Category: Blog Topics

Know Thy Role

Why graphic designers don’t always make the best web designers & often times, don’t know how to actually develop a custom website. In addition to our in-house graphic designers who have a niche for digital production, we also work with freelance graphic designers on a regular basis and have the utmost respect for their talents. […]

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Checkout Address Autocomplete for WooCommerce: A Must-Have WordPress Plugin by eCreations

If you have a WordPress site that uses WooCommerce, eCreations just developed a free, simple, must-have, no-brainer plugin that makes the checkout process just a bit easier for your customers! The result?  Reduced cart abandonment and increased sales! The Checkout Address Autocomplete for WooCommerce WordPress plugin will hook into the WooCommerce checkout page to add […]

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eCreations Chosen as Top Web Designer in Phoenix

eCreations Chosen as Top Web Designers in Phoenix eCreations Chosen as Top Web Designers in Phoenix by UpCity when they updated their Top Local Agency Marketplace for Phoenix in September 2016. UpCity provides a certification badge for agencies that go above and beyond in providing high-quality digital marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, […]

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ICANN’s New Transfer Policy

ICANN’s New Transfer Policy On December 1, 2016, ICANN will be implementing a new transfer policy that will be imposed on all registrars. Currently, the transfer policy only covers domain transfers between registrars. The new transfer policy will cover the process of changing ownership of the domain from one registrant to another. How will the […]

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The Most Comprehensive Article on Website Security & Security Certificates

Roughly 60% of the world’s top 500,000 websites are insecure and vulnerable, according to ongoing SSL Pulse research. It’s a jaw-dropping number; but what’s even more stunning is the fact the percentage of technically unsafe websites is likely even larger if you look at the internet’s top-million most popular websites. cIf the answer is no, […]

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To Rent or Not To Rent My Website: That is the Question

To Rent or Not To Rent My Website: That is the Question Phoenix, AZ – December 7, 2015 – To Rent My Website? This is a question business owners should be asking themselves when deciding how to update or create a new website. Most people may not even realize the website they are creating using […]

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11 Tips to Picking a Good Domain Name

11 Tips to Picking a Good Domain Name A consistent question for new business owners and the most common misperception that persists even three years after it has been rendered irrelevant by Google is “Should I pick an SEO name for my web address?” Here are our top tips to picking a good domain name. […]

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Is SEO worth my time and money?

Is SEO worth my time and money? It’s a confusing topic with the tangibility of a voodoo spell.  What does it take to really make it worth the effort? We use search engines to find what we want on the Internet, so the common perception is that our product or service needs to be found […]

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9 Indicators that it is Time for a New Website

9 Indicators that it is Time for a New Website     Unfortunately, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and art is subjective. So opinions will vary as to whether or not your site “looks good” or not. However, if you move beyond the subjective aspect of the website appearance there are some […]

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What is a Responsive Web Design / Part 2

What is a Responsive Web Design / Part 2 Accessing the Internet via a phone has now surpassed any other method. On average, US adults spend 34 hours per month accessing the Internet via their phone compared to 27 hours a month through a PC.  80% of online adults own a smartphone in the US. […]

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Google Chrome Problem

Google Chrome Version 44 Do you have a google chrome problem? If you are using the latest Chrome version 44 it can cause sites to forcefully load over httpS if the website checks for HTTPS headers.   Depending on how sites are written, they may depend on the browser to tell the website, that the […]

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Is buying reviews an ethical business practice?

As soon as you throw around words like “Ethical”, I get ready for a lecture on morality and religion.   That is not the intent of this article. However, I will provide you with a sliding scale and you can impose your own sense of ethics and morality to determine which end of that scale […]

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Google Preps for Algorithm Change

Google Algorithm Change: website owners should consider mobile. Recently, Google basically sent a shot across everyone’s bow for mobile-friendly adoption, and it’s going to have an impact on organic search results, just as their recent major algorithm updates, including “Penguin” and “Panda.” “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. […]

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Responsive Web Design

Why is responsive web design so important? It’s no secret that people these days seem to be glued to their mobile phones or tablets. Mobile sales and internet usage has exceeded that of desktops over the past few years. Many sites today are seeing 25-30 percent of their traffic come from mobile devices. Having a […]

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They are Doing What Now?

Technology is great, especially wireless technology. RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc, all allow the transmission of data without the need for cables. When at the register, ready to pay, I take my phone out, enter my pin into Google Wallet, and swipe my phone on the card terminal. I just paid for my groceries without […]

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Is Your Online Presence Ever Really Safe?

Sam is an online guru. He is cognizant of the links he clicks on, and the emails he opens, and his passwords are complicated to the point of tedium. Even his Facebook profile has been tweaked to ensure the highest level of privacy. He is confident that his digital identity is under lock and key. […]

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Improving WordPress Security

Blogs, commonly WordPress sites, are targets for online hackers. Hackers target blogs for many reasons such as infecting visitors, collecting information (physical location, passwords, favorite places) for identity theft, or to purposely take up server resources to take the blog down. In order to gain access, and achieve their goal, hackers need to log into […]

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Can you remain anonymous online?

Can you remain anonymous online? Limit your online footprint Remaining anonymous online isn’t just for people with things to hide. Normal citizens have become concerned with unwarranted intrusions into their private lives. Organizations like the NSA have arguably taken powers they weren’t entitled to and collected meta-data on United States Citizens. People should be concerned about these mounting threats to their […]

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Hashing and Salting: How Secure Websites Store Your Password

Hashing Did you ever write a secret, “coded” message? Speak in Pig Latin? Swap “A” with “1″, “B” with “2″? These are all different methods of encryption – and whether it’s ROT-13 (A = M, B = N, C = O, …) or super-secret wartime ciphers — the idea is that you use a key (think Little Orphan Annie’s […]

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