Help! I’ve been hacked!

There is no call that strikes fear in the heart of a business owner quite like the one where your friend calls and asks, “Um, have you looked at your website recently? It looks like it might have been hacked.” Ugh. What do you do when you realize your website was hacked? Have backed up…

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Brainstorming Blog Ideas

Ever notice how some people just seem to have a knack for coming up with good ideas for their website blog posts? They seem to be overflowing with relevant content and know just how to turn a phrase. Sure, some people are born with the ‘gift of gab’, but most of us are successful because…

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Fall means back to work

It is back to school time! How do I know? I went to Staples today to buy some labels and left after seeing a line 15 people deep buying school supplies. Isn’t there something about the start of school that makes you want to learn something? I have been out of school more years then…

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Web Trends I am seeing and NOT LOVING in 2015

Last week, I praised some web trends that I’m loving this year. But like wearing leggings as pants, some web trends just need to go away. And now, for the bad news—What I don’t like: 1. Huge long pages that scroll and scroll for no apparent reason: Some call it the death scroll, others the…

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Web Trends I am seeing and LOVING in 2015

When we think of design trends, we usually think of fashion. Are wide-legged pants in this fall? Are steampunk goggles still a thing?  But what about websites? Are there website design trends? Yep, there absolutely are! This week and next, we will explore some website trends that I am seeing and discuss which ones I hope…

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Photo Rights

If you are one of my regular readers, you know how much I hate stock photos. Careless use of images of cookie-cutter professionals does nothing to set your website apart from the competition. But besides making it seem as if your business is generic, this practice can make you liable to charges of copyright violation…

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Testimonials vs. Feedback

Reviews matter. We trust reviews to help us buy everything from a cup of coffee to a new car, and your organization’s products and services are no exception to this rule. Testimonials are the evidence that backs up all the claims you make on your website, and they are often the deciding factor that tips…

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