Category: Web Design

What Is An Online Marketing Strategy?

What is an online marketing strategy? Sometimes people’s eyes just glaze over when I talk about online marketing strategy. Perhaps they’re thinking ‘I have a website and I’m on Twitter, what else is there?’ Or

Notes & Resources from WordPress for Business Meetup

The Southern California WordPress Meetup was a lot of fun as usual. Natalie Maclees was our gracious host and even provided dinner for everyone. WordPress provided swag, and Packt publishing gave away a free copy

WordPress For Business Presentation

I was kindly invited by the SoCal WordPress Meetup group, run by Natalie MacLees, to give a presentation at their next meeting in Los Angeles on November 19th. It’s free, but you must RSVP at

Online Marketing Terms – SEO Edition

A Guide To Online Marketing Terms – Part 2 This is the second part of my developing series on online marketing terms explained. This time we focus on some basic SEO-related terms you might come

How To Get Rid Of Captions In WordPress

In version 2.6 WordPress introduced the captions feature which meant that when you uploaded an image, the text you entered as the ‘alt’ text, previously only visible to search engines, was now used as a

Facebook’s New News Feed

Today Facebook made a strange update to their otherwise functional News Feed feature. You can read all the details at ReadWriteWeb where Marshall breaks down the changes excellently. I ended up posting a pretty lengthy

What We Can Learn From The T-Mobile Mess

As you may have heard, earlier this week, some of T-Mobile’s Sidekick users were told that some of their personal data and content, which was hosted by Microsoft on their servers in ‘the cloud’, was

What’s The Point of Social Media?

A more personal take on what you can get out of social media… 1) Self-expression For me, this is the Main Point. Everything else listed here is essentially a subdivision of this overarching concept. Social

9 Time Management Tips For Social Media

One of the most prominent barriers to social media engagement is “I just don’t have time” or even “[insert social site here] is just a waste of time.” Agreed, Twitter, Facebook and the like CAN

What Are Pingbacks And Trackbacks And How Do I Use Them?

The terms pingbacks and trackbacks are used almost interchangeably, and are pretty much the same thing on the surface. They actually utilize different technologies and originated for different purposes, but these days they are becoming

Getting Started With WordPress – Explaining Settings

Once you’ve got your WordPress blog installed, there are a few tweaks you’ll want to make to the default settings. This is a quick overview of  the Settings area of the WP dashboard. You don’t

Using Facebook To Boost Donations And Constituent Engagement

Summit Collaborative’s Marc Osten gave a free webinar yesterday about Facebook and how non-profits can use it to boost donations and engagement amongst constituents. He shared some great tips – here’s just a few of

6 Online Marketing Terms You Should Know

A Guide To Online Marketing Terms – Part 1 I put this simple guide together to clarify some of the terms that I throw around on this blog. I’m finding that many people have heard

Matt Cutts – Wordcamp San Francisco 2009

Matt Cutts is a blogger and head of Google’s Webspam team. On his blog he gives a lot of great information regarding SEO and ranking well in Google. He gave a fairly in-depth talk at

6 Great Resources For Finding WordPress Themes

LAST UPDATED: January 2017 Finding a good WordPress theme is perhaps one of the most challenging tasks in getting your site set up. It’s like the Wild West out there, with all kinds of cowboys

Flash Is For Famous People!

I frequently see young fledging artists and businesses using Flash to make a fancy- looking website thinking it will allow them to play in the big leagues, and set them apart from your average upstart.

What A Blog Can Do, And What YOU Have To Do

First the facts:1) A blog integrated into your business website can help your search engine rankings:a) Search engines like regularly updated content. Many business sites are informative but not updated very often so are hard

Dan Zarrella Talks About Re-Tweets

I just discovered Dan Zarrella this evening, and let me tell you – he is a really smart dude. Take a look at this video in which he talks about the viral importance of re-tweets