Sharp Innovations Blog
Who You Calling Non-Essential?
By now you’ve likely heard Governor Tom Wolf strongly urging PA residents to close all nonessential businesses in the state for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re a client of ours from another state, you can learn more about the coronavirus quarantine here.
You may be as surprised as us to learn that Sharp Innovations is, indeed, cast under that nonessential umbrella, and therefore we will be out-of-office for the duration of the quarantine to uphold this commitment and ensure the safety of our staff, their families, and the community.
What This Means for You…
We’re fortunate enough to be able to perform our work uninterrupted in the comfort of our own homes. We can therefore fulfill our commitment to you and your business, without interruption, as we go through the next few weeks.
If you had a meeting scheduled with a member of our team, that meeting will take place remotely via a conference call. If you’d like to reschedule so the meeting is done face-to-face, you can give us a call or send an email and we will reschedule accordingly.
If you’d like to deploy some sort of public service message to alert your clients or customers to changes in your business operations, we can help! We’ve already processed numerous requests to that effect. Whether that means the adjustment of hours, how the business operates, or additional changes you may be making to the day-to-day operations.
If there’s anything else we can do to help, please reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by giving us a call at 717-290-6760. We can still be reached during normal business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
We look forward to helping you and your business navigate this uncharted territory.
A lot of time and effort goes into creating all the information on your website, so being able to repurpose it in other ways can help you get more for your money. When the information is helpful to your clients, recycling can emphasize its value or importance.
But search engines may penalize websites that feature copied content that appears in its exact form or appears with just a few minor changes to it. To avoid getting “punished” with a low search ranking, your best bet is to repackage content instead.
Last year, the SEO world saw plenty of changes – from relevant, strongly written content playing a key role in site visibility to Google’s “mobile first” indexing structure – but now it’s a new year! We’re always on the lookout for brand-new trends and ways to improve our clients’ online visibility.
Today, we want to dig into some upcoming digital marketing trends for the new year, as well as a few trends that are here to stay and should be treated as such. Keeping up with constantly changing trends can be tough – let us help you out!
Tired of bright designs with white backgrounds blinding you when you’re doing your late-night internet browsing or news reading? Maybe you find yourself predominantly looking at a computer screen for your job, with headaches looming by the end of the day. Either way, you’re in luck! Another evolution in digital design has started to gain steam the past couple of years and is about to explode: dark mode.
Email marketing is dead…
Or is it?
We’ve heard this argument before. Often it is said by those looking to explain a minimal interest in signing up for an email newsletter. Here’s the truth: no one wants to sign up for your email newsletter. The truth is, “signing up” for your newsletter to “stay in touch” doesn’t offer any value to your customer.
Summer is heating up, and we can think of a couple ways to enjoy it! What about a brand-new website? Redesigning your site can be a great way to create a fresh buzz about your company and even roll out some correlating promotional deals to kick off a fresh season.
We love the idea of a brand-new website to bring your company out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Here are just a few reasons why summer is the absolute best time to redesign your site and say “out with the old, in with the new”!
Each week, you can find dozens of stories about popular websites, apps, and even search engines suffering from data breaches, selling users data, or running into other issues with their user’s privacy. With all these issues, people are looking even more closely at ways to ensure better privacy in their online lives.
Spamming attempts are varied and plentiful through the many technological advances we use today. We utilize technology in many ways and spammers are using the same technologies to trick users into giving away money and personal information. This makes it difficult to determine what is legitimate or not. There is one saying we use in technology: “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
CMS stands for Content Management System. The purpose of a CMS is to allow users to create, manage, and modify your website content. Most CMS’s also give you the ability to manage text, images, embedded video, audio, and other features of your website. It is a great way to make sure your website content stays current and fresh, and gives your users reasons to return to visit your site.
Below, we’ve defined some examples of common CMS software, and for what each system is best suited.