Is YouTube Important for Your Site?

YouTube is really the second form of Google.  Many people search for answers there.  Even more amazing is knowing that now over one billion people with the internet use YouTube – that is about one-third of all people on the net!!

Google and YouTube recently released an article about just how many people watch TV and YouTube — it’s the FOMO vibe! (FOMO means the Fear Of Missing Out.)

Think with Google about YouTube

Yes, their article is focused on clients using YouTube to watch TV.  Their point is that many people will watch videos related to programs they missed and want to catch up on.  But the big picture here is that YouTube can help you gain engagement with your visitors.  Think about it – if someone is searching for “X” and your video comes up.  When they watch it and learn something, they are likely to visit your site to learn even more!

Even better, if your YouTube channel gets many visits and your videos are watched frequently, you can potentially make more income from YouTube.

Do you currently have a YouTube account?  Do you get more visits to your site from YouTube? Let us know your successes or your challenges below.

No Reviews On Your Site?

Review and testimonial posts on your site may seem challenging to get, but they can really help your site!  We just came across some great ideas to get responses from your clients and/or customers.  The article, “Attract New Business by Adding Testimonials to Your Website,” presents methods to get one for your site.

Client Feedback

While certain parts of this article are focused on using WordPress’s Jetpack, many of the ideas can be used with however your site is set up.  Most importantly, the section on “How to ask clients for testimonials” has some great suggestions.  Here are some of the takeaways:

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Site Launch: Brain Health Doctor

Brain Health Doctor - Site Launch

We are very excited to launch a site –!! A neurosurgeon reached out to us to create a site for him! We started with designing and setting up the site in its entirety. We wrote twenty pages on specific topics. We also created a specific logo for the site. We then focused on launching the site with SEO marketing.

Our focus was to create a site with specific information that a brain surgeon wanted to share.  Many conversations with Dr. Arnold Etame ensured that we are directing our design and content in the proper direction to represent him and his knowledge.  We are glad that his site could help people who want information on their brain and what to do to keep it healthy.

Worried About Potential Hacks?

Have you ever worried about someone hacking into your site?  This could be a true issue that we should all protect ourselves against.  The damage someone could do could truly take a site down and could even take a lot of time to get your site running again.  Google has posted a great article about ways to think about how your site is set up to ensure it is harder to hack and how you and your employees can overcome this possible issue: “Unlock your team’s creativity: running great hackathons“.

Worried About Potential Hacks?

The idea is to get your team to have a true office game to hack into your site.  Here are some of the Google’s thoughts to set up a hackathon:

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Is Your Site Mobile Ready?

You know from our past posts that Google is now focused on mobile phone access for all websites.  Did you know that you can easily test your site?  Google offers something new to find out whether or not your site loads quickly on a cell phone.

Google Test Your Mobile Website Speed and Performance

Google has launched this online spot to test out your site – Test Your Mobile Speed.

Once you enter your site, you will then receive three responses:

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Site Launch: Foof the Cat

Foof the Cat Site Launch

We were pretty excited to update this fun site, Foof the Cat.  We remodeled the set up of the blog by adding specific posts directly visible at the top of the home page.  We also added links to a popular Instagram page.  Enjoy!  And let us know what you think of the site!

What is Gutenberg for WordPress?

Gutenberg by WordPressWordPress recently announced that it has created a simple way to edit and add content on your site called Gutenberg. From WordPress: “We call the new editor Gutenberg. The entire editing experience has been rebuilt for media-rich pages and posts. Experience the flexibility that Blocks will bring, whether you are building your first site, or write code for a living.”

Gutenberg is currently offered as an application.  Coming soon, it will be included with all updates when WordPress moves to the 5.0 version, which is planned to be released by the end of 2018.

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