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Make Your WordPress Website More Secure With This One Easy Change

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How much do you rely on your website to keep your business successful?

And what would happen if an evil person hacked into your pet sitting website and made it inaccessible?

You and I both view our websites as vital to the health of our business. Keeping it healthy and online is a requirement, at the bare minimum.

Having a WordPress-powered website is one of the smartest things you can do to help your business grow (for reasons I’ll spell out in another article).

But with any website, security is a daily responsibility. For those using my WordPress-powered SEO Template, you do not need to worry about security or the change spelled out in the video below.

We have several daily actions in place that keep your site, and the server, safe and secure.

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Is Your Pet Sitting Contact Form Doing All It Can For You? [Video]

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If you can think it or dream it, it can be done.

ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Learn how to have your website contact form submissions sent to separate email accounts (to you and your team) based on what the potential client submits.

I’m sure you can relate: Since Day 1 of starting my pet sitting business, my website played an integral part to our overall success.

And more specifically, the fact that we had an embedded contact form in the sidebar across all pages also played a substantial role to our growth.

That become one of several ‘must haves’ I began preaching to pet sitters if they wanted to make small improvements to their current websites.

Naturally, when I began offering pet professionals a fully ‘done for you’ WordPress-powered SEO Template, a powerful embedded contact form was placed in the sidebar across all the pages.

RESOURCE: Read more about what’s included with your own WordPress website for pet sitters.

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4 Specific Ways To Improve A Blog Post [Case Study]

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Whether you are comfortable with it, or not, blogging (or simply creating content) is a requirement in the battle of SEO (search engine optimization).

Google has repeatedly said that creating unique, original, relevant content matters. Or, as they say it specifically: “Provide high-quality content on your pages, especially your homepage. This is the single most important thing to do. If your pages contain useful information, their content will attract many visitors and entice webmasters to link to your site.”

OK, so with that out of the way, today’s post looks at a recent blog article from pet sitter Laura Capra of Keep Me Company Pet Sitting.

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How To Get More Traffic To Your Pet Sitting Website (and 6 Other SEO Questions Answered) [podcast]

A few Friday’s back, I sent out a last-minute note saying that I will be holding an impromptu phone chat on the topic of websites, WordPress and search engine optimization (SEO).

I asked for your most pressing questions and was joined on the call that provided wonderful dialogue lasting 45 minutes.

I absolutely love these “casual, let’s chat” events and have hosted others recently with Bella Vasta via Google Hangout.

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What’s the Most Important Thing When It Comes To SEO?

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Prevent SEO from becoming a mystery that never gets solved.

Pet Sitters: I get it.

SEO (search engine optimization) is a big mystery.

On the surface, you might have a firm grasp on exactly what needs to be done, but even if you have done those things, you may not see results.

And we all know how frustrating it could be to put in some work and not see the results you were expecting.

Today’s question may put you in a better direction to make some real progress on your SEO efforts.

(And at the end of the post, you’ll have an opportunity to work directly with me and Bella Vasta on taking SEO by the horns and see results literally within 30 days 🙂

SEO: Where In The World Do I Begin?

This is the question I received:
Josh, with the WordPress SEO plug in, what’s the one (or few) things you would do first to quickly rise in rankings? I realize the algorithms for SEO are complex with many factors involved so there’s no “one” thing but what do you think of first when constructing sites? Blogging? Titles and descriptions? Other?

This is a great question and a very important one.

First, let me clarify that there is no magic bullet to “quickly rise in the rankings.” I understand what you are asking, but I just want to be clear that SEO is a marathon, not a sprint.

No one thing (or no few things) will have you quickly rise in Google or allow you to remain in Google.

Correct SEO is a series of ongoing and consistent efforts. And guess what?

These efforts do not have to be difficult.

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Why You Should Pay Me For Your Pet Sitting Website

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With my pet sitting website system, it’s like I build you the house, and you furnish the inside!
Your pet sitting website is most likely an extremely important part of your marketing plan and overall success.

Personally, my own pet sitting business relies exclusively on its website to keep the phone ringing and the food on the table!

Since 2009, I have been dispensing advice here on PetSittingOlogy primarily focusing on ways to enhance your website.

And in December 2011, I began offering pet sitters their own WordPress pet sitting website, completely designed and developed with SEO in mind.

Here is the answer to a common question I receive.

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Look What Happens When You Think No One Is Watching!

peekingI was chatting on the phone recently with one of my PetSittingOlogy members, Andy Pomaville.

Andy owns and operates Playful Paws Miami and uses my pet sitting website template.

He has opened for business just 3 short months ago and currently serves a handful of clients. Andy loves how everything is going so far, and shared this interesting note to me on the phone.

Just As You Think No One Is Watching…

Andy’s client’s neighbor made it a point to let him (the client) know that she sees the dog walker everyday doing a wonderful job with his dog.

Imagine that!

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Look How One Pet Sitter Got Her Phone Ringing Off The Hook (Say Cheese!)

Josh Cary photoHi! My name is Josh Cary. And that’s me in the picture there.

Why am I posting a photo of myself?

To help prove a point that adding a picture of yourself to your pet sitting website creates an emotional bond between you and the visitor.

And that bond has powerful conscious and subconscious positive effects on your website visitor’s entire experience with you.

This blog post was inspired by my pet sitting colleague Nicole Ryan from Pineapple Pets in Florida.

Nicole sent me an incredible email recently that is truly inspiring.

While Nicole is one of many pet sitters using my WordPress SEO Website System, she has taken it to the next level, and the results speak for themselves.

Read the email Nicole sent and you’ll understand just how simple it is to achieve the exact same results:

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Blogging 101 for Pet Sitters [Webinar Replay]

speaker pictureThis webinar on the very basics of blogging is over one hour long.

It is filled with easy-to-understand direction, concepts and ideas that will leave you motivated, inspired and ready to take action.

(Many of the attendees reported just that.)

This webinar is for you if:

  • You know next to nothing about blogging.
  • You have no idea WHY you should be blogging.
  • You don’t know HOW to properly blog but you know you should be blogging.
  • You currently blog but want to take things a bit further.
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Blogging and Keywords: A Real Pet Sitter Blog Post Example

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Blogging is a quick way to improve your search engine rankings. And it’s easy to do.

If I were a betting man, I would say you fall into one of three categories when it comes to pet sitters who blog:

1 – You currently blog, and are excited about the higher results in the search engines you are receiving because of your blogging efforts.

2 – You currently do not blog, but understand that you probably should learn more about it so you can reap the rewards too.

3 – You do not blog, have no interest in blogging, and do not understand why you should in the first place.

Don’t get me wrong: Blogging takes work.

It takes work to pull off, and it takes work to learn the ropes of how to do it correctly.

But it’s easy as pie to learn (anyone can do it) and blogging will help catapult your website to the top of the search rankings.

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