Articles Tagged: Local Business Marketing

How to Create a Strong Password for WordPress

October 31, 2017

When moving as fast as we do in this world, it can be tempting to enter in your password you’ve used for years and be on your way. The path of least resistance. The problem with the method above may not be as apparent as you think.

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What is an SSL Certificate?

October 26, 2017

SSL Certificates have become a very popular topic since Google decided in 2014 to use them as a ranking signal in search results. We’re all starting to become accustomed to the green lock icon in the address bar. It lets us know that the website we’re browsing is legitimate and takes their website and company seriously.  Learn about SSL Certificates and how they can benefit your website.

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Marketing for Rocket Scientists

October 18, 2017

Often, we talk with business owners who want a website for their business, but don’t currently do any marketing. We ask: “Facebook? Instagram? Craigslist?” The answer: “Facebook? I don’t get it. Instagram? Why?” My favorite excuse: “Craigslist? I tried it once and it didn’t work.”

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Why Your Company Should be on Google Places for Business

September 30, 2013

When a new business owner asks us about steps they should take online, our first recommendation is listing their business with Google Places for Business. Along with a website, a Google Places listing provides great visibility within local and regular search results (not to mention it’s free). For instance, if you search “Graticle Design” on Google, …

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Let me start by saying if you choose Graticle Design for your website needs, you’ve made the right choice!

Four months ago, I started a new online business. I hired a company that I had found online, to design and build my new business website. Let’s just say, it has been a complete nightmare the past few months trying to get the work done that I needed on my site. I would email them when I needed something and sometimes get no response for days. Not to mention, the amount of time it took for them to get the work done and the high cost of their services. This situation had me extremely stressed out. I must add that I am not computer savvy. Therefore, I depended on this company for all of my website needs. Finally, after months of anxiety, frustration and utter disgust, I decided to search the web for a new website design company. I searched and interviewed many. However, I felt the most comfortable with Graticle Design. When I spoke with Shawn Hooghkirk, I felt a sense of trust and ease after our very first phone interview. Shawn actually took the time to listen and understand my concerns, expectations and everything I wanted for my website. After our first interview, I hired Graticle Design. This was the best decision for my business website and for myself as well. They are fast, efficient, reasonably priced and might I add, very skilled. I am beyond impressed with their service and I couldn’t be happier! I no longer have to stress and worry. I know that I can count on this company for all of my website needs. Most importantly, they do an incredible job!

Thank you Graticle Design! Your team is amazing!




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The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge are so thankful to Graticle Design for their amazing work! They re-vamped and updated our website in the time promised, and made it so user-friendly! It is so easy now to go in and edit, change and move things around compared to before. The user options are exponentially better than before, with easy add and use boxes, places to enter information while editing that will show up in multiple places throughout the website; and, my favorite part, easily editable and accessible buttons that can be added to every new webpage module. This makes linking people to important information, other pages on the website, other websites, and to our own uploaded content a breeze!

Shawn and his team made our site more mobile friendly (more as in, now it is mobile friendly!) and the video tutorials that were created to walk us through adding content to our new website are so clear and easy to follow, we had our new website filled with content and up and running in just a week, once the Graticle team finished creating it.

We would highly recommend Graticle for your website needs! Affordable and unbeatable quality and support.

Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Ridgefield, Washington