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Required Website Updates for 2017

Required Website Updates for 2017

Last year (2016), we rolled out some updates that needed to be done, which included making sure your website was voice search compatible. This was due to more people using voice search like Siri, Google Voice, Alexa, Cortana and others. This year, there are a bunch of updates that should be done to make sure …

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To All Our Clients: Force SSL and Go to PHP 7

To All Our Clients: Force SSL and Go to PHP 7

To All Webstix Clients: Force SSL on All Pages of Your Website and Make the Switch to PHP 7 This is something you need to do this year – as soon as possible if you can. It’s something Google wants. It’s something we’re doing with all new websites that we launch. Here’s why… PHP 7 …

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What is a Basic SEO Plan?

What is a Basic SEO Plan?

This is a question we get asked fairly regularly. Prospects and clients want to know what basic SEO (search engine optimization) they should be doing or should have done to their website. There is a basic set of on-site SEO tasks that should be done. Some of it is something most of our clients can …

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More Ways to Improve Your Website

More Ways to Improve Your Website

We just wanted to call your attention to and keep you up to date on some capabilities that we’re highlighting on our website – some of them are new. Choose one or all of these ways to help improve your website. Make Your Website ADA Compliant Is your website compliant with the standards set in …

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How to Do E-Commerce SEO for Your Website

How to Do E-Commerce SEO for Your Website

SEO (search engine optimization) for shopping carts / e-commerce is not easy. Today, it is relatively easy to put up a store today (in most cases) but the part that isn’t easy… is getting your products to rank in search engines. The Big Mistake Everyone Tends to Make The big mistake people make right off …

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Is a Long-Scrolling Home Page a Good Idea?

Is a Long-Scrolling Home Page a Good Idea?

We’ve talked with many clients over the years (hundreds) as we’ve been doing website design since 2001. Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of them wanting a simple home page where you don’t even have to scroll (no scroll). To them, that kind of home page seems clean and simple – we get that. …

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How to Rank Your Website Higher for a Keyword

How to Rank Your Website Higher for a Keyword

“How Do I Rank My Website Higher?” I had a client ask me today how to get ranked higher for a certain search keyword phrase. They put it into Google and they weren’t ranking for it. The answer this time was simple. There was no page on the website covering that topic. If you don’t …

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Add SSL to Your Website Now to Not Get Slapped by Google

Add SSL to Your Website Now to Not Get Slapped by Google

Google is Slapping Warnings on Non-SSL / Non HTTPS Websites Beginning in January 2017, Google Chrome has started adding warning labels for any websites that ask for passwords and/or credit card information who haven’t yet added SSL protection. Wordfence.com reports: The Google Chrome web browser version 56 is about to be released. It will include …

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Huge Increase in Website Hacking – What to Do!

Huge Increase in Website Hacking – What to Do!

Hacking Attempts are Continuous You know how in movies, they make hacking look really cool – almost like you’re playing a video game? Yeah, it’s not that exciting looking. Yes, I can understand how you get a thrill when you get through or get around something but there are no dragons or doors or bridges. …

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Mobile Websites Now Take Priority

Mobile Websites Now Take Priority

Websites That Are Not Mobile Responsive Don’t Have a Chance Now Since Google sees more traffic (more searches originating) from mobile devices now, they’ve made a drastic change to their search results and if you’re a small business owner, you need to take note of what they just did. Google gave fair warning that starting …

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