You might have noticed some sites have an “S” at the end of the HTTP (as in https://). What does this mean as a site visitor? What does this mean for business owners? Simply put, more security. Whether you’re paying a bill online or logging into an account, when you see https (or SSL) you know your connection to this site is encrypted so hackers can’t access your data. This actually isn’t anything new, in 2014 Google announced the migration towards https as a “lightweight” signal in ranking algorithms. Bottom line, when Google talks, … [Read more...] about One Little Letter Makes a (Web) World of Difference: HTTP vs HTTPS
Oh, WordPress, we could write here the many reasons we love you: Your ease of use, reliability, reasonable costs and your open source code that we can tickle and tweak to suit our liking. That’s why we’re in love. Because, if you’re on the lookout for a website content management system (CMS), you couldn’t pick a better or easier one than WordPress! Your website. It’s one of the most powerful business tools you will own. And believe us, it’s worth the investment, because once that site is up and running, it will serve many purposes. It’s … [Read more...] about Why You’ll Want to Take WordPress Home with You
The top 6 reasons it’s important to update your WordPress site regularly So you’ve got a shiny new WordPress website. With all the fancy plugins and themes. You paid good money to get an agency to do it all professional-like. So why bother updating it? It’s all good, right? Wrong. Well, mostly wrong. In case you missed it, there are a lot of reasons why you need to keep your WordPress website updated. And we don’t just mean the content, we mean the back-end. See, the back-end of your website is what actually makes it look pretty and … [Read more...] about WordPress Updates and New Releases and Security Upgrades, Oh My!
Let's take a page from Mastering the Art of French Cooking Planning your website can sometimes feel like that special dinner you’ve been planning for some time, you know the fancy French meal you’ve eyed in the Julia Child recipe books but were too nervous to attempt until now? You stare at the cupboards in confusion and that recipe book keeps giving you the stink eye. You know you have to get started. Like every restaurant needs a signature dish, every business needs a website. Especially nowadays. But, your guests are coming and they’ll … [Read more...] about Planning Your Website Like A Gourmet Meal
Your website launch should be a big deal. It’s an opportunity to start with a splash and build momentum for your business. Here’s what you need to do to achieve maximum impact when your site goes live. Before you launch your new website You need to think of the launch of your new website as an event – something important that happens on a specific day and time, where your brand and everything it has to offer becomes available to the public. Doing this puts your launch team in the correct frame of mind – not just your internal team, but … [Read more...] about Supercharge Your Website Launch
At Original Ginger, we understand that you are busy doing what you do best, so being on top of the latest online news from Google may not be at the top of your list; however, on April 21st everything is about to change in a major way. It's one of those good news, bad news announcements from Google that will benefit some and create losses for others. Here it is, straight from the horse's mouth -- well, actually Google's Webmaster Central Blog: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This … [Read more...] about The Latest Google Update You Need To Know About