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!

Make Your Website Your Best Employee

Make Your Website Your Best Employee

How to make your website your best employee! #webdesign #bestemployee Your website is your online representative, advocate, and marketing machine. It's on the job 24/7/365 and never asks for a raise or a vacation or calls in sick. A website isn't an expense, it's an...

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A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

We always appreciate acknowledgment from our customers. We received a special thank you card from the Solon Area Community Foundation and this is what makes what we do worthwhile. Thanks for taking the time to let us know! #appreciation #acknowledgment...

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Show of Hands, Who Does NOT Have a Website

Show of Hands, Who Does NOT Have a Website

Unofficial Research We're doing a little unofficial research and want to find out who does NOT have a website and the reasons why. We've read a lot of the stories online about why businesses don't have a website but we want to find out for ourselves right from the...

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Stress Free Web Design

Stress Free Web Design

We've seen business owners and nonprofits struggle with web design and we have a solution. End all the stress and headaches of getting a great website. Team 218 Web Services would like to help you. Don't fool around with the DIY solutions when you can have a pro...

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Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground

Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground

Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground – Website Redesign #campgroundwebsitedesign Campground Website Design Team 218 Web Services built the website for the Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA Campground a couple of years ago and we've been tweaking it ever since. We have...

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Small Business Websites

Small Business Websites

Does Your Small Business Need a Website Do you need a Small Business Website? Are you a small fish in a big pond? Anytime I hear that kind of reference I'm reminded of this quote from Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers. The smallest company in the world can look...

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What Is Local SEO?

What Is Local SEO?

Local SEO Video What Is Local SEO? COVID-19 has changed the landscape of every industry in America. In this word, there are no guarantees and only those with the most ingenuity have managed to thrive. Google My Business Many local small businesses across America are...

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Google’s Core Web Vitals

Google’s Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals - What Are They And How They Affect Your SERP What Are Core Web Vitals The 3 Core Web Vitals Defined Largest Contenful Paint First Input Delay Cumulative Layout Shift How Core Web Vitals Affect Site Performance New Labels For Search Optimizing for Core...

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Website News

Website News

Keeping Up In The Online World  Let's take a look at some recent website news and see what's new. WORDPRESS: We're big fans of WordPress and use it for 99% of our websites. W3Techs keeps track of statistics for the internet and they just announced that WordPress now...

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Website Hosting Update

Website Hosting Update

Evaluation Led To a Change Earlier this month we mentioned that we were evaluating our website hosting vendor and exploring our options. After a lot of deliberation we decided to make a change to new hosting. We have 30+ websites on our hosting plan so making a switch...

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Great Things In Business

Great Things In Business

Great Things In Business Are Never Done By One Person When your business is ready to create a new website or re-design an existing website, we can't think of a better team than ours,Team 218 Web Services. Web Design, SEO & Website Management 20+ Years of...

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The Way Things Work – The User Interface

The Way Things Work – The User Interface

User Friendly? Hmmmm Let's look at the way things work for a second. I was talking to a client recently who was trying to email a file for me to review. They were having trouble attaching the file to the email. So we engaged in a short phone conversation, resolved the...

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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

Yes We Said a Free Website For Your Nonprofit! What is a nonprofit? Here's what Wikipedia says. Now is that time of year again when you can get a free website.  Yes we said FREE. WE NEED YOUR HELP to find a nonprofit group to be the recipient of our web services....

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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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