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August 18, 2020

Top 5 Reasons Why WordPress is the Right Platform for Your Website

As a business owner, you have many platforms to consider for building your website. Among three top contenders, WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix, each has it’s advantages and plenty of advocates to back them up. But there’s a simple answer to the question “Which one is best?” When you need a solution that will provide your website and your business the advantages you really need to succeed both today and tomorrow, you’ll find WordPress is not only the best value, but also the most full featured, flexible, and future-proof choice. There’s a good reason WordPress powers 35% of the world’s 1.3 billion websites. That’s nearly five billion WordPress websites worldwide. Here are the top five reasons you should join them.
July 10, 2020

Top 5 Reasons Why SEO Is Even More Important During COVID-19

The abrupt shutdown of offices, retail locations, restaurants, and other public spaces due to coronavirus has had far-reaching adverse consequences. U.S. financial markets still haven’t returned to solid footing. Local small businesses have been hit particularly hard. When faced with such profound and sudden commercial and social disruption, it’s only natural that people focus on the economic turmoil, personal difficulty, and dire daily updates on the spread of the pandemic. As a business owner, however, it’s critical to remember that business is still being conducted and economic activity is still being transacted at virtually every level around the globe. This is no time for you to lose focus on building your business, your brand, and your customer base. In fact, the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19 actually represent a potent opportunity to lift your SEO game for the benefit of your clients and your company, not only during the pandemic, but also well into the future. Here are the top five reasons why SEO is even more important to your business success during COVID-19.
June 16, 2020

Top 5 Ways to Boost Conversions with an Effective Hero Image on Your Homepage

Site visitors form an opinion about your website in as little as 50 milliseconds. That’s literally faster than the blink of an eye. What’s more, in one study of website credibility, 94% of the reasons web users gave for mistrusting a website were related to design. It’s clear first impressions are critical, and with so little time to make yours count, it’s crucial you get your website design right. When the success of your business depends on how efficiently you engage new visitors and nurture them into clients, your homepage design needs to be 100% optimized for conversion. The first thing site visitors see when they land on your homepage is the large rectangular area in the top half to two-thirds of their screens. Not only is it the first thing they see, it’s where users focus roughly 80% of their attention. This area represents your make-or-break opportunity to either captivate your visitor’s attention in an instant, or let them wander off elsewhere on the Web.
May 29, 2020

Top 5 Ways to Create an Effective Website Design

Steve Jobs famously said “Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” That's true of the hardware products Jobs brought to market over the course of his remarkable career, and it's true for your website. More than any other factor, the success of your website comes down to usability and utility, not simply visual design. Nothing happens on your site until a visitor takes some kind of action. You could create the most visually stunning and attractive home page in the world. But if users don't click through to the next article, request a white paper or consultation, sign up for a newsletter, or in some way engage with your brand and ultimately identify themselves to you, your business won't grow by a single new customer.