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Why we use WordPress for our Content Management System.

We feel that in 2018, WordPress is the Best CMS and here’s why.

WordPress is an amazing platform for developing websites that are Highly Customizable, Mobile Ready and Search Engine Optimized. Not only that, but the websites are Secure. With over 75 million websites, or 59% market share, WordPress is the most popular open source CMS for a reason.

Versatility

WordPress is a powerful tool to build websites with a Flexible framework that allows us to create and modify layouts for a highly customizable website. It's highly adaptable to accommodate all needs through extensions and plugins. There are add-ons for just about every function you want to add to your website – from newsletters, contact forms, email campaigns to fully operational e-commerce integration, complete with credit card payments and invoicing. As your website grows and changes over the years, WordPress is ready for whatever comes around the corner, or the next big thing.

Mobile Responsive Design

Consumers are using their phone more than ever to search for products and services. The increase is so great that it can no longer be ignored. The days of having a phone that needed to be zoomed out and scrolled from left to right are no longer acceptable. First impressions are everything. If your website doesn't look good on a phone or tablet, your potential customers are going to your competition. Luckily, most WordPress sites are built to look great on phones and tablets. Not all CMS’s can say the same.

Search Engine Optimized

Google and all search engines use certain defining parameters, the more parameters you fulfill the higher your website will rank in search results. WordPress, by design, fulfills the criteria list by offering Fast Load Times, Good Coding Standards, XML Sitemaps, Great User Navigation, Image Optimization, Social Media Integration, and AMP. Moving forward, Google has made it very clear that Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is going to become one of the major factors in Search Engine Results. If your site isn't AMP ready, your listing is going to the bottom of the results. WordPress has worked very closely with Google, AMP works with WordPress sites. We expect that many non-Wordpress CMS sites will be shuffled to the bottom of the Search Results as they are not in line with AMP.

Security

With everything going on in the world, isn't it nice knowing you have a team of security experts working for you? What we find working with WordPress is that they take Security very seriously. Being the Biggest Website building systems has its challenges, and WordPress is under attack from hackers every day on every site. What WordPress does to combat this is to release updates often if they find a vulnerability. What we find is that if a website is kept up to date, there is little chance for a hacker to get in. That's not to say, they don't try...

We only use WordPress for our websites, were kinda like WordPress Ninjas.

We know it works extremely well for many of our clients, it works excellent for getting great Search Engine Results and AMP. And our developers can just about get it to do everything, including making coffee for us in the morning (not really...)

 

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If you're looking to build a new website or freshen up an old website, WordPress can make it better. Let's work together and make something Awesome!

 

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What is Mobile First Web Design?

Mobile First Web Design is not just about screen resolution and automatically resizable images, instead, it's more about designing a site that can is to be viewed on small screens first and big screens second.

 More consumers are using their smartphones and tablets to search and purchase from websites than ever.  Estimates say that consumers use an average of 5 different devices per person, that's a lot of different devices all with different screen sizes. Consumers are using their smartphones more and more every year, so much that Google is making Mobile-First a bigger priority than ever before.  In mid-2018, the mobile-first index will become one of the key factors for search engine results!  That's right if your website is not mobile ready, then your business listing is moving down the search ranks and your competitor's website now is getting your business.   If you're not mobile-first in 2018, say hi to the dodo bird for me.

The solution is simple.

From the very beginning of choosing a very fast web server, to design process and all the way to the finished product with mobile-first in mind, it must be at the forefront of over decision.  One of the main key ideas when making a mobile-first site is to look at the experience your site delivers.  Is it slow to load, do you have lots of animation, lots of large graphics, is the navigation of the website easy to understand, do you have to scroll out and move about the screen to see the complete page, is the font easy to read and the colors look good together?  

 

If you're looking on how to achieve a mobile-first website, contact us and we would love to help you.

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Business that needed a website, now out of business

A New Sign for Your Business?

If you don't have a website for your business, you may be in need of a new sign.

I think you will agree with me that our society today has gone digital and it seems that we are connected more than ever. In my city, there are two businesses that are 2 blocks away from each other. They carry the same products and services. They have the same pricing and they also share some of the same staff. I tried to contact one of the businesses to offer my services as I noticed they did not have a website. Their competition has a good website that shows the products, services, some info about the business and the people behind it. A couple of weeks ago, I was driving by the business I contacted and noticed there were new signs on the door - "Going out of Business". Not having a website today for your business isn't good for business. Many customers don't believe a business is legitimate unless they have a website. As well, people will often search for your hours, contact info, services, products, specials and other info on your site. Simply put - not having a website today isn't an option. The good news is that getting a website for your business is now easier and more affordable than ever, it's probably more affordable than you think. Contact us to discuss how we can get your business online before you need a new sign.

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