About iaim2xl

Tim Smith is a strategic marketing consultant who specializes in website design and helping clients generate leads using both online and traditional channels. He regularly blogs on website and marketing-related topics of interest to small business owners who want to grow their leads, revenue and reputation.

Branding on Your Website

Website Design and Your Brand: Does it Entice Customers? Would you take branding advice from a website design Santa Rosa geek? And, what does branding have to do with your website, anyway? As a business owner, no doubt you are keenly interested in acquiring new customers. You hope and assume your website does a good [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Branding on Your Website

WordPress Website Maintenance

WordPress Website Maintenance: Who Handles Yours? If I were to ask you about WordPress website maintenance, chances are you would give me a blank stare. “Well, I do it myself,” you’re likely to answer. “After all, I manage my own content.” Or, maybe you don’t do anything with your website. Maybe you just assume that [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Website Management, WordPress websites|Comments Off on WordPress Website Maintenance

Your Site is Not Secure. WTF?

SSL: It's Not Just an Option Anymore... You Will be Embarrassed without One! Have you noticed something different with websites—maybe your own—lately? Something in the address bar at the top of your web browser? Look at any site’s domain name. There’s a little “i” inside a circle that precedes the domain. It will either be [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Website Management|Comments Off on Your Site is Not Secure. WTF?

Website Images: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Web Designer Santa Rosa: 5 Mistakes to Avoid with Website Images Web designer Santa Rosa: Advice on the 5 most common image mistakes site owners make and how to avoid them. If you design or manage your own website, chances are you are making one or more of the following 5 mistakes with images on your [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Website Design|Comments Off on Website Images: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Making Content Easy on the Eye

7 Tips to Make Web Content User Friendly Santa Rosa web design guy's latest advice… Make your website content easy on the eyes. You want people to read your website—that’s the whole point. Yet, many website owners and even web designers don’t make the connection between that and HOW to do it. This month we’ll [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Website Design|Comments Off on Making Content Easy on the Eye

Get Mobile, or Get Left Behind

Get Mobile, or Get Left Behind on Search Advice from web design Santa Rosa geek: Get mobile, or get left behind in search results. OK, the big word is out from Google. Bottom line: If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, you are definitely going to suffer when it comes to search results. So, what happened, and [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Mobile Websites, Search Engine Optimization, Website Design|Comments Off on Get Mobile, or Get Left Behind

Why Care Where Your Website Lives?

Web Design Santa Rosa Geek asks, “What the heck is a WordPress Managed Hosting Account? Should you even care if your website lives in one anyway?” Like most business owners, you’re probably a non-geek who probably wants little to do with “techie” stuff like that. So, why should you care? Short answer: There are at least 6 reasons--all [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Website Design|Comments Off on Why Care Where Your Website Lives?

Don’t Fall for the Monthly Hosting Trap

Advice from web design Santa Rosa geek: Don’t fall for the monthly hosting trap! My brother called the other day to ask a question about his hosting. He is a successful attorney who maintains two websites as part of his online visibility strategy in the Baltimore area. Seems the service he’s been getting has steadily deteriorated [...]

By |July 30th, 2016|Website Design|Comments Off on Don’t Fall for the Monthly Hosting Trap