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What to Look for in a Web Design Proposal
What to Look for in a Web Design Proposal

You’re pretty excited about the prospect of your company’s new website. Or at least you thought you were, until a handful of web designers responded to your website RFP with what amounts to over 100 pages of proposals. Now you have to sort through all these pages and choose the best designer for the job….

How to Write a Website RFP that will Guarantee a Successful Project
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How to Write a Website RFP that will Guarantee a Successful Project

If you’ve been tasked with heading up a new website for your company, congratulations! This is a big deal. It’s probably the most important thing you’ll do for your business this year. So let’s get started. Time to turn to Google, right? Before you hit that search button, there’s something else you need to do…

What You Need to Do Now to Get Ready for Google's Mobile-First Index
What You Need to Do Now to Get Ready for Google's Mobile-First Index

It seems like it’s been forever since Google first announced its mobile-first index. So where exactly is it? Don’t worry, it’s coming, and Google has given you ample warning. According to the latest reports, Google is hoping to release the mobile-first index early in 2018, but it could be a little later. That really doesn’t…

Why an SSL Certificate Should Be Your Next Website Upgrade
Why an SSL Certificate Should Be Your Next Website Upgrade

It’s been almost three years since Google first told everyone they should make the switch to HTTPS. In their passionate plea to website owners to create a more secure internet, they used a rallying cry that would surely go straight to the heart of everyone: HTTPS would become a ranking signal. Not surprisingly, the world…

How Often You Should Redesign Your Website
How Often You Should Redesign Your Website

We’re all familiar with the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, these words of infinite wisdom can lead many business owners astray when it comes to their website. In fact, this little phrase was not created with the web in mind at all. Sometimes a website that seems to function pretty well…

Why Your New Website Wasn’t a Big Success Story
Why Your New Website Wasn’t a Big Success Story

You spent boatloads of money and time on your new website. After months of gathering assets, arguing about designs, and waiting impatiently for your new website to launch, you’re pretty proud of the result. The new website looks modern and slick, especially compared to that old piece of garbage that was embarrassing to share with…

4 Things You'll Learn About Your Business During a Website Redesign
4 things you'll learn about your business during a website redesign
4 Things You'll Learn About Your Business During a Website Redesign

You may not realize this now, but your next website redesign will be a major learning experience for your business. At least it should be, if the web design company you hire does it the right way. Your website is the digital face of your business. It’s where most people first meet your company. It’s…

5 Biggest Website Redesign Mistakes
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5 Biggest Website Redesign Mistakes

A new website can be a great way to give your business a boost, but it can also be a big waste of money. Redesigning a website shouldn’t be a quick fix. Nor is it the ultimate solution to a bigger business problem. But it definitely can increase your sales or bring in more leads—as…

5 Measurable Changes After a Website Redesign
5 Measurable Changes After a Website Redesign

Almost every business owner knows there is value in having a great website, but many business owners are wary of the process. Redesigning a website is no easy task, and it can seem like a costly undertaking with little immediate reward. It’s difficult to understand the impact a new website can have on your business….

What Google's Updated Webmaster Guidelines Really Mean
What Google's Updated Webmaster Guidelines Really Mean

When it comes to giving advice on how to rank better in search results, Google is usually pretty general: create good content on a well-structured site that’s easy to use. Sounds easy, right? All you need is a few good content writers, a savvy developer, and an extensive team of usability experts. There’s no reason why your…

13 Must-Haves for SEO-Friendly Web Design
13 Must-Haves for SEO-Friendly Web Design

Reality check: Google doesn’t care if your website looks pretty. Web design matters. It matters a lot. You want your website to capture your audience. Customers are more like to convert on a website that’s modern and professional. But the search engines aren’t basing rankings on how pretty your website is. If you’ve spent much…

8 Things Wrong with Your Website
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8 Things Wrong with Your Website

One of the hardest things for business owners to admit is that their website sucks. But let’s be honest here. A lot of websites do suck. If you had any hand in the design of your current website—even if it was just to give final approval or write the check—then it can feel like a…

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