Archive for websites

Websites run the web. Obvious, right? But some people still neglect their website. Don’t do that! Here are some articles about utilizing websites.

Free website builders

While creating a website is essential for just about every business or organization, not everyone is in the same place as far as what they can afford to invest in. While we do our best to have various pricing options, we know not everyone can afford to invest in having a professional marketing team develop their website. That’s where free website builders come into play!

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Redesigning a website without losing SEO

For most organizations, it’s essential to be findable in Google and other search engines. That means SEO—Search Engine Optimization—is necessary for digital marketing. And while there are many ways to improve your website’s SEO, sometimes you need a new website even if your website already ranks well in search engine results.

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Must-have WordPress plugins — infographic

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10 ways to integrate social media into your website

While your website is a great way to inform your target audience about your organization, social media is a great way to interact with them. So integrating your social media into your website just makes sense! It provides an easy way for people to know that you are staying up to date with social platforms and lets them easily engage and interact with you and your organization.

But what does integrating social media into your website really mean? Here are ten different ways to do just that.

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Animated GIFs in Mailchimp, Facebook, and WordPress!

Animated GIFs are great, right? Whether you are using Facebook, Mailchimp, WordPress, or any social website, you can add a fun, personal touch to your writing by inserting a GIF. While animated GIFs have been around since the late 90s—remember those cheesy “website under construction” GIFs?—they’ve seen a resurgence in recent years.

Let’s look at how GIFs have come back, how to insert them, where to find free ones, how to make your own, and more.

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How much does it cost to maintain a website?

The days of launching a website then not having to touch it for several years are long gone. Depending on your website’s complexity, the CMS—Content Management System—it’s built on, and your needs, the investment for maintaining a website can vary greatly. If you’re paying yearly…

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Wix vs Squarespace vs WordPress

You used to have to know a lot of HTML to build a website, and even then it was no guarantee it’d look good. That’s no longer the case! Now you can build a really good looking website without a ton of time and hassle with some of the What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) website builders out there. Wix, Squarespace and WordPress are the main options on the market. While WordPress is our personal favorite here at T&S, all three bring different strengths and weaknesses to the table.

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How SEO friendly is my website?

While SEO is something we have helped clients with for over a decade now, that’s not my area of expertise. Other people on our team handle that. However, that puts me in a position to relate to our clients who hire us because they’re not SEO experts either!

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Are WordPress sites easy to hack?

One of my many job duties is helping to back up and upgrade the WordPress websites we manage. While there are several reasons we do that on a regular basis, the main reason is security. WordPress has been around since May of 2003. While it has definitely evolved over time, so have the efforts of hackers. Which begs the question: Are WordPress websites easy to hack?

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Can anyone do web design?

With the advent of do-it-yourself website design and creation tools, you may want to design your own website. Sure, some people go to school and get a graphic design degree after putting in hundreds or thousands of hours, but anyone can create a website, right?

Well, yes. Actually, anyone can create a website. But that doesn’t mean that everyone should.

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