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What Makes a Good Website?  – Effective Business Website Design

What Makes a Good Website? – Effective Business Website Design

Your website will most likely serve as your business’s first impression for potential customers. But, advice can range dramatically from one person to another about what makes a great website–one that engages and attracts buyers, and builds confidence in your brand. Before you can create a great website, it’s important …

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School Marketing Ideas for Private & Charter Schools

School Marketing Ideas for Private & Charter Schools

Schools, just like small businesses, can truly benefit from effective and engaging online marketing. Similar to most small businesses, schools usually provide services in a certain locality. Schools deal with branding and promotion, as well as the need for continuous recruitment. While a business may need to advertise to consumers, …

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How to Do SEO for a New Website – 9 Step Checklist

How to Do SEO for a New Website – 9 Step Checklist

Launching a new website is a big step for your business. Whether you’re replacing an old website or you’re breaking new ground, you stand to gain a lot from this new digital marketing tool. Avoid the common trap that many businesses fall victim to – designing sites for visual appeal …

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CMS vs. Website Builder

CMS vs. Website Builder

If you’re looking to create your own website, there are two routes you can take. The first option is to use what’s known as a Content Management System (CMS), such as WordPress or Drupal. The second option is to use a website builder, such as Squarespace or Wix. Though the two …

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Wix vs. WordPress – Which One Is Better For Your Small Business

Wix vs. WordPress – Which One Is Better For Your Small Business

If you’ve got a small business and need a website, there are two top-notch website builders to go with: WordPress and Wix. Some experts strongly recommend WordPress because of its popularity and widespread use while others rally behind Wix due to its drag-and-drop functionality that reduces the barrier to entry. …

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WordPress Editing Tips! Part I

WordPress Editing Tips! Part I

For the past several years MARION has built many custom-themed WordPress websites for our customers. WordPress began as a tool for blogging and quickly became extremely popular. Soon the ability to publish “pages” which exist independently outside of blog hierarchy was added, which made WordPress a full-fledged content management system, …

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Automotive Digital Marketing That Brings In Buyers

Automotive Digital Marketing That Brings In Buyers

Is your company an automotive dealership that sells cars, trucks, vans and SUVs?  Perhaps your dealership sells tractors, mowers and farm equipment.  Even if you sell jet skis, 4 wheelers, ATVs and other off road vehicles, these automotive dealer marketing strategies can be used by your marketing staff to improve …

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How to Tell if a Website Is Secure – Why & How to Change HTTP to HTTPS

How to Tell if a Website Is Secure – Why & How to Change HTTP to HTTPS

If you have a business website, you probably worry about security. This concern is especially likely if you collect sensitive information such as credit cards and social security numbers. In an age where hackers are constantly on the hunt for easy targets, website security should be one of your top …

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What is Growth Driven Design? – How to Begin Data Driven Website Design

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