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If you run a small business, chances are you are wondering if blogging is worth the time and effort. The short answer is YES! Blogging on a frequent basis is a relatively easy, inexpensive way to enhance your inbound marketing efforts, drive traffic to your site, and attract more perspective customers.

Date: 7/19/2016 9:53 AM EDT




Search engines love fresh content. What better way to provide frequent content than with blog posts. By blogging consistently, you give Google and other search engines new content to index and you create opportunities to plug in those all-important keywords to increase your visibility on search engine results pages.
When keywords that users include in their search match the words in the title tag and meta description, Google and other search engines target keywords match those that the user is searching will increase click-through-rate, which can indirectly influence rankings.  This gives Google and other search engines new content to index and you create opportunities to plug in those all-important keywords to increase your visibility on search engine results pages.
Page title search example;
websolutions-maine.com

http://www.websolutions-maine.com/searchengineoptimization.html


 

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Date: 7/17/2016 9:01 AM EDT


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The concept of using responsive design is not new to 2016. Since the Google update everyone has been hustling to upgrade their websites so that they are easily to view and user-friendly regardless of the device it is being viewed on (mobile, tablet, desktop).

This will continue to be a basic requirement of a great website.  With new and improved mobile devices coming to the market on a regular basis, having a responsivewebsite design is a must.
 
Beautiful Responsive Web Site Designs that look great on every device




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Date: 7/12/2016 11:44 AM EDT


•    Your old website is built on an outdated platform.
•    Your website is not mobile friendly – this is extremely important.
•    Your company is experiencing a major shift in strategy and/or organization of products or services
•    Your current website is not fully functional (such as broken forms, missing pages/links, etc.) in ways that cannot be simply repaired

Building a new website for your business is an in-depth but rewarding process!

Outline what you need to have in your new website to make it perform the purpose you have in mind and be sure to discuss with us what those needs are.

This step logically comes next as you should already be in the right frame of mind to point out the items you want to change. Make a list and be sure to prioritize features and functionality you want to be included in your new website because guess what? Many of those will cost money! 

What features will your new website need?

•    How many pages, colors, style you are looking for.
•    Integration – MLS, Social Media, restaurant menus, ect.
•    Forms – Simple contact forms to more in-depth forms that can generate quotes for products or services
•    Ecommerce – Your site may need a “shopping cart” or other payment features

At this stage in the process, listing each and every item that you could want will help you begin to align your expectations.

Review website with all involved
After the project has been completed (or at least when you think the project is complete), this is when you need to bring others in to review the website and iron out the final details if there are any. At this point, the days where changes to design or core functionality are gone, so essentially you’re looking for a review of the content and images used on the website.

The key here is to be specific on what changes need to be made and to deliver all of the information in one packet. Your developer needs to be able to read your list and be able to execute the changes as quickly and easily as possible. Going back-and-forth can confuse everyone and again delay your agreed-upon schedule.

Develop process for ongoing website support
In most cases, once a website is launched there’s a brief period of time where no changes need to be made. After the freshness has worn off you will need to create a plan for updating and maintaining your website.  You may want to discuss with us, your developer, what a “monthly” plan might look like. You may be able to work out a monthly retainer fee so it’s good to know ahead of time what you’re looking at.

You may even be able to have members of your team trained on how to make minor edits to the website, especially if they are tech-savvy. Keep in mind that even if they can change something does not mean they should.

Items such as CSS, page layouts, and themes should only be changed by the developer of the website as there’s likelihood that something could go horribly wrong causing irreversible damage. This is why many updates are best left to the experts.

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Date: 7/12/2016 10:52 AM EDT



Meta tags serve your site in a few ways. The meta title is the title of the page that shows up in the tab of your browser. In addition, Google frequently uses the meta title as the blue link in your website’s listing on a search engine results page.

Example of how title tags appear in the browser tab:



Example of how the title tags appear in the search engine:

http://www.websolutions-maine.com/searchengineoptimization.html

When keywords that users include in their search match the words in the title tag and meta description, Google and other search engines will bold that text. Ensuring your target keywords match those that the user is searching will increase click-through-rate, which can indirectly influence rankings.

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Date: 7/12/2016 10:09 AM EDT

On your current site, you have many pages of existing content from your main pages to your blog posts. Most likely, there are other sites out there linking to that content, including Google. When you launch a new site, the URLs for this content often change. If left and not redirected, these broken links would cause Google to believe those pages no longer existed, and you would be removed from the rankings until Google was able to find your new content. This can be devastating to a website’s traffic.
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For example, we sent out a proposal for this company in November, and they decided to go with another company, to save money. The company they hired had little experience in SEO, and tanked their rankings for every keyword they were targeting high with. You can see here that after the site launched in December, their rankings disappeared.
  • Proper pre-launch SEO for a new site requires setting up permanent URL redirects from your old website. By setting these up, you tell the search engine and the end user’s browser where to find the new URL, and the user is redirected without ever knowing it happened – 
  • The ideal situation for both SEO and user experience.websolutions-maine.com

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Date: 7/11/2016 5:07 PM EDT

How SEO (Search Engine Optimization) & SMM (Social Media Marketing) can 

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Search engine optimization and social media marketing Social Media Marketingare both great ways to drive traffic to your clients website.   As an SEO provider, we know just how hard it can be to convince business owners that social media and search engine marketing are a necessity to having a thriving business. Many businesses will ask us,  if they really need both. It is important to look at how both can have an effect on online business. 

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Date: 7/11/2016 4:59 PM EDT

EVERYONE IS SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING... We want to help customers find YOU.

 We are a trusted Web Design & SEO agency working for past 14+ years serving companies of all sizes and industries. We customize our SEO strategy to best fit you and your business to get better rankings on top search engines like Google.
We do all this so that you can focus on your business.
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Date: 7/5/2016 3:45 PM EDT

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