Mobile-First: The Time is Now!

Mobile-First_ The Time is Now!

How often do you use your smartphone? For the majority of us in North America the answer would be every day. We’re on it for work, entertainment, socializing—we even use our phones to track our meals and health. There isn’t much a phone can’t do in this day and age and search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing are catering to mobile devices more and more. Because of this, it’s important that business owners do the same. While creating mobile-friendly websites was simply a suggestion a few years ago, it has now become a necessity, and that need for mobile is going to continue to grow. Mobile-first is not a new concept by any means. It’s been talked about quite a bit by SEOs and business owners since 2015. However, a recent tweet made February 2018 from the webmaster conference PubCon informed the world that Google plans to move a […]

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What Makes for Good Web Design?

What Makes For Good Web Design

Nowadays, there is no excuse for operating a small business with no website. It is one of the single most important assets that’s readily available to all industries. It can serve as a digital storefront, open 24/7, ready to advertise all that your business has to offer. And making one has never been easier. There are all kinds of different software service companies that will give you all the tools you need to create a website, or you could always hire a local web designer looking for some extra freelance work. LinkNow Media is ready to build you a website for your small business the second you get in touch with us! The point we are trying to make is there are no excuses for not having a website since there are so many different avenues you can pursue to create one. Sure, it can be a little nerve-wracking if […]

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SEO is Critical If You’re A Commercial Electrician

SEO is Critical If You're A Commercial Electrician

As a commercial electrician, you need every tool you can get to drive local business. Your focus is on helping people solve their electrical issues. So you may not give much thought to the importance of your website. Here’s why investing in your website and SEO can have huge returns. That’s understandable. It might just seem like an advertisement for yourself just ready to be viewed by everyone. If only it were that simple. The thing is, your website is more than just an online brochure. In fact, a well-designed website that’s strategized for SEO can generate a major number of leads and sales. And in the long run, it’s way cheaper than using traditional advertising. Here’s the bottom line. A commercial electrician must have a strong website to improve SEO. In terms of SEO, how does your website measure up? Well, first, let’s take a look at SEO. What […]

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The Web Design Trends You Need For 2018

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Simply having a website isn’t enough in 2018. Take a look at the web design trends you’ll need to stand out this year. Web design’s a fast moving industry. With so many factors at play, from new tech to changes in consumer tastes, there’s a lot of moving parts to it.You need to know what you’re doing before you dive in if you’re going to create something you and your users can get any value out of. In today’s article, we’ll be looking at some of the biggest web design trends of 2018. With these in your arsenal, you’ll be at the top of your web design game. But why take our word for it? Get in touch with us, today, for more on how you can take your online presence to new heights, this year. In the meantime, join us, as we look at what’s going down in web […]

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3 Reasons Your Pest Control Biz Needs to be Online

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Why your pest control company needs a website If you’re like a lot of other small business owners, then online marketing is likely not one of your top priorities. You have a lot of other things to worry about – namely, running your business! But the business world has changed a lot in the last decade, and the pest control industry isn’t immune to those changes. If you want to grow your business, it’s important that you build a presence for your company online. I have three good reasons for why you should get a website for your pest control business today, if you haven’t already. 1. Credibility It’s a simple fact that consumers are now in the habit of going online whenever they want to purchase anything. That means that when someone needs pest control, the first place they’re going to look for help is Google. A lot of […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

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Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.

Your 2017 Online Marketing Plan

2017 marketing plan

2016 was a big year for digital marketing Hoo boy. It’s been quite a year, huh? It’s been a year of big changes all around, and the digital marketing world has been no different. SEO was shaken up in 2016 by a series of Google updates. Between the update to Penguin, the unconfirmed “Possum” update, and Google doubling down on their commitment to mobile-first search, a lot of people saw their rankings change in 2016. We also saw Google’s RankBrain really start to make a huge impact in the search results (and elsewhere, like in Google Translate). RankBrain, using machine learning, is helping Google better understand the content and purpose of websites as well as understand searcher intent better. This was also the year when marketers went crazy for online video. Video has been a digital marketing staple for years, but with Facebook and Twitter jumping on the autoplaying video […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

About Lauchlin MacDonald

Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.

The Secret to Affordable Small Business Website Design

Secret to Affordable Small Business Website Design

The LinkNow Media Way Here at LinkNow Media, we’re small business marketing specialists. We’ve worked with over 20,000 small business owners to create and promote websites for their companies. This experience has given us insight into the unique struggles faced by small business owners when they promote their businesses online, and we’ve come up with a winning formula. Website Design for Small Business The simple truth is that web design isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. We can all agree that any business operating today needs to have a website, but goals for different types of businesses are radically different. Large, multinational brands, like McDonald’s or Toyota have websites with a primary function of brand management and customer loyalty. After all, they don’t need to use their websites to help new people discover their companies – everyone already knows who they are. On the other end of the spectrum are professionals who […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

About Lauchlin MacDonald

Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.

3 Reasons the Internet is a Caterer’s Best Friend

3 Reasons the Internet is a Caterer's Best Friend

Online Marketing is the best way for catering companies to grow It’s no secret that online marketing is the most effective way for small businesses to get their names out there. However, if you own a catering company, the nature of what you do makes online marketing an even more effective method to promote your business. Between the ways that having a website can smooth out the sales process and the way online marketing is the perfect way to showcase your talents, promoting a catering business online is basically a no brainer. It’s almost as if the web and social media were designed specifically to help businesses like yours succeed. 1. A website is the best salesperson you could have When it comes to catering, most people already have an idea of what they want when they begin shopping around. If you have a website, potential customers can see what […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

About Lauchlin MacDonald

Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.

Why Movers Need a Website

Why Every Moving Company Needs a Website

If you’re a mover, you need a website There is a simple truth when it comes to the moving industry: every moving company needs to have a website. In this day and age, there’s no business in the world that wouldn’t benefit from being on the internet. But companies in the moving services industry, an industry where 47.8% of companies employ fewer than five people, have perhaps the most to gain. At the same time, it’s an industry where relatively few companies are taking advantage of all the benefits the internet can offer. If you’re a mover, an investment in a strong online presence is going to be the single most effective way to earn new customers. If you don’t have a website yet, you’re going to be kicking yourself by the time you reach the end of this blog post. A website is the key to exposure Most moving companies […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

About Lauchlin MacDonald

Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.

Your website is killing your business

How Your Website Is Killing Your Business

A bad web presence can be worse than none at all If you look around online, you’ll find no shortage of experts telling you that EVERY business needs to have a website. That if you haven’t developed a strong online presence, you’re leaving money on the table. That if you’re still relying on word-of-mouth or traditional advertising, you’re a dinosaur on the verge of extinction. A lot of people heard this kind of talk, got frightened, and rushed out to throw something up online. The thing that all these experts don’t tell you is that it’s not enough to just have SOMETHING online. If you’re not taking care and doing things correctly, you can end up with a mess on your hands. But don’t worry. We’re going to help you avoid these 3 rookie mistakes and get your online marketing back on track. 1. Outdated or unprofessional design Your website […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

About Lauchlin MacDonald

Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.