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Why “Web Design” is Becoming an Outdated Term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 More and more, though, we are getting the impression that the term “web design” is outdated.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 […]

Colonial Pipeline Attack: Enhance Your Website Security

On Friday, May 7th, the Colonial Pipeline Company was forced to shut down the nation’s largest pipeline after their computer systems were hacked. The company found that the cyberattack involved ransomware, which is a type of malware that encrypts networks and blocks access until a ransom is paid to restore entry to the system. In […]

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 […]

5 Low-Cost Ways to Start Planning for a Healthier Economy in 2021

Ecommerce retailers are hard at work trying to make the most of what is certain to be a busy and unique holiday shopping season. But what if your business isn’t dependent on seasonal transactions? Or, what if your company is in a holding pattern due to current economic conditions? How can you prepare for the […]

How to Prepare Your Ecommerce Site for an Unusual 2020 Holiday Shopping Season

In a normal year, this would be the point on the calendar where we would be speaking to our clients about changes, additions, and improvements to their online stores. After all, nearly half of all ecommerce sales are made through the holiday season. Of course, this is anything but a normal year, and as a […]