Web Design in 2020

Web Design in 2020

There are some very static principles when it comes to web design and we adhere to all of them. We did an entire series earlier this year regarding web design and not a whole lot has changed since then. So when we look ahead to strategies for web design in 2020 there are some nuances that come into play. ADA Compliance ADA compliance from an SEO perspective is becoming much more of an important component of web design. Since the search engines are going to start viewing ADA compliant guidelines as best practices you will need a partner who can stay in front of the changes and updates to these guidelines. Coming into ADA compliance can sometimes seem impossible and while yes, it is a lot of work, there are experts ready to speak with you about how to do it, and it isn’t as expensive as you may think. Some of the things we're seeing more of include plugins...
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3 Reasons Your Website Needs ADA Compliance; Not Just SEO

3 Reasons Your Website Needs ADA Compliance; Not Just SEO

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was developed in 1990 and is meant to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as anyone else. This means that your website needs to be accessible to people who have disabilities that affect their hearing, vision or in any physical capacity. The Federal Government has mandated that anything considered a “place of public accommodation” are required to be accessible to anyone with disabilities from accessing the business’ goods or services. There are 3 main reasons we wanted to look at in this blog as to why you need to make sure your site is ADA compliant. 1) ADA Compliance Improves Your SEO One topic that we have talked about at length in our blog is that ADA compliance helps your SEO. There are many reasons for this, but the easiest thing to remember is that search engines review the same type of code that makes your site ADA compliant when making their search engine rankings. 2)...
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SEO FAQs

SEO FAQs

What is SEO?Customers often ask questions related to search engine optimization (SEO). While it seems like the questions always remain the same, the answers are constantly evolving as Google and other major search engines adjust their formulas and the way they present site rankings for their users. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that I come across, in a blog about SEO FAQs. How does Google decide who to rank higher? Takeaway: Now more than ever, it is important to have fresh, relevant content on your site at all times. There are several factors that go into a search engine results page (SERP). In the past, website designers and optimizers were able to strictly utilize keywords and tags behind the scenes in a website’s coding. However, they figured out how to game the system by dubious ways to get anyone to their site. As the site owners got smarter, so did the search engines. As Google and the other major players...
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Does Your Website Work for You?

Does Your Website Work for You?

Website Design for the Modern WorldMany people in today's world now know that they have to have a website to exist in the mind of their prospective customers. In this necessity to put up a website I unfortunately see many people who will put anything up, just to have it. These sites look incredibly cheap, and they don't tell a consistent story. It is hard to convince someone to spend their hard-earned money on something, if it looks like you aren't willing to invest any of your own money first. At Prestige Marketing Advisors we touched on this issue in recent blog posts and discussed some of the ways that a website may actually be hurting a company. Yes it is still a good thing that they have a website, however if the site is just plain terrible any other advertising or marketing that is done will simply be spent helping out the competition. For example: if a company spends X dollars on any...
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Website Design in 2019: Part 2 – SEO and ADA Compliance

Website Design in 2019: Part 2 – SEO and ADA Compliance

What is ada compliance Recently you might have heard about "ADA Compliance" within the digital space. What is that, you have probably asked. For starters ADA refers to the American's with Disabilities Act. It was enacted in 1990 to prevent people with disabilities from being discriminated in all aspects of public life.  This includes ramps at entrances of buildings, accessibility for the hearing impaired, etc. Lately this has started to cause a stir in regards to people's websites. The landmark legal case was GIl vs Winn-Dixie Stores when a man sued Winn-Dixie Stores because he was not able to navigate their website as a blind man. He argued, and won, that they needed to make their site accessible to him under the ADA. The courts found that Winn-Dixie is a "public accommodation"  and needed to be compliant with ADA guidelines. Since this time over 61 guidelines have been released and updated to make websites ADA compliant. So what? What does this mean for you, dear reader?...
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