It seems like sidebars on websites have been around as long as websites themselves. Initially, they were meant to improve the usability of your site. They often had navigation menus, links to blog posts and other popular content, and displayed offers and things you wanted your visitors to … Read more about Is It Time To Phase Out Your Sidebar?
Simplify Your Navigation Menu
When it comes to your website, simplicity rules! And no place is that truer than with the links you put in your navigation menu. … Read more about Simplify Your Navigation Menu
Remove All Distractions from Your Homepage
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint Exupery. Now, of course, there's no such thing as a perfect homepage. But we can get close. Take a look at your homepage. Go ahead, I'll wait. Okay, so as you … Read more about Remove All Distractions from Your Homepage
5 Most Common Website Mistakes to Fix Right Now
We all make mistakes. That's true in our lives. And it's true with our websites. Sometimes in the midst of building our websites we miss some very important bits - like making our phone number easy to find or not hiding our best content. Here's 5 of the most common website mistakes I see that … Read more about 5 Most Common Website Mistakes to Fix Right Now
4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Homepage
On just about every website, your homepage will be seen by more people than any other page. Your homepage, hence, is really the most important page of your website. If people don't immediately connect to what you're about and what you can do for them, they'll simply go somewhere else. So … Read more about 4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Homepage
3 Colossal Reasons For A Mobile Friendly Website – Don’t Ignore These!!
How does my website look on my phone? Have you asked yourself that question lately? More importantly, have you looked at your site on your phone? Well if you haven't, you need too. Sorry to be so blunt but this isn't something you want to ignore. If you have a website you need to know what it … Read more about 3 Colossal Reasons For A Mobile Friendly Website – Don’t Ignore These!!
17 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging for Your Business
Blogging is one of the most valuable tools that you have for your website AND your business. Why? Because every way to get your website seen by more people involves content. Your blog is your own platform for publishing content as often as you like. If you're not blogging, you really should … Read more about 17 Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging for Your Business
5 Steps to a Great Website
After more than 20 years of building websites I've found that most people don't really know how to properly plan their site. After all, your website is usually the first thing people look at. The most effective approach to planning a great website is to work backwards, by answering the following … Read more about 5 Steps to a Great Website
Website: DIY or Ask for Help?
Doing things yourself can be fun. And if you're like me you like to do things yourself. When I bought my first house many years ago, I completely gutted it. In most rooms I took it down to the studs. Other rooms I knocked out walls or built new ones. In my master bedroom I turned a once tiny coat … Read more about Website: DIY or Ask for Help?
The 9 Reasons People Leave Your Website
You've put a lot of time, money and effort into your website. Your writing is compelling. Your design is professional. And thanks to the bits of marketing you've done, your site is getting traffic. Yet so many people leave your website. So they why aren't more people signing up for your list or … Read more about The 9 Reasons People Leave Your Website
3 Signs Your Website Needs an Urgent Update
After a while everything gets old, worn out or beyond repair. This weekend my son asked me, "Dad, why did you throw away your drill?" Now I love to tinker and build things. And I love using my drill. It's got over 20 years of paint stains, scratches and dents - each reminding me of a … Read more about 3 Signs Your Website Needs an Urgent Update
How to Create Offers Your Audience Wants to Buy
There are so many important elements of having a website that delivers you clients. Your site's design, layout, content, etc - these are all important things. But when it comes down to it the most critical part of your website are your offers. Whether it's the free product you use to get email … Read more about How to Create Offers Your Audience Wants to Buy