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Information on Websites and Design for Kansas City and Beyond

Questions Your Designer Should Ask

Often getting started in a project is the most challenging step.  Asking important, yet basic, questions is the best way to start a design relationship.  Below are some of the basic questions your website designer should be asking before getting started on any design...

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Lack of Time for Your Website

There are a variety of surveys that indicate many website owners simply just don’t have time to update and regularly maintain their websites.  Regularly updated websites are a key to engaging customers and building reputation in search engines. So, the decision...

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Things to Avoid on your Website

Building a great website (whether you engage a professional design company or not) is not just guesswork.  It is built on proven and applied principles.  In this article, we will cover some “Don’ts” when building a website. Do it yourself. We know...

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Adding Value with your Blog:

Transparency in blogging and online entrepreneurship is what get’s you winning people’s trust. People can relate to real facts, plots, methods, strategies, case studies that they can see is working for somebody or not! It’s often too easy to create content that...

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Website Best Practices

So, you want to build a website. When building a website it is important to balance fresh and creative designs with the basic experiences most users are used to.  Here are some of the top standards your website should follow. Logo in the top left 100% of the websites...

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How do we maintain security for your website?

By developing a website on the WordPress platform, you gain a world of flexibility and advantages.  However, with great power comes great responsibility. At Building 1 Creative, we are focused on maintaining top security for your site.  Here is what we complete as a...

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Top Frustrations with Building a Website

1: Everybody wants to know what it’s going to cost. Websites used to be expensive, and seemed to get more expensive as a project moves along.  We have solved this be providing up-front pricing, and we will never ask you for more money on a project. 2....

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Why Responsive Design is Important

Responsive design means your website is designed to look great across ANY devices – Mobile, Laptop, Large Screens, and Tablets.  The same exact website is presented in visually different ways to provide the best user experience and layout. So, that sounds great,...

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What is a CMS?

A CMS or Content Management System is a system put in place on a website to allow a variety of users to edit and update content in real time on a website.  CMS systems come in a variety of versions, and can range in price from free to expensive custom-built...

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Don’t Neglect Content

In the past, many website owners were not nearly as concerned with content.  Add a few pages, put in some strategic keywords, build some backlinks, and Boom, you can get a site to rank. Ok, well maybe it wasn’t that easy, but you get the point.  Many site owners focus...

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Choosing the Right CMS

If you have a website, and follow any SEO or internet marketing news, your have undoubtedly heard the mantra repeated over and over again – content is now the key to rankings and online performance.  But, for busy business owners with limited resources how do you...

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Writing Copy for Your Website

Search engine copywriting is merely the act of trying to write content that will appeal to the search engine results and also appeal to your site’s readers. Yet if you write your copy in the wrong manner, you could be risking your search engine results. The object is...

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Google’s Disavow Tool

A lot has been said recently about the new Google disavow tool.  Here we will cover some basics about what you should know and if any changes should be made to your website. First, what is the disavow tool?  This tool was designed for webmasters to let Google know if...

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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Social Media Management

Social Media is an essential part of most business strategy, but is often overlooked or underutilized.  Many small businesses do not have the time or resources to devote to proper social media management.  Social media requires constant monitoring and participation to...

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Improving Usability for Your Website

Improving the usability of your website for your users will often help you improve conversion rates, time on site, and the number of pageviews you receive.  Here are a few basic tips to begin improving the usability of your site quickly: 1. Have your most important...

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SEO for Bing

While Google still holds the big guns in online advertising and marketing, there are small budding search engines that are starting to join the league of online super powers. It will only be a matter of time before minor search engines, such as Bing from Microsoft,...

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Using Twitter – The Basics

Twitter is a great tool for researching your target audience, targeting relevant customers and driving them back to your website.  But how can you use it effectively? Many people think of Twitter as a simple broadcast tool that allows you to dispense random status...

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Starting your first website

Every single day, there are perhaps hundreds of people who are looking to create a website for personal or business reasons. They all know there are always great opportunities to earn money when you have your own online business or bring an existing business online....

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Twitter 101

Twitter is a free microblogging service and one of the leading online social media tools worldwide. Its’ users exchange 140 character messages, known as tweets. Social networks are formed as users follow and interact with each other and receive the tweets of the...

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