So you have your business web site now and need to list your business on Google. To boost your search engine recognition, the best practices are:
- Web site completed (we deal with WordPress web sites)
- Check settings for search engine crawling site maps (if you do not have one we can help with this)
- Submit and verify your web site with Google
- Submit for desktop and mobile standards (we can help with this if your web site doesn’t meet these requirements)
- Submit information for a business listing in Google. (see that information below)
- Verify with code given by Google.
Complete, now let’s get started!
What does a business listing on Google include?
- Address to your business location
- Link to Google Maps and Directions for customers
- Phone number
- Hours of operation (and you can change these for holidays etc)
- Short description of your business
- Link to your web site (if you don’t have one, contact us for a quote)
- Ability so someone can send your information to their mobile device
- Upload of photos about your business
- Reviews from customers
Get higher rankings when you have a business listing and it is verified through Google.
Coffee Web Design can help you with your Google business listing. We only charge $25 to do this. You must be at a be at the business phone number to complete verification. If you do not have a business phone number, no problem, here are other ways to verify, but it will take more time. You can schedule an appointment to come by our office located in East Flat Rock, near Hendersonville, NC.
If you have not already had Google crawl your site, we can consult to make sure you have the tools needed for Google to crawl your site. Once you do, then we can submit this to Google to crawl your site and then list it on Google business. This would be at our hourly rate of $45.
Let’s start in 2020 with your business listed on Google! Contact us!
Many people are using MailChimp® as their preference of newsletter tools for sharing content with their audience. MailChimp® not only has a friendly user interface but it also has the ability to manage and generate code to put on your website so that others can subscribe to your news.
Here are easy step by step instructions on how to generate the code in MailChimp to embed this on your web site for newsletter subscribers.
Step one login to your MailChimp Account
You must first create a list to manage your subscribers in this “list”.
You can create the design of your form by going to List > Signup Forms > General forms option and design your form there.
Once this is finished, lets get the embed code that you need for your site.
Step 1 – Go to Lists in the top menu > To the right of the list you created > Click Stats
Step 2 > Click Signup forms
Step 3 Click Embedded forms
Step 4 has a sub menu of forms > Click these sub menus to select which one you want on your site. Selecting your options gives you a code that you want to use. Copy and paste this code into your web site.
See “Classic” example
See “Super Slim” Example
You can always check “enable reCAPTCHA” for more security on your forms and weed out potential spambot signups on your forms. Which we suggest.
If you are still having issues setting up your MailChimp® Newsletter, feel free to Contact Us!
Copyrights, trademarks, and patents are somewhat complex topics. However, they each can have an effect on the way you run your WordPress site, which makes understanding their basics important.
The good news is you don’t need to hit the law books to figure out how each of these elements impacts you. In this article, we’re going to discuss the difference between copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and how WordPress is licensed. Then, we’ll talk about what elements of your site you need to protect and how to do it. Let’s get to work!
What’s the Difference Between Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents?
Before we dive into how these elements affect your WordPress site, it’s important to know what their differences are. For now, let’s keep things simple and talk about them one by one:
Copyright. Think of this as proof of ownership over the content you create. For example, if you’re running a WordPress website you can copyright your graphics and content (and we’ll talk more about this later on). On top of proving you’re the owner of your content, copyrights also govern how others can reproduce, imitate, and distribute it.
Trademark. Unlike copyrights, trademarking isn’t about protecting your content, it’s all about your brand. Using this method enables you to claim your website’s name, domain, logo, and any other symbols representing your brand. That way, other people can’t use them to deceive your visitors and customers without breaking the law.
Patents. This type of protection is reserved for unique business processes and technologies. However, you can’t patent a website as a whole (in the vast majority of cases).
Before moving on, let’s talk a bit more about patents. There’s a common misconception that almost any idea can be patented, but it’s not quite true. In fact, it’s likely you won’t be able to obtain a patent for your product unless you can prove it’s unique (and non-obvious).
To put it simply, if you run a simple WordPress website, you probably don’t need to think about patents. That is unless you’re offering a service you can prove is unique and innovative. If you just want to protect your intellectual property, copyrights and patents are the way to go.
See more from Source: Understanding Copyrights, Trademarks, & Patents (And How They Affect Your WordPress Business) | Elegant Themes Blog
Before you shove the idea from your head of why you don’t need a website, there are many reason why you DO need one. Over the yeas we have had clients who do not even have an email address. They still do business with having a web site.
Have you noticed over the years, our old way of using the yellow pages coming by way of postal service, has dwindled down to almost nothing? Why is this? If you use the internet or not, most of the population today does! Smart phones, tablets, computers, and yes even their head gear and watches connect on the go! Society is always on the go…globally now. How do you stay caught up with the demands of hobbies, businesses, information or sales? A great, smooth running designed web site!
Here are some good reasons why you should consider having a website:
- Websites Never Sleep
- Your Top Competitor Has A Website
- Websites Improve Customer Confidence & Corporate Image
- Small Businesses Have Higher Revenue
- Websites Help Establish More Customers
- Websites Are Not Just Local, They Are Global
- It is always accessible
- A website will save your time & money
Websites are not just for businesses. A great eye pleasing personal one is great too! If you are thinking about a web site, just contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss your ideas and use our canvas to create one for you!