Website Solutions Blog

It is true. CONTENT IS KING. When you write material that people are searching for it can bring you business. We have a lot to write about. Our topics come from our client questions. Tune into your customers' questions and answer them in blog posts. That's a great place to start.

Cleaning Up Website Clutter

By Ann Marie |
Messy Desk

Think of your website as a room in your home. If this room were crammed with haphazardly piled boxes, it would be difficult to locate anything. This is how visitors feel when they encounter a cluttered website. They’re on the hunt for solutions, not a scavenger hunt through chaos. They want clear, straightforward answers with minimal fuss. Here are five strategies to declutter your digital website space and grab the…

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Lasting Impressions: Innovative Ways to Welcome Your Customers

By Ann Marie |
Welcome sign

Leaving a lasting impression on your customers is crucial to ensure repeat business and brand loyalty. Although attracting new customers is important, many businesses fail to realize the golden opportunity to make a memorable impact post-sale or sign-up. A memorable welcome can keep your brand at the forefront of your customers’ minds, encouraging them to return time and again. Today, we will explore innovative strategies to ensure your customers’ welcome…

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Creating Compelling Product Images for Ecommerce

By Ann Marie |

In today’s digital era, the first impression of your product is incredibly important. As an online shopper, we all have experienced the disappointment of a purchase not being as it was portrayed online. This means that one crucial thing for sellers is that their product images must be as flawless as possible. Remember, in the online world, customers cannot physically interact with your products. They cannot feel, hold, or inspect…

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Beware of Scams and Spam as a Website Owner

By Ann Marie |

After managing several websites over the years, you find patterns from scammers. Often, my clients ask me to verify the legitimacy of something they’ve received, and many times, it’s a scam I’ve seen with other site owners. It’s crucial to be vigilant about emails or mail concerning your site. If something feels off, it probably is, and a quick Google search can confirm your suspicions. Here are a few scams…

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The Silver Lining of Negative Reviews for Your Business

By Ann Marie |

Building a loyal customer base that can recommend a business to others is challenging. Many brands put a lot of effort into it. It takes time to develop trust and encourage customers to return in the future. The hope is that these customers will also leave a positive review about their experience, which will be a positive signpost for the next visitor to their website. However, sometimes, a customer may…

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Be the Master of Your Own Domain: Tips for Searching and Owning Domain Names

By Ann Marie |

As an initial step in launching a business, I always ask my clients, “Have you selected a domain name?” This is a crucial starting point, as aligning your business name with your primary domain name is a vital marketing strategy. Consistency here avoids customer confusion and ensures they can effortlessly locate your website. Consider this scenario: you’re opening ‘Northwest Bike Store.’ Ideally, you should check if ‘northwestbikestore.com’ is available as…

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Why Good Hosting is so Important for a Successful Website

By Ann Marie |

Since starting my web design business in 2001, I have experienced my share of web hosting companies: Bluehost, Dreamhost, GoDaddy, inMotion, A2 Hosting and many more. The first company that hosted my websites is long gone and I cannot even remember the name.  About 10 years ago, I moved my clients’ sites to HostGator which had excellent tech support at the time and was considered to be one of the premium…

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Flashback to 2012: Wordcamp Seattle takeaways from a first-timer

By Ann Marie |

Seattle Art Museum hosted this year’s Wordcamp Seattle on Saturday May 19 and the event was nothing less than amazing!  As a growing enthusiast of WordPress, building all of my client’s websites in this platform over the last couple years, I was in web design heaven at Wordcamp.  Honestly I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect at this “conference”.  I have been to many different conferences/seminars over the years and…

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