freedoms. The EU Copyright Directive contains two particularly nasty sections. They are Article 11 and Article 13. Article 11 gives European news outlets the power…

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…

no two impaired users possess the exact same needs when it comes to using the Internet and visiting your website. For this reason, we at Valet recommend you configure your website to offer at least accessibility for users with the most often-encountered impairments.

Last time, we gave you the Valet view of what it takes to keep your patrons happy. We listed five pillars of good customer service. Our focus was the pillar of tenacity. This time, we focus on “customer service excellence.” Now, please keep in mind that excellence is like beauty—all in the eye of the…

Made your peace yet with GDPR? If so, laid-back California’s got some news that will definitely harsh your mellow. Starting in 2020, the Golden State will have a GDPR law of its own. It’s called the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCP). So now you need to do more than comply with Europe’s tough new data…

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…

Well, THAT escalated quickly. Europe’s new GDPR law took effect on May 25. That same day, a number of influential companies in the U.S. announced their rejection of GDPR compliance. Many earlier assumed those companies would go all-in to achieve GDPR compliance. But no. They instead moved to block access to their online properties by…

GDPR audit. You likely need one if you operate a blog. Or a website, a newsletter, an e-commerce store, or anything online that harvests user data. And you’ll need that GDPR audit soon, like yesterday—because Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (that’s what GDPR stands for) went into effect May 25. So you better find out…