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Get More Customers in Only 5 Minutes

If you haven't claimed your Google My Business page, do it now! Google displays your business above others once it’s claimed. It only takes 5 minutes to set up Google My Business, and yes, it's free!

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Website photos ~ making the cut

Anyone can take a great photo ~ shoot usable webs images, using our tips A great photo on the homepage needs to capture the visitors attention and you don't need an expensive camera to do it. Your smart phone can take great photos as long you follow some basic rules. Some common mistakes people make…
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Is a Free Website Right for You?

Free at first. Creating a totally free website may sound like a good idea at first, why pay for something when you can do it yourself for free? But this is a very common misconception. Creating a totally free website for your business is not the best idea. When we are talking about free, this…
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The Transition to Flat Logo Design

You might have noticed the slow transition over the years from detailed, realistic looking logos to clean and flat designs. All kinds of brands made this switch, but why? As with clothing, trends in design change all of the time. At one point, good design meant lots of details and trying to emulate real life.…
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Domain Renewals

If you own your domain name or it has been registered for you, chances are you will get a letter or email from a domain registry scammer. These are from fraudulent registries trying to trick people into sending them money to renew the lease on their domain name. Some of these devious letters look like…
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Why Should I Blog?

Blogging can be an amazing tool to grow your business. A business blog is a marketing channel that helps businesses increase visibility online, brand awareness, blog subscribers, and support business growth. Here are a couple reasons why blogging can be right for your company. 1) Fresh, new content Every time you add a page to…
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Helpful Icons

Icons enhance the aesthetic of websites and can provide a better user experience. In terms of visuals, interface icons should be varied enough to be distinctive, while being consistent enough to work as a cohesive whole. Marin Oriental Medicine Custom icons for integrative medicine Lawyer Website built-in selection ~ law office icon set NW Straits…
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5 WordPress Mistakes

Whether you are WordPress novice or a seasoned vet, there are some traps that are easy to fall into. These are the top five mistakes that anyone can make when using WordPress. 1) Too Many Plugins There many different types of plugins and each can impact your website performance differently. Front-end plugins impact the site…
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Helping a Victim of a Hacked Site

Hacking can be one of the worst things to happen to a website. They can range from being a slight nuisance to a serious security violation. Personal information and customer data can be stolen. You may think that you won’t be hacked, but it happens more often than many people expect. 83% of WordPress sites…
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My favorite WordPress Plugins

Here are a few plugins I can recommend to install on your WordPress website. Most WordPress plugins are free and super easy to install, as long as your theme is fairly recent -- 3 years or newer. Sometimes the theme you choose doesn't always do everything you want it to do and you don't want…
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