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How do you know what your small business website needs?

Whether you’re just starting out and need a brand new website for your small business, or you already have a site up (but it doesn’t seem to be doing anything for your business), you could benefit from determining what your website actually needs. Just having a site is not enough. Remember, a website is a tool in your overall marketing.… Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons Why Your DIY Website Sucks (and How to Fix That)

There are a dizzying array of do-it-yourself website options out there these days and a variety of reasons for their appeal. The problem though, is that many of the DIY websites that are built tend to suck, and here are the top reasons why.

1. Poor Code

Programmers aren’t the only ones who find poor code problematic.… Continue Reading

Top 5 Tips to Get the Most From Your WordPress Website

If you’ve got a WordPress website, you’re probably aware of all the added functionality available with plugins and how easy it can be to update your website content, or post a blog. What you may not be aware of, are some simple things you can do with your site to get the most out of the content management system (CMS). 

#1 Secure Your Site

Because of it’s popularity, WordPress is a target for hackers.… Continue Reading

How to Determine Objectives for Your Business Website

Putting up a website for your small business without having clear objectives for that website is like wearing a blindfold while trying to throw darts. The odds are, you’re going to miss your mark and not be as successful as you could have been. With websites, a little bit of planning and mapping out the purpose of each page can go a long way.… Continue Reading

Your business website is valuable, but do you know why?

According to a digital marketing study done by Clutch, about 25% of the businesses surveyed don’t have a website and an even smaller percentage don’t plan on having one. Most small business owners that I speak with who don’t have a site up yet say something like, “I know we need a website.” When I ask them why they need a website, the answer is often, “Because we don’t have one!” Herein lies the problem – many small business owners don’t actually know why they need one and how to make that site a valuable piece of their marketing.… Continue Reading

Quick and Helpful Tips For Your Business Facebook Page

Somehow, I’ve managed to click “like” on 1,400 Facebook pages. About half of them could be classified as small businesses, assuming retail shops, e-commerce sites, professional artists, and musicians can all fit into that category. Some of the artists and musicians would pitch a fit at being called businesses, but they’re providing goods and services in return for money, so they can shut up and deal with it.… Continue Reading

Custom Website Pricing – What You Need to Know

I’m a member of several professional networking sites. One of the sites allows people to post web and marketing projects so that professionals on the site can respond if they are interested in it. The other morning I got an email notice that a new project was posted, so out of curiosity, I went to check it out.… Continue Reading

How will email marketing actually boost your business?

Whether your business is looking to increase revenue through promotions, get in front of new customers, or just stay in touch with your existing ones, email marketing is an effective tool that can boost your business. Below, you’ll find some tips and statistics that show you how to make the most of email marketing and why it’s relevant to your business.… Continue Reading

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