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Easy WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

October 14, 2016 - Posted in Informative

Easy WordPress SEO

Today we’d like to touch on the subject of SEO–Search Engine Optimization–which basically means tweaking various parts of your web site to get ranked higher in free (versus paid, or PPC ) search engine rankings. About 30% of our business is devoted to SEO, and it seems that more and more clients are asking about it when it comes time to discuss the terms of their project.

You don’t necessarily have to go to a firm like Brothers Design to achieve better rankings though–there are many things that the average website owner can do on their own, without a lot of time, previous knowledge/experience, or effort on their part.

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Top 5 WordPress Plugins (September 2016)

September 16, 2016 - Posted in Plugins

Top WordPress Plugins

With over 45,000 plugins available via WordPress.org, it can be a daunting task to sort through and choose the right plugins for your WordPress site.

Where do you even start? If you know what type of functionality you’re looking for you can always search for specific keywords, then check the ratings of the numerous options that pop up. The thing is, many people don’t even know the extent of the options available, which makes searching a bit more difficult (what would you even search for?).

That’s why we at Brothers Design decided to make things a bit easier for you, by recommending the top plugins that we use on our client’s sites (and even our own). We’ve done the legwork for you–we know what works and what doesn’t, saving you the hassle of doing the research yourself.

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Top 5 WordPress Plugins (July 2016)

July 5, 2016 - Posted in Plugins

Top WordPress Plugins

With over 45,000 plugins available via WordPress.org, it can be a daunting task to sort through and choose the right plugins for your WordPress site.

Where do you even start? If you know what type of functionality you’re looking for you can always search for specific keywords, then check the ratings of the numerous options that pop up. The thing is, many people don’t even know the extent of the options available, which makes searching a bit more difficult (what would you even search for?).

That’s why we at Brothers Design decided to make things a bit easier for you, by recommending the top plugins that we use on our client’s sites (and even our own). We’ve done the legwork for you–we know what works and what doesn’t, saving you the hassle of doing the research yourself.

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WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com?

May 30, 2016 - Posted in WordPress

Wordpress.org vs. Wordpress.com

WordPress websites currently power about 25% of all websites on the web today.  There are 2 types of WordPress setups that you can choose from–WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

The official WordPress website describes the differences as this:

WordPress.com is a service that hosts WordPress blogs. WordPress.org is a community where people work on the open source WordPress software. It’s also where that software can be downloaded to be run on your own web server.

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