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Is Your DIY Website Design Causing You Problems with SEO?

Is Your DIY Website Design Causing You Problems with SEO? The most commonly discussed element in SEO is backlinks. For a long time, backlinks were the central feature of SEO, determining whether your website design would achieve top rankings. Backlinks are still a crucial factor in the process, but there are other parts that play a key role. How does a DYI Website Design stand up against a Custom Web Design? On-page optimization has grown

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The Customer Journey
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The Customer Journey Prison to Paradise

The Customer Journey- Prison to Paradise What does prison to paradise have to do with buying behavior and the customer journey? The customer journey begins like many things in life. In life, there exists a spectrum.  A set of polar opposites. We have life and we have death. We have a new year and the end of the year.  There is summer and winter. The poor and the rich. Love and hate.  This spectrum is

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Why you must have a value ladder
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Why you must have a Value Ladder

Why you must have a Value Ladder A value ladder, referred to as a brand ladder or marketing ladder, is a group of offerings that both increase in price and value as you move from left to right. It is usually depicted with a set of stairs. A value ladder can do so much for you and it’s really a must-have for any business owner. What can a value ladder do for you? First, a

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Find Your Niche
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Finding Your Niche

Finding Your Niche Getting clarity and finding your niche is often one of the first steps to building a successful online business that thrives. The level of clarity needed to build that thriving business is not as easy to come by as one might think.  So what does it even really mean to get business clarity, and find your niche? A lot of blogs and digital marketers out there are peddling some snake oil niche

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Smart Contracts
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What are the Major Benefits of Smart Contracts?

What are the Major Benefits of Smart Contracts? Smart contracts allow businesses to perform credible transactions without the help of any financial body like a bank or government or financial institution. As smart contracts operate through blockchain technology, payment can be made in bitcoin or with other digital currencies. Many businesses are also investing in blockchain and bitcoin through bitcoin profit calculator. The good thing about this is transactions can be trackable. Have you heard

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SEO Quotes for Search Engine Optimization
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SEO Quote

Expert SEO Quote: Learn from the Experts So why an SEO quote article? Quotes from experts tell a story. Most of us out there like stories so why not use expert SEO quotes to tell that story? What story do you ask? The story of Search Engine Optimization. You probably know the importance of content. If not head over to this post on the importance of having a content marketing strategy and why you should

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Digital Business Resource Center

Digital Business Resource Center Welcome to our business resource center to help you find what you need. We’ve been building great websites, providing high-quality SEO and digital marketing help since 2012 give or take a few years. We get asked a ton of questions about what’s the best affordable web design option? What is the best WordPress theme for me? Do you provide WordPress training? What do you use for your email list? The list

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SEO for Artists
SEO

SEO for Artists

Intro to SEO for Artists SEO for artists is for the most part very similar to Search Engine Optimization in general.  However, it’s been my personal experience having worked with artists on web design and SEO projects that there are a few particulars to keep in mind. On Page SEO Definition On page SEO is simply put the process of optimizing your website and individual website pages for search engine optimization.  First, this involves site

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Content Marketing
Content Marketing

Dumbest excuse SMBs use to avoid blogging

The Dumbest Excuse SMBs Use to Avoid Blogging Small and Midsized Businesses, SMB for short, are notorious for having “good reasons” not for blogging and avoiding content marketing. These excuses range from no interest in writing, not enough time in the day, no internal writing talent, lack of technical skill to build or design a blog (CMS issues).  While there are some legitimate excuses in the above, in the end, the need to blog or

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Green Thoughts Custom Web Design
Web Design

Why you need Custom Web Design in 2020

Why you need Custom Web Design in 2020 It’s 2019, and you need custom web design now more than ever. Having a customized website instead of a cookie-cutter version can make all the difference for your company. We’ve noticed tons of reasons why customization is the way to go, but we’ve listed a few of our favorites below. The traffic to your website, those are actually potential customers, make a decision about your brand and

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Conversion Rate Calculator

Marketing ToolBox: Conversion Rate Calculator Learn more about the conversion rate calculation below. Conversion Rate Defined Our conversion rate calculator can get you started with becoming aware of your current conversion percentage. Conversion rate is defined as a value that informs us of what percentage we are achieving a specific desired result. Technically speaking it is the desired outcome divided by total interactions. For example, if you have 1,000 visitors to your website (the total

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How much does freshbooks cost
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FreshBooks Cost and Review

How much does FreshBooks Cost Overview of FreshBooks The affordable FreshBooks cost provides entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and business owners with an easy to use invoicing and accounting solution. This solution is fast, secure and small business easy as FreshBooks says. Your biggest problem with FreshBooks, and you won’t find many, is finding the FreshBooks login page, which you can find on FreshBooks site. FreshBooks Login Page 1- Ease of Use Redicoulsly easy to use. I can

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Top 112 Blog Submission Sites
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Top 112 Blog Submission Sites

Top 112 Blog Submission Sites By submitting your blog to free blog submission sites you can increase your exposure to visitors that frequent those sites. This is a “no brainier” way to get more traffic to your site by taking advantage of these blog submission sites. I recommend that bloggers and business owners with a blog submit regularly to these blogs until the entire list of blog submission sites has been worked through. You can

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Top 150 Local citation directories
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150 Local Citations for SEO

150 Local Citations for SEO Note: Updated on 12/29/2019 We’ve put together a ready to use list of 150 local citations for SEO complete with sources and directories that we use for our clients. Work your way through the list, using the same information about your business at each listing location. For those looking for blog submission sites you can follow this link to Top 112 Blog Submission Sites post. Allow 1-2 hours per 5

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3 best affordable website design options
Web Design

3 Best Affordable Web Design Options

3 Best Affordable Web Design Options One of the most common questions I get asked is “how much will it cost me?” or something akin to that sentiment. The underlying question is can I get a quality web design that is affordable, meets my needs, and is easy to use. Just last week a woman named Debbie from Texas called and asked if there were any affordable web design options. She explained she was running

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5 steps to author tracking with MonsterInsights
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5 Simple Steps to Setup Author Tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics

5 Simple Steps to Setup Author Tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics Are you interested in tracking your blog authors in google analytics it can happen with MonsterInsights?  This is an important metric for those that have multiple authors posting regularly.  You will be able to identify and those that stand out from the crowd and really produce. In the article that follows I’ll show you how to setup Author Tracking in WordPress with Google

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Web Design

PPC Landing Page That Converts

PPC Landing Page That Converts Introduction to PPC Landing Pages A PPC landing page is where all the action takes place. If you are new to PPC landing pages and using them as an advertising vehicle you may not be familiar with the vernacular, a landing page is where your customers are redirected to when they click on your PPC ad. It gives them the details of the offer your ad pitches and hopefully is

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high Converting Landing pages
Web Design

High Converting Landing Page Design

High Converting Landing Page Design Landing Page Design Introduction A best practices landing page design can greatly increase conversions for your business’s lead generation campaigns. High converting landing pages are an extension of your online marketing campaigns and to maximize conversions, landing pages should be geared to the reason the person has clicked-through. Here are the four key elements of a successful landing page. Above the Fold Above the fold refers to the part of

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Green Thoughts Consulting Gives Back

Green Thoughts Consulting Gives Back A few of our staff at Green Thoughts Consulting had the opportunity to give back to a pet and veterinarian rescue in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. We were out of the country on both business and pleasure and took an afternoon to bring over 3 full bags of dog and cat supplies along with vet supplies to a local charity in the area. We visited Las Animas Dog Rescue in Puerto

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Business Web Design
Business Helps

Business Web Design

Must Have Business Web Design What are the MUST HAVES for your business web design There are things that will work for a business web design and things that will not work for a business website. It will be our goal to outline a list of must haves and sprinkle in a bit of don’t do it comments. There are always exceptions, however when people visit a web design and particularly a business web design

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Affordable Dalton Web Design
Web Design

Dalton Web Design- An Affordable Example

Dalton Web Design- An Affordable Example Dalton Ga Web Design Complete for Blankenship PIC We were approached by a small startup to provide them with an extremely affordable business web design in Dalton Georgia with a very quick turnaround. The client wanted a CMS (content management system” so they could self update and publish there own content via the site and blog. In other words there was no content or wording added by us. The

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Local SEO for Your Business
SEO

Local SEO for Your Business

Local SEO for Your Business How Citations Improve your Local Search Rankings In what follows we will first discuss Local SEO proper and it’s importance for your business. From this point I’ll discuss how citations fit into that strategy and finally I’ll give you a quick solution for the citation problem. You can jump to the end here. Let’s talk SEO, search engine optimization, and how to build your local presence on Google and the

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Web Design Mistakes
Web Design

5 Common Web Design Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

5 Common Web Design Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Today we will be speaking out about web design mistakes entrepreneurs make.  We have seen a few over the years and once upon a time we were there too. As an online business, it’s understood that website traffic is one of the biggest factors in your success. Making sure that search engines find you and push customers to your site is of utmost importance. The real question, however,

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LinkedIn profile Tips So you can stand out from the crowd featured
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LinkedIn Profile Tips How to Win Great Clients for Business Success (video) – Pt 3

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Get LinkedIn Profile Tips How to Destroy Social Media Failures! (video) -Pt 2 Watch the YouTube Video LinkedIn Training or read below. Intro and What’s Ahead in the Post Welcome back to part 3 of the LinkedIn Profile Tips and optimization series. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 on this page. As I have noted previously I believe that these posts are best followed with the video posted  above. However, your

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LinkedIn profile Tips So you can stand out from the crowd featured
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Get LinkedIn Profile Tips How to Destroy Social Media Failures! (video) -Pt 2

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] LinkedIn Profile Tips How to Win Great Clients for Business Success (video) – Pt 3 Watch the YouTube Video LinkedIn Training or read below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcaUXY3xlnw Introduction to LinkedIn Profile Tips: Part 2 Welcome to the second installment of LinkedIn profile tips and training. I always like to add that a lot of this is best understood over video.  The first installment showed you how to update your LinkedIn Profile url and how to update

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LinkedIn profile Tips So you can stand out from the crowd featured
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Your LinkedIn Profile Tips How to Destroy Social Media Failures! (video) – Pt 1

Watch the YouTube Video LinkedIn Training or read below. Introduction Much of the below will be easier to follow with our video tutorial and I recommend using that if you are following along.  It should be noted that we are making these edits using a desktop. Therefore, your mileage may vary if you are attempting this on a mobile phone or smaller tablet. This post and the corresponding video focus on contact info editing in

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