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After Go-Live Website Checklist – SEO Checklist for New Websites

Every time I take a new website live I run it though two checklists.  The first checklist is the pre-flight WordPress SEO checklist that I use to make sure that the new website has everything in place before Google begins Continue Reading

Vail Search Engine Optimization Class by Colorado Mountain College

I am teaching a search engine optimization class that starts next week at the Edwards Campus of Colorado Mountain College.  It runs three Tuesdays in a row from 9AM to 12:ooPM starting 2/25/14.   Because the class is taught in Continue Reading

Walking Mountain Science Center Gets a Mobile Website

Walking Mountain Science Center had a problem: their website wouldn't render well in a mobile device.  It was just too large!  BlizzardPress helped them with an easy solution: a mobile website. (more…)

GooglePlus Workshop for Small Business

Google+ can give a great lift to a small business website.  Most small businesses have not taken the time to optimize their Google+ listing(s) and aren't even aware of what opportunities they are missing.  This workshop will teach the small Continue Reading

Google+ Review Generator

Getting your clients to review you in Google+ is hard at best.  The Google+ Review Handout Generator makes this a lot easier.  I recommend you go give it a try for your business.  I am recommending it to all my Continue Reading

Finally Proof that Social Sharing Either Helps Rankings or Doesn’t

There has been lots of interesting data shared in the last year about whether or not Google+ shares or Facebook shares help you rank higher.  Conventional SEO wisdom has been that, yes, they do indeed help.  Two studies have driven Continue Reading

Colorado Water’s Future Gets New Website

BlizzardPress released a new website for the Colorado Basin Implementation Plan. The ColoradoBIP is a regional stakeholder of the larger Colorado Water Plan effort and its "basin roundtables."  The goal of the website is to educate the constituents within the Continue Reading

Vail Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Class

Colorado Mountain College in Edwards is offering an SEO class to the Vail Valley. The class starts on 2/25/2014 and runs three weeks until 3/11/14.  This is Tuesdays from 9:00 to 12:00 for a total of 9 hours of instruction Continue Reading

Which Word Do You See First Test – Viral Psychology Puzzles

Have you noticed all the "Which Word Do You See First" Eye tests??  They are an epidemic on Facebook and Twitter.  They generate likes, comments and totally go viral.  For all of you WordPress Geeks out there, here is a Continue Reading

Managed WordPress Hosting and Get FlyWheel Review

This post should be titled: How I Doubled My Website Speed by Switching to Managed WordPress Hosting at FlyWheel. Last week I put the same website at two hosts: a huge and cheap webhost and a WordPress specialist called Flywheel. Continue Reading

How to get Google Places on the Phone

Have you struggled getting your Google Places+ account sorted out? Maybe you have two accounts and need to combine them but don't want to lose reviews? Maybe there is an old account (or three) still in Google and you want Continue Reading

Vail WordPress Design

Do you live in the Vail Valley and want to learn more about how to design a website with WordPress? Colorado Mountain College (Edwards, CO campus) is offering a WordPress class in February that will teach you how to setup Continue Reading