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April 1, 2014
It's April Fool's Day Joke Time Here at Chicago-based ePageCity Web Design + SEO

Comedian Lewis Black noted that the economy must be turning around because if Facebook is worth 50 million dollars, imagine what real sh*t’s going to be worth!

It seems like every other day is April Fools’ on Wall Street with news of some high tech company going public and raising billions of dollars before they even make a dime.
 

March 19, 2014
Does Your Businesses Website Have a Homepage Designed to Convert Visitors into Costumers? If not, it needs one.

The use of strong messaging and visuals is just as important for websites, especially for the homepage. Once current customers or prospective leads get to your website you need to engage them with value propositions and visual messaging to encourage action to read more, submit a contact form, pick up the phone, make a donation, etc.

February 12, 2014
Why Your Web Hosting, Website Designers, and Search Engine Optimization Team Should Be Under the Same Roof

Imagine building a house you were going to use as an income property. You’ve purchased the land but need to go out and find an architect, a construction company, a rental agent, and a property manager to make your endeavor fruitful. Now picture that you had the ability to work with one company that had an architectural design team to handle the aesthetic and spatial arrangement of your home, a construction crew to handle the actual build, and then a property management arm to draw in potential tenants and look after the security and maintenance of your investment. No juggling contacts or acting as the in-between for coordinating requests and meetings for something you are trying to hire team members to do in the first place. You shouldn’t need to be the project manager for your own initiative. 

January 20, 2014
How To Write Great About Us Page Content for Your Website

Just take a moment and think about the last few “About Us” sections you’ve read through. How many of them meandered so far off course they veered into James Joyce territory?  How many of them were so short and mysterious that you’d need to call in Sherlock Holmes before you’d be able to extract a meaningful connection to the company, culture, or personnel? More importantly, how many of you realized that what I asked was a partly a trick question? 

December 16, 2013
Designing and Developing Online Retail Stores with the Shopify e-Commerce Platform

Shopify is an e-commerce platform used by over 70,000 online retailers. Its rapid growth is a result of a strong focus on management to offer retailers an easy-to-use base system that can be extended with their App store. Just like your iPhone or Android has apps that extend your phone’s functionality, Shopify has applications that extend your store’s functionality.

November 12, 2013
Having a Responsive Web Design is the Best Option For Mobile SEO

Google recommends using responsive design because it allows a single website to offer a visitor an optimal user-experience regardless of their device or its screen size. It also leverages typically ignored SEO factors while making it easier for Google to assess a website for standard search rankings metrics. Having a responsive website might not fix all of your optimization issues, but it has to be a central component of any mobile conscious digital marketing strategy.

October 8, 2013
Responsive Web Design is a method of building websites that allows a site to adapt to the users device of choice – be it a desktop a tablet or a mobile smartphone

For the past few months, we encouraged our prospects to consider a responsive web design for their new website or redesign. Last month, we decided not just to “talk the talk”, but to “walk the walk”. We re-coded our website so that the site looks great on a mobile phone, a tablet, and a desktop/laptop. By providing a better user experience for our mobile customers, there was an immediate increase in sales leads and our search engine rankings!

September 13, 2013

“Working with ePageCity on our website SEO project has really helped me to understand the SEO process.  I was not very familiar with SEO going into the project, but their team took the time to tailor their narrative to my background, and understand how to tailor a successful campaign to my business.  Most of all, ePageCity has evoked trust in their work.  Other companies may mislead you and use underhanded ‘black hat’ SEO techniques that cause more harm than good in the long run.  ePageCity has proven themselves to be up-front, sincere, reliable and competent in what they do.  I would recommend ePageCity to anyone looking for a partner in their SEO campaign.”

-Keir Cochran, Owner and CEO of Small Miracles, LLC

August 20, 2013

An ePageCity client since the fall of 2010, March Pump enrolled in an ePageCity SEO program in early 2013 to help increase awareness of their product line, drive traffic to their distributor network and hopefully improve sales figures as a result. 

August 4, 2013
Google Officially Launches Knowledge Graph Carousel For Local Search

While local listing results have been featured near the top of search results for some time now, Google is taking the real estate provided to local results to the next level with the prominently displayed and interactive local carousel. The importance of making local search optimization a priority is not only more important than before, it now provides the greatest opportunity for reward.

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