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Need To Improve Your Website? Get A Bluegrades Review.

Need To Improve Your Website? Get A Bluegrades Review.

General Goodies, Search Engine Optimization, Website Maintenance, WireBlog
With the wave of new automated services and apps that pop up from day to day, we have always remained firm in maintaining our support for legitimate services provided by actual people. Bluegrades is a professional website review service that provides transparency and control directly to anyone who owns, operates, or uses a website. The benefit here is control and control puts you back into the drivers seat. The insight provided from a Bluegrades review gives you a clear window into the existing status of your website which will help you determine where you stand in your space for cost efficiency, competitive edge, search engine optimization, website validity, and compliance. So, why is it a good idea to grab a review? - Gain knowledge and advice from web developers who…
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Should I Update All Of My WordPress Plugins?

Should I Update All Of My WordPress Plugins?

General Goodies, Website Maintenance, WireBlog
Ahh, Wordpress again...Answer is no. Wordpress is widely popular for being easy to use, yet has a knack to surface incredible problems in terms of maintaining updates. We see this so often it is humorous. Our customers at times even doubt our ability and fore-site to ensure the well being of their website. Truth be told, as annoying as those little red icons are, they are not mocking you and are not mandatory. Often times, the latest versions of plugins may not be compatible with other areas of your website causing unnecessary headaches. When do I update? Well, are you having problems? If not, forget about those annoying little circle notices and move on with peace. Now, if your website is not under the care of a decent hosting provider…
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I Need To Rebuild My Website – When It’s Time

I Need To Rebuild My Website – When It’s Time

General Goodies, Website Maintenance, WireBlog
Is your site based on Weebly, Joomla, or Zen Cart? Does your site look dated in comparison with other sites and your competition? Have you outgrown your basic 1in1mywebsite or Wix do it yourself platform? If the answer is yes, then it's probably that time, but don't kick yourself to much.. Technology and advancements in the web development aspect move very quickly. Eventually you have to bite the bullet and bring your website up to speed with current times. The design and look of your site are only part of the big picture. Updating your site also incorporates the ease of ability to add posts, update blogs, and create a much more user centric interface. It's also more simplified for you and your website maintenance company to work with. So…
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Customer Spotlight – Website Maintenance Services

Customer Spotlight – Website Maintenance Services

General Goodies, Search Engine Optimization, Website Maintenance
We have had the opportunity to work with Gemma from www.Caribbeangreenliving.com which provides tasty recipes for the everyday cook, wellness tips, & more. Her recipes are simply wonderful and are clearly prepared with her passion for the culinary industry. It has been a pleasure to work with Gemma in development, website maintenance, and watching her business grow over the past couple years. Gemma recently shared some very complimentary words about her experience with our Website Maintenance Services: "When I joined Vessio / Website Maintenance Wire about 2+ years ago, my readership was in the lower single thousands. Mike laid out a content plan, optimization plan, and SEO plan to better serve my niche. My page views have increased more than 125% monthly which clearly shows that our SEO strategy and…
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Customer Spotlight – Business Website Maintenance Services

Customer Spotlight – Business Website Maintenance Services

General Goodies, Search Engine Optimization, Website Maintenance
We have had the opportunity to work with Jeremy from 3 Generations Improvements a full service siding, windows and decking company since October 2014. This is a great establishment to say the least, a true success story. What I love the most is seeing how they truly place importance on their website as a tool for their business, a great example of rolling with the times and modern thinking. Jeremy recently sent in some very kind words about his experience with our Website Maintenance Services: "Mike and his team are a perfect addition to our small business! We are not a big enough company to have a full time webmaster, but this is the next best thing! Mike has often times fixed our website or completed our requests within hours…
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The Perfect AdWords Ad – Tips and Tricks

The Perfect AdWords Ad – Tips and Tricks

General Goodies, Search Engine Optimization, WireBlog
We offer several different services as add-ons to our maintenance plans, one of these services is AdWords management. Just like everything we do in the web space we like to abide strictly to the "Keep It Simple!" mindset. AdWords for lack of better words is intimidating to say the least, you are letting Google auto bill your credit card, you are paying for each and every click, as well as are trying to digest the complex dashboard of the AdWords system. While all of the above is true, there are definitely only a handful of true tips and tricks to get the AdWords machine working for you. For example, below is a basic break down of good and bad AdWords ad: The general science in a well made AdWords ad…
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Customer Feedback – Why We Love Our Job!

Customer Feedback – Why We Love Our Job!

General Goodies, Search Engine Optimization, Website Maintenance
You know, sometimes receiving feedback from a long time customer can provide great prospective on how we handle our service - I always stand by this as it truly is a vital way for us to see how our customers receive and interpret our services. We have had the pleasure of working with Eric from Washington Home and Energy for roughly a year now and when he sent us his feedback, I had to share. "I have been using the services of Vessio.com/Maintenance Wire for approximately 1 year. I found this web site maintenance business from an on-line search I conducted due to on-going problems with my previous developer. Having no word of mouth, referrals for Vessio.com I approached them very cautiously. My main concerns were: Would they complete tasks…
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Creating A New Website

Creating A New Website

General Goodies, Search Engine Optimization, Website Maintenance
A common question for our new customers and friendly prospects is "can we create a new website?" another one is "do we need a new website?". This is personally one of my favorite inquires as it opens several doors to enhance your web presence. First, I'll just get right to the point and say that yes we can create a new website, and yes it is certainly going to be affordable for you. Websites in their early years were pricey and fairly permanent which was 100% ok as the internet was new and still in discovery. These days, creating a new website is a fun and great way to leverage your business, brand, and marketing. When To Create A New Website Generally speaking, if your website is more than a…
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My Website Was Hacked (WordPress Edition)

My Website Was Hacked (WordPress Edition)

Website Maintenance
Welcome to the wonderful world of websites, grab a glass of wine and get ready to forgive forget and move on - Keep this mindset when your site gets hacked. WordPress hacking is HUGE right now and it can be a scary episode if this is your first time going through the experience. First, keep in mind that 99% of the time the hacking and/or site breach is not personal. In my experience, I have found that much of the time the attack is not even stemming from a human being but from software. We could sit here and speculate all day on why anyone/thing would target your innocent website or blog for seemingly no reason at all. The majority of the time, the reason behind hacking and website breaches…
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Why Is My Website Slow – WordPress Edition

Why Is My Website Slow – WordPress Edition

General Goodies, Website Maintenance
Let's kick this off by saying that WordPress is (as I am sure you agree) great! WordPress is a gift out of the box, your site is structured in a search engine friendly way, you have loads of nice template designs to get you up and moving fast, and there are endless ways of customizing your installation. We have plenty of customers that run WordPress and almost immediately the first remark is "why is my site so slow?". This usually reveals the #1 flaw of WordPress - the overwhelming presence of third-party add-ons and plug-ins. WordPress Plug-ins Are Not A Bad Thing The problem we see is just like hoarding apps on your smart phone, you just can't help but install them. Plug-ins for WordPress are super simple to install…
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