Is It Time for a New Website? Your website is much more than just an online yellow pages ad for your business. It is the central hub for your online presence. Take a moment and honestly ask yourself: Does my business website accurately reflect the quality and dedication that I put into my customers and […]

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For a small business website to remain healthy, it requires ongoing maintenance. This maintenance consists of updating existing content, adding new content, blog post creation, WordPress/theme/plugin updates, and regular backups of your site. By keeping the content fresh you give your visitors something new each time they browse your site. Updating WordPress and performing regular […]

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With so many options available, deciding which form of digital marketing is right for your business is tough. It is easy to get caught up with the newest method or trendy tool. Email is your best choice. In this article we discuss 5 reasons why web-based email marketing should be the cornerstone of your digital […]

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What Is Reputation Management and Why Is It Essential? Did you realize the reputation of your business can now be defined as the sum of all that is being said about it on the Internet?  Sometime in the last year we quietly crossed over the line that separated the need for online reputation management into […]

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Introduction: Selecting the right website host has never been more important. Simply choosing the cheapest hosting plan is no longer an option for your business. With the need for faster website load times, consistent and dependable server stability, and an ever-increasing need for security, it is important to choose wisely when it comes to deciding […]

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At Michael the Tech Guy we push the importance of online review and recommendation management to all of our customers; both current and prospective. The speculative ship has passed when it comes to a successful businesses taking a proactive approach to their online reviews – it is docked in the harbor and is here to […]

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Why We Use Lynda.com At Michael the Tech guy, we realized continued education had to be built into the foundation of our business. The two main obstacles we faced were class affordability and flexibility. After some trial and error, we have found lynda.com to be the perfect training solution for our website design business.   […]

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The Golden Rule: Well organized and documented CSS can save you hours of potential frustration in both the short and long game. Using CSS (cascading style sheets) to style your website is an important skill for anyone who wants control over their websites presentation. If you are new to CSS be sure to check out […]

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19 Feb February 19, 2015

The Right Tool at the Right Time

Michael Murphy 2 Productivity, Website Design

5 Indispensable Free Tools for Web Designers Nothing makes a job easier than having the right tool at the right time. Web design is no different. For this weeks’ blog post, Josh and I wanted to share some of the web design tools that we consider indispensable. So put on your virtual tool belts and […]

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Backing up Your WordPress Site Database In last weeks blog post, Manually Backing Up Your WordPress Site – Part 1: Files, we discussed how to backup the files associated with your WordPress website. The second, and final step, is to backup your WordPress site’s database. Your WordPress database contains every post, image, comment and link […]

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