There are several WordPress themes for bands and musicians available on the WordPress Repository and on ThemeForest if you are looking for a little more control than the free band website platforms that have pre-built templates or maybe you want to build your own publishing rights, become a label, and sell your own music. We love […]
Since consumers access the Internet frequently for their daily needs, it has never been more imperative to get your business online and embedded in local searches. Indeed, a local online listing for a brick-and-mortar business is mandatory. In today’s article, I’ll discuss why it’s critical to be listed on local online searches, how you can […]
Users of webmaster tools can see how Google crawls and renders their URLs with the assistance of the “Fetch as Google” tool. Working the same as Googlebot, the tool enables users to check for issues such as blocked resources and to verify that Google is able to render dynamic content correctly to play a role […]
There are two OPG’s in Poulsbo, one is a photographer and the other is a company that is a much larger employer, listed on NASDAQ, and that helped found Poulsbo and other timber communities in Kitsap County. Want to guess which one ranks when you Google OPG? Poulsbo, WA is a community of approximately 10,000 […]
Thanks to everyone who could attend our event last Wednesday at Google Partners Connect. One of the best presentations we have hosted in two years of Partners Connect events. Mobile is becoming so pervasive that the average person checks their phone over a 150 times a day now. That’s about every six minutes. Getting food, […]
Our SEO Audit for buddingSTEM found some quick wins for search traffic and some ideas for long-term online marketing strategy.
Keyword research to target searches that match your business goals is a key step in developing an online marketing strategy.
World Password Day is raising awareness for breaking your bad password habits before hackers break into your email or social media accounts.
Technically, HTML and CSS are free, you only need a text editor to create a webpage, but that only works if you know some HTML and you still need to pay for hosting. Having a website is no longer a nice extra, it is a necessity. The downside of free websites are the limitations. Most […]
You and your band may not “need” a music website for your band, but it can make things a lot easier for communicating with fans, finding new gigs, or selling your music and merchandise. Band websites are probably the easiest way to share your work on social media or collect email address for fan email newsletters, promote […]
Most people think of WordPress as a popular CMS or as a blogging platform – and it is indeed excellent in both regards. However, WordPress can also be used to make your business more efficient as well, due to the many ways to hack the platform to increase and promote internal dialogue. Kick It Off […]
Yes, stuff like this matters. It matters because the programmers at Google designed the search engine to recognize and search for programming syntax and the underscore is common in programming languages. Google is still a dumb robot, it is getting better at understanding the intricacies of language, but it is still just a program that […]
You probably noticed that things look a little different on our site today and it probably is not the first site that you visited today that was displaying the same message. We are proud to support Net Neutrality for Internet Users to access whatever content they wish at the speed they pay for. Residents of […]
WordPress 4.0, “Benny”, is available for download. Feature upgrades include another upgrade to the Media Library, better native oEmbed support, and a new Plugin Installer. Visually it is a huge improvement and increased utility managing content. Plugins and Media have needed the most attention, Media more so than Plugins. Media still needs improvement, look what it’s […]
There is a misconception in SEO that branded keywords are “easy.” Easy if your brand is strong. Easy if your brand is unique and non-generic. Easy to get wrong. In a perfect world we would all own our brand online. In the real world and on the Internet your brand is only partially under your control. The more […]
Jetpack’s latest update is another improvement to plugin that has come a long way since launch.
Yext announced a new feature yesterday to handle duplicate listings for businesses. “Yext Duplicate Suppression is a revolutionary new capability for the entire local search ecosystem – for marketers, publishers and end users” said Howard Lerman, Yext’s CEO. “Today’s innovation represents a quantum leap forward towards Yext’s mission to get perfect location information in […]
You may have noticed that there is a new look around here. We are now running Valise. Nothing personal against Genesis, we liked it a lot, and would still recommend it. We have our fingers crossed that we have effectively replaced the semantic markup that Genesis provided. So here it goes. Valise came with a […]
A business without customers isn’t going to be in business for long. Everyone anticipates customers and there is an idea of how your products and services will benefit them and provide value beyond the cost. But who are your customers? Men? Women? Other? Old or Young? Where do they live? How much money do they make? […]
Have to admit, I didn’t fully understand exactly how Heartbleed was affecting OpenSSL until xkcd explained it. Nailed it. Key takeaways You need to update your passwords Some very high-profile sites were compromised, like Yahoo! and Tumblr, Dropbox, and several others. Some accounts are higher risk than others, but if your Yahoo email unlocks your […]
This time we are the ones getting on the bandwagon. As of this publishing, we now accept cryptocurrencies BitCoin and LiteCoin as payment for services rendered. There were two basic reasons why this makes sense for our company: Our Vendors Accept BitCoin BitCoin may or may not be the currency of the future, but at […]
Incorrect business information costs you money every time a customer uses it and doesn’t find you. 50% of businesses have inaccurate information online: name, address, phone number, and website. Keeping your business information up-to-date is all that it takes to beat out half of your competition. So which half do you want to be in? […]
Search is usually a long-term investment, but we had a booming success this week. We’re just busting to tell you about it.
“Why can’t you use the photos I texted you for the website?” Because when you send data over a wireless carrier they compress the data. That’s why this is a big deal. Photos take a lot of bandwidth. Whether they are on a website or getting sent across the network the smaller they are the […]
When I tell people that SEO Bandwagon doesn’t do web design I get wide eyed, mouth agape, stares from potential clients. I actually had to add a category to my blog just for this post. It makes sense after I explain it. Design takes a lot of time, getting client input, laying out the design, […]