Toby Cryns

How I created a Local SEO-Driven WordPress website in 1 hour

How I created a Local SEO-Driven WordPress website in 1 hour

By Toby Cryns / February 28, 2022 / Comments Off on How I created a Local SEO-Driven WordPress website in 1 hour

This morning, I got curious about the competitiveness of a specific keyword in the Google Map (a.k.a. “Local SEO”). The Google map is this strange beast that I am particularly-curious about, because almost 100% of my customers live within a 10-mile bike ride of my house…and I’d like to have more customers so… The keyword…

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Adding Blur to Quicktime Videos in Post-Production is Easy in Youtube’s Free Browser-based Editor!

By Toby Cryns / February 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Adding Blur to Quicktime Videos in Post-Production is Easy in Youtube’s Free Browser-based Editor!

I recorded a screencast today of me sharing my live “how to” process for creating a new website. The video is about an hour long, and there were a few small things I wanted to blur on the screen (serial numbers for software). I was surprised that Youtube now has a “blur” effect available after…

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How to remove dates from permalinks in WordPress and 301 redirect them to the post on WP Engine

By Toby Cryns / February 22, 2022 / Comments Off on How to remove dates from permalinks in WordPress and 301 redirect them to the post on WP Engine

Today I needed to update the permalink structure to remove the dates from blog posts on an old website. It’s easy enough to remove the dates – just go to “Settings”->”Permalinks”, and select the “/%postname%/” option – done! Buuuut there’s still the problem of 301 redirecting old urls so as to not lose SEO value.…

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Website DNS, Domain Registration, & Hosting Basics

By Toby Cryns / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Website DNS, Domain Registration, & Hosting Basics

Websites have multiple layers: Domain Registration When you register a domain, you pay someone ~$20/year for a .com domain. Registration means you are leasing the domain for a year or more. A domain is the “yoursite.com” or “yoururl.net” or “yourorganization.org” that people type into their browser. We use services like Namecheap, Dreamhost, and GoDaddy for…

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Where to go for website design inspiration

By Toby Cryns / May 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Where to go for website design inspiration

I asked a design group I’m part of where they go for website design inspiration, and here are their recommendations

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