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7 Reasons to Develop a WordPress Website

In Blogging, Graphic Design, Marketing, SEO, Web Design, WordPressby Esther Anderson

In our opinion at Distillery Creative, WordPress is the best invention since sliced bread. Had to say that! Seriously, when we began developing websites in 2013 we built on various platforms, but now every website we build is a custom, highly functioning WordPress website. And, here’s why… #1. WordPress is the #1 CMS in the world. So first of all. …

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7 Indicators You Need a Website Update

In Graphic Design, Marketing, SEO, Web Designby Esther Anderson

What Are the Signs You Need a Website Update? You may need a website update if: Your website no longer shows up on the first page of the search engine results. Landing on your website feels like you have stepped into a time machine and you are in the “Old West.” Clients can’t view your website content on mobile. Your website …

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What is Responsive Web Design?

In Graphic Design, Marketing, SEO, Web Designby Esther Anderson

Many of our customers know they need responsive web design, thanks to ads like the one above that predicted the end of the world if a site wasn’t mobile responsive.  Yet, many really don’t understand why responsive web design is so important. Frankly, it comes down to business growth or loss. What Is Responsive Web Design? Responsive web design (RWD) …

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Why Blog? Three Reasons All Businesses Should Blog

In Blogging, Marketing, SEOby Esther Anderson

Why Blog? One of the first discussions we have with our customers when discussing redesigning their website is, “Why blog?” While many say they don’t have time for such an activity. We say, “You don’t not have time for this!” Two negatives in a sentence mean you better do it. Here’s why: Blogging brings new customers to your website. It brings …

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Google My Business 101

In Graphic Design, Marketing, SEO, Uncategorizedby Esther Anderson

What is Google My Business? Google My Business is one of the most important tools to improve your Search Engine Results and bring new business through your door. It is a listing service and main dashboard for coordinating all of your business’ Google properties: Google AdWords, Google+, Google Analytics, and Google Reviews. It is how you register your business in Google Places, …

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Web Hosting and Its Impact

In SEO, Web Design, Web Hostingby Esther Anderson

When setting up your business website, web hosting is one of the most important considerations, determining the success of your website. The more obvious and common choices are at places like GoDaddy and BlueHost. Who hasn’t seen their crazy commercials during Super Bowl?  But we would like to introduce you to the thought of choosing a smaller hosting company. We at …

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Top SEO Resources

In Marketing, SEOby Esther Anderson

SEO requires an immense breadth of knowledge. You have to blend user experience and design principles with excellent content development and technical understanding. Our series has only scratched the surface on the world of SEO. As we mentioned in the last post, we recommend that you carefully weigh the benefits of hiring out your SEO against the costs of doing it …

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Myths and Truths About SEO

In Marketing, SEOby Esther Anderson

Like anything in life, there are many rumors floating around the internet about SEO. Many of the rumors are the direct result of not understanding the basics of SEO. We hope we have equipped you over the last several posts to be able to detect truth versus pure speculation, but there are a few rumors we would like to address …

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Google and Local SEO

In Marketing, SEOby Esther Anderson

The days of the big yellow phone book are quickly dying. More and more people are turning to the internet to find restaurants, dry cleaners, plumbers, repairmen, and all other businesses imaginable. How can you leverage this to your advantage? Optimize your website and your business for local searches. For businesses with a physical address, local SEO is a vital aspect …