Hello, this is Mikel Bruce with Tiny Frog Technologies. If you have a WordPress site, you probably know that WordPress security is a pretty big deal. If a WordPress site is not properly secured it can be fairly vulnerable to being compromised. If your website does get hacked or if you have security issues, it’s very important to act very quickly under those circumstances. If your website does get hacked and if you don’t do anything about it, it could not only impact people coming to your website, but even more importantly, your website could get blacklisted by Google. And it can be a real pain and a big challenge to overcome that. So if your website gets hacked, I would strongly recommend getting it fixed right away. And also probably getting someone to put up a temporary one-page kind of landing page website to… Read More.
Hi this is Jessica with TinyFrog Technologies, I’m our Marketing Director. Today I want to talk about featured images on your website. For any WordPress website, in the WordPress dashboard you can set a featured image for a blog post or a page. And it’s really important that you don’t miss that when you’re adding new pages or a new post to your site. Basically what happens if you don’t have a featured image for a blog post, even if there’s an image on that post – if someone were to take the post and share the URL on a social media platform, the social media platform like Facebook or Google+ is going to try to just grab the right image they think goes with that article. And a lot of times they’ll get it wrong. They’ll just pull a random image. Maybe from… Read More.
Hi I’m David with Tiny Frog. I’m a web developer and I’m here to talk to you about the differences between a membership and subscription website. So you hear a lot of different terms applied to different kinds of websites and you call the people visiting the websites a lot of different things – visitors, members, subscribers clients, editors, authors, all kinds of stuff. Most of the websites we make have a system where visitors can log into the website. A visitor, we call someone who just arrives at the website. So they can either create accounts or pay to create an account. That’s the main difference between membership which is non-paying and subscribing which is paying. Not all industries use that same terminology but that’s what we use here to differentiate the two. A lot of really popular systems like WordPress, which is our… Read More.
Hello, this is Mikel Bruce with Tiny Frog Technologies. One of the questions we always ask our clients or new clients when they begin working with us and initiating a project is when does the site need to be completed by or what is the timeline for their website project? We have a lot of clients that will say they need it in a relatively short period of time and say they really need it in a rush because of one reason or another. And a typical website takes time, anywhere from two to four months, depending on the size of the website. So it’s really important to not cut that timeline short just to get it done for a certain reason or a certain event. If you cut corners on the website it will probably have an impact on the quality, on the content,… Read More.
One small misstep online can have a huge impact on your current search ranking or your ability to rank in the future. It is very important that you pay attention to the information online about your business and constantly watch for inaccurate data and duplicate accounts. In the excitement of major business changes, don’t forget to update your business’ online presence to match what’s happening offline. 5 Ways to Prevent Drops in Your Search Rankings 1. Don’t Change Your Primary Domain Name Your business can have multiple domains but you only have 1 primary domain and all others redirect to this one. If you change that primary domain, you lose any ranking authority that your business has built up under the original domain. Only change your primary domain URL when it is absolutely necessary. 2. Always have a trained expert launch a new website Launching… Read More.
Hi, I’m Theresa Mills. I’m a Web Strategist with Tiny Frog and I’m here to talk to you about sitemaps and why they’re important for your web project. Sitemaps are just what they sound like; they’re a map of your website. They help create a great user experience. So your user knows where to start point A and where they’re going point B. It’s very easy with websites to get carried away and create too many pages. However, with sitemaps they can help you see the structure, an organized structure, that makes sense. The other advantage of site maps and why they’re so important is because Google looks for the information on your site when Google crawls. If you create a new website and don’t create a site map, you can go for months without Google discovering you. What this results in is a loss… Read More.
Hi everyone, I’m Chris with Tiny Frog Technologies, the hosting maintenance manager here. And today I want to talk to you a little bit about options for web hosting services. There are quite a few hosting options out there, the first one being shared hosting. Now, shared hosting is kind of like renting an apartment with friends. You share pretty much everything. And the pros and cons of that is, it’s simple, it’s affordable. The cons – well there’s a lot of web sites on the same server and you don’t have full control over this server. The next option would be a VPS which is a virtual private server. This is more like condo living. You still share with others except you have your own dedicated space. But you’re still responsible for your unit so this means you’re sharing CPU time and memory but… Read More.
We did the math recently. We’ve made over 150 changes to the TinyFrog website in 1 year, and believe it or not, we didn’t redesign the site. Why all the small changes? Every one of those changes was driven by a marketing goal. Instead of redesigning the site, we started with a few changes, analyzed the results and kept tweaking the website design & messaging as our marketing goals were met and new ones were created. This concept is called Continuous Improvement and it is the next step to take once you have a strong website design. As the new year approaches, here are 5 ways to brainstorm your list of strategic website updates: 1. Content marketing, anyone? Start with your marketing plans. Every content marketing campaign should tie back to your website and a way to engage visitors. After reading an article on your… Read More.
Hi, I’m David with Tiny Frog. I am a web developer and I’m here today to talk to you about how to tell – has your website been hacked. So WordPress is our most popular website development platform. It’s the most popular one in the world and unfortunately, that means that a lot of hackers target that system. There’s nothing we can do about it. They’d love to try and hack it. The great news is that it’s pretty easy to tell if you’ve been hacked. So number one indication of being hacked – your website looks weird or acts strange. Maybe images are missing, maybe there’s code blocks that show up on the front end of the website where they shouldn’t be, maybe no one can log in to the website. Just funky stuff happening. Maybe you can’t log in and recover your password… Read More.
Hello, this is Brian Lewis and I’m here today to talk about information architecture. I’d like to share how information architecture can create can an effective user experience with your website navigation and site map . Sounds like a very complex topic. Some of you may have heard of it. Some of you may know what it is. Some of you may never have heard of that before. So let’s kind of drill down into what information architecture really is. I think the best place to start is – you’ve probably walked into a store before and needed to look for something very specific. And well, let’s say like a Home Depot, which by the way, they’re very good, maybe not be the best example for this but they’re very good at labeling their aisle. But let’s assume that you’re not looking at the aisles… Read More.