Google is switching to a mobile first index

Google makes changes to how they search for, store, and rank webpage content on a fairly regular basis. This is one of the top reasons why website owners who are concerned with their web page raking (SEO), are never finished working

Posted in Small business issues, Web design

Small business goals for 2017

Take a look back Another twelve months have gone by and we can’t do anything about what transpired except learn from our experiences. But, are we learning? Or, did the last year rush by while we, as small business owners, were busy

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Choosing a web hosting company

One often overlooked, or less considered, item when thinking about your small business website is who should provide web hosting services. What is a web host? Let’s first quickly discuss what web hosting is and the role it plays in your

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Do You Have Time To Market?

Small business portal, Manta, conducted a survey of almost 2,100 small business owners on the topic of spending time marketing their business. Small Biz Media would like to present some analysis of the data. Apply the data and the analysis to

Posted in Digital marketing, Small business issues

5 Reasons Social Media Marketing Doesn’t Work For Small Business

Small Biz Media does not offer any form of social media marketing in our services list. That may seem like a glaring oversight for an Internet marketing company, but it is by design, not oversight. Our clients, both current and

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Responding to online reviews

To respond or not to respond; that is the question. When considering online reviews of your company, Small Biz Media advocates a policy of careful response to our small business clients. Responses, when done correctly, can provide another marketing opportunity as

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Small business websites – Writing for the Web

As a small business owner/operator, how is writing for your website different from all the other writing you do? You might think there is no difference at all but in fact there is and you might be missing the mark

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Driving Web Traffic

So you have a great website designed by a pro like Small Biz Media (see post). The graphics are meaningful, photography is excellent, and functionality has been tested and is working perfectly. The website released recently but you haven’t had nearly the

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DIY vs. Professional Websites

In the final article of this series the topic will be why to hire a professional, like Small Biz Media, to create and/or update your company’s website. After all, just about anybody can throw a website together. Right? It’s true,

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Website Functionality

Previous articles in our web design series (links at bottom) have covered topics like content, color and general design. This article will focus on functionality, also referred to as usability, which is concerned with how, and sometimes if, a website

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