You Need To Own Your Online Identity

[stag_dropcap font_size=”100px” style=”squared”]I[/stag_dropcap] was inspired to write this blog post based on an article that surfaced in my Facebook feed about Appetas, a restaurant website service, that up until now, offered restaurants a turn-key solution to having a website with useful integrated features such as menus, online ordering etc.  It’s not the worst idea in the world by any means, an affordable, easy solution for an industry that typically has low margins, and little to no internal resources for such a thing.

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5 Great Tools For Finding A Domain Name

I’ve always been quite entrepreneurial in nature and constantly am thinking about new ideas for websites, blogs or businesses.  Needless to say that often has me frequently looking for good names to inspire me enough to go through with those ideas.  I always feel like if I can actually find an affordable name, it’s more likely that I’ll see them through. Of course it goes without saying that finding a good domain name is incredibly hard these days.  Practically every

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5 Sure Fire Ways To Lose Website Visitors

I’m always surprised at how many sites use questionable tactics with their websites that most certainly drive away readers.  In some cases these decisions are certainly centered around monetizing a site, but in others, they are simply mind boggling.  I’ve taken the past few months to really gather some feedback on how I’d like to evolve my blog in terms of making it more reader friendly and call to action oriented, but I can assure you that I would never

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The How & Why I Re-Designed My Blog

For months I wanted to have my blog re-done, but I could never justify spending that much on something that quite frankly, didn’t really make me any money.  Great design costs quite a bit, and I just never felt my blog design was a high enough priority.  Of course I could go the free or premium theme route, but these days, they are all really looking quite the same and if I was going to change things up, I really wanted

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5 Awful Website User Experiences

One of the most frustrating things I experience on a regular basis is bad website UI.  The worst thing about it is that most times, websites do them on purpose to increase click-throughs or drive traffic to their websites. 1. Paged Lists.  I’m a fan of lists, who isn’t.  They are easy to read, usually generate high traffic, and make collecting your thoughts easier.  But what drives me nuts is websites that actually put each item on it’s own page

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