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Specials! Deals! Coupons!

Drive Traffic! Create a Buzz! Get more Sales!
We all just love a good sale don't we? Sales and coupons get people motivated to make that call and book your services or purchase your products.
If you check out a lot of the mega corporate business web sites you'll notice that they've always got some sort of deal, special or coupon being advertised on their website. So we should probably be doing the same, right? Clearly, it's working for them.
Aside from the obvious reason of posting coupons or specials on your site, there is another reason to keep your site updated with specials: this tells Google that you are keeping your website fresh with new content, and it will be more likely to rank your site better because of this. So do it for better ranking! 
Here are 3 ways to create coupons, and advertise specials on your site making your site more interesting, intriguing, keeping it up-to-date, and hopefully generating more business for you.
1. CREATE AN IN-SITE COUPON
There i…
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Attention Getters for your website!

Demand Attention in your Website
Attention getters are a great way to collect emails, get phone calls, or make announcements about specials you're having. Exquisite Pixel Designs offers website pop ups that can appear anywhere on the screen and will get the attention you are hoping for. 

Getting one of these pops ups onto your site is only a 1 time fee of $15, but can have results that will more then pay for itself in time.
Pop-up designs can be customized to match the style of your website with colors, and images.

The popups can appear on the top of the screen, as a pop up window, on the bottom right as a slider, a complete page take-over, or as a small alert button on the bottom right.


Read below for a description on the different types available:
Call Now For the mobile version of your website, having a "call now" that's loud and accessible can make giving your company a call a breeze for your customers. While we do have a few tap-to-call features built into the website,…

SEO 101-Your website's fate is in your hands!

SEO 101 - Your Website's fate is in your hands!
This post is important for those of you who are logging into the back-end of your website and making your own site edits.  I think it's important to layout the different parts of a website and why some things are important to be able to rank well in searches, since now your website's performance is in your hands.
If it's important for your website to rank well in searches, then please read on:
Once you are given access into the back-end of your website, you are able to make edits including adding and deleting sections. When I build you website, I make sure each part is enhanced for optimal performance, while also taking into consideration your design needs. So it's best not to delete or remove that which I have built into the site. You can edit or add, but deleting or removing a section may affect your website's performance. You have been warned.
There are essentially 3 parts to your website: the head, the body and the…

3 Ways to keep visitors on your website longer.

3 Ways to keep your site visitors on your website longer.

Why is this even important? Well aside from having a better chance of converting a visitor into a customer, it's important because Google will actually rank your website higher in search results if you have longer visitor times. 

Similar to all of the other "importance" factors Google takes into account, this is one more reason Google will have to move your site up in search rankings. Google thinks: if people are hanging out on your website for a while, then it must be good. On the other hand, if your bounce rate is high, and people are spending very little time on your site, Google will start to drop your site in ranking. And this...would be bad. :(

So first things first, you need to know where you're starting. Log into your website and click on the stats tab. (Isn't it great how easy this is to do with our software!)

Take inventory of how long people are spending on your website so you can measure results. 


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Gaining A Competitive Edge

Today I'm going to share a tip with you that's going to help you gain a competitive edge when it comes to dominating the first page in search results. This post goes along with my last post about 2018 Google search rank changes.

This information is going to be particularly useful for service-based, and more specifically home service based businesses. This will also be particularly helpful if you're still not ranking on the first page of searches.
But regardless of what industry you serve, you can still give this a try!


As stated in my last post, Google has changed the way they display search results.
 After the paid ads, the next section Google will display are the Google My Business listings. If you don't currently have a Google my business, you should set up your account HERE. Sign in with your gmail account tied to your business.

The next results will typically be yelp. So once again, set up your yelp page and make sure you get everything filled out on it.










Now after that …

Get on Yelp to get found!

Boy have times ever changed...

A long time ago, you could put a website up on the web with fairly good SEO, and get found in searches and get traffic to your website.


But times have changed.
Competition is much more fierce. The web is flooded with websites. Industries are saturated with millions of fish in the sea all wanting the first page of a web search.

And I don't know if you've noticed or not, but Google has been displaying things different in their searches. It used to be, if you were to search for something, first would be the paid ads, and then the websites with the best SEO.

Now when we search, we get 2 kinds of ads first.



 Then comes the Google my business listings. This is important. If you don't have a Google my business listing for your business, you wont come up in this list.



But then what comes up are yelp listings. This is even more important. And where I'd like to pause for a minute. 
Since yelp is what shows up next, you definitely need your business to be i…

GPS - Part 2

GPS- Part 2 The End Game

 What is your goal in your small business? Why are you doing what you doing? What is your dream? And how in this crazy, busy world do you achieve that?

A lot of people would just wing it, go through life hoping that the steps we take today will align with that dream at some point.That would be likened to a family with a day set aside to spend at Disneyland.They get in the car in San Diego, start out on the freeway and just start driving.Not knowing what freeways to take or even the correct city to get to, they may never make it there. 
In our small business, how do we get to our dream destination?
      Well that’s what maps are for.For a business owner, and for any motivated person, goals are our maps.Goal setting sounds so boring, and for some, may seem like a waste of time because life happens and things change and it seems most of the time, we're just trying to survive.
         Goals are more than a boring task though, they can be quite exciting, they can …