Hello, this is Mikel Bruce with Tiny Frog Technologies. One of the questions we always ask our clients or new clients when they begin working with us and initiating a project is when does the site need to be completed by or what is the timeline for their website project? We have a lot of clients that will say they need it in a relatively short period of time and say they really need it in a rush because of one reason or another. And a typical website takes time, anywhere from two to four months, depending on the size of the website. So it’s really important to not cut that timeline short just to get it done for a certain reason or a certain event. If you cut corners on the website it will probably have an impact on the quality, on the content,… Read More.
One small misstep online can have a huge impact on your current search ranking or your ability to rank in the future. It is very important that you pay attention to the information online about your business and constantly watch for inaccurate data and duplicate accounts. In the excitement of major business changes, don’t forget to update your business’ online presence to match what’s happening offline. 5 Ways to Prevent Drops in Your Search Rankings 1. Don’t Change Your Primary Domain Name Your business can have multiple domains but you only have 1 primary domain and all others redirect to this one. If you change that primary domain, you lose any ranking authority that your business has built up under the original domain. Only change your primary domain URL when it is absolutely necessary. 2. Always have a trained expert launch a new website Launching… Read More.
Hi, I’m Theresa Mills. I’m a Web Strategist with Tiny Frog and I’m here to talk to you about sitemaps and why they’re important for your web project. Sitemaps are just what they sound like; they’re a map of your website. They help create a great user experience. So your user knows where to start point A and where they’re going point B. It’s very easy with websites to get carried away and create too many pages. However, with sitemaps they can help you see the structure, an organized structure, that makes sense. The other advantage of site maps and why they’re so important is because Google looks for the information on your site when Google crawls. If you create a new website and don’t create a site map, you can go for months without Google discovering you. What this results in is a loss… Read More.
Hi everyone, I’m Chris with Tiny Frog Technologies, the hosting maintenance manager here. And today I want to talk to you a little bit about options for web hosting services. There are quite a few hosting options out there, the first one being shared hosting. Now, shared hosting is kind of like renting an apartment with friends. You share pretty much everything. And the pros and cons of that is, it’s simple, it’s affordable. The cons – well there’s a lot of web sites on the same server and you don’t have full control over this server. The next option would be a VPS which is a virtual private server. This is more like condo living. You still share with others except you have your own dedicated space. But you’re still responsible for your unit so this means you’re sharing CPU time and memory but… Read More.
We did the math recently. We’ve made over 150 changes to the TinyFrog website in 1 year, and believe it or not, we didn’t redesign the site. Why all the small changes? Every one of those changes was driven by a marketing goal. Instead of redesigning the site, we started with a few changes, analyzed the results and kept tweaking the website design & messaging as our marketing goals were met and new ones were created. This concept is called Continuous Improvement and it is the next step to take once you have a strong website design. As the new year approaches, here are 5 ways to brainstorm your list of strategic website updates: 1. Content marketing, anyone? Start with your marketing plans. Every content marketing campaign should tie back to your website and a way to engage visitors. After reading an article on your… Read More.
Hi, I’m David with Tiny Frog. I am a web developer and I’m here today to talk to you about how to tell – has your website been hacked. So WordPress is our most popular website development platform. It’s the most popular one in the world and unfortunately, that means that a lot of hackers target that system. There’s nothing we can do about it. They’d love to try and hack it. The great news is that it’s pretty easy to tell if you’ve been hacked. So number one indication of being hacked – your website looks weird or acts strange. Maybe images are missing, maybe there’s code blocks that show up on the front end of the website where they shouldn’t be, maybe no one can log in to the website. Just funky stuff happening. Maybe you can’t log in and recover your password… Read More.
Hello, this is Brian Lewis and I’m here today to talk about information architecture. I’d like to share how information architecture can create can an effective user experience with your website navigation and site map . Sounds like a very complex topic. Some of you may have heard of it. Some of you may know what it is. Some of you may never have heard of that before. So let’s kind of drill down into what information architecture really is. I think the best place to start is – you’ve probably walked into a store before and needed to look for something very specific. And well, let’s say like a Home Depot, which by the way, they’re very good, maybe not be the best example for this but they’re very good at labeling their aisle. But let’s assume that you’re not looking at the aisles… Read More.
Hello, this is Mikel Bruce with Tiny Frog Technologies. One of the questions that our clients always ask us when they’re starting a website project is who will I be working with or what team members will be involved or engaged in the project with your web agency? Typically on a website project when working with a web agency, you will have a strategist, a designer, a developer, a project manager, and a WordPress trainer and they’re all very very specific skill sets. I’ve never really met a designer who’s a really really good designer who’s also a really really good developer. And a really really good developer who is also really really good web strategist. They’re such different skills set to me. They all take a lot of time and energy and proficiency to develop the skills in those areas. So I think one… Read More.
Hi, my name is Lilly Ghahremani and I am a web strategist for Tiny Frog Technologies. And today I’m going to talk about how to create a powerful website for your design business. How to Sell the Vision You know, design businesses face something completely different from other businesses in that art by its nature is really subjective. So what does this mean for your website? People are coming to your website to see that you do work that they like and to envision that you’ll be able to create what they’re looking for. So when they come to your website, they’re not necessarily looking for a project that they can duplicate, they just want to see that you are fluent in the type of work they want done. So the advice I’m going to talk about today is true of any type of design… Read More.
Hi, I’m David with Tiny Frog Technologies. I am a web developer and I’m here to talk to you today about SSL Certificates. So you have probably been on a website and seen in the address bar a little tiny lock or a little tiny key, might be green, it might be red. You might also see HTTPS in front of the website address. And all of those things mean that that website has purchased and installed an SSL certificate. So what is an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate is a small key that is attached to that company’s domain name and the company information. It has to be purchased and verified. And what it does, is when the information is sent to the intended recipient that key is used to unlock the data because the data is sent in a gibberish. It’s encrypted so… Read More.