How Do I Get My Business To Page ONE of GOOGLE?

How Do I Get My Business To Page 1 of GOOGLE?

The words, “How Do I Get My Business To Page ONE of GOOGLE?” are some that we hear all too often. In the end, we certainly agree that showing up on Google for keywords that are specific to your business’ niche should be at the top of your priority list. But we feel the need to express how important it is to target all search engines whenever possible, and the latest ratings for comScore only help to drive our point home. Google has commanded well over 60% of the search share market for some time. However, for the first time Continue reading

Your Website Needs to be Modern and Fresh!

Blogging Helps Keep Your Website FRESH!

With consumers doing more internet research now, more than ever before utilizing local businesses, modern web design has taken the forefront of marketing efforts for small businesses across the country. Unfortunately, a small business usually has limited resources to handle such a major undertaking. For that reason, several small business owners choose to push forward with their older designs in the hopes that their current organic rankings will keep the business afloat until such time that they have the necessary man power for redesign. This endless waiting game becomes a sinkhole for many businesses, not because your design is old, Continue reading

Save Money on Website Design for your Business

How Does Your Website Represent Your Business?

At Marketing Solutions HHI, we’ve helped dozens of customers give their website a fresh new look. We’re also able to create a website on an affordable level, while still offering professional services that can give the client a site that will last them for years to come. While we’d like to believe that we have a relatively inexpensive plan in place to help small and local businesses, we know they’re always on the hunt for something less expensive. The versatility of content management systems and those who support them and help them grow is growing by the day. Complicated programming Continue reading

Why is Mobile Website Design SO Important?

Mobile Website Design

When searching to find a service or product, a majority of people begin and end their search with mobile websites… Why? The internet offers easy access to an array of shared knowledge – the good, the bad, and everything in between. While most visitors stumble upon multiple websites before they decide “this is my choice,” converting a visitor to a customer is the goal. Adaptability is Key… Is your website Mobile Friendly? Do you have to “Pinch and Zoom”? Responsive websites are absolutely imperative. Having a website that can be pulled up on any device is so important; we made Continue reading

How Google Analytics can help Increase Website Traffic

Google Analytics

For the average small business, a marketing budget is something that most only dream about. That being said, where there exists an opportunity to get a free marketing tool, there exists a chance to keep up with the bigger players in your industry. Google Analytics services like Omniture and Coremetrics can often come at a price that starts at a whopping $10,000 per year. It’s for that reason that Google Analytics has become a powerhouse, especially among smaller businesses. Most businesses that we interact with seem to be interested solely in their visits and where they’re getting traffic from, when Continue reading

Enhance Your Website With Add-Ons

You may think that your website is looking better than ever. Even if your site is old, you may think that  you’ve got the best one in town. But did you know that there is always a way to enhance your website? Add-ons are a great way to start! The need for people to be able to communicate with your business is crucial when it comes to your web page. If you’re not providing them with enough resources to contact you, then you’re missing out on potentially valuable business opportunities. While your address and phone number are certainly important, people Continue reading

Marketing Your Business Online and SEO

Marketing on a Budget

Online marketing isn’t something that you can just read about and get going. Well, you can, but what you’ll find is that you’ll focus on channels and use methods that aren’t considered best practices for your business. Every website functions differently, and the response from your users will reflect just how well your site and your business are performing online. It’s what you do with that response that most people don’t know about. Capitalizing on adjusting and optimizing your website performance is the biggest part of internet marketing, so you’ve got to make sure you have a solution that does Continue reading

Using Facebook Apps to Boost Your Facebook Pages

We’re not saying that we’re absolute geniuses when it comes to developing new and innovative apps for a Facebook page. But we are saying that we know there’s some pretty good value when it comes to utilizing apps on Facebook. Often utilized only by the most active social media users, Facebook apps are add-ons that anyone can implement on their page.  While some of them are free and some of them are not, they all have a value to one business or another. What do you see Facebook as? Simply a way to get your name out there? Something to Continue reading

Every Business needs a LOCAL Website Designer

Paige Duewel of Marketing Solutions HHI is your Local Website Designer in Hilton Head! A business that operates locally needs to think locally, and that includes the detail on your website. Thinking on a larger scale than your business operates on could be a waste of valuable time and marketing dollars. Optimized websites for local businesses should often contain localized keywords, including cities that you operate in. Your website, unless restricted by you, is visible to people around the world. Google’s dozens, possibly hundreds, of search  algorithm elements have come together to give you the chance for your site to rank Continue reading

A/B Testing Your Website

Website AB Testing

A/B Testing Your Website With WordPress: The What, Why, And How As most of you already know, a lot of time goes into planning and building a website. There is something rather exciting about taking that idea and then launching it into a viable site, but should your work stop there? Many, when venturing into the online world, do so with the intent of making money or driving leads on your site that turn into money. And even though good design and evergreen content is a major part of conversion, it can be easily stated that no website is perfect. Continue reading

Goal Setting for Website Designers

Website Design Goals

Running a business, even a web development business, without clear goals is like picking a direction and driving without knowing where you want to go. You can’t know if your destination is a good one or not – you just hope it is. You won’t even know when you get there. Obviously, it’s best to use a map and plan your destination. Setting clear and measurable goals is like having a roadmap that shows you the direction you should go. It helps you plan your trip and your destination. The Importance of Setting and Tracking Goals Goals have several benefits for Continue reading

The New Google Analytics and Using it to Your Advantage

The New Google Analytics

The New Google Analytics and Using it to Your Advantage For the average small business, a marketing budget is something that most only dream about. That being said, where there exists an opportunity to get a free marketing tool, there exists a chance to keep up with the bigger players in your industry. Google Analytics services like Omniture and Coremetrics can often come at a price that starts at a whopping $15,000 per year. It’s for that reason that Google Analytics has become a powerhouse, especially among smaller businesses. But the key to unlocking the full power of Google Analytics Continue reading

How Does Your Website Represent Your Business?

How Does Your Website Represent Your Business?

When searching to find a service or product, a majority of people begin and end their search online websites… Why? The internet offers easy access to an array of shared knowledge – the good, the bad, and everything in between. While most visitors stumble upon multiple websites before they decide “this is my choice,” converting a visitor to a customer is the goal. Adaptability is Key… Is your website Mobile Friendly? Do you have to “Pinch and Zoom”? Responsive websites are absolutely imperative. Having a website that can be pulled up on any device is so important; we made it Continue reading

How Affordable a Website Can REALLY Be…

How Affordable a Website Can REALLY Be...

At Marketing Solutions HHI, we’ve helped dozens of customers give their website a fresh new look. We’re also able to create a website on an affordable level, while still offering professional services that can give the client a site that will last them for years to come. While we’d like to believe that we have a relatively inexpensive plan in place to help small and local businesses, we know they’re always on the hunt for something less expensive. The versatility of content management systems and those who support them and help them grow is growing by the day. Complicated programming Continue reading

Blogging Helps Keep Your Website FRESH!

Blogging Helps Keep Your Website FRESH!

It’s easy to leave your website be when you’re logging countless hours simply trying to keep your business afloat. However, in this day and age, a few keyword-friendly pages aren’t going to keep the traffic moving to your site. Blogs don’t need to be updated all day, every day, but you need to make sure that you’re able to keep the content on your website fresh, new and exciting every so often. Major search engines, including Google, Yahoo! and Bing, all use complex algorithms to determine where a site will rank organically. Part of that algorithm is the engagement that Continue reading

Social Media Trends You Need To Know in 2015

Social Media Trends You Need To Know in 2015

Social Media Trends You Need To Know in 2015 The social media landscape is always changing. It changes so fast that staying head of the game is a real challenge. With one quarter of the world’s population using social media, it’s in our best interest as developers and designers to stay ahead of the trends. There are several social media trends to look out for in 2015 that relate to running a website or web design business. This article will take a look at the trends that will make the biggest impact. Here is a list of things to look out Continue reading

Creative Website Design For Small Business

Creative Website Design For Small Business

A properly designed website can help a small online business reach unbelievable heights. It is essential for a concern to consider few important tips for optimizing the success level of a website about to be created or reassure them for an already existing one. Here are 5 website design tips essential for small business: 1. Images speak louder than words It must be taken in to consideration during making of a website that visuals are must haves instead of overloading the pages with unimportant text. Pictures can alone speak and express thousand times better than words. Images speak a common Continue reading

You Need A Website Now

When searching to find a service or product, a majority of people begin and end their search online websites… Why? The internet offers easy access to an array of shared knowledge – the good, the bad, and everything in between. While most visitors stumble upon multiple websites before they decide “this is my choice,” converting a visitor to a customer is the goal. Adaptability is Key… Is your website Mobile Friendly? Do you have to “Pinch and Zoom”? Responsive websites are absolutely imperative. Having a website that can be pulled up on any device is so important; we made it Continue reading

Google Changes Logos Daily, Give Yours a Holiday!

Google Logos

Brand Your Business! Google Changes Logos Daily, Give Yours a Holiday! Don’t Be Afraid To Change With The Seasons There was a time when a company’s logo was a sacred thing, never to be altered or played around with – and certainly not several times a year. Yet as tablets and Smartphones continue to change the paradigm of how people interact with businesses, those old rules of familiarity aren’t quite as cut and dry. If Google has taught us anything, it’s that a company’s logo – no matter how iconic – can be manipulated without necessarily detracting from the brand. Continue reading

Has Google Penguin 3.0 Update Impacted Your Search Results?

Google Pengquin - SEO

To understand what the Google Penguin 3.0 update is, and what it’s intended to destroy, we must first understand its purpose. The original Google Penguin update was launched by Google in April 2012 and was intended to target and catch websites that were deemed to be “spamming search results.” Specifically, the update was geared to find websites that were either buying links or gathering them through link networks to increase a website’s Google ranking. Google Penguin 3.0 is an algorithm update, the fifth of its kind. It’s a mathematically automated cycling system with rules, guidelines, principles and restrictions. It’s not Continue reading

2015 Social Media Trends Web Designers Need to Know

2015 Social Media Trends

2015 Social Media Trends Web Designers Need to Know The social media landscape is always changing. It changes so fast that staying head of the game is a real challenge. With one quarter of the world’s population using social media, it’s in our best interest as developers and designers to stay ahead of the trends. There are several social media trends to look out for in 2015 that relate to running a website or web design business. This article will take a look at the trends that will make the biggest impact. Here is a list of things to look out Continue reading

Stop Throwing Money Away! We offer Flat Fee Programs

Time and time again, we see that the world of small business owners is being taken advantage of. With lack of knowledge in the internet marketing industry and a desire to quickly pull in internet revenue streams, business owners jump at what seems to be a valuable opportunity to create a website. With empty promises of an easy to use interface and an affordable monthly fee, businesses are sucked in one by one and their marketing dollars are literally thrown down the drain. Sites like web.com, wix, and others have strong SEO power, which allows them to show up for Continue reading

Local Business, Local Marketing

Paige Duewel of Marketing Solutions HHI is your Local Website Designer in Hilton Head! Your website, unless restricted by you, is visible to people around the world. Google’s dozens, possibly hundreds, of search  algorithm elements have come together to give you the chance for your site to rank for a variety of keywords, depending on your niche. It’s a sad truth that businesses that operate locally want to rank for terms that are far too generic to have an impact on their local business, which is what they thrive on. Local search has become a predominant player in the world of Continue reading