Posts by herb techmer

Free Business Marketing Report

free business marketing reports

A Business Marketing Report is the Critical First Step Who are you? What type of business do you operate? Who are your competitors? Do you want to crush your competition? Studying your local market is the first step to developing a sound marketing plan.  We start by creating a business marketing report to answer these…

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Why Small Business Websites Should Be Updated

update your small business websites

Why Small Business Websites Should Be Updated You are running your business day in and day out. It is a labor of love.  You take pride in what you do and your business website should reflect that as well.  Small business websites should display photographs of your current products and services. Before and after photography …

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Small Business Marketing Ideas for 2018

Small Business Marketing Ideas

Small Business Marketing Ideas for 2018 So if you are reading this your are thinking about new ways in which to market and obtain new customers.  Here is a clean concise list of marketing ideas, some you may like and other ideas you will probably scoff at. That’s OK by me, my mission is to…

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WordPress Websites

WordPress Web Design

Professional WordPress Websites Learning how to build WordPress websites can be simple or more involved.  If you are thinking about the WordPress platform there are many considerations to take into account. Search Engine Optimization We make sure that search engines are able to index your site using specialized software.  It is important to focus on…

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Wix Web Hosting & DIY is a Huge Mistake

Wix web hosting

Wix web hosting is a huge mistake. The primary reason to use Wix web hosting for your online marketing is to save money. Starting a business is expensive.  We understand that a new small business is looking to save money and lower costs.  If you take a look and compare our full web design &…

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Need for Speed Mobile Website Design

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Need for Speed Mobile Website Design 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…

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Mobile Website Size Really Does Matter

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Size Really Does Matter for a Mobile Website When building a mobile 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 mobile website will need to be mean and lean…

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Affordable Small Business Websites

affordable small business websites

Affordable professionally designed websites. 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.  It maybe worth your investment to have…

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Online Marketing Strategies

Reaching new customers

Online Marketing for Small & Medium Sized Businesses Sound online marketing strategies and best practices are crucial for client leads and customers sales. 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…

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The Realities of Online Marketing

reality of online marketing

Online Marketing Exposure & Front Page Search Results Gaining online marketing 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…

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Get More Visitors to Your Website for Free

WordPress Web Design

Engage Your Website 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…

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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

5 star rating

Have you been getting 5 star online reviews? 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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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

Online Review Management 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…

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Email Security Lessons Learned


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


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

support video - how to embed a youtube video into your blog article

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


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

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Google Search Example 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 Google search analytics data was pulled from the creation of the website in December 2015 through September 2016.…

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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 – CRM Software

Customer Management Software

Customer Relationship Management – CRM Engage your customers online.  Make appointments, track customer interactions, schedule followups and send invoices.  Implementing customer relationship management – CRM software 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…

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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

Email Marketing Let’s turn your current customers into repeat customers! Did you know in order to keep your current clients engaged and coming back, you should consider sending out one email marketing campaign per month.  Send updates about new products and services.  Share a simple photo of your business.  Keeping your business in the front…

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Search engine optimization

Front Page Search Results SEO

Search Engine Optimization We help small & medium size businesses with search engine optimization. We concentrate on your local market and help customers find you online using proven practices in content management. How do we help your business gain online exposure? Online Search engines take into account many different factors.  The good news is that…

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Social Media Marketing Part of Your Complete Digital Marketing Plan

Southwest Florida Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing Integrating your website with social media marketing and creating a consistent business identity across the internet is extremely important when developing your local brand and online presence. As part of our complete digital marketing plan we implement a sound social media marketing plan. It is also necessary to pay for advertising on…

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Boost store sales with 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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