Category: General Tips

  • Updating Platforms and Plugins are Critical to Keeping your Website Up and Running

    This is NOT the image you want existing or potential clients to see when they find you on the web.  Regardless of your business sector, you cannot afford to have your website down or contaminated with malware that could infect visitors. Not only is your site down and unavailable to your potential customers, but you

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    How to Use Metrics-Based Marketing Decisions

    Is online data the force driving decision making at your business? Data-driven decision making is a technique used to get better results for online marketing and more. Here are some benefits of using this data to make decisions.   Utilizing Online Metrics   Using data to make decisions about your online marketing is excellent evidence-based

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    Why Does My Website Have High Bounce Rates for Mobile Users?

    More people than ever are meeting their needs online, and this is why you should aim to reach people via the internet. The bounce rate, which is the time that people spend on your website, can be used to gauge whether you are doing things the right way or not. To improve the experience that

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    Make Sure Your Venmo Account is Set to Private!

    If you use Venmo, make sure your privacy settings are set to Private, which means that your payments are only viewed by you and your recipient.  Venmo seems to default to public and then anyone can see your payments. Login to your account Go to Settings Go to Privacy Choose “Private”

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    How do I delete an email address in Outlook?

    I have a business contact who changed the company she works for and I had a time sensitive email that I sent her from Outlook.  Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that my Outlook auto populated her address and she never received it.  Here is how you delete an address in your Outlook that you don’t want

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    Why Is It So Important to Have a Mobile Responsive Website?

    When we do workshops and networking, we are constantly mentioning that your website needs to be mobile responsive.  Notice I use the word “responsive”, not just mobile-friendly?  Mobile friendly is the first step, but even better, is responsive.  Responsive means that a website will show optimally for the user on not only a mobile phone,

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    Toshiba Touch pad is not Working

    I always like to put tips when I run into a problem and figure out how to fix it.  After giving a presentation on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, my touch pad mysteriously stopped working.   I did a search on the web for possible fixes and nothing seemed to work.  I then remembered when I projected

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    Robo Calls to verify your Google listing are not from Google!

    I have been getting calls placed with a recorded message asking to verify my google listing, otherwise Google will drop my business listing.  BEWARE!  Curious, I hit the #1 prompt to see if it did indeed took me to a Google rep.  When I asked the gentleman who came on if we actually worked for Google

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    Tip on Editing the Hosts file as an Administrator

    During the process of moving a site from one hosting company to another, it is a good idea to test the site on the new host.  You can do this by modifying your computer’s hosts file (you should use local administrator/root user to be able to save changes). You may test your site using your

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    Setting Google Search to Past Year

        Whenever I do a search in Google, I am always changing the time frame to “Last Year”.   Many of my searches are technical and I don’t want information that is 10 years old because Google defaults to “Anytime”. I found a great link that will do this, thanks Marty!: http://www.theflexguy.com/2013/05/16/how-to-create-a-default-date-range-for-google-search/