Website Design

HTTP or HTTPS – The Importance of a Secure Website

September 25, 2017

It’s an ever-lingering question. Is HTTP sufficient for a website, or should site owners use HTTPS instead? Google has been pushing for all websites to migrate to HTTPS, but what is their reason for this stance? To answer these questions, we should first look at what HTTP and HTTPS are, and what separates them from…

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Digital Marketing Trends and Predictions for 2016

January 19, 2016

 As anyone who follows digital marketing surely knows, successful strategies change over time. Sometimes these changes are gradual, like the increasing impact of social media presence, and sometimes they are sudden, as in the dire need for a mobile friendly site in the wake of Google’s “Mobilegeddon” algorithm update, which places a premium on those…

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Digital Marketing for Political Campaigns

January 3, 2016

All candidates for local, state and/or national political campaigns need to connect with voters through different digital marketing channels. Digital marketing for political campaigns has made it easier to reach a targeted audience at a fraction of traditional marketing cost. There’s a lot of data available about voters but how it’s used will determine the…

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OBX Hand-Coded HTML Website

October 15, 2015

There are many different ways to have a website done. If you’re like many people these days, you’ve probably heard all the buzz about WordPress websites. You may even have one. Or you may have chosen a beautiful website template by a popular website template company, like Wix. Unfortunately, unless you have an OBX hand-coded…

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OBX Website Content

October 8, 2015

Do you have a nice looking website? Did you pay a designer to make your site pretty? Are there moving pictures and flashing banners and all kinds of things to attract the attention of visitors? Having a pretty website may seem fine and feel like a great move for your business. But is that pretty…

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Is Your Website Ready for Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm?

April 7, 2015

Google announced launching of a new mobile friendly ranking factor to be added to their mobile search algorithm on April 21, 2015, affecting mobile searches in all languages worldwide. About 50% of all Google searches are made on mobile devices, so it was expected Google would eventually adapt their algorithms to the growth of mobile…

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WordPress Update 4.0

September 5, 2014

WordPress update 4.0 is released and it’s named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. It is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for after 3.9 and before 4.1, it added a little extra polish to it. This release brings a smoother writing…

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Get Ahead with a Responsive Website from an Outer Banks SEO Agency

May 6, 2014

In response to the steady integration of the Internet into everyday life, mobile marketing is slowly becoming more commonplace among businesses. The trend is more in demand by companies that sell products through their e-commerce sites, relying on “mobile websites” for the bulk of their marketing efforts. Although the term is thrown around a lot…

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