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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.

The Low Down on What Small Business Websites Need to Achieve Success Online

You know your business needs a website, but you have no idea what your website should include. Sound familiar? If you're feeling a little lost as to what the best website design is for achieving your company's online goals, you're not alone. While the Internet offers an incredible opportunity for attracting new leads and sales, determining what your website needs to first be found online, and then what you've got to do to compel site visitors to become your customers, can seem like an impossible hurdle. At Saltmedia, years of experience and loads of super slick, small business websites later and we've got a good grasp of what the best website designs look like for businesses in any industry. For starters, 100% custom is the only way to go; your business is unique and your website should be, too. From there, first impressions are vital. Studies show that consumers are...
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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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300x Faster Page Loads? Yes Please!

300x Faster Page Loads?  Yes Please!
Growing with us has its perks. In December, Saltmedia upgraded our reseller hosting plan to a fully dedicated server environment. Our new hosting includes solid state hard drives for bleeding-edge performance. We've also enabled the CloudFlare content delivery network to squeeze even more speed out of our websites. CloudFlare improves website performance significantly by minimizing the size of website file downloads, and serves website data from datacenter locations physically closest to your audience for impressive speed boosts. This all means up to 300% faster page loads, less downtime, and more robust security. The result is a better experience for your customers and audience - after all, who wants to sit and wait for web pages to load these days? It gets better - all this is available at no extra cost to our website hosting customers! Saltmedia websites perform best on Saltmedia hosting. If you're using third party hosting and...
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