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Why Your Website Needs To Be Mobile

If you don’t think having a mobile-friendly (or responsive) website should be at the top of your 2015 marketing to-do list, you might want to reconsider. Never mind the fact that if you don’t have a mobile-friendly website, you’re already at least 2 years behind the times. There’s also the fact that mobile usage is inching closer to actually eclipsing desktop and laptop usage.… Continue Reading

How one form of online marketing can boost your business.

If you follow marketing topics, you might have heard some fuss about something called content marketing. Wikipedia defines it as: Content marketing is any marketing that involves the creation and sharing of media and publishing content in order to acquire and retain customers. This information can be presented in a variety of formats, including news, video, white papers, e-books, infographics, case studies, how-to guides, question and answer articles, photos, etc.”

I would go a step further and mention that good content marketing is valuable.… Continue Reading

Get your head out of the sand.

Years ago I could see how a business could think that they really didn’t need a website (in fact, I’ve written articles in the past on this very topic), but I have recently encountered some small businesses owners who felt that a website wouldn’t benefit their business at all.  We’re going to be in the year 2015 in a little over a month and if you don’t think that in this day and age having a professional website can benefit you, you have your head in the sand.… Continue Reading

Why a $5 “professional” logo is a lie.

Recently while browsing the internet I came across the following banner:


While I was pretty certain where the banner led to, I clicked it anyway and got to a website famous for people offering to do just about anything for $5. But this was a landing page specifically set up for logo design.… Continue Reading

A question your business should never ask …

“Why would we need a website?” These statements often quickly follow this question: “We’re busy enough,” or “We’ve never needed one in the past”. Being so immersed in the web and marketing I often forget there are still businesses out there that refuse to acknowledge that the web is here to stay and that older methods that customers and clients might have used to contact a business are going the way of the dinosaur.… Continue Reading

So you really want affordable web design?

A Google search brings up over 10 million results for the phrase, “affordable web design”. Most likely because of 2 factors: that’s a legitimate phrase a person seeking the service of web design might enter, and there’s a large amount of individuals and companies who offer web design who believe that “affordable” is what will pull in the most potential clients.… Continue Reading

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