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Email marketing is 40 times more effective than social

We can all admit that email is not the coolest kid on the block. It’s not hip like Pinterest or Instagram. People aren’t going to have viral email newsletters and it won’t ever be a cleaver hashtag (unless it’s #emailstillworks). These days it seems more and more marketing agencies are pushing companies to use social […]

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Adding an additional layer of security

iThemes Security plug-in has added additional features to allow site admins to easily change their authentication keys and salts without having to actually make changes to their website code

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How to find content curators in the confines of your office building

Identify the best content creators within your company, from customer service reps to the C-Suite, each offer unique skills to enhance your online content

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Why content matters – 3 ways you can lure more people to your site

We share 3 tips on creating custom content that will have customers returning to your site

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WordPress mistakes you can easily avoid

We have all made mistakes when it comes to using WordPress.  Here are a few tips to help keep you from making them too. Not backing up This is an easy mistake to make, and an even easier one to not make.  Believe me, have your site go down just once and you will realize […]

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Friday Favorites – Gravity Forms

Today’s Friday favorite is a tool that we love and depend on with most of our developed sites. Gravity Forms by Rocketgenius. It’s such an incredibly flexible tool. More than a contact form, you can use Gravity forms to input data and display in a grid on a page, take payment, register users… only your […]

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How to update your WordPress website

I always say that WordPress sites need love. Love and attention. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems– probably THE most popular. It is used on 60.9 percent of all sites that use a content management system, and 23 percent of ALL websites. That’s not surprising. There are dozens of reasons to […]

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SXSW 2014 Recap: Think Content First, Navigation Second

South by Southwest Interactive 2014 has already come and gone, and I can’t believe it. I feel like I was less prepared for this year’s festival compared to years past. It snuck up on me, and on Friday morning I was trying to cram in work that would not wait for the end of the conference. […]

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Make your business stand out on Google Maps

I had to look up a business the other day where I was planning to attend a WordPress meetup. What I discovered on Google Maps made me gasp with excitement. Take a look at what I found first on Google Maps: I saw that little interior image on the left side, but I didn’t really […]

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Love your website: Keep it safe and secure

WordPress websites need love. They are kind of like dogs. Be kind to them, feed them, pet them, give them water, and they can faithfully be loyal to you – be your best friend. Ignore them, be cruel or neglect them, they can turn on you or find another owner to care for them. The […]

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