By Bryan Owens

We're often asked: "What should I include on my home page to attract people?" Anyone can create a website. Websites that help clients have a higher conversion rate, however, takes some planning. Here are 5 ways to optimize your home page for maximum conversions. 1. Include Meaningful Data Are you trying to convince a prospect that visits your website of a particular concept? Third party data from an objective source can be convincing. Data that

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By Bryan Owens

Google+ really never stood a chance competing with Facebook and Twitter. The odd design, confusing nomenclature--remember Circles? Sparks? -- and the simple fact that no one ever really used it, Google's grand plan to unite its many products into a single social product just didn't develop. In March, Google announced that they are breaking their Google+ social network into "Photos" and "Streams". It appears that this is an attempt by Google to keep what they

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By Bryan Owens

When I was a kid my secret desire was to be on television. Well, that didn't happen - yet -  but, there is still hope. Periscope, a FREE app from Twitter , that lets you broadcast live from anywhere you have a connection to the Internet and people can chat with you live (type questions), and visually experience exactly what you’re seeing will make my dream finally come true. It is one of the most

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By Bryan Owens

In our January 24, 2015 blog post, What Does "Mobile Friendly" Mean in Google Mobile Search Results?, we said that Google was adding a mobile-friendly label in mobile search results and looking at adding this to how they rank websites.  A few days ago Google announced that beginning April 21, 2015, they are moving forward with preferring mobile-friendly websites ranking in mobile search results. "We will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking

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By Bryan Owens

For months, Google has been testing adding a mobile-friendly label in mobile search results.  Now that the testing is completed they have officially launched this new method of identifying mobile-friendly websites in search results. Their purpose for adding the label is to help mobile searchers know what sites can be easily viewed on a mobile device and which sites are not. I, for one, am happy they're adding this as I can't tell you how often I've searched and then

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By Bryan Owens

I love chocolate cake. And, not just ANY chocolate cake. I love my MOM's chocolate cake.  Hers tastes better than any  I've ever had - my mouth is watering as I type this.  Her "secret recipe" was developed following a very precise process. Web design can be a lot like making a chocolate cake.  While there are many web design firms to choose from, we're different because we have a seven step process that results

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By Bryan Owens

In January 2015, Facebook is changing the way the News Feed works for its users. These changes will specifically affect brands and the way they conduct Facebook marketing campaigns through their Facebook Pages. These changes can affect your company’s, so to help your business adjust, we have outlined some common questions and their solutions. It’s time to prepare for the Facebook changes in 2015 and develop a Facebook marketing plan to expand your reach. What is Facebook Changing in the

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By Bryan Owens

It’s December, and Christmas is only a short time away! Peppermint mocha lattes are flowing, and 2014 is soon ending .  Looking back over this past year some web design trends continue to prevail, while others simply end with the passing time.  We can now begin to make some predictions as to what will have staying power in 2015. At least that’s what I plan to attempt in today’s post. Let's get started.   1.

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By Bryan Owens

More people are accessing websites via mobile devices than ever before. Mobile devices now account for over 50% of internet usage for website access. So what does all this mean to you? Well, it means that if you don't want to lose any potential clients, then you need a great looking website which is also optimized for mobile browsing. Learn more about Responsive Design and how it can benefit you in our short video

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By Bryan Owens

The Pickens County office of tourism located in Pickens, SC has selected Blue Lion Digital to provide social media marketing services. BLD will provide an overall Social Media Marketing Plan that aligns with goals established by the office of tourism. Additionally BLD will produce all social media content and graphics and will provide social media management for all tourism-related efforts for Pickens

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