Web Design

Looking for web design tips and best practices for your online service-based brand? On the blog, you can find actionable web design tips to help you stand out online!

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6 Web Design Mistakes to Avoid (If You Want Great SEO)

Our mission at Southern Creative is to help service-based brands gain more visibility through strategic WordPress websites paired with SEO. SO often, people come to us with a site full ...
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How to use stock photography from Haute Stock on Your Website

Choosing the right visuals can make all the difference in connecting with your ideal clients online. Whether you opt for stock photography or invest in custom brand photography, you’ll want ...
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5 Tips to perfect Header Tag Optimization

If you’ve ever posted content to your own website, you’ve probably noticed that you have many formatting options when it comes to organizing information on the page. But did you ...
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Stephanie O'Keefe, working on the phases of a website redesign strategy for WordPress website client.

Get Your Perfect Website with 7 Phases of a Website Redesign

94% of potential clients’ first impressions relate directly to your website’s design, so if your website isn’t working for you, that’s a pretty big deal!  But even when you know ...
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Things to Check on Your Website Yearly

It's that special time of year again – time to give our websites a little TLC and gear up for a fantastic year ahead. Last year, I shared some of ...
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Is a One Page Website Right for You?

When should newbie service-based business owners launch a website? Figuring out the answer can be challenging! There’s no hard and fast rule for the “right” time to launch your first ...
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Do I Need a WordPress Web Designer?

So it’s time to build a new website for your business, and you’re wondering if you should hire a WordPress web designer or if it's OK to DIY! If you’re ...
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3 About Page Mistakes to Avoid (and How to Fix Them!)

Did you know that the About Page is the second most often visited page on most people's websites, coming in second only to the homepage? Not only that - in ...
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How to Switch to Google Analytics 4

If you’ve been using Google Analytics to track website traffic, there’s a big change coming soon - and you need to be prepared! Google is moving all analytics users to ...
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What is the Difference Between WordPress and Wix

So you're ready to create a new website for your small business, but where do you start? Let's be real; with so many website platforms out there, it's easy to ...
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