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.

Should I use posts or pages in WordPress?

If you’re new to WordPress, you may be wondering what the difference is between pages and posts. After all, they both seem to be ways of publishing content on your website, right?

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What domain name should I use?

Your website’s domain name is a visitor’s first impression, meaning your domain name definitely matters! It’s a key element to your website. Domain names are not only a visitor’s first impression. They also affect your search engine optimization (SEO) and help define your brand. But with…

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12 awesome things you can do with Gravity Forms

You can get really creative when creating websites. If you ever need to include a contact form, survey, employment application, review form, or something else along those lines, we recommend using Gravity Forms.

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Lessons from four mobile websites

It’s 2021, guys. Smartphones are everywhere. I’m constantly on my iPhone, taking photos, buying food, paying bills, and even surfing the web. If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, then it’s time to get your act together! Let’s look at four mobile websites for companies I love and a lesson we can learn from each of them.

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6 signs your mobile website stinks

Basically everyone has a mobile device now. Not even counting tablets, mobile devices were responsible for 54.8% of global website traffic in the first quarter of 2021. We’ve seen that B2B numbers tend to run a little less, but it’s still enough traffic that you need to make sure your mobile website is good. Worried your mobile website might stink? You might be right. Let’s be honest, have you even looked at it lately?

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Lessons from the homepage of the top five websites

The web is amazing. And scary. And crazy. But I can’t imagine life without it. In fact, without giving away my exact age, the web is (barely) older than I am. So I’ve literally never lived in a world without the web. And I wouldn’t want to!

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How do I fix a slow website?

Your website’s speed is important for two main reasons. First, people will leave if they think it’s too slow. Second, Google will penalize your website in the search engine results if they think it’s too slow.

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Why we use a WordPress page builder

When you think of website design, what comes to mind? Coding? Complexity? That may have been true back in 2003 when our agency first opened its doors, but it’s not the case any longer. We at T&S are big fans of WordPress in general, and for many reasons. It’s a very versatile platform, and one of the tools we use through WordPress is a page builder plugin to create clients’ websites. Our team can still dip into the code when needed, it’s just not needed nearly as much now as it used to be. Beaver Builder is our page builder of choice, so let’s look at what it offers and why we like it.

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Mobile-friendly website examples

Have you ever clicked on a website from your phone and notice that half of the text is cut off? Photos are all over the place? It’s stressful and a bad user experience!

When creating a website, you should always have the term “mobile-friendly” in the back of your mind. If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, people who browse the internet on their cell phones will have issues when trying to view your site.

Let’s look at why that matters, some tips you can use, and finally some examples of well-designed mobile websites.

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12 ways to improve your SEO

If you want to make it easy for people to do business with you, you must make it easy to find you online. SEO—Search Engine Optimization—is a huge part of that.

SEO is all about how and where you show up in search engines. And Google is, by far, the most popular search engine out there. So in general, you should focus on showing up better in Google.

But if you’re just starting out, SEO can feel overwhelming! What should you do first? What are some of the quickest wins?

Let’s look at a healthy strategy for SEO. Then we’ll look at 12 tools and tactics you can use to help improve your SEO.

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