WordPress Website Assistance

For several years now I’ve offered to help people with the technical side of their WordPress based websites.

I’ve done that professionally and I also do some voluntary work. Most of my voluntary efforts are concentrated by answering questions on Quora.com and further by participating in the support forums at WordPress dot org.

Links below…

https://www.quora.com/

https://wordpress.org/support/

I’ve noticed a lot of new blogs and startup businesses with questions. If you need help… find me or someone like me on those outlets.

I’m also available for a fee… I’ll do the technical side of your system for a rate starting at $600.00 for three continuous days.

That pretty much covers anything except design elements within WordPress and its environments.

If you just need to talk then I’m here for that, too. No charge as my time allows and I’ll be glad to help you through planning, domain name selection, possibly some design elements, and web hosting choices.

I usually say a perfectly fine business website or personal blog can be had for about $35.00 initial outlay.

I’m here if you need me.

 

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Best Survival Books – 7 Titles Handpicked by a US Marine

I’m (Mike of Military Backpack Guide) a former US Marine and IRAQ veteran, and this is my list of the absolute best survival books.  Books you can learn from, and live by.  The problem is that there are a ton of books about survival but lots of them are, well, junk.  Not junk in the sense that the author didn’t try, just more like books that tend to be a compilation of other books, original works that have been consumed and regurgitated, and every other “not that great” reference in between. That’s one of the reasons why this is the “top 7” and not “top 10”.  I refuse to stuff this thing with unnecessary entries just to make a number.  This is officially  the best collection of survival books this side of Mars– neatly organized, and updated for 2015.  Of course, if you’re not a book learner, there are plenty of survival schools throughout the world too.

Source: Best Survival Books – 7 Titles Handpicked by a US Marine

The 15 Best Survival Books Ever Written | Outdoor Life

Not everyone’s a Navy Seal or an Eagle Scout. So for those who haven’t received hands-on training in survival skills, studying a quality survival manual is your next best option. Whether you have a full library of self-preservation books, or you are looking to buy your first survival guide, check out our some of our favorite titles.

Source: The 15 Best Survival Books Ever Written | Outdoor Life

Website & Content Checklist

Does your website benefit from a Responsive Website design?

Do you have an SEO Strategy?

Can you yourself add content to the site like new pages and articles?

Have you considered Website Security?

Is there a system to monitor website traffic and performance via Analytics?

Does your Website:

Feature your company logo, name, and location or business purposes?

have new posts, pages, or other content (twice a week)?

Contain a Privacy Policy?

Reflect your social media presence?

Wouldn’t you enjoy seeing your social media efforts on your own website?

Can your visitors figure out your navigation?

Do you have prominent Contact Info?

Is there a copyright notice in the footer?

Is the date in the Copyright Notice current?

Remember this, a currently updated Copyright line tells your users you are involved with your page – or rather a ‘dated’ (as in last years) Copyright practically screams ‘No one cares’.

Is there a contact for your web guru (in case of a website question)?

Did you remember to mention your other businesses? Always cross-promote!

You don’t have AdSense or other ads on your site do you? (We’ve seen our client’s competitor’s ads show up on our client sites).

Are you making good use of photos, images, logos, etc.?

Do you have something to attract attention like an Image Slider or Marque or both?

Are your image sliders really effective?

Jeff Hawkins’s answer to How can you prevent eBayers from sniping your bids? – Quora

Keep in mind this idea… There’s always a better deal!

I don’t worry about eBay Sniping!

When I find an item I wish to bid on I’ll come up with an absolute maximum price I’m willing to pay. I then subtract the shipping fees from that and that is my bid. And that bid is to the penny… No more!

Sniping is fine with me because I always get my item for my price or less or else I don’t get it. In the cases where I don’t get it someone else gets it for a price that is higher than I wish to pay…

Read More – Source: How can you prevent eBayers from sniping your bids? – Quora

Jeff Hawkins’s answer to What is a free alternative to Cloudflare? – Quora

I do a lot of work on WordPress based websites. A lot of them are mine.To me the ideal setup is a shared host for my WordPress, a database over on a VPS or something, a CDN and the free CloudFlare to start. Run the CDN and Cache Enabler plugins and my favorite ‘KeyCDN’. Ideal setup. Cheap!!! Robust!!!With that you have the best setup to grow and to deal with problems.

Source: Jeff Hawkins’s answer to What is a free alternative to Cloudflare? – Quora

Jeff Hawkins’ answer to Why hasn’t one of the big WordPress SEO plugin developers like Yoast created a SEO theme with the plugin as part of the theme? – Quora

I imagine this question was prompted by the thought that some themes claim to be more SEO friendly or ready. A person who believes in all the SEO hype would probably look for a theme making one of those claims.

Moving just a bit further they’d probably then wonder why the SEO experts didn’t take their SEO expertise and bundle the plugin and an SEO ready theme together…

Read More Source: Jeff Hawkins’ answer to Why hasn’t one of the big WordPress SEO plugin developers like Yoast created a SEO theme with the plugin as part of the theme? – Quora