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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.

How to Use Google My Business

Google My Business What it is, How it Affects Your Website in Search Results and How to Set up Yours Ever wondered how to use Google My Business to grow YOUR business? This thought occurs to many business owners as they ponder "how to get my business on top of Google Search.” The best [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Optimization, Website Design|Comments Off on How to Use Google My Business

Online Website Builder SEO Comparison

Wix vs. WordPress vs. Squarespace: Which Online Website Builder is Best For SEO? If you are grappling with which online website builder platform to use, you may want to consider SEO as a leading criterion. When it comes to website platforms, there are distinct differences—especially when it comes to their ability to rank in search [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Search Engine Optimization, Website Design, WordPress websites|Comments Off on Online Website Builder SEO Comparison

Contact Page Mistakes

6 Common Contact Page Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Are you making unintended but deadly contact page mistakes? Your contact page might be the shortest page on your site, but it’s certainly one of the most important. Think about it... The whole reason your website exists is to get people to contact you. While [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Marketing Strategy, Website Design|Comments Off on Contact Page Mistakes

Broken Site Links

Broken Site Links: The True CostIf you have broken site links, it’s time to reclaim “link juice” and brush up your website’s user experience.Broken links, also known as dead links or link rots, are hyperlinks on a website that point to a web page that no longer exists on the Internet. These pages can be [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Search Engine Optimization, Website Management|Comments Off on Broken Site Links

Strategically Sound Website

7 Steps to Developing a Strategically Sound Small Business Website Sonoma County website design specialist Tim Smith outlines the 7-step process his team uses to build small business websites that attract and convert customers. As a certified marketing consultant, I see web design as a strategic process. Your website is probably the most important marketing [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Marketing Strategy, Website Design|Comments Off on Strategically Sound Website

Blog Post Length

How Long Should a Blog Post Be? Considering a blog to boost your online marketing presence? Good move. Blogging can help position you as the expert you are in your field, which builds credibility. Plus, well—optimized blog posts provide search engine optimization (SEO) to lift your presence in search results. I am always asked, “how [...]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blog Post Length

Hide Youtube Related Videos

How to Make Related Youtube Videos Disappear! Ever wanted to hide related Youtube videos on your website? Boy, you are not alone! If you are a website owner and have any videos on your website, chances are they are Youtube videos. And, if you ever noticed what happens when your video stops playing, it’s not [...]

By |June 23rd, 2019|Website Design, WordPress websites|Comments Off on Hide Youtube Related Videos

Voice Search

Four Strategies to Optimize Your Site for Voice Search When Siri was launched as a virtual assistant for the iPhone back in 2008, its natural-language user interface was far from perfect. It was a brand-new concept after all. Over the years, however, Apple’s Siri and other machine learning-backed voice recognition technologies such as Google’s Assistant, [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Search Engine Optimization, Website Design|Comments Off on Voice Search

Page Load Speed

Web Page Loading Speed: What Will Your Website Speed Test Show? What the heck is web page loading speed? Most small business owners don’t know much about it. Yet, you should know what page loading speed is. More importantly, you should know how it impacts the flow of visitors to your website. Why? Faster websites [...]