The Best of the Best! Hammersmith Support’s 2021 Top 10

We can’t believe that we are wrapping up another year! We love to look back and share a countdown of our most popular blog posts. We posted. And you read, shared, and commented to let us know what you were most interested in reading. So without further delay, here are the top 10 Hammersmith Support blogs of 2021!

#10. What Can You Do With a Hammersmith Support Maintenance Package?

You likely already know that a Hammersmith Support maintenance package is important for keeping your business website secure, loading quickly, up to date, and backed up too. But did you know that each of our two maintenance packages – Essentials or Premium – also includes content updates? We’re excited to tell you more about what you can do with a maintenance package each month to improve your site.

#9. Client Highlight: Root and River Website Rebuild

Root + River reached out to Hammersmith Support when they were ready to rebuild their site to not only change the look and feel, but also to improve the infrastructure of the site.

#8. Does Your WordPress Site Health Dashboard Look Like This? If So, Here’s What You Need to Do

The WordPress dashboard provides a great snapshot of the overall health of your website. Located in the Site Health Status section, it highlights the behind-the-scenes aspects of your site that are vital to a smooth-running website. Here are some tips about what to do if your dashboard is looking a little scary!

#7. Google Ranking Factors; What You Need to Know

We’re bringing you a few of the actual factors that Google uses to rank a site. As of 2019, there were over 210 individual factors that Google uses to evaluate a website. Some are things we can all do for our websites, others are best left to the website professionals! Here are 10(ish) of the Google Ranking Factors to consider for your business website.

#6. How to Write a Lead Magnet with Melanie Herschorn of VIP Content

Have you been putting off creating a lead magnet? Are you unsure of what a lead magnet even is? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Thanks to Melanie Herschorn, founder of VIP Digital Content, we’ve got all the ins, outs, and how-tos of lead magnets

#5. 3 Ways to Improve Website Speed and Performance

Did you know that the average user won’t wait more than 3 seconds for a website to load before leaving the site? More commonly known as the bounce rate, this statistic is important to understand because poor site speed can lead to a higher bounce rate. Knowing what could be slowing down your site and how to fix it is crucial to a
better-performing website.

This year is bringing some exciting new trends in websites. From behind the scenes to landing pages, websites of 2021 will be visually and functionally different from those of the past. Here are the top 5 website design trends for 2021, and the 2 design standards that will continue to have a huge role.

#3. WordPress and Wix Pros and Cons Lists: What’s the Best Platform for Your Business?

When it comes to building and maintaining your business website, there are lots of options out there! How do you know which platform is right for you and your business? We’ve got a breakdown on some of the differences between WordPress and Wix and who they might work best for.

#2. Hammersmith Support Launches in Nashville, Tennessee

We are thrilled to share with you something that has been in the works for quite a while….Hammersmith Support has launched in Nashville, Tennessee! This new location for Hammersmith Support is a huge homecoming for founder Heather Locke. Born and raised in Knoxville, and educated at the University of Tennessee, bringing a branch of her business to her home state is a big part of Heather’s dream for her business and her family. Read on to find out more about this exciting news!

Drum roll, please! And the number one most read blog post of 2021 is……

#1. Hammersmith Support Gives Back: Be Our Next Nonprofit Pro Bono Client!

 In addition to serving with our time and treasure, we also strive to serve with our talent. Each year, Hammersmith Support selects a nonprofit and provides our maintenance services pro bono for the next year. During this time, we’re able to get their website updated not only on the “inside,” but we’re also able to make content changes and add infrastructure that benefits the users as well as the organization in so many ways.

Be sure to be on the lookout for the 2022 Pro Bono Client search in February 2022!

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Hammersmith Support, we wish you very happy holidays and bright 2022!