How to Blog: Get the Blogging411

Kelly PhillipsBlogging, Tech Solutions, WordPress


There’s a new show online these days, and if you’re a blogger you should check it out. It’s called #Blogging411 and it’s a live Hangout On Air every Wednesday at 8PM Eastern. This past Wednesday, I hung out with hosts Nikol, Allison, and Randy to chat about the best plugins for blogging. I talk about a plugin that will help save you $$ in hosting costs down the road, and who doesn’t like to save money? Here is my guest appearance, and you can check out the recent episodes on

How to Choose a Web Hosting Provider for WordPress

Kelly PhillipsTech Solutions, WordPress

Web Hosts for WordPress

Choosing a web hosting provider can feel a bit like playing roulette. Sure, they sound good. They make all the right promises, tell you all the right things. But until you’ve used them, how do you really know they’ll do a good job for you? A search on the Internet will bring up both good and bad reviews for any web host. How do you choose? You can ask your friends, but that isn’t always the most accurate advice. If your friend has a blog with only a few visitors a week, and you have an eCommerce store that does thousands in a day, you’re comparing apples to oranges. The most reliable hosting recommendations often come from authorities in the field. For example, the best host for eCommerce might not be the best host for a blog. In our case … Read More

3 Good Reasons to Finally Hook up Google Analytics

Kelly PhillipsTech Solutions


Admit it — you’ve been procrastinating. While you may have been procrastinating about several things, the one I’m thinking of is Google Analytics. If you have a blog or a website, you really should get Google Analytics running on it. You’ve already done it? Then you get a gold star! But don’t jump up and down yet… When was the last time you actually looked at your Analytics results? Have you set up a goal or a sales funnel? Google Analytics offers so many options to help your website grow! Why are you not taking advantage of it? OK, if you haven’t done any of these things I’ll cut you a break while you read these three good reasons to finally hook up Google Analytics: Reason 1: You need to understand what you’re doing right. What page were they on … Read More