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Why you need an SSL Certificate

SSL Certificate Website

No, SSL does not stand for Spanish as a second language… Have you noticed the little green padlock symbol with the words secure starting to show up on the latest edition of Google Chrome? That little green padlock is an increasingly good thing to have. As birth professionals, trust is absolutely Key to your success…

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Get More Clients With an Effective Contact Page

Does your website have a contact form? If so, great!  It’s an important tool for any effective website. Keep reading – because I’m about to share some valuable ideas to make the most of your form. Don’t have a contact form yet? Totally fine. Keep reading – you’ll get great tips on how to set…

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How to create your gravatar

What’s a gravatar, you wonder? It comes from the world Avatar, kind of like the avatars your kids choose for themselves while playing video games. I’m way too outside of that world to do a real comparison of the two, despite having 2 teenage boys!  Avatar was actually originally a Hindu religious term, referring to…

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How to Rock your About Page

how to rock your doula website about page

The about page is one of those that too often feels like an after thought on doula websites, much like the resources page. (See my guide to your resources page here!). The standard format seems to be a quick introductory paragraph, a list of trainings & credentials, and perhaps a photo or two. While the…

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Rock your resources page

doula website resources page tips

Oh the resources page… Perhaps the most under-utilized page on doula websites, usually consisting of no more than a list of linked resources for pregnancy and birth. But isn’t that what a resources page is SUPPOSED to be, you ask?  Well yes, and no. Yes, you want to provide great resources to site visitors and…

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How to Register a Domain Name

how to register a doula domain name

The mere logistics of getting started with your website journey can feel completely overwhelming at the beginning. If you’ve seen someone on a forum casually mention “registering a domain name” and you’re not even sure what a domain name is, or how to register one, let alone how to choose a domain name or connect…

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Free & Paid Sources for Doula Stock Photos

stock photos for your doula website

Let’s face it – there is a wide range of truly bad stock photography out there readily available for you to illustrate your birth or postpartum services website. Cheesy, unrealistic, excessive pregnant glow, and Very limited diversity represented in ethnicity, and LGBTQI families. Most photos of birth involve a health care practitioner & a blood…

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Your Google+ Business Page: A Guide for Doulas

Doula Google Plus Business page tutorial

A while back I wrote a post about how stock photo companies seem to be a tad clueless as to the sheer numbers of birth and postpartum professionals who are looking for good quality photos of pregnancy, birth and doula care in action. Instead of photos of doulas we get Michael Douglas and fir trees……

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The Joy of Google Fonts

Google Fonts for your Doula Website

Choosing fonts for your doula website can be crazy overwhelming. Not only are there gazillons to choose from, but you also have to ensure that they are a) legible, b) affordable, c) match your brand, and d) web-friendly. As The Website Doula I definitely have some favourite sources of quality fonts, including Font Squirrel and…

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Creating Featured Images for your WordPress Website

Featured Images on Your Doula Blog

Wondering how on earth other doulas manage to have a beautiful image accompany their blog post or website page shares on facebook? The secret is to create a featured image. Here is a quick tutorial showing you how to resize a featured image to the optimal size for facebook (1200px x 630px is a great…

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