Bulletproof: Configuring Your Site For Zero Downtime

The lights may be out, but that shouldn’t mean no one is home. Website downtime can be truly frustrating for both your business and customers. It can break a line of communication, leave both parties in the dark and has the potential to impact your brand and your business in a variety of ways. If you’re unsure of the true cost of website downtime, we published an interesting post last year that discussed some of the various risks associated with a website that goes offline and downtime in general. Included in this list of potential risks are opportunity cost, lost…

Create not solutions but rather systems that solve

There was a brilliant computer game back in the day for Apple ][+ called “Robot Odyssey.” It was my first exposure to programming and the notion that instead of solving puzzles, you could build robots to solve puzzles on your behalf (and you could even build robots to build robots… 10-year-old mind blown…). This became the seed of a philosophy which evolved over my career and has served me well in my entrepreneurial and business endeavors. I challenge you to take any problem that currently confronts you and view it through this lens: Instead of imaging a solution, imagine a…

Accelerated Mobile Pages for WordPress: A Primer on Google AMP

Google’s obsession with speed should come as no surprise. All the way back in 2010 they put everyone on notice that site speed was going to become an important ranking signal in Google’s algorithm. Since then, we’ve all been looking for little ways to improve how quickly our website loads in an attempt to keep the search giant and ultimately our visitors happy. On October 7 2015, Google announced the AMP Project — short for accelerated mobile pages. If your search rankings are important to you, it’d be a good idea to get up to speed and make sure you’re well-versed…

WordPress 4.5 is coming!

As you are aware WordPress 4.5  “Coleman” is has been released. The team has been testing and we plan on rolling this out to all customers starting next week on April 25th.

How to make your blog more searchable

If you are running a blog or website to promote your business or business services, the two most important factors for ensuring high visibility in the search engines are website performance and social media exposure. Google made it clear in 2010 that website speed would become an important ranking metric for organic search results, and social media has grown to become the 2nd biggest content discovery platform next to search engines. To this day, the question is raised as to how big of an impact social media has on search engine rankings, and I constantly find myself pointing my clients back to this social…

Act 3: In which we go from good to great.

At Pagely it is about people, not numbers. We don’t make announcement’s of recent VC, no posts touting our revenues, and always an opaque answer when we are asked how many employees or clients we have, or revenue earned. We measure all these things, but we focus on the people we serve and the people tasked to provide service. This approach has served us well in what I am calling Act 1 (startup) and Act 2 (traction) of Pagely. As we begin Act 3 (scale), it’s about the people more than ever. Good people are the foundation Somewhere over 2 years ago Sally and…

One Rogue Plugin: A noncanonical Star Wars and WordPress security story.

Over the last week the news has been littered with stories about data leaks. From one of the biggest data leaks in history, the Panama Papers* to a movie that tells the story about about a data leak a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away! “Rogue One” coming out in late 2016**. Star Wars fans finally get to see the first canonical storyline regarding how the plans for the original Death Star were stolen by the rebels. With these two stories catching the headlines, I felt like putting together a quick last-minute work of fan fiction combining the Star Wars…

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