Web Design Blog

20+ Years of Experience

We pack all of our years of experience into our 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!

QCPH Golf Outing

QCPH Golf Outing

The QCPH Golf Outing took place on Saturday (9/18,2021). We were happy to be able to help support this charity event by sponsoring a hole and by donating some golf balls. The Quad City Parrot Head Club held their annual Golf Outing at Sunrise Golf Course in...

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Your Nonprofit Needs a Website

Your Nonprofit Needs a Website

Nonprofit Website Design If you have a nonprofit organization and don't already have a website, it's time to get one. Websites are not just for big companies or corporations anymore—they're important to any business looking to make connections with their customers,...

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How To Claim Your Google My Business Page FREE!

How To Claim Your Google My Business Page FREE!

"How To Claim Your Google My Business Page FREE!" A few days ago I told you that, if you are a local business owner or someone who owns a local business, then you need to be claiming your Google My Business page (GMB). It is extremely important to you and your company...

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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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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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Internet Marketing Iowa

Internet Marketing Iowa

#internetmarketing #iowaInternet Marketing Iowa So does Internet Marketing Iowa work here in the nation's heartland? The good news is that Internet Marketing Iowa is just as effective as it is anywhere else. Whether your business is in Des Moines, Davenport, Mason...

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Website Content

Website Content

How Much Website Content do I Need to Rank in Search Engine Results? #websitecontent #searchresultsWebsite content consists of text, images, and video. A lot of text-based content can be found on websites that rank well organically. You should have a landing page for...

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Internet Marketing For Small Business

Internet Marketing For Small Business

How To Make Internet Marketing Work For You Internet marketing is a powerful tool for small business owners to grow their company and reach new customers. In this blog post, we'll walk through the basics of what internet marketing entails and share some tips on using...

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How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website

How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website

Hire Team 218 To Build Your Website How Do I Find Someone To Build My Website? Web Design Options For Small Businesses Hiring a Web Design Company To Build My Website What is our process for designing and creating a website? Building a Website Yourself What are some...

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SEO Trends

SEO Trends

SEO Trends in 2021 Keeping Up With Trends in SEO #seo #google #webdesign #Team218 An understanding of the current and upcoming technologies in SEO Trends is key to success, as they are constantly changing. As an example, websites can only be indexed by Google crawlers...

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Make Your Website Work For You

Make Your Website Work For You

It's Your Website - Make It Work For You! #makeyourwebsiteworkforyou #webdesign #bestemployee #team218 Think of Your Website as Your Employee Make your website work for you! It's generally understood that a website is an important piece of your business arsenal. It's...

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The Problem With Experts

The Problem With Experts

Experts Are Everywhere #expert #webdesign #Team218 "You know, I really don't like the term expert. It's just a word that people throw around to make themselves sound more important than they are." -Author unknown Quite frankly I am not at all enamored with the term...

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Is Your Website a Slacker

Is Your Website a Slacker

What Say You? Is Your Website a Slacker? A majority of small businesses use their website to do three things: Sell, educate and engage. But how well is your website doing these tasks? Your website could be a slacker if it's not performing at the level you need it to....

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Summer Vacation 2021

Summer Vacation 2021

We wrapped up a great summer vacation with a couple days at Adventureland in Des Moines. We drove around 2300 miles on our road trip of the "Villes". After a couple of days at Big Surf Waterpark and Margaritaville at Lake Of The Ozarks, we kicked off the Villes part...

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Who's Ready For a Road Trip? We are! We're packing up our laptops and throwing a couple of suitcases together and heading off to do some exploring. We're planning on visiting some of the 'Villes - Louisville, Asheville, Nashville - you know, the cities that end in...

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The Best We Can Be

The Best We Can Be

Best We Can Be - Come On Man! We recently saw this sign and couldn't help sharing it. Doesn't that sign just scream QUALITY? Is this the new norm? What happened to the passion for excellence? Are we going to adapt the motto of "We're no worse than anyone else" or...

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FAA Part 107

FAA Part 107

Drones - FAA Part 107 Compliance So you think maybe you'd like to buy a drone and have some fun flying it around. No doubt the recent advancements in technology have resulted in some pretty amazing capabilities. Some of the new drones produce images and video that are...

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Web Design Questions?

Web Design Questions?

We have the answers to your web design questions! Do you have web design questions? Get the answers you need from Team 218 Web Services. Use the contact form on our website or schedule your free Zoom call. Either way, you can get your questions answered in a secure...

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If You Build It They Will Come

If You Build It They Will Come

If You Build It They Will Come - Great Movie Line #fieldofdreams #webdesign #iowawebdesign #team218 #webdesigniowa #iowa In case you don't remember, that line comes from the movie "Field Of Dreams". The story of an Iowa farmer who turns his cornfield into a baseball...

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