Articles by Lori Soard

june roundup

June Roundup: WordPress Series, Hosting Coupons and News

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Jul 01, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
It's the halfway point in most business owners' fiscal years. We hope you've learned a thing or two over the last six months about writing, promoting your blog and choosing the best hosting company to…

5 Reasons Why a Sim City Player Could Be Your Next Social Media Manager

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Apr 24, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you've ever played any in the series of Sim games, then you know just how addictive these games can be. They are a life simulation series of video games that offer the ability to do anything from h…

Blogging for Startup – Why Blogging Should be Part of your Growth Plan

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 03, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you're just starting with a business, there are many reasons you need an online presence. The best place to start is with a blog. According to KISSmetrics, startup marketing requires different goal…

Top Editing Tips for Cutting a Lengthy Post Down to Size

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
One issue I see as an editor over and over are articles that are pretty lengthy and have a lot of redundant information. As a writer, you have something to say. That's why you write after all. Writers…
may

May Roundup: Hosting Reviews and Top Deals

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Jun 01, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
As we head into the summer months, many business owners look for ways to streamline their businesses. Summer is a good time to find a new website hosting company or create an entirely fresh look for y…
kissmetrics landing page

9 Best Landing Pages and What You Can Learn from Them

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Feb 21, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
There is no single design that makes a landing page perfect, but there are some key ingredients that can help. We've talked about many of these items over the last several months here on WHSR, such as…

Checking How Readable Your Articles Are with Word’s Readability Statistics

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
One rule of thumb when writing to the masses is that most of them read at about a sixth to eighth grade reading level. While the majority of Americans and others developed countries are literate, the …

Web Host Interview: DTS-NET CEO, Craig Gendrolas

  • Interviews
  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
WHSR was thrilled to interview Craig Gendrolas, CEO of DTS-NET, LLC, to learn more about his hosting company. While a look at a hosting company’s website and reading through reviews will give you info…

DTS-NET Hosting Review

  • Hosting Review
  • Updated May 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
DTS-NET lists its goal as becoming the “best Internet service provider in the region.” With that goal in mind, they've done a couple of things that make them stand out, including using sta…
blog real estate

How a Blog is Like Real Estate Property in 2015

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
A web property is similar to real estate property in that someone owns them. When it comes to web property, that is obviously content and designs created by a person or company on domains, on social m…
establish authority

Why You Should Offer Free Training Sessions to Set Yourself Up as an Authority

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 01, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
According to Business Insider, as of 2012, there were over half a billion websites. With that many websites, how do you set yours apart from all the others in your niche? You've probably heard that yo…

Insider Look at What Top Editors Do to Make Articles Shine

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The Confederation of British Industry estimates that 42% of employers are unhappy with the writing and reading skills of young employees. They have to spend money to provide remedial training and get …

Top Five Ways to Catch Typos and Errors in Your Own Writing

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 13, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Pick up any bestselling novel, read any popular blog, or even look at a newspaper, and you'll find one thing in common. Each and every writer makes typos of some sort and it is really difficult to cat…
writing prompts

Fresh Idea Starters for Your Blog in 2015

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 05, 2015
  • By Lori Soard
One of the things busy bloggers struggle with is finding fresh ideas to write about. Whether you update your blog once a week or you post daily, you still need a minimum of 52 ideas each and every yea…

A Case Study of Successful Call to Actions and What You Can Learn for Your Own Site

  • Website Design
  • Updated Oct 25, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
If your business has been online for even a short amount of time, you've likely heard about call to actions (CTAs) and what they can do to improve your conversion rate on your website. We've covered a…
january

January Roundup: It’s a New Year, Is Your Site 2015 Ready?

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Mar 04, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Traditionally, January is a slower month for businesses across the board. People are tired from the holidays and finances are a bit tight as they recover from gift purchases. It is a good month to tak…