HTTPS

HTTPS: Convert Your Website NOW!

Very soon, all web pages using HTTP will display a prominent warning that flags them as non-secure. Visitors to your website will see a message in the browser bar that says “Not Secure.”
People will likely click away from your website.
Eventually, every webpage that is not using SSL (HTTPS)READ MORE

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, Dec 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will put the federal government’s net neutrality rules on track for extinction, thereby killing the open marketplace, hurting consumers and businesses, both large and small.
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Your business just got a bad online review

Bad Online Review: What To Do Next

Your business just got a bad online review.
What do you do now?

It just doesn’t matter how amazing you are or how perfect your business is. If you work with the public, you’re going to get a bad online review from time to time.

What do you do about it?

Ask for it to be taken down? Throw a hissy fit? Write a response berating the reviewer? No, no and no.

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Google Robocalls

Google Robocalls: I Just Got a Robocall from Google. Is it Really Google Calling?

Google Robocalls:

I Just Got a Robocall from Google. Is it Really Google Calling?

No, it’s NOT Google.

Here’s what Google says about these telemarketing calls or “Google Robocalls”:

“Watch out for parties calling and selling services claiming to have a special relationship with or claiming to be Google. Often, these parties are telemarketers that are not affiliated with Google and are trying to leverage the Google brand to sell your business some type of online service. Keep in mind the following:

  • Google Robocalls: Google does not place robocalls.
  • Google does not call to “update your front page listing” or ask you to “claim your free website.”
  • Google does not charge for inclusion in Google Search or Places.

If you’re continually being contacted by a telemarketer claiming these things and are on the do not call list, file a complaint at the National Do Not Call Registry.”

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Business Networking Rockland County NY BNI Member

Business Networking Rockland County NY BNI Member

DevineDesign has been a BNI® member for over three years. We’ve found BNI helps us find new business and new leads- BUT it also helps us focus on our business in a way we never had time for, previously. READ MORE

Blogs improve SEO

Blog Posting SEO Ranking

Blogs improve SEOBlog Posting SEO Ranking: We get calls all the time from business owners looking to improve their SEO or search rankings on their websites. When we talk about adding a blog or news section as part of the plan, people always ask:

“Will blog posting really help my SEO ranking?”

YES! Yes it will! In fact, blogging, or writing short informative, keyword rich articles, is probably the easiest, most cost-effective way to improve your search rankings. If your site is done in WordPress, like sites by DevineDesign, lucky you! You’re already set up for the best blogging platform around.READ MORE

Facebook Business Pages

Facebook Business Pages Facebook is the second most popular website on the internet, right after Google. That’s significant, because people who visit Google are typically looking for information/ to find another website, while Facebook is a place people spend on average twenty minutes per visit. 20 minutes. That’s HUGE! READ MORE

DropBox

Devine Design uses Dropbox for file storing and sharing with clients. It’s great for getting to your documents and photos no matter what computer, phone, or tablet you’re using. READ MORE

That’s one mighty UGLY (type) face!

You work in this biz long enough, and you get to know a lot of faces. Typefaces, that is. We love the fact we now have a bazillion faces to choose from, and the list is growing daily. With all those purdy faces out there, you gotta wonder WHY WHY WHY in the name of humanity and all that is sacred in the world,  do people select some really butt-ugly, hard to read fonts for their logotypes and literature?READ MORE

Google Alerts

Google Alerts: If you have a business, you need Google Alerts. If you’re a human being, you need Google alerts.
Set up a Google Alert for your personal or business name, and anytime someone uses your name/ company name on the internet, Google alerts sends you an email. This is particularly useful to watch any online reviews that might be an issue for you.READ MORE