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Website Design and SEO Blog

Welcome to the Web Design and SEO Blog for High Level Studios.  We try to teach you something with each post so that you can use your website to bring in new customers just like we do.

Your website is the most important asset that your company has.  In a changing world, you need a site that shows the best face to your customers and has information and access included.  You can’t just use a Facebook page or an Etsy store anymore.  Advertising in the Yellow Pages doesn’t do it today.

You can’t move forward in your business or industry without a substantial web presence, and that’s what High Level Studios provides.

Businesses are built online every day, and to keep up you need a company at the forefront of each update,  that will keep your website on top of current trends online.

Modern web design aesthetics change rapidly.  What looks fresh and new today looks dated sooner than you would ever imagine.  Google and their search engine algorithms change constantly, and it’s hard for a business owner who is running their company to keep up with these changes.

Reading High Level Studios’ Web Design and SEO Blog will help you keep up, but we can do so much more for your business.

Web Design and SEO Blog

To help fight the opioid crisis, a new tool from Maps and SearchTo help fight the opioid crisis, a new tool from Maps and Search

This pilot has been made possible thanks to the hard work of many federal agencies, states and pharmacies. Companies like Walgreens and CVS Health, along with state governments in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania have been instrumental in this project, contributing data with extensive lists of public and private disposal locations. The…

Using Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra PrimaryUsing Google for Education tools to create community at Lundavra Primary

At Lundavra Primary School, students and teachers encourage parents and other local residents to visit our schools and learn about what’s happening in our classrooms. It’s important to us that we connect the Fort William community to the life of the school. To make this happen, we invite everyone in the area to “Community Cafes,”…

Amazon Advertising + Prime Pantry: What’s the deal for paid search?  

For many consumers, joining Amazon Prime is a no brainer. From free 2-day shipping to unlimited movie and TV streaming, Amazon Prime offers its members tons of benefits that make our lives easier.   Prime Pantry is one such benefit that maximizes convenience and cost savings for consumers. Prime Pantry offers grocery and household items in every day pack sizes (a single box of cereal or a single tube of toothpaste). Amazon ships these…

20 Essential Skills for Digital Marketers by @JulieJoyce

ADVERTISEMENT The digital marketing industry is comprised of individuals conducting any type of work online, whether it’s social media or email marketing. In many cases, multiple areas overlap. When I began my career in the industry, I trained as a generalist SEO so I had to handle technical issues, PPC, link building, and content creation….

7 Steps to Create Your Local Branding Strategy to Get More Traffic by @jasonhennessey

ADVERTISEMENT Whether it’s for your own business or for your clients, targeting a local market can be difficult. For one, you have to have a solid understanding of the scope of your local market and how your potential clients are searching for you, geographically. Another factor is the possibility that you are up against some…

A philosopher argues that an AI can never be an artist

On March 31, 1913, in the Great Hall of the Musikverein concert house in Vienna, a riot broke out in the middle of a performance of an orchestral song by Alban Berg. Chaos descended. Furniture was broken. Police arrested the concert’s organizer for punching Oscar Straus, a little-remembered composer of operettas. Later, at the trial,…

A Doodle honoring Steve Irwin: zookeeper, conservationist and fatherA Doodle honoring Steve Irwin: zookeeper, conservationist and father

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Terri Irwin, wife of the late Steve Irwin, who is honored in today’s Google Doodle.  Today’s Google Doodle acknowledges the life and achievements of my husband Steve Irwin, whose efforts to protect wildlife and wild places have been recognised as the most extensive of any conservationist. We…

Google UX Playbooks and Ranking Effect by @martinibuster

In a Google hangout, Google’s John Mueller was asked if the recently leaked UX Playbooks had an effect on ranking. Mueller answered that the UX Playbooks were a product of the Ads team not the search team. He then added that the UX recommendations in the UX Playbooks could have an indirect effect on ranking….

How I started a new career while raising three kids, thanks to GoogleHow I started a new career while raising three kids, thanks to Google

Editor’s Note: Since 2016, more than 73,000 people have explored new opportunities with the Google Developer scholarship, part of Grow with Google’s commitment to help people across Europe–from Hungary to rural France–succeed in the digital economy. Zuzana, a working mother from the U.K., was awarded the Google scholarship and graduated from a Udacity Nanodegree program,…

The Influence of Voice Search on Featured Snippets

Posted by TheMozTeam This post was originally published on the STAT blog. We all know that featured snippets provide easy-to-read, authoritative answers and that digital assistants love to say them out loud when asked questions. This means that featured snippets have an impact on voice search — bad snippets, or no snippets at all, and…