10 Easy Tips to Generate more Business from your Website

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What can I do to generate more business from my website? Customers ask us all the time, “What are some easy things I can do on my website to generate more business?”  So in response to popular demand, here are our Top 10 Recommendations for generating more business from your website: 1.  Placement of Your Phone number – Move it to the right-hand corner of your website header. And, make it Click-to-Call for smart phones. Most visitors to your website are only interested in finding you phone number. If they don’t find it prominently displayed on your homepage, they’ll just click […]

Why Update WordPress?

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We all have maintenance items that we put off.  Like getting a physical, changing the oil in your car, or updating your website’s theme.  You know these are important things to do.  But, they are not fun, take time out of our schedule, or seem like daunting tasks to do yourself. But, ask yourself… “When was the last time I did a backup for my website?” When was the last time I updated my WordPress, my Theme, or my plugins? Can you remember?  If not, you might need some help!   Why is it important to update WordPress? Like any […]

Supercharge Your Site with Jetpack

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Supercharge Your Site with Jetpack: The 5 Features You Should Be Using The Jetpack plugin for your WordPress site is a must-have if you’re interested in getting the most out of your site. You can do anything from publish new posts on social media to optimizing your images by serving them from WordPress.com’s servers. Let’s take a look at five of the most popular features you should be using. 1. Photon Photon is Jetpack’s image caching module. In essence, any images that are inserted into posts or pages on your site are automatically uploaded and served from WordPress.com’s servers instead […]

When You’re Up, You’re Up

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We probably all remember the grand old Duke of York, who had 10,000 men. It must’ve been quite a sight as he marched them up the hill. You certainly wouldn’t miss that. When it comes to your website, it’s quite a different situation. Remember that saying about whether anyone hears the tree that falls in the forest. If your website suddenly stops being available to visitors, does anyone become aware of that very quickly? Has that happened to you already? It’s quite a worry. People who would like to buy from you cannot access your website. How can you avoid […]

Why do I need a Backup of my Website?

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Your new website is live!  You are going in making blog posts, updating and moving site content, and OOPS!   You have accidentally erased a file or changed something you can’t figure out how to change back.  No worries, you have a copy of your site files, right? Website backups are an essential part of owning and maintaining a website. It is the site owner’s responsibility to keep a recent backup of your site files in case the unforeseen happens and restoration is required.  Having a copy of your site files on your own computer can be very useful in case […]

What is Branding and Why Is It Important?

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Building an effective brand is one of the most critical investments you could ever make in your business or organization. Great brands thrive. Horrible brands die. Even if you have a fantastic service or product, you can find yourself struggling to stay alive because your brand doesn’t resonate or connect with your audience. Today I want to talk about the essence of branding and why it’s important for you to invest in it. What is Branding? Some of us imagine a fiery hot iron rod with a unique symbol being burned onto the backside of a cow. This type of […]

Top 5 WordPress beginner tips

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So you are new to WordPress? WordPress is a very flexible and powerful system, and it can be very overwhelming for beginners. Where to start? Well, there are many great WordPress video and tutorial websites, for example: wp101.com and wpbeginner.com. We’ve also compiled this list of top WordPress beginner resources. The WordPress community is very open and people love to help. Make sure you join a local Meetup and attend your local WordCamp. There are also many wonderful Facebook, and Google+ community pages. After many years of working with and supporting WordPress we’ve come up with the following 5 top […]

How to Schedule a Google Hangout in 3 Easy Steps

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At the coffee house, after school, at the gym, in the lobby.  It’s what people do…They hang-out!  They socialize, exchange information and build relationships.  But, how do you do that when your friend lives in another city?  Or, your client is in another state?  Or, your co-worker works in another country?  You Hang-out! Google+ offers a great way to connect with family, friends, and colleagues with Google Hangouts.  Hangouts let up to 9 people video-converse at once and opens up the viewing for as many people as you want.  Additionally, you can save the chat onto YouTube for viewing anytime. […]

An Often Overlooked Value When Choosing a Hosting Provider

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I’ll come right out and say it: I’m a web hosting junkie. I’ve tried over 20 hosting providers in my lifetime and I don’t see that number getting any smaller as newer services become available every single year. I do this partly because I enjoy experimenting with new providers and services to see what they’re up to and to see if they can provide a much more fluid and simple experience for not only some of my projects but for some of my clients. I also do this because I’m insanely curious about hosting and I just want to know […]