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5 Questions to Ask Your Web Developer

We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and that nothing rhymes with orange (except for a hill in Wales named Blorenge). Comparing apples to oranges, and doctors to mountains, is about the same as comparing a web development company to an advertising agency.

Advanta had our Office Manager, Charlie, create a list of questions for you to consider when choosing the right company to design and develop your website, and here’s what she had to say:

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What Is SEM and Paid Search? A Brief Intro to SEM & PPC

Confused about search engine marketing? With all the ways you are now able to market yourself online, Advanta wanted to give a brief overview of the different terms you might come across, in order to help make better informed decisions about your next advertising adventure. We had our SEO Analyst, Darcy, give us a rundown of the differences between SEM, PPC, SEO, and other acronyms related to your digital marketing options.

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How to Create a Logo: Our Designer Gives a Look Inside His Process

Would a design by any other agency be just as memorable?

We thought it’d be interesting to have our Senior Graphic Designer, Brian, weigh in on what it’s like to create logos from scratch. From the concept stage to the final product, what goes into designing a logo? Or how can digital marketing designers capture an organization’s mission and personality into a single, simple, relevant image, especially when they aren’t a part of the organization themselves?

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B2B and B2C: The Importance of Usability Testing for UX Design

User experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.

“5% of users will uncover approximately 80% of all problems” – Nielsen Norman Group

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Pros & Cons of AI Website Design: Review of The Grid

Wouldn’t it be nice if your website designed itself? Well, it can, but it’s not as easy as you’d think – and, unfortunately, our review of The Grid’s claims finds the desired results aren’t achieved.

In the ever-evolving field of website design, you now have the option of having artificial intelligence (AI) design your website via a site called The Grid. However, the process is tedious and far from intuitive.

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Web Design Tips 101 – Understanding Htags, Style vs. SEO

At Advanta Advertising, we understand the confusion that may arise when using htags, in terms of styling and SEO.

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Google Is Your Website’s Bread and Butter

It’s National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day began in the Lower East Side in the late 1990’s to pay homage to the picklers that once sold their goods throughout the neighborhood. With fewer brick and mortar stores being built, these days merchants look to their websites to sell goods – leaving only one storefront devoted to pickles in the Lower East Side.

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Top 5 Budget-Friendly Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Marketing your business is necessary for growth but can be costly. There are often overlooked marketing tools to boost your business without a “big business” price tag. From website maintenance to creating a branded email signature, we’d like to share the top 5 budget-friendly marketing tools to help promote your small business.

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Kick Back, Relax, and Enjoy National Lazy Day

Today is National Lazy Day! The one holiday that promotes doing nothing at all. There is no documented history for this holiday, but we are sure that’s because the creators were too busy celebrating.

Dedicated to relaxation and leisure, today is all about taking a little time to separate yourself from the hectic pace of life, and appreciate the simple things in life.

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Meet Hugh

Likes: #TeamAdvanta, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, science, biology, helping people, broccoli, playing Battleship, Star Trek, Star Wars, pistachio gelato, technology, geocaching, pina coladas, popcorn, sports, science and chemistry jokes, quirky/forgotten and traditional holidays, talk radio, Coffee drinker extraordinaire!

Dislikes: Karaoke, germs, polka dots

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