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Is my website responsive (and why it matters – A LOT)

Is my website responsive (and why it matters – A LOT)

So what even is a responsive website? A responsive website “responds” to whatever device it is rendered on. The website will realign to the size of whatever display screen it is on (tablet, mobile, and desktop). Before you dismiss this information with a “Of course my...

Rethinking your business due to COVID-19? Consider this first…

Rethinking your business due to COVID-19? Consider this first…

The implications of COVID-19 are forcing a lot of small businesses to re-evaluate their business model. What our future customers need and want from us has – at a minimum – been modified. In some instances, it’s changed completely. Small businesses need to really...

The one goal every website MUST accomplish, regardless of your business

The one goal every website MUST accomplish, regardless of your business

What is the ONE goal every single website on the internet needs to achieve, regardless of the business type and size? A few logical answers to this question might center around phone calls, submitted forms, and sales. Logical answers, yes, but are they correct? Nope....

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

A glossary of web developer terminology

A glossary of web developer terminology

Most folks in the tech industry use a host of words and acronyms that are not widely known outside the tech world. Web developers can be some of the worst offenders, which can be very frustrating to web clients. Here we have put together a list of words that brave...

Is my website responsive (and why it matters – A LOT)

Is my website responsive (and why it matters – A LOT)

So what even is a responsive website? A responsive website “responds” to whatever device it is rendered on. The website will realign to the size of whatever display screen it is on (tablet, mobile, and desktop). Before you dismiss this information with a “Of course my...

My web developer abandoned me. Now what?

My web developer abandoned me. Now what?

If your web developer has abandoned you, first of all, let me say I am deeply sorry. Unless you have experienced this, it’s difficult to understand how frustrating and stressful this can be. The truth is this happens. A lot. Way more than it should. When I talk to...

Is this domain renewal legit or is it a scam?

Is this domain renewal legit or is it a scam?

At First Call Web, we get asked this question several times a year… The Domain Renewal Notice This is how this scenario typically plays out… A web client receives a domain renewal notice. They call or send in an email questioning the legitimacy of the renewal notice....

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PLUMBER MARKETING

5 Signs your website is old and what to do about it

While we would be the last ones to comment on someone’s age, we do comment on website age – all the time. So why are web developers always yapping about website age? In the web world, things like web design, functionality, and SEO best practices change often. Here are...

Do you have a Google My Business Listing Yet?

If you don't know what I'm talking about then you're missing out on one of the best (and easiest) Local SEO for Small Business factors. A Google My Business (GMB) listing is easy to create, gives you a great opportunity to market your business, gather reviews, and...

Is my website responsive (and why it matters – A LOT)

So what even is a responsive website? A responsive website “responds” to whatever device it is rendered on. The website will realign to the size of whatever display screen it is on (tablet, mobile, and desktop). Before you dismiss this information with a “Of course my...

Plumbers: Too busy for marketing? Save time with these marketing hacks

“Who has that kind of time?” This is the typical response small businesses, and especially plumbers have when talking about the maze of online marketing. This is with good reason! Plumbers are busy with repairs, installation, sales, commercial, and remodeling...

A Quick Guide to High-Performing Plumbing & Heating Websites

As a plumber in Montana, you may find that even though you live in a smaller town, you're still competing against dozens of other plumbers. How do you get a competitive edge on other plumbers in your area? Of all the marketing channels you can pick to get your...

3 Unexpected Ways a Website SEO Audit will Grow Your Business

Searching for that secret weapon that will boost your business above and beyond your competitors? You may think of SEO, marketing, and web development as three separate strategies; however, every successful business knows that these features work hand-in-hand to...

Plumbers: This 5-step marketing plan will help you beat the competition

If you own a plumbing company, we don’t have to tell you what a competitive landscape you are in. There is everything from single van operations, to plumbing companies with a fleet of vans, and everything in between. The competition is stiff. For plumbing businesses,...

Plumbing leads: 5 Ways to get the phone to ring today

The way your potential customers search for you has changed dramatically in the last five years. The search process is simple – but delivering what your customer is looking for is not. Your potential customer’s search process looks like this: Hop on a Smartphone,...

3 Easy Ways To Learn Everything About Social Media for Plumbers

Even small plumbing companies can benefit from dedicating a little time to their social media presence. It takes a little practice and a tough learning curve but showing engagement on social media platforms encourages your customers to leave you reviews, ask...

A laypersons guide to understanding Google Analytics

The GA dashboard can look intimidating to folks who just want a basic understanding of their website traffic. There are many categories of data and lots of information. The truth is, you don’t need much of what is in the dashboard to have a basic understanding of your visitors’ behavior. In this article, we are going to give you just a few basics to get started.

A Quick Guide to High-Performing Plumbing & Heating Websites

A Quick Guide to High-Performing Plumbing & Heating Websites

As a plumber in Montana, you may find that even though you live in a smaller town, you're still competing against dozens of other plumbers. How do you get a competitive edge on other plumbers in your area? Of all the marketing channels you can pick to get your...

Is my website responsive (and why it matters – A LOT)

Is my website responsive (and why it matters – A LOT)

So what even is a responsive website? A responsive website “responds” to whatever device it is rendered on. The website will realign to the size of whatever display screen it is on (tablet, mobile, and desktop). Before you dismiss this information with a “Of course my...

Plumbers: Too busy for marketing? Save time with these marketing hacks

“Who has that kind of time?” This is the typical response small businesses, and especially plumbers have when talking about the maze of online marketing. This is with good reason! Plumbers are busy with repairs, installation, sales, commercial, and remodeling...

5 Signs your website is old and what to do about it

While we would be the last ones to comment on someone’s age, we do comment on website age – all the time. So why are web developers always yapping about website age? In the web world, things like web design, functionality, and SEO best practices change often. Here are...

Do you have a Google My Business Listing Yet?

If you don't know what I'm talking about then you're missing out on one of the best (and easiest) Local SEO for Small Business factors. A Google My Business (GMB) listing is easy to create, gives you a great opportunity to market your business, gather reviews, and...

3 Unexpected Ways a Website SEO Audit will Grow Your Business

Searching for that secret weapon that will boost your business above and beyond your competitors? You may think of SEO, marketing, and web development as three separate strategies; however, every successful business knows that these features work hand-in-hand to...

A laypersons guide to understanding Google Analytics

The GA dashboard can look intimidating to folks who just want a basic understanding of their website traffic. There are many categories of data and lots of information. The truth is, you don’t need much of what is in the dashboard to have a basic understanding of your visitors’ behavior. In this article, we are going to give you just a few basics to get started.