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...

Designing Effective Websites – lunch & learn seminar

What every business owner needs to know about web sites 2 hour lunch & learn format. Non-technical for business owners Sponsored by: Noble Chamber of Commerce, Discover Church & Mid-America Technology Center The rules for good web design have changed over the...

WordPress Site Automatic Updates – starting at $5/mo.

Most of the security problems and site failures we see on WordPress sites are caused by old versions of WordPress or plugins. WordPress and the major plugin developers typically stay very current with known security issues, but the updates only work if they are...

Do you still collect email addresses from your prospects?

Email marketing ceased being cool a few years ago. Spammers and overuse tarnished it’s reputation, but despite recent news reports, email marketing is not dead. It’s actually still very cost effective. Social media marketing gives us access to fans and...

Two ways to know it’s time to update your website

Like a lot of things in life, websites need to be updated every few years even if they were fabulous when launched. We don’t think you need to update every year just because, but there are some factors that will help you decide when to go for a new look. Here...

Don’t forget to update your plugins

Last week we helped restore a WordPress site that had been hacked. The WordPress version was relatively current, but one of the plugins was old, and the hacker had used a weak spot in the plugin to vandalize the site. Most plugins are simple and don’t cause...

WordPress 4.0 release

WordPress released their version 4.0 last week. You can read the details of the new release here. Usually when software vendors release a new version ending in dot zero, it signifies a major update. In this case it really should be called 3.10. The new version has...

New domain names available

Want a domain name that ends in .church, .club or .guru? Now is your chance. Over 250 new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) have been released this year, with more coming out this month. These new extensions allow you another opportunity to get better domain names....

Critical WordPress Security Update 3.9.2

WordPress released a new security update 3.9.2 on Aug 6, 2014 eliminating a recently discovered security hole affecting several content management platforms. This hole allows an attacker to flood the website with requests that can overwhelm the server and crash the...
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