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Smack Happy Design Receives 2022 Website Design Award

By Danielle Iera | May 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO May 19, 2022 — Smack Happy Design has been selected for the 2022 San Francisco Award in the Web Site Design & Services category by the San Francisco Award Program. Each year, the San Francisco…

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5 Reasons Why WordPress Plugins Break Your Website

By Danielle Iera | April 19, 2022

It’s not always easy to prevent conflicts between WordPress plugins. Read about the 5 reasons why they break your site and how to prevent it.

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5 Common Myths About Accessibility Overlays

By Danielle Iera | March 27, 2022

Myth: Adding an accessibility overlay to my website will help prevent my business from litigation. Based on our recently discovered learnings at the Accessibility Plus conference, the resounding answer is, “No.” Why? Fully automated testing using an overlay cannot be…

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The Value of a Care Plan

By Heather Bauer | March 15, 2022

In this fast-paced, instant-gratification society your website’s visitors assume that your website is always accurate, current, and reliable. However, most businesses don’t have someone on staff dedicated to the care and keeping of their website. Just like a furry friend,…

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Build a WordPress Site Without Tedious Hosting

By Danielle Iera | March 9, 2022

Why Consider Managed WordPress Hosting? Today, websites have become an integral part of every business. Your business website acts as a marketing tool and an online business card. A well-performing website provides customers with information about your business and the…

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Smack Happy Design Receives 2022 San Francisco Award

By Danielle Iera | March 3, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smack Happy Design Receives 2022 San Francisco Award San Francisco Award Program Honors the Achievement SAN FRANCISCO February 25, 2022 — Smack Happy Design has been selected for the 2022 San Francisco Award in the Graphic Design…

How to Choose a WordPress Website Maintenance Service for Businesses

How to Choose a WordPress Website Maintenance Service for Businesses

By Danielle Iera | January 20, 2022

But how can you know if a WordPress and website maintenance service is the right choice for you? Read on to learn all about the most important things to look for when picking the right managed services for your WordPress site!

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ADA & the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Online

By Danielle Iera | November 14, 2021

ADA: What is it and what’s my website got to do with it? Before we can understand how websites may be affected by web accessibility laws and policies, it may help to review a summary of the acts and legislation…

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What’s the Best WordPress Hosting Service? It Depends.

By Viktor Angelopoulos | November 11, 2021

If you’re looking for a quick and cheap WordPress Hosting Service—this post isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking for a full-scale hosting solution that helps you sleep at night while your website stays online, secure, and reliable, you’ve come…

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Core Web Vitals: A Simplified Approach to Improve 3 Scores

By Danielle Iera | July 30, 2021

Algorithm updates have 1 purpose: to help a person find exactly what they seek. Web Vitals are really no different. Here’s our approach…

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How to Increase Your Website Traffic with SEO

By Diane Pauley | June 21, 2021

We recently had the chance to sit down with Marc Brookland, CEO, and founder of SEO Locale, to hear firsthand what businesses should be looking for in an SEO agency. If you want to bring quality traffic to your website,…

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Need to Track Website Leads? Use KPIs!

By Nicole Hanusek | June 15, 2021

Focus your efforts on the areas of our business that matter most. Start tracking website leads and KPI’s by downloading this easy-to-use template.

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How to Use Content Marketing to Connect with Your Audience

By Diane Pauley | April 18, 2021

People love to consume content. And it’s everywhere these days. Most of us are glued to screens from the time we wake up until we fall asleep at night. The internet is where we get our information, get hooked on…

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Optimize Your Website Like a UX Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Danielle Iera | April 8, 2021

Mastering Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will help you generate more targeted traffic. But, it’s not enough to just optimize for search engines alone. Thousands of people could flock to your website, but do they stay? And if they remain, are they having a good time?

2 Surefire Ways to Reach Your Target Audience Online

2 Surefire Ways to Reach Your Target Audience Online

By Diane Pauley | April 4, 2021

Knowing your target audience is one thing. Knowing how to reach them online is another. If you want to reach your target audience online, you need to learn what makes them tick. What do they love? What are they afraid…

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Three Ways to Identify Your Target Audience

By Diane Pauley | February 24, 2021

In 2021, people crave authenticity more than anything else. They want to know what brands stand for and if they can align with those brand values. At the end of the day, people don’t want to be sold to –…

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Branding Your Business: Make an Impression that Lasts

By Diane Pauley | January 24, 2021

Branding isn’t one size fits all. Every business has a specific voice, tone, and style that should be represented in its branding. With the right branding, a company can distinguish itself, stand out, and make a long-lasting impression – even…

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How Practicing Creative Thinking Can Propel Us Forward

By Danielle Iera | January 17, 2021

Yes, you are and can be creative. My mother always said, “I am not creative. I can’t even draw a stick figure…” and each time, it sounded more and more like she had stated a simple fact about herself. However,…

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3 Ways to Practice Clever and Creative Thinking

By Danielle Iera | January 17, 2021

Back to Basics: 3 Ways to Practice Clever and Creative Thinking If we want to support our customers, family, friends, colleagues, or anyone with any issue – actively listening has and will always help us find the solutions we need…

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Inside Look: How Smack Happy Came to Be

By Diane Pauley | January 3, 2021

One Woman’s Entrepreneurial Journey: An inside look at how Smack Happy came to be. The start of any business is unique. Behind every business is someone who decided to take the leap to start something new. And for Smack Happy,…