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Thinking about changing domain names?

If you think you need to change domain names, there is a lot that goes with that. You may want to give that a second thought, but if you decide to do it, let's talk...

Pop-Ups: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Truth

Let me clear about something at the start of this post. Everyone hates pop-ups. Everyone. Hates. Pop-ups. This is a fact that website owners need to know. That may be the truth -- and it...

How to use Heading tags

I recently updated a website for a client that had been maintained by their staff, who were well-intentioned but not educated on how to use heading tags. The content on the site was a mess,...

Neat tricks to automate sharing your blog posts

Automation is a little side hobby of mine. I like to create automations that make my life easier. One of the things I automate is sharing my blog posts. I write a lot here, and...

Does posting on social media help your SEO?

Yes. But probably not in the way you think. Technically speaking, Google tells us that social media is NOT a direct ranking factor. However, when it comes to what Google says, there's two sides to...

Sourcing photos for your blog or newsletter

Writing a regular blog? Sending a regular newsletter? You probably need photos to go along with it. Do you really need photos? The answer is more than likely, yes. And probably more images than you...

The #1 email you need to set up today — the welcome email

A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to the website of a local social media consultant. I took a look and ended up spending a long time on her site. I pored...

How to write great copy for your website

On almost every website project, the longest part of the process for the business owner is creating the content that will go on the website. You may think you know just what to say, but...

Google Analytics Traffic: What really matters

If you are using Google Analytics, you may have already realized this much... it's complicated. There's a LOT of data in there about Google Analytics traffic. On a monthly basis, I get emails asking me...

The Ins and Outs of Logo Design

When you inquire about a website with Sumy Designs, one of the options of interest you can check is "logo design." You might be wondering why that's not included in your website, why is that...

Guest Posting: What you need to know

I get, on an almost daily basis, multiple emails from people asking if they can guest post on my website. It is almost relentless. So I thought I'd take a minute and talk about the...

Stop neglecting your email newsletter

I talk to a lot of new clients and one of the things I ask is if they will have an email newsletter. And usually the answer is yes. We'll plan to have a great...

Website fonts: It’s not just Arial anymore

Back in the early days of websites, there was a simple rule: No fancy fonts! Whatever font you chose for your website had to be a font that the person looking at your website had...

You (probably) only need one website!

More often than I'd like, I talk to a business owner who it turns out, has more than one website. There are a lot of reasons for this. The most common is that they don't...

What can Google Search Console do for you?

Most people are familiar with Google Analytics, but maybe not as familiar with Google Search Console. What is Google Search Console? Previously known as "webmaster tools," it's a control center provided by Google that allows...

Should your business be on social media?

This is an excellent question and one that should be considered by any business owner before you start creating your social profiles. Some business owners may decide that of course they need to be on...

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