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7 Signs Your Website Needs an Update

Greencastle Web Design just did a major website update. Whew, finally. We needed a major overhaul for a while now but we were so busy with work it took a while to find time to update our own site. How do you know when you need to update your website? 7 signs to signal you should update, …

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How to Utilize Google Images Safely

We have always stated do not grab Google images to use on your website as this was not a safe practice. This is no longer the case (thank you for this awesome tip via Expand2Web Expert class). You can now safely grab images from Google and use them on your website and marketing material.. as …

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Choosing Brand Colors For Your Business

Are you trying to decide on brand colors for your business? This info graphic is a fun way to help you decide what might be right for you! Learn more about how to select your logo colors on 99designs.
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Fresh Relevant content

Update – Feed Google Fresh Relevant Content

Back in 2013 I wrote this post about adding fresh relevant content to your website for Google. Today, three years later, the same holds true! Google likes good, relevant content! Search engine optimization (SEO) has changed over the years. Once upon a time it was smart to add zip codes…  now frowned upon, once it was …

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Great Images For Your Website

How to find Great Images I attended Boston Word Camp this year and one of the most interesting facts I heard was that an image is processed 60,000 times faster than words. Hmmm…. I would rather see in pictures than read a long description but I did not really understand that images are processed this much …

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Rock as an entrepreneur

70 ways to rock as an entrepreneur

WordCamp Boston   We went to Boston last week (Mike and I), what a great city! We went to Fenway Park, was introduced to J.P. Lick (best ice cream, good thing there are none around here) and the list goes on. But the real reason for the trip was for  WordCamp Boston!  There are closer WordCamps but …

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How to – Add A YourTube Video To Your Website

Adding a YouTube video to your post or page We have many clients in which we create the business website and they grow their site by adding content. Adding videos is a great way to convey your message, find your audience, and if done correctly optimizes your website. Be sure to check the articles below …

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Productivity Tips and Tools

Clear Your Desktop

A computer desktop that is clear of clutter can work magic on your creativity and flow for your projects. Cleaning your desktop is as easy as a click of a button. Check it out here!
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Freshbooks for Service-Based Business owners

Accounting and invoicing made much easier with Freshbooks. One of my favorite productivity tools – FreshBooks!   FreshBooks is recognized as the #1 cloud accounting solution for small business owners. Benefits FreshBooks offers the following benefits: 1. Affordable.  It is a cost-effective way of managing business financial data. 2. Simple-to-use. FreshBooks is easy to use as it …

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Optimizing Your YouTube Videos

Optimizing Your YouTube Videos When you create videos and upload them to YouTube be sure to include all of your information and links in the video description area.  Example – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORtdNWz7EOA Website: https://www.dakotalifefitness.com/ Email: Train@dakotalifefitness.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dakotalifef… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dakotalifefi… I am offering a lean muscle building program with full video content to guide and support you …

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Changing your DIVI Home-Page

This video will show you how to change your DIVI themed WordPress website homepage. Before trying to make changes you cannot recover think about calling your web developer and purchasing an hour or two of their time. Quick re-cap: sign in to your website go to your home page find the module(s) you need to change …

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Changing a Home Page DIVI Module Section

This video will show you the steps taken to update a homepage module in your DIVI theme website. Quick re-cap: sign in to your website go to your home page find the module you need to change click on the three lines to open the module add or delete images (or content) If this worries you …

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Updating Your DIVI Photo Gallery

Changing / updating your images within your DIVI photo gallery This video will show you the steps taken to update your gallery. Images – Important When adding your images remember to: Re-Size (I like to re-size images to no larger than 1200) Re-Name (Give your image a name that would make sense to search engines) Quick re-cap: …

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More Productivity

I am a email checker are you? The minute I hear the bing I check… this does not lend to a very productive day! It was time to do something and it was so easy and very helpful. Want to be more productive? Simply turn on – do not disturb. Want to be very productive? Keep your …

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Seriously – Mailbox is Shutting Down – No

Just one day into Mailbox I fell in love! This new to me productivity tool was awesome! WAS is the keyword here. Mailbox is shutting down.
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Mailbox Zero – Ahhhh!

Have you seen this:  in case you are wondering what this is…. it is my mailbox saying nothing… no emails! I hate to admit this but this is a first for me in years! I always thought I had to save things, you know for just in case. Wow, I really did not have a clue the impact …

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Productivity Tip – Mac Desktops

Productivity Hack for Mac Desktops I used to have so many tabs opened on my mac chrome browser (like 50 at a time). How could I find what I needed… but then again, how could I close the tab when I still needed it open? Problem solved! To eliminate the need to have so many internet …

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Checking your stats with Site Stats

Check your site statistics easily with Site Stats from Jetpack. log into your site find jetpack click on site stats Here you will be able to view all sorts of data. Check your data in Days, Weeks or Months. What you can view: your referrers search engine terms (what terms were used to find your …

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Online Reviews Made Easy

This link was shared by another Expand2Web expert and we thought it was a great share for clients. Online reviews are great, but not every client/customer knows exactly how to do this. This is a step by step guide to creating a review on Google + and yelp. An Easier Way to Get Reviews If …

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Google Changes – Are you mobile friendly?

Google is making changes! Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized …

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Create User Friendly Websites

Well Designed Websites With Simplicity In Mind Can Help You Sell more products, book more service jobs and – Make More Money When visiting a website, what makes you appreciate it? I want a website that gets me exactly where I need to go in a glance. After looking over several college websites (for my …

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Google Me This!!!! Scam?

I am a small business owner as are most of my clients. That is why it really irks me to get phone calls that say “let me check I think we have a place for you in the first page of Google”. Really!!!! I mean really! Seriously I have learned enough from Expand2Web to know …

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Top Ten Tips: To Optimize Your YouTube Videos

It takes time to create your videos so make sure your effort is not lost when adding to Google. 1. Pay Attention to Length The most successful videos on YouTube are those that keep the video length in between two and four minutes. If it’s any more than four, people start to get bored; any …

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How To Optimize Your Service Images

Optimizing Images Adding images to a service based website is an excellent way to show potential or likely clients your work. This may be done with a before and after page, a post, or in a service page. To gain the most out of your images, be sure to take the proper steps optimizing them. …

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