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You may not need a website

Believe it or not, you may not need a website! I know, that sounds like sacrilege coming from someone who has been helping clients with their websites since 2003. Before you pull out the pitchforks and torches, let me explain.

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How to find blog topics

Blogging is great for SEO and to demonstrate your expertise to potential new clients. But it can often be a challenge to come up with new and interesting topics to write about. Maybe you came up with a list of topics when you started blogging, but you’re almost done with the list. Or maybe you’re just starting out and you don’t even have a list yet. It’s time for some brainstorming! But the process of coming up with new topics can feel like an uphill struggle. Here are six different ways to find blog topics when the going gets tough.

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How to get your website back

Maybe your web developer disappeared. Maybe your webmaster is holding your website hostage. Maybe you’re fed up and ready to fire your web designer. Maybe an employee that registered everything has lost all the usernames passwords. You’ve lost control of your website!

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How drip email campaigns work

If you’re anything like me, you might have heard of a drip campaign, but didn’t completely understand what it was or how you could use it. In addition to being the graphic designer extraordinaire here at T&S, I also help with content on a fairly regular basis. Depending on the topic, I enjoy writing nearly as much as I enjoy designing. As a result, I recently contributed to a drip campaign project we started working on for a client.

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How to maintain a WordPress website

We’ve been creating WordPress websites since 1909. Wait, I’m pretty sure my notes are wrong and we actually started in 2009. That seems a lot more likely. We’ve launched hundreds of websites. Some of our clients now manage their own websites, while others have us manage their websites for them. And while we’ve always offered hands on training with our clients and had training videos available as well, we’ve never put together a guide on managing your own WordPress website.

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How to prevent link rot

Link rot. Sounds gross, right? Really, it’s just another name for a broken link. But it’s something you need to be aware of if you’re managing a website on an ongoing basis.

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A more professional email address

What does your email address say about you? Does using a Gmail or Yahoo email address come across as professional as one using your own domain? Obviously, it’s subjective. But first impressions are important, so you should put thought into your email address rather than just using that Gmail address you’ve had for the past ten years.

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How to tell if your website is frustrating to use

Have you ever visited a website and couldn’t find what you were looking for? Maybe you just needed a phone number or address, but you couldn’t even locate the contact page. Whatever the issue was, the website you visited had low-usability. How annoying!

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Instagram for business tips

A simple site to share photos has grown into an effective marketing tool and means of communication for many businesses. However, it can be a challenge to keep track of all the ways you can use Instagram for business.

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What is the best stock photo site?

Nothing will set your website apart quite like high-quality engaging photos. The photos on your website are often what people will notice first when visiting your website. They help set the mood, let your visitors know what to expect, simply add some visual interest to complement your content. But not everyone has the resources, whether that’s time, money, or equipment, to create their own photos. That’s where stock photos can come in handy.

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