5 Ways to Ruin a Website

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in SEO, Social Media for Business, Uncategorized, Web Design, Web Traffic

5 Ways to Ruin a Website

Most small business owners have a website and owning a website gives you certain rights. For example, you have the right to plaster your URL all over the doors and windows of your SUV in hopes that someone in one of the 7 cars you pass on the way to work will get the urge to visit your website and spend gobs of money. You own the website-this is your right. You also have the right to post pictures of your family, friends, pets, and other totally uninteresting images all...

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What You Don’t Know About Your Website

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Blog, Featured, SEO, Web Design, Web Traffic, Wordpress

What You Don’t Know About Your Website

You may think that your website is nothing more than pictures and info about your products or company, but from the moment your visitor shows up, your website is using multiple factors to communicate one of two powerful messages: buy or don’t buy. Your website is designed to do something specific. It is made to get your visitors to embrace a certain message or to take a certain action. That’s why your website needs to look good at first glance because it says a lot about...

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WordPress 3.8 is Here and it’s a Big Update!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Google, Web Design, Wordpress

WordPress 3.8 is Here and it’s a Big Update!

WordPress v3.8 has just been released and this may be the biggest update in years for our clients! A few months back, I was exploring different ideas for making changes to the default administration experience in WordPress. I wanted to hide a few things and make things a bit easier for clients attempting to work on their iPads. What I found was a curious plugin for WordPress titled ‘MP6‘ .  This plugin was labelled in a meaningless manner — what is an mp6?...

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Should Small Businesses get in the App Game?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Mobile Apps, Web Design, Wordpress

Should Small Businesses get in the App Game?

Mobile applications are all the rage.  And why not? As the latest numbers have just come out (see infographic below) more and more users are taking their online experience to their web enabled smart phones and tablets.  But there are two major obstacles to small businesses joining the app race.  First, apps are not cheap!  App development starts at $5,000 and goes up for every bell and whistle you add.  If you really want your app to be something that customers use and like...

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Secrets Don’t Make Customers

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Social Media for Business, Social Media Marketing, Web Design

Secrets Don’t Make Customers

Have you ever visited a website that looked nice, but you weren’t exactly sure what to do while you were there? It is like they are keeping the information they want you to know a secret. I was reading an article in How Design Magainze  at Barnes and Noble that compared this circumstance to the Heinz ketchup bottle. The old glass design was classic…iconic even. It looked great and was recognizable to everyone who graced the condiment isle at the grocery store....

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Give Advice with Friendly WordPress Admin Notices

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Web Design, Wordpress

Give Advice with Friendly WordPress Admin Notices

It can be very helpful to your clients if you leave some sage words of advice in their WordPress Admin. Perhaps it’s a big bold-faced warning — or perhaps it’s something extremely helpful.  Heck, maybe you just want to be weird and throw in random quotes from the Godfather. Here are some ideas of why leaving some notes would be helpful: A client may forget to save and publish … saving content as drafts and wonder why they do not appear… A...

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