Do You REALLY Understand Blogging?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Social Media for Business, Social Media Marketing, Wordpress

Do You REALLY Understand Blogging?

Today I want to share a quick video interview that I did with April Sunshine Hawkins.   Not only is April a fabulous photographer but she is also a Dallas Social Media Marketing Specialist right here on the Digital Brand Makeover Team.    April has the unique position of being both coach and student as she gets to experience online marketing from both perspectives. I know you will learn alot from this short interview:...

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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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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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How I Became Addicted to WordPress

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Web Design, Wordpress

How I Became Addicted to WordPress

Confession:  I don’t blog, yet I spend hours in WordPress every day. In 2000, a client asked me to add a guestbook to his website.  I built this feature for him with a cool back-office where he could remove any comments that he didn’t like.  I added the ability for him to send a mass mail to all of the people that had contacted him, then later an ability to download the list.  He enjoyed his guestbook, but unfortunately — so did some spammers!   I setup...

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