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We are Saltmedia and we are a web design firm based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. We're blogging now to speak to the business community in matters relevant to our work such as SEO and how we help our clients be found online.

Online Marketing, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, email marketing, Content creation

How do customers find your business online?

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Regardless of your industry, chances are your customers are looking for your products or services online. Online marketing is the single most important form of advertising for businesses today. As a result, SEO (search engine optimization) is becoming more and more important for businesses who want to stand out from the crowd. SEO is the process of optimising your website so that it can easily be found in search engines. Let’s take a look at how customers are finding your business online, and how you can make sure your website is getting in front of them. Where are your customers? Chances are your customers are using Google to find your business. Sure, there are plenty of other search engines out there (like Bing and Yahoo), but Google takes up the largest market share with nearly 4.5 billion searches every single day. It’s important to remember, though, that not all Google...
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How to get your website to the first page of Google

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Your website is your best employee. It works 24/7 and is always available to answer your customers’ questions, even when you’re not. And if your website isn’t on the first page of Google for important search terms, you have a lot of low hanging fruit you can harvest. The world of SEO (search engine optimization) is always changing, but there are plenty of things that you can do to ensure your website gets to the first page of Google. Here are just some examples of things you can do to reach that low-hanging fruit.   Have a good website This sounds pretty obvious, but you can’t underestimate the importance of a well-built website. While a basic DIY webpage might be enough to get your name out there, it likely won’t get you where you want to be. Investing in a professional website created by a reputable web design firm is...
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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?
If you're not sure if your website is compatible with mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, your business could be missing out. In fact, in today's fast paced, technological world, failing to provide a great user experience for the vast majority of people who search the web when they're on the go is likely what's stopping you from taking your business to the next level - both on and off of the Internet. Consumers Demand Mobile Compatibility Today's shoppers are savvier and more demanding than ever, which means your website needs to be up to the task of providing the information they need, precisely when they need it. Fingers and thumbs need to be able to navigate websites. Scrolling in every direction will no longer cut it, nor will super slow loading speeds. Failing to provide mobile users with a positive experience will ultimately prevent you from turning these...
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Mobile Speed: Are You Getting the Best Online Marketing ROI?

Mobile Speed: Are You Getting the Best Online Marketing ROI?
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been talking about mobile web development and specifically mobile speed. While just about any mobile site would do in the past, users are becoming more and more impatient with slow-to-load mobile sites. Because of the role speed now plays in mobile user experience, I'm going to talk about how this relates to businesses' marketing return on investment, or ROI. I don't think any business owner would disagree that the sole reason they have a website is to bring new leads and sales for their company. You invest the money into an attractive, well-branded and informative site that's going to attract the attention of visitors and turn them into your customers - or at least that's what you hope will happen. Unfortunately, many businesses are still investing in mobile web development only to be left with a site that is dreadfully slow to load...
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Slow Loading Sites Destroy Mobile User Experience & Your Chance of Generating New Leads & Sales

Slow Loading Sites Destroy Mobile User Experience & Your Chance of Generating New Leads & Sales
There's no disputing it, the majority of people now search from their smart phones and other mobile devices for the businesses they want and need to find. Ultimately, your website's mobile compatibility will make or break their user experience, and is a major determining factor in whether or not they become your customer. Speed is the Key to a Great Mobile User Experience Now, I'm sure there's been a time when you were out and needed to look up the address or phone number to a local business, wanted to check out the menu at a restaurant, or to figure out if a particular store offered the product or service you needed. When you turned to your trusty smart phone and clicked on one of the websites in the Google search results, however, you were stunned and frustrated by the glacial pace at which the site loaded. In a rush...
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