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Assessing the Quality of a Web Page or Article

Below are some questions that one could use to assess the “quality” of a page or an article. Would you trust the information presented in this article? Is this article written by an expert or enthusiast who knows the topic well, or is it more shallow in nature? Does the site have duplicate, overlapping, or […]

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SEO Quick Facts

70% of the links search users click on are organic. 70-80% of users ignore the paid ads, focusing on the organic results. 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results. Search and e-mail are the top two Internet activities. Companies that blog have 434% more indexed pages. And companies with more […]

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What’s New With SEO?

Before discussing “What’s New”, we need to understand “What Is” What is SEO? In English… SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of improving the visibility of your site or page in search engines in natural (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. How does SEO work? When someone goes to a search engine, such as Google, […]

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Do I need to copyright my website?

All websites and the content within them are inherently copyrighted, provided they are original works. The decision of whether or not to file that with the US Copyright Office is completely up to the website owner.

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What’s the difference between SEO and SEM?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and SEM stands for Search Engine Marketing. SEM includes SEO as well as Pay Per Click (PPC) and other efforts specifically geared to marketing search engines. eCreations offers comprehensive SEO, SEM as well as PPC services.

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What’s the difference between White-Hat SEO and Black-Hat SEO?

We love educating people on “White Hat” versus “Black Hat” SEO techniques. White Hat SEO are search engine optimization techniques that are approved by search engines. Black Hat however, are techniques that are often times unethical in the eyes of a search engine and can get your website de-listed. We only use White Hat SEO […]

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How many layers deep should a good website be?

Tough question but a good one. The number of “layers” of a site depends on the content and the user-experience that the client wants to present. More often than not, “layers” refers to directory structure. Each site is different and we can guide you on what structure is best for your particular need.

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Do you incorporate or code in Flash®?

Flash was the golden child of web development for many years, but since search engines cannot read Flash content and some mobile devices do not support Flash, we do not code or recommend using it. There are many other ways to embed video, rotate images or add “eye-candy” to websites besides flash.

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What are the newest trends in web development, SEO or SEM?

Visit our Learning Center to read about the newest trends in web development.

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Do you have examples of your website design work?

You bet! See some examples of our work here. We’d also be happy to provide you with referrals.

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What types of websites do you create and for what industries?

We have a wide range of experience, including business-to-business sites, business-to-consumer, government and non-profits. As technology advances to include more platforms, we can definitely assist our clients and create mobile or eCommerce sites to meet their needs. We invite you to take a look at our design portfolio.

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Are your websites secure / Do you design for SSL?

We only use trusted providers with our SSL certificates and you can too! Through our many partnerships, eCreations offers easy and affordable security certificates from the most experienced and reputable online security leaders. As part of our design & development process, if there is a need for encryption, we can obtain and install the certificate.

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Who reserves and registers new domain names for your clients?

Though our Domain Name Control Panel, clients can easily register, renew or transfer a domain name. Our clients can rest easy knowing that we are always here to help in whatever functions they may need assistance with.

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Who hosts your websites?

We do! We offer world-class, reliable web hosting with a 99.9% uptime record combined with peerless 24/7 technical support that ensures both reliability and response when you need it. Our hosting packages include custom email addresses and management of all domain registrations and renewals. For clients who already have a good relationship with another hosting […]

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Do you use a website template system?

Yes and No. We custom design and code templates and/or themes for every website we create. This enables flexibility and better efficiency for changes and modifications. We find we are better able to meet our clients’ needs and maintain premier SEO through custom coding.

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Can a client edit the site directly through a CMS (Content Management System)?

Yes. While eCreations maintains sites for an hourly fee and extends Partner Agreements with reduced rates with pre-purchased blocks of time, we sometimes find clients who would like to maintain their own website. For this, we can recommend several options for a content management system (CMS). Often times, clients may take a mixed-approach to site […]

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What do you need from a client?

eCreations is a full-service web services company. We can manage the entire process from start to finish or work with an outside creative or marketing agency. Whether we work directly with the client or with a third-party, we strive to understand the client’s needs and define the aesthetic and creative direction, site functionality and requirements […]

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What is the average turnaround time for a website?

We will quote an estimated delivery date with each project. Meeting that date largely depends on the client. With active client participation and feedback, most custom websites move though the steps of conception, design, and development within 60 days. There are exceptions to everything. We’ve added pages or areas to an existing site in as […]

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Why choose eCreations?

We’ve been around long enough to understand that everyone has a friend, an acquaintance or a neighbor that can create a website; but few web developers have the experience, certifications and more than 17 years of business experience behind them that eCreations brings to the table. Our business has been built on client referrals, which […]

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What is the average cost of a custom website?

We understand that budgets are important. Each site we create is unique and no one price will fit every need. While “What is the average cost of a custom website” is the hardest question to answer, it’s also the most commonly asked. Some basic pricing points: We charge an hourly fee in 15 minute increments. […]

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