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What is the “s” at the end of https?
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Whenever you see a website with https instead of http, it indicates that this site has a SSL certificate. If you are unsure if your own website has a SSL installed or not, simply add a "s" after the http. For instance, visit https://DomainHere.com or https://www.DomainHere.com (replace DomainHere with your own domain name). If you see a security warning, it means that there is no SSL and that visitor should use http instead. =1= What is a SSL?...

Merry Christmas!
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Our team just wants to take a moment to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and soon a Happy New Year. At BWC, we count our blessings as the years in business have been very good to us with great projects and wonderful clients. We give thanks on this holiday season for the good business but also great friendship among our team and clients. Life is short so make sure to remember the good around you, the people you love, and the promises of the future.

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Is a website tax deductible?
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Disclaimer: Understand that we are not licensed to provided legal, tax, or accounting advice. Please consult a licensed and expert person for any tax related questions. A client called us last week asking if the cost of developing his website was tax deductible. We had always assume that everyone knew it was indeed a tax deduction for their business. Yes, as of today, developing, upgrading, or maintaining a website will typically go under your marketing expenses or capital expenses...

International audience for your website
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If your target audience is international, your website is then crucial to the success of your company. You may reach or sell to people in various countries but may not have offices in all of them. In fact, many international sites have one singular office but this does not prevent them to sell or target people across the globe. Take for instance, Real Estate Online Search. They provide an online director...

Should website content be updated often?
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Whether or not Google Bot gives extra bonus points to websites with frequently updated content has been a topic of conversation for many years. One thing that has been mentioned by many is that the answer depends on the industry you are in. For instance, the search engines expect frequent daily changes if you are a news agency than if you own a hair salon. So, first and foremost, you need to think about your industry and if they are a lot of changes to be expected or not. Regardless of your c...

How to optimize a slideshow for SEO
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Slider, slideshows, galleries, and carousels seem to be on every website this year. The reason is simple. Most people are very visual and you can convey ideas (even complicated ones) with strong compelling images, graphics, or photographs. Theses slideshows are now working well on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. If you have an older slideshows, just hire a webmaster to upgrade it to be better coded version. Today we are going to see if these slideshows are bad or good for search eng...

The Hamburger Menu
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No, this is not a restaurant menu. Hamburger Menu is actually a website term for the fly-out menu that one can click on to display or hide a website's navigation bar. It is primarily used for the mobile display of websites on smartphone. Since a phone has limited screen space, it makes sense to hide the navigational menus. In the past few months, that same icon has made its way to desktop websites and, though this trends seems to become quite popular, many have strong opinion...

What is G Suite from Google?
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You may have received an email notification from Google about their upcoming G Suite (if you have a Google product) or heard about it. You are most likely wondering if this is yet again a new Google product and if it is here to stay (many Google products do not last or are revamped to a point of non-recognition). G Suite is actually the new name for Google Apps for Work which was released a decade ago. It is primarily a business product and includes:

  • Gmail
  • ...

Hire a website expert
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We understand that companies vary in sizes and all have different revenues and budgets. But, regardless of your company's type or size, you should set aside a marketing budget. In the old days, marketing covered newspaper adds, radio clips, and TV commercials. Today a considerable part of your marketing budget (if not most of it) should be dedicated to your online presence. It is undeniable that the most important item for your company on the Internet is its website. Even tho...

Biggest change in domain name registration
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In the past few days, you may have heard statements such as "The US government gave up the rights to the Internet on October 1st". Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration but there is a real story behind it. We will be brief today and make it simple.

  1. There is a non-profit organization called ICANN. If you own a domain name, you would have received occasional notices from them to update your ownership information for your domain name(s).
  2. ICANN stands for Corporation for As...

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