In today’s day and age, every small business needs to be online. It not only allows people to buy products and services from you without going into your physical storefront, it also helps you get found online and grow your customer base.

But, like anything, your website needs to be built and run correctly. It can be a lot, no doubt. These posts will help you learn what you need to know so that you can create your new website with confidence, and keep it running so it helps your business.

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Why you should avoid free website builders

A lot of people are looking for free website builders. But if you're serious about a new site and growing your business online, you really should try to avoid them.

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Why you shouldn’t use the new WordPress auto updates feature

WordPress 5.5 brings in a cool new auto updates feature for plugins and themes. While this might seem like a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend updating a website, there are some potential pitfalls that will be a major headache.

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What to expect with WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 is slated to be released on August 11. The second major update of the year features a number of exciting changes to WordPress and the block editor. Let's walk through them.

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What you need to know before creating an ecommerce website

It might seem easy to create an ecommerce store. After all, the ads you see say it is. But like an iceberg in the sea, there's more to it than what initially meets the eye.

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Six accessibility fixes you can make to your website today

Every website should be accessible to everyone. Yes, even yours. But it can be a tricky thing to get started. So here are some fixes you can check on your website.

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What is Google PageSpeed Insights and why does it matter?

Your page loading time is extremely important in today's web. And Google PageSpeed Insights helps you figure out the ways you can speed up your website right now.

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Website Misconception: People will find you automatically (an introduction to web marketing)

So you've just made your new website live. Awesome. People should just flock to your site, right? Not exactly. People won't just automatically find your website. You have to work for it.

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Website misconception: Design is better than user experience

Going to a cool-looking website is pretty neat. But not being able to use said website is a downer. On the web, website design should never diminish the user experience.

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Website Misconception: SEO is a one-time thing

If you have a website, you've probably heard about SEO. But maybe you think that it's just a one-time thing that you take care and then it's done. Think again.

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Website Misconception: Websites should never change (An introduction to the iterative process)

One of the most common misconceptions about websites is that they aren't supposed to change. That you can set it and forget it. Well, that's not exactly true.

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Should your small business be blogging?

It can be very tempting to start blogging for your small business these days. After all, everyone has one now, right? Well, in fact it actually might not be right for your business.