Matt Mansfield


Matt Mansfield
Matt Mansfield is the Tech Editor and SEO Manager at Small Business Trends where he is responsible for directing and writing many of the site’s product reviews, technology how-to’s, and lists of small business resources as well as increasing the reach of our content. As a freelancer, Matt specializes in researching and breaking down complex topics so they can be understood by a variety of audiences. He is also the author of the book, “The Beginner’s Guide to Content Marketing for Small Businesses”. Matt’s online content has been featured on sites such as the American Express OPEN Forum, the SCORE Small Business Blog, NewCo Shift, and Pitney Bowes’ pbSmart™ Essentials blog as well as many others. Matt lives in the suburbs North of Chicago with his wife, four kids, one dog, and many, many books.

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What is a Custom 404 Page and Why Do You Need One?

The dreaded 404 Page error code ... if and when your customers get one could spell the end of their visit to your site. Perhaps not with custom 404 pages. These give wayward browsers another place to visit on your site and are typically a lot more visually appealing.


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Time and Expense Tracking Apps: 23 Solutions

Tracking time and expenses for a small business used to be a cumbersome mountain of paperwork. These days, it's gotten a lot easier. Here are some of the best time and expense tracking apps available to small businesses now.


Native advertising

What is Native Advertising?

Here it is ... a comprehensive guide explaining what native advertising is, how it differs from other forms of advertising, and how it can be a benefit or trap for small businesses.


What is a Dedicated Server

What is a Dedicated Server?

A full-scale primer on the ins and outs of dedicated servers. Learn what they are and if you need one for your small business's website.


What is Shared Hosting

What is Shared Hosting?

Confused on what shared Web hosting means and how it's important to your business? Check out this primer.


what is ssl

What is SSL and Why Should You Care?

The sensitive information your small business collects on a daily basis is becoming more and more sensitive. Here's an in-depth look at protecting that information with the use of SSL and TLS.