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Different ways to incorporate a video on a website
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There are numerous ways to place a video (or videos) on your website and make it enticing for your visitors to play it. 1) You can simply place a video and when clicking on it, it plays in its spot without any redirection or cool display. 2) Make the video pop up in the center of the screen when it is clicked on. 3) Use videos in a video gallery by simply placing placing them on the gallery page (similar to a photo gallery). ...

Sonoma County Business Environment
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Though we design websites and databases for companies across the US and overseas, we do have an affinity for businesses in Sonoma County (California) since this is where most of our team is based. The County of Sonoma is not only a wonderful place to live and work, it also offers a variety of industries from high-end manufacturing, new technology to green energy innovation. Population: This year (2015) the population is forecasted to grow to about 520,000 residents (accord...

2015 Google Algorithm Change – Response Design
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At the end of April, Google will be launching a new revision of their algorithm that makes responsive design a big part of their ranking criteria for websites. This is the first time Google is being loud and clear as to what their expectations are for websites in order to be well ranked within their search engine. It is safe to assume that other major engines will soon follow Google by making responsive design a must for search engine optimization. Be an informed site owner and watch this ...

Emotional connection for non-profit organization websites
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One of the biggest errors non-profit organizations make online is that many only look at their website as a way to tell people what to do. Their online efforts come short to encouraging viewers to become volunteers or donors. If they do ask for donations, they just place a donate button and hope that donations will start pouring in. The truth is, if you are managing a non-profit organization, the main focus of a new website (when you meet with your team and web development company) should be ...

Adding a powerful slider to your website
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At BWC, we love sliders (also known as slideshows). They have come a long way since the introduction of mobile devices. Now well coded sliders can work very well on smart phones and tablets alike. There are several elements to consider before adding a slider to your website: 1) Its location: Where do want to place it? Where should you be placing it? Homepage? Sub pages? 2) Its goal: What are you trying to accomplish with this new slider...

Google announcement about mobile-friendly websites and its effect on ranking
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(Posted updated 01-18-17 with newest Google Test) Last week, Google made an announcement about their upcoming new ranking algorithm. The biggest change we are going to see is in regards to mobile searches. It is not the first time they (and other search engines) mention that making a website responsive to mobile devices is important to them, but this is the first time they make it clear that not having a mobile-friendly website will affect its ranking. This change is scheduled to tak...

Types videos for your website
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There are many types of videos which you could use on your website and bring added value for your visitors and also increase your search engine ranking. - Videos from you or your representative: Typically you would want something from the heart explaining why one should chose you compare to your competitors, what sets you apart from others in your industry ... Again this type of video has to speak to your target audience and encourage them to take action. - Videos ...

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