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Adding ping services

When you publish a new post, there is a “ping service” that will send a notification out to other services, notifying them of your new post. Adding ping services can help you gain exposure to your articles. You can see the list of ping services you’re using in your WordPress Dashboard, under Settings -> Writing at the bottom. By default, WordPress uses one service :

Is your business open 24-7? If you have a website, it should be.

A few people I’ve talked to believe that their business is only open 9am to 5pm, and that’s fine. It’s fine, because like you, I want my competition to only be open during business hours. One of the  benefits of setting up a website, is you’re instantly open 24-7. That’s right, your business is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sound exhausting? It doesn’t mean you have to be available, it simply means your business does.

Do you have a favicon.ico?

When I ask website owners, “Do you have a favicon.ico?” they often give me a blank stare or a shrug. This little icon is often overlooked, but is a great tip for helping you stand out, and improve your branding. What is favicon.ico? That is the tiny image file you see in your bookmarks/Favourites beside the name of the website. For example, if you’re using a tabbed browser right now, you probably see the 1 surrounded by green in the tab for this webpage, before the words One Day Website.

10 websites for 10,000

March 1, 2013: Announcing our 10 websites for 10,000 campaign!

What is your Value Proposition?

The most important thing in business, when speaking with a (potential) customer, is understanding your value proposition. You’re obviously enthusiastic about your product or service, but what you’re actually offering to the client not be obvious to them. I’ll use One Day Website as an example.