Yes, Content is Still King

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 […]

By |February 21st, 2014|Blogging, Hot Tips, Website Design, Website Usability|6 Comments

First Impressions Are Made in a Blink of an Eye

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 […]

By |November 6th, 2013|Clean Web Design, Hot Tips, Website Design, WordPress|8 Comments

Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website Blog Series

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

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 […]

By |November 4th, 2013|Blogging, Hot Tips, Peninsula Blogging Club, WordPress|7 Comments

Top 50 WordPress Plugins for Your Website/Blog

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?

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 […]

By |November 2nd, 2013|Hot Tips, Learn WordPress, WordPress|2 Comments

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

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 […]

By |November 1st, 2013|Blogging, Hot Tips, Online Marketing|3 Comments

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

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 […]

By |October 29th, 2013|Hot Tips, Matt Mullenweg, WordCamp 2013 San Francisco|2 Comments

What to do Before, During and After a Networking Event

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

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

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

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 […]

Why Video is Vital For Your Website

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…

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 […]

WordPress Security is Serious Business

Hackers…they are out there looking for a way to inject malware and viruses into any WordPress website/blog that is not locked down and secured.

SECURITY – Make sure the computers you use are free of spyware, malware, and virus infections. No amount of security in WordPress or on your web server will make the slightest […]

By |July 12th, 2013|Hot Tips, Website Security|2 Comments

BackupBuddy 4.0 Launch Webinar

In this video, Benjamin “The Professor” Bradley covers all of the new features and enhancements in BackupBuddy 4.0.

The new features and enhancements in BackupBuddy 4.0 include the following:

Individual File View & Restore Capabilities
Backup Profiles
Built-in Page Tours and Tutorials
Backup Status Details
Server Info Page Updates
You’ll also get a few BackupBuddy “power user” tips for maximizing these […]

How Do I Update My WordPress Website to the Latest Version of WordPress?

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 3.5.2 version. This is a security release for all previous versions and I strongly encourage you to update your WordPress website today. Many hackers exploit holes that have been identified in older versions of WordPress, so keeping your install up to date is another easy way […]

What is a Plugin? What is a Widget?

I seem to get asked this question a lot…what is the difference between a plugin and a widget? 

PLUGIN: 

A WORDPRESS PLUGIN is a program, or a set of one or more functions, written in the PHP scripting language, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress weblog, which can be seamlessly integrated […]

By |June 11th, 2013|Hot Tips, Plugins, Widgets|1 Comment

What is WordPress and Why Should I Care?

I have to confess—I’m in love. It’s a mad-crazy kind of love. No, I’m not shouting it from the rooftops or jumping over couches, but I’m not ashamed to say it. I’m in love, and the object of my affections is WordPress. As a web designer, I can’t say enough about how great WordPress […]

3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Why do I need to blog? Not only are you establishing a relationship with your readers and prospective clients, you are positioning yourself as a leader or expert in your industry! 

Turn your knowledge and purpose into expertise status
Web users are not looking for your website, they are looking for answers to a problem they […]