GrowthZone Member Management for Associations and Chambers of Commerce Websites?

Does your website use one of the GrowthZone membership managers (including ChamberMaster and MemberZone) for your professional association, chamber of commerce, or other membership-oriented organizations? If so did you know you can integrate your membership pages with your website? If you have a WordPress website there are two ways you can do this: By creating…

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What to look for in appointment-scheduling plugins for WordPress

On a WordPress-related Facebook group someone asked… I’m looking for something similar to Schedulista that can do the following:-Allow people to book appointments on a website-Remove unavailable appointments in real-time-Send SMS/Email reminders to people who book the appointments-Create a calendar each employee can access from an app-Open source to manipulate how it appears on a…

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RealBasics Recommends Jennifer Boyle Photography for business photography

Reverse disclaimer: We don’t get money or brownie points for recommending JenniferBoylePhotography.com.  Instead we wholeheartedly recommend her work because we get awesome complements for client sites that use her photos.   We can take credit for sites running quickly, securely, responsively, and sustainably.  But what people really notice is design, the text, and especially photos.  Jenny’s…

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Arithmetic: would you spend $500 to save $10?

If you have really terrible hosting it can cost you Lost leads Lower search engine ranking Abandoned site visits Lost sales Lost customer If you have “Inexpensive,” but really terrible hosting it can also cost you… Additional hours of development time Because somebody’s got to spend time on the phone with your host’s tech support,…

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We like to help people with slow websites…

Sample GTmetrix results before and after - performance rating from F to A, from 44% to 99%, from 9.5 second upload to 1.8, from 6.6 megabytes to 1.77

When we bring a new client onboard for a site cleanup we use the excellent GTMetrix tool to assess site performance before we begin and after we’ve worked on it.  We’re always proud when we can see results like this. This client came to us with an “orphan website,” one that their previous developer had…

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Why Has Your Website Traffic Dropped?

I haven’t re-designed, but my traffic is dropping! Website traffic is every business owner’s concern. When traffic is dropping, sometimes the first thing to do is PANIC, just kidding, the very first thing to do is NOT panic. What you should do is go into your Google Analytics to see what exactly is happening. Not…

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