With search engines trying harder to understand the context of your website, it’s essential that you become familiar with JSON and how to effectively use it in WordPress in a scalable manner. In the past, we needed to use 3rd party plugins or rely on the generosity of themes to allow us to add JSON […]
Subdomains vs Subfolders – Which to Choose?
For a lot of people, their websites evolve over time. You might start with a simple blog, then decide to add a section for your profession, then perhaps branch out into different services. Perhaps even language translations! Each time this happens, you need to make a structural choice about your new section. Is it going […]
WordPress Structural Decisions To Make For Your Site
If you’ve chosen to host on WordPress, then most of the framework decisions are already made for you. You don’t need to choose the development language, the security framework, and many other things that you would normally have to choose in order to start a site from scratch. But for optimal performance there are still […]
How to Show Different Content for Mobile and Desktop
Updated: May 1, 2023 Every website is different. So when you hear a general rule about web design, always understand that there are going to be exceptions. This includes advice that I give myself! For example, I’ve often talked about responsive design on the NameHero blog, and the importance of having a site that gracefully […]
Are You Chasing The New Shiny Object In SEO?
As I write this, half my SEO news feeds are filled with how to optimize articles for “Google Web Stories”. Everyone wants to know how they can create stories, and how they can use them to increase their SEO rankings. We see this pattern each time Google issues a new shiny object in SEO, and […]
One Year Update: Did rel=”sponsored” Change SEO?
In September 2019, Google introduced a bunch of changes to how outbound links can be contextualized to better help search engines understand their intent. Specifically, the “sponsored” attribute was supposed to really shake things up, giving people an opportunity to pay for inbound links in a transparent manner, without running afoul of Google, and without […]
Why I Prefer Alexa SEO Tools To The Others
I’m always experimenting with different tools – CDNs, WAFs, proxy servers, and yes, SEO packages. Based on what I’ve seen so far, most SEO tools are simply not worth it. Even the Google search console, which is free, and presumably the most authoritative is of only limited value. Best-case scenario, I would only pay for […]
3 Cloud Hosting Myths Debunked
NameHero uses cloud technology for its web hosting, which is a big difference compared to how hosting providers usually implement such services. Instead of a single dedicated server running a fixed number of accounts, cloud hosting pools together the resources of multiple machines, and runs the applications in virtual containers that are easy to move […]
3 SEO Title Tips for Beginners
As I’m writing this, entire swathes of people are shut in due to the COVID pandemic. And from what we’ve seen so far, there is a record number of individuals who are hosting for the first time. So it was apt that NameHero recently rolled out its website builder, specifically for newbies with no experience […]
Why You Need A NameHero E-Commerce Package
A short while ago, NameHero launched its new website builder – a product that allows complete beginners to get started with hosting their website. I’d written an introductory blog post about the service, explaining some of the salient features. Notably, it’s free for the first week, so customers can actually start building their website to […]