Spam got you bogged down? Here are some tips for identifying and reducing spam!

Spam is a hassle.  It’s unwanted, useless, and even slows down your site if left unchecked.  There are a lot of different types of spam, too.  From the obvious “get rich quick” scams to the user-generated “You’ll die if you don’t repost this” stuff, spam comes in many shapes and sizes.  Luckily, identifying what is and isn’t spam and dealing with it is something we can help with.

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WordPress Startup Tips

WordPress is a great script to use for your blog. As with any website, there are some recommended steps when setting it up. Here are a few things you might want to do in order to get your WordPress site set up so you don’t have issues later.

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Starting a Website Series

Starting a website can be an exciting time. You have ideas for the name, features, and a goal for what you want your site to be. Our series for Starting a Website will help take you through the process of  planning, creating, managing and all the other aspects of getting your website from an idea to a live site.

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Starting a Website – Domain Names

“It’s all in the name” is an expression that is actually quite relevant for businesses and websites alike. With websites, the wrong name can be a killer for getting subscribers or users. It can also be a liability if you choose something that is copyrighted/trademarked such as Facebook©™ has done.

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Starting a Website – Planning

Planning your site can be the most important step you do. This article will give you tips and suggestions to use when planning your site. It is part of our Starting a Website series.

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Tips for Safe Upgrading

Whichever script you choose for your website, you’ll most likely find that they will periodically release updates. If they don’t, you might want to find a different script as you do want to be on one under active development. Upgrading your site can be a stressful, uncertain thing if you are new to the process. This article will help provide you tips for creating a safe upgrade process so you hopefully have as little trouble as possible.

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Starting a Website – Site Focus

Previously, we posted an article about Starting a Website – Features, which focused on choosing features for your website and how to tell which you really need and which you don’t. This article continues the Starting a Website series and focuses on Site Focus.

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Starting a Website – Features

Starting your own website can be exciting! You have plans and dreams, goals and a vision for what you want it to be. No matter the type of site you want to create, there will be specific features you want or require for your site. This article, which is part of our Starting a Website series, will help you plan your features and avoid a common mistake new webmasters make – overloading their site and users with too many features. Sit back, get comfy, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and read on for the details.

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Five Free Ways to Promote Your Website

 

Promotion. That’s a very important word if your website is to be something other than a closed off site (only accessible to family or specific people). Most websites are either regionally accessible or world wide and hence, need promotion in order for users to find the site. This article should help you find different free ways to promote your website.

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How to Find the Right Developer for Your Customizations

 

After you’ve found the perfect script and hosting for your website, you might find that you need just a little bit more than what the default script comes with. Maybe you even need a lot more changed or added to it. That means you’ll be in search of a third party developer (unless you can do your own coding) to do some customizations for you.

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