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Web Symphonies Selected as a Top 3 Web Designer in Charlotte

Today Web Symphonies was chosen among all of Charlotte's web design companies as one of the top 3 companies in Charlotte, according to ThreeBestRated.com. The kind folks at ThreeBestRated.com provided a Certificate of Excellence, which was proudly presented after duly checking extensive custom reviews, ratings, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust, cost, and the general excellent of [...]

How Attackers Gain Access to WordPress Sites

On this blog we write a lot about different vulnerabilities that could lead to site compromise. In our Learning Center we go deep on a myriad of important topics related to WordPress security. Our handy checklist, for example, includes 42 items you really should be paying attention to. But surely not all 42 items are [...]

How To Write SEO-Friendly Content For Google in 2016

I found a really good article describing how to write good SEO content for 2016. By focusing on the user and optimizing for user intent and satisfaction, you can hone your content to be helpful to the visitor while also helpful to your website. These are some of my notes for publishing content that will earn [...]

How Social Signals Affect SEO –

How social signals affect SEO, what you need to do to build a successful strategy in social media - we illuminate these questions in our article. Source: How Social Signals Affect SEO -

How much does good SEO cost?

I often get asked how much monthly ongoing SEO costs. This is a good article exploring the various pricing structures and how much you should expect to pay for SEO. Essentially what the article says is that anything less than $500 per month is not worth the money spent, and ideally a local or small [...]

Remember Facebook Notes? It’s Back With a Vengeance | WIRED

For at least a few users right now, it's a makeover that's both brand new and surprisingly familiar. It looks like Facebook is going to be making a much more robust blogging platform for a wider array of users. This could prove to be a nicely integrated product with Instagram, or a better way to [...]

Lifehack: Apple Watch Screen Protector

Since I figured that one day I may have to be designing websites for really small screens, I decided to treat myself to a fun gadget and purchase an Apple Watch. I have been enjoying the many features that the Apple Watch offers, especially the workout tracking apps. However, wearing my Apple Watch at the [...]

3 Elements of Visually Pleasing Websites

When your potential clients visit your website, they’ll decide within a few milliseconds (really!) whether they want to stay – and buy – or want to click away. The design can make or break your business. As a Charlotte web design company, we’ve learned what does and does not work when it comes to website [...]

How To Make Twitter Profitable: 6 Detailed Case Studies

I came across a fascinating case study today and enjoyed it's depth and detailed examples. Making Twitter profitable is laid out clearly here and can be used in a variety of ways to essentially purchase followers and/or advertise directly to your competitor's Twitter followers. Some folks think that Twitter Ads is the next Google Adwords [...]

9 Clever Ways to Automate Your Small Business with IFTTT — Ecommerce Marketing Blog – Ecommerce News, Online Store Tips & More by Shopify

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more. IFTTT has a lot of novel uses for the average user, but it can be a major marketing ally for small business owners.Here’s our list of 9 clever and creative ways to use IFTTT to automate [...]

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