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Quarterly Website Audit Checklist

When I first started working on the redesign for the JDS website, I realized that a lot of the service offerings and information on our website were a bit outdated. Even though I tell clients all the time about the importance of keeping things up to date on their website – I realized I was…

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Create a Link in Bio Page Using Linkpop

Let’s start with the basics – what is a “Link in Bio” page? The name “Link in Bio” comes from the phrase that is always used within a caption on social media. For example “See the full post on the blog. Link in bio.” Before you would have to update the link in your bio…

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How to Add a New Blog Post in Shopify

For every website — whether it’s a service based business or an online shop, I always recommend including a blog within the website to help with search engine optimization. Now I know — who has time for all that?! Let’s be honest, I went YEARS without blogging. I always had plenty of excuses lined up…

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How to Add New Users in WordPress

Add a New User on your WordPress website On your WordPress dashboard go to Users >> and then select All Users >> here we can see who is currently set up as a user on your website. Select the Add New button >> on this page we will create the new users. Start by entering…

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How to Add a New Post in WordPress

Creating a blog post in WordPress On your WordPress dashboard to go Posts >> then select Add New to start prepping your latest blog post. Here you will see all the different fields available. Let’s first start with setting up our blog post title and content. In the Add Title field you will enter your…

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How to Manage Staff in Shopify

Adding staff members (or users) to your Shopify account is helpful when you have multiple people needing access to your Shopify account. When you add a new user you can select the level of permission that you want to grant them and you then can also easily deactivate their account when they no longer need…

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How to Create Collections in Shopify

In your Shopify shop, you want to make sure you keep your products organized so that shoppers can easily find the goodies they want to purchase. One of the easiest ways to organize your products is by creating Collections (you can think of it as a category page) in your shop. A collection is a…

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How to Create a Discount Code in Shopify

Creating coupon codes for your customers is a great way to create incentives and increase your sales. Coupon codes can be shared via promotional emails sent to your email subscribers, via social media, or throughout other outlets where you can reach your current and potential customers. Things such as offering free shipping, 15% off, or…

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How to Create a URL Redirect in Shopify

How to Create a URL Redirect in Shopify

With any online shop — there are a lot of pages, collections, and products that are constantly being updated, changed, or removed. Removing certain items can cause your shop to have a lot of 404 errors. This basically means that people are visiting broken links. And no one likes that. Selecting a link to only…

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Setting up Google Analytics on Your Website

Google Analytics is a powerful (and FREE!) tool offered by Google that allows you to understand your website’s traffic and how your content and marketing efforts are performing. This is definitely one of my all time favorite web related things. With this tool integrated to your website you can track the amount of traffic coming…

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