Do you really own your domain name?

The last step in launching a new website is updating the DNS pointers on the client’s domain name. Sometimes with churches and small businesses this leads to the realization that nobody knows who controls the domain name, or even who owns it. This is important, your domain name (yourname.com) is a corporate asset. You need […]

Is your website embarrassing?

Five things you can check in five minutes… It’s September. The kids are back in school, and many businesses and non-profits are ramping up for their busiest time of year. It’s also a good time to review your website and social media. Many of your customers and new prospects will be seeing them in the […]

Is your mobile website costing you customers?

I was shopping at a big box store this weekend and remembered I needed new bags/filter for my wet/dry vacuum in the garage. Of course, the filters come in a dozen sizes and don’t say which size fits which vac. No problem for me, I have a web browser on my cell phone. I know […]

Main Street is partnering with the Tulsa Metro Baptist Network to present this two day seminar. The first day will be presentations by the Baptist General Convention staff, and the second day is Main Street’s Effective Church Communications seminar. Topics include: Introduction to church communications Seven principles for effective church communications How to get big […]

Do your customers use social media?

Probably so. The latest research published by Pew Research Center (August 2013) has the following findings: 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Almost 90% of online adults between 18 and 29 use social networks. (no surprise there) 60% of online adults between 50 and 64 use use social networks. 43% of online adults […]

Inexpensive websites generate new customers every week

Micro-sites are small websites that are highly optimized to specific niche markets. The results can be amazing. Example 1: Five years ago we built a small website for a local realtor that targeted a specific niche market – garden homes. The site has about 7 pages of content and a blog which hasn’t been updated […]

Four trends for the future of your website

1. Everything is going mobile. Today 1 in 4 teens is a “mobile-mostly” internet user. Mobile is the fastest growing web platform as more users of all ages access the internet on the go from mobile devices. All the sites we build now are “responsive designs”. These are designs that automatically resize and reformat based […]

Four trends for the future of church websites

1. Everything is going mobile. Today 1 in 4 teens is a “mobile-mostly” internet user. Mobile is the fastest growing web platform as more users of all ages access the internet on the go from mobile devices. All the sites we build now are “responsive designs”. These are designs that automatically resize and reformat based […]

Why you don’t need a mobile website

You don’t need a mobile site. Yes, teens are more likely to access your site through mobile devices, and usage of tablet devices is exploding in both the personal and business markets. But you don’t need a special mobile-optimized website. You need a “responsive” website. Responsive designs are the current state of the art in […]

Recent research from Pew Internet reports that 25% of teens are “cell-mostly” internet users – that is, they primarily access the internet through their cell phone. Older teen girls are especially likely to be cell-mostly internet users – 34% compared to 24% of boys the same age. Currently 78% of teens now have cell phones, […]