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Website Design

How to create a high-converting landing page

Originally published on December 11, 2015. Updated April 3, 2017, and June 25, 2020. Digital marketing has a lot of jargon, and when you first hire a marketing agency, you’ll probably hear them mention something called a landing page. Rather than making you sit there, scratching your head, let’s quickly run you through the basics…

Customer service is the key to construction marketing

Exceptional customer service should be at the heart of specialty construction marketing. We’re often asked if inbound marketing works for specialty construction companies, including builders, roofers, painters, landscapers and more. The short answer is yes, because customers use the internet as their primary tool to research services before making decisions. The secret to making it…

Google judges your website based on mobile friendliness

There are lots of different factors that Google’s algorithm takes into consideration when deciding whether or not to rank your webpages and blog posts on its results page. Things like keywords, backlinks, headings and sub-headings, metadata and alt-text all play a part in helping the algorithm understand whether or not a page provides a high-quality…

Best practice for tourism website design in 2020

Website design for tourism businesses is really fun. It’s an opportunity to showcase the best of your local area, explain why it’s unique, and educate visitors (i.e. your potential customers) about the types of experiences that you have to offer. The best part is that because tourism is an innately visual industry, you can play…

5 website design trends you need to watch this year

Originally published on February 21, 2017. Updated on May 11, 2020. Websites are the digital version of a storefront. Often, they’re the first impression you make on a prospective customer, so it’s important to make the right one. We recommend re-designing your website every 2-3 years to ensure you’re up-to-date with the latest styles and…

9 telltale signs it’s time to re-design your website

Originally published on June 5, 2018. Updated on May 8, 2020. Technology is constantly evolving, which means digital marketing is constantly evolving. Every update brings a new way of connecting with prospective customers. It could be a new tool, like a website plug-in that will make it significantly easier to follow-up leads, or a new…

Lead generation: Is your website making money?

Originally published on July 20, 2016. Updated on 7 May, 2020. There are lots of different types of websites, but we can generally break them into two categories: the old online brochure, and the new lead generation tool. The truth is, however, that your website should work for you. It should capture people’s interest, make…

School website design: Great websites are vital for education providers

Regularly redesigning your website is important for a successful online presence. Why? Experts recommend a redesign every 2-3 years because things like products, staff, fashions, and best practices all change so rapidly in business and online. We’re going to take you through the process we use, here at Beacon Media + Marketing. We have 20…

Which website development company should I hire?

Originally published on September 11, 2015. Updated on February 13, 2020. There are many factors that go into choosing a website development company. To be perfectly honest with you, we hear a lot of horror stories from businesses about website builds, whether they’ve tried to build a website themselves or they’ve hired a company to…

Beautiful website design can boost your Arctic tourism company

Experts recommend that you redesign your website every 2-3 years. Why? Because product changes, staff changes, fashion, and best practices all change rapidly in business and online. It’s also a perfect time for a new website for your arctic tourism agency because tourism is one of the few growing industries in Alaska! This means now…