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Website designer, website developer or website assembler?

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Apr 30 2013

Website design is a very broad term used and can cause confusion for most people that are looking to get their business online. In fact, it is so confusing that many companies that provide the service of getting your business online, are not even sure what category they belong to. Hopefully this will help you understand who does what, which then can help you decide which one is best for you.

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Is open source right for me?

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Jan 30 2012

When we talk about open source software we are of course referring to the ones that apply to this industry. So this would include software like Wordpress, Joomla, Wordpress and others that people use to manage their website. But the answer to the question is, it might be right for you.

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What if my website was a car?

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Nov 08 2011

Yes, we know this may sound odd, but in this article we will explain how buying a website relates to buying a car. What type of car would be comparable to the types of websites you would look at buying and hopefully help explain that a comparing what you are getting is not always comparing quotes head on.

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Website, squeeze page, landing page or sub-domain, which do I use?

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Mar 01 2011

In this article I am going to explain to you 4 different terms used on the internet, website, landing page, squeeze page and sub-domain. These 4 elements all serve a very different purpose, but are all important in an overall campaign. It is important that you, your website designer and marketing firm understand the differences between these.

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5 simple steps to improve profits your website

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Feb 08 2011

Many times small business owner buy websites from a so called professional website designer, yet the website fails to deliver results because it is not setup as a proper marketing tool. There are also many small business owners that choose to do it themselves but are not sure what needs to be on the site for it to deliver results. Hopefully this will help you get started in seeing some results from your website.

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I have someone that

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Feb 02 2011

Almost every small business has a guy that “does” their website. But the question is what is it that he really does other than having set it up for you? The reality is that most of the people out there that are “doing” websites for small businesses are really not utilizing the internet to the fullest extent to help you grow your business. They are simply sitting around waiting for you to tell them what you want to do next and then add that information to your website. Sorry to say, things no longer work like that and you are using ancient methods to reach a new market.

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Is your website just an extended business card or is it a marketing and sales tool?

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Jan 31 2011

With the internet being even more competitive today than it was 7 years ago when I started in the online marketing industry being able to utilize it matters even more. Yet for some reason there are still businesses out there that think they can get away with having a website that not only does not provide results, but also looks like their 13 year old nephew set it up.

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$3000 for a website, are you kidding me?

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Jan 19 2011

Most business owners and startups have gotten quotes from both website designers and marketing companies that range in the thousands of dollars. These companies have often also looked at do-it-yourself solutions and solutions that are templated in order to save money. But is $3000, $5000 or $20.000 for a website really worth it?

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Small business websites are a reflection of where their business really is

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Jan 09 2011

Not to long ago I was at a small business networking meeting. Somehow during the meeting I and a few other business owners got into a discussion about online marketing and websites. To no surprise none of the business owners I talked to were doing any type of active online marketing. Most of them had an online business card (2-3 page website) that had no purpose other than to give a phone number and address so people could contact them during business hours.

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Small business websites - using the global internet to reach local markets

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Jan 05 2011

The global internet is not as global as small business owners may think it is, in fact the global internet can be extremely effective for local markets. If a small business takes the time to develop their website to be an online marketing tool instead of just an online business card they could tap into a market beyond their expectations. The internet and website design are a tool and market that small business underestimate. The reason is most often that they think it is too costly. The truth of the matter is small business often make a very crucial mistake. They deal with a “website designer” instead of dealing with an online marketing company to develop their small business website.

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Small business websites - why a small business website does not produce results

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Jan 03 2011

When a small business decides to take their business online there are usually several mistakes that they do. This is partially due to lack of experience and often lack of knowledge. There seems to be a trend that small businesses think of their website as an online business card instead of a marketing tool. That is where the majority of them go wrong. So let’s take a look at some of the most common mistakes done when a small business takes their business online.

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Are you being scammed by your

Category: Website Design & Development Published on Jan 02 2011

After working in the website design and online marketing field for over 10 years I have looked at and analyzed thousands of websites and hundreds of website design companies. What I have found out over the years is that most “cheap” website design firms actually “scam” their clients by offering many additional services that are already FREE and only take a few seconds to setup or do!

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