Is Your Website Secure?

  When you run a business, your website is an extension of your identity. Maintaining a strong digital presence is crucial for commercial operations looking to get ahead in today’s competitive marketplace. However, just as your brick-and-mortar location needs to be secured against potential threats, so does your website. Cyber crimes are an unfortunate reality of digital spaces, and when your website is compromised, it can jeopardize your and your clients’ data. Asking the question, “Is your website secure?” is a complicated query. Knowing the answer can make the difference between thriving, impressive commercial growth and a potentially harmful breach. In this blog, we’ll discuss the complex terrain of cybersecurity and explore some tips for bolstering your own website’s security. What Is Website Security? Before exploring some tips for improving your website’s security, it’s important to clarify what it is and why it matters. As a concept, website security refers […]

Josh Wilson

Author: Josh Wilson

About Josh Wilson

About Josh Wilson: Josh is a content writer who strives to create SEO-optimized copy that excites readers. With experience as a freelancer and editor and a background in creative writing, he specializes in long-form and custom content. Josh is always looking to push the limits of language and provide clients with personalized content that helps drive traffic and customers to their business. With a Master’s in Information Studies, Josh is also an archivist and research specialist passionate about satisfying diverse information-seeking needs. As part of LinkNow’s Content team, he leverages his academic background and research expertise to support clients and write powerful copy. In his spare time, Josh is an avid reader, home cook, and Leeds United supporter.

5 Ways for Your Website to Build Trust With Customers and Search Engines

  Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship, and that holds true to the one between your website and its visitors. Think back to the last time you made an online purchase or visited a website. What made you trust that particular website? Was it the design, the content, or something else? In this blog post, we’ll share five effective ways for your website to build trust with both your customers and search engines. 1.      Ensure High-Quality Content High-quality content is the bedrock of trust. When visitors find your content valuable, accurate, and engaging, they’re more likely to trust your site and return for more. Tips for Creating Valuable Content There are a few key elements to keep in mind when creating high-quality content for your website: •Research thoroughly: Ensure all information is accurate and up-to-date. This involves checking facts and citing credible sources. •Write clearly: Use simple language […]

Dillon Yang

Author: Dillon Yang

About Dillon Yang

About Dillon Yang: Dillon is a content writer with a deep passion for all things related to SEO and digital marketing. He is dedicated to creating engaging and informative content that not only captures his clients' unique brand voice but also helps them to improve their online presence. In his free time, Dillon enjoys staying active in the gym, gaming, and visiting coffee shops.

LinkNow Tech Support Frequently Asked Questions

LinkNow Tech Support Frequently Asked Questions

We get it—the fast-paced life of running a small business doesn’t always leave time for staying up-to-date on the technical side of web design, domain hosting, and email servers. That said, many business owners still strive to stay informed about all aspects of their business. Here at LinkNow, we’ve worked with thousands of small business owners over the years, helping them build solid online footprints while also offering professional education, insight, and advice along the way. In this blog post, we’ll be examining some of our most commonly received tech support questions and breaking things down in easily digestible language, so keep reading if this sounds valuable to you! What Is a Domain? A website’s domain is the unique address users type in to find it on the internet. Domains consist of two main parts: the name and the extension. Domain names are the personalized web addresses users type into […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

How to Create Content That Converts

How to Create Content That Converts

  If you’re a business owner, creating content that resonates with your target audience isn’t just an option—it’s the foundation of success. Compelling content will capture your dream clients’ attention, guide them through their buyer’s journey, and ultimately drive conversions. But it’s not as simple as stringing together words and sentences—it takes planning and strategizing. With the abundance of information available online, it’s essential to craft content that stands out, informs, engages, and compels your audience to take action. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore proven strategies and methods to help you create content that converts, ensuring your efforts yield tangible results. Know Your Target Customer Avatar Before creating content, you need to know your audience, aka your target customer avatar. With a customer avatar, you can generate a buyer persona that explores the mindset, priorities, decision-making factors, and path that influence prospective customers’ choices. Having insight into this data […]

Maria Kalomiris

Author: Maria Kalomiris

About Maria Kalomiris

Maria is a professional copywriter specializing in SEO, with a diverse portfolio spanning multiple industries. Holding a diploma in Public Relations with a specialized focus on Crisis Management Writing, she brings a unique and valuable skillset to her craft. Particularly passionate about writing updated and informative content in the health and fitness niche, Maria is also a dedicated freelancer who continuously invests in her professional development through ongoing education. When she's not crafting compelling content, you'll find her working out in her home gym, exploring horse-themed social media pages, or exploring the backroads looking for hidden gems.

10 Questions to Ask an Agency Before Buying SEO

10 Questions to Ask an Agency Before Buying SEO

  As the world continues to evolve into a global digital enterprise, businesses need to adapt to the changes to maintain a strong online presence, which is crucial for their growth and success. How does a business get ahead of the online competition? Through a robust, intentionally designed SEO plan. Search engine optimization (SEO) has become an indispensable tool for improving website visibility, driving organic traffic, and ultimately boosting revenue. However, with countless SEO agencies competing for your attention, it can be challenging to separate the good from the bad. Before handing over your digital marketing efforts to an agency, you want to ask the right questions to ensure you’re making an informed decision. If you’re a small business, here are ten critical questions that will help you evaluate an SEO agency’s expertise, transparency, and ability to deliver tangible results. What Is SEO? SEO is akin to strategically positioning your […]

Maria Kalomiris

Author: Maria Kalomiris

About Maria Kalomiris

Maria is a professional copywriter specializing in SEO, with a diverse portfolio spanning multiple industries. Holding a diploma in Public Relations with a specialized focus on Crisis Management Writing, she brings a unique and valuable skillset to her craft. Particularly passionate about writing updated and informative content in the health and fitness niche, Maria is also a dedicated freelancer who continuously invests in her professional development through ongoing education. When she's not crafting compelling content, you'll find her working out in her home gym, exploring horse-themed social media pages, or exploring the backroads looking for hidden gems.

The Power of Citations

  Let’s face it: you can’t just put your business website online and expect people to find it—let alone instill confidence in your products or services. With so many websites on the internet (and new ones being created every day) search engines need to know that your website is worth showing to their users. This is where the power of citations (also called business directories) really shines. What Are Citations? You may have already heard of citations and their importance, but here’s a quick rundown: citations are entries in online databases that include details such as your company name, address, phone number, website URL, and other relevant details. Citation databases come in a variety of types and sizes, such as local, industry-specific, and general business directories. Having your business listed on a citation database adds credibility and legitimacy to your digital footprint, building trust with both your potential customers and […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

Navigating Image Rights: Why Your Business Should Avoid Copyrighted and Watermarked Images

  Copyright. You have probably encountered this term before, but what you may not know is that it’s an important consideration for businesses and marketers of all sizes. Put plainly, copyright is the legal authority to duplicate, distribute, and display something. Although this may seem straightforward, there can be a lot of nuances to copyright law that are important to know when you are building a website or marketing your company online. In this blog post, we will discuss the significance of copyrighting and watermarks. Additionally, we’ll provide tips on avoiding potential legal repercussions associated with using someone else’s work, all while guiding you on creating exceptional original content. Understanding Copyright and Image Rights Copyright is a legal term used to describe the rights granted to creators for their work. Under this law, the creator of an original work, which includes photography, graphics, and designs, is automatically granted exclusive rights […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

The Mobile-First Future: How LinkNow’s Designs Are Leading the SEO Charge

  Google has made it very clear that mobile browsing is the future of its search platform. Recently, the search giant completed its years-long effort to migrate to mobile-first indexing for all websites, which means having an adaptable, responsive design is more important than ever. Here at LinkNow, we’ve seen this writing on the wall for quite some time now, which is why we have long since transitioned our websites to reflect the market trends and larger industry focus on mobile browsing. In this blog post, we will be examining why all our websites are adapted for mobile phones, as well as the reasoning behind our constant adjustment in the SEO industry. The Rising Need for Mobile-Friendly Search Before we can look at LinkNow’s solution to mobile SEO, we first need to understand the problem that our company—and all other website developers—was facing. All the way back in 2016, Google […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

From CTAs to Photo Galleries: Everything You Need on Your Small Business Website

  It’s nearly impossible for a small business to thrive without a website or online presence these days. However, the prospect of creating a website can feel overwhelming for many business owners. Here at LinkNow, we specialize in helping small business owners establish an online presence quickly and affordably. Today, we want to share some valuable insights on building a successful website for a small business. If you’re a small business owner or operator seeking to establish an online presence and gain traction, consider incorporating the following key features into your website. At Least 10 Service and Landing Pages for a Multi-Channel Presence Picture your website like a large building, akin to a stadium or a bustling train station frequented by numerous visitors. Think about how many entrances such buildings typically boast, often situated on different sides of the building and leading out to various intersections or roads. Now, extend […]

Jane Willsie

Author: Jane Willsie

About Jane Willsie

Since 2014, when she landed her first editorial role at her undergraduate student newspaper, Jane has continually grown into the passionate, meticulous writer and editor she is today. Entering the marketing field almost a decade ago as an entry-level social media consultant and content writer, Jane has become a strategic data-driven SEO and content marketing specialist able to turn her hand to everything from the perfectly crafted landing page to attention-grabbing email copy. She completed her Master’s degree in English at UBC in 2017—receiving a prestigious SSHRC grant to research feminist South Korean literature’s reception in the English-speaking literary world—and continues to grow her knowledge base every day, consuming research on SEO, content management, social media strategy, and more. Beyond her work, Jane is an avid reader, amateur sewer, and adventurous traveler.