Archive for the ‘Wordpress’ Category

Web design Omaha – Oh yeah we moved

Posted by Eric Goodenough on November 25, 2013

web design omaha

We are thrilled to announce that fourfour media will now be rocking our web design from Omaha, Nebraska.  After 5 years of location independence we’ve decided to call Omaha home again for the foreseeable future. We love the city, the people and thank goodness there is good food here now!

We first moved to Omaha in 2000 and opened our very first business.  A coffee shop called Caffeine Dreams. We loved our shop
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Does my small business need a website?

Posted by Eric Goodenough on October 18, 2013

IMG_2989In this post we’ll walk you through the steps to take to determine if your small business really needs a website.

If you are going back and forth on whether or not your small business needs a website, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the amount of options out there. How do you filter through all the noise? How do you come up with a plan for your online presence that makes sense for your budget and your customers?

Step 1: Talk to your customers

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Easy websites for therapists

Posted by Eric Goodenough on July 30, 2013

Case study: Websites for Therapists

For many therapists and mental health professionals, figuring out people and why they do what they do is easy. The hard part is how to stand out online.

Most therapists I have talked to, (No, I’m not a nutjob, my sisters-in-law are both therapists and I know a few others) agree that therapy websites are just darn awful. The design is bad, the navigation is awful and the information can sometimes be hard to find. This bad design can be detrimental to your therapy business! Potential clients need easy access to information about your practice and need to fell that they can trust you so that you get the booking for the initial meeting.

So what’s a modern therapist to do?  Below are our quick and easy tips for creating a website for your therapy business.
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What kind of website do I need?

Posted by Eric Goodenough on July 24, 2013

what kind of website

For many small business owners, building a website for your business can be a process full of anxiety, uncertainty and stress. We regularly get asked “what kind of website do I need?”

You may or may not be familiar with the different kind of site platforms out there, WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, Joomla, just to name a few.  So how do you know what kind of website you need? What is best for your business?

When you are getting ready to build your site, what kind of site you want is important to convey to the developer/project manager. I’m going to sit down with my favorite project manager today and ask him all the questions you should ask when searching for a team to build your site.
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How to be your own SEO guru

Posted by Eric Goodenough on May 26, 2013

Today we are so thrilled to share this fabulous guest post by Bryant Jaquez on his tips on SEO. Bryant is the owner of two companies Noble Creative and RedFounder.  Bryant has the privilege helping companies grow the most important part of their business, their revenue.

Search engine optimization wizzards

Have you ever wondered how a normal person can get on top of all this “SEO” (search engine optimization) stuff? Seriously, there are millions of blog posts about SEO and there are thousands of people who claim to be SEO gurus (hint, people who actually do SEO hate the word guru.  If someone calls themselves a guru, you probably shouldn’t trust them).
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22 website ideas for your small business website makeover

Posted by Eric Goodenough on May 26, 2013

Please update your old, creaky website.  It’s time.

I don’t know about you, but I set some goals for business this coming year.  I want to launch a 2 new products, blog 2x per week and make a profit at my brand new business…just to name a few.  I also wanted to launch a new website, since the old one didn’t really work well or give my readers any idea about who I am and what my brand is about.

And as I was looking around for some inspiring website ideas…I was shocked to see how many sites have not been updated in years.  Like have you been on Nordstroms.com lately?  I swear it’s the same site from 2006.  The navigation is funky, the links are FUGLY and its just generally looking kinda old.
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WordPress – Search Everything Plugin

Posted by Eric Goodenough on February 11, 2013

On a recent project I needed to extend the WordPress search functionality to search tags, categories, pages and posts. The default search function only searches post content. Through a bit of searching I found the Search Everything plugin.

Wordpress Search Everything This plugin ties in with the default WordPress search and allows you to search everything from categories to comments. You can also exclude certain categories, posts and pages from the search. Pretty handy and painless to set up.


3 Reasons Why WordPress is Great for your Small Business

Posted by Amber Goodenough on February 08, 2011

wp-logoIt’s true many a great blog were designed on WordPress, but is WordPress great for small business?

YES!! You can also use WordPress to build a fully customizable website, in fact the post you are reading right now is on the WordPress platform.  The reason we chose WordPress for our fourfour media site is simple: it’s easy to install, it’s free, VERY customizable and it’s easy to update.

We’ve love putting our clients on WordPress because it speeds up the development process and it’s just so darn easy for our clients to use after their project is finished.
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