Category Archives: Website Tips

The human element of UX design: Beyond websites

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UX, or user experience, is most often associated with web and app development. It is something we focus on heavily when we’re planning a website, since user experience is such an integral part of its success. We know that no matter how amazing a site looks, if users cannot navigate it easily they will not have a good experience. […]

New year, new social media strategy

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We know deciding which social media platform is a good fit for your business can be tricky. Every time you blink, it seems there’s a new player in the game vying for your audience’s attention. How do you know where to invest your time? […]

Turn the spotlight on your website content with an audit

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Do you really know what is on your website? “Of course!” is most people’s instinctive response. But if your website has been growing over several years without any sort of content strategy or plan, you may know less than you think. A content audit is a great tool for websites larger than 15 to 20 pages. The end product—likely a detailed spreadsheet—is a status report and roadmap for managing and improving the most important aspect of your website: it’s content. […]

Google AdWords: our story of success

Every other year, the Write Place sponsors a book contest. (We’re still taking entries, if you’re interested.) This year, for our third contest, we had a goal: get more entries from outside our home state of Iowa. We knew we could count on our circle of connections in and around Pella, Iowa, to generate some […]

Will recent changes from Google and Facebook impact your presence online?

Two online giants have recently or will soon update algorithms, and it’s likely your website and Facebook page will feel the waves these changes produce. Google gives gold star to mobile-friendly sites Late in February, Google announced that it will increase its emphasis on mobile-friendliness in its search engine ranking criteria. (Google began awarding qualifying […]

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