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WordPress: Confusion between .com and .org

I once got an email from a women asking for help with fixing her WordPress website. She said her website content disappeared, her whole site looked different now, and her login didn’t work. I went to her URL and saw a generic WordPress install. After some back and forth communication with her, I quickly realized what had happened.… Continue Reading


Why we’re using https and why you should too.

As a web development company, it’s our job to stay up on best practices and new technologies. For the past 9 months, we’ve been closely tracking the way the winds have been blowing when it comes to securing a website. Below, we explain what https means, why it’s important, and why your website needs to have it.… Continue Reading


3 Questions Every Professional Service Provider Must Answer

Every professional service provider is unique. They offer different services, have different credentials and different target markets. They have more or less experience, and their reputations can vary dramatically. But, all service providers face a few of the same basic challenges. You can gain new clients and build your service business by knowing the answers to these three important questions and acting on your answers.… Continue Reading


Natural Health Providers – What You Need to Know to Make Your Website Healthy

Natural health providers face unique challenges in crafting a healthy website. For one, many modalities can be hard to explain to someone who many be new to them. There may also be some hesitation from some potential clients, like in the case of acupuncture and needles. So it’s important to be clear, professional, and be able to head off any concerns right away.… Continue Reading


How to Boost Your Professional Services Business with Customer Reviews

Businesses that sell products are known for including a lot of customer reviews in their marketing plans. In fact, it seems that the sketchier the product, the more testimonials you’ll see praising it. So, it’s easy to think of reviews for your professional services business as irrelevant or even detrimental to your reputation.… Continue Reading


4 Sure Fire Ways to Stop Fearing Web Designers

Web design is a difficult, time-consuming task for business owners who are focused on all the daily tasks of running a small to medium company. Yet, it can be a bit scary to think about hiring a web designer to do the work for you. After all, you are putting your success in the hands of someone outside your organization – someone who may not be exactly proficient at web design.… Continue Reading


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