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Secure Your Content: 4 Ways to Keep Your Site Safe

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Paragon Software Group found that one in five businesses have experienced data loss. Human error and hardware failure are just some of the reasons for loss. But there’s another more sinister reason behind data loss. The FBI estimates that 500 million computers a year are hacked. Some of those hacks include ransomware, where your device is locked down and the hacker demands money to unlock your device and files. Continue reading

Why Your Company’s Website Needs to Be Responsive

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Fifty-six percent of consumer traffic to leading U.S. consumer websites now comes from mobile devices, according to the SimilarWeb State of Mobile Web in the U.S. 2015 Report. While this illustrates the importance of mobile, it also demonstrates that mobile is not the whole story, since it leaves 44 percent of traffic coming from non-mobile sources.

With that in mind, ‘corePHP’ designs each and every one of our websites to be responsive in nature. This ensures your site will be viewed by your audience, no matter the device they will be utilizing. Continue reading

A Guide to Download and Install paGO Commerce Today

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So, you are interested in Joomla’s leading e-commerce platform paGO Commerce and don’t know what to do next.

We are here to show you exactly how to download and install paGO Commerce. This revolutionary e-commerce platform offers great features, such as a one-page checkout, a product variations system, integrated SEO tools and a payment gateway that never needs to be updated. Continue reading

Time for a Website Tune-Up with ‘corePHP’

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Have you been maintaining your website as there have been a number of recent updates for both the Joomla! and WordPress content management systems? Don’t fall behind on your website’s maintenance and schedule your quarterly cleaning with the ‘corePHP’ Team. There is no better time than now to have the core Team come and spruce up your site. Having your site optimized keeps your website running smoothly, preventing expensive emergency downtime, and boosts your SEO. Contact me today to get a full website tune-up!

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The War that Never Ends: Web Design Agencies vs. SEO Agencies and Trends in 2016

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Web design firms are great at building beautiful websites, but just how good are they at SEO? And how high do SEO agencies rank considering design concepts? A study found that, many leading SEO agencies had high rankings with poor web design, while web design agencies had award-winning websites but were failing at their SEO.

Creating a great website in terms of web design while keeping the SEO principles is not as easy as it sounds, but it is becoming increasingly necessary in today’s environment. This is especially true if you’re looking to employ cutting-edge design concepts like parallax scrolling to improve responsiveness – a concept we know to be difficult considering SEO. Below is an in-depth look into the study and some of its findings: Continue reading

Professional Web Security Analysis Provided by ‘corePHP’

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Has your website security become compromised?

Luckily for you, you have come to the right place. Time and time again site owners neglect to keep their CMS updated, opening their website up to potential security issues. According to Sucuri, a Web security firm, states there are currently hundreds of websites that are becoming compromised each and every day. Since the start of the latest threat a few weeks ago, thousands of sites have become victim to this compromise, with many unaware their site has been compromised.
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4 Customer Service Trends Competitive Companies Must Follow

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Customer service trends can make or break your business. In 2015, 75 percent of companies recognized customer service as a competitive differentiator, an increase of 18 percent in two years, according to an annual Dimension Data benchmarking report. Customers give service even more weight, with 97 of customers saying that service is a key factor in whether they decide to go with or abandon a company. For companies, this means that delivering superior customer service can give you an edge over competitors. Here are four customer service trends that competitive companies are following in order to get ahead of their rivals. Continue reading

Special One-time, Two-weeks Only Promotion at ‘corePHP’

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Who doesn’t like to throw a little party for their birthday? Well, it’s that time of the year again for Steven and me, so we thought, why not make year 33 the most spectacular of them all. So, to celebrate, we are offering our biggest promotion EVER for both our design work and our Joomla! extensions. While I suggested the typical one-week promotion, I was overruled by Steven and we made it a unique two-week only celebration. I guess being the oldest doesn’t always have their perks (who cares if it is only by a minute) ;)Continue reading

Boosting Conversions: Site Design Strategies to Employ

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A website is an integral component of a modern business’ sales strategy. It serves as the hub for all the marketing communication, central buying portal and the link for customer care. A properly designed website will engage viewers, develop relationships with customers and ultimately drive sales. On the flip side, a poorly designed website will irritate your consumer base, forcing them into your competitors’ arms.

Balancing White Space

In the recent past, web design gurus would remind us that white space is our friend. This negative space directs the eye and makes your site readable and pleasant. Metrics have changed over the years to include an emotional component. With this, the use of white space has an upper limit. Anything over approximately 50 percent will negatively impact the viewer’s ability to enjoy the website. A good balance is between 30 and 50 percent. Take a look at the Philip House website for an example of good white space balance. They use it to bring your eyes to the images and then to the menu. Continue reading

Begin Your Flight with paGO Commerce 2.1 Today

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Still haven’t made the leap to join paGO Commerce? What’s the holdup? Well, now is a perfect time to go knee deep as we are excited to announce the immediate availability of Joomla’s powerful e-commerce solution paGO Commerce 2.1. The great e-commerce platform has now become AMAZING. Learn more below about some of the great new features, or take a leap of faith and begin downloading and using paGO Commerce 2.1 now!

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How to Build a Niche-Focused Business in 5 Steps

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So you want to build a successful business in today’s world of fast-moving commerce and innovation. But with every new startup popping up claiming to do the same thing, only better, it can be difficult to find room to make your company’s voice heard. To become successful, take a deeper look into carving a niche and strategically navigate to stand out from the competition. Continue reading