Saturday, June 30, 2018

Professional Website Design Companies - An Important Tool for Small Business


By Angela K Bell




As anyone who has worked in web design (or attempted to design his or her own website) can probably attest, one of the most important components is the understanding of exactly what makes a website work - in other words, understanding the important of web design. It is a recognized fact that a website which has been poorly designed or constructed creates two problems. For example, a subpar website is simply unable to remain competitive with one that has been professionally designed and customized. In addition, a poorly designed website will not generate enough internet traffic to give the site a high SEO (search engine optimization) rank - which is considered almost as important as generating clients. There are many programs and templates that promise to help you "design your own" website for a fraction of the cost of professionally designed services, but most have a great deal of shortcomings. The simple fact is that it is usually better to rely on the services of professional website design companies.

Professional Website Design Companies - Are They Worth It?

The answer to this question is an unequivocal "yes"... for the most part. As with any professional service, experts who have been trained and work for professional website design companies are far more capable of delivering a superior product than amateurs or novices. Let's start with the home page. A common issue with web design is that each browser will often display the page differently than the others. A picture or logo that works great on one browser may not look as nice on another. Specialists at professional website design companies are trained at designing programs for websites that will provide the most uniform an appearance as possible across all platforms. Although this could be more important for some websites than others, it is still one of many concerns for those attempting website design for the first time.

Professional Website Design Companies - Are They Necessary?

When a company attempts to create its own website, the goal is usually to try and reach as many viewers as possible. Retaining professional website design companies can be helpful in this regard as well. These companies are also experts with SEO, and they know exactly how to use certain programs which can be read by and are compatible with a variety of different browsers and platforms. This is part of the customization process. Isn't it more important for customers to be able to upload their images and information onto the site in the required places than for the home page to have a flashy intro and a lot of "bells and whistles?"

Pixon Design is familiar with all of these techniques and can solve any web design problem.




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Monday, June 25, 2018

How to Choose the Best Website Design Company


By Nicholas E Smith




These days there a lot of website design companies around - some highly professional and others not so. As it is a fairly new industry with low start up costs and no qualifications "needed" to get into, many people think it is a great industry to jump into so that they can make some easy cash. These people have a very negative impact on both consumers (who get a low quality service) and on the professionals already established in the industry. A good website design company will have highly qualified designers and developers that will help you every step of the way. So how do you go about finding the best website design company for you? Let me show you a few good methods!

Look at the website designer's portfolio. Every website design company worth its weight will have an in depth portfolio page of at least 20 jobs. If you like the kind of work they have produced, then there is a good chance that they will do a good job for you. Have a look for individuality in their designs - you do not want a website that will look the same as every other site out there. See if they have the ability to make your site unique for your requirements and circumstances. Finally, make sure these design are for real companies and not just fake designs stolen from elsewhere and put into a portfolio. Go to that clients website and take a look around. If you can't get to the website, then search for that company in Google. If you can't get to them in Google, then it is probably fake. When you do find the company, consider emailing them to ask about their experience with the company.

Go to a few website design company review sites. There are plenty of review sites where potential customers like yourself can go and read all the feedback on web design companies that are either in your budget or near your location. Using this information in the right way can help you pick the best website design company for you. Look at the reviews and take into account the amount of positive reviews a company has and judge that against the negative feedback left. If a company has a lot of positive feedback and little to no negative, you are most likely looking at a decent company.

You will also want to look at companies who have a fairly large number of reviews from a diverse client base (clients working in different sectors, and especially clients working in similar sectors to yourself). There are negatives with review sites though, that you should be aware of. Do not always trust the reviews - some companies put reviews on from either fake companies, or write their clients testimonials for them. If you see anything suspicious then beware. Also, if a company has fantastic reviews, that does not make them the company for you, that just makes them a good company. For example if they do websites for a very cheap cost and have great customer feedback, the feedback will be relative to the price the person paid, not necessarily the quality of the website.

I hope these ideas help you pick the best web design company for your needs.

Nicholas C Smith is the project manager at Breakfrom Limited, who specialise in website solutions and general web design knowledge and advice.




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Saturday, June 16, 2018

12 WordPress SEO Hacks to Boost Your Business Website Traffic

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By Susan Friesen




We all want websites that are search-engine friendly. But sometimes when you are busy it's easy to publish a new blog post and be off to the next thing on your to do list.

Over time, this can really hurt your SEO efforts. That's why I've put together this short hit list of things you can do to boost your WordPress SEO.

Schedule these tasks in your calendar to make your blog traffic soar!

1) Post New Stuff Regularly

Google has a bias towards fresh content. Part of Google's algorithm looks at how new the content is and gives preference to more recent results. So publishing original content on a regular basis is important.

Also size matters when it comes to content. Generally longer content ranks higher than shorter content. So strive to make your post at least 500 words.

2) Create a Keywords List

If SEO is a priority, then you'll want to develop a keyword list. This is basically a list of keywords and phrases that describes your products and services. These keywords should include words from search terms that are more likely to be used to find your offerings online.

Google has some incredible tools to make keyword research easy including Google Search, Google Suggest, Google Instant and Google Wonder Wheel.

Hint: if you want a really targeted keyword list, hire an SEO expert!

3) Install an SEO Plugin

This will allow you to set keyword-rich custom titles and Meta descriptions for your posts for search engines.

A couple of popular SEO plug-ins to consider are All in One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO by Yoast.

Again, this is something your web designer or an SEO professional can easily install for you.

4) Hand Submit to Search Engines

What good is a site if no one can find it? That's why getting listed in Google and the other popular search engines and directories is one of the most effective ways of getting free targeted traffic to your website.

You have probably seen lots of automated submission services where you pay a small fee for them to submit your site to hundreds of search engines. These services not only won't help - they can actually hurt you.

Almost all of these free directories never send an actual visitor to your website and getting links from them can hurt your ability to rank in the real search engines like Google and Bing.

The best practice is to manually submit your site to search engines yourself. WordPress makes this easy once you set up an account in Google, Bing and Yandex Webmaster Tools.

If unsure, just ask your webmaster or SEO Specialist to set up these accounts.

5) Add Tags to your Posts

WordPress, straight out of the box, comes ready to embrace search engines. The tags features is one of those SEO friendly features you should take advantage of.

Be sure to add relevant keyword-rich tags to every post you publish.

6) Leave Comments on Other Blogs

Start linking more to other people's posts on their blogs and encourage them to link back to you.

One search engine factor that Google considers is backlinking. A website that has more backlinks is considered more of an authority site and gets higher rankings.

7) Block Spam Comments

When people leave comments on your blog, it counts as content to Google. So if you have a website about DIY crafts and someone leaves 5 comments about "cheap enhancement pills' that ruins your keyword relevancy and hurts your rankings.

So blocking spam comments from posting to your blog will improve your SEO - as well as make your real blog readers happy.

8) Internal Linking

One easy way to get more traffic is to add internal links to your blog posts.

For example if you have an article on Overcoming Your Resistance to Blog Writing, then at the bottom of that article you can post links to "Other Related Articles You May Enjoy": 4 Content Marketing Trends for Business Owners in 2017 and other related articles. WordPress SEO by Yoast does this automatically for you as you can see at the bottom of this post.

9) Use Image Alt Tags

For each image you use in your post, ensure you add the Alt tag to help them rank better in image searches. This is another excellent place to put relevant keywords.

Google has an image search function that works in pretty much the exact same way as the webpage search with keywords and relevance. So adding Alt tags helps Google find and include your images when someone does an image search.

10) Tweak Blog Post Titles

If you quickly wrote titles to your blog posts before, take time to review them first before publishing.

Your blog post titles are vitally important to your SEO rankings so compare the keywords used to your keyword list and make your blog titles more keyword rich.

11) Add Social Media Sharing Buttons

When Google sees a blog article is getting a lot of posts and shares on social media, it boosts the ranking of that blog post.

So making it easy for readers to share your posts helps others Tweet and share your great content!

12) Update Your Theme

Not all WordPress themes are SEO Friendly and the free WordPress themes may be hurting your search engine rankings because of this.

Having a premium WordPress theme ensures your content will be indexed by the search engines, since the developers have taken special time to optimize every aspect in terms of both security and SEO.

It's smart to make sure your theme programming isn't bloated with inefficient code that slows down page load times. We find this a lot with purchased themes and that's why we only provide custom designed and built WordPress themes for our clients.

Susan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

Visit http://www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".




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12 WordPress SEO Hacks to Boost Your Business Website Traffic


By Susan Friesen




We all want websites that are search-engine friendly. But sometimes when you are busy it's easy to publish a new blog post and be off to the next thing on your to do list.

Over time, this can really hurt your SEO efforts. That's why I've put together this short hit list of things you can do to boost your WordPress SEO.

Schedule these tasks in your calendar to make your blog traffic soar!

1) Post New Stuff Regularly

Google has a bias towards fresh content. Part of Google's algorithm looks at how new the content is and gives preference to more recent results. So publishing original content on a regular basis is important.

Also size matters when it comes to content. Generally longer content ranks higher than shorter content. So strive to make your post at least 500 words.

2) Create a Keywords List

If SEO is a priority, then you'll want to develop a keyword list. This is basically a list of keywords and phrases that describes your products and services. These keywords should include words from search terms that are more likely to be used to find your offerings online.

Google has some incredible tools to make keyword research easy including Google Search, Google Suggest, Google Instant and Google Wonder Wheel.

Hint: if you want a really targeted keyword list, hire an SEO expert!

3) Install an SEO Plugin

This will allow you to set keyword-rich custom titles and Meta descriptions for your posts for search engines.

A couple of popular SEO plug-ins to consider are All in One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO by Yoast.

Again, this is something your web designer or an SEO professional can easily install for you.

4) Hand Submit to Search Engines

What good is a site if no one can find it? That's why getting listed in Google and the other popular search engines and directories is one of the most effective ways of getting free targeted traffic to your website.

You have probably seen lots of automated submission services where you pay a small fee for them to submit your site to hundreds of search engines. These services not only won't help - they can actually hurt you.

Almost all of these free directories never send an actual visitor to your website and getting links from them can hurt your ability to rank in the real search engines like Google and Bing.

The best practice is to manually submit your site to search engines yourself. WordPress makes this easy once you set up an account in Google, Bing and Yandex Webmaster Tools.

If unsure, just ask your webmaster or SEO Specialist to set up these accounts.

5) Add Tags to your Posts

WordPress, straight out of the box, comes ready to embrace search engines. The tags features is one of those SEO friendly features you should take advantage of.

Be sure to add relevant keyword-rich tags to every post you publish.

6) Leave Comments on Other Blogs

Start linking more to other people's posts on their blogs and encourage them to link back to you.

One search engine factor that Google considers is backlinking. A website that has more backlinks is considered more of an authority site and gets higher rankings.

7) Block Spam Comments

When people leave comments on your blog, it counts as content to Google. So if you have a website about DIY crafts and someone leaves 5 comments about "cheap enhancement pills' that ruins your keyword relevancy and hurts your rankings.

So blocking spam comments from posting to your blog will improve your SEO - as well as make your real blog readers happy.

8) Internal Linking

One easy way to get more traffic is to add internal links to your blog posts.

For example if you have an article on Overcoming Your Resistance to Blog Writing, then at the bottom of that article you can post links to "Other Related Articles You May Enjoy": 4 Content Marketing Trends for Business Owners in 2017 and other related articles. WordPress SEO by Yoast does this automatically for you as you can see at the bottom of this post.

9) Use Image Alt Tags

For each image you use in your post, ensure you add the Alt tag to help them rank better in image searches. This is another excellent place to put relevant keywords.

Google has an image search function that works in pretty much the exact same way as the webpage search with keywords and relevance. So adding Alt tags helps Google find and include your images when someone does an image search.

10) Tweak Blog Post Titles

If you quickly wrote titles to your blog posts before, take time to review them first before publishing.

Your blog post titles are vitally important to your SEO rankings so compare the keywords used to your keyword list and make your blog titles more keyword rich.

11) Add Social Media Sharing Buttons

When Google sees a blog article is getting a lot of posts and shares on social media, it boosts the ranking of that blog post.

So making it easy for readers to share your posts helps others Tweet and share your great content!

12) Update Your Theme

Not all WordPress themes are SEO Friendly and the free WordPress themes may be hurting your search engine rankings because of this.

Having a premium WordPress theme ensures your content will be indexed by the search engines, since the developers have taken special time to optimize every aspect in terms of both security and SEO.

It's smart to make sure your theme programming isn't bloated with inefficient code that slows down page load times. We find this a lot with purchased themes and that's why we only provide custom designed and built WordPress themes for our clients.

Susan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

Visit http://www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".




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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Website Development Companies: Creating Business Websites


By Caitlin Lewis




If you have a business website or are thinking of getting one started, then most probably the main aim for the decision to create a website is to bring more customers to the business. This therefore mean that the website you create should be able to answer this need and the best bet to ensure this need is met is to use one of the many website development companies out there.

As the world turns into a global village, there is increasing need for businesses to turn to global businesses. The size of the business may not matter as everyone could make a huge impact on the market through the internet. That is also why there is a proliferation of website development companies offering services like web designing, web hosting, ecommerce, social networks and a host of other services. The services chosen by a business will depend on how well these services serve the need of the business.

Although most people may think that the job of the website development companies end when the website is designed, there are many other services that they could continue to provide to a business. For some people, just the job of uploading content to a website may sound scary so a development company may have to be used for this job. It is even better if from the onset, it is included in the contract that website management will be done by the web development firm.

Generally, it is better to use Content Management System (CMS) to manage more complex sites like those running ecommerce and membership facilities. Due to the fact that there are many CMS options available, choosing the right for your needs could be challenging and it is better to work with your website development companies on this. They should be able to compare the pros and cons of the different brands and be in a better position to choose. Nonetheless, the basics you should know include; understanding how flexible the system is. That is the ease with which content whether images or text can be changed. A system that provides the possibility of creating many different pages from a template is also preferred. Most especially, the availability of support whether through training or other manuals, is very important.

Sometimes the excitement of getting your site online could be so great that you rush your web designers through the process. Although you may be able to get your site up and running in no time, it is important to allow the professionals from the website development companies enough time to produce standard websites. Although you may at this point in time only be concerned about how beautiful your website should look, as a businessman, you should also be concerned about how to draw traffic to your site.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Do You Need Web Presence?

Professional Web Design: Tips For Small Businesses

Do You Need Web Presence?


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Reaching More Clients


With a website, you are no longer constricted to your Syracuse, NY storefront. The internet allows you to reach a much wider audience. This is the beauty of a quality web design Syracuse NY or CNY. With a website that is easily navigated, those who come across your site are more likely to stay. You might be located in Syracuse, but you could quickly find yourself with orders to be shipped across the country, or even overseas.

Be More Visible


What good is a website if you aren’t coming up on the search engines? Research has shown that when most people conduct an online search, they never get past the first page. Most don’t even scroll down to the bottom of the page. I can help you by designing a website that not only looks good and functions well, but that will put your Syracuse, NY business at the top of the search results.

Stay Competitive


Custom web design that looks professional, is easily navigated, and is as unique as you are can really set you apart from the competition. With a WordPress Design, I can help your Syracuse, NY business get noticed and show your customers you are serious and passionate about what you do.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Web Design Programming and Your Business

Web Design Programming Syracuse NY


By Adele Young




Appropriate programming allows your website to help you run your business directly from the site.  A design that is programmed around both your needs and the needs of your clients while also being mobile giving you the option of running it from your office or from a vacation spot is a dream for many website and business owners.  With the right choices it can be a reality.

Web design programming is used to customize a website to the needs of your business.  Whether you need a full e-commerce site, or simple blips of information, blogs, or photo sharing it is all done with programming.  The best tools will grow with your business so that as it gets bigger and your needs expand so do the options for your website to meet those needs.

Many business owners don't have the first idea of how to build a website.  They just know that they need one.  There is software that provides web design programming for building websites.  However, if you are not especially internet or computer savvy it might be in your best interest to look for a real person to help you with your web design programming.  By finding someone who can talk to you about your company, your needs as an owner, the needs of your clients, and your budget your are probably more likely to wind up with a site that is appealing and functions correctly.  Although it may be more costly to have web design programming done professionally the result should be site that your clients like to use which will easily pay for itself.

You might not understand all the ins and outs of web design programming [http://webdesignseoaustralia.com/] but you will come to realize its value. Web design programming is a benefit to the business owner because it simplifies their operations which likely saves them money. It is also beneficial to customers because it will make their web interactions more pleasant and easy which is what every customer wants. All you have to know to get started is what you want your site to do. Once you know that a web design programming professional can guide you through the rest of the process.

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