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If you want to compete in today's marketplace you must have a well defined digital strategy... or you will not survive. Enjoy this blog and may it give you inspiration, insight and strategies that will enable you to win.

January 24, 2014

Reputation Management Jacksonville Part II

Jacksonville, it takes years to build a good reputation. Increasingly, business leaders are realizing that a good Jacksonville reputation must be defended in this digital age. It only takes a couple of minutes to smear the reputation of an individual or business because of the Internet. This is why the […]
January 17, 2014

SEO Jacksonville More Calls. More Clicks

Local SEO In Jacksonville Builds Your Brand. The added value that web-based marketing channels bring to today’s business is tremendous. But in addition to the added value comes new marketing challenges. At C7 we offer a suite of digital marketing solutions geared toward addressing these SEO challenges in Jacksonville. We […]
January 11, 2014

Reputation Management Jacksonville

We Will Suppress Negative Internet Listings We know how important image, reputation and brand are to business and it leaders in Jacksonville. It can take 20 years to build your Image and 5 minutes for it too be tarnished. As a result, organizations like yours are taking aggressive steps to […]
January 10, 2014

What Is A Mobile Website Jacksonville?

If you’ve used a smartphone or tablet to browse the internet in the past year, chances are you have encountered a mobile website in Jacksonville—whether you realized it or not! Major Jacksonville retailers, content providers and news sites have all created versions of their websites that are optimized for your […]
October 28, 2013

Google Algorithm Updates

Google changes its search algorithm around 500–600 times yearly. Most of these changes do not significantly impact many Jacksonville area businesses but Google occasionally kicks out a "major" algorithmic update (such as Google Penguin) that impacts search engine optimization results for Jacksonville companies in very significant ways.
July 30, 2013

Jacksonville Inbound Marketing Resurgence

Jacksonville Inbound Marketing. Imagine drawing customers to your website without paid marketing. They come willingly—because you offer them amazing content! Inbound marketing is the process of creating content, conversations and valuable resources that draw customers to products or websites without paid marketing. With the growth of social marketing, marketers must […]
July 10, 2012
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It’s A Mobile Revolution

With more than 75 percent of the world having access to mobile devices, today’s marketer can’t deny the value of offering second-screen value for their brands and clients. Worldwide, there are more than 5 billion mobile users, with 1.1 billion smartphone subscribers. The iPad was the fastest growing technology product… […]
October 29, 2019
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Business Success – 3 Benefits Of Hiring A Jacksonville Marketing Agency

In today’s modern business climate, having a presence online is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. As the marketplace becomes more and more competitive, it’s crucial that your business takes the necessary steps to stand out from the crowd. Having an experienced Jacksonville marketing agency with a proven track […]
October 21, 2019
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Local Jacksonville SEO – What is Local SEO and Why It Is Important For Your Business

Nowadays, every business in Jacksonville should have a local Jacksonville SEO strategy in place to ensure that you don’t miss out on new leads and opportunities. While it might feel that it is pointless trying to compete against the big players like TripAdvisor, Amazon, Walmart, and others for the top […]
October 18, 2019
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How to Come Up With Even More Great Ideas for Your Blog

If you’ve ever sat at an empty page struggling what to write about, then you know just how painful it can actually be. Whether you’re just getting started and can’t think of any topics to cover, or you’ve been blogging for awhile and have hit a wall, idea generation can […]
April 10, 2019

Building Jacksonville Brands With Smarter Branding

Building Jacksonville Brands With Smarter Branding The way you run your Jacksonville business serves as the foundation of your brand. Everything from the look and function of your website to the way you communicate with customers, affects how people identify with your brand. And with the endless choices customers have […]
March 27, 2019
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How to Create a Mobile Website That Google Loves

It’s no secret that Google loves mobile. With their latest mobile index update, they’re pushing towards mobile even harder. This means one thing—you need to be prepped for mobile. And the biggest part of this preparation is your website. Without a mobile-friendly website, you’re gonna get left behind. But not […]
March 12, 2019
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How To Sell More By Focusing On Your Customer’s Problems

As a business owner you’ve got a product or service that you’re selling. Naturally, you’ll want to talk about this all the time and share all the features that your product or service has. You’re super excited about what you have to offer. This is a good thing. However, too […]
February 26, 2019
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How to Create Content That Will Improve Your Local Rankings

Today’s consumers primarily use search engines to find out about local businesses and services. In the old days, you’d reach your local market through flyers, local newspaper ads, and other means. But today that’s been replaced by digital methods. There are a variety of different strategies and tactics you can […]
February 11, 2019
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3 Ways to Improve Your Content to Increase Your Traffic Levels

If you’re here, then you’re probably not getting the traffic levels you desire. If you’ve been creating content for a while, but haven’t seen any results then there are probably some problems with your content. Luckily, there are some definite reasons your content isn’t getting you the traffic numbers you […]
February 7, 2019

The Right Jacksonville Creative Agency Can Transform Your Brand

With the right Jacksonville creative agency on your digital marketing team, your brand can be transformed from boring to dynamic. Let C7 Creative.com show you how. 904.993.0301
April 10, 2019

Building Jacksonville Brands With Smarter Branding

Building Jacksonville Brands With Smarter Branding The way you run your Jacksonville business serves as the foundation of your brand. Everything from the look and function of your website to the way you communicate with customers, affects how people identify with your brand. And with the endless choices customers have […]
March 27, 2019
why you need a mobile website

How to Create a Mobile Website That Google Loves

It’s no secret that Google loves mobile. With their latest mobile index update, they’re pushing towards mobile even harder. This means one thing—you need to be prepped for mobile. And the biggest part of this preparation is your website. Without a mobile-friendly website, you’re gonna get left behind. But not […]
November 10, 2017
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How to Create a Better Contact Page

Most people don’t even think twice about their contact page. They throw up a simple contact form and call it a day. But, your contact form is a valuable page on your site and it demands more attention than just a few minutes. If your traffic levels are really low, […]
October 20, 2017
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How to Optimize Your Website’s Homepage

Your home page is one of the most popular and important pages on your website. If you’re a local service based business, then your home page will be listed in local listings and rank across relevant local keywords. When a user lands on your site you want to grab their […]
September 29, 2017
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How to Write a Better About Page

Your about page is one of the most important pages on your website. Chances are your visitors landed on your site and they’re looking for more information about your business. Your about page is a great way to make a connection, yet sadly a lot of business owners end up […]
July 27, 2017
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Why User Experience Matters and How to Improve It

A lot of business owners are running marketing campaigns to send traffic to their sites, but their sites aren’t ready to receive that traffic. Without focusing on user experience you’re wasting the traffic you’re already getting and can end up wasting money and time. Below we highlight why user experience […]
April 26, 2017
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3 Ways You Can Help to Build Customer Trust

Building trust with your website is one of the most important things you can do for your business. A website without certain trust factors in place won’t do much to convince people to actually work with you. You can say certain things about your business and work, but will anyone […]
April 13, 2017
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The Most Popular Website Design Trends of 2017

Website designs are constantly evolving. Now, this doesn’t mean you need to redesign your website every single year in order to keep up. But, it’s a good idea to be aware of these trends, so you can ensure that your website isn’t falling too far out of date. The best […]
March 24, 2017
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5 Reasons You Might Want a New Website For Your Business

Every business needs a website. It’s 2017, time to get with the program. Even if you think a website isn’t necessary you might be surprised at the number of people online currently searching for a business like yours. Put simply, if you don’t have a website, or have one that’s outdated, […]
November 25, 2016
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5 Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Every Small Business Owner

If you have a WordPress site, there are literally thousands of plugins you can choose from. You’re probably already familiar with the overwhelm in making a plugin choice. But, not all plugins are created equal. Some plugins will do nothing more than make your site bloated and slow. While, others […]
November 16, 2016
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5 More Reasons Your Website Needs to Run on WordPress

WordPress is one of the best content management systems for your small business. Our team is a huge fan of WordPress, it’s no secret. Still, we find a lot of business owners come to us with preconceived ideas of what platforms they should be using. But, after years in the […]
November 3, 2016
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5 Ways to Improve the Security of Your WordPress Website

Imagine logging into your website after a busy workday, only to find out it’s been hacked. Now, on top of already being exhausted you have a broken website to deal with. Getting your website hacked can end up being a pretty traumatic experience. Precious customer data can be stolen. Your […]
October 21, 2016
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3 Ways You Can Build Customer Trust With Your Website

Do you know what your customers actually want from your website? Most business owners don’t know what their customers are actually looking for and they end up creating a website based upon pure guesswork. Sure, you might get some results, but your website sure won’t reach its potential. As a […]
June 2, 2016
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5 Reasons WordPress is a Great Choice for Your Website

There are dozens of website frameworks you can use to get your website up and running. Talk to a few people and chances are high that they’re running their sites on entirely different platforms. However, we believe one content management system truly shines above the rest. What is it? Drumroll […]
May 18, 2016
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5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Killer Website

To ensure your business thrives today you need a website. But, it’s not enough to have just any website. You need a website that wows your visitors and turns them into lifelong fans. However, building a great website doesn’t necessarily mean your website needs to be flashy. At the core, […]
April 14, 2016
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Still Haven’t Gone Mobile? 4 Reasons To Make the Switch Today

If you’ve been holding out to make the switch to a mobile friendly site, then you might be running out of time. If your site relies on the power of Google for any fraction of your traffic, then it’s a good idea to make the switch sooner rather than later. […]
March 24, 2016
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5 Ways To Speed Up Your Website

If you want to compete in today’s competitive marketplace, then you need a website that loads fast. Since everything moves so quickly on the internet your new visitors are accustomed to fast loading speeds. A slow loading website will send your visitors search for the back button. Google also values […]
March 2, 2016
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How to Create a Landing Page That Actually Converts Cold Traffic

Trying to convert actual cold traffic into email subscribers can be incredibly difficult. Especially, if you’re just sending these leads to the homepage of your website. In order to increase your chances of turning the one-time visitors into email subscribers, you need to create a landing page that actually works. […]
February 4, 2016
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5 Simple Website Hacks To Improve User Experience

In today’s business climate your website can be an incredibly powerful tool for your business. Your website has the ability to sell to your customers 24/7 — no salesman has that kind of power. However, the web moves at an incredibly rapid pace and your website can become outdated rather […]
December 29, 2015
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5 Benefits Of Having A Small Business Website

A lot of business owners throw up a simple website, just because they feel like they should have a web presence. But, building a website without any goal or long-term plan can actually do more damage to your business. Imagine if you were searching for a local business and came […]
November 17, 2015
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5 Tips To Increase Your Conversion Rates

If you’ve been experiencing a lot of traffic, but aren’t seeing any of this traffic turn into subscribers, or new customers, then you probably have a very low conversion rate. If you don’t take care of the necessary onsite optimization, then you’re letting that valuable traffic you’ve worked so hard […]
November 10, 2015
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Why You Need To Work With An Online Marketing Company

As a small business owner you understand the power of utilizing your online platform to generate you new sales and referrals. However, sometimes there isn’t enough time to do the entire process yourself. After all, running a business takes a lot of work, and you often don’t have enough time […]
November 5, 2015
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How To Make Your Website More User Friendly

If you’re sending a lot of new traffic to your website though different marketing methods, then you need to ensure your website is working properly. Too many websites are poorly optimized, and end up letting a lot of traffic slip through the cracks. In this post we’re going to give […]
July 17, 2015
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What Your Navigation Bar Really Says About Your Business

A lot of small business owners overlook the importance of their navigation bar. After all, it’s a very simple element of your website that most people give little thought too. However, this can be a big mistake as your navigation bar communicates more about your website and business than you […]
July 13, 2015
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How To Create A Better Landing Page

If you own a website then you should be using landing pages in order to increase your conversions and keep your user’s attention on your page. However, not all landing pages are the same. You need to spend time optimizing your landing page, as well as doing the necessary prep […]
June 23, 2015
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A Simple Process To Build The Best Website For Your Business Every Time

When it comes time to build a new website from scratch, or completely re-design your old site, it’s important you have a process that ensures you can build the right site every single time. A lot of websites lack a clear structure or purpose, and don’t even up serving their […]
May 20, 2015

How To Improve Your Portfolio Page

A portfolio page is a great way to showcase your past work and give your clients a representation of your style of work. But, did you know you can actually have your portfolio page work for you, if you do it right. A lot of companies make the mistake of […]
April 22, 2015
mobile optimization

3 Simple Design Mistakes That Are Killing Your Website

Most websites are committing simple design mistakes that are costing them subscribers and new clients. Sadly, a lot of business owners don’t even know they’re making these mistakes. In this post we’re going to take a look at these very common website mistakes. Some are more difficult to fix than […]
April 17, 2015

How To Improve Your Website’s Loading Speed and Performance

Did you know that your website’s speed can directly effect your bottom line? When a potential prospect lands on a slow loading website there’s a good chance they’re not going to do anything but hit the back button. By improving your website’s performance you’ll be offering your users a better […]
April 9, 2015
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How To Build A Landing Page That Converts

Landing pages can be effective tools to increase your website conversions, grow your subscribers, and create a focused environment for your readers to enjoy your content. If you’re not using landing pages across your website, then you need to start. In this post we’re going to examine the must-have elements […]
March 25, 2015
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How To Fix Up Your Broken Content Archives

If you’re doing business on the internet then chances are you’ve written a lot of content over the years. Some people like to think of their old, outdated content as a graveyard, letting their old posts and pages rest there forever. We think it can be so much more than […]
March 23, 2015
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5 Copywriting Tips To Help Boost Website Conversions

When it comes down to increasing conversions one of the most important elements of your page to master is the web copy. Your words play a crucial role in interacting with your visitors throughout every part of the sales process. When web copy is poor you can tell. It doesn’t […]
March 17, 2015

Why You Need To Be Using Landing Pages To Increase Your Online Conversions

Have you been looking for ways to increase your conversion rates? If you’re trying to do business in the online space, then optimizing your conversion rates will go a long way towards increasing your sales. By increasing your conversion rates you’ll see an increase in you sales without the need […]
March 13, 2015
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Current Web Design Trends In 2015: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Now that we’re a couple months into the year we’re at a good point to take stock of the biggest web design trends of the year so far and what they actually mean for your business. It’s important to continue to have an up-to-date website and stay on top of […]
March 3, 2015
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5 Must-Have Elements Of Any Small Business Website

Having a customer friendly website needs to be a core facet of doing business online. The moment a new person lands on your website they’re going to be looking for certain indicators of whether to stay or leave. If your site contains these features you’re going to have a better […]
February 27, 2015
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Why Your Web Host Matters

Finding the right web host is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of your website. By choosing the right host you’ll be able to optimize your website loading speeds, as well as a few other very important factors. If your site goes down fairly often then it might be […]
February 11, 2015
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Do You Actually Have A Meaningful Brand?

Only brands that have meaning will survive in the long run. If your company exists solely for profit at the expense of your customers you’re going to have a hard time keeping your business running the long run. As the web becomes more crowded there will continue to be a […]
February 9, 2015
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Is Split-Testing Your Website Important?

How do you know which elements of your website are actually attracting your users? You can play the guessing game like most website owners do, or you can take action to understand what your users really want from you. In this post we’re going to explore the importance of split-testing, […]
February 3, 2015

How You Can Ensure Your Website Better Connects With Your Audience

Having a website that not only looks good, but also connects with your audience is slowly becoming a necessity. In most cases people will either have a good or bad feeling about your website, there isn’t a lot of grey area. The more someone likes your website the better chance […]
January 28, 2015

Is Your Website Actually Usable?

When it comes to defining usability we can look at is as a website that is intuitive to use. Any website that requires immense thought to navigate and perform simple tasks means it needs some serious work done. As web standards have greatly improved over the past few years we’ve […]
January 26, 2015
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Top 5 Most Important Elements Your Website Needs To Include

Your website needs to have certain elements in play if you want it to be effective. You’d hate to spend all this time and money to get your website online, only to have it flop and simply take up space. You deserve better than this. In this post we’re going […]
January 16, 2015

Are Your Users Happy Users?

Happy website users are some of the best kind to have. Unfortunately, a lot of our websites aren’t geared towards making our users and visitors happy. They can have confusing layout, and a lack of general direction. They can make the user feel overwhelmed and have to guess about the […]
September 3, 2014

How To Find The Perfect Domain Name For Your Business

If you want to have a thriving online presence you need to have a memorable domain name, it’s as simple as that. A lot of businesses have domain names that are too long to type, or even commit a few fallacies that actually lower their ability to be trusted. Something […]
May 19, 2014
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The 7 Principles Of Conversion Centered Design

A few of us may ask, what’s the point of having a beautiful website if it doesn’t convert to customers. Some websites simply exist as virtual business cards, doing nothing but taking up space in the digital world. However, we believe a website can be much more than this. If […]
May 4, 2014
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Icons Matter Baby! Choose Wisely For Your Website Design Jacksonville

Website Design Jacksonville, here’s a few thoughts on one of my favorite design elements that many web designers in Jacksonville, just don’t get. I’ve always said, “Apple can say in an icon what Microsoft says in a paragraph.” Icons have been used for a long time in website design, however […]
April 28, 2014
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Logo Design Jacksonville | 7 Most Common Mistakes

Logo design Jacksonville… let’s talk. The logo is one of the most important elements of your brand to get right. Your logo is the first thing that customers think of (hopefully in a positive way) and usually see when it comes down to their perception of who you are and […]
April 25, 2014
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The Basics Of Creating Shareable Content

Creating shareable content today is an art as much as it is a science. You’ll need to cultivate a unique blend of knowledge and intuition if you want to succeed at creating shareable content. At the end, sharing content is all about people. People will share amazing content, so this […]
March 9, 2014

We Design Mobile Apps Jacksonville

  C7 Creative: Your Reliable Mobile App Designer Looking for a reliable mobile app designer in Jacksonville? If your answer is yes, then you are not alone. If you run a small or mid-sized business, you can further improve your online presence by launching your own mobile app Jacksonville. More […]
February 25, 2014

The Branding Beat Sheet | Jacksonville

The C-Series for Small Business Branding Branding Jacksonville. There is a Hollywood script-writing formula that’s been producing a lot of hits lately. It’s called the Beat Sheet and it lays out what should happen in a movie and when. Producers, writers, and directors swear by it. Once you read one, […]
February 19, 2014

SEO Jacksonville | Google Algorithms A Visual History

Hey there SEO Jacksonville fans. Here’s a great infographic about Google Algorithm changes, a visual history from our buds at Hubspot and Moz Nothing keeps us on our toes when doing SEO Jacksonville then the ever changing Google Algorithms. Every industry is a bit different, but when the brass at […]