Web Design

What is SEO and what are Agencies Selling you?

In 1998, “SEO” or “Search Engine Optimization” was a technical term that meant ‘get your site on search engines.  At the time, Altavista, Google, AOL and Yahoo curated lists of websites driven primarily by scraping content and allowing users to search for terms found on the page.

At the time – it was the wild west.   Hidden text, graphics, html tags and metadata hacks allowed site owners cut-throat access to the first page of search.  But over the last 10 years, the search experts have weeded out those hacks, and now use a combination of experience, computer learning and even AI to best match searches with pages.

10 must have Blogger Plugins for your WordPress Site

WordPress is one of the most popular website builders. Its straightforward design makes it easy for people with limited computer skills to create and run a site. But one important consideration for any blog-type sites is plugins. Downloading plugins is easy on a WordPress site, and there are hundreds to choose from. It’s a bit …

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8 Qualities Of Quality Websites

What makes a Great Website Great A website today is essential for any kind of business to grow. But what’s even more important than a website is having a quality website. With branding becoming more personable and authentic, you want to make sure that a website speaks to your audience amongst other things. Mind you, ...

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Free Tools For Custom Website Templates

Whether you’ve hired a team or you’re building your website yourself, we know that a website template is everything. Consider it the foundation to a house. It’s where your content is going to be offered, and where you are selling your products or services to people. If it doesn’t look really good or professional, or cluttered or distracting, people’s experiences on your site aren’t going to be great.

5 Free Privacy Policy Generators

One quick and easy way to boosting your SEO ranking in Google is to have a privacy policy page. Now, there are other reasons to have a privacy policy in the first place – like building trust amongst users and ensuring your abiding by the law in certain countries – but where people drag their feet is in the creation of privacy policies.

Do you Even Need a Website?

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One thing is pretty clear about websites and businesses. If you have a business today, you need a website. All across the internet, that answer is apparent and there are some compelling reasons for having a website. It’s a powerful communication tool, a source for marketing, a great source of additional income streams, and more. …

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Who’s supporting your site? Please don’t say ‘I.T.’…

Greg Scratchley Mtek Running a Website
Small and medium businesses often outsource their web sites to the same people that manage their IT needs. That's like getting your butcher to buy your spouses anniversary gift. (Not there is a problem with that...of course) Websites are a marketing tool, and are best managed (if not by your own marketing organization) by an ...

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