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Web Design

The Importance of Monthly Site Care: Are You Doing It?

The Importance of Monthly Site Care: Are You Doing It?

Congratulations, you’ve published your website and are excited to share it with the world. You might be saying to yourself, “Whew! Now I never need to look at the back end of my site again”. Well actually...you do.  It is imperative to the health of your website that...

Landing Page…What is it and Why You Need to Update Yours Today

Landing Page…What is it and Why You Need to Update Yours Today

Traditionally, landing pages are often a specific page with one call to action. The goal of this page is to acquire conversions. Maybe you have a free guidebook you want your viewers to download, subscribe to an email newsletter, or book a free consultation. It is often a single webpage with no navigation to other pages, it is separate from your website.

5 Benefits Of White Label Website Design And Development Projects

5 Benefits Of White Label Website Design And Development Projects

Apart from the points already mentioned, white label services offer you the flexibility to choose the right expertise with more transparency. It allows you to focus on other aspects of your business and thus freeing up valuable time. Investing in white label development services is a wise choice when you do not want to invest in infrastructure, technical know-how, and time.

Understanding How AI is Shaping the Face of Web Development

Understanding How AI is Shaping the Face of Web Development

We’re already witnessing a tremendous impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence on data processing. As those tools get more advanced, their applicability in web development will be even more important. Both business owners and web developers need to take these trends seriously and utilize AI options to personalize their offer to their potential clients as much as possible.

S.E.O.

How to Setup Your SEO Strategy for Different Languages and Countries

Keep in mind that an international SEO strategy starts with understanding how to best serve your customers and then making efforts to customize your content and search experience to their needs. If you can do that, you’re well on your way to conquer a competitive market and grow your global presence leaving your competitors behind.

Landing Page…What is it and Why You Need to Update Yours Today

Landing Page…What is it and Why You Need to Update Yours Today

Traditionally, landing pages are often a specific page with one call to action. The goal of this page is to acquire conversions. Maybe you have a free guidebook you want your viewers to download, subscribe to an email newsletter, or book a free consultation. It is often a single webpage with no navigation to other pages, it is separate from your website.

The Divi Theme

We Take Your Website Security Very Seriously and So Should You

We Take Your Website Security Very Seriously and So Should You

Here at Monterey Premier, we’re committed to the performance and security of your website, especially as your business now relies on it more than ever. If you are not already signed up with our hosting and monthly maintenance services, take a look at what we offer and let us help you make sure your site is safe and secure. 

10 Best Divi Child Themes in the Monterey Premier Divi Marketplace

10 Best Divi Child Themes in the Monterey Premier Divi Marketplace

One of the greatest advantages of Divi is the vast amount of child themes available from third-party suppliers. There are a lot of Divi child themes to choose from, but this can also make the choice between them more difficult. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best Divi child themes found in the Monterey Premier Divi marketplace.

Phil Simon – A Case Study on a Complete Divi Website Overhaul

Phil Simon – A Case Study on a Complete Divi Website Overhaul

To his site’s visitors, www.philsimon.com appears virtually identical to its bloated predecessor. To Simon, though, there’s a world of difference. Monterey Premier’s tuneup means that Phil Simon’s new child theme loads much faster. What’s more, Simon can confidently update Divi and plugins without worrying about breaking something—at least to the same extent as before. The underlying code base for his site is far more contemporary and stable than before.

Business Strategy

Freelancing

5 Steps to Becoming a Freelancer

5 Steps to Becoming a Freelancer

Freelancing isn’t for everyone, but any professional can become one with enough self-discipline and motivation. Researching the market, finding a mentor, networking, and job searching will give you the best chance of success. Even if you can’t find clients immediately, don’t feel discouraged. It will take time for you to establish enough business connections to find a potential customer and start earning a freelance income.

Marketing

PPC Advertising Strategies To Apply During The Covid-19 Pandemic

PPC Advertising Strategies To Apply During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Adjusting your PPC strategies to follow the demands of the new normal may seem difficult. Once you determine what has to be done, you’ll realize that the focus is still the same: categorized and targeted ads, digital campaigns, social media mileage, dayparting, situation-sensitive CTAs, and using the right keywords.

15 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions in Content Marketing

15 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions in Content Marketing

Traditional marketing is becoming less and less effective by the minute. Content marketing is key, especially being 62% more affordable. We hope that having read this article, you now have a better understanding of what its majesty content marketing is, how it works, and why more and more companies chose it rather than traditional advertising.

How to Setup Your SEO Strategy for Different Languages and Countries

Keep in mind that an international SEO strategy starts with understanding how to best serve your customers and then making efforts to customize your content and search experience to their needs. If you can do that, you’re well on your way to conquer a competitive market and grow your global presence leaving your competitors behind.

Blogging

Top 10 Plugins You Must Have When Launching a Blog

Top 10 Plugins You Must Have When Launching a Blog

You’ve decided to start a blog? There’s only one way to do it and that’s by using WordPress. This is by far the best and most popular platform for that, but you may want to add a few plugins when setting things up. As you know, plugins are small pieces of software that can help your website perform in a variety of different ways, and over time, some of them have crystallized as pretty much essential to any successful blog. Therefore, allow us to show you which plugins you really should have installed at the beginning of your blogging career.

Social Media Tips

Engaging Social Media Content Ideas You Should Consider

Engaging Social Media Content Ideas You Should Consider

At its core, social media is all about showing your brand’s human side, building trust, increasing transparency, and connecting with your target audience on a personal level. As a general rule of thumb, focus on simple, fun, and exciting content that will foster engagement and show your audience you care about them.

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Health Hacks

Tips for Entrepreneurs: How to Make Sleep Work for You (And Why You Should)

Tips for Entrepreneurs: How to Make Sleep Work for You (And Why You Should)

Being an entrepreneur is tough and requires a lot of energy, time, and resources. Naturally, as the stakes are high, you tend to sacrifice a lot of things in order to succeed, but your sleep and overall health shouldn’t be among them. These simple tips can help you keep insomnia and sleep deprivation at bay. Invest in your sleep first, and you’ll be ready to take every challenge entrepreneurial life may throw at you.

5 Ways to Detox from Work-Related Stress

5 Ways to Detox from Work-Related Stress

It’s important to find some ways to detox from work-related stress, so you’ll be able to be more productive and fulfilled both at work and in private life. There are various ways to make that happen, so here are the five most useful that will help you unwind before (or after) a long and chaotic day.

5 Tips To Help You Stay Healthy In An Office Job

5 Tips To Help You Stay Healthy In An Office Job

Eating well, being on the move, keeping boundaries and minding your business will definitely help you stay healthy and productive in an office job! As long as you watch your health and keep yourself in good shape, you have nothing to worry about.

Money Savers

Parenting Hacks

5 Ways to Narrow the Nanny Search

5 Ways to Narrow the Nanny Search

Regardless of whether you plan to work from home, volunteer in the community, or just need some time to complete additional tasks while your children are cared for, it’s essential to find just the right, nurturing individual to help care for your little ones.

Military Life

The Crippling Nature of Being Shy

The Crippling Nature of Being Shy

When I’m new somewhere I get like this. When I’m comfortable in a place, I’m not like this at all. That’s the thing about being a military wife and moving so much. I keep getting thrown back into terrified, shy April mode. It’s like I’m in middle school all over again.

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

As a military wife, I have seen too much of what our veterans and their families go through to not be a patriot at this point. We’ve laid so much down for the cause of our country: physically, emotionally, mentally, no really all the -ly’s. There is no benefit or discount too great to give a veteran, believe me.

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

When you work at home, whether that means building websites or nursing babies, it has the potential to be lonely, which can crush your spirit. If you are a mom, with a child age 0-18, let your MOPS friends become your new work friends.

Design Tips

The Power of Visual Elements on Your Blog

The Power of Visual Elements on Your Blog

The content people can find on your blog should be the thing that draws them to your domain. They might be interested in the topics you write about but once they open a page and read the text, they are likely not to come back to your blog because of other texts but because of the visual appeal.

Behind The Scenes of a Major Website Redesign and Rebrand at Monterey Premier

Behind The Scenes of a Major Website Redesign and Rebrand at Monterey Premier

Over the years we have grown to include multiple types of services & products, a multi-vendor marketplace with over 240+ Divi add-ons sold by developers and designers from all over the world , and a multi-author blog with over 30+ contributors. In that process we learned a lot about our visitors that we simply did not know in the early days. So a lot of strategy and planning had to go into our 2018 redesign and rebrand. In this article I am going to spill all the beans.

Education

Don’t Confuse UX Writing and Content Strategy – Learn the Difference

Don’t Confuse UX Writing and Content Strategy – Learn the Difference

Defining Content Strategy and UX Writing is difficult and certainly not a matter of total agreement among all parties in content design, development and implementation. But there are specific skillsets of each of those charged with both strategy and UX writing, and they are very different. This article will summarize the differentiation between these two content functions, their interdependence, and the necessary collaboration between the two functions to provide amazing user experiences.

Inspiration

5 Essentials For Every Girlboss On-The-Go

5 Essentials For Every Girlboss On-The-Go

A girlboss won’t and can’t afford to let things slip, and nothing short of perfect organization will suffice, which is precisely why these five items are the crucial ones she must always have in her bag. So whether you’re a girlboss, or someone close to her, make sure these items are in your possession ASAP.

Careers

5 Messaging Tips and Tools to Improve Workplace Collaboration

5 Messaging Tips and Tools to Improve Workplace Collaboration

Communication is one of the foundational pillars of productivity and collaboration in the modern workplace, which is why implementing a comprehensive communication strategy should rank high on your list of priorities. Use these solutions to create a better communication hierarchy, and leverage the right tools to boost employee happiness, productivity, and cross-department collaboration.

Working From Home

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

As a military wife, I have seen too much of what our veterans and their families go through to not be a patriot at this point. We’ve laid so much down for the cause of our country: physically, emotionally, mentally, no really all the -ly’s. There is no benefit or discount too great to give a veteran, believe me.

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

When you work at home, whether that means building websites or nursing babies, it has the potential to be lonely, which can crush your spirit. If you are a mom, with a child age 0-18, let your MOPS friends become your new work friends.

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