Using Let’s Encrypt with WebFaction

For a long time, users of hosting company WebFaction have been complaining about the lack of integration for the free secure certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt. Today, I found a new button in the website configuration screen of https://my.webfaction.com/websites for my sites when the Encrypted website (https) button is selected:   After searching online a bit, on…

SEO Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization aka SEO is rather important for your website to be found in search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other similar website. These websites have specialized programming to get the best results to their clients. There are many ways to optimize a website, and these methods are either black-hat or…

10. Social Media

Linking your website to social media, including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+ is a great way to magnify the exposure of your products, blog posts or any other content on your website. Social media sharing is the easiest and cheapest way to get the word out. They say the best…

7. Feedback

One important thing that helps visitors decide whether and what they want to do on your site is feedback from others. If you have collected any client’s comments before, you can add them to the site. Never underestimate the power of testimonials and reviews, even if they are negative. The positive will give proof of…

4. Action Map

The goal of any web page is for a visitor to do something: click on a link, read an article, subscribe to a list, or other action. Each page will have a different goal. What do you want your visitors to do? In what order do you want them to do it? How do you…

5. Mission Statement

You will also need a mission statement on your site, so that visitors will know what you are all about, why you are providing the product or service. This will need to be stated in a short and clearly understood paragraph or two. What is the reason you are in business or starting your business?…

6. Business data

You will need to provide certain data to your visitors, especially since you will want to interact with them to answer their questions, reassure their doubts, and give them food for thought. You will want to provide various methods of contacting you, as people are very diverse in their own habits. Some prefer social media,…

3. Your Brand

What is a “brand”? It is the overall image of your business, how people will remember you, what they see when they think of your company. It’s not just a logo, it’s the idea, mission, solution to their problems that is represented by your images, color scheme, company name and tagline. These are the first…

2. Website Hosting

There are different hosting plans available through many, many different companies for varying website needs. The features and pricing vary somewhat as do sizes and quality of housing (although the prices themselves are very different!). Where cheap apartments are small and may not have room for all your “things”, there are always better plans with…

1. Domain Name

The domain name is the text “address” of your website. For the computers in the Internet to know addresses, there is a set of numbers, such as 162.194.92.1 called the IP address, assigned to each computer. Since it is not that easy for humans to remember/use number series like these, we use words instead. When…