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Small Business Marketing: Is Mobile-First Indexing Hurting Your SEO?

On March 26, 2018, Google announced that they’ve begin migrating sites to their new indexing system, a mobile-first index. While it’s been the buzz in the digital marketing community for a while, and we’ve been on the edge of our seats waiting to see what this shift means for our clients, the reality is that most business owners are unaware of the approaching potential shift in their rankings – and by default, their website traffic. How Does Ranking Work, Anyway? Google has historically ranked websites by using a variety of metrics including content, site speed, structure, and digital footprint (citations,… Read More about Small Business Marketing: Is Mobile-First Indexing Hurting Your SEO?»

Is Your Website Ready for Mobile-First SEO Changes?

In November 2016, Google announced it was experimenting with indexing sites using mobile versions instead of desktop versions, as the bulk of traffic is moving to mobile devices. Yesterday, Google said it still is working toward mobile-first indexing, and gave web users some tips to make sure their sites are ready for the full roll-out. What is mobile-first indexing? Up until recently, Google and other search engines have been crawling only the desktop versions of websites to determine how a site will be ranked. This has caused problems for mobile searchers on mobile where the desktop site content is vastly… Read More about Is Your Website Ready for Mobile-First SEO Changes?»

7 Common Web Design Questions – Answered!

In 270net’s two decades of designing websites, we’ve answered a lot of questions pertaining to web design and how our services can help your company. We want to help you understand the web design process and how we aim to help you navigate it. Today, we will tackle 7 of the most common questions we get about web design. 1. Why do you use WordPress? Today, WordPress powers over 25% of websites, and for good reason. It’s an open source content management system (CMS) that allows a user to easily edit website content without having to know any coding. Being… Read More about 7 Common Web Design Questions – Answered!»

New Websites Launched in September

Fall is coming in a bit late this year… I have yet to unpack my sweaters and PSIL (pumpkin spiced iced latte) just doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Regardless of the temperature outside, the 270net design team is steadily working away for our clients, turning out great looking websites. Check out our September launches below. Maryland Land Title Association www.mdlta.org MLTA is a trade association for anyone who participates in the title industry, including underwriters, title companies, attorneys, and title industry vendors. Join the MLTA today to create a network of professionals to better develop your business,… Read More about New Websites Launched in September»

New Website Releases for August

After reading last week’s post from Michael, you know websites occasionally need an upgrade, whether it’s a visual face lift or a behind-the-scenes technology update. If you haven’t read 6 Signs Your Website Needs an Upgrade, go check it out. Yes, now. I’ll be here when you get back. We recommend revisiting your website every 2-3 years to make sure you are taking full advantage of what your website can do for your business. The August launches did a little of both – we improved the design and made sure they were running on the latest, stable platform. W.A. Tolbard… Read More about New Website Releases for August»

New Website Releases for July

Occasionally we are confronted with the following situation: Client A has a recently redesigned website but it’s not ranking well (or at all) in search engines (see the MTBW project below). 270net-built templates are inherently SEO-friendly. And, the design team works very closely with our digital marketing team to make sure it stays that way. If your website isn’t ranking where you want it to, give us a call – we can probably help you out. Playground Specialists www.playspec.com Want to turn that vacant lot into a great play area for kids? Is your playground equipment old and rickety? You… Read More about New Website Releases for July»

New Website Releases for June

Summer has officially started – school’s out, we’re consistently hitting 90 degrees, humidity is through the roof (thanks, Maryland). We were able to squeak out a few new website redesigns in the month of June. While our design team loves to come up with new and exciting website concepts from scratch, we can also just as easily re-conceive your current look into something more modern and on-brand. Redesigning your website doesn’t always have to mean something brand new – like in the case of our client Royal Greens (read more about their project below). Check out our June launches. I’ll… Read More about New Website Releases for June»

New Website Releases for October

October was the month of big design and technology upgrades. The four websites launched this month made huge leaps in functionality and structure. For example, Catoctin Mountain Orchard’s old site was coded in ASP Classic – originally released in 1998 – and while still usable from a programming perspective, was terribly outdated. Keeping your website code up to date is very important for both technical reasons and overall user-friendliness. Search engines also take into account how the website is built so having your website up to date will also help improve your rank. Do you have an older website that… Read More about New Website Releases for October»

New Website Releases for September

September… that tweener month that’s not quite summer, but not quite fall. It’s full of chilly, sweater-weather mornings and balmy 75° days where you want nothing else but to throw open the windows (unless you have allergies and then those darn things stay sealed like a hermetic chamber). If you’re a daily office-goer like me, it’s also time for your favorite and mine… “Office Temperature Roulette”. Is the air conditioning still running (break out the parkas), or has the heat kicked on (who would have thought I’d be at risk for heat stroke sitting at my desk)? And last, but… Read More about New Website Releases for September»

New Website Releases for August

Slow sales months (July/August) = a lot more time dedicated to our in-progress projects. We were able to clear a lot of new website designs and responsive upgrades off our list this past month. Check out the new website designs and the newly upgraded sites below! Newly Released Websites in August Core-Linx, Inc.  www.core-linx.com Core-Linx provides a full range of services to the Mid-Atlantic Region. These services provide for (but are not limited to) the design and installation of universal voice, data, and video wiring systems. They also offer universal wiring systems to support multi-product, multi-vendor environments for both voice… Read More about New Website Releases for August»