A hand drawing a sad face, a content face, and a happy face on a yellow wall.

When it comes to your website, your user experience determines how a person feels when they visit and interact with your site. Also referred to as UX, user experience relies on several important components, and the quality of those components directly affects the quality of your users’ experiences. These key components include: Value. Does your…

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Forms are a great way to generate leads and conversions, and they come in a variety of styles. But regardless of what lead you desire and what type of form you use, you want to ensure that it works properly, and that you’re making every effort to maximize leads and conversions. In today’s blog, we…

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An ecommerce website is one of the best ways for a brand or business to market and sell products to their customers. The consumer doesn’t have to take time out of their hectic lives and spend their energy trying to track down the product in a store–they can simply go online from the comfort of…

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If your brand or business has ever had a special announcement to make such as an offer, an event, a new product or service, or a change in operations, you might have placed a temporary banner on your homepage or on your entire site. Banners are a commonly used way to make this type of…

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An "upcoming events" blurb on an orange brick wall.

Is your business hosting a special event? It could be a grand opening or reopening, a celebration, a gala, a blowout sale, or a new product launch. Your event might be open to the general public or exclusive to loyal customers, partners, and/or associates. Perhaps there is a ticket cost, or admission is free (with…

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A microphone, headphones, and a notepad for recording a podcast episode with text that says "Part 02 How to market a podcast".

Earlier this week we talked about how to start a podcast, and today we wanted to follow up with how to promote that podcast. Whether you’re goal with the podcast is to grow your business and generate leads or you’re just doing it as a fun way to connect with your community, industry, or audience,…

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A local business owner hanging a sign on the business door announcing that they are closed for social distancing.

This is a challenging, confusing, and truly uncertain time for everyone as COVID-19 continues to affect the health and safety of individuals all over the world. We are all taking the precautions and measures that we can, and these vital efforts help limit and control the spread of the virus. But while these social-distancing and…

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With digital marketing, content is key. And when it comes to writing content for your website, there are a few vital elements that you can’t overlook or ignore. One of these elements are your unique selling propositions (USPs). For your content to be effective and generate conversions, you really want to be intentional with your…

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Whether you are an SMB, an SME, or a larger enterprise, you are constantly using digital marketing practices and initiatives to reach your target audiences, generate leads and conversions, and increase revenue. For newer businesses, the goal of these initiatives is to build brand awareness, interest, and trust. For businesses who are well-branded, well-known, or…

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Whether you are regularly blogging or just adding fresh, exciting content to your site a few times a year, you have likely invested a significant amount of thought, time, and resources into your content. You may be writing content that is informative, authoritative, and trustworthy. Or, you may have top-quality photos, videos, or infographics that…

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The way we communicate and interact with one another has evolved with the digital age. Instead of taking the time to call and talk (or leave a voicemail and wait patiently for a call back), we often opt to send a text message or an email and await a response, which usually arrives quickly. Companies…

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Web forms are a common, effective, and highly beneficial feature that brands and businesses use to connect with prospects, and on Monday we discussed three specific types of web forms that generate conversions for SMBs in any industry or market. Most web forms are placed strategically within a conversion funnel or lead generation process, eliciting…

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Web forms are a common and effective feature for websites, and brands and businesses use them for a number of reasons—collect contact information, receive questions or feedback, give opportunities to subscribe to a mailing list or register for an event, and more. These forms take potential customers through the lead flow process to help businesses…

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Studies have shown that mobile devices account for half of all web traffic globally. This statistic might indicate that the responsive version of a website is equally as important as its main desktop version, but there are other statistics that prove that responsive design can have a greater effect on your users’ experience and your…

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Last week we discussed what pages are essential to any website regardless of its industry, as well as the important nature of the site’s header and footer. Today in our third and final installment of our “site essentials” blog series, we’re discussing two SEO practices that are absolutely essential but get easily overlooked: meta descriptions…

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A website wireframe on a notepad.

On Monday, we discussed what pages are essential to any website, regardless of the industry. Two other essential site elements that we want to discuss are the header and the footer. A vast majority of websites have a header and a footer, even if they are minimal or unobtrusive, and they both serve important purposes…

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A web designer outlining a website wireframe on a glass drawing board.

Many entrepreneurs and SMB owners are interested in launching a website for their business but aren’t sure where to start. They don’t know what sites or features need to be included (or are unsure of what is possible), they don’t know what written or visual content they need to provide, and they don’t know how…

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A consumer using a laptop to shop online.

The habits and preferences of consumers online are constantly evolving. And in order to keep up with their consumers and continue to successfully market and sell their products, the ecommerce design trends have to evolve with their consumers’ habits. If your online store is in need of a facelift or you’re looking for new ways…

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Why an audit matters. When you create your website or make significant changes to it, search engines use algorithms to crawl each page of that site. These crawls determine how your site ranks for relevance, usability, and other factors. These algorithms assign a rank to each page, and that rank determines how high that page…

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