The Benefits Of A CMS Website

  • By Cynthia Mitchell
  • 29 Mar, 2016

Why You Should Consider A Content Management System Website

You have probably heard the term CMS website before, but may not know what it means or why it matters. CMS stands for content management system. If well designed, this system can offer business owners a lot of value. In most cases, CMS sites allow relatively easy website maintenance. Breaking the dependency on ALWAYS needing a web designer for every update or change can be quite liberating.  Here are few distinct advantages that come along with a quality CMS website:

SAVINGS ON WEBSITE MAINTENANCE: If you frequently need updates to your website, that can add up over time if you have to pay a web designer for each update. Having the ability to update text and pictures yourself, can save you a lot of money long term.

ALLOWS FOR TIME SENSITIVE UPDATES: If something happens or changes in your business that requires an immediate update, you can often do it yourself.  A new address, out of stock product, or urgent announcement are just a few things that may not be able to wait until your web designer is able to update it for you.

KEEP YOUR CONTENT FRESH: Professional web designers and SEO consultants are definitely worth their weight in gold, but they are not present as an integral part of your business day to day. So you or a designated employee are the perfect person to keep your website up to date with fresh, relevant content. 

Having a CMS site doesn't mean you will or should do it all when it comes to your website.  More complex updates, adding new pages and SEO, probably should be handled by a professional web designer.  Still, being able to have the option to do a bit of self-maintenance is valuable and should be something to carefully consider when you have your website developed. Be sure to ask your designer specifics about the CMS ease of use, capabilities and training. 

Web Design, SEO & Social Media How-To's, Helpful Tips and Discounts

By Cynthia Mitchell 18 May, 2017
Cyber security and the growing threats online seem to be mounting by the minute. Protecting your website, computers, data, business and clients is becoming more and more challenging. Still, you can't ignore the issue and leave your business at risk. Here are 4 tips to help you secure your website and computers:

This will enable https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Data becomes encrypted and the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This will help visitors feel safer and reduce your risk and liability. It will also help your SEO.

Hackers are everywhere. Even well secured sites may fall victim to hacking. Keep a full back up of your website both on your computer and on an external drive. Complete full website backups regularly.

How often are you changing your passwords? Are you sharing sensitive passwords with staff? Are your passwords written down in your office? You need to have complex passwords that are changed regularly for you website, hosting, email, social media, etc. Don't ever share this information unless absolutely necessary. 

Outdated software on your computer can leave you vulnerable. New security patches and fixes are often included in software updates. Be sure all the programs running on your computer are always up to date.

By Cynthia Mitchell 05 May, 2017
So How Does This Work?

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1. Forward this link to at least 5 people.

2. CC (carbon copy) us on the emails you forward (address the carbon copy to

3. Look for an email from us with your $50 credit and confirmation that you have been entered to win.

4. Look for the announcement of the winner on Mother's Day (it will be announced via email and it will be posted on our website).

By Cynthia Mitchell 15 Dec, 2016
The New Year brings so much change, excitement and reflection. It's a great time to review and evaluate your online marketing and website as well. Sometimes even small changes can make a BIG IMPACT. Here are 3 website musts for 2017:

SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES: Stay up to day with social media trends. New social media sites present themselves all the time. It's important to take advantage of them when there is an opportunity to reach your target market. Expand beyond the standard Facebook & Twitter. You may want to consider Pinterest, Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat and local social sites as additions to your social media marketing strategy. 

RESPONSIVE & MOBILE-FRIENDLY: If your site is not responsive and does not create a mobile friendly user experience, it can cost you clients and ranking. Google does often penalize websites that are not mobile friendly and visitors may have a difficult time navigating your website.

SECURITY FEATURES: Be sure your site is secure for both you and your visitors. If you collect any sensitive information on your website, be sure that you add a secure connection to your website. Also, be sure to add CAPTCHA to your online forms to help protect you from spam and bots. If your direct email address is on your website, you may want to consider removing that as well to help prevent spam and email spoofing. 
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