May 2014

Top 10 Reasons To Update Your LinkedIn Profile Now

By |May 30th, 2014|

Do you plan on using LinkedIn for business this year? Are you ready to create some sassy online visibility? WEBA is thrilled to have Karmen Reed and Marcia Hancock share their knowledge and expertise on the popular social media platform for professionals, LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is the place where you will get the biggest return on […]

8 Ways To Improve Your Online Presence

By |May 6th, 2014|

Last week, I attended Local University and through a series of blog posts, I am anxious to share what I have learned.  I was impressed and inspired by the thought leaders who generously shared their knowledge and expertise on Internet marketing.

Internet Marketing or online marketing, literally means “advertising online or on the web” and […]

April 2014

Breaking News: Jetpack Releases Critical Security Update

By |April 11th, 2014|

Security Alert! WordPress released version 3.9 this week and your WP core should update automatically.  However, it is important to keep your plugins up to date (this is done manually).  Due to a security breach, the plugin, Jetpack, needs to be updated to 2.9.3 immediately.

Jetpack has released a critical security update for their plugin. […]

March 2014

How Do I Add a Guest Blogger Into My Blog?

By |March 14th, 2014|

How to add other authors or contributors into your blog so they can write guest posts under their names.

To add a guest blogger to your website/blog, you will need to create a profile for them through your WordPress dashboard.

Click “users” on the left hand side of your WordPress dashboard.  See attached screenshot.
Click “Add new”

Give […]

February 2014

Yes, Content is Still King

By |February 21st, 2014|

Engagement: Present Clear and Compelling Content
While your site has to be appealing to the eye, you can never disregard the need for high quality content. Google is constantly improving their methods and systems to weed out high-quality websites  in order to serve their users with the most helpful and relevant information. If you […]

The Target Factor

By |February 19th, 2014|

Target stores conducted a survey to find out what customers liked most about their stores. The top three answers were: 1) Clean; 2) bright; and 3) easy to navigate.  If those qualities are the favorite parts of an enjoyable shopping experience, shouldn’t your website also be clean, bright, and easy to navigate? After all, […]

5 Ways to Prevent a Brute Force Attack on Your WordPress Sites

By |February 13th, 2014|

I received an email from WordFence this morning. You might have received it as well if you have installed the WordFence plugin on your WordPress website.
“As of 11am eastern time this morning we are monitoring the largest distributed brute force attack on WordPress installations that we’ve seen to date.”   click here to read more

It […]

November 2013

First Impressions Are Made in a Blink of an Eye

By |November 6th, 2013|

Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website Blog Series Part 1:  First Impressions are Made in a Blink of an Eye!

According to Canadian researchers, web users form their first impressions of a web page in as little as 50 milliseconds (1/20th of a second). This is the time you have to make them stay and learn […]

Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website Blog Series

By |November 5th, 2013|

Still don’t understand how your website can capture leads?
Your website is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to you.  Maximizing your website is your most effective, least expensive way to attract new leads and increase sales.   Therefore, you need to make sure that it is working for you 24 hours a day, […]

What is Blogging Anyway? Blog Lingo in Plain English

By |November 4th, 2013|

Last week, I gave a presentation on blogging to a group of business owners. About 10 minutes into my presentation, a woman in the audience raised her hand and asked, “What is blogging, anyway?”.

I was taken back by her question because I assumed that everyone in the audience knew what blogging is. That is […]

Top 50 WordPress Plugins for Your Website/Blog

By |November 3rd, 2013|

WordPress Plugins are a great way to bring in extra bits of functionality to your website/blog and as with much everything else in WordPress, they’re surprisingly easy to manage.

Do you want to make your website interactive and super sticky?

Log into your WordPress Dashboard and install the  plugins listed below. WordPress does run faster with fewer […]

What’s the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

By |November 2nd, 2013|

As you all know I am a big fan of WordPress for so many different reasons. WordPress is a stable and easy to use Content Management System (CMS) and it powers more than 60 million websites/blogs on the web.  Novices can easily create a beautiful website/blog without knowing a stitch of code and 18.9% of […]

What Do I Blog About? 20 Ideas to Inspire Your Next Blog Post

By |November 1st, 2013|

When I introduce my clients to blogging, I can sense their apprehension when they ask, “But Phyllis, what do I blog about?”.  I let them know that from time to time I, too, draw a blank when I sit down in front of my computer to write a blog post.

I usually come up with blog […]

October 2013

WordCamp San Francisco 2013 and Matt Mullenweg, Founding Developer of WordPress

By |October 29th, 2013|

I was a flight attendant before I entered the world of hi-tech. During my 10-year stint as a FA, I met my fair share of celebrities, politicians, sports figures, and as a matter of fact, I worked the 49er’s charter flights for a number of years. Yes, it was a blast and if you and […]

What to do Before, During and After a Networking Event

By |October 9th, 2013|

It’s a known fact that we do business with people we know, trust and like.  The most effective way to meet other business owners is by attending networking events whether it’s a seminar, chamber meeting or cocktail mixer but it’s the follow-up after that can really pay dividends for you.

Building relationships doesn’t happen in […]

26 Ways to Share Your Business Online Using Internet Marketing

By |October 8th, 2013|

Using Internet marketing is an affordable way to reach prospective clients easily. You can potentially attract larger numbers of prospects for fewer dollars than with many more traditional methods of outreach.

Internet Marketing or online marketing, literally means “advertising online or on the web”.

To make the most out of your Internet Marketing, try the following […]

San Francisco Bay Area Support Groups for Women Entrepreneurs

By |October 5th, 2013|

Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area aka WEBA
Facilitator: Phyllis Garland
WEBA welcomes you! Whether you are just starting out as an entrepreneur or a seasoned professional — all are welcome at the Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area Meetup Group. Solopreneurs, professionals, coaches, consultants, speakers, and practitioners or any woman seeking a strong, like-minded […]

Best Practices for Email Marketing

By |October 1st, 2013|

I recently met a fellow marketeer at a networking event a couple of months ago…I immediately hit it off with her because we both share a passion for local small business marketing.  I also want to add that she is the funniest woman I know and I highly recommend getting to know her.  This […]

September 2013

Why Video is Vital For Your Website

By |September 25th, 2013|

Just recently, I did an analysis of how my clients found me: 85% of my male clients found me online through an organic search using Google or Yahoo. I always ask each client why they called and/or decided to work with me as their web developer and online marketing strategist, every single one of […]

The Peninsula Blogging Club is Back…

By |September 24th, 2013|

It’s a beautiful Tuesday morning and you can find me blogging with my fellow bloggers at the
Peninsula Blogging Club. Not only are we are having so much fun and sharing great information with each other but we are taking the time to write blog posts and comment on each other’s blog posts which […]