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Aug
22nd

How to Create a Secure Password

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How to Create a Secure Password

With the recent wave of attacks on many websites that included some compromised passwords, I thought a post on password security would be appropriate. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure your passwords are secure and unlikely to be compromised. Here are some of the ‘do’s’, ‘don’ts’, and popular resources for password security...

Aug
14th

How to Write A Blog Post

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How to Write A Blog Post

Customers often ask how they should create content for their websites. There are a few basic steps anyone can follow to create interesting, high-quality content for their blog or website. Writing an article for your website doesn’t have to be difficult. Think about topics that are relevant to your industry and might be interesting to your customers...

Jul
31st

Website Hosting & Maintenance

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Website Hosting & Maintenance

Many people have the idea that once a website is built, they can leave it there forever and it will be fine. This simply is not true. Depending on the platform on which the website was constructed, there could be any number of parts that must be maintained. There are several commonalities between all websites...

Jul
24th

Steps of Website Development

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Steps of Website Development

Today, we’re continuing our introductory series on explaining the different parts of our business with the steps of website development. While each website is unique and requires a fresh perspective, all websites generally follow these steps: Mock-Up, Design, Development, Troubleshooting, and Launch...

Jul
17th

Understanding Search Results

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Understanding Search Results

People with whom I consult frequently are confused with all of the different search results when they use a popular search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing. It's understandable. These search engines have certainly outdone themselves with all the different options they return. Hopefully this post will help shed some light on what you see when you, or your customers, make a search. Since 9/10 searches occur on Google's search engine, I typically will default to using Google as an example...

Jul
11th

Introduction to Online Marketing

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Introduction to Online Marketing

It is fairly common that customers and others we talk to don't have a full understanding of the different types of online marketing. We put together a brief slideshow in order to introduce you to the most common types: Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click, Social Media, Video, Email, Cause, & Affiliate Marketing...

Jul
11th

Types of Website Content

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Types of Website Content

The primary purpose of any website is to communicate information to prospective customers. Whether you provide a service, products, or simply enjoy writing, you are communicating to the online world. Starting out, it's very important to keep in mind that people in general are inherently very busy, so you want to present your information as simply as possible...

Jul
11th

Types of Website Content: Video

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Types of Website Content: Video

Possibly the best means to communicate information is through video. Video encompasses more contextual information that you wouldn't necessarily obtain through photos or text. Additionally, video requires nothing more than a single click and a short attention span for the consumer...

Apr
5th

Types of Website Content: Text

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Types of Website Content: Text

Text is the most common form of content found on a website. Between all of the photos, videos, and other graphics, text pulls everything together. I'm asked frequently what types of content our customers should write for the website. Here are a few ideas...

Apr
3rd

Common Website Features Checklist

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Common Website Features Checklist

A website may be utilized for a wide range of purposes. Our customers sometimes overlook some of the most basic uses, so I've created a top 12 checklist of the most common standard features of the websites we have built...