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Resources: All You Need for Your Website

The following is a list of resources that we use and that we recommend our clients to use as well.

How to Avoid a Bad Web Designer Relationship

GoDaddyAll the time we come across potential clients that have had horrible experiences with previous web designers. Here are some common scenarios that we hear all the time:

  • "The web designer took the down payment and ran."
  • "Its taking entirely too long to create a simple website. Its been 6 months!"
  • "I paid all this money and the website doesnt look good."
  • "I can never reach my web designer. And when I do reach him, he always has an excuse."

To help you avoid wasted time and wasted money, click below.

7 Small Business Website Tips

GoDaddyUltimately, your website is a marketing tool for your business. At the end of the day, it needs to work for you. How do you know that a website is working for you? Well, people should be able to find your website and successfully and quickly find what they need. Below are some tips (not tricks) that are useful for any website.

About Domain Names and Hosting Accounts

GoDaddyIMPORTANT: NEVER pay a third party web designer to purchase your domain name and hosting account for you! When you do that, the web designer (not you) is the one who owns YOUR domain name. Instead purchase it from the source yourself. GoDaddy.com is a good company to buy both your domain name and hosting accounts from. Why? They have the best customer support that we have seen among any registrar company.

E-Commerce Shopping Cart Solution

GoDaddyAre you interested in selling online? The shopping cart solution that you choose is extremely important! Make sure that you choose wisely and not just go with the cheapest solution. Our clients come to us frequently with stories about how unhappy they are with their "free" shopping cart.

Control Alt Designs uses one particular shopping cart exclusively. They have great customer support and we can easily customize the cart for you.

We have helped many customers setup shopping cart solutions for their business. Contact us today so that we can help you.

Email Marketing

GoDaddyWith Email Marketing, its easy for you to connect with your customers, and for customers to share your messages with their networks. Email marketing is a great way to spread the word about your business.

Three simple and easy ways for people to join your list:

  • Filling out your website form
  • Sending a Text
  • Scanning a QR Code

If you need help setting up an Email Marketing Campaign from start to finish, contact us.

Content Management System

GoDaddyWordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available. But what many people don’t know is that it is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used for more than just blogging. With WordPress you can build a blog, a website, or both. If you need to be able to manage your own content, we recommend using wordpress for that. There are plenty of third party plugins available that you can install yourself, and its a fairly easy to use sytem. If you need help creating a WordPress website, contact us.

 

Content is Key!

We get this question all the time: "How can I improve my search engine rankings?" One of the first things we examine on your website is content. Believe it or not, you can never really have enough content.

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