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You own your small business, but do you own your online presence?
The open web is the fulcrum on which the small-to-medium business (SMBs) digital marketing lever rests. The open web has been absolutely essential to providing SMBs with a platform to showcase their products and services to a wider audience. With the advent of WordPress, building and maintaining an online presence has become incredibly easy and cost-effective. This […] read more
Emotional raises, using EQ to get a salary bump.
Negotiating a salary increase can be a stressful and challenging experience, but using emotional intelligence can make the process more effective and successful. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to use emotional intelligence to negotiate […] read more
I asked ChatGPT to have Abraham Lincoln teach a class on how to use WordPress.com
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor and pleasure to share my thoughts with you about the use of WordPress.com to build a blog. As a former president and a man of many words, I know a thing or two about effective communication. First and foremost, let me assure you that this technology is not […] read more
Personalized localization a.k.a. bespoke marketing efforts to your local customers.
In the world of digital marketing, local search, and personalization are two critical components that businesses need to pay attention to. Local search refers to the practice of optimizing your website and online presence to appear in local search results. Personalization, on the other hand, is the process of tailoring your marketing efforts to specific […] read more
Malicious file scanning is a requirement for running a website; anyone who told you it’s optional is wrong.
We know websites are an essential part of any business or organization. With so much sensitive information and personal data stored online, website security has become increasingly important. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways to exploit vulnerabilities in websites, and any successful breach can have devastating consequences. Therefore, website owners must take proactive measures to […] read more
Publishing on the Internet is a right, not a privilege.
WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that allows users to create and manage websites without any coding experience. Since its inception in 2003, WordPress has grown to become the world’s most popular CMS, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet. One of the key reasons for WordPress’s success is its democratization […] read more
Shadow Banning, the invisible social status killer
In recent years, the term “shadow banning” has become more and more common, particularly in social media circles. But what exactly does it mean? And how does it affect users? In this blog post, we will explore the definition of shadow banning, the reasons behind it, and the potential impact on social media users. Shadow […] read more
The Automattic Advantage: The Secret to becoming the host with the most
I’m honored to be giving a keynote talk at Cloudfest, in Rust, Germany. Conference: Cloudfest 2023 Details: March 20, 2023 – Rust, Germany Description: Automattic, (the company behind WordPress.com, WP Cloud, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and more) offers world-class services to managed WordPress hosting companies all over the world. In this session, we’ll cover how hosting companies […] read more
Jetpack Backup, now in its own plugin – all the peace of mind with none of the frills.
As a website owner, the last thing you want is to lose all your hard work and content due to a website crash, hacker attack, or accidental deletion. That’s where website backups come in. Backing up your website is essential to ensure that you can restore it quickly and easily if something goes wrong. In […] read more