My Next Deep-Dive: Custom WordPress Blocks

By Michael Neely | June 6, 2024

Custom WordPress Blocks have always been a mystery until I had to build one. WordPress was initially built as a platform for bloggers in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. The platform was very user friendly and had a convenient WYSIWYG editor that allowed millions of people to build a website quickly. I got…

How to Develop an SEO Strategy That Works

By Michael Neely | January 16, 2024

Developing an SEO strategy that works is vital to your digital marketing success today. With an estimated 2.4 billion websites on the internet today, search engine optimization (SEO) is more important today than ever. In the early days of the internet, SEO was more about how many keywords you could cram into your content and…

Keyword Research Tools to Help Grow Your Website Traffic

By Michael Neely | January 12, 2024

Introduction If you own a website, the phrase “keyword research” has come up more than once. Over the years, search engine optimization has changed as different search engines dominated the industry. But one thing that has remained constant is that keyword research is one of the first steps to getting traffic to your website. Most…

Maximizing Business Success: Choose WordPress & WP Engine

By Michael Neely | December 28, 2023

It’s no wonder that WordPress is a top pick among businesses and bloggers alike to grow their online presence. Bloggers Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg built WordPress in 2003 as a blogging platform. Bloggers who knew a little PHP could customize their WordPress sites to their liking. This made WordPress an instant hit in the…

Who’s Who in WordPress: Bloggers to Follow in 2024

By Michael Neely | December 4, 2023

I got started in tech in 2011 when I went to Barnes & Noble and bought “HTML, CSS, and XML for Dummies,” followed the instructions, and built my first “hand coded” website. My big thing was organic SEO and I heard that WordPress was the best framework to “get found” on the internet. I found…

Why Your WordPress Site Needs a Privacy Policy | Importance & Best Practices

By Michael Neely | March 24, 2023

The Importance of Having a Privacy Policy on Your WordPress Site and How a Top Privacy Policy Generator Can Help You Achieve It Although, I tend to write about topics that help WordPress website owners, this applies to all website and application owners. In this post, I discuss the importance of having up-to-date privacy policies,…

5 Feminine WordPress Themes for Your Blog or Business | Restored316Designs

By Michael Neely | March 21, 2023
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Updated: March 21, 2023 Add a Touch of Class and Refinement to your Online Business with these Beautiful Feminine WordPress Themes In this post I showcase the great work of Lauren Gaige and Restored316 Designs. For years they have been creating beautiful WordPress themes built on the Kadence WordPress platform. If you’re looking for a…

Maximizing Your WordPress Site’s SEO Potential: Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

By Michael Neely | March 18, 2023

As a website owner, you want your WordPress site to be easily found by search engines so that potential visitors can find the content you’re offering. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing your website to rank higher in search engine results pages. In this article, I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks…

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Web Hosting for WordPress: Why WP Engine Reigns Supreme

By Michael Neely | March 10, 2023
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Introduction to Web Hosting for WordPress As a WordPress user, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right web hosting provider. Your web hosting provider can make or break your website’s performance, security, and reliability. With so many web hosting providers to choose from, it can be overwhelming to make…

Why PPC Advertising is a Must-Have for Your Digital Marketing Strategy

By Michael Neely | March 9, 2023
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As a digital marketing professional, I am always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to help my clients reach their target audience. One strategy that has proven to be extremely effective is PPC advertising. In this article, I will explore the advantages and disadvantages of PPC advertising, how to set up a successful…