Iowa Web Design Blog

We pack years of experience into our Iowa Web Design Blog. We’ve seen quite a bit over the years – both good and not-so-good. We write about a wide variety of things and hopefully you’ll find something of interest here. If you have a topic you’d like to see explored here, please let us know.

We welcome your comments and are always happy to discuss and questions or problems you may have. Thanks for reading!

Website Protection Tips

Website Protection Tips

What to do about website protection? The news has been reporting huge increases in cyber attacks in the last few weeks. Small business websites don’t have the resources to throw at online security and are particularly vulnerable to hackers. There are steps you can take to protect your website without spending a dime. Since we work primarily with Wordpress sites we’ll focus on Wordpress specific tips.

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Weather The Storm

Weather The Storm

Iowa Small Business owners - Are you happy with your website? Can your prospective customers find you online? We're here to help you weather the storm. We'd be happy to answer your website and SEO questions at no charge. We want to help other Iowa Small Business...

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GET A FREE WEBSITE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

GET A FREE WEBSITE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

Now is that time of year again when you can get a free website for your nonprofit.  Yes we said FREE. WE NEED YOUR HELP to find a nonprofit group to be the recipient of our web services. Nominate a nonprofit on our website. Find out more on nominate a nonprofit here:...

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How’s Your Small Business?

How’s Your Small Business?

How's your business doing? If you're like most small businesses, you're hurting from the effects of COVID-19. Did you know there are some things you can do yourself when it comes to helping your online presence? First, make sure you're making the most of your social...

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What’s Google Up To?

What’s Google Up To?

We wanted to know "What's Google Up To?" - well actually we ALWAYS want to know that but even more so in the midst of this COVID crisis.. Google continually evaluates and updates their search algorithms. In fact they claim to update their algorithm several thousand...

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Iowa City Small Business Resource Program

Iowa City Small Business Resource Program

Iowa City Small Business Resource Program - The City of Iowa City recently made changes to its Economic Development CDBG programs in order to focus on small businesses – businesses with fewer than four employees. The City can provide those eligible up to $15,000 in...

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How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website

How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website

How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website? There are 2 main reasons you may be asking, “How do I find someone to build my website?” Reason 1: You don’t have a website and you need to hire someone to build one. Reason 2: You already have a website and you either A)...

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Fanatical Customer Service

Fanatical Customer Service

Customer Service - Is It Still Out There? We promote Team 218 as having it (Fanatical Customer Service) but what exactly does that mean? Good question. We approach customer service as a core component of our business. Simply put, we believe in taking care of our...

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Local SEO – Making the Most of GMB

Local SEO – Making the Most of GMB

If you run a small business you know how important marketing is to your business. It's even more critical with the  COVID-19 pandemic changing the business dynamic. Is your business making the most of GMB? We're talking about Google My Business. GMB is free and...

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The Evolution Of Web Browsers

The Evolution Of Web Browsers

It Started With Mosaic
Mosaic was introduced in 1993 and ushered in the age of the World Wide Web. Soon after Mosaic came Netscape’s Navigator. Then in 1995, Microsoft introduced their web browser called Internet Explorer and the war was on between Netscape and Microsoft. There was a big advantage for Microsoft because they bundled Internet Explorer with it’s popular Windows operating system.

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Spring Is Here

Spring Is Here

Spring 2020 Spring is finally here and it's one for the books. COVID-19, Social Distancing, Temporary (we hope) Business Closures, and flattening the curve by staying home. Who would have predicted we would be in this situation back around Christmas? Hopefully you are...

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Scott’s Landscapes

Scott’s Landscapes

Scott's Landscapes - Quad Cities We just finished up a new website for Scott's Landscapes in the Quad Cities. Scott came to us with an existing Wix website and was looking for a little more of a custom website experience for his customers. We reviewed his existing...

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We Are Open

We Are Open

We are lucky that we are able to work from just about anywhere. During this time of crisis we are hunkered down, working in our home office. Our office here is set up pretty well so it's not really an inconvenience. The same can't be said for many of our clients. Like...

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Creating a Website For Your Business

Creating a Website For Your Business

Tips From a Professional Web Designer You have a business. You need a website. Where do you start? We're here to help you out with a little guidance on your trek to getting online with a website for your business. Rest assured you're not the only person to be in this...

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The Big Game

The Big Game

It's finally here! The day of the "Big Game". Millions of people watching & millions of dollars spent on advertising. Sure there's the football game, but business is primarily focused on the commercials and their anticipated results. Their enormous investment...

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Website Repair

Website Repair

If you’ve got a website that’s not working we can help get things back on track. We solve website problems and we can solve YOURS.

Usually websites are pretty reliable. But every once in a while something happens and the walls come crashing down. That’s where we come in. We are website problem solvers and put the pieces back together. We’ll have your website running great again in no time. Not only that but we’ll make sure you know what caused the problem and how to prevent it going forward.

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