Modern and clean web design has become a topic of heated debate amongst designers, writers, and even educators. But what constitutes clean versus outdated practices? There is no one exact answer, but rather a coupling of generally accepted principles that form the common consensus on what makes a website good, whether it’s here in St. [...]
Since the dotcom boom of the nineties, the e-commerce scene has exploded to unprecedented levels of success and the Census bureau is projecting the growth isn’t going to stop; the internet isn’t going away anytime soon. The tech scene isn’t just limited to Seattle, if you have a business all the way down in Tampa [...]
Finding web design services that produce something you and your users will love can be exhausting. Many companies and agencies in St. Petersburg do not have a diverse selection of developers that can program in your preferred stack. To save you time and a lot of frustration, we have two tips to help you find [...]
There are mixed opinions on WordPress websites for businesses. Some business owners in Clearwater prefer manually coded custom websites, but if you look deep into WordPress software, you will quickly realize that this content management system has become the industry standard. Most other blogs and websites look up to the functionality of WordPress. Here are [...]
Online marketing has essentially leveled the playing field. With tools such as SEO and responsive web design, even smaller companies are able to make big impressions. If someone uses a search engine to find what they are looking for, it doesn’t matter how large the company is, or how great of a smile their salesmen have. There are some key aspects to keep in mind when it comes to making sure your online marketing efforts are successful in St. Petersburg:
The use of SEO has become increasingly popular over the past 10 years, and while there may be free information guides to read online, the practice has become much more in depth than one might initially think. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it’s what stands between your companies website being lost in a sea of search results, or being ranked at the very top of Google, Bing, or Yahoo searches. In order to have your site featured on that desired first page of results, you need to understand the process of how search engines function.
The more the internet grows, the less I want to search it. When the internet was new and exciting, I spent so much time “surfing the net.” When I searched on Google I actually went all the way to page five or six a few times just to see what was out there. Ten years later and now I can’t be bothered scrolling down half the first page.
Most companies with a website have at some point probably been approached by a company or an individual attempting to sell Search Engine Optimization services, commonly referred to as SEO. But what actually is SEO and why should a company consider paying for it for their website? Years ago, the actor Kevin Costner made a film about baseball legends called “Field of Dreams” about building a baseball diamond on his farm in what was a corn field. His oft repeated refrain for the motivation to do so was “Build it and they will come”.
So… I just started my internship with “Strategic Media”. On day one I was tasked with starting up the computer and I passed. I was proud! My second task was to follow the directions from a 10 page document explaining how to start a web site. That is where the problems started. This is also where I am going to stop so I don’t embarrass myself. Instead I will explain to you my idea of “good company vs. bad company”.
The Yellowpages are dead. Consumers no longer reach for the Yellowpages when they need a product or service. To find companies these days people use their computers, laptops, and now, increasingly, their tablets and mobile phones. You no longer have to spend thousands or tens of thousands of dollars for ad listings. With clean, professional, and optimized webdesign you can reach a much wider audience for a fraction of the cost.