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When you are ready to launch a new website, there are several things you need to make sure are in place before the site goes live. These components are important as they make sure the site functions properly and creates an easy experience for the user.  

This post will serve as a quick c...

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The Fine Line that Makes a Good Website 

You can tell the difference between a good website and a bad one in five seconds. 

That’s all it takes. It’s almost an instinctual response. If you find yourself scrolling down a webpage, delving deeper into its content, and reading what has be...

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If your website is struggling to maintain high traffic rates, a content refresh or website redesign is your ticket to getting back on track. 

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Images are a big part of every website these days. Whether you're trying to sell products, promote a service, or get people interested in your blog posts, images play an important role.

However, there's more to it than just slapping the first image that comes up onto your website and calling it good. That could actually end up doing more harm than good if you don't optimize them properly for search engine optimization and site speed.

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In addition to decreasing bounce rates, faster loading pages can lead to increased time spent per visit, more conversions, and higher revenue for your company.

If you want to improve your ranking in Google's search results and increase traffic/sales from people who land on your site, learn about site speed.

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Do we agree that repainting your car while the engine doesn't run is pretty useless?

Likewise, a slick-looking web design without a website platform that can get it ranked on Google isn't going to get you anywhere either.

While high-quality content is still king, the technical side of your SEO (the guts of how your website platform processes everything) is now even more important.

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You wouldn't use a drill to hammer in a nail, would you? 

Well, maybe if you were desperate and willing to use any tool to just get by for the time being. 

Trying to fit your business into a prebuilt theme or out-of-the-box template is much the same. It gets the job done, but you aren't going to be satisfied with the results for long.

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What is a Call to Action (CTA)?

It is just that: a call to take action. On a website, a call to action can present itself in many different forms, but it is always a clear statement that directly and simply explains what you want your site visitor to do next.

Types of Calls to Action

Below is a l...

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Last Updated February 16, 2021

We do not use out-of-the-box website builder software like WordPress. Gasp! We know. With 39% of the web built on WordPress, you can see why it’s natural gravitation for web designers. But what's the catch? 

We custom build your website from the ground up with the lo...

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