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A Scientific Approach to a Better Online Lead Generation

Historically, if you wanted more leads from your website, you would hire a consultant or an agency to help make your website “better.” You would design a more attractive website, write marketing copy that was more compelling or work on your SEO to try to increase the number of visitors to your site. All of… Read more »

Top 10 WordPress Widget Plugins

WordPress widgets are one of the many perks of using WordPress as your CMS. Widgets add features to your sidebar, which you can add and subtract, rearrange and customize yourself without having to tinker around in the code. There’s a handful of default widgets that come with WordPress, such as tag clouds, search bar, etc–but… Read more »

Joomla vs WordPress

The ongoing Joomla vs WordPress war still rages, competing for the title of number one CMS. Both are very popular, very powerful Content Management Systems, but with slightly different approaches to managing content and geared towards a slightly different audience. So what it comes down to is not so much which one is better, but… Read more »

The 7 Deadly Small Business Mistakes

Starting a small business is a big and daunting task. Small business owners often make common mistakes, especially in the beginning. As a result, startup after startup goes up in flames. Many of them were great ideas but they were never able to prosper because they were cut short by preventable pitfalls. Read on to… Read more »

Hosting on WordPress vs WordPress.org

Many people get confused between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Were you aware that hosting on WordPress.com is different than using the software from WordPress.org? They are quite different. WordPress is a Content Management System, web software for building websites, which can be downloaded from WordPress.org and installed on your web host. WordPress.com is a hosting platform… Read more »

Finding Your Perfect WordPress Theme

Free WordPress themes are hugely sought-after, now that 1 in 3 websites today are created in WordPress. WordPress is widely considered the number one Content Management System (CMS), mainly for being amazingly user-friendly, highly customizable, open source, and having a plug-in directory comparable to the App Store. But one of the best things about WordPress… Read more »

5 Tips for Email Marketing

Email marketing can be a great way to reach customers, but it can be very difficult to capture your reader’s genuine attention without looking like spam or a sales pitch. Who wants to put a ton of time and effort into email marketing when their emails are just going to get ignored, deleted or caught in… Read more »

How To Choose Your Domain Name

Have a site idea but don't know what domain name to register? Are all your first choices for domain names taken? Thinking about going with a .net, .biz or .co because you feel like you have no other choice? In this article, I'll walk you through a step-by-step process for your choosing a great SEO-friendly… Read more »

5 Top Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress

There is a plethora of Content Management Systems (CMS) out there to choose from when deciding to create a blog or a website; WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc. There are also a large number of free blogging services like Blogger, TypePad, etc, but using these sites is not recommended because you typically don’t own the domain… Read more »

Why Your Site Needs a Blog

You may have heard that it is beneficial for your website if it has a blog, and you probably know several companies who have a blog on their website. But have you ever wondered what the point of a blog is and whether you should set one up on your site? There are quite a… Read more »

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A Scientific Approach to a Better Online Lead Generation

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