About Jeff Snelling

Jeff Snelling, owner of plumThumb Web Design & Hosting, has been designing and hosting websites since 2009. He has worked as a software developer, tester, and manager in the computer software industry since 1992. He is passionate about helping people in both their business and in life. As a member of Rotary International since 2002, he is actively involved in giving back to the community.

WordPress SMTP Notifications

By default, Wordpress uses the "Email" field in General Settings to send any system notifications through email.  It could be a form submission, like someone trying to contact you, or it could be a system notification that Wordpress automatically ran the latest update successfully.  In [...]

By | 2018-05-30T08:18:35+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Website Hosting|

WordPress Privacy Release

With all the news about Facebook not protecting the privacy of member data, data privacy certainly has been a hot topic lately.  You might have noticed that a LOT of other companies are now taking heed and self-imposing new privacy rules and protections for customer [...]

By | 2018-05-23T08:17:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Website Security|
  • Image SEO tips from new Google Guidelines

Image SEO Tips

Images are a very powerful thing to use on websites, as they can bring beauty and context to written words.  As they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words," and that's definitely true for websites.  No matter how well written a page, relevant images [...]

By | 2018-05-14T10:03:29+00:00 May 14th, 2018|SEO, Tips & Tricks, Website Design|

plumThumb + NetFly Partnership

We are excited to announce our new strategic partnership with NetFly Digital Marketing agency, focusing on SEO, Lead Generation, and Digital Advertising.  The NetFly partnership will give plumThumb clients a high quality and affordable options for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) services. There [...]

By | 2018-05-10T07:55:53+00:00 May 7th, 2018|SEO, Website Design|

Website Check Engine Light

So, I plead GUILTY for driving around with my Check Engine Light on.  When it first came on, it was alarming, but nothing went wrong and my truck seemed to run fine.  So, I kept putting off an Auto Repair Shop visit until eventually, that [...]

By | 2018-04-29T18:35:42+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Website Hosting, Website Maintenance|
  • Http version 2.0 benefits - plumThumb website design and hosting

Is Your Website Using HTTP/2?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol or HTTP is what you see when you type out the full path of your website URL (ex:  http://www.somecompany.com).  You might not think much about it when you're typing it, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes when you type [...]

By | 2018-04-25T08:27:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Website Hosting|
  • Fix 404 Errors - plumThumb Website Design & Hosting

Are Crawl Errors Bad?

Have you ever done a search on something in Google or Bing and then clicked on a link only to find the website is "unavailable" or the page is missing "404 error?"  Unfortunately, it's an all too common experience.  Some of these crawl errors are [...]

By | 2018-04-16T09:20:34+00:00 April 16th, 2018|SEO, Website Maintenance|
  • Secure Websites - plumThumb Website Design & Hosting

Little Green Lock Never Looked Better!

Have you ever noticed the little green lock in your browser before, when you're on certain websites?  Normally, you want to see that green lock on any website where you're going use your credit card or share any personal data. I’ve been talking about the [...]

By | 2018-04-11T14:49:44+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Website Security|
  • Security Risks with Email Attachments - plumThumb website maintenance plans

Website Security Starts with YOU

I know it's hard to believe, but "the news" recently broke away from its 24 x 7 political coverage to shine the light on some very troubling cybersecurity issues involving government and large companies. The Boeing Company, the City of Atlanta, even our nations power [...]

By | 2018-04-01T14:56:19+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Website Security|
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