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6 Tips For Working With a Website Designer

Many small businesses start with a ‘starter’ website that acts as an online business card that shows business hours, contact information and basic details about the business. Eventually, as businesses grow they reach a point where they require a professionally designed website that reflects their business, culture, products or services, and that provides a professional […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Build Your Own Ecommerce Website

When is the last time you purchased something online or on an ecommerce site? Did you download a book or music to your smartphone or tablet, or buy toiletries or other items on Amazon, or perhaps a gift for a friend on Etsy? Likely, you’ve done one of the above recently and are more than […]

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4 Reasons to Hire a US Based Website Designer

You know you need a new website, however, like all business owners you have a budget and want to get the best value and product for your money. Often a website is the first impression of a business, so investing in the right web designer can be paramount for any business and its interaction with […]

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Common Problems with Small Business Websites

Do you have a website, but think it could be working harder for you? It probably can! These web design and website problems are common, but once addressed can make a dramatic effect on website sales and visitor engagement. No Calls to Action – Have you ever bought something online or called the business because […]

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Google’s Pigeon – An Algorithm Update Aimed at Local Businesses

Google announced a new algorithm change on July 24 that primarily effects brick and mortar stores that depend on business from local shoppers. Google didn’t provide a name for the update; however, it has been termed the Pigeon update by a leading SEO resource “Search Engine Land”. Like most algorithm updates from Google, the change […]

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2015 Web Design Trend Predictions

It’s mid-summer and hard to believe we’re halfway through 2014. Looking to next year, there are some website design trends we anticipate as being fairly predictable to stand out in web design in 2015. These three trends are popular this year, and because of their efficiency and attention to bettering user experience, adapting to an […]

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Google Takes Away the Author Mug Shot

All good things must come to an end, or in Google’s case, all good things must keep changing. Google announced on June 25 that all Google Authorship photos and Google+ view counts will be removed from user search results on both mobile and desktop searches. Google Authorship, originally introduced in 2011, is a way to […]

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Google My Business – An Update Focused on Helping Small Businesses

Your Google+ Business page may look different as of late. On June 11 Google announced some changes to the platform and launched Google My Business, which allows small business owners the ability to access all their Google applications including Google Search, Google+ and Google Maps in one place. Small business owners, the targeted beneficiary of […]

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Tips to Maximize E-commerce and Digital Coupon Campaigns

If you have a storefront or e-commerce business, you’ve likely considered or have offered a digital coupon or discount to customers or potential customers with the anticipation that the coupon will increase sales, or increase traffic to your site or store. Offering a digital coupon is easy, but to maximize the benefit of the coupon […]

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