Custom Tools, WordPress Plugins, and Third-Party Programs: What’s the Best Choice?

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In the fast-paced internet space, there’s always something new on the horizon. Just a few years back, creating a website was an expensive, time-consuming, and tedious procedure. This changed with the launching of WordPress.  WordPress allowed just about anyone to make a website using a template that they could customize to their liking. The downside was, the functionality of the … Read More

SEO-Friendly Hosting: 5 Things to Look For in a Hosting Company

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In the competitive world of search engine optimization, website owners tend to focus on their on-page SEO and off-page techniques ignoring that what importance the web hosting provider has for their website. While it is certainly true that good web hosting does not boost your ranking in search engines, a bad web host can cause your website to be penalized. … Read More

2016 In Review: Changes, Growth, & Smart Websites

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  We’re now going into our fourth year as a business, and a lot has changed since our small beginnings. We’ve had big wins, and we’ve had some losses—and both have helped us grow. Overall, it was a big year for the industry, both locally and internationally. What’s in a name? We officially changed our name from Hello Websites to … Read More

Hello Guide: What’s An MVP Website?

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We’ve listened carefully, and this is the question we get asked the most lately: What’s an MVP Website, and how will it grow my business? What exactly is an MVP website? With Smart Websites, an MVP website goes live quickly, instead of waiting around for what most people think of as a “perfect website”. This idea of a “perfect website” … Read More

Hello Guide: How To Create An Awesome Lead-Generating Website

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So, as you’ve probably noticed, we’ve posted a lot of listicles over the past year, and it’s time to change things up. This week, we’re going to begin with our first-ever Hello Guide, which will go over the main steps for creating a lead-generating website. Your website is the best source for turning prospects into leads, and even returning customers. The … Read More

The 10 Experts Behind Your Smart Website

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Do you really know what you’re getting when you put money down on your new website? It’s easy to assume your website is being built by someone in a basement, or maybe somewhere in Asia. (And, depending on who you’ve trusted with your site, that’s not always a crazy assumption.) But, if you’ve chosen to work with a trusted web … Read More

5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Website Redesign

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Yes, you read that right—we’re going to talk you out of overhauling your website. The reality is that the web design industry is young and flawed. It’s quickly growing and changing into something a lot more practical. “Well, it’s been a few years since we overhauled our website. I guess we need to get this over with.” This is exactly … Read More

Top 5 Website Design Clichés We See All The Time

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We build a lot of different websites for clients in different fields. As a result, we’ve noticed a few trends that seem to be overwhelmingly popular in the web design world. Some trends, like the dancing baby animation, have obviously been laid to rest by now, but as times change, new cliches surface. Here’s our list on the top 5 website design … Read More

WordPress and SEO: 5 Common Myths

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WordPress is the engine behind 1 in 4 websites today. Despite that huge number, a lot of people don’t have any idea how SEO for WordPress works. Search engine optimization isn’t an easy task to manage, but it can make a huge difference in your website’s performance. Here are our responses to 5 common myths and misconceptions about WordPress SEO. … Read More

What Does a Restaurant Website Need?

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Every business has its charm. The things you do best are what people look for, in search and on your website. Working with that unique value is important, as it’s what will make the difference between an idle visitor, and a new customer. For restaurants, this means building focus and tools around their best asset: their food. “Does this place … Read More