WordPress 4.3 released today

WordPress 4.3 has been released and it has some nifty little features, but nothing game changing. Formatting Shortcuts I am accustomed to using Textile markup while typing to easily add formatting without having to click on buttons to add said formatting. WordPress has integrated their version of this into the Visual Editor and I love it […]

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Mobile-friendliness officially becomes important

For the first time ever, Google is announcing beforehand a major change in their algorithm and specifically what is going to change. In the past, they didn’t even announce it let alone say what was changing. That is how much impact this change in their algorithm is going to have on their search results. Google […]

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WordPress automatic updates: The good and the bad

WordPress will be rolling out automatic updates to the core in version 3.7. WordPress currently has a simple update system but it requires manually initiating that process. This new automatic update system will update everything without you having to touch a single thing. The Good The number one reason sites get hacked is because they […]

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SEO & PPC yields best results for e-commerce

When starting an e-commerce website, one of the biggest obstacles is getting those first sales. For  direct marketing efforts, it appears that having good search engine rankings and using Pay-Per-Click advertising appears to be by far the most effective with email marketing showing well and growing. Custora, a customer acquisition platform, just released data taken […]

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WordPress sites under attack

So many of our clients have sent us articles about WordPress sites being under attack. There is a large coordinated attack currently going on. This attack is trying to take advantage of the fact that older installations of WordPress used to make the first user account on the site have the username “admin”. Combined with […]

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Tips for Using Pinterest

Did you know that Pinterest was the fastest stand alone site ever to reach 10 million monthly unique visitors? Are you using Pinterest for growing your business? If you are using Pinterest already, here are some tips on how to use it. If you are not using Pinterest…why not? Here are 5 tips on how […]

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Why We Love WordPress

Here at AshWebStudio, we use WordPress for nearly every single website that we build. Why? Because we absolutely LOVE IT. Here are just a few reasons why we think WordPress is the coolest thing since sliced-bread: Ease of Use One of the reasons we love WordPress is its ease of use. We are always super-excited […]

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What are the advantages of Cross-Selling and Up-Selling?

We all are aware that people want things and they want things now. Not all of us have the patience to go to a store on a Saturday, because we work during the week. Nor do we have the patience to wait until the store opens at 10am. One reason people love shopping online is […]

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Our thoughts on mobile sites

The web design world is starting to revert. When I first started designing websites over 10 years ago, we were making extremely skinny websites. The reason being that we needed the website to fit within the width of the monitor size which back then was much smaller than it is today. With new iMacs and […]

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