We all know that pictures can be worth “a thousand words” when they give context to your blog posts and articles. At at no time could this be truer than in our very visual digital world. However, the pictures you use can also be worth a lot of money to the people who decide to sue you for copyright infringement because you used them without their permission.
What are the most important aspects for building a website that you should include regardless of the platform that your site is build on? We build websites in order to promote our content whether it is personal or business related. What are the most important elements to promote site traffic?
Since Google Search Engine created the mobile first index, websites that are not responsive can only be found on the desktop index.
A site that loads within 2 seconds is essential so that users stay on your page instead of moving onto the next search result on the page. One of the elements that can speed up a site is caching. Caching allows you to serve compressed and cached files to your visitors. This reduces the load on your server and your website becomes faster. Another is Image Optimization.
Having software on the site that protects it is insufficient if you don’t read the warnings.
GDPR is probably a term that has come across your radar recently in the form of a slew of emails from companies that you contacted in the distant and more recent past. It stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is a European law demanding that organizations that collect data over the internet be transparent about how the data will be used.
Although many of you run businesses and own websites in the US and other locations outside of Europe, if someone from Europe visits your website and uses your services in any way, you are impacted by the GDPR law and are liable to pay hefty penalties if you neglect to address this issue on your website.