Ten Commandments of Search Engines

Ten Commandments of Search Engines

Time for a little updating to one of the most popular articles on this site! Even after Panda and Penguin where Google made it clear that we should be concerned about our site visitors first, on a daily basis I have clients who want to do the very things that Google has made clear are spammy, lack quality and will cause your site to not rank well. Both of those algos haven't even been run again … [Read more...]

How to Update to WordPress 4.1.1 Maintenance Release

How to Update WordPress

02.18.15: "WordPress 4.1.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 21 bugs in version 4.1. Some of you may have been waiting to update to the latest version until now, but there just wasn’t much to address. WordPress 4.1 was a smooth-sailing release and has seen more than 14 million downloads in the last two months. If you are one of the millions already running WordPress 4.1 and … [Read more...]

Does Your WordPress Site Look Dumb on Smartphones?

WordPress Responsive Websites

I've been moving my sites to responsive designs as time permits. While I'm not 100% satisfied with how every site displays, I have reviewed each on mobile platforms and the ones that aren't yet redesigned, do degrade gracefully. Have you looked at your site on a smartphone or tablet? Mobile makes me feel like I'm in the "way-back machine". Back in the day in a land far, far away, web … [Read more...]

My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

The IStudio Best of 2014

At this time of year the "resolutions" articles can get overwhelming and redundant! Being my 2014 Resolutions still apply, I thought this year I would share with you the "best of" from The IStudio®. Each year during the slow week between the Holidays I look at my various site's stats and try to gleam information, discover patterns and most importantly look at what was most popular so I … [Read more...]

SEO Bullseye Marketing PDF

WordPress SEO Bullseye Marketing

Let’s see here... The Indexed Web as of today last count contains at least 4.33 billion pages. Not all are quality, not all are of interest – as a matter of fact many are just dead files located on a server out in Internet-land. With that in mind, and the added fact that certain markets have become saturated, how are you going to get found in this mess? Bullseye marketing! You know what a … [Read more...]

Is Your WordPress Site Run by the Grinch?

Grinch WordPress Sites

From October through November I work with clients to "Holidize" their sites. We plan their specials calendar from shipping discounts, mailings and discount coupons and when we are going to put them live on the site. Including little graphics here and there to reflect the Holiday at hand. From Halloween, then on to Thanksgiving and then finally to the big Holidays. Even though adding little … [Read more...]