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Optimizing Photos

Optimizing photos is more important than ever since large photos are a big factor in slowing down your site. And page load speed is an important factor to Google.  Here are some directions that will help you optimize and reduce your photos: First, check the dpi and change it to 72 if it isn’t already. […]

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How to Upload a Video to YouTube

Here are simple instructions for uploading videos from your computer or from Google Drive. To upload videos from your computer First, login to your YouTube account. Click the “Upload Video” on the top right of the page: If you want your video shared so anyone can access it, choose “Public” from the drop down list: […]

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Google Boost

Google has made many changes to their free optimization tools, and we’ve noticed that many website owners are either not using these essential products or have not updated or optimized them in quite some time. So, we created Google-Boost to help your website perform and be seen by your ideal clients. If you already have […]

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SSL for SEO

Will your site be downgraded? Learn why Secure Sockets Layer, commonly known as SSL, is now an essential piece of the Google algorithm SEO pie and why in January 2017, Google updated their algorithm and their Chrome browser to reflect this. What is SSL? SSL makes capturing and transferring a web user’s data like name, address, credit […]

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How to create a link for customers to write Google reviews

Google has been updating Google + and Google Maps. If you created a link to allow customers to review your business on Google in the past, you may want to check it as it’s most likely out-of-date. Here are the directions to create a Google Review link to post to your website or give to […]

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Free Stock Photos

For the most catching website, the ideal imagery is professional shots of you, your staff and your company but if your budget is tight and you don’t have the money for a professional shoot the next best thing is stock photography. There are some great paid stock photo sites out there like istock and Big […]

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Shrink Your File Size Before Posting

If you update your own website or post your own blogs, be sure your file sizes are optimized so they won’t slow down your site. If you use a photo editing program, be sure to “save for web”. Another option is to use these two great resources to shrink your image files: https://tinypng.com/ http://www.smushit.com/ysmush.it/ Learn […]

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How to Make Someone an Admin on Facebook Business Page

Often times, we get so busy we want to ask an employee or hire someone to take care of our Facebook Business Page. Here are instructions for making someone an admin/manager so they have full access. I won’t go into a rant here but if use a profile instead of a Facebook Business page for […]

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FREE and Copyright-Free Images

When you’re looking for images for a blog post or website, be sure the ones you pull from the web are copyright-free. Here are some good sources for FREE and copy-right free images: Google Advanced Search Images: 1. Type “Google Advanced Search Images” into Google search. 2. Choose “Google Advanced Search Images” (or click http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search). […]

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How to install Xampp on Windows for WordPress and point to project folder

Installing Xampp on Windows Xampp is a development tool that allows web developers and programmers to test their work locally before uploading it to the internet. It’s a great tool for testing popular web applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. Before we start, it’s important to know that Skype can conflict with Xampp and create a […]

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