Articles Tagged: Small Business Advice

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 Do You Want a Website? Tips for Web Design Success

September 26, 2017

When we discuss a website project with a prospective customer, this is one of the first questions we ask. It’s also a question most often to stop people in their tracks because they haven’t really thought it through. Vague general answers ensue. The reason it’s important is so that your website is a tool in your business toolset and not another fruitless expense.

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How to Add Google Analytics in WordPress for Beginners

August 30, 2016

I know, installing Google Analytics on your WordPress website isn’t as easy as it could be. Let’s change that. We’re going to help you not only create a Google Analytics account (and get your tracking code) but also show you how easy it is to install on your WordPress website.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Design Company

May 23, 2014

Hiring a design company or freelancer can be tough. If you’re like most people, you type in a quick Google search (or browse Craigslist) and are inundated with literally thousands of results to scour through. Some of  these results look promising and others just terrible. To make things worse, prices are all over the place, from …

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WordPress Tips for Speed and Optimization

February 06, 2014

With WordPress, there are literally thousands of plugins and countless strategies that you can use to better optimize and speed up the function of your website. Over the years we’ve honed in on our own strategies and plugins, and we’d like to share a few of those with you.

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The Tortoise and the Hare

August 14, 2013

I’m sure you’ve read Aesop’s Fable about the Tortoise and the Hare. The over confident hare challenges the tortoise to a race and the tortoise accepts. The race begins and all that’s left at the starting line is the tortoise and the dust from the hare. The hare gets halfway through the race and decides …

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Websites Are Not Set In Stone

August 02, 2013

Websites are not set in stone. If you have one, make sure to constantly improve it as you grow in experience and learn more about your visitors / customers. If you don’t know where to start, start listening to your current and prospective buyers. Are they always asking the same questions? Are you constantly guiding …

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Shawn at Graticle is a great person to work with. He created a fantastic new interactive website for the Academy Theater which is easy for us to maintain. He’s always available for support and to make larger changes if we need them. I highly recommend him for your custom website.

Dannon Dripps

Manager

Academy Theater

www.AcademyTheaterPDX.com

Portland, Oregon

So quick and easy! They were easy to work with and very timely!

Bethany Agustin

Kelso Christian Assembly

Kelso, Washington