Then, when something breaks (on your website) or it needs maintenance, the landlord (Tech Support) is slow, you never know who you might get to speak to, and frequently there is not a great urgency or concern for getting the (website) issue(s) fixed. If you have to call back, you will probably not speak with the same person you initially talked to.
Your BisonHosting platform is like a single-family home in a planned gated community where the HOA does the yard work and keeps everything working. They cost a little bit more, but they’re way more secure and less mental & physical work for you.
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A WORD FROM TRACEY
“All of the materials i used I received from my aunt. She inspired me in so many ways and she is actually the one who taught me to sew.
I made 46 mask and donated them to healthcare workers and people in the neighborhood that needed them. I felt it was my way of giving back. I did them for free.
I did receive a couple gift cards and some Girl Scout cookies as a thank you.”
I am constantly seeing proof that our devices are listening to us and then responding with marketing. Here are two crazy examples…
THE BLACK TOILET
Two of my kids were watching a movie last week and in one scene it shows a black toilet. Both sons were joking about wanting a black toilet!
The next day this ad is what one of my sons sees when he gets on his Facebook!!
THE BANKERS BOX
My wife and I are going to be Grandparents for the first time!!
A couple weeks ago my wife was talking with our oldest son (father to be) about products they will need for the baby. Jokingly, my son suggested they could just use a bankers box instead of spending money on a bassinet.
Just the other day my son sees the ad below on Instagram!!
So… if you think that’s coincidental that this is happening to you, here are 2 extraordinary examples that prove…
YOUR DEVICES ARE LISTENING TO YOU!!!
GoDaddy vs. Flywheel/Merkley Marketing Group WordPress Hosting
A client we built a website for wanted to use Godaddy to save money.
When the client made a blog post they showed up immediately on Chrome while Safari, Firefox, etc. was taking hours and sometimes days to show up. We worked for about 1/2 a week trying to figure this out.
Finally, I recommended he let us migrate (FREE MIGRATIONS) his site to our hosting
BINGO, posts are showing up immediately on ALL browsers!!!
PLUS… his theme and plugins will always be up-to-date now!!
People are packing up and heading to Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Do you ever wonder why there are always new homes being built in Jacksonville? The answer is… because people keep moving here!
According to a new 2020 Migration Report by Hire A Helper, Jacksonville had 55% more people moving in than moving out.
Whether in pursuit of warm weather or peaceful retirement, a vast number of Americans moved to Florida in 2019. More than any other state, the study found.
Numbers showed that 1 in 8 (13%) interstate moves were destined for the Sunshine State!…
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT CHEATING OR INEXPERIENCE… IT’S REAL!
If you have had a website developed you may be a victim of website cheating or inexperience and chances are you wouldn’t know it! Even worse, it’s affecting your ranking! Some website developers are leaving out important development elements and the reason can only be two things:
- Website developers taking shortcuts to save time
- Website developers that are uneducated as to implementation & importance of these elements
So what’s missing and why wouldn’t you know?
Header tags are an important on-page SEO factor because they’re used to communicate to the search engines what your website is about. Search engines recognize the copy in your header tags as more important than the rest. This starts with your h1 and works its way down in importance to the h2, h3 and so on. These tags will help support the overall theme or purpose of your page.
Header tags are part of the website’s code and thus are not visible on the site’s pages.
The alt text describes what’s on the image and the function of the image on the page. So if you have an image that’s used as a button to buy product X, the alt text would say: “button to buy product X”.
The alt tag is used by screen readers, the browsers used by blind and visually impaired people, to tell them what is on the image.
Each image should have an alt text. Not just for SEO purposes but also because blind and visually impaired people otherwise won’t know what the image is for.
Most browsers these days DO NOT display “Alt Tags” so unless you can view page code you won’t know they are missing.
Schema markup is code (semantic vocabulary) that you put on your website to help the search engines return more informative results for users.
Schema tells the search engines what your data means, not just what it says.
Schema.org, the website for schema markup, was created by a collaborative team from Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Schema code is placed with the website’s “Header” section which is an area of code not visible on website’s pages. The only way to see is if you can view page source code.
A good XML sitemap is a roadmap to all important pages of a website. This roadmap guides Google to all main content on a website. Having an XML sitemap can be beneficial for SEO, as Google can retrieve essential pages of a website very fast, even if the internal linking of a site isn’t flawless.
You want Google to crawl every important page of your website. But it can happen pages don’t have any – internal – links to them, which will make them hard to find. You can use an XML sitemap to make sure Google can find and crawl all pages you deem essential on your website. An XML sitemap contains all important pages of a site to help Google determine the structure of it:
An XML Sitemap is a website page of code that is visible to search engines but NOT site visitors. If a developer created a XML sitemap it should be very small hyperlinked text (XML Sitemap) located in the bottom footer area of the website. Although visible it is small and often people don’t know to look for it or understand it’s function.
A good HTML sitemap is a website page which is roadmap to all important pages of a website which is easily visible and useful when trying to locate a link that’s hard to find.
An HTML sitemap (as opposed to an XML sitemap) is often mentioned as being useful for SEO. They certainly are if you use them wisely (and especially Bing seems to like them at times).
If a developer created a HTML sitemap it should be very small hyperlinked text (HTML Sitemap) located in the bottom footer area of the website. Although visible it is small and often people don’t know to look for it or understand it’s function.
SEARCH ENGINE SUBMISSION
Is your completed website being submitted to major search engines, Google, Bing & Yahoo (BING & Yahoo submission is the same) with a compliant XML sitemap?
The only way to know for sure is if the submission was done through your search engine accounts or developer provided screen shots of submission.
ALL OF THESE OMISSIONS AFFECT YOUR RANKING WITH GOOGLE ETC.
Are you starting to wonder now if you were cheated on your website development (intentional or not)?
ACT TODAY, IT’S CRITICAL!
Contact us, we can help you figure it out and a solution!
Joe Merkley – Your Marketing Maven
Announcing the launch of Kenzie Hauling’s WordPress website.
Kenzie Hauling is located in St. Augustine, FL.
It’s ZIPPY FAST – GOOGLE RANKS FOR THAT!
About Kenzie Hauling
Kenzie Hauling was founded in 2018 by husband and wife owners, Ray and Samantha Taylor.
The business is named after their four-year-old daughter, McKenzie.
Ray and Samantha also own TREECO, a tree removal business and saw the need for hauling services and decided to start Kenzie Hauling as a result.
Kenzie Hauling specializes in debris removal and prides themselves on quality equipment and customer service.
Dinner with Santa – A Night To Remember!
Metro Diner needed a Santa Claus for their Mandarin location’s “Dinner with Santa!”
Just so happens Marie has a great connection and made it happen.
Metro Diner offered to donate 10% of their receipts that night to a Charity of our choice… oh, and some gift cards for our use! Our charity choice was Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Foundation’s Benevolent Assistance Fund. Learn more below.
Talk about a “No Brainer”, we were onboard! A Ho Ho Ho and we were on for the show!
The night was magical and fun was had by all!
Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Foundation’s Benevolent Assistance Fund: Provides monetary assistance for residents who outlive their money to remain in the WWJC community.
Joe Merkley – Your Marketing Maven
Announcing the launch of RiverPoint Real Estate’s WordPress real estate website with IDX.
RiverPoint Real Estate is located in Jacksonville, FL.
About RiverPoint Real Estate
By Barbara Swindell, Founder/Broker
When Riverpoint Real Estate was founded my inspiration was simple, the Golden Rule. That inspiration holds through today after over 35 years of experience. I believe we have thrived because of our outstanding reputation which we have never taken for granted.
Our focus is on exceptional real estate expertise, coupled with superior ethical standards. Our goal is to work for you, not only once, but throughout all your home transitions. As a result, we enjoy extensive “word of mouth” referrals which is advertising you cannot pay for.
We look forward to assisting you through the home buying or selling process. We are always mindful that your home is your most treasured possession, its Where You Live Your Life. Let Riverpoint prove our value to you and your family.
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