What is an SSL? If you only read one line of this entire article, let it be this: You need an SSL for your website. Now that that's out, what is an SSL? SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer. That was easy enough, but what does it do? That's a little more complicated. Let's talk about website … [Read more...] about The Importance of an SSL Certificate
Internet Explorer is bad. There, I said it. Internet explorer is so bad for many reasons. But don't take my word for it. Just ask Microsoft. Did you know that Microsoft has declared Internet Explorer to be dead? They did that by replacing Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge. Windows 10 … [Read more...] about Why Asking for a Website That’s Compatible with Internet Explorer is a Bad Idea
Post originally published on Sincerely Me. Annie Hurst from Off-Center Design talks about website redesigns and how to know when it’s time for one. Annie is a graphic and web designer who works with businesses to raise their visual branding to the next level and make their mark on the web … [Read more...] about Website Redesign: Is It Time?
Organic Traffic What does organic traffic mean? Organic means naturally occurring. In this instance, organic traffic means visitors and views that happen naturally, without a paid advertisement. Why is organic traffic important? Organic traffic is free traffic. Do you have an ad budget for … [Read more...] about A Case Study on What Great Design & Content Can do
Trending: Thanksgiving Holiday Cards We’ve all been there. It’s Christmastime. You’re rushing from store to store and back home again. Wrapping presents, questioning your life morals after the decision to get an Elf on the Shelf, waking up at 3am only to remember it’s Saint Nick’s Day and you don’t … [Read more...] about Trending: Thanksgiving Holiday Cards
What Makes Content SEO-friendly? Guest Post by Mindy Schoenemann, owner of Sincerely Me. Mindy is a content writer, marketing strategist, and brand developer, and has an incredible knack for getting people noticed. Here are her thoughts on SEO. It’s All About Connecting, Educating, and … [Read more...] about What Makes Content SEO-friendly?
A Designer’s Prerogative: Why I Don’t Design Websites with Squarespace or Wix Pretend for a moment that you are completing some repairs on your home. Your front door is in desperate need of a new coat of paint. It was red but it has faded. You’re sure you have some beautiful paint in the garage … [Read more...] about A Designer’s Prerogative: Why I Don’t Design Websites with Squarespace or Wix
Create a Sitemap for your Website, and Submit it to Search Engines Maybe you’ve heard of a sitemap before, maybe you haven’t. Put simply, a sitemap is a “map” of your website for search engines like Google and Bing to index (or catalog, order, take note of). More specifically speaking, it’s a list … [Read more...] about How (and Why) to Create a Sitemap for your Website