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7 Tips to Ace Your Call to Action

What with people turning to the internet for everything in the time of COVID-19, an effective call to action (CTA) is crucial. They help you increase sales, create leads, grow your email list, convert visitors to customers, and more. CTAs are smart, well-placed (and well-designed) messages to act, read, download, visit, or buy. Think the [...]

How Technology Can Support Antiracism

I don’t have to tell you life is intense these days. Not only are we undergoing a global pandemic, but now more people are expressing outrage (rightly so) at the treatment of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Outrage has simmered in the background for many years but we’ve reached a boiling over point [...]

How to Boost Local SEO

It’s no secret local businesses are suffering due to COVID-19. They don’t have the deep pockets of a big corporation, nor the amount of bailout money the government has allocated for big business. Many people are mindful of that and want to support mom-and-pop shops. How can you make sure you’re capitalizing on that support [...]

How to Pivot Your Business During COVID-19

It’s a misunderstanding that the Chinese character for “crisis” is a combination of “danger” and “opportunity,” but nonetheless, the sentiment is a good one. How can we use this crisis of COVID-19 as an opportunity? If you’re a business owner, the answer lies in transitioning your business online as much as possible. First, I want [...]

Which is Better: Wix or WordPress?

First off, let me just say it's strange I'm even writing this post because back in the day this wouldn't have been a question. The answer to "Which is better: Wix or WordPress?" would have been WordPress, hands down. As a Charlotte web designer, we usually build our websites using WordPress because of its depth [...]

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 [...]

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