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Small Business Websites: Agency built or DIY Website Builder (Squarespace, Wix)?

Are you a business looking for a new website or a redesign of your existing website? If so, you’re probably asking yourself a few questions right now: Should I DIY my website? What’s the cost difference between DIY and agency-built? Why is there such a price difference between agency and DIY?   What are the pros and cons of my options? We’re here to help you answer those questions! Let’s start at the top… Question: Should I DIY my Website? Since we’re an agency that spends a lot of time designing websites, you might think that we’d say “No way!”… Read More about Small Business Websites: Agency built or DIY Website Builder (Squarespace, Wix)?»

270net Launches Redesigned Charity Website for Other Voices Theatre

The 270net team has been hard at work on our Q2 2018 charity non-profit website for Other Voices Theatre in Frederick, and we’re excited to announce the launch of their fast, user-friendly redesigned site! See the before-and after below:   Other Voices Theatre is a not-for-profit community theater that produces four mainstage and two family shows per year, and auditions are open to any interested performer in the tri-state area. They offer touring children’s shows at schools in the Frederick area to bring theater to kids who might otherwise not be exposed to it. We’re honored to give back to… Read More about 270net Launches Redesigned Charity Website for Other Voices Theatre»

And the Small Business Nonprofit Website Winner Is…

After carefully going through the nominations made by you, the Frederick community, the 270net team has chosen our winner of a free website: The Birthing Circle! The Birthing Circle works in the Maryland/DC/Virginia communities to improve birth outcomes and build community. They offer peer-to-peer support for moms and families during the ante-partum and birth process, and provide doula services for low-income women during childbirth. “At 270net, we believe that helping our local non-profit organizations builds a stronger, healthier Frederick community. By helping non-profits create smart, great-looking websites, they can attract volunteers and donors to further their missions and assist more people,” said… Read More about And the Small Business Nonprofit Website Winner Is…»

We Need Your Help!

Here at 270net Technologies, we love giving back to our communities. Especially close to our hearts is the Frederick, Maryland, community, where our main company headquarters are located. The Frederick community has been great to us in our 17 years in business, and we’re always looking for ways to give back and make the places we live even better. Because we’re a web design, digital marketing, and IT company, we love helping nonprofits in the Frederick area create websites that improve local awareness and visibility, hopefully increasing donations and volunteers. Our team usually builds one website per quarter. We’ve built… Read More about We Need Your Help!»

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»

6 Signs Your Website Needs an Upgrade

Websites are like cars… sometimes. When your car isn’t working, the best thing to do is take to it a professional. When your oil needs a change, you can do it yourself, but your mechanic knows all the details – what oil to use, when to recommend another oil change, etc. Unlike cars, websites don’t have a nice dash with lights that turn on when something isn’t working. Here are 6 signs to help you determine if you’re due for a website upgrade or redesign: #1: Your Website Doesn’t Accurately Reflect your Brand/Company Anymore Is your website 5 years or… Read More about 6 Signs Your Website Needs an Upgrade»