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Why have a website maintenance agreement?

New Website vs New Car Let’s imagine that you’ve just purchased a shiny new car. The new vehicle has everything you were looking for and then some, but it also represents a considerable investment of time and money, so you are going to want to take care of it. At the very least you would like to have the oil and filters changed regularly, the tires rotated, and all of your fluid levels checked. Car Maintenance vs Website Maintenance Not doing this [...]

Tools for Mastering SEO

In today’s fast-paced online marketplace search engine optimization or SEO is key to ensuring that your customers and potential customers can find you online. The majority of web traffic is generated by just three search engines: Google, Bing, and Yahoo. To have a successful online presence you will want to appear as high in the search rankings of these engines as possible; this is critical since 93% of all online experiences begin with a search engine. A few years [...]

Using WordPress as your CMS

WordPress is currently the most popular Content Management System used on the Web, almost a quarter of the entire web is powered by WordPress. A study conducted by the SEO research firm Lipperhey indicates that of the websites where a CMS could be identified more than 68% were using WordPress. The plugins that WordPress provides are used by more than 37 million websites and are a key way that WordPress can be used to optimize your web pages. It [...]

Why You Should Consider SSL for Your Website

Why You Should Consider SSL for Your Website

These days we all tend to do more and more of our business online. Whether it involves shopping for goods or services, getting a restaurant recommendation, or staying connected with our friends and communities the tendency is for all of these activities to take place via the web. As you go about your online life, you may have noticed an increase in sites labeled as HTTPS as opposed to simply HTTP. So what is the difference between the two [...]

Web Development Terms Part One

Web Development Terms You May Want to Know: Part I

If you are considering hiring someone to design or re-design your website, there are certain terms and concepts that you need to be familiar with. Like every profession, web development has its own “secret language,” words and expressions that may not be known to those outside the industry. Knowing what these phrases mean can help you, and your web developer communicate more efficiently and ensure a better outcome of your website project. Accessibility One word you may hear often used by [...]

Minalmist Web Design

Advantages of Minimalist Web Design

Minimalism is an aesthetic movement that originated in the post-World War II era and has had a significant impact on the visual arts, music, and architecture among other disciplines. Considered by some to be a reaction against the wild color palettes and designs of abstract expressionism, minimalism emphasizes clean, simple, stripped down models that provide only what is necessary to the consumer, nothing more. Recently, many web designers have begun to apply these minimalist principles to web design and [...]

Mobile vs. Responsive

Mobile vs. Responsive

A website that is optimized for mobile users is likely to be high on the list of requests from businesses and other organizations that are thinking about setting up a new website. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to consider with each approach. One common approach is to create a mobile “friendly” website; a mobile friendly website will work on any handheld device (such as a smartphone) or tablet. A more advanced web design is one that is mobile [...]

Web Site Builder Will Not Do For You

What A Do-It-Yourself Website Builder Won’t Do For You

Owning your own business is a lot of work and risk with a high reward when it all succeeds. It’s never been easy to run a business of any size and today there’s a new dimension to the difficulty in the form of the Internet and websites. Every business needs a web page. Do-it-yourself website builders are out there, but they might not do all of what your business needs to succeed. At Cloud Talk USA we realized nearly every [...]

SEO Still Relevant

Is Search Engine Optimization still relevant?

About sixteen years ago, Google rose to prominence as the premiere search engine for Internet users. No other algorithm provided results like Google and their PageRank system became the standard. It didn’t take long for entrepreneurial minds to figure out ways of manipulating PageRank to generate a lot of revenue. Within a few years “microsite millionaires” sprouted up all over and set Google on a path towards finding ways to improve their search engine. Fast-forward to 2016, and several [...]