Understanding WordPress Plugins

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Using The WordPress Appearance Options

View this video to learn the basics of WordPress’ Appearance Options. Marwebco is a results driven design & marketing firm. We provide clients with the tools necessary to increase revenues such as Web Design, SEO, & Branding.
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Creating a Menu Using WordPress

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Create a WordPress Page

This video explains the basics of creating a WordPress page and the many features found in the WordPress Backend. Marwebco is a results driven design & marketing firm. We provide clients with the tools necessary to increase revenues such as Web Design, SEO, & Branding.

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Marwebco® is a results driven Atlanta based Design & Marketing firm. Our Web Design, SEO, & Marketing solutions empower clients to maximize earning potential. Our extensive design portfolio contains hundreds of examples of high quality, SEO optimized, Responsive web sites.

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Introduction To The WordPress Backend

This video introduces the WordPress Backend for clients who wish to learn the basics of their website’s admin panel. Please contact Marwebco Design Studio for more information. Marwebco is a results driven design & marketing firm. We provide clients with the tools necessary to increase revenues such as Web Design, SEO, & Branding

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Marwebco® is a results driven Atlanta based Design & Marketing firm. Our Web Design, SEO, & Marketing solutions empower clients to maximize earning potential. Our extensive design portfolio contains hundreds of examples of high quality, SEO optimized, Responsive web sites.

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What are the benefits of SEO?

My Strange SEO Analogies

Whenever I try to explain something to someone who has no ready reference point, I use analogies. Unfortunately, I’m no good at them. I always find some round about of way of coming to what should have been a very simple talking point. Sadly, you’re going to have to suffer through one of them.

Analogy Attempt – Take 1

Building a website that is not optimized for search engines is similar to starting a company that no one knows exists. Or, it’s like opening a storefront with no signs, advertisements, or any hint at what services your company offers. Lame? Okay here’s another try…

Analogy Attempt – Take 2

Building a website that is not optimized for search engines is similar to spending 4 hours in the mirror getting “dolled up” just to get in the bed alone. Do you get the point?

While great, eye-catching designs are a hit with most developers these days, it means nothing if no one knows that you exist. That is precisely why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vital to your company’s success. Maintaining an SEO plan with allow you to monitor progress, manage campaigns, and more.

The Benefits of SEO

There are many benefits to an engaging SEO plan. I highlight a few in this article that will help you understand exactly what is gained by hiring a professional development firm to manage SEO for your site.

Google will love you!

In the modern world, “King” Google reigns supreme. Nearly 80% of all web searches are processed by Google. Several smaller search engines actually pull their results from Google. While Google’s ranking algorithm is a secret to web developers, it’s quite obvious that they give priority to sites that adhere to their practices and policies.

An SEO Expert can help identify certain characteristics of a website that Google finds appealing and those they detest. By creating and managing an account with Google, you can experience first-hand what it takes to rank near the top.

Clients will find you!

Because Google gives significant priority to sites compliant with their rules and regulations, your clients will easily find you on the web when performing searches. There are different types of searches but the most common would be for the client to either type your company name directly into the search bar or type in a keyword that returns what Google deems is the most relevant site.

Typing a name directly into a search engine, though useful and accurate, is not the preferred way of reaching clients. What if the client doesn’t know the name “Marwebco® ?” What if they are simply looking for a web design company? 99% of all searches related to my field will be something like “web design”, “web designer”, or “web design company.” This is much more powerful and efficient. Now clients are not required to know the name of the company. Instead, they search for a related topic and my site populates. This is the benefit of proper SEO on your website.

Increase income

Here’s where things get fun! Let’s face it, human beings are lazy. There’s a reason why everyone wants to be on the first page or two in Google. The likelihood of a web visitor traveling to the 45th page of a search result is one in a trillion. Most web visitors will go up to the 3rd or 4th search result page. Those on the first page receive the most leads, lead conversions, and experience significant sales revenue.

If your goal is to sale a product or sign a client up for a service, you absolutely need an SEO expert to help assist with increasing your visibility in search engines. Give us a call at 571-989-3226 or email us to get started with your plan today!

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Is It Time For A Website Makeover?

Real Talk – Acknowledging the Obvious

Let’s be honest for one minute. If you’re site was created in the 1990’s, you should call me ASAP. If you’re site is more than 3 years old (with minimal to no updates), you’re most likely due for a website makeover. How does Google stay so far ahead of the competition? How does Apple and Samsung stay on top of the mobile device competition? The answer is easy. Innovation equals success. The companies that stay ahead of the competition with the latest programming techniques, pricing strategies, marketing strategies, and more, will most likely rule their respective business class. So how does this tie into web design?

Recognizing old elements that should be updated…

We’ll skip the intro and move directly into practical examples.

Fixed Layouts

Older designs used strict measurements of width and sometimes width. This allowed designers to have maximum control over the appearance of their designs across multiple browsers. However, this technique proved very inefficient once monitors moved from traditional sizes to much wider (and larger) models. On a monitor with a maximum resolution of 1,000 pixels, a fixed layout of 1,000 pixels would look perfectly fine. However, on a monitor that stretches to over 1,900 pixels, this same layout would appear much smaller with tons of empty space on both sides of the layout. We won’t address how the design would look on the mobile phones, tablets, etc… So what’s the solution? View our blog on CSS Layouts for more information.

Responsive Designs

Responsive sites respond to every device (including landscape or portrait orientations), browser, browser version, and browser size. In many cases, certain elements may not go well with varying devices. In this case, we use CSS and/or Javascript to manage their appearance (including hiding the element). If your site is not responsive, please give us a call at (571) 989-3226 or use our contact form.

Excessive Stock Photography

For about 3 mins, generic stock photography reigned supreme. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for designers, clients, and web visitors to grow tired of the same recycled images from site to site. Personally, I knew it was time to move on when I purchased a piece of software that had a very popular stock image of a young lady on the cover. At that point I started to recognize this technique as a very lazy, lack of creativity approach to designing a site. Now, I’m not discounting stock photography as a whole. I still make use of stock photos sparingly. However, most designers have transitioned to more creative photos. If your site is stock photography heavy, contact us.

HTML5/CSS3

Both HTML and CSS have been around for a very long time. Both are updated occasionally with new, more efficient programming code. Currently, the most recent version of HTML is referred to as HTML5. Likewise, the most recent version of CSS is CSS3. While there aren’t many security risks associated with these two languages, each provide additional features and functions that are not possible with older versions.

PHP/JavaScript and other popular programming languages.

You could copy and paste the information about HTML5 and CSS3 and apply it to every single programming language associated with web design. Additionally, there are programming languages such as PHP and JavaScript that deal with the safety and security of your website. New programming code is made available with every version release. Although most could get by without updated HTML code (albeit with a lack of modern creativity), it is not recommended to bypass updates to programming languages that deal with security. If your site is more than a few years old, you could be open to all types of security attacks that may affect the user experience of your web site.

The Bottom Line

Your website should be properly maintained and updated by a professional who will ensure that you are compliant with both modern programming code AND recent Search Engine Optimization techniques. A professional designer can ensure that your user experience is both easily navigable and easily understood. Contact us for more information on updating your web site and SEO.

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Marwebco® is a results driven Atlanta based Design & Marketing firm. Our Web Design, SEO, & Marketing solutions empower clients to maximize earning potential. Our extensive design portfolio contains hundreds of examples of high quality, SEO optimized, Responsive web sites.

Learn More About Marwebco® by visiting our site. Give us a call at 1-800-704-6650 or fill send us a message via our Contact Form Please subscribe to our blog for daily updates, special offers, and more. Also check out our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, and Pinterest pages.

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