Why Google Hates Slow Websites… and What You Can Do to Speed Yours Up

How Fast is Your Website? Many of the business owners we meet with have no idea how to answer that question. In truth, many of them haven’t even thought of website speed and performance in the past. That’s quickly changing, though, because Google has identified page loading times as a major search signal. In other […]

3 “Boring” Skills That Boost Your Online Marketing

When it comes to online marketing success, business owners tend to focus on the most visible parts of the project. They are interested in things like high-impact copywriting, attention-grabbing design, and the latest search engine optimization or social media marketing secrets. These are all important parts of the formula when it comes to attracting customers […]

Why “Web Design” is Becoming an Outdated Term

If you need a fresh web presence for your company, you’ll undoubtedly turn to Google and start looking for “business web design” in your area. In fact, that might even be how you came across this article. More and more, though, we are getting the impression that the term “web design” is outdated. It made […]

The Common Ingredients of Any Great Web Design

What does a great web design look like? If you were to ask a dozen different business owners—or professional web designers, for that matter—you might get a dozen different answers.  That’s not really surprising, given that artistic instincts are subjective and every business or marketing situation is unique. The right answer for one group or […]

4 Good Places to Start Your Online Marketing Reboot

Is your online marketing campaign in need of a reboot? Are you so far behind on search, social, and online that it seems like the best or easiest option is to simply start over? We can understand. A lot of new clients come to us feeling as if they are behind the ball with their […]

Is Your Business Website Mobile-Friendly, or Just Mobile-Compatible?

You have probably heard by now that more than half of all web traffic originates from mobile devices. You might even know that experts think nearly two-thirds of us will be accessing the internet primarily through phones and tablets in the next few years, and that Google factors mobile compatibility into its search algorithm. Many […]

12 Hidden Obstacles to Online Lead Generation

If you’re like most of the business owners who initially turn to us for help, you’re dealing with two obstacles. The first is that your website isn’t actually creating any sales opportunities for you. And the second is that you don’t have any idea why that might be. This issue is far more common than […]

3 Simple Tips for Higher Online Ad Engagement

We are at an interesting point in the history of advertising. On the one hand, it has never been easier to target and reach the specific group of buyers who need to see your ads. But on the other hand, it has never been more difficult to grab their attention… much less earn their business. […]

Can You Find the Most Valuable Links on Your Website?

We all know you need to have links to make your business website work the way it’s supposed to. But marketers often debate which links matter most, along with how they should be used. Do you know which links in your business website are the most valuable? Let’s take a look at the biggest categories… […]

Why Google Might Be Ignoring Your WordPress Website

It is often taken as a given that WordPress websites are going to be search engine-friendly. And to be fair, that’s usually the case. A lot of WordPress sites rank well in Google because the CMS is easy for search engine spiders to crawl and encourages content creation in a straightforward way. However, that’s not […]