Sometimes we are brought on to build out websites for clients who don’t want to hire us for content creation as well. While you may be just as much of a rock star writer as you are website designer, it is important to do what our clients want, and if it is develop a good website without writing the content, here are some places to look for great filler.
The single most profitable design change I have ever made for AdSense revenue is putting the ad right smack dab in the middle of where people are reading.
If you are new to self-hosted WordPress from a managed blogging provider like WordPress.com, Blogger, or Tumblr, you may be in for a wake-up call on how web servers and programs work. Once you have your WordPress installation up and running, you need to learn more about keeping adding themes, plugins, and widgets to your site.
Slow sites are one of the most frustrating parts of running a blog. When I started with WordPress, there was little more I knew than adding a caching plugin and GZip plugin. In the years since, I have found awesome methods to get a great Google PageSpeed score and make my site load lightning fast, or at least a lot faster than today.
In my growing website consulting business, I have worked on sites ranging from finance blogs to construction companies. I have seen many common problems that can be easily fixed by implementing simple WordPress changes, or switching from static HTML to a dynamic content management system. Here are some issues you should always ask about when working on a new site, or hiring a new designer.