WordPress Websites, or Blog Websites, Don’t Have to Look Like Blogs

I was walking with a friend yesterday and discussing the look of blogs. I was explaining that we are building lots of Word Press blogs for our small business clients these days because active blogs are excellent for building traffic and the blog has built-in, easy-to-use editing tools for updating the website. However, these sites … Read more

Blogging: What You Can Learn from Dan Kennedy about Getting Things Done

In Dan Kennedy’s book No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs one of the main secrets he shares about getting things done is to put those tasks on your calendar. It’s pretty common to map out a day or a week; however, he suggests when you choose your goals and strategies, take it a step further … Read more

Newsletters and Blog

In my last post I explained that having people sign up to receive email from you is the ONLY way to cultivate leads and prospects from your site. Why is it the only way? It’s the ONLY way because if you don’t ask for their email then you don’t know who they are and you … Read more

3 Keys to How to Get Leads and Prospects from Your Website

Are you confused and overwhelmed by all the considerations related to generating leads from your website? I understand. There is a lot that goes into creating an effective website. While I can’t take the work out of it, I can point out what is important so that you feel focused, in control and successful as … Read more

11 Tips For Planning an Effective Web Site

Effective Websites require intelligent planning from the start. Here are 11 questions related to marketing, functionality and web designers to consider in the planning stage and before building your website. 1. Consider how you will promote your site — The key to Web site success is Web traffic or drawing people to the site. Promoting … Read more

Why Does Web Content Matter? and How to Create Website Traffic

For those who are learning about web traffic and how to draw traffic to a website…Google has a formula for measuring the value of a website. In the industry, this is referred to as Google’s algorithm. In fact Google guards the factors that go in to the algorithm as a secret and changes the formula … Read more

The Content Rich Website

For over 7 years Tod and I have been recommending the content rich website. You use your website to make a compelling case for your business by explaining who you can help, your philosophy and approach, offering case studies and/or testimonials and articles and reports that delve into different aspects of your area of expertise. … Read more

Blogsite or Website? What is the difference?

Websites and Blogsites are both are websites. The significant difference is that the blogging tools like WordPress makes it easy to add new content. In web jargon, it’s a content management system or CMS. Also, readers can comment on the content and it can be a good way to find an online audience. If you … Read more

What can I do to drive traffic to my site if my budget is modest?

That is a a great question and one I’ve struggled to give clients a simple, easy answer too. Why? So many choices for online marketing and so little good information. The online marketing gurus have been charging thousands for their secrets. Other people have been figuring it out for themselves. Picking a starting point and … Read more