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Oct 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Racine innovation gala honors five companies

It’s indeed a great privilege for us to receive the Smart City Racine’s Innovation Award this week. We are truly humbled to see us being recognized along with the world-famous Innovative Racine Companies like Twin Disk, InSinkErator, Cree Lighting, and Andis.

Any time we have won an award, it has been a humbling experience that always causes us to think of how much we have to be grateful for. Racine is a wonderful place to do business, and it is the relationships and connections that provide so much of our motivation and success. In this case, we are especially humbled because it is so directly thanks to Racine and our clients! This award motivates us to work even harder to earn your trust and your business. To work even harder to help create and unlock value for every client. To work even harder to deliver an exceptional experience across all aspects of our IT services.

Thank you, Racine. And thank you, friends, for your support, it’s the trust of our customers and the help of our community that we strive for excellence.

 

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Sep 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

 Google started in October 2017 to label all HTTP pages as ‘Not Secure’ in Chrome. Chrome will mark HTTP pages as insecure. Google highlights that this will apply to any page. It is estimated that 63% of web traffic to HTTP websites on Chrome will be affected.

 

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS: HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (SSL). SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) enables the secure browsing of the website. Https protocol builds a secure connection between the website and users, Adding the SSL will help to prevent the intrusion, exploitation, malware & website hack issues.

Https provides data encryption and by applying https ensures that hackers cannot track activities or steal sensitive information entered by users.

Why should you Migrate to https:// and add the SSL SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)?

 

1. Security & Users Trust

HTTPS helps prevent hackers, malware attacks, intrusions, and secure your user’s privacy. It blocks the exploitation of Images, cookies, scripts, and other elements of the website. HTTPS protects sensitive information entered by the client through form fields on your website. HTTPS ensures that your website gets a green signal on browsers, ensuring that your website is secure against threats and exploits.
HTTPS sites are trustworthy in the eyes of users and browsers. The https:// security protocol boosts the integrity of your website.

2. HTTPS Helps Organic Rankings

Google has confirmed https:// as a ranking signal to make the internet safe and secure. The addition of https:// will lead you to the top rankings over your competition. It is essentially a part of technical SEO.

3. SSL is Must for AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

Https is a must for Accelerated Mobile Pages which is the emerging trend in mobile searches. Mobile searches surpassed other pursuits, and Google gives top priority to AMP pages for mobile search. AMP enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful, and high-performing across devices and distribution platforms. AMP pages cannot accept data without an https protocol.

Why DesignsTouch for Migrating to https:// and adding an SSL

Migrating to https needs expertise in coding, technical SEO, Google Search Console, and other tools. When you request your hosting provider to install an SSL certificate, they will install the SSL certificate for the domain. It does not make your entire site secure. Proper planning, implementation, and tracking are essential for a successful migration. DesignsTouch has the expertise in coding, technical SEO, Google Search Console, and have migrated many websites to https.

SSLTechnical Migration https

DesignsTouch SEO https:// and SSL installation details:

  • Install SSL Certificate – We Purchase(included in the rate- no extra fee) the SSL certificate and install it on your webserver
  • Update htaccess, web config files for forced https using 301
  • Update all 301 redirects configured earlier.
  • Update links in 404 pages and HTML sitemaps
  • Replace all absolute links with https for files, images, canonicals, schema, stylesheets, jquery, scripts, web fonts, open graph, plugins
  • Verify the https version of the website in GSC (Google Search Console) for both www & not www versions
  • Create a new XML sitemap with https version and update it on GSC
  • Update Robots.txt
  • Set preferred domain to https version in GSC
  • Download disavow file from the HTTP version and upload it to https version inapplicable.
  • Test with “Fetch as Google” and for “OK” server response

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Sep 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

Whatever your type of business, a start-up hair salon, a free-lance photography studio, or a house-remodeling company, a professional website will be your most vital marketing tool. Your professional website will attract new customers and will encourage the retention of existing customers.

Common mistakes of the SMALL BUSINESSES website.

1. I can do it myself!

Some web companies promote low cost “all in- one” website packages. Some even offer free “build it yourself” websites. Called “drag and drop” website, they are not user friendly. The result is a cheap looking, unprofessional website.

2. Anybody, my friend, my daughter, or even my brother- in- law, can build my business a website.

Are you sure this is true? Just because you know someone who has done some projects as a hobby, does not mean he or she can design a professional website. Whether your website is a “do it yourself” project or a website done by a non-professional, you will end up with the same result. You will have an inadequate webpage with too much downtime, which will result in the loss of potential sales and clients.

3. I can’t afford a professionally made website.

The majority of large design firms charge hefty fees for their services. You need a small website firm with two or three highly skilled employees. A small firm with low overhead costs will present you with a lower price and prompt service.

4. How do I go about finding a suitable website company or my small business?

First, check for local web design firms. Then check their websites and contact companies that they have serviced. Speak directly to these companies to ascertain the competence of the design firm. When you have narrowed down your design firm selection, inquire of them as to:

  • Initial costs (Design firm that works within your budget?)
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  • Adaptability to other devices as tablets and /or smartphones
  • Browser compatibility
  • Updating the site for CMS ( content management systems) at regular intervals

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Aug 27, 2019

August 27, 2019

What is the Importance of the professional website for the small business?

A well-designed web site is a great tool giving potential customers an alternative route to find your business’s information about the services or products. In today’s digital world, a company must have a website to promote business. How your competitors are getting more sales than you? Your competitors have something you do not, a website. More business owners now realize just how important having a website for their business. Not having a website could be affecting your business’s growth. It is unfair to new small businesses to pay thousands of dollars for a professionally designed website. However, no more paying hefty charge for a professional website as DesignsTouch committed to working within your website design budget. Our goal is a website for every business in Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin, and, with the price tag, every business can afford it.

Get found – The website should be optimized for search to help you get found online.

Build trust – Your website is a critical element in building trust. Once a person arrives on your website, it needs to validate their challenges. Your site requires to function the way your customers need it to and expect it to.

Educate – Your website should teach people how to recognize what their problems and challenges are.

Inform – Once a person has found you and trusts you, you need to inform them of how you can solve their problems.

Nurture – Often, people need to come back to your website numerous times before making a purchase. Capture their email address and continue to create valuable content that is relevant to their stage in the customer journey to nurture them through to the sale.

Convert – A conversion can be many things from subscribing to a newsletter, to calling you, to purchasing on your website. Conversion opportunities need to be an element of the design of your homepage to help guide the journey.

 

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Aug 25, 2019

August 25, 2019

Common mistakes of SMALL BUSINESSES

Whatever your type of business, a start-up hair salon, a free-lance photography studio, or a house-remodeling company, a professional website will be your most vital marketing tool. Your professional website will attract new customers and will encourage the retention of existing customers.

1. I can do it myself!

Some web companies promote low cost “all in- one” website packages. Some even offer free “build it yourself” websites. Called the “drag and drop” website, they are not user-friendly. The result is a cheap-looking, unprofessional website.

2. Anybody, my friend, my daughter, or even my brother- in- law, can build my business a website.

Are you sure this is true? Just because you know someone who has done some projects on their computer, does not mean he or she can design a professional website. Whether your website is a “do it yourself” project or a website done by a non-professional, you will end up with the same result. You will have an inadequate webpage with too much downtime, which will result in the loss of potential sales and clients.

3. I can’t afford a professionally made website.

The majority of large design firms charge hefty fees for their services. You need a small website firm with two or three highly skilled employees. A small firm with low overhead costs will present you with a lower price and prompt service.

4. How do I go about finding a suitable website company or my small business?

First, check for local web design firms. Then check their websites and contact companies that they have serviced. Speak directly to these companies to ascertain the competence of the design firm. When you have narrowed down your design firm selection, inquire of them as to:

Initial costs (Design firm that works within your budget?)
Additional fees for services like web-hosting, logos, custom graphics, SEO, images, and photography
Adaptability to other devices as tablets and smartphones
Browser compatibility

Updating the site for CMS ( content management systems) at regular intervals

Your finished website should prove to be an essential component leading to the preeminent success of your SMALL BUSINESS.

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August 24, 2019

1. Administrators of all experience levels can use a good CMS.

CMS Website Government.

Local governments must be able to quickly & easily share information with the public, as we live in a society that expects & demands continuous access to the latest news, especially when it comes to emergencies. Traffic, weather, election results, & other time-bound tidbits must be readily exchangeable. Allow your administrators the power to regularly update notifications, post relevant materials, & explain procedures. By implementing a CMS that is easy to use & update (even for non-technical staff), you will save countless time & ultimately, resources & money.

2. You will ensure the preservation of content & design.

An intuitive CMS will house content & design separately. For example, when set with appropriate permissions, each feature will allow any website administrators to shape content with no fear of mistakenly making a change to the overall design of the site.

3. Compliance is key.

Use the proper CMS to avoid raising legal issues between citizens & municipalities. It is imperative that your government website provides the capabilities needed to make sure the content is accessible to all. Ultimately, that requires complying with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) & other guidelines.

4. Get peace of mind with security & liability.

Cyber attacks are on the rise, so protect your local government websites from data breaches & other exposures to unnecessary risks. A secure CMS can reduce your liability for any loss or theft of information stolen from your site. Ask us about disaster recovery, DDoS attacks, recovery time objective, & recovery point objective. Your agency’s reputation could be on the line.

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