New Support System at AshWebStudio

New support policies Since we started AshWebStudio back in 2007, we have accumulated a lot of great clients. However, as we add more clients that means we support more clients. When we first started it was not an issue for one person to maintain our client base with an extremely quick turnaround (often times within […]

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Email: POP vs IMAP

We offer web hosting services here at AshWebStudio and along with that comes email hosting. This allows our clients to have account@yourdomain.com which looks much more professional than pinkballerina47@hotmail.com. Many people don’t realize there are two ways to access your email – and I don’t mean Outlook and Webmail. What is POP access? Accessing your […]

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Google’s Panda / Farmer Update: What it means for you

Google recently updated their search result algorithm which they do frequently. However, this update was a bit bigger than normal and has seemed to affect quite a few websites (11.8% according to Google). What changed? This update was intended to make corrections for sites that put extremely poor quality content on their websites. For sites […]

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Domain names for SEO

Matt Cutts, the best connection us web developers have to the insides of Google, recently posted a video about domain names in terms of SEO. Many companies face the decision to get a URL that is short, simple and easily brandable/usable or a domain that has targeted keywords in it to help with SEO. Keyword […]

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Don’t chase Google’s algorithm

When it comes to SEO, many of our clients don’t know what it takes to rank well. There are a ton of factors that Google uses to determine how it ranks websites from the content on your page to links from other websites to yours. The algorithm Google uses is always changing, almost weekly. So […]

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E-commerce options

There are many ways to setup an e-commerce website. Each platform has it’s pros, cons and cost for a web design company like AshWebStudio to setup for you. We have used many, many different platforms in our time and have narrowed them down to a select few which seems to work best for our clients. […]

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I want to talk to someone, now.

When I contact a company about a service, I want to be able to speak to someone who actually knows what is going on and speak to them right away. Consistently when I call potential service providers lately, I get someone who doesn’t seem to know much about their own services or processes. They want […]

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Hourly rates mean (next to) nothing in web design

We get a lot of requests from people asking us to quote with an hourly rate. Sometimes they insist we only give them an hourly rate. We’re told this is so they can compare pricing from multiple companies. The problem with this is just because one company has a lower hourly rate doesn’t mean they […]

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How we do backups

Backing up data is very important. Especially when you have tons of files created for paying clients. I recently had a hard drive crash and if it wasn’t for the multiple backup methods I use, we could have been in serious trouble. First, we use something called ForeverSave to ensure that we are always saving […]

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Tweet Tweet, Real-time Search Update

Over the past couple of years we have seen the emergence of several new ways to stay in touch with friends and in turn many people have begun using these tools to promote their businesses as well.  This trend has become so prevalent in fact that a new style of search has been born to […]

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