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.

Why is My Website Too Slow & What Do I Do About It?

Let's get some facts straight! According to well published research from Google, 53% of visitors will abandon their mobile session if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load your website page.  This results in less traffic coming to your site, higher bounce rates, and [...]

By |2023-02-20T18:58:16-06:00February 20th, 2023|Website Hosting|

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 |2018-05-30T08:18:35-05:00May 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 |2018-05-23T08:17:47-05:00May 23rd, 2018|Website Security|
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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 |2020-03-25T05:42:15-05:00May 14th, 2018|SEO, Tips & Tricks, 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 |2020-03-03T05:29:21-06:00April 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 |2018-04-25T08:27:50-05:00April 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 |2018-04-16T09:20:34-05:00April 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 |2018-04-11T14:49:44-05:00April 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 |2018-04-01T14:56:19-05:00April 1st, 2018|Website Security|
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