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More on SSL

Last month I discussed the importance of using an SSL certificate on your website for your Google Ranking.  But here is another reason: if you collect any data, such as an online form or even email news sign up forms, you should consider using a certificate to keep your clients data safer. 

If you host your website here, I am happy to install an SSL certificate on your site.  This service is an extra $5 per month added to your hosting fee.  We will maintain the certificate, update your website and renew it each year. 
New Space is Here!

Becca and I are finally moved into our new space.  It's very quiet and we are much more productive here.  I'll be scheduling some workshops next month.  Keep an eye on the website, Facebook and the East Peoria and Morton Chamber calendars.  We hope to see you soon! 

What is the Perfect Size for a Web Design Company? 
I felt this article was really needed after helping several clients this year.  They had worked with a large website company with a big employee turn over. 

Because of this, no one knows where their domain, hosting, or even website information is.  It's frustrating for the client and they grow tired of working with several different people. 

So what is a good size for a Web Design Company?

  Take a look at my article on LinkedIn. 

Online Reviews

As you know, I had written a book on Online Reputation Management 

One of the chapters explains online reviews.  Because of smart phones, "Near Me" searches are up 700%.  People are looking for companies near them to do business.  Google will send you to their local pages when searching "near me"  BUT if you search "Best, near me" Google will list local pages with 4 or more stars on their reviews.  So searching for

"Steak near me" will give you a different list when searching for "Best Steak Near me".  (see graphic) This is the reason why these reviews are so important.


Need help?  Let us know.  We are pushing reviews as part of our online reputation management services. 

Read more about putting reviews to work on my website blog. 

Please let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns you have. 

Thank you
Tammy Finch
Web Services, Inc

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