One Signal – Website Push Notifications for Blog Subscribers & more

OneSignal Platform OneSignal is one of the fastest & most reliable services to send push notifications, in-app messages, SMS, and emails to your users on mobile and web. Know how some sites on Safari and Chrome ask you if you would like updates from their website? THIS IS IT! Want THE Guide on how to…

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Getting SiteGround support

Broekman is here to help as well! For our clients, we provide web hosting, cPanel, FTP, email and Wordpress management/maintenance support. We get it. Things happen. We know that hiccups happen.  Lucky for you, we deliver the best methodologies to reverse engineer a fix because we’ve already been through the trial and error. There really…

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Googlization is the key to your digital marketing success

Googlization Action Plan In the coming week, we will unveil dedicated pages for each of these amazing programs. SEO Package – every Google program starts here. This assume that you’ve got a website and a business to promote. Be it a service, product or non-profit, you’re going to need to rank in Google to survive! …

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Real Estate Marketing – 36 digital marketing, advertising & PR tips

You’re looking for a strategy to drive more people to you and your company and increase profits. We understand how to give you an edge over your competitors and enable you to reach people through a variety of tactics. We can not only help you generate new leads and land new deals, but we can…

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Google Site Kit – Analytics, Search Console, AdSense, Speed

Site Kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site. Installing this one plugin and connecting ALL your Google products is a key to WordPress successful tracking Analytics, Search Console, AdSense, PageSpeed Insights and Tag Manager ALL IN ONE PLACE – a one-stop shop solution to…

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WordPress 5.6.2 – what you need to know

Welcome to WordPress 5.6.2. WordPress 5.6.2 brings you countless ways to set your ideas free and bring them to life. With a brand-new default theme as your canvas, it supports an ever-growing collection of blocks as your brushes. Paint with words. Pictures. Sound. Or rich embedded media. Maintenance and Security Releases Version 5.6.2 addressed 5 bugs.…

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WordPress Hosting with Siteground

We partnered with SiteGround on more than 10 WordPress websites and have had an incredible experience. As much as we love loyalty to platforms with wonderful customer services (and fast cars) from the past, we are finding there are highly reliable partners that serve all clients needs. What we digg? Caching and Cloudflare included SSL…

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Checking WordPress website for compatibility before upgrading PHP to 7.X

If you are an digital marketing agency and you find yourself with a new client that has an older WordPress website having performance issues (or if you yourself are starting a new job managing an existing WordPress website, but not sure what’s wrong), I HIGHLY recommend that you start with an AUDIT of the website…

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WordPress 5.2.2 Update

Welcome to WordPress 5.2.2 Congratulations on updating to WordPress 5.2.2! This update makes it easier than ever to fix your site if something goes wrong. Version 5.2.2 What’s NewCreditsFreedomsPrivacy Maintenance and Security Releases Version 5.2.2 addressed 13 bugs. For more information, see the release notes. Version 5.2.1 addressed 33 bugs. For more information, see the release notes. Keeping Your Site…

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide

If you’re interested in improving your site’s appearance on Google Search, and you’re willing to put in a little time learning about search engine optimization (SEO) and Search Console, here is your getting started guide. You don’t need to understand HTML or coding, but you do need to spend some time thinking about how your site…

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Free Add Event to Calendar Button

We just discovered Eventable! Share unlimited events in any email, website, or social network with your own link and embeddable button. Works with everything from Gmail to Outlook, WordPress to Squarespace, MailChimp to Constant Contact, and more! Yes there paid and enterprise version as well. See Plans & Pricing: https://www.eventable.com/pricing/ Get FREE button

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Schedule an Appointment

Acuity Scheduling is your online assistant, working 24/7 to fill your schedule. Looking to drive your (or your client’s) lead generation website funnel and entice folks with a “Schedule a Call”, “Free Consultation” or “Book an Appointment” approach? We are loving Acuity Scheduling. Sign up here and I believe we can get discount codes for…

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What’s new with WordPress 5.1

Welcome to WordPress 5.1 You’ve successfully upgraded to WordPress 5.1! Following WordPress 5.0—a major release which introduced the new block editor—5.1 focuses on polish, in particular by improving overall performance of the editor. In addition, this release paves the way for a better, faster, and more secure WordPress with some essential tools for site administrators and…

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How to setup Google Analytics and Google Search Console/Webmaster Tools

Big thank you to Really Simple SSL for developing an amazing plugin that successfully forces every SSL Certificate we launch and enables https:// to kick in. This post is directly from their website! Follow these to a T! Oh wait, If you didn’t already install Really Simple SSL after Getting your SSL certificate, download here…

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How to disable Gutenberg – How to fix Website after WordPress 5.0 Update

WordPress 5.0 “broke” our sites. But not really… As part of our WordPress maintenance programs, we handle updating WordPress & plugins constantly for our clients. Yes, after WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg was installed, we did find editing pages and posts rather challenging. The platform is amazing if you are launching a brand new website or blog.…

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End of Life of PHP 5 – Upgrade to PHP 7 by 12-31-18

Big thank you and shout out for WordFence for monitoring, managing, education and publishing key invaluable articles that help webmasters, website developers and website managers around the world protect their clients and their websites! 🙂 Next steps: 1. As always, before I do anything, ensure back-ups of website & database are in place so that…

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Digital Marketing Agency – Preliminary Scope of Work

We’ve seen a surge in referrals asking for proposals. We therefore created this page to help with intake interviews and preliminary scope of work to determine what tactics are key to our collaboration. Below is a quick preliminary scope of work list to guide our collaboration. Transform brands and professionalize corporate culture. Encourage collaborative environments.…

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