Wednesday, July 27, 2022

OH NO, NOT WIX!

 



I am back to posting. I have been on hiatus due to some health issues and COVID really hit hard to a lot of businesses and communities. We were all forced to find new ways of conducting business and how we live our personal lives. Along with that some things never change. If you have a business and want to use WIX this is a good read on MOST ALL the reasons why they are a poor choice. I have dealt with them for clients and I cringe when they say their site is on WIX.


Reasons to say NO to WIX!

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Do you need an XML Sitemap? What does Google say?

 What Is an XML Sitemap?

A sitemap is a list of website pages that are accessible to search engine web crawlers, such those of Google. It is usually generated in XML format and includes a hierarchical list of the URLs on your website.

 This is just one thing every website needs. Read more about sitemap below.

 https://www.nwsdigital.com/Blog/XML-Sitemaps-How-important-Are-They

 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Pushing through in these Crazy Covid Dayze----The importance of Visual in Online Marketing...

 It has been a while since my last post. I am well and hope you are too. I have been busier than usual and I expect the upswing may be somewhat due to more people working from home. In the past few years the phone has overtaken overall web viewing. But I think you may see those numbers rise slightly. With a background in Graphics first and Front-end Web Development on its onset I have the expertise in both areas. 

Visual content is now getting the recognition it deserves in web design. In fact most of my clients usually contact me because of the visual on my sights. 

Read further about the importance of the VISUAL  at the link below from SiteProNews.

STAY WELL!

Importance of Visual Content

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Ever Changing Facebook Almighty Algorithm

It is reported that  Facebook ads are overtaking Google Ads!

They both have their place, but if you know how to work it...it will work for you without them. This article gives insight on just how to do that.

And the takeaways are.....
Here’s what they do to avoid paying for ads and still reach more than 5% of their followers...

At least 20% of your content should be curated from other sources. This shows that you are not just trying to sell your products or services but that you genuinely care about keeping your audience informed or entertained.

 Read the rest of the article below:

https://www.sitepronews.com/2020/03/16/7-ways-to-beat-the-facebook-algorithm-and-get-more-engagement-without-paying-for-ads/

Friday, December 20, 2019

Pardon me...Your ignorance is showing!


And there is no excuse!

https://pixelsink.com/can-i-use-stock-photos-with-a-watermark/

This is such a pet peeve of mine that I feel the need to post for posterity. Pixelsink.com explains this very well. Why you should not use an image that shows a watermark. Besides showing your lack of knowledge as to the legality it also shows that you do not conduct your business professionally. It is your decision.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Stock Images and WHY NOT TO USE THEM!

Take it from someone who knows first hand how wrong this can go! I now have to make sure to tell clients that I can not be responsible for any images they send that are not theirs to use.



I used a stock image for a client as a placeholder until they could send me the picture of their own, I completely forgot and left it on the site. About a year later Getty Images contacted the client and $600.00 later my lesson was learned. I took full responsibility for it, but I have learned.  This is one reason why I tell clients to not use stock images. This is one reason I am not a fan of Pinterest.

Google images is a good source to check images.



Read the article here....



Stock Photos - The Basics You Should be Aware Of - SiteProNews: Images are used as part of promotional tools by everyone, from large corporations to small eCommerce stores. Billions of images are seen all around the world on websites, newspapers, and magazines. The question is, where do these images come from? You might be surprised to know that most of them come from stock

Monday, November 11, 2019

AI! What does it mean for U? Change is good!

 Great article on AI, and the Takeaway is....



5. Human skills will be valued. We must build our human skills at
a much higher degree than we’ve been doing. We need empathy,
collaborative skills, leadership skills, the ability to inspire and
influence, and critical thinking. We need to be able to discern truth
from fiction. We need to be more compassionate and relationship-focused.



AI Is Taking Over the Workplace: What Does It Mean for You? - SiteProNews: According to a report by UpSkill America, 24 million jobs in the United States will disappear due to advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). Robots and AI are quickly changing the way we work. Automation has already taken a toll on blue-collar jobs. Between 2000 and 2010, approximately 5.6 million manufacturing