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22 Web Design Tips for a Professional Site

22 Web Design Tips for a Professional Website

It’s time to redesign your website – but where do you start? In this article, we’ll discuss 22 professional web design tips you need to know to create a successful online presence. We all want websites that look amazing and … Read More

50 Best Contractors Websites

Being a general contractor can be quite a solid business with good expected growth years and years to come. One thing that general contracting businesses lack, however, compared to other industries, is recurring revenue. Their revenue is earned through individual … Read More

What is Off Page SEO?

What is Off-Page SEO?

So, what is Off-Page SEO? To start, we’ll talk about what SEO is in general. SEO (search engine optimization) is an umbrella of factors to help websites rank better in search engines. One branch of SEO is off-page, along with … Read More

What is On-Page SEO?

What is On-Page SEO?

As a website owner, you may be wondering what is on-page SEO and how it benefits your site. You may even currently have an SEO strategy in place, however, do you understand the various aspects of SEO? Whether you have … Read More

Why Does UX Matter for Ecommerce?

Why does UX matter for ecommerce? Creating an ecommerce website is simpler than ever before. All you need to do is find a leading ecommerce website builder, and then add the products you want to sell. But things aren’t quite … Read More

18 Qualities of a Great Web Designer

As a business owner, it is important to have a web designer on your team who has more than just technical skills. A great web designer needs to also be able to communicate with clients and work well in a … Read More

14 Essential Ecommerce SEO Strategies

Investing in eCommerce SEO strategies is critical to the success of an online business. If you are looking to increase the visitors to your website and grow your business, then SEO is the way to go. In this post, we … Read More

51 Best Landscaping Websites

A custom website is an absolute necessity for any landscaping business looking to build a solid reputation and thrive in their local area. A good landscaper website design should include great detail on what specific services are offered as well … Read More

9 Reasons Why Your Ecommerce Site Should Have a Blog

9 Reasons Why Your Ecommerce Site Should Have a Blog

If you have an ecommerce site, it’s a good idea to consider adding a blog. Ecommerce blogs are an indispensable tool for generating traffic and building customer relationships… but that’s not all. In this post, we talk about the main … Read More

Are SEO Services Affordable?

Are SEO Services Affordable?

Are SEO services affordable? The short answer is YES! This is an important question and the great news is that there are affordable SEO services available in the industry. In this article, we’ll help to explain: What SEO is and … Read More

Top 10 Signs Your SEO Needs Help

Top 10 Signs You Need SEO Help

What are the top 10 signs you need SEO help? If you have a website, you’ll want it to show up in search results on the first page of Google. If your SEO is poor, you will need to either … Read More

Cheap SEO Services: Why Investing in Them is a Bad Idea

Why Investing in Cheap SEO Services is a Bad Idea

As a business owner, you may have seen advertisements, cold-calls, or emails saying that you can get professional SEO services for incredibly affordable prices. For example, some promise first-page rankings for only $100 a month or less. While this may … Read More

Web Hosting Glossary: Words to Know in 2021

Web hosting can be a confusing topic for business owners and managers. To help cut through the confusion, we’ve put together a helpful list of web hosting and email hosting words to be aware of in 2022! Types of Web … Read More

SEO Terms & Meanings

SEO Terms and Meanings

Learning the basic terminology within the SEO world can be difficult, so we put together a cheat sheet for you to reference while you work toward improving your search engine optimization. Please let us know if you come across other … Read More

What Does An SEO Management Company Do?

As of 2021, organic search has been estimated to represent about 53% of website traffic. As a result, online businesses have been hiring an SEO management company to improve their website visibility, especially in the wake of the recent pandemic. … Read More

How to Choose the Best SEO Company?

How To Choose the Best SEO Company?

Looking for how to choose the best SEO company? If you are wondering how to partner with the best SEO company for your online presence, you will find that locating the right SEO company is no simple task. Fortunately, there … Read More

How to Post to Instagram From Facebook

How to Post to Instagram From Facebook

Make it easier to grow both your social media accounts simultaneously by automatically sharing a post from Facebook to Instagram. Save time and cross-post your content to Instagram from Facebook on desktop with the help of this how to guide. … Read More

How to Add a Swipe Up Link to Your Instagram Story

How to Add a Swipe Up Link to Your Instagram Story

If you’re a verified Instagram user or have over 10,000 followers you can add links to your Instagram story that get triggered by a swipe up… an incredibly powerful tool. With this unlocked feature, you can promote a product, service, … Read More

How to Link Instagram to Your Facebook Page

How to Link Instagram to Your Facebook Page (Or Remove)

Don’t miss out on the amazing benefits of linking your Instagram and Facebook Business Page. Whether you’re a business owner spending $10,000/mo on social media ads or an influencer posting consistent content on your socials you need to connect your … Read More

How to Invite Friends to Like a Facebook Page

How to Invite Friends to Like a Facebook Page

A great way to help grow your Facebook Business Page is by actually inviting people to like your page. This can prove to be far more efficient than just hoping someone likes your Facebook page on their own without outside … Read More

Adobe Certified Expert-Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner

WebCitz is excited to announce one of our Magento developers, David Wurst, took the Magento 2 Business Practitioner exam and passed! Developers with this credential have demonstrated a thorough understanding of how to leverage Adobe Commerce functionality to satisfy ecommerce … Read More

What Are External Links & How to Use Them

What Are External Links and How To Use Them

External links are an important part of the search engine optimization process, especially if you want Google to see you as an authority site. Many searchers scroll right past the paid ads, meaning showing up in the organic results is … Read More

How to Write Successful Google Ads Copy

How to Write Successful Google Ads Copy

If you are wondering what the secret is for how to write successful Google ads copy, then your not alone. Crafting strong ad copy on Google Ads isn’t hard, but to do it right, you need to know the basics … Read More

Free Google Shopping Listings

FREE Google Shopping Listings

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many brick and mortar stores are now having to rely on online selling to keep their business going. As online shopping has increased, many businesses don’t have the budget to spend on online marketing.  As … Read More

Bing Ads vs Google Ads: Which is Better?

Bing Ads Vs Google Ads: Which Is Better?

When it comes to deciding which search engine platform to advertise on, there are a lot of factors to consider, which is why we’ve created this guide on Bing Ads vs. Google Ads.  To help you decide which paid search network you should … Read More

What is Schema?

What is Schema Markup?

Schema markup is a code that you put on your website, that helps the search engine return with more accurate information about your content for users. Schema markup allows you to create better descriptions that appear in search results. Additionally, … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Meta Tags

Everything You Need to Know About Meta Tags

Meta tags are an essential part of optimizing your website’s SEO! In this article, we’ll cover all the major aspects of on-page SEO including meta tags, from image alt tags, to page titles, to meta descriptions. Related: What Is Page … Read More

What is Page Speed Optimization

What is Page Speed Optimization?

Page speed refers to how long it takes web pages or media content to downloaded from the website hosting servers and show on the requesting web browser. Page load time is the duration between clicking the link and displaying the … Read More

What is the Facebook Pixel?

What Is The Facebook Pixel?

The Facebook Pixel is just a simple snippet of code you place on each page of your website, but its benefits can be extraordinary! What it does is collects data that helps you track conversions from Facebook advertisements, optimize ads, … Read More

How to Choose the Right Ad Campaign Objective

How to Choose The Right Ad Campaign Objective

Your first step in creating a Facebook ad campaign is to select your campaign objective. This lets Facebook know which event to target and optimize your budget and bidding for. Think of it like telling Facebook what it is you wish to achieve and … Read More

What is Facebook Retargeting?

What is Facebook Retargeting?

Facebook retargeting is when you run ads to people who have previously interacted with your business in some way. This could be a past website visitor, a returning customer, a Facebook page fan, etc. These types of people often times are far … Read More

All About Facebook Lookalike Audiences

All About Facebook Lookalike Audiences

Facebook lookalike audiences can take past customer data and help find your new best customers all across the Facebook platform. It’s an incredibly powerful tool that draws website conversion data from your customers to identify others who are likely to … Read More

How to Use Facebook Dynamic Creative

How to Use Facebook Dynamic Creative

Dynamic product ads allow you to target customers who have recently visited your website and browsed key product pages, but left before completing a purchase. This is typically a great audience to target because of their elevated interest in the … Read More

Types of Facebook Custom Audiences

The use of custom audiences can lead to some of the best targeting in your entire Facebook Ads account. These are highly defined groups of people who have established a relationship with your business in the past, such as past customers, … Read More

What is Competitor Analysis

What is Competitor Analysis?

In this article, we’ll cover how you can find out how you stack up with a competitive benchmarking analysis that will alert you to service gaps, potential differentiators, and, most importantly, let you know where you stand in your market! … Read More

What are Facebook Automated Rules?

Facebook rules automatically check your campaigns, ad sets and ads on a set schedule and depending on your settings will either send you a notification or make a change to the campaign if the rule requirement is met. When you … Read More

How to Accept a Facebook Page Admin Invite

How to Accept a Facebook Page Admin Invite

In order to gain access to a pre-existing Facebook page, you need to be assigned a page role. This is a task that comes up often when we take on a new social media management client, so hopefully, this article … Read More

Facebook Image Sizes

Facebook Image Sizes

When posting on Facebook, either to your page or a new advertisement, the right image dimensions can make or break the post. To ensure your brand looks professional these are the Facebook Image Sizes and Dimensions to follow. Facebook News … Read More

Magento 1.9.4.5 Released

WebCitz would like to inform you about new updates to the Magento 1 security release. The latest release is Magento Community Edition 1.9.3.9 which implements numerous SUPEE patches. Please contact us for assistance in applying the patch or upgrade on your store. For more information about the latest Community Edition go to the Magento website and click on this edition. If you need assistance with updating your website, contact us today. … Read More

Ultra Practical SEO Tips That Work

Ultra-Practical SEO Tips That Work

Looking for powerful SEO tips that are both easy to understand and can be applied to your own site to boost your search engine rankings? Then you’ve come to the right place. Jump to a specific section using the quick … Read More

What is User Experience Design (UX)?

User Experience (UX) also known as User Interface Design and Usability is the process that looks at a product, such as a website, and sets out to design a system and the procedures that will engage or benefit the person at the other end of the process, the customer, or the reader, or the user. … Read More

Meta Descriptions Best Practices 2022 SEO Meta Tags

Meta Descriptions Best Practices [2022 SEO Meta Tags]

The meta description is a HTML attribute that gives search engines a brief summary about your web page. Search engines like Google and Bing display the meta description in search results below the title of your page. The meta description can highly influence user click-through-rate so it’s important to understand best practices for SEO. … Read More

How to Create a Dark Post on Facebook

How to Create A Dark Post on Facebook

A dark post on Facebook may just be the best thing you’ve never heard of. Offering great amounts of power, these posts might just be the difference maker for your advertising ROI. … Read More

5 Best Google Ads Examples

Google Ads are an amazing way to increase sales and find new customers but without the right strategies it can quickly become a cash burner and not a cash earner. Before we jump into the 5 best Google Ads examples I want to explain to you what makes an ad so good? … Read More

Social Media Advertising From Beginner to Expert

Social Media Advertising From Beginner To Expert

Social Media Advertising From Beginner To Expert Social media advertising is responsible for bringing more than $100 million of revenue to businesses everyday. This article will teach you everything you need to know about exploding your sales with social media advertising. What is Social Media Advertising And Why Use It? … Read More

Importing and Exporting Databases over Command Line (CLI)

The staff at WebCitz is frequently importing and exporting databases over the command line. It is incredibly faster than downloading and uploading files over HTTP through phpMyAdmin, and has the added benefit of bypassing common resource limitations in cPanel. … Read More

How to Delete Every error_log File on a cPanel Server

Have you ever needed to free disk space on a cPanel server with a lot of customer accounts on it? An easy way to free up disk space is deleting error_log files. We’ve seen customer accounts with error_log files in the range of 5-10GB depending on the number of errors being logged from their websites. Here is a quick and easy set of commands to check error_log files and delete them, if necessary. … Read More

Open Office Remove Leading & Trailing Spaces From Cells

OpenOffice – Remove Leading and Trailing Spaces from Cells

Our staff does a lot of data manipulation using OpenOffice Calc. We’ve always found it easier to work with data import sheets using OpenOffice over Excel, though we do like Excel for certain tasks. Here is a quick tip for removing leading spaces and trailing spaces from OpenOffice Calc worksheets. … Read More

What is my IP Address?

We are always being asked, “What is my IP address?” Well, we have setup a tool to help you answer that question! … Read More

Shopify Certified Partner

WebCitz is excited to announce that our company has become a Shopify Partner! We’ve worked on numerous Shopify web developments over the years, but haven’t taken the time until recently to become certified. The process involved countless hours going through … Read More

National Selfie Day!

WebCitz is excited to have been able to partake in National Selfie Day! While working on a 360-degree video promotion in downtown Appleton, our team took a minute to snap a quick selfie to share with our customers. Let us know what you think! … Read More

Nashville, TN Client Meeting

WebCitz recently sent two of its developers out to Nashville, TN to meet with an existing customer regarding several large, upcoming programming projects. The trip was a great success, allowing us to meet with a client we’ve talked to multiple times per day over the past two years. It is always great to put a face to a name and we are excited to travel out again further down the road to review the vast improvements slated for 2018! Take a look at some of the pictures heading into Nashville, walking around town and some lunch from a local BBQ joint! … Read More

Magento Certified Developer!

WebCitz is excited to announce that David Wurst took the Magento Developer exam yesterday and passed with flying colors! The exam covered topics including basics, request flow, rendering, database, EAV model, adminhtml, catalog, checkout, sales/customers and advanced features. We now get a shiny new badge to show off!!! … Read More

Halloween 2017!

The team at WebCitz decided to decorate the office to make warm and cozy for Halloween. How did we do by the front door?!? … Read More

WebCitz – Virtual Reality

WebCitz is extremely excited to announce we now offer 360 degree 3D VR video! This is perfect for viewing any type of scene as if you were actually there. It is also great for anybody who has showrooms, restaurants, any real estate they want to show off, or anywhere with an attractive interior. WebCitz is extremely excited about this addition, and we hope to talk to you soon. … Read More

360° Spinner Videos

WebCitz is happy to show off some 360° spinning video which is a perfect way to show off your products to your customers that would like to see more than a two dimensional representation. The 360° spinning videos are also fully customizable to your brand’s products. Rethink your company’s online video marketing with hundreds of different visual effects that can be added to 360° spinner videos. Contact us today to learn more about video options. … Read More

Wake Up Your Marketing

Wake up your online marketing. Fresh new ideas are right at your fingertips. WebCitz is excited to introduce its new 4K video production and we would love to help you with all of your web design, social media, PPC, SEO and much more. Contact us today to get your marketing plan started. … Read More

Magento 1.x Browse Image and Upload Files Button Missing

If you are a Google Chrome user and noticed the Browse Files and Upload Files buttons are missing when attempting to upload images to your products then we may have a solution for you! In recent changes to Google Chrome, Flash-based content has to be manually authorized in the Content settings of Google Chrome. Newer Magento versions do not have this issue as the Flash uploader was replaced with an updated system, but if you are still on an older Magento version this might be helpful to you. … Read More

WebCitz Video Launch

WebCitz is very excited to release our first video with hundreds more coming in the near future. This video highlights who we are and what we can do for your business. We cannot wait to help our clients with this service in the future. Contact us today to learn more. … Read More

4 Ways to Bring More Leads to Your Ecommerce Through Social Media

4 Ways To Bring More Leads To Your E-Commerce Through Social Media

Are you utilizing social media to gain new leads for your e-commerce business? The answer should be an absolute, yes! Being active on social media is another way to attract users to your site. In fact, you can even gain qualified, new leads if social media utilization is done correctly. This does not mean go out and make a social media page for each channel, but to strategically pick the pages your users are most active on. … Read More

Conference Room Additions!

WebCitz is pretty excited about its recently upgraded conference room. There will be more added into the conference room in the near future. Our team moved into a larger space back in May 2016 and are finally working on completing out some of the furniture additions as time permits. There just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. More pictures to come! … Read More

New Shirt Arrival

The newest Magento Specialist in the office decided to be a funny guy and order a vanity shirt online. It has made its way to the blog to shame him! … Read More

Introducing the Jura Z6!

WebCitz is happy to announce the addition of the Jura Z6 to its team! This mechanical barista comes with all the bells and whistles people have come to expect in an espresso machine. You can forget separate devices to grind coffee and froth milk – this new team member takes appliance downsizing to a new level. The internal hopper and grinder for coffee beans, as well as the internal frothing system for milk, allow this new hire to replace three other machines and put out a caramel macchiato in a fraction of the time of its predecessor, bless her soul. The time savings provided by this beauty surprisingly result in a return on investment of 90 days, and the eventual disappearance of the burr grinder (left) and one of the milk frothers (right) pictured in the image below. If you are in the local area please stop by our offices and meet the new team member! … Read More

Coffee Machine Down!

It comes with great sorrow that we must announce the recent passing of our espresso machine. She has been part of the WebCitz family since March 2012 and delighted our staff and customers with more than 10,000 coffee beverages ranging from espressos and Americanos to full out caramel macchiatos. The many years in the constant grind at WebCitz were simply too much for this lady to handle. In her final days she was overcome by a water leak, heating core and water pump malfunction. The curtains may have been pulled too early on her show, but the memory of her contributions to the company will last a lifetime. … Read More