It seems like sidebars on websites have been around as long as websites themselves. Initially, they were meant to improve the usability of your site. They often had navigation menus, links to blog posts and other popular content, and displayed offers and things you wanted your visitors to … Read more about Is It Time To Phase Out Your Sidebar?
On just about every website, your homepage will be seen by more people than any other page. Your homepage, hence, is really the most important page of your website. If people don't immediately connect to what you're about and what you can do for them, they'll simply go somewhere else. So … Read more about 4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Homepage
After more than 20 years of building websites I've found that most people don't really know how to properly plan their site. After all, your website is usually the first thing people look at. The most effective approach to planning a great website is to work backwards, by answering the following … Read more about 5 Steps to a Great Website
You've put a lot of time, money and effort into your website. Your writing is compelling. Your design is professional. And thanks to the bits of marketing you've done, your site is getting traffic. Yet so many people leave your website. So they why aren't more people signing up for your list or … Read more about The 9 Reasons People Leave Your Website
You want to have a great website. Here's how: Over the last 20 years I've helped more than 2,000 people plan and build their website. What I found is that most people really have no idea how to properly plan their site. And why should they? Unless you've built hundreds of websites, you have no … Read more about 5 Clear Steps to Having a Great Website
So, you want to use your website to find clients - great! Depending on who you listen to, there's so much you need to do in order to successfully use your website. It doesn't seem to matter whether you're a life coach, business consultant or holistic healer, getting clients through your website … Read more about Four Foundational Website Questions That Gets You Clients
It's difficult to develop a website to promote your practice without clarity. Clarity in vision. Clarity in message. Clarity in audience. Clarity in need. So often I talk to people who are fuzzy about having a website. They know they need one. But their lack of clarity stops them from moving … Read more about 7 Steps to Clarifying Your Website Needs
I think most of you who are reading my blog have heard of WordPress. Many know it as blogware (blog software) and some - especially my clients - know it as a full content management solution (meaning you can easily edit your content using it). But I know there are some people who read my blog … Read more about Can Your Website Do This?
How often have you seen this in the comment box? I see it in my comment box and on other blogs enough that it's in my consciousness. Here, I often just quickly edit the comment to add a live link because it's quick and easy. But it's also quick and easy to show you how to create your own live link … Read more about It's Really This Easy To Add A Link To Your Comment
How many times have your read a great blog post and have wanted to add a comment, only to get to the bottom of the page and find that you have to login? I don't login. Which means, I don't leave a comment. Which means, no conversation and little chance at building a relationship with that … Read more about All I Want To Do Is Leave A Comment
I love my blog. Whenever I have something on my mind, it listens. If I need to explore a business idea, it patiently let's me fumble around until I get it. If I'm down, it picks me up. And if I'm feeling inflated, I know it will bring me back to earth. I love my blog. It's a life-long friend I can … Read more about Should I Date My Blog?
This has been a crazy spam week for me. For the past few months I've been using Akismet with the Math Comment Spam Protection plugin. The usual number of comment spam I would get was between 25-50 daily, with almost no comments ending up in spam. Then Lorelle suggested that I remove the Math … Read more about Am I The Only One Being Inundated With Comment Spam?