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5 Best Free Local Business Directories To Get More Customers and Website Traffic

April 22, 2013 seminar-seo

A number of new clients have recently asked us whether it is beneficial to submit a website into as many online directories as possible. For some people directory submission is imperative. For instance, one time a prospective client was promised by someone that his website would be submitted to a 1000 different directories and needed us to match that or no go. You may ask how is that possible, how long will it take, and how much will it cost Read More »

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How To Get Your Business Noticed On The Internet

April 11, 2013 get-noticed-internet

With the introduction of the internet, and especially the number of blogs nowadays, many of the businesses out there are looking for new ways to get their audience’s attention. Quite often clients ask us how can you get more visitors to your website with minimal work done? Answering that question is not easy. In order to get your business noticed you generally need to spend  a considerable amount of time and money. Yet,  if you don’t have a big budget Read More »

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Why Use Testimonials?

February 20, 2013 why we use testimonials

What do clients who you’ve done business with or purchased and used your product or service think about it? Showing or collecting a client’s opinion and feedback is one of the most fundamental tasks a website needs to accomplish. Through the use of testimonials on a website, whether they are reviews or comments from your satisfied customers, in text, audio or video format, not only you are overcoming a buyer’s skepticism, but you’re also transforming your sales pitch into a Read More »

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Why Cheap Online Site Builders Are Not Worth It

February 4, 2013 Cheap Site Builders

Online site builders are certainly appealing for a number of reasons. They are incredibly cheap and advertise themselves as being easy to use. They say you can build a website yourself, with no web knowledge, in a matter of minutes. In our experience, most businesses looking for a website are looking for a few important things. They want their website to look good, they want users to find them along with all the information that they need, and most importantly they Read More »

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How to Choose Web Design Companies, Platforms, Products, and Services

January 22, 2013 Web Design Services

As stated in the title, this post covers all the different brands and products used today in web design. There is no argument to be made through it. It is rather a list that’s meant to be informative to those that are in the process of getting a website developed or want to know more about available options and taking their website to the next step towards the first page on Google and better conversion rates. Below you will find Read More »

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Hiring an Overseas Web Designer or a US-Based Web Designer?

November 6, 2012 WEB DESIGN COST

Has a well-meaning colleague ever said, “Hey, I know a web designer in India/the Philippines/China that can make your new website cheaply!” If your company is located in the United States, it is tempting to get bids from foreign contractors located in third world countries. You might seem to save money on the surface, but are your going to end up regretting it? Before looking for overseas bids, consider these issues. Tax Law Problems When you hire a US-based independent Read More »

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Choosing a Single Web Developer vs. a Web Design Company?

October 26, 2012 seminar-web-design

When your website needs to be built or upgraded, you may be required to choose between a single web developer or a larger web design company. After talking to a number of vendors or issuing a project specific RFP, different proposals in size and price pour in. The responses to the RFP can come from anyone who believes is capable of doing the job, and this can include a single web developer or a full service web design company. Since these proposals Read More »

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Ecommerce Websites and Social Media: 4 Tips

September 20, 2012 social

For anyone who runs an eCommerce business, including myself, it is likely that your customers are active on social media sites, regardless of their demographics. No matter their gender, age, or income, they are probably pinning on Pinterest, sharing photos on Facebook, and tweeting on Twitter. According to a 2012 survey by Pingdom (a social media monitoring site): The proportion of females and males using social networking sites matches the natural proportion (51% / 49%); therefore, overall usage does not Read More »

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Featured Business Tool – Aweber Autoresponders

August 10, 2012

One of our favorite business tools out there is the follow up marketing tool from Aweber. They offer auto responders – which are automated email messages, which you can configure to send messages to your customers any number of times, and any number of days, after their initial signup. This is a tremendous marketing tool that gets overlooked from many businesses because they may not realize the technology exists. Here are some of the reasons I have always loved Aweber Read More »

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How to block unwanted website traffic from outside the US

July 17, 2012

Having too much traffic from unwanted visitors can become a problem as it uses your website’s bandwidth, it slows your website’s loading speed, and you receive a ton of spam emails from various solicitors who try to sell you what not. It was the same story with us until a couple of months ago. The fact that we are a web design company was bringing a ton traffic from outside the US. This traffic was irrelevant to our target audience. Read More »

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