Shopify Alternatives

Shopify Alternatives

Do you have an online store that's built with an all-in-one platform like Shopify or BigCommerce? Are you getting tired of all the limitations that come with the service when your store is trying to grow? Are you thinking of trying other options but don't know where to start?

Municipal Website Solutions: CivicPlus Versus Drupal

Municipal Website Solutions: CivicPlus Versus Drupal

Municipalities need functional, attractive websites as much as any private business or nonprofit organization does! But, municipal websites have their own set of needs that differ from other business sectors. Not only do they need to beautifully reflect their cities and towns in the most positive light, but they need to support many functions like time-sensitive news announcements, emergency alerts, downloadable documents, scheduling portals, comment threads, job postings, online payment services, and much more.

HubSpot Alternatives

HubSpot Alternatives

Have you heard of HubSpot?  It's an awesome CRM, Sales, and Marketing Automation tool.  Right now, I'm writing this blog post in HubSpot's Blogging Tool.  The only downside to HubSpot is cost; it's not the most affordable, and it doesn't fit into everyone's budget.So, I decided to write this post in order to share a few HubSpot alternatives.  

Websites Are Like Cars... Didn't You Know?

Websites Are Like Cars... Didn't You Know?

Did you know that the lifecycle your car AND of your website are actually very similar? It may be shocking to hear, but it's true! Websites and cars really have a lot in common.

Growing Up & Getting By

Think about your very first car. Most likely, it was a junker-- something really cheap, that didn't look so nice or fancy. BUT, it got the job done. It had basic functionality, and it got you from point A to B. Right?

WordPress Help

WordPress Help

Lately, we've come across a ton of outdated and insecure WordPress websites. Most of these websites have been behind on their security updates for at least the last two years!

Google Analytics and One Page Websites

Google Analytics and One Page Websites

Do you remember our recent post, SEO Sucks for Single Page Websites? Today, I want to continue that conversation but with a focus on Google Analytics. How does your experience using Google Analytics differ if you have a one page website versus a website with multiple pages? It actually differs a lot, but there is a useful tool to help out both those one page website owners and their multipage counterparts.

Valuable Images: Exporting, File Formats, and Image Compressors

Valuable Images: Exporting, File Formats, and Image Compressors

Images that hold too much data are often the cause of websites having an extremely high bounce rate (when visitors leave a web page as soon as they arrive), as images add their own data to their web page's loading process. And, with today's online competition as fierce as it is, there's no reason at all for people to stick around an extra couple of seconds waiting for a web page when they can have instant gratification in leaving and navigating somewhere else.

Ask Mike: Google Analytics

Ask Mike: Google Analytics

Last Friday, we went on a virtual walk with Mike around Valpo's Kirchhoff Park while Mike discussed the benefits of using Google Analytics for your website or mobile app.

Even if you're never used Google Analytics before, you've probably heard the term; it's been the most widely-used website analytics tracking tool for quite some time. But what is Google Analytics exactly? What does it do, and what benefits come from using it?