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  • Building newsletter lists is a great way to keep in touch with your clients. Business updates, announcements, special discount offers, and promotions are all just a few clicks away...
    Website Tip #36 - Build a List
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  • Your website and social media campaigns will look even better if you personalize them! Pictures of you, your office, coworkers, and surroundings add to the authenticity of your look...
    Website Tip #35 - Personalize It!
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  • Few things say more about your brand or instill as much trust as well-written customer testimonials. In addition to helping your Google ranking, testimonials carry with them an air...
    Website Tip #34 - The Power of Testimonials
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  • Not only do broken links make your site look bad, but they also confuse and frustrate your valuable customers! Broken links will also bump you down in Google and...
    Website Tip #33 - Fix Broken Links
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  • Instagram has hundreds of millions of active users - about 70% of whom say they interact with companies through the platform regularly! Millions and millions of posts a day...
    Website Tip #31 - Instagram It!
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  • Not only can bad content hurt your search rankings, but it can also reduce potential customers' opinions of your company or organization. Always make sure you've got the right...
    Website Tip #32 - Content CAN Hurt!
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  • Speed can mess up your Google rankings? What next?! Make sure to speed-test your site and keep your load time as low as possible. 10k resolutions pictures are gorgeous,...
    Website Tip #30 - Speed Up Your Site
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  • Most domain providers will give you the option to keep your domain ownership info private, but did you know that doing so can hurt your SEO scores? Be proud...
    Website Tip #29 - Be Proud of your Domain
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  • Did you know that informational directory entries for your business can often show higher in searches than your own website does? Getting into a business directory is a great...
    Website Tip #28 - DIrectories
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  • Pinterest is one of the largest, quickly growing social networks. If your business isn't on Pinterest - you may be missing out. Check out our video for more info!
    Website Tip #27 - Pinterest
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  • Use your meta keywords as early and as frequently as you can in your text. Keywords, titles, and descriptions all help play into your overall SEO score and, ultimately,...
    Website Tip #26 - Keywords First
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  • What information is in the footer of your website? Many people ignore the static footer area on every page of their site when they could be filling it with a...
    Website Tip #25 - Use that Footer
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  • If you're paying somebody to write generic content for your site - stop! It's not doing you much good! Google and other search engines rank unique text higher than the...
    Website Tip #24 - Unique Content
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  • You may know by now that the links within your website are very important to your viewers. Did you know, though, that links to your website from other sites can also...
    Website Tip #23 - Links to your Site
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  • Are you on Twitter? You probably should be! There are millions upon millions of users active on twitter every day. You might be missing out on a potentially huge untapped market...
    Website Tip #22 - Why Tweet
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  • Menus are essential to proper navigation around any multi-page site. Proper categorization, color choices, and organization can make all the difference between a beautiful menu and a mess of...
    Website Tip #21 - Effective Menu
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  • Tips for a good contact form
    Most websites have a contact form?  Do your web visitors ever use the form on your website? If you're a typical web owner, your answers might be "we get very...
    Making Your Contact Form a Success
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  • Many people don't know this, but there's a correct way and an incorrect way to use links on your website. The way in which you're using links may actually...
    Website Tip #20 - Links
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  • Have you ever wondered how Google finds a website when you type in a description of what you're looking for? A huge part of what it uses for this...
    Website Tip #19 - Keywords
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  • In this week's CME Website Tip, we'll be discussing the often under-appreciated Alt and Title image tags. Have you ever seen the little text bubble that pops up when you...
    Website Tip #18 - Alt Tags and Title Tags
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  • What is a website without good images? Well, pretty much a book. Nobody looks at books these days! Keep your audience's attention with colorful images, photographs, and even animations! The...
    Website Tip #17 - Use Good Images
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  • On The Web, You Only Get One Chance to Leave a Good Impression. Having a bad website can be more detrimental to your business than not having one.  Your website...
    What’s Your Site Saying About Your Business?
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  • What is the appropriate reading level for the target audience you are attempting to reach? If your audience can't read your site, it does them no good and you...
    Website Tip #16 - Reading Level
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  • Synonyms are an unfortunately overlooked concept in SEO search terms. Like we discussed in Website Tip #14, the "Long Tail" of search terms often holds some hidden gems for...
    Website Tip #15 - The Power of Synonyms
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  • What is the Long Tail? The Long Tail is where you may find some of your best traffic. Certain search phrases are seen as more or less competitive based...
    Website Tip #14 - The Long Tail
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  • How do you find your keywords? Keywords in meta code can do a great deal to improve your findability in search engines - but how do you know which...
    Website Tip #13 - How to Find Keywords
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  • Wordpress is a popular choice for many, but “set it and forget it” and you just might regret it.  Originally a tool for Blogging, WordPress has evolved into one...
    Up to Date, Out of Trouble
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  • You may have seen some of the Top 10 lists we’ve posted in the past. We could easily spend all day writing about how to make your site great...
    March 2016 Bottom 10: Ways to Annoy Your Audience
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  • If your business is consumer-based, Facebook could be for you. Using Facebook as a marketing tool is a great way to engage people and push traffic to your website.  With over...
    Website Tip #12 - How to Use Facebook
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  • People tend to “scan” information rather than read it. Have alot of information to convey but don’t want people to get bored? Put it in a picture! Most people retain more...
    Website Tip #11 - Try Using Infographics!
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  • Know your audience. Male or Female? Older or Younger? Engineer or Artist? Hobbyest or Professional? Highly Educated or General Public? Speak to them in their language. Provide your audience with...
    Website Tip #10 - Engage!
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  • Keywords in the URL are one of the many factors Google uses in ranking websites. Hyphens can be used to separate words. You can use more than one web address to...
    Website Tip # 9 - Consider a Different URL
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  • Make Your Contact Info Visible! Phone Number Email Address Contact Form Social Media Newsletter Signup Also include contact information on downloads.  Include your contact info (and your web address) on the PDFs that customers download...
    Website Tip #8 - Make it easy for your users to...
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  • Adding a video to your site has many benefits. Try it out! It keeps people on the page longer , and that is great for you SEO ranking.  Videos can also...
    Website Tip #7 - Add a Video to your Website!
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  • You might be the best in the business, but how do potential customers find you and the services you offer? Only 37% of businesses have a claimed business listing on...
    Getting the Most Out of Your Google Business Listing
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  • By the summer of 2014, more searches were made using mobile devices than PCs or Laptops. Don’t miss out! People love to browse while on the go. When most users find sites that...
    Website Tip #6 - Have a Mobile-Friendly Website
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  • 1. Know Your Audience You can’t have a website that meets your audience’s needs if you’re clueless as to who they are. Know your demographic – are you targeting males...
    February 2016 Top 10: Ways to Make your Website Great!
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  • Did you ever wish you could see how many people visit your site, and what information they are looking at? Now you can! By logging into your Google Analytics...
    Website Tip #5 - Install Google Analytics
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  • If you’re new to the world of SEO, it’s understandable that you might think that the name of the game is to get your site to be the very...
    Fishing for Page Views: How Web Users Find Your Site
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  • Eye Movements Mean More Than You Think As humans, we make on average 2 to 4 eye movements every second… that’s over 100,000 every day. Understanding human eye movement and how...
    Seeing is Believing
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  • Wondering if it is time for new website?  Take the quiz to find out! Is it Time for a New Website? How Old is Your Website? 0-2 Years Old 3-5 Years Old 6-9 Years...
    Quiz - Is it time for a new website?
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  • It's no secret to business owners that getting a site up and running for your business is no mean feat. While it’s possible to use a number of pre-built...
    January 2016 Top 10: Tips for Finding a Website Developer
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  • Make sure you have a Call to Action What do you want people to do? Contact you? Download your E-book? Get a Quote? Let them know! By placing prominent calls to...
    Website Tip #4 - Call to Action
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  • Choose the Right Colors! Just as important as the words on the web page, the colors you choose have an emotional impact on the people visiting your website. Choose carefully, and...
    Website Tip # 3 - Color
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  • Don't forget your unique Page Title & Page Description! Your Page Title shows at the top of the page, and is also the first line that shows up when your...
    Website Tip #2 - Page Title & Page Description
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  • Text on the page matters! Your customers are looking for real information, So provide it to them! Don't get caught up in the "nobody reads a web page" idea. Google cares...
    Website Tip #1 - Web Text Matters
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  • GYBO is a free service provided by Google, created with the intent of making it easier and more likely for potential customers to find your business online. An important aspect...
    Google’s GYBO Program - Getting Your Business on the Map
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  • When customers search for your goods and services online, does your business appear in the search results? At CME, our web sites have always been custom tailored to work well...
    The Changing Game of Promoting Your Business Online
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  • In 2014, mobile devices exceeded desktop and laptop computers in internet usage. It’s true; today more people are viewing websites on mobile devices than from conventional, desktop computers and...
    Responsive Design: The Future of Successful Websites.
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  • So you have a business, and you want more customers... you pay a web developer to design you a website, but how do potential customers find your website on...
    SEO: The Key to Website Success
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  • Choosing a web developer can be a difficult and confusing task. A quick search for “web design” will yield hundreds of results, many of which will even be local...
    The Value of Good Service in the Web Development World
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  • Why Google Doesn't work the way you think it does by Scot Noel, Owner, Chief Writer, CME Websites First: What is Search Engine Optimization, or SEO? SEO is the ART of developing...
    What To Expect From Your SEO Efforts
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  • by Scot Noel, Owner, Chief Writer, CME Websites When people ask us why they should choose CME Websites {Code Media Essentials} as their web developer, they may want us to...
    How To Choose Any Service Provider... A Web Developer, For Example.
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  • When comparing website quotes from different developers, how do you know which is the best deal?  Unfortunately, “How much does a website cost?” is almost (but not quite) a...
    Evaluating Website Quotes - Comparing Apples to Apples
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  • Web Development Team Expands to 8 In February, CME moved into our new offices in the Lowry Commons Building in Jeannette, PA. In March, we completed our planned expansion by...
    CME Websites Opens New Offices
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  • Managing Your Local SEO Results. Is your business listed incorrectly across dozens of local directory services? Now is the time to take notice because Google is giving more weight to local...
    CME Websites Now Offers New Local SEO Package
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  • If you use WordPress for your website, your site is probably at risk. One of the main drawbacks of using WordPress for your website are the security vulnerabilities. It's...
    WordPress Security Vulnerabilities
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  • CME Websites has proudly served as your partner and ally online for over fifteen years. From web design and support, to email, hosting, and training, we’ve always focused on...
    CME: Better, Faster, Stronger
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  • If you’re a CME customer, you know how we pride ourselves on our maintenance department’s ability to handle updates to your website in a highly prompt and efficient fashion. Now,...
    Making it Easier Than Ever to Request Updates on Your Website
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