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SEO

SSL Certificates: Which is Right for Your Website?

What is an SSL? Chances are you’ve definitely bumped into an SSL certificate in your internet travels. Your bank, your favorite grocery store, Amazon, or typically any place that you perform transactions online have an SSL certificate installed on their site – you can tell by the little green lock that shows up next to […]

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was my website hacked
How-To's

Why Was Your Website Hacked?

What Caused My Website to be Hacked? Having your website hacked is an extremely frustrating process for any business owner. A hacked website means downtime: time when your customers can’t access your website in order to buy your products and time during which your team must act in order to get things up and running […]

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Hosting

Hosting: How It Works, and What Will Work For You

 Breakdown Of Website Hosting If you need a website, you need web hosting. You’ve probably heard about domain names or DNS mapping. After providing support to people who we’ve designed and built websites for, I realize that a lot of folks either have trouble differentiating all these different pieces, or understanding how they work together […]

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what is the difference between PPC and SEO
Conversion Optimization

Knowing the Difference Between PPC and SEO

What is the difference between PPC and SEO? Maybe you’ve heard that PPC is dead and businesses should only use SEO. Or you’ve heard that SEO takes too long and PPC works wonders. Many online marketers have surprisingly strong views on PPC vs. SEO. But before you choose a stance, it’s important to have a […]

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how to write your own website copy
How-To's

Why You Should Never Write Your Own Copy

What Does it Mean to Write Website Copy? It can be tempting, when redesigning your website, to try and write your own copy. After all, you’re already footing the bill for a web designer. Creating the content — the actual words on the page — is another expense to bear. But trying to write your […]

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choosing between website proposals
How-To's

Website Proposals: Which One is Best?

Website Proposal Tips in 2018 Building your website is a big step for your business. You want to make sure that you’ve chosen the right company to handle your design. You’ve taken the step to gather proposals for your website design and development, but now, you aren’t sure how to narrow them down. There are […]

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website design process
How-To's

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Designing Your Website

Website Design Can Be Stress-Free A beautiful website that drives traffic, makes sales and grows your business is high on the bucket list of many entrepreneurs. Despite this, the project often can feel so huge that it gets put off. Instead, businesses opt for piece-meal, do-it-yourself solutions that can actually cost more time and money […]

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colors to avoid by UX design standards
Conversion Optimization

6 Colors to Avoid When Redesigning Your Website

Why Colors Matter when Designing a Website Colors are an essential design element to any website. But too often brands choose their website colors without understanding how colors work on a screen. While colors should follow your brand guidelines and convey an appropriate image, they also need to function well on digital platforms. A poorly […]

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how social media marketing impacts your brand
Social Media Talk

How Social Media Influences Your Brand

Benefits of Social Media Marketing Content is everywhere, and it’s the lifeblood of your brand. It’s in the blogs you post, the videos you shoot, and the social media you post. This last area, in particular, can prove to have a drastic impact on your brand image and your marketing success. When you properly leverage […]

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increase visitors to your website
How-To's

Why Isn’t Anyone Coming to My Website?

Is Content & User Behavior The Problem? You’ve had an idea developing in your mind for months, and you excitedly decide to put it into action. You build your website with careful attention to detail, put out content that you think people will definitely care about reading, and excitedly watch your stats to see how […]

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UX Design Strategy
User Experience

The Beginner’s Guide To UX Design

Importance of UX Design for your Website UX design is key to running an effective website, converting leads, and satisfying customers. But most people aren’t clear on what exactly UX is or how they can start implementing strong UX. What is UX? UX stands for User Experience. It encompasses a user’s interactions with a system. […]

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SEO Best Practices for your website
How-To's

How Often Should I Update My Website

Updating your website should always use SEO best practices Updating your website should always use SEO best practices.If your business is built on a content strategy (as almost all businesses with a digital presence are), you’ve likely wondered how often to update the content on your website. This is a fair question. Search engines like […]

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