There was a time when the internet was nothing but .com, .net, and .org, but in 2008 ICANN announced they were opening applications to new top-level domains (TLDs) to everyone (with the $185,000 application fee). Since then the number of available TLDs have grown into the hundreds, with options like .law, .fashion, and even .xxx But while these domains are available, you don’t see them often. Will new top-level domains every catch on?
Google is out to make the web a more secure place. If your site hasn’t gone HTTPS, it needs to now. An upcoming change in the Chrome web browser will mean lost business and trust for any site that’s not secure. Here’s why the time is now to make you’re move to more secure pastures.
Have you seen a sudden drop in conversions starting in October 2017? You aren’t alone, but there’s a likely culprit. This is the source of your slowed success.
When it comes to getting people into your business, local SEO is a must. While Facebook, Google My Business, Yelp, and other local directories are likely part of your optimization plan, there may be one piece you’re forgetting about. Here’s why Foursquare must be part of your local SEO strategy.
There are lots of reasons your website should run HTTPS. First and foremost, it’s more secure for your visitors and creates trust. Google also gives a small ranking benefit to secure sites. But despite the benefits, many sites still haven’t bothered to get secure. That is, until now. A new announcement means you must be secure by October 2017, or expect to lose conversions. Here’s why.
Site speed is an important part of your website experience and it’s becoming more critical. In addition to Google placing increased importance on it, we also see an increase in website conversions as page load times drop. There’s great reason to speed up your site. In order to decrease load times, image sizes need to be kept in check. Here’s how to optimize your WordPress site images for optimal site speed and experience.