How to Drive Traffic Through Search: Website Audit

On December 6, 2012, in Business Advice, Local Search, Search Engine Optimization, by LavaLink
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Yesterday we received an e-mail from the sister of one of our client’s who owns a local catering business in Orange County. Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ABOCatering Below is the e-mail she sent us, and below that you can see my reply. I think it’s worth checking out because I often get posed […]

Altitude Business Quiz

On August 6, 2012, in Business Advice, by LavaLink
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I just finished completing the Altitude Business Quiz created by Eben Pagan at http://www.freebusinessquiz.com. Below are the results. Hey Danny, Here’s your rating and analysis based on the answers you gave to our online quiz. It looks like you have some fantastic opportunities in your business! Question 1: How often do you communicate with your […]

Response-Driven Web Design and its Effect on Marketing

On June 6, 2012, in Marketing, Web Design, by LavaLink
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If you were to hop into a time machine and jump even just five years back in time, the web would look like a very different place. With the advent of new technologies like HTML5 and CSS3, the internet is now a playground for web developers. While in the past the focus was on what could be […]

Movement Marketing: How to Mobilize your Customer Community

On May 23, 2012, in Marketing, by LavaLink
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To be part of a group – to belong – is a basic human desire. On Maslow’s famous Hierarchy of Needs, ‘Love/Belonging’ comes third after physiological needs (such as water, food and sleep) and safety. There are many ways in which we humans try to fulfill this need. Some are relatively superficial: for example watching […]

Webpage Contact Form Design

On May 20, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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Ever wanted to know all there is to know about creating effective web forms? While, admittedly, we never have personally given much thought to the art of contact form building, now there’s the “Eight Rules for Effective Web Forms” courtesy Webpage Design for Designers: http://www.wpdfd.com/issues/87/eight-rules-for-effective-web-forms/ In the article they discuss the eight so-called rules for […]

17 Best Web Design Portfolio Sites

On May 18, 2012, in Portfolio, WordPress, by LavaLink
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In this article we supply some of the top 17 best web design portfolio sites on the internet. The idea is to supply creative inspiration to others who are trying to come up with great web designs. Each site has different qualities that they offer better than other sites. All of them offer thumbnails of […]

Website Design’s Role in Marketing

On May 18, 2012, in Marketing, WordPress, by LavaLink
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Xemion offers an good basic explanation of what a website designer does. In their article “Web Designers Are Not Necessarily Marketers” the site explains why designing a gorgeous website does not necessarily provide a marketing return. The article discusses that while a nice page is great because consumers want something that flatters the eye that […]

How to Be a Web Designer

On May 16, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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Like any artistic trade, education varies for web designers. Some people choose to get specific training up to a Master’s degree, and some become successful without any academic training at all. If you’re looking to break into the web design field but don’t have any programming knowledge a good way to start is by learning […]

Professional Web Design Templates

On May 14, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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Perhaps the 700-lb gorilla of website themes is the infamous (and controversial) Template Monster. Template Monster gives an explanation of what web design templates are, and what they are used for. This site programs and  advertising its own templates, and it goes into detail about what they are used for. They also discusses the different […]

The Best Free WordPress Themes

On May 11, 2012, in WordPress, by LavaLink
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The best place to find free WordPress.org themes is directly through the WordPress website. The site releases new themes every week. Each page is able to go into detail about each theme and even include a preview that viewers can visit live, if you click through to the theme homepage. Users simply have to find […]