How much does a website cost?

A managed website for a small or medium sized business will cost about $1,000 up-front and then about $1,000 per year. The cost breakdown is below, as well as other less expensive options.  This information was updated April 2, 2019. If you’re interested, contact me here and I can set this up for you in …

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World Backup Day – March 31

It’s time to add “World Backup Day” to your calendar and start thinking about how to secure your data. World Backup Day is March 31, 2019. Whether your data is treasured photos, personal banking information, big-time corporate secrets or your own website, you should have a plan for backing it up and keeping it safe. …

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Does my website need a Privacy Policy?

Yes, whether you’re running an online store or just a simple personal blog, if you use analytics, if you have a contact form or if you allow visitors to comment on your posts, you are required to post a Privacy Policy. The purpose of a Privacy Policy is to clearly disclose what personal information you …

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Why is no one reading your email?

Your email is ending up in SPAM folders because… you send too many at once you use too many exclamation points!!!! you use ALL CAPS or colored fonts you’re not on their “contacts” list you have sloppy code and large images you use trigger words like “free”, “guaranteed”, “winner”, “unbelievable”… etc. Here’s a link to the complete …

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New Year’s resolutions for your website

Six things you should do for your website in 2019. Lose weight. Pare down large images,  graphics, outdated plugins and overweight code. Your customers and Google both appreciate a website that loads quickly. Check your site speed with Pingdom. Be a better friend. Make sure your website is socializing well. Make it easy for people …

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Do I really need to backup my website?

Yes, you really do need to backup your website.  Why? You will accidentally delete something. Your site will eventually break after one of those plugin or theme updates. Someone will figure out your password and hack your site [here are some tips for building a better password]. A disgruntled ex-employee will want revenge. Your host …

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Should you put money into SEO or SEM?

To keep your business at the top of Google searches, you’ll need both SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing) working together. Search Engine Marketing (SEM) covers the paid listings that appear at the top of most Google searches. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) works at getting your website to show up in unpaid search …

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