I am writing a Comparison Post about Mobile POS Terminals for my demonstration site: PaymentMonkey.net and I want it to be compelling. I am writing this tutorial post at the same time as I write the PaymentMonkey comparison post, putting all the suggestions I describe here into practice. You can follow the processes in this…
Category: Think Tank
How to think about 404 redirects
You are building a site and whilst you agree that it’s not a good practice to generate links that don’t go anywhere, the site is in its infancy and you feel they are necessary to establish your site framework. You are writing posts, and some of your posts are building upon ideas that you have…
How to manage and survive 404 not found
A 404 not found response, or any 404 response for that matter, means your page isn’t where it’s supposed to be … this is a bad thing! It looks poor to your visitors and makes the search engines think that you don’t care. I know this isn’t the case and you know this isn’t the…
What’s the best way for me to install WordPress?
First, you have quite a few options to chose from. A managed WordPress service provided by your Webhost Service Provider. A WordPress instance installed manually into your Host webspace A WordPress instance installed manually and hosted on a Cloud server (see note below). A WordPress instance installed manually and hosted on your own server. [su_note…
How to design a better Blog Menu
Good blog menu design is not obvious. Your blog menu is the first point of contact and has the power to engage with your visitors. At the very least, it’s a table of contents giving access to every page on your site.
How to use Blogging Statistics … to build a better blog
Interested in statistics about blogging? There are statistics about blogging here. Interested in how statistics about blogging might help you to write a better blog? There is stuff here. If you’re interested in blogging statistics just because they are blogging statistics, there is also a list of references.
How to look at Bloggers and Blogging in 2020
Not all Blogs are created equal. You want to create your Blog but how you go about planning your Blog will depend quite a lot on what you want your Blog to do.
How to think about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
People all across the world are routinely sharing their personal information online … and they are doing it without coercion or any other means of encouragement. Globally, it has become apparent that our relationship with personal data is changing. The GDPR is a necessary response to those changing relationships.
5 things you need to know about Canonical URLs
What does “canonical” mean? Here are the basics that you need to know if you want to have a conversation about Canonical URLs without looking confused.
How to write a spectacular About Us page
It’s what the beginner needs to know about starting to write an About Us page, written from the perspective of the beginner, by a beginner.