Posts by Sean Dempsey
Top 3 SEO Steps Almost Everyone Overlooks
On virtually every SEO Website Audit I have performed over the years there have been three major issues I have consistently found. If you do nothing else to your site, focusing on these three simple areas can have a significant impact on your click-through rate from your listing on a Search Engine Results Page (SERP), and on the quality of visitors that click through to your website.
Loud Canvas On Tap! – Fun Friday
The best boss ever from Loud Canvas Media gets the office a double kegerator.
Why Security is the Most Important Thing for Your Website
To learn more, visit https://loudcanvas.com/security or contact us!
Why We Think GoDaddy Leaves Much to be Desired
Godaddy Hosting Fails Hard on Every Metric Disclaimer: Article contents derived and heavily influenced by multiple tech experts and web developers (linked below) who post of their own experiences.
All HTTP Sites to be Labeled "Not Secure" by Google
GOOGLE MAKES PROFOUND CHANGE TO INTERNET In what is quite likely the most significant (and equally the most unfair) move in internet history, Google began labeling any site that is not HTTPS as “Not Secure” in 2017. It labeled non-https sites (which represents 82% of the internet) in both its Google Chrome browser as well [Read More]
LCM Loves Freelancers and Independent Contractors
Partner w/LCM for Better Results & Profit-Sharing Loud Canvas Media loves to partner with talented designers and web developers in the local area. This helps both sides, and creates a win/win scenario! We also provide some “perks” to our freelance partners to keep money in their pockets by offering free website hosting as well as [Read More]
How to Disable Yoast PHP Version Warning in WordPress
Here at LCM, we are a bunch of tech junkies and love keeping things as secure and high-performing as possible. However, that said, we HATE authoritarianism with a passion! So when Yoast’s CEO (Joost de Valk) announced recently that their latest version of the software has a PHP version checker and a NON-DISMISSABLE WARNING that [Read More]
Your Website is just like a Car. I’ll explain how!
I WANT ZERO CAR PROBLEMS. I paid for the car so now vehicle costs are a thing of the past, right? Wrong. As a web developer/programmer, I’m often asked (more than often quite angrily) “Why did my website break and why aren’t you fixing it for free?! Didn’t I pay you to create a quality [Read More]
Resell LCM Hosting and Take a "Piece of the Action"
As a small design firm (or perhaps as a freelancer designer), you design/build many of websites but always send your clients to host with a 3rd party hosting company like Godaddy, Bluehost, or Hostgator. And sadly you see NONE of that money. We offer an alternative: provide them a better hosting option for the same [Read More]
Should you Host or Not Host Client Websites: the Classic "Build vs Buy" Decision
Build a new Revenue Steam for Your Company by Hosting your Clients’ Sites ARTICLE SUMMARY As a small or mid-sized marketing firm, if you support at least 60+ clients you might want to consider opening up a new revenue steam and hosting them yourself vs referring them to a 3rd party Hosting company like Bluehost [Read More]
Web Tools and WordPress Plugins Report Card
There are a ton of web tools and platforms out there. Some get a ton of hype (for good reasons) and others get hype we feel is undeserved. We rate them below, based on our collective team opinion as well as leaning on experience over the last 15 years working building and supporting websites. What [Read More]
Let’s Encrypt: Perhaps Not the Best Solution for SSL Certificates…
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly… Article Summary We may upset the fanbois a bit by saying this, but when you look at the pros and the cons, we feel the cons take it here. Let’s Encrypt is a great initiative, but serious business owners should really consider a more viable (paid) alternative to [Read More]
WPEngine Leaves a LOT of Money on the Table for a Full-Service Web & Marketing Agency
Okay, I’m going to just come out and state what I feel is obvious – WP Engine is NOT the best solution for serious web/marketing companies. First of all (and probably most importantly), you leave a TON of money on the table by not choosing to host websites yourself; but, even more than that, from [Read More]
Secure Server Administration for Your Agency
One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! – Ben Franklin ARTICLE SUMMARY We’ve seen countless cases where marketing agencies thought they had the skills in-house to manage their server and website security, but in fact were dismally unprepared. Setting up secure firewalls, configuring and hardening Apache/PHP, locking down WordPress, and even “basic” [Read More]
The Importance of Redesigning Your Website
Redesigning a website takes time and a little money, but in the end, a revamp is a wise investment. Your website is essentially a virtual business card and your strongest online marketing tool. You’ll do yourself a tremendous service and make the most of business by keeping your website fresh, up-to-date, and user-friendly. Outdated The [Read More]