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Why is WordPress Our Content Management System (CMS) of Choice? WordPress is web software you can use to create a highly functional website or blog. The WordPress Program is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress started as a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. The core web design software is built by hundreds…

What is a Domain Name?

Domain Name: What It Is, How to Get One, & Cost By Anna Dizon on January 22, 2018 | https://fitsmallbusiness.com/ A domain name is a unique name that individuals or businesses register with a domain registrar to claim their own space on the internet. A registered domain name can be used as the name for a website, for an email or both. A domain name is needed by a web host to publish your website. In this article, we’ll…

What is Website Hosting?

Just about anybody can create a presence on the Internet. Building a web site can be as simple as using a word processor, but once you have the site you need a way to publish it on the World Wide Web. This is where website hosting comes in. A Website Hosting company rents you disk space and provides all the services necessary for others to see your web site on the Internet. Barring technical problems,…

I Need Web Designer for my Small Business Website

With the growing popularity of DIY websites like Wix and Squarespace, you may wonder why you should work with a web designer at all. Small businesses are especially likely to ask this question since they know their websites will be relatively straight forward and likely won’t require too many complex features. Web designers are beneficial not just for custom made sites, but even if you’re using WordPress which provides themes. No matter how small or…

Why Do I Need a Website?

1. Your customers expect it. If this were the only reason on the list, it would be enough. Six out of ten consumers expect brands to provide online content about their business on some form of digital property, and more than half head straight to the brand’s website for product information.  If you don’t have a business website, today’s digital-savvy (and impatient) customers may look elsewhere. Take a look at this list of specifics that customers say they want from…

Why Does My Small Business Need A Website?

Easy answer – you want your business to GET FOUND! 1. Online Marketing: Most companies spend a lot of money creating brochures, flyers, and advertisements and distributing them. Not to mention the investment in a phonebook advertisement. By having a website these can be skipped entirely. Potential customers can find out about your business and your products online – anytime night or day. 2. Getting Connected to More Customers: More than 2.4 billion people world-wide…

Can Your Customers (Current and Potential) find your contact information on the internet?

Google My Business is a VALUABLE free service that every small business owner should know about and use. Through Google My Business, you can control the information displayed for your business across all of Google’s services, including Google+ and Google Maps. If you change a piece of info in Google My Business, like your hours or location, it will automatically update everywhere. Consistency is essential for a business owner especially in this era of online…

Things I Need From You Before I Can Design Your Website

First let me say this – as a Tucson Web Designer – I cannot read minds.  Now having said that, I have engaged with clients that want Wowsers Web Design to “handle” everything … content, images, etc., on for their website.   This makes the website design process difficult.  The website owner must and should fully participate in this process.   Images: Client will provide images related to website in at least a 1024 x 768px…

What Makes a Website Effective?

What makes a website effective? Businesses across the nation rely on websites to attract customers into their stores or for e-commerce. TJ McCue, a contributor for the Small Business Administration, says: “Sales today often hinges on a website. You need some sort of presence online to participate in the many marketing channels available.” If you want your website to be useful, it should look professional and be easy to navigate. Here are 11 things to include…

Content is Key in SEO

Anyone who owns a business is on a constant lookout for the best ways to market and promote their business. There are the usual means of marketing like phone books, newspapers, radio and television. They all have their place, but they are not very targeted, usually the ad cost is fairly expensive, and the phone book and newspaper advertising is becoming obsolete. Certain things can be done like getting demographic information to make it a…

Why Regular Web Maintenance Is Important

What Makes a Website Successful Building a site is just the beginning. Keeping it updated, fresh, and working like it’s supposed to is what ultimately allows you to do business on the web. Four Reasons Why Regular Web Maintenance is Important 1. Fresh material added regularly to your site keeps visitors coming back to see what’s new. Some sites are constantly updated by the natural activity of their business, such as news, real estate, classified…

What Makes a Website Successful

1.  CLIENT PARTICIPATION:  A web designer can design and layout your website.  Without your continued participation, input and work the website will probably not reach its full potential.  Some suggestions to promote your website are:  blogging, social media (Facebook Business Page, Twitter, Article Writing, and Blog Commenting).  Anywhere and everywhere that you can plant your URL throughout the internet helps your website page ranking.     2.   ORGANIZATION, STRUCTURE AND PLANNING: Good websites are well…

What is Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the visibility of a website on organic (“natural” or un-paid) search engine result pages (SERPs), by incorporating search engine friendly elements into a website.   A successful search engine optimization campaign will have, as part of the improvements, carefully select, relevant, keywords which the on-page optimization will be designed to make prominent for search engine algorithms. Search engine optimization is broken down into two basic areas: on-page,…

Mobile Friendly WordPress Website

Big changes to Google’s search algorithms have arrived: beginning April 21, 2015 the company will increase the ranking of sites that are mobile friendly and surface app results much higher. The company says that the change will have a “significant impact” on all mobile searches in all languages worldwide, but as a result Google says that users will find higher quality results. Along with this change, Google will start to use more information from indexed apps…

WordPress Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Site Running Smoothly

Many Clients want to maintain their own website – or they initially think they do.   What I have discovered is that the road to Maintaining Your Own Website is paved with good intentions.  Also what I have discovered is a WordPress Website that isn’t maintained WILL FAIL.  It may not fail right away – failure is imminent. Wowsers Web Design offers an annual website maintenance plan – $540 for 12 hours.   CLICK HERE to see…

What’s In A Name – Your Website Domain Name That Is!

It is easy to buy a domain name and when purchasing your domain name it is EASY to misspell it and there are NO do-overs…except to buy it again; Before you register a new domain name, please think twice about what you choose.   These websites owners didn’t. Or perhaps they thought the double entendres their names created when strung together as URLs were just too funny to be passed up. Here are some of the…

Obsolete Marketing – The Phone Book and Newspaper Advertising

How are you marketing your business??? Marketing a business five or ten years ago is vastly different than it is today.   What has prompted this post is an article that I read this week about 10 things that will be obsolete within five years.   The newspaper and phone book were among the 10 things.    This triggered me to think about the importance of a website and how some of you all  are still using newspaper…

WordPress Youtube Help

GENERAL WORDPRESS HELP WordPress for Beginners 2015 Tutorial Series How to Create a WordPress Post (dtd 2016) HOW TO CREATE A BLOG POST How to Write a Blog Post in WordPress YOAST SEO PLUGIN Yoast SEO Tutorial 2016 BEAVER BUILDER PAGE BUILDER How to Use Beaver Builder (page builder) (2016) How to add images using Beaver Builder How to create columns using Beaver Builder Basics of Beaver Builder ENVIRA GALLERY – this is from the…

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