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Is It Time for a Business Website Redesign?

If you’ve had the same website for a while, it can be difficult to know whether your site is still working for your business. With the fast pace of digital marketing and the sheer number of business websites that pop up on the internet every day, business owners need to make sure that their websites stay on the cutting edge of their industries. ACA Web Consulting helps clients redesign their current sites to better serve their customers while also improving their Google rankings.  (more…)

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Why You Need a Responsive Website

Did you know that internet searches on smartphones and tablets account for more than half of all web browsing today? 

As a website owner, it is critical that you know how most of your visitors are accessing your website. These days more than half of all internet searches come from smartphones and tablets. This means that a high percentage of your customers are viewing your content from smaller screen sizes than your average laptop or desktop computer. If you have an older website that has not been optimized for different screen sizes, you may be missing out on a lot of potential business.  (more…)

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How Usable is Your Website?

Not all websites are created equal. Let’s talk about web site usability.  

These days every business owner, organization or personal project has a website. This makes perfect sense, right? Your website acts as your business card, your sales funnel and your online store all in one. But not all websites are created equal. The usability of your site will have a direct impact on your visitors’ experiences and ultimately, your sales and engagement. (more…)

Victimized by a web services company?

Stop Being a Victim!

How to Overcome Being Victimized by a Web Services Company & Come Out Better for it…

“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” ~Rafiki

You are approached by a company who has gotten word you’ve purchased a domain name or maybe they’ve found you from various business listings. They sound amazing! Making extensive promises of what they can do for your business, whether it’s building a powerfully large website with tons of functionality or getting you on the 1st page of Google in a month. They often offer guarantees; either about getting you to page one of Google within a short amount of time or creating the Millennium Falcon of websites. In your mind your thinking…it’s too good to be true, but you ignore it ‘cause you want to believe they can do miracles for you! (more…)

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Small Business Startup: 3 Reasons to Start With Your Website

Starting a Small Business in San Diego?

If you're on the verge of opening a small business in San Diego, or you already own one; there is one important question you must first answer before taking another step. Do you have a website? It may seem shocking, in this day and age of Internet driven business, but according to multiple website surveys (including one by Internet search company Google and research company Ipsos), 55% of small businesses don’t have a website. (more…)

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USA Web Development: We Do Not Outsource Overseas EVER!

Every week I am besieged by offshore companies asking for me to outsource my overflow work to them.  Time and again I politely say "We need to keep the jobs here (in the United States of America), sorry." Business owners need to understand that using cheap overseas service providers can cost your business more than you realize. [Businessblogshub.com] (more…)

Website Consultant Fees

Website Fees: Do You Get What You Pay For?

Is it reasonable to pay $1500+ for website development? How about $250? Why the vast differences in pricing? What skills are you paying for when hiring a website consultant?

Today while socializing with friends at a Memorial Day Celebration, that topic was broached.  A friend whom I am helping set up a website spoke with another fellow who said he paid $250 on Elance to have his website developed AND his other site moved to the new host.  Wow! What a deal!  So why wouldn't everyone hire these peeps who are charging such great rates to setup a website?  At the risk of sounding biased there are several reasons: (more…)

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Web Development: A Client’s Perspective

REMEMBER...Content is King!

Many times when I am approached to build a website, the client often doesn't have a clue of what's in store...for them.  What I mean by that is many people are under the assumption that when they hire a web developer, that they (the client) will have little else to do except give some general direction.  WRONG!!!  I think it would be valuable to educate the business owner about what is expected from them before they endeavor their website project. (more…)