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Host with the Most: Evaluating Your Hosting Plan Options

There are many options out there for hosting your website. A 'host' is the server where your website physically lives and you need to have a website host in order to launch your site and have it be view-able by others on the Internet. It can feel confusing to begin researching all your choices and [...]

WordPress Backups Are Critical to Your Security Strategy

If your site is compromised, having access to backups can make your life considerably easier. The fastest way to recover from a hacked website is to restore the latest version of the site that existed prior to the hack. You will still need to close the security hole the attacker used to compromise your site after [...]

7 Easy Local Link Building Tactics You Should Be Using – Whitespark

What’s the difference between a regular link and a local link? Well, local links are links from local sources, typically, websites that are specific to a particular city. For example, a lawyer in Denver Colorado might have some local links from a local Denver newspaper, a local college, and a few other businesses within Denver. [...]

How much does post length really count in SEO? | Wordtracker Blog

Is there an ideal post length? We tackle this topic in-depth to give you a better idea of how your blog post length affects your SEO performance. The bottom line is that people spend the most time reading articles that take 7 minutes to read, which translates into about 1600 words. Once again, focusing on [...]

Google to punish popups on mobile | MailMunch

Google announced that it will be punishing sites that have intrusive popups on mobile starting from January 10, 2017. If you use pop-ups on your website, beware... Source: Google to punish popups on mobile | MailMunch

Summer WordPress Cleanup Checklist

In this post, we cover a 10-part WordPress cleanup checklist that you should be doing periodically with your WordPress site. I found a great article over at iThemes about WordPress cleanup and maintenance. In essence, you need to: Check your backups Cleanup your email lists Do a security audit Lock down unused areas of your [...]

Web Symphonies Selected as a Top 3 Web Designer in Charlotte

Today Web Symphonies was chosen among all of Charlotte's web design companies as one of the top 3 companies in Charlotte, according to ThreeBestRated.com. The kind folks at ThreeBestRated.com provided a Certificate of Excellence, which was proudly presented after duly checking extensive custom reviews, ratings, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust, cost, and the general excellent of [...]

How Attackers Gain Access to WordPress Sites

On this blog we write a lot about different vulnerabilities that could lead to site compromise. In our Learning Center we go deep on a myriad of important topics related to WordPress security. Our handy checklist, for example, includes 42 items you really should be paying attention to. But surely not all 42 items are [...]

How To Write SEO-Friendly Content For Google in 2016

I found a really good article describing how to write good SEO content for 2016. By focusing on the user and optimizing for user intent and satisfaction, you can hone your content to be helpful to the visitor while also helpful to your website. These are some of my notes for publishing content that will earn [...]

How Social Signals Affect SEO –

How social signals affect SEO, what you need to do to build a successful strategy in social media - we illuminate these questions in our article. Source: How Social Signals Affect SEO -

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