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…

Managed WordPress Hosting Reviews Roundup | Review of Pagely Reviews

One of the most challenging aspects of choosing a managed WordPress hosting company can be culling through all the different conflicting reviews out there and trying to make sense of all the tests and claims.  There are a number of sites out there that are purely in the game of driving traffic via SEO tricks, signing on as affiliates to one or two providers and then inflating reviews of those affiliates who pay commission.  Not all Pagely reviews are created equal. We’ve conducted an all-out expedition to track down the more legitimate, substantive reviews uninfluenced by affiliate bias which accurately portray Pagely and our competitors and give you a true representation…

Pagely is going green and moving operations to the bayou.

Today we are proud to announce that Pagely® is taking advantage of the “Real Opportunities for Louisiana grant” and relocating to the great state of Louisiana. This move enables us to better serve the global WordPress community from below sea level. Part of Pagely’s obligation in receiving this grant is to bring technology innovation to Louisiana. With that task in mind, we could think of no better time than now to start what we consider the next chapter of Pagely’s growth: Data Centers owned and operated by Pagely. To achieve this goal we’re also partnering with Dell, Cisco, and AMD for…

Facebook Instant Articles: Everything You Need to Know

A couple of weeks ago, the social media giant Facebook announced that it will soon be opening up the Facebook Instant Articles program to publishers of all sizes around the world. This means that now anyone with a website and a Facebook page will be able to take advantage of this new handy feature to host their content directly on the social network. Initially used by only a few big publishers, including National Geographic, the New York Times, BBC News and the Guardian, the Instant Articles feature is among the most discussed topics on the web today. So, like others,…

Cold Email Overview from the Founder of LeadFuze

Today we have a guest post from a friend and fellow AZ startup, Justin McGill of LeadFuze. I originally met Justin via a local growth hacking meetup group and was hugely impressed with his grasp of lead generation and the platform he’s built to enable it specifically via cold outbound emails. Justin has a wealth of startup experience and co-hosts a great podcast called Zero to Scale that documents his and his colleague’s journeys towards $20k/mo MRR and beyond in their respective startups. What follows is Justin’s account of how he used cold email to grow his revenue to $30k within the…

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