A Checklist for Optimizing Your Website in Google Maps

Google Maps is one platform for optimizing your business locally. Optimizing for local searches has been found to be very effective in gaining new inquiries and sales. In fact, according to report by Search Engine Watch, “there is a 20.1% increase in clicks to call, clicks for directions, and clicks to a business’s website” with Google My Business (GMB) interactions when comparing stats from 2017 and 2018. This is quite huge and should not be taken lightly!  But in order to generate these clicks, your website’s GMB profile needs to be visible to interested searchers.   Further reading The keys to high rankings in Google's local results SEO Tips For Optimizing Your Local Google My Business Page How to Use the [...]

How to fight fake business profiles on Google Maps

This post shares Googles report on how they fight fake business profiles on Google Maps. This post originally appeared on the Google blog. Happy reading.   Further reading: Search Engine Manipulation: What It Is And Why Google Frowns At It How To Manage the Sudden Disappearance of a Website from Google SERPs 30 Most Important Google Ranking Factors For Beginners Google Maps helps people explore, navigate and get things done—and increasingly people are using Google Maps to find local businesses. Over the years, Google has added more than 200 million places to Google Maps and every month connect people to businesses more than nine billion times, including more than one billion phone calls and three billion requests for directions. [...]

Best Joomla Extensions Recommended for Every Website

Joomla extensions do significantly improve the functionality of your Joomla website . From security , SEO , site speed and other functionalties, extensions are of great importance. They can enhance your Joomla site front end and improve the experience of your visitors. They can enhance your Joomla administrator panel and help you administer your site more efficiently. It's hard to imagine a website without Joomla extensions.   Further reading: A Comprehensive Guide to Joomla Article Creation and Editing  Basic Documentation on Joomla Website Administration  Basic Virtuemart Configuration Tutorial  Fixing Problems: Notices, Warnings and Errors on Your Joomla Website In this blog post, you will [...]

WordPress Security Plugins Compared to Find Which Works Best

Security should be everyone's concern. Our experience have shown that small website owners who don’t use WordPress security plugins think that only those websites with huge traffic are prone to malicious attacks . The reality is that just because your website is small, doesn’t mean that your site is not going to be the target of malicious attacks .   Further reading WordPress Plugins You Can't Do Without WordPress Performance: How to Find a Slow Plugin Keep Your Website Safe From Hackers with these Easy Steps   In fact, small websites are actually an easier target for hackers because most of them don’t take any safety precautions to protect their site from hackers . [...]

The Complete Guide to WordPress Speed Optimization

Speed is important for user experience and Google also love fast websites. Talking about website speed is something we continually do to encourage website owners take advantage of the benefits of a fast loading website . So today we’re going to share with you everything we know about speeding up your WordPress website , all in this one ultimate guide. Whether you’re just starting to use WordPress or are a seasoned developer, you’ll find something useful in this post! Over 34% of the web is now powered by WordPress. While this is awesome, it also means there are thousands of different themes , plugins , and technologies all having to coexist. For the everyday WordPress user, this can quickly turn into a nightmare when their site starts to bottleneck [...]

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