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Tracy’s Blog

Welcome to my blog, where you’ll find Website, SEO & IT news, opinions, tips and tricks.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Website

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Website

Every website needs regular updates to make sure everything’s secure, but equally it’s worth giving it the once over every now and then to make sure it’s working properly and looking good. The beginning of spring is as good a time as any to take on...

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How often should I update WordPress, plugins and themes?

How often should I update WordPress, plugins and themes?

"How often should I update WordPress, plugins and themes" and “Do I really need to” are questions I get asked quite a lot!  So, I thought it was about time I put my answers into a blog to explain it in more detail.  If WordPress updates were...

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Top 3 Tips for Protecting Visitors to your Website

Top 3 Tips for Protecting Visitors to your Website

Websites are an essential part of every business these days and you want to make sure it not only offers a great user experience, you want it to be fast, reliable and above all else safe!  Without proper security measures in place, all that...

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What is an XML Sitemap and do you need one?

What is an XML Sitemap and do you need one?

An XML sitemap acts as a roadmap or flowchart if you like, of your website. It lets Google and other search engines know about the important pages on your website.  First the technical bit....what does XML mean, I hear you ask? XML stands for...

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5 Important Website Metrics You Should Track

5 Important Website Metrics You Should Track

The majority of website owners want to maximize their site’s performance, but it’s not always obvious which website metrics best reflect how a site is doing. If you’ve recently created a new website and want to start measuring its success, or...

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Why WordPress?

Why WordPress?

Why WordPress Indeed! Whenever I’m asked to start work on a new project, whilst my introduction, or 60 second pitch if they've met me at a networking event, clearly states I use WordPress, I’ve never actually been asked why I chose to build...

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Is the Lack of Website Traffic Keeping you up at Night?

Is the Lack of Website Traffic Keeping you up at Night?

Would you like to wake up to an inbox full of enquiries? Given the way technology is enhancing all our communication it is especially crucial for businesses, big and small to have an online presence. Here’s a typical scenario: You started your...

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HBS Turns 4!

HBS Turns 4!

And what a fun 4 years it's been... So HBS turned 4 at the end of last month!  Where has that time gone??  It’s been such an exciting journey for me and I have and continue to love every minute.   Why did I start HBS? When I first started, my...

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