Articles by Lori Soard

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…
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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…
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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 …

An Inside Look at Time Management for the Small Business Owner (What’s Stealing Your Time?)

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jul 17, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Time management is tricky even for seasoned small business owners. There are so many distractions in our daily lives and so many little tasks that need to be completed. It can be difficult to get it a…

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…
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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…

Handy Tools to Help You Better Manage Your Time as a Blogger

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 13, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
Time is one of those things that you can't make more of and there never seems to be enough of. Nearly every blogger on the planet is overwhelmed with daily tasks. You have to promote your website, wri…

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…
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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…
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How to Conduct A/B Testing on Your Site – A Complete Guide

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Updated Mar 16, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
You’ve probably heard a thing or two about A/B testing and how it can help you funnel your site’s visitors where you want them to go and get a better reaction to your CTAs. There are quite a few steps…

A Blueprint for Writing How-To Guides for Your Site

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Apr 24, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
There are numerous articles on this site about how to increase your website traffic and tips for bringing new visitors to your website. However, one of the things that many new website owners overlook…

Content Planning for 2015 – How to Come up with 365 Days of Excellent Blogging Ideas

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
Planning out your content for the coming year has a number of advantages to just writing by the seat of your pants. While there is something to be said for being spontaneous with your writing, having …

December Roundup: Free Graphics, Busy News Month, SMM and Blogging Tips

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 29, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
December has been a busy news month for website hosts. Early in the month, we highlighted some of the bigger stories coming down the pike, such as Microsoft gearing up to release Windows 10, Firefox 3…
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Web Hosting News Updates: Microsoft Unveiling Windows 10, Firefox 35 Previews, and Adobe Acquiring Fotolio

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 18, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
As website owners everywhere bask in the busy sales of the season, some important news hit the Internet waves about changes that might impact Internet users and website owners in the quickly approachi…