Why Your Business DOESN'T Need a Website

The first question I always ask a potential web development client is “Why do you want a website?” The answers range from “Because people tell me I should” to “I want to sell more shovels” to “I want my business to be seen as the go-to company for irrigation systems.” Three very different answers, and…

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10 Questions to Answer Before Launching a Blog

Last week a client called me to say “I want you to build me a blog.”  Hmmm.  OK.  Not an unusual request.  My response was to ask “Why? What will a blog do for your business?”  Silence.  I could hear the clock ticking.  Finally, after some throat-clearning, he came out with “Well, doesn’t every business…

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SEO and Branding – Which Drives Which?

There’s ongoing debate about the roles of branding and search engine optimization (SEO) in growing your online business. One school of thought holds that branding in the internet age is an outdated and limited concept. Being held hostage by a brand, and letting it drive your online marketing program, severely limits your ability to find…

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