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First, congratulations on scheduling a meeting to discuss marketing your awesome small business! (Tiny Trumpet Noises) Now, let’s get started. Below you will find a complete list of everything you will need to bring along to make your marketing meeting run smoothly.  Are you meeting to discuss your website?  If you are meeting to discuss improvements to your site or a complete site redesign you should bring a few basic things to the meeting.  One, access to your site.  This means username and password...

Website maintenance is a little like insurance. You don’t really notice you don’t have it, until something goes wrong. At Green Bag Designs we love building websites for our awesome clients! There is nothing more exciting than when a site launches and our client’s ring the bell! (If you aren’t sure what bell we are talking about, pay a visit to our office). On the other hand, there is nothing sadder than when a client calls us a few months...

What is an SSL Certificate? An SSL Certificate is an encrypted link between the web server and the web browser.  This encrypted link ensures that all of the information passed between the two remains private.  The SSL Certificate has the following information: the name of the holder, a serial number and expiration date, a copy of the certificate holders public key, and the digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority.   Basically, think of the SSL certificate as your websites passport to connect...

We had a blast working on Charleston Pro Bono’s new website!   Charleston Pro Bono, for the public good. Charleston Pro Bono is a truly amazing organization. They provide civil legal aid to eligible low-income residents of Charleston County at no cost to the clients.  They are able to do this through various government and foundation grant awards, in addition to the incredible support of the Charleston legal community. Through donations and volunteer services, as well as through engagement in Charleston Pro...

Are you currently using Squarespace as your site platform?  It’s easy to love the clean lines and functionality of Squarespace, but still crave the ability to make your site more “you”.   Add a video to your header: In most templates where you can add images into the header sections of your site, you can also embed a video to autoplay.  Need a video?  We can film one for you, or you can often get a great one from Shutterstock.com Remove...

Google Analytics tracks and reports your website traffic, as well as where these sources are coming from and how your client is finding you.  It’s a great tool to use in order to see if your advertising, search engine optimization and marketing plan is working for your business. When you build a site with us, we set up your analytics.  However, if you’re building a site yourself, it may be difficult to know how to set up and sync your analytics. First...

We are all about making websites quick and easy for people to use! Sometimes the back-end of building websites is not so streamlined, though. Between coding, content blocks, e-commerce and making the most beautiful, functional website possible, you don’t have time for extra steps. That is why shortcuts are so useful! The best keyboard shortcuts in Wordpress can save so much time. In Wordpress visual editor you can use key combinations to make changes without a mouse or trackpad, saving you...

Blogging is an amazing way to connect with clients and become a go-to resource about your area of expertise. But blogs are most useful if they're easy to find and read! This is where categories come in. You can organize all the blogs on your site into categories, making them manageable for you and your readers. Think of it like putting everything into folders for quick reference. As an added benefit, readers can click a category to see more similar blogs,...

If you know our website-building and design company, you know we like Wordpress—a lot. It’s a powerful website builder and we use it to showcase clients, keep them connected and offer online services. Some of the best functionality from Wordpress comes from plugins. If you aren’t using plugins on your Wordpress site, you are missing a lot of resources for your business, not to mention less stress for you and your website team. Here are some of the optional plugins that...

Downloading printables is an awesome, easy way to freshen up your graphic designs and increase your social engagement. You do not have to reinvent the wheel here! Pinterest, graphic design sites, Etsy and independent artists are all fabulous resources for content you can customize and use for your own business. With summer coming up fast, we’re loving these fresh and fun printables. And the coffee download? Coffee is relevant all year long! Check out these free downloads and then show us...