Posts by herb techmer

Need for Speed Mobile Website Design

fast loading mobile websites

The one big problem for websites is the need to cater to an audience using mobile devices. Your website should be designed to accommodate the smallest smartphone screen size. Almost all mobile devices have video disabled by default to prevent over charges on bandwidth usage. This can be a challenge for designers. Using full screen…

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Size Really Does Matter with Mobile Websites

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Size Really Does Matter! When building a website you need to account for how your website will be viewed on mobile devices across a wide spectrum of screen sizes from Ipad & tablets to the smallest Walmart cheapie Android phone. Your website will need to be mean and lean and at the same time you…

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Affordable Small Business Websites

affordable small business websites

Believe it or not you can afford a professionally built website. When analyzing whether or not to go the rout of a do-it-yourself website you need to consider how much time you are willing to spend designing a website that will not only look good but will function properly and format well for mobile devices.…

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Online Marketing Strategies

Reaching new customers

The first thing you will need is a fast loading clean mobile friendly website that is ranked high on SERPs (search engine results page). Next you need to develop a strategy for engaging visitors to your website.  If you are offering a sale or special make sure to prominently display your deals at the top…

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The Realities of Online Marketing

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Online Exposure and Front Page Search Results Gaining exposure on the front page of the Google search results sometimes can be a daunting task.  Your industry maybe swamped with other businesses online competing for the same front page listings.  Even locally you may be drowned out by others.  Locally here in Southwest Florida Air Conditioning…

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Get More Visitors to Your Website for Free

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Engage your visitors Google search engines rank websites using user experience as part of their metrics.  Google is able to see how long a user is on your website and how they interact on it. The google bots also evaluate which content they find relevant based on time on page data.  The more relevant content…

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5 Best Practices When Designing a Small Business Website

Best Practices

Follow these guidelines to help create a stunning website. Keep the design of your website simple. Remember you have 15 seconds or less to engage your customers.  Make sure to place your key content right at the top of the site.  Don’t expect users to scroll down. Use brilliant graphics when designing your business website.…

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5 Star Online Reviews and SEO Rankings

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Have you been getting 5 star reviews online? If not you are missing out big time on placing consistently on the front page of google search  results.  One of the primary factors that search engines like Google are taking into account for their SEO are the 5 star online reviews that your small business accumulates…

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2017 Removing Negative Online Yelp Review Strategies

Negative Yelp Reviews Help

Yelp is Just Crushing it with Search Engine Optimization When customers google your business name,  Google Search Engine Front Page Results give preference to Yelp and list Yelp’s online review website near the top of search results.  Most of us are honest hard working  people. We have been in business for decades providing valuable products…

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Online Review Management

Online 5 star Reviewers

It is not a matter of if but only when you will get a negative online review.  Is your business prepared to lose $10,000 + in sales due to one ugly negative review?   I have a client that is suffering because of one bad review.  The average job that they normally contract is between 20-30k. …

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Email Security Lessons Learned

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In recent events the American public has been made aware of the importance of email and cyber security.  We need to learn about how important this issue is.  Over the last 6 months your websites have been coming under increasing attack by automated bots coming out of the former Soviet Eastern block as well as…

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Top 5 Website Design Criteria for Small Business

When designing a website a lot of considerations need to be taken into account. When visitors reach your website in most cases you will have 15 seconds or less to engage them and deliver relevant content that will promote your small business products and services online. Unfortunately most peoples’ attention spans are brief so I…

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5 SEO Tips for Writing an Article for Your Blog

5 SEO Tips for Blog Articles

So when we are creating articles for our websites, there are two main reasons for writing blog articles. The first is for engaging visitors on your website and promoting your products, services and helpful information.  The second is for adding fresh relevant content for Google and other search engines to index and rank your website. …

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5 Email Marketing Tips

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Subject Lines are important!!!  You want to use a subject line that is quick and easy to digest.  Keep your subject line to 3 words. You should use words that promote good click rates. Examples are Free, Ending Soon, Last Chance, Company Update, city location (ie Naples, FL), Exclusive Offer, Coupon, Discount, New Products or…

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How to embed a YouTube video into your blog article

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In this online support video Think Local Design will show you how to embed a YouTube video into your blog.  The reason for creating and adding YouTube videos is two fold.  First you want to engage your customers and promote your products and services to them. Another key benefit is SEO and Google just loves…

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Bonita Springs Website Design Company Profile – Fritz N Elis

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Fritz N Eli’s is a local pet food and supply market.  The local store owner was originally working with another company but they had decided to starting charging their customers exorbitant amounts of hosting / upgrade fees.  This is when the store owner Scott had contacted me for a better online solution for his business.…

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Front Page Search Results – 5 SEO Social Media Tips

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One of the best ways to get your website listed on the front page of search engine results is to build up your business’s social media presence. Get your website address link published on major social media outlets like Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. by setting up free business accounts. This helps with…

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Google Search Company Profile

seo profile for paperfish.com

I decided to take a look at one of my recent client’s SEO performance (search engine optimization).  I took results from Google Analytics which tracks all people visiting your small business website. The following data was pulled from the creation of the website in December 2015 through September 2016. SEO Results for PAPERFISH.COM Paperfish.com Company…

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Website Design Company Profile For Naples, FL

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When designing websites for clients in Naples, we consider the needs of the clients, target market area and accessibility in our core design concept.  Think Local Design works to create websites that can enhance a company image and create exposure to their products and services to be marketed online. Below is a website that was…

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Search Engine Optimization 201

Going Bananas Over Google Search Engine Results

So now we are getting into the details that will help your website advance and obtain front page search results.  If you have not already done so please read Search Engine Optimization 101 before you move onto this article. So Let’s Go Bananas! One of the primary things that Google likes to see is a…

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Social Media Marketing is the New Word of Mouth

I recently received this comment from a client in an email. Jim and I are very “un-techy”  but found that we need to market and use online and social media if we want to survive this fast-moving world of ours.  It is no longer is enough to simply rely on traditional “word-of-mouth” style of advertising,…

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Low Cost Monthly Virtual Assistant Plans

Virtual Assistant Plans

Managing website and social media content can be a hassle. To have a successful website and engage your customers, you will need to add fresh content on your website like photos, videos, posts, new products and industry related articles. Let us become your virtual assistant. Not the right fit? We can create a custom plan…

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Free Website Hosting for Southwest FL Fort Myers & Naples

Free Website Hosting

So with all of the options available online to host your website, it must be a confusing and stressful issue as a small business owner looking to setup a professional website.  Think Local Design can eliminate this stress for you.  When you have us professionally design your website we offer free website hosting for the…

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Custom Hotel Websites Online Booking and Guest Check-In

Custom Hotel Websites

Modern Custom Hotel Websites   Our websites are optimized for a Responsive viewing experience. Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal experience with a minimum of resizing and scrolling, across a wide range of devices.   Perfectly crisp… …texts, icons, graphics & images on any…

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Restaurant Websites Fort Myers Open Table Integration

Guest Center Online Restuarant Booking

Integrate Online Booking with your Front-of-House Guest Center Flexible Build Guest Center to fit your restaurant. Whether you have one small dining room or multiple levels, Guest Center easily accommodates restaurants of all sizes. Efficient Let Guest Center work for you while you’re not working. Take after-hours online reservations and get notified from your phone.…

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Real Estate IDX Integration For Your Real Estate Website

IDX Mapping

Full IDX integration into your real estate website. Interactive Map Search Tools Our Platinum solution lets your visitors search for properties using a dynamic map tool instead of traditional search forms.  Visitors can even use the drag and select tool within the IDX map to go directly to a specific area of interest.  All search…

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Help your Customers Find your Business Online Through the Forest – Search Engine Optimization 101 part1

Search Engine Optimization 101

Isn’t all of the community tree plantings taking place in Bonita Springs, Florida just fantastic!  As local communities continue to “soften commercial zones”, the small business owner who relies on their brick and mortar shop gaining exposure along the main road continues to face major challenges for the unforeseeable  future. Potential customers will also have…

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Website Engagement & Customer Relationship Management Software CRM

Customer Management Software

Engage your customers online.  Make appointments, track customer interactions, schedule followups and send invoices.  Implementing a CRM into your website can stream line your business and help you with customer management.   Depending on your needs we can implement a custom solution for your business and help you run your business and not let your business…

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Custom Small Business Website Design

Custom Small Business Websites

Contact us Give us a call 239-287-7269 Send us a message Name Please enter your name. Email Please enter a valid email. Phone Please enter a valid phone number. Your Message Please enter a message. Send Message failed. Please try again. Thanks for your message! We’ll be in touch soon. Website Design Service Details You…

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Email marketing campaigns for small business.

Email Marketing with Mail Chimp

Let’s turn your current customers into repeat customers! Did you know in order to keep your current clients coming back you should consider sending out one email campaign per week? email marketing example  I setup an account for you on Mailchimp, an awesome easy to use third party email service. I create custom email templates…

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SEO Services: Helping your customers find you online.

Front Page Search Results SEO

So what good is a website if customers cannot find your website online?  Unfortunately it has become difficult for small local business to compete for search listings.  A lot of the time, big box stores or large national service companies hog-up the front page of search results. How do we help your business gain online…

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Sell to your customers with an online store.

Setup an Online Store

Integrate Woo Commerce online store solutions into your website. I will create an item library with your hottest selling products which will be sold online to your customers. Your online store will be integrated into your website. You can accept online orders for pickup or shipping—and give customers more ways to order wherever they are.…

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Develope a local brand with social media marketing.

Southwest Florida Social Media Marketing

Did you know that setting up your business on the top social media sites will increase your SEO and help your customers find you online? Integrating your website with social media and creating a consistent business image across cyberspace is extremely important when developing your local brand and online presence. I create social media pages…

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Boost store sales with Groupon.com campaigns in Fort Myers, Florida

Boost Store Sales with Online Marketing

Groupon Campaigns I can setup an online Groupon campaign for you. Advertising That Actually Works.  Radio, print, TV, billboards—nothing delivers customers with the speed, reach, and power of a Groupon campaign. Groupon delivers great customers in your city. They’re generally young, educated, and affluent decision-makers who return to and spend more at the places they…

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