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Which is Better: Wix or WordPress?

First off, let me acknowledge here how strange it is I'm even writing a post asking whether Wix or WordPress is better. Back in the day this wouldn't have been a question. The answer would have been WordPress, hands down. As a Charlotte web designer, we usually build our websites using WordPress because of its [...]

Wix vs. Squarespace: Which website builder is better?

So you're ready to create a new website: congratulations! But if you want to do it yourself, which website builder do you choose? There are so many options available, which one is best? Especially if you're not an experienced web designer like Web Symphonies, it can be tricky to parse out. Below we tackle some [...]

6 Tips to Promote Your Local Business

So you have your own business. Congratulations! Now what? As small, Charlotte web design company, we understand how hard it can be to stand out in a crowd. You want to be the person who wears prints in a sea of neutral colors. Luckily for you, we've rounded up some high-tech and low-tech solutions for [...]

What California’s New Privacy Law Means for You

While browsing the internet lately, you might have noticed a hyperlink at the bottom of each webpage saying: “Notice to California Residents” or “Do Not Sell My Personal Information.” Why are we, a Charlotte web design company, writing about California? Well, as is often said, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” That's not always [...]

7 Tips to Keep Your Website Secure

  Happy new year! The start of the year is when people often set goals for themselves – whether that's exercising more, eating better, or picking up the guitar. But what about checking in on your web security? Did you know there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds? The cost of data breaches increased [...]

30+ Internet Statistics & Trends for 2019 (UPDATED) – VPN Geeks

Internet Statistics & Trends in 2019 The internet is maturing, now 30 years young - the whole world is jumping on board. What will this mean for the Internet in 2019 and beyond? Global Internet usage is rising at an astronomical pace. With millions of internet users coming online each day, it won’t be long until [...]

Adjusting to Facebook’s Newsfeed Algorithm Changes

Facebook is an invaluable outlet for your brand. In fact, it has been named the “most important” social platform for marketers and it’s not hard to see why. The social media platform boasts over 2 billion monthly active users, and over 1 billion daily active users. The site is a golden opportunity for businesses— but, in [...]

Annual Trends in Local Search Ranking Factors Analyzed – BrightLocal

It looks like it's all about Google 'My Business'. If you're a local business, it's a good idea to take another look at this page and make sure it's fully updated and filled out. Source: Annual Trends in Local Search Ranking Factors Analyzed - BrightLocal

What’s New in WordPress 5.0 (How to Prepare for Gutenberg)

Big changes coming down the pipeline for WordPress... The release date for WordPress 5.0 is quickly approaching. If you ignored all the other updates this year, now’s the time to buckle down and take notice as this will be the biggest update for 2018 (possibly 2019). WordPress is completely revamping how users and developers use [...]

Do Local Businesses Need Social Media? – BrightLocal

We’ve asked whether local businesses still need websites and blogs, but what of social media? Here contributor Shane Barker explains how Facebook and friends still bring awareness, leads, and conversions to local businesses. Apart from bringing people closer, social media is proving to be a crucial tool for business growth. Numerous businesses, especially local establishments, are relying [...]

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