Miscellaneous

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Who controls your digital products?

If you were an 80s kid, you probably remember this PSA. https://youtu.be/jBy9VDEWKOE I want to make a new one for the digital age. Do you know where your digital products...
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We Offer White Label Website Design

There are a lot of business out there that offer technology related services, but don't offer web design or web development. For example, IT consultants get asked about websites all...
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When Less Traffic Isn’t a Bad Thing

It can be startling to login to your analytics or stats program and see a decrease in traffic. The first thought might OH NO, what happened? Why is everyone leaving?...
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A scam that website owners should know about

There's a scam going around that's affecting website owners, and one that many people are unaware of, so I'm here to fill you in on some details so you can...
Website Pyschology

The subtle psychology of a good website

I've heard there are people who think making websites is easy, that it doesn't require a particular strategy or a lot of skills and that you can use a DIY...
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Prevention of COVID-19 in workspaces

We are extremely fortunate at at Sumy Designs to be able to work from home, but we understand that working from home isn’t an option for some of our clients....
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Sizing and adding banner art to YouTube and Facebook

Social media connects us with others and the number of social media users increases every year. By 2021, there will be more than 3 billion people connecting through social media...
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Should you use TikTok for business?

I get asked a lot of questions about social media and how to leverage it to create new leads and generate new business. So naturally, the question I'm being asked...
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What to do with your website during the time of COVID-19

If you follow this blog, you probably know I write a lot of blog posts targeted at helping business owners use and make the most of their websites. My goal...
SEO Maintenance

The Truth about SEO Maintenance

SEO is a process by which we try to direct more traffic to your website through organic search. We try to make sure that searchers looking for what you offer...
Online Reviews

Tips to get more Google Reviews

If you own a business, then you might always be aware of Google reviews. Those are the reviews listed with your Google My Business listing, submit by, hopefully, your happy...
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We can convert your old HTML website to WordPress

When we started making websites back in the good old days, most websites online (and definitely all the websites we made) were in basic HTML and not using a content...
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The Secret to Generating Ad Revenue on your Blog

If you have a blog that isn't for business, there's a good chance you'd like to monetize it and make a little extra cash. So you sign up for Google...
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Don’t fall for this domain scam

I pretty regularly get emails from clients who say they have received a bill for their domain name in the mail and are confused because registered it with a different...
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User experience is more important than design

One thing I frequently have to explain to people is that if you want your website to work, if you want your users to follow your call-to-action, click the button,...
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Perfecting the FAQ page

The FAQ page. It's pretty important, and yet so many people either neglect it or dismiss it completely. I'm a believer in the FAQ page and here's why: Having a solid...
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It’s okay if you can’t afford a custom designed site

The majority of what we do are custom designed websites, meaning we start with a blank page, your feedback and ideas, and we come up with a concept we hope...
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Setting up online book for tours

I pretty regularly get inquiries from companies that offer tours. As a regular traveler, these inquires excited me, because I have a pretty good idea of what the customer is looking...
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Happy 11th Birthday to Us!

It's hard to believe that Sumy Designs has been in business now for 11 years! Last year to celebrate our tenth anniversary we redesigned our site and created a brand new...
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There’s no such thing as a hack-proof website

Nobody wants their site to be hacked. But one myth that we all need to let go is that there is something you can do that will make it 100%...
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How to easily convert your documents into other formats

This actually comes up quite a bit. People send me doc files but want them on their website in PDF and don't know how to create a PDF. Well, I...