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2020 Ecommerce Trends

2020 Ecommerce Trends Designed To Boost Sales

Whether you have a full WooCommerce retail store, or use a simple plugin to sell SaaS packages on your WordPress site, take note of these ecommerce trends we’re seeing for the coming year. Implementing some of these on your website can improve your customers’ experience and ultimately boost sales.   Subscription-Based Models Vs. One-Off Purchases […]

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Optimize for Voice Search

How To Optimize Content For Voice Search

Over the past decade, voice search has exploded onto the digital space, and its impact is only growing. Including voice search optimization in our existing SEO strategies has become a necessity, rather than an option. Voice recognition is constantly improving and nearing 100% accuracy, and people are now comfortable asking questions and making demands of […]

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WordPress Page Builders

WordPress Page Builders – What to Know Before You Choose

Visual page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, Thrive and WPBakery have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. Their drag-and-drop simplicity makes it easy for website owners and developers alike to create modern, sophisticated layouts without the need to learn any code. But there are some drawbacks to using page builders that […]

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Best Web Development Agency

How to Find the Right Web Development Agency for You

If you’re ready to launch a new website for your business, but aren’t sure where to start, one key consideration is whether to hire a web development agency. While it costs more to have a custom site created, the business outcome can be well worth the investment. But how can you tell which website development […]

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Critical Website Project Questions

Focus Your Web Project with Critical Questions

Investing in your website can be a wonderful opportunity for your business. Much of today’s business takes place online, even outside of the purchase process, so your website and digital footprint deserve attention. Today’s post focuses on the questions to ask before you dive into a website project. A custom website requires resources (time, money, […]

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Focus Your Branding Strategy

Strategic Branding & How to Get Started Fast

Branding is key to all businesses – particularly those in highly competitive markets. Without a strong brand, it’s difficult for your business to stand out. While some associate “brand” with “logo,” know that your brand extends beyond one creative asset. Your brand reflects everything about your business, which is why being thoughtful matters. Developing a […]

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SEO Services

3 Crucial SEO Myths to Watch for in 2019

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a digital marketing topic that has been shrouded in mystery for as long as it has been around. Businesses know that SEO is important, but they often struggle to understand it and to keep up with SEO trends. PixelPeople specializes in SEO for custom websites, so we see first […]

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Knowledge Sharing through Content Marketing

3 Tips for Growing Your Business through Knowledge Sharing

How often do you agree to buy a product or service from a business you know nothing about? Likely, it’s important for you to research, explore, and understand where your money is going before you buy. It’s no different for your potential customers. So one way for your business to connect with potential customers is […]

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Ecommerce Website Development by PixelPeople

Website Launch: The Mulch Center

The Mulch Center is a leading manufacturer and provider of premium landscaping materials and soil products, with several locations throughout the Chicago area. They offer a large selection of mulch, soils, and aggregates, for both residential and commercial customers. Despite their offline success, the client previously had no way for customers to request quotes or order […]

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User Experience

Why You Should Never Underestimate User Experience

Marketing is required to attract new customers and make people aware of your business. But what happens once a customer lands on your website? How much time have you spent evaluating the customer experience after he or she sees your marketing? When you don’t have processes, messaging, and clear next steps in place, your marketing […]

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Brand Development Process

How to Stand Out from Competitors with Effective Digital Branding

Whether you have an established brand, want to rebrand or re-launch, or are starting from scratch, the branding process is just that—a process. Your brand is what immediately differentiates you from competitors, and as we’ve mentioned, your brand goes far beyond graphic design. When you’re making strategic brand updates, approach your project with intention. Below […]

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Website Redesign

Expert Advice for a Powerful Website Revamp

If you’re scaling a successful business, you know that your website is never finished. It should be monitored, maintained, and optimized as your business grows. When updating your website, start by evaluating your brand, your business goals, and your functional needs. You don’t have to have all the answers (in fact – you likely won’t!). […]

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Website Maintenance

3 Essential Website Tasks You May Be Neglecting

Your website is the forefront of your business. Do you give it the attention it deserves? All websites require regular maintenance in three key areas to ensure they’re performing their best. Unfortunately, backend upkeep is not immediately obvious to your website visitors. As a result, it’s often ignored. We want to share the reasons why […]

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Social Media Best Practices

Social Media Best Practices for Growing Your Audience

When using social media for your business, start with prioritization. You can’t be everywhere at once and create quality content for every platform (especially if you’re just starting!). If you know your customer demographic, explore what social media platform is right for your business. Below we’ve outlined a few of the largest, most used social […]

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WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg Editor

A Major WordPress Update Is Coming – Is Your Website Ready?

December 6th is the latest targeted rollout date for WordPress 5.0, which includes the all-new Gutenberg editor. Gutenberg will provide radically new and different ways for WordPress website owners to edit and layout their page content–but it may create challenges for WordPress themes and plugins that are not ready for this major overhaul.   What is […]

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Website Optimization

5 Practical Suggestions to Strengthen Your Website & Data

Your website is an ongoing project. It’s not a task to check off, but instead a tool to regularly optimize. If your website is difficult to navigate, not secure, or not optimized for SEO, then you’re not putting your best foot forward. Endless competition exists online, so be sure you keep up with industry standards […]

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Marketing Lead Magnet

How to Grow Your Business with Lead Generation

All businesses want regular, qualified potential customers to keep their products or services top of mind. But it’s challenging to get in front of the right customers at the right time. When you identify an ideal customer, you don’t always have clarity about where they are in the purchasing process. Are they ready to buy […]

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Website Redesign for Performance Gear Systems

Website Launch: Performance Gear Systems

Performance Gear Systems (PGS) provides precision gear design, engineering, manufacturing, and QA services to clients around the world, in a wide variety of industries–from automotive, to household consumer products, to industrial applications. PGS has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years, and needed to update their website to reflect how their staff, their facilities, and their […]

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Automating Customer Service

Useful Tech Tools to Help Boost Customer Engagement

Are you leveraging technology to enhance your customer engagement? Many tech resources are available that allow you to serve your customers better. Beyond service, these tools also inform your business decisions with data. How consumers interact with businesses have changed. People expect fast, customized communication more than ever. How have you changed your business practices […]

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Video Marketing

The Power of Video Marketing & Why You Need to Get Started

If you haven’t already considered how to use video in your digital strategy, now is a good time to start. Major social media players continue to add features that highlight & promote video. Video clips are highly engaging for viewers and provide brands with exceptional new ways to get creative. Read our thoughts on why […]

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Digital Marketing

Why You Need a Professional “Off-Site, In-House Creative Team”

Who’s leading the strategy, creative direction, and technical execution of your company’s marketing efforts? If you’re the owner of a small- to medium-sized startup business, odds are, it’s you. But have you stopped to consider your qualifications for the job? And are you honestly devoting as much time as you should to this crucial aspect […]

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SEO Agency PixelPeople

10 Quick and Valuable Tips for Better SEO

Optimizing your website’s SEO is powerful for many reasons. Any business can influence its organic (unpaid) search engine visibility based on audience searches and website content. While SEO may feel complex, you should not ignore it as part of your marketing strategy. With marketing, you put a message out that hopefully reaches your target audience–but […]

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Graphic Design Services

How Strong Graphic Design Supports Business Growth

A professional designer may seem like a luxury for a small business, but graphic design must be part of your overall strategy. Graphic design can either support your brand, or it can detract from the perception of what you offer. You know the difference when you see it — good design vs. design that leaves […]

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Brand Development and Trademarks

The Value of Intellectual Property when Launching Your Business

When establishing a new company, there are several steps you should take as part of the process. One of the most important pieces of building your business is creating a brand that connects with your customers. This requires considerable time, planning, and resources, so it’s important to know that what you build can be protected. […]

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Social Media Marketing

Focus Your Social Media: Fundamentals for Small Businesses

Entire businesses are built and run on social media. Because social tools are available for little or no cost, all businesses can leverage social to grow in meaningful ways. What is your current social media strategy? How do you organize your content & your team? What Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are you tracking towards your […]

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