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Why Is My WordPress Site So Slow? 3 Steps to Speed Up Your Website

If your website is taking too long to load, it could be negatively impacting your visitors’ experience. This also hinders your ability to rank well in the search engines (SEO). If this describes your current frustration, you may be wondering “Why is my WordPress site so slow?”

Typically, WordPress sites tend to load slowly because they do not properly utilize page caching or because the site’s content is being served from a slow server.

The good news is that if you know enough about website creation and maintenance, the tools required to speed up your WordPress sites are free. But if this work is beyond your capabilities, our team is able to do this for you at a very low rate (request a quote to find out exactly how much).

Keep reading to learn the 3 steps you can take today to speed up your WordPress website, and improve its load time by as much as 60%.

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How to Choose the Best SEO Company

We get it. You are simply looking to improve your rankings in Google and want to pass that responsibility off to the experts in their field.

Before you trust your valuable brand to just any company, we’ve compiled a list of common mistakes business owners make when selecting a digital marketing firm to handle their organic search optimization efforts.

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Is Your Online Store Development Ignoring Any of These Potential Ways to Improve Customer Experience?

EDI Ordering: Electronic Data Interchange

Want to improve the way visitors interact with your online store? Check out these ways to enhance customer engagement on your site.

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Hey Small Business Owner, You Can Do Social Media! We Offer 5 Awesome Tips to Help

We work with small business owners every day and we know how hard they work to keep their businesses running and growing.

Day-to-day tasks are enough to overload you and your staff. So we understand why that October 2020 post on your Facebook page or LinkedIn profile is the most recent news you’ve shared.

These 5 tips will make social media a possibility. If these still don’t convince you to get posting, then we encourage you to give us a call. We have tiered digital marketing packaging, including a social media growth option that’s an affordable solution for managing social media tasks.

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7 Web Development Tools We Love [and Why]

All web developers collect tools along the way that enhance their abilities to create super websites. These tools can also save time.

At Sharp, financial stewardship is one of our core values and one of the reasons web developer Peter Stevenson uses development tools.

He shares seven web development tools that are among his favorites and explains why they are included in his web dev “toolbox.” These help him work smarter and not harder. Four of these tools aid development in general and three focus on web optimization.

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Web Design: Out With the Old; In With the Neu

One of the most exciting aspects of web design, and design in general, is its ever-evolving nature. Sometimes best practices subtly refine over time, others see drastic changes to style and implementation.

Throughout the ‘90s and early 2000s, while the internet was bursting at the seams with new websites, services, and entirely new devices like the iPhone, the go-to design style was Skeuomorphism. This refers to digital interfaces that mimic physical ones that people are already used to. This was important during the digital boom to make new digital interfaces as intuitive as possible.

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Great Photography is Crucial to Your Brand

There’s an old saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s the notion that there is more to the story than what you see on the cover. There is a lot of truth to that.

However, being able to make a good first impression has a lot of power behind it.

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Does Your Business Care? Prove It With Cause Marketing

This pandemic has really placed the health of communities in the spotlight, both the physical well-being of individuals and the overall condition of neighborhoods, businesses, industries, etc.

It’s the reason behind a surge in cause marketing among businesses and brands.

Exactly what is cause marketing and should your business join in? Let’s take a deeper look at what cause marketing entails, its pros and cons, and whether it’s worth your business or brand dedicating time and effort behind it.

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How To Make Your Business Show Up On Google & Google Maps – A Step By Step Guide That Any Business Owner Can Follow

While almost everyone uses a search engine like Google on a daily basis, there are still a surprising number of local businesses that are not listed on Google or are listed but not easily discoverable by their ideal customers or clients.

If that sounds like you, you’re probably wondering, “How can I make my business show up on Google?” In a nutshell, here are the basic steps:

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GMB Signals Increase Their Role in Driving Local Rankings

Google My Business signals are gaining muscle when it comes to lifting your brick-and-mortar location in local search and having it appear in front of users.

GMB signals include factors such as proximity to the person searching, business categories, and the keywords used to describe your business in its Google My Business page title and other details.

Recent reports indicate that among local search rank factors, GMB signals in 2020 increasingly influenced search results and these signals continue to rise in importance.

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