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Web Design Trends in 2014

February 28, 2014

Web Design Trends in 2014 Web design trends mean different things to different people. Depending on the type of business and the message being conveyed will determine which trends should be followed and which can wait. Below are three key design trends that will be an asset to websites now and in the future. 1) Responsive Design – This is a key factor for all websites. With more...   Read more »

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Social Media The New Marketing Craze?

February 5, 2014

Social Media - New Phenom or Old Hat? Believe it or not, the idea of social media has been in place for over 30 years. Only, it had a totally different meaning then. Social media pertained to the telephone and hacking in to unused corporate test lines where social messages enabled people to make “free” phone calls. Bulletin Boards Systems followed shortly and became a means for a...   Read more »

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Template Websites versus Custom Websites

September 25, 2013

Why Template Websites Aren't a Value at Any Price If you need a new business website – or even your first business website – then you've undoubtedly noticed the TV commercials and online ads for ready-made template websites. Not only are they usually cheap or free, but these sites are advertised as being "fill-in-the-blanks easy," meaning you could have a new business site set up in...   Read more »

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Effective Content Writing - Copywriting

August 4, 2013

5 Tips for Great Content Writing Content is more important than ever to online marketing, but coming up with a great blog post, white paper, or social media update isn't always easy. After all, inspiration isn't always there when you need it, and great topics can be hard to find. The last thing you want to do, though, is post something bland to the internet. So, how do you deal with that...   Read more »

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Avoid Internet Marketing Burnout

August 3, 2013

Avoid Internet Marketing Burnout Do you ever feel like the process of Internet marketing is simply "too much" – too much time, too much money, and too much to do and learn? If so, you certainly aren't alone. Lots of our new clients say that one of the reasons they've come to us is that they feel like it's tough to manage everything that's going on with their blogging, email marketing,...   Read more »

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Outsourcing Social Media

July 28, 2013

Can You Clone Yourself by Outsourcing Social Media Marketing? In many ways, social media marketing has turned out to be the wonderful tool that so many of us hoped it would be. Used correctly, your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles can help you to introduce yourself to new buyers, gain referrals from existing clients, and increase customer loyalty all at the same time. Even better, they...   Read more »

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Custom Web Design and Leaky Landing Pages

July 27, 2013

How Custom Web Design Can Fix a Leaky Landing Page When the roof in your home starts to leak, you really have one of two choices: You can either call someone to come prepared, or get up there with a hammer and a few shingles yourself. What most of us wouldn't ever do, of course, is ignore the problem – not only is a leaky roof a sign of bigger potential problems, but the water can ruin...   Read more »

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Tips for an Effective Business Website

July 26, 2013

Is Your Business Website Doing All of its Jobs? Imagine for a moment that you had an employee – one making a pretty healthy salary – that was only handling a few of their most important duties. Suppose he or she came to work every day, but refused to do any tasks that weren't the easiest or most fun. How long would it take you to have a serious talk with that person… and to...   Read more »

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Tips on Internet Marketing

July 19, 2013

Better Internet Marketing When it comes to internet marketing, people assume that everything has to be new, complicated, or somehow technical. Now, that’s occasionally true, but most tactics and techniques really come down to trying to identify potential customers, giving them a message they can't ignore, and then getting them to take some sort of action. But, because business owners and...   Read more »

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Effective Web Design Tips

January 3, 2013

Web Design Tips To Drive Your Online Success By: David Watson So, how does web design really impact your online success anyway? Well, for many businesses, their website is merely an extension of a physical store front or place of business. Just like all other marketing pieces, a website aids customers in making their buying decision. Here are a few web design tips that will help your business be...   Read more »

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