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5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Website Now

Back in the old days, people found new places to shop by walking along Main Street. However, now, only about 8% of people find new businesses that way, according to emarketer.com. The majority of folks find new businesses either by word of mouth or because they conducted the modern-day version of walking along Main Street: [...]

What You Should Know About Picking a Domain Name

One of the biggest decisions you'll make in terms of your online business is choosing the domain name. You may want to call yourself "Todd's Widgets," but if that name is already taken, you'll have to get creative and choose something else. For instance, your website may have to be "Todd's Widgets NC" or some [...]

The 6 Best SEO Tools for Your Website

If you’re like most people, you want to hire a Charlotte web designer like Web Symphonies not only to make your website look pretty (which we do), but also to help with search engine optimization (SEO). If you’re not in tech, SEO may sound like some magical, mysterious process that other people are better equipped [...]

5 Website Trends to Use in 2022

New year, new you, new website? The start of the year is a great time to make a change – to implement healthy habits and take stock of what your goals are for the year. But it’s also a good time to take stock of your website. Does your website look fresh? Or is it [...]

7 Tips to Smash Your Holiday Sales

Hanukkah has come and gone, but for those of you looking to capitalize on Christmas sales, we have some tips for you that will boost web traffic and increase your revenue. Especially with the looming threat of omicron, online sales are crucial. When you go to a store in person, you have full use of [...]

Why You Should Have a Landing Page (and How to Make a Good One)

If you have your own business, you’ve likely dipped a toe into the waters of digital marketing. Digital marketing is how small businesses not only survive, but thrive. (And not just small businesses either.) What is the most effective form of digital marketing? A landing page. A landing page is a solitary web page created [...]

5 Tricks to Creating a Successful Website

As a Charlotte web design company, we’re obviously in the business of, well, websites. Are you curious what differentiates a good website from a bad one? Why are certain websites successful and others are failures? We have some tips and tricks for you. Websites, as with anything in life, work better when they’re clear. Your [...]

How Small Businesses Can Win Against Giant Retailers

I can’t believe I’m talking about this, but as you’ve likely heard, due to supply chain shortages, customers are being asked to start their holiday shopping early. As in, right now. Otherwise, they run the risk of their gift not arriving on time. "When the world's manufacturers came back online, there was a surge in [...]

How (and Why) You Should Audit Your Website

Right now, students (and their parents) are preparing to go back to school. They’re acquiring supplies, adjusting their routines, and planning ahead. Even if going back to school doesn’t apply to you, the “back to school energy” is still in the air. Why not capitalize on that and do something good for your website: audit [...]

How to Make Your Website More Accessible

You may not know this, but the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies not only to physical space, but also cyberspace. That means if your website isn’t accessible, you could be held liable, aka sued (yikes!). Plus, considering one in four Americans are living with a disability, it makes good business sense to ensure your [...]

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