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SSL Certificate for Your Site – It’s Time!

SSL padlockHave you ever wondered why when surfing the internet, you come across some websites that begin with “http://” and others that begin with “https://”? That “s” stands for “secure,” and it specifies that the site you’re viewing is protected.  This protection comes from an SSL Certificate.

Don’t have an SSL for your website?  It’s time to get one…and not just for security reasons. In July, Google Chrome will initiate marking all HTTP sites as “not secure.” As more users are moving toward HTTPS, or “secure” sites, Google has determined that it is time to initiate this program.   In fact, Google is already giving a slight boost to HTTPS sites. Furthermore, the security provided by an SSL is well worth any additional charges associated with acquiring an SSL certificate. Continue reading

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Is Link Building Still Valid?

linkEveryone with a website is dying to get more visitors, but not everyone knows how. Marketing your website is an intricate process, but with the right plan and understanding you can make the most of your money and see real growth. To grow organically, you’re going to want to increase your website’s ranking on search engines like Google, and link building is a great way to accomplish that.

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Essential Features Every Restaurant Website Should Have

Do you own or manage a restaurant?  If you do, chances are you are constantly seeking new ways to market your establishment. With today’s advanced technology, restaurants need appealing websites that provide potential customers with the information needed to get them through the front door. Creating a website for your restaurant is an important step in effectively marketing your business. Below are 7 essential features every restaurant website should have.

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5 Digital Marketing Tips

digital marketingIt’s that time again…time to examine your digital marketing strategies to determine what’s working, what isn’t…and what’s new! A good digital strategy includes your business objectives, targeted audience, and cost-effective means for facilitating your time and resources while applying the latest trends and techniques.

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Web Design Trends to Integrate into Your Website

web design trendsWeb design trends are constantly changing and with 2018 in full swing, it’s important to consider new ways to balance aesthetics with functionality on your website to improve user engagement and invoke higher conversion rates. Find out how you can improve your online presence with these 5 helpful tips: Continue reading

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Branding Your Company

branding When you think of the largest businesses in the world, you probably assign a product, logo, or even slogan to the business mentally – in other words, their branding. For example, everyone knows the Nike swoosh, the Apple logo, and Google’s G. This is referred to as “brand awareness”, and is a sign that the company has done a great job of establishing their brand by making it memorable, recognizable, and profitable.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Can Work for You

pay-per-click - ppcPay-per-click (PPC) advertising has become one of the most effective ways to increase traffic to your website. Regardless of how engaging your site is or how revolutionary your product is, potential customers need to be able to find you. If they can’t, they can’t buy from you!

With Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising, the advertiser pays the ad host for every click the advertisement gets. Some common ad hosts are Google, Bing, and Facebook which place ads on search pages, homepages, and more.

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Facebook Ads vs. Boosts – Which One is Better?

Are you a business owner who has often wondered what the difference is between boosting a Facebook post and running a news feed ad? When marketing your brand on social media, it’s important to know which options are suitable for your brand’s goals. Choosing between Facebook ads and boosted posts can be tricky…but it doesn’t have to be.   Let’s consider the outcomes of each.
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Online Reviews…Do They Make a Difference?

The impact of reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook on consumer buying decisions.

A positive online reputation is one of the most influential tools a business has to attract new customers. The growing number of online reviews and review sites offers considerable benefits to both consumers and businesses. Potential customers utilize online reviews to make buying decisions quickly and confidently, so the online reviews for a specific business can be a game changer.
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What is WordPress and Should I Use it for My Website?

You have probably heard about WordPress, but what exactly is it, and should you use it? Starting a new website can be a daunting task. There are a multitude of decisions that have to be made as well as tons of different options available to you. Should you use a web builder or a managed service from your hosting provider? Do you need to hire a web developer, or can you do it yourself? These are just a few examples of the choices you need to consider before you begin the process.

Fortunately, we’re here to help aid your decision making process. In the following article we’ll go over one of the most popular options for creating and managing your website, WordPress – and why it might just be everything you’re looking for.

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