With April 30th passing recently, it reminded me it’s the half-way point to Halloween! One of my favorite times of year! I have a special tutorial to share with you. I’ll show you how to make a DIY Lilo & Stitch Costume. I made my daughter K a SUPER cute Lilo and Stitch costume last Halloween and it was a super success! We always wait until the last weekend or minute to make or buy a costume. This time I made up my mind to make one that I can share and help other moms out like me make a super cute and easy costume. If you make this costume, I’m assuming you have a Stitch stuffed animal as your companion. You don’t really have to, but it makes the costume complete. Read more “DIY Lilo & Stitch Costume”
Starting April 21st, 2015 Google will be rolling out their next algorithm update and it’s a very important one. They will be using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This will have a HUGE impact on search results for your website. Read more “Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?”
Never Fear! Now you can add email addresses to your hosting account easily!
Here’s a quick tutorial right from cPanel Documentation to add an email address to your hosting account. This will only work if you have cPanel based hosting (A2 Hosting, Host Gator, etc.) Read more “DIY – How to Create a New Email Account in Cpanel”
You can add users to your Google Webmaster Tools account after you’ve set it up and verified it. Read more “How to Add Users to Google Webmaster Tools”
Okay, so you have a new website or even an older one. Do know how Google is seeing your website? With Google Webmasters tools you can check the health of your website and keep your site from major errors with Google Search.
The most important part of having a webmaster tools account is to make sure your robots.txt file is searchable by Google and view any crawl errors and 404 errors. Those can be fixed easily by your developer who is knowledgeable in redirects and how to fix those errors in webmaster tools (like me).
How To Set Up a Google Webmaster Tools Account
- Where to Sign Up for Google Webmaster Tools: https://www.google.com/webmasters/. You need a Google account to do this.
- After you sign in, click on add a site.
- Verify that you’re the owner of the site by doing one of the following: (this step is where I have my clients send me the file to upload to their server).
- Upload a file to your server
- Add a meta tag to your website’s HTML
- Add a new DNS record
- Use your Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager account
Once you’ve done this, you can start to manage and monitor your website!
Ever wonder if any images from your site have been pinned onto Pinterest? Did you know there’s a quick & SUPER easy way to see what’s been pinned? Also, this is a wonderful way to track what is really popular on your site (other than with Google Analtyics- but that’s another post).
All you have to do is use this URL –> https://www.pinterest.com/source/yourwebsiteurl.com/ and replace the text that says ‘yourwebsiteurl’ with your own site url and then copy and paste that link into your browser. You’ll see the pins that have been made from your website! Easy!
You can find me on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/designeditgirl/
Did you notice something new on your Facebook business page?? There’s a new option to add a call to action button. It’s a great way to drive people from Facebook to take actions that are important to your business like booking appointments at your salon or shopping now at your eCommerce website.
The seven calls to action available are:
- Book Now
- Contact Us
- Use App
- Play Game
- Shop Now
- Sign Up
- Watch Video
To add a call-to-action button to your Page:
- Go to your Page’s cover photo and click Create Call-to-Action.
- Choose your call to action and the destination URL that you want to link to. We’ll automatically choose the best destination based on your specified web address, but you can edit these suggested destinations.
- Click Create.
Whether you’re an online retailer or you have a brick and mortar shop, figuring your daily sales goals is a must. This is an easy way to track what your daily sales are and compare it with your sales from last year. If you don’t have sales from the previous year, then you only need to figure how close (above or below) you are to your weekly goals.
I’m assuming that you’ve already figured out what your yearly sales goal is. If you haven’t, that is a must. These formulas are for online shops as well as brick and mortar shops. Read more “How to Calculate Retail Sales Goals”
Are you offering too many product options on your site for your customers or too many options on a contact form? This handy infographic gives you the low-down on how many options you should be offering. I always like to keep things simple, so I would be on the side of offering less options. What do you think? How many options would you offer your customers?
If you’ve recently upgraded your Prestashop site to the newest version PrestaShop™ 220.127.116.11 and noticed you have an SSL error on your secure pages. This is the QUICK fix to get that working properly.
I can’t tell you how much I love Prestashop! BUT, there are always a few quirks when upgrading. The only little thing I found this time upgrading an SSL error. My logo wouldn’t show in SSL. It would say that my page is not secure. So, here’s a SUPER quick fix to make the logo show as secure and it’s only one line that needs to be changed in classes/Link.php.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FIX on GitHub and you’ll see which line needs to be changed out. This solves the problem with the logo not displaying in SSL when you go to an SSL secure page in the shop.
PS – Don’t attempt this unless you are familiar with Prestashop files and have backed up your site! AND, I didn’t write this fix on GitHub, I searched for, found and used this fix on 2 different sites that had this problem and it solved my problem.