Web Design

Small Businesses and the “Wow” Factor

Filed in Web Design by Matt McGee on October 9, 2006 1 Comment
Small Businesses and the “Wow” Factor

First impressions are important for everyone doing business online, but maybe more so for small businesses that don’t have the benefit of name recognition and consumer trust. That desire to make a good first impression, though, often leads the small business owner down the wrong path. They decide their home page needs some pizzazz, or [...]

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Friday Night Link-o-Rama

Filed in Google, SEO, Web Design, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on October 6, 2006 0 Comments
Friday Night Link-o-Rama

Because some links are better than others… Todd Malicoat writes one of the best posts you’ll read all year, especially if you’re building — or re-building — the company web site anytime soon: 18 Questions Your CEO Forgot to Ask When Building Your Website. Read it. Bookmark it. Print it. Etc. And speaking of building [...]

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How to Make Your Web Site (and Yourself) Irrelevant

Filed in SEO, Web Design, Web Site Content by Matt McGee on October 2, 2006 0 Comments
How to Make Your Web Site (and Yourself) Irrelevant

If you’re a small business owner, ask yourself this question: Why do I/we have a web site? Let me put that another way: Who does the web site exist for? Here are your two choices: 1. You 2. Your customers If you said #1, try again. In fact, I’d suggest you get in the habit [...]

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PayPal pros and cons…

Filed in Web Design by Matt McGee on September 20, 2006 3 Comments
PayPal pros and cons…

A couple months ago I took part in a good discussion about PayPal on the Small Business Ideas forum, and one gentleman with experience in the credit card processing industry made several good posts showing both sides of the PayPal coin. I invited him to write a guest article about the pros and cons of [...]

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Friday night link-o-rama

Filed in Bing, Link Building, Local Search, SEO, Social Media, Web Design by Matt McGee on September 15, 2006 0 Comments
Friday night link-o-rama

Biggest link-o-rama ever! Tell your friends! Tired of the cut-and-paste routine when trying to get data off a web page and into MSFT Excel? Jarrod at TextLinkBrokers.com discovers a cool trick to ease that process and shares the potential SEO uses for it. On the subject of inbound links and SERPs, Jim Boykins offers a [...]

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“In other words, could you just…trust me?”

Filed in Web Design by Matt McGee on September 12, 2006 0 Comments
“In other words, could you just…trust me?”

As an employee of a small business, I wear many hats: SEO Guy, SEM Guy, Web Designer, Amateur Programmer/Coder, Customer Service Rep., Client Relationship Manager, Marketer, Writer, and many others. Without question, the hat that involves the most frustration is Web Designer. Why? A lot of reasons, some of which are specific to having other [...]

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