Latest technology trends of US teenagers

Pew internet released their latest study on Teens, Social Media, and Technology on May 31, 2018. Here are three trends we see in their results: 1. Social media platforms are changing. Facebook is no longer the de facto social media platform for teens. YouTube,...

What is the primary purpose of your church website?

Every church needs a strong website. There are several reasons: your website is the digital anchor for all your online promotion, your website is the online resource library that receives all your “click here for more information” links, but most...

Five easy ways to improve your website’s search engine ranking

1. Put your keywords on your site It’s amazing how many businesses complain their site isn’t listed under their preferred keywords, when those keywords aren’t even on the site’s homepage. If you want to be listed as the top plumber in...

Coming in 2016: Mobile apps integrated with your WordPress website

It’s taken a while for the technology to stablize, but we now have a solution for developing mobile apps for Apple iPhones and Android phones that integrate with your existing WordPress website. You don’t have to maintain separate content on your app and...

Year End Updates

We are rapidly coming to the end of 2015 and it’s important to verify your website and plugins are up-to-date. This has been a particularly vicious year for hackers exploiting old, outdated versions of WordPress and plugins to put malicious programs on...

What’s the big deal about responsive web design?

Responsive is the new buzzword in web design. All the new sites we build are responsive, many of our past customers are coming back to have their sites redesigned to be responsive. So what’s the big deal? The term responsive means the site template automatically...

20 easy ideas to promote your big event on social media

The secret to getting a good response on social media is understanding your followers. People don’t follow you on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram to see another copy of your standard advertising, they follow because they want to see behind the scenes and be...

Three reasons why mobile-friendly websites generate better results

One of the big trends in our business these last few years has been converting existing websites to “responsive” designs to make them more usable from mobile devices. These mobile-friendly websites are generating better results than traditional designs....

Is your website embarrassing?

Five things you can check in five minutes… It’s August. Summer is almost over, school will start soon, and many businesses are getting ready for their busy season. It’s also a good time to review your website and social media. Many of your customers and new...

Principles of Effective Communications #1: Guests come first

Principles of Effective Communications For Churches and Non-Profits Principle #1:  Guests come first One of the challenges in communications for churches and non-profits is that we do a tremendous number of recurring events, most of which are attended by the same...

Elements of Modern Website Design

As the internet has matured and become a mainstream business tool, so have modern web design standards. Today’s websites are designed to be user-focused, and equally usable on any device – desktop, tablet, or cell phone. These objectives have made web...

Divi 2.4: The Pros & Cons

Elegant Themes has been a game changer in the industry for many years. Not only do they offer a very inexpensive entry point to access a wide variety of themes, they also have pushed the envelope in traditional theme options and content customization. They started...

Important Update: WordPress 4.2.2

It’s been a busy couple of months in the web development and hosting business. Several new exploits have been discovered and hackers have been ravishing websites all over the world. WordPress has released several updates in the last few weeks as they rapidly...

Is Google penalizing your ranking for not being mobile-friendly?

Starting yesterday (4/21/15), Google will take your site’s “mobile-friendliness” into account when providing search results to mobile devices. This means your site may rank lower on Google searches from cell phones and tablets if they don’t...

The deceptively effective one-page website

Who can benefit from a one-page website? Acme Manufacturing has a new product offering that will target a new customer base. They need a place to start marketing to the new customers, and start building some search engine presence, but they aren’t ready to spend...

WordPress Security Update: GravityForms

We are continuing to see WordPress sites being hacked through a security hole in the popular Gravity Forms plugin. The latest security update to Gravity Forms was released last Friday, March 27th.  Prior versions are vulnerable and allow attackers to upload malicious...

Your website as the digital anchor to your online marketing

Your website is more than just another element in your online marketing mix. It should be considered the digital anchor that holds all the other pieces together. Even with the phenomenal rise of social media, your website is still the one online property that you...

Search Engine Optimization – Lunch & learn – Noble, OK 3/3/15

2 hour lunch & learn format. Non-technical for business owners. Sponsored by: Noble Chamber of Commerce, Discover Church & Mid-America Technology Center This seminar will teach you what business owners need to know about search engines and the proper ways to...

Why doesn’t my website show up on search engines?

True story. Several years ago a pastor at a medium-sized suburban church called me. “We need help. If you Google “Baptist church” in our town, our church website doesn’t even come up at all. Several other churches show up on page one, some aren’t even in...