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Need for Speed Mobile Website Design

By herb techmer | March 23, 2017

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

By herb techmer | March 9, 2017

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

By herb techmer | March 1, 2017

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

By herb techmer | February 23, 2017

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

By herb techmer | February 17, 2017

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

By herb techmer | February 9, 2017

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

By herb techmer | January 26, 2017

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

By herb techmer | January 18, 2017

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

By herb techmer | January 5, 2017

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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Email Security Lessons Learned

By herb techmer | November 9, 2016

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…

Top 5 Website Design Criteria for Small Business

By herb techmer | October 27, 2016

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

By herb techmer | October 12, 2016

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

By herb techmer | October 5, 2016

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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Bonita Springs Website Design Company Profile – Fritz N Elis

By herb techmer | September 28, 2016

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

By herb techmer | September 21, 2016

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

By herb techmer | September 12, 2016

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

By herb techmer | August 18, 2016

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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How to Create a Blog Article for Your Small Business Website

By herb techmer | August 12, 2016

This is a video tutorial to demonstrate how to use the page builder to create and write an article for your website’s blog.  Please take time to review the video below and play it back multiple times until you get a good understanding of how to create an article. Also please note the email that…

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Search Engine Optimization 201

By herb techmer | August 5, 2016

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…

Social Media Marketing is the New Word of Mouth

By herb techmer | January 11, 2016

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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Free Website Hosting for Southwest FL Fort Myers & Naples

By herb techmer | January 7, 2016

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

By herb techmer | October 7, 2015

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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Small Business Websites – Lose $100 in 15 seconds or less…

By herb techmer | July 7, 2015

Yes! Lose $100 in 15 seconds or less… That is the amount of time you have to engage a potential customer researching your business.  Did you know over 80% of web traffic is viewed on mobile devices?  Is your current website mobile friendly?  If not, you may be missing out on a vast number of…

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