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SSL Certificate upgrading to https

4 Benefits of Upgrading Your Site to HTTPS

This is a very important post for any business, organization or individual with a website. Starting now (October 2017), most sites will display a “Not Secure” warning in Google Chrome browser (and eventually others) if they have not upgraded from “http” to “https”.

4 Benefits of Upgrading Your Site to HTTPS

In order to avoid your customers seeing the warning security messages on your website, you are required to purchase a SSL Certificate. What is that exactly?



From Go Daddy:  An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key.

A certificate serves as an electronic “passport” that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

SSL Certificate upgrading to https


1. Trust – HTTPS notifies users that all data provided from the website they are visiting is trustworthy
and has not been altered.
2. Confidentiality – All all the activity completed on the website will be encrypted.
3. Protection – HTTPS protects sensitive information.
4. Search – Now, more than ever, Google Chrome is putting emphasis on HTTPS in the search ranking algorithms.


In order to purchase a SSL certificate, please contact us or your other hosting provider.

Our partner Advertising Is Simple is offering certificates (along with implementation on every page and handling redirects) as follows:

$119 for the first year, $99 for each additional one or $299 for 3 years.

Have more questions about the SSL Certificate and upgrading to HTTPS? Do not hesitate to ask!


Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

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10 SEO Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Website Redesign

10 Huge SEO Mistakes You Do Not Want to Make

Are you in the process of re-designing your website?

A website re-design should not focus solely on aesthetics; form and function should be considered, as well. A flashy exterior will not help if people can’t find your website via search or can intuitively navigate throughout your site’s pages.

While Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is in a constant state of flex, it is something you cannot afford to overlook. There is a bunch of SEO Factors to consider well before you begin your website re-design. Things such as load speed, security, schema markup and directory listings play a big part of getting your website a great online presence.

10 SEO Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Website Redesign

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7 Steps to seo success

Check Out These 7 Steps to Guaranteed SEO Success for Your Delaware Business

If you want to outsmart the competition using successful SEO Tactics, then watch this video now!

Get great results for your Delaware Business using these 7 steps to attract more search traffic to your website, giving you a great way to create more interest and connect with potential customers.

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The Battle for Internet Supremacy and Simplifying SEO

The Battle for Internet Supremacy and Simplifying SEO

The Battle for Internet Supremacy and Simplifying SEO

It’s true. Getting onto the front page of Google for your particular keywords is a battle.  Moreover, not one of those quick little skirmishes that are over in a few days, but a full out war that calls for consistent commitment of troops and evaluation of strategy.

It’s no wonder small business owners that have little time to commit to this battle, feel like they’ve lost the battle before it really even started.  The good news is that, although algorithms are in a constant state of flux, there is a constant that can help any business of any size compete.

We will get into that in a little bit, but first a little bit about search engine optimization, or SEO as it’s known in the digital arena. SEO is the number one tactic in building an online presence and getting traffic to your site. The problem is that there is such a wide variety of conflicting information regarding the topic.

While some may be good advice, it is best to start from the beginning – your website. Implementing all the right ingredients within your website is a great (and necessary) place to start. A rock solid online presence begins with the basics, with which everyone has access.

What access you ask?

Well the folks at Google have been providing website owners with a wide variety of guides and tools on ensuring that businesses build their websites with all the things it needs to earn more website traffic and visibility. Pay attention to the fundamentals and you just might take down a giant!

So go straight to Google, the 4 Star Generals of online presence, to develop your website with a SEO strategy that will get you well on the way to winning many wars to come!

The strategies that Google sanctions via their Webmaster Guidelines can have your website accrue all the right strengths it will need to compete.

Here is a summary of the most important SEO factors in 2016:**

  • Good site structure including easy to navigate pages
  • Website loads quickly and is secure
  • Website provides a good mobile responsive experience
  • Unique content and meta data for each page
  • Structured data (schema markup) to identify the type of website page
  • Well written and original that is valuable to readers
  • Verify your site with Google’s My Business (also called Google Plus or Google Local)

Google has an army of free tools for website owners to utilize in order to ascertain that their website is moving in the right direction and gaining the stamina it needs to be competitive online.

The essential Google toolkit includes:**

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Google My Business
  • Google Page Speed Insights
  • Google Mobile Friendly Test
  • Google Structured Data Testing Tool
  • Google Structured Data Markup Tool

** Thanks to WSI World for this articles inspiration and great list of tools in their article, “SEO Advice Straight From Google”, by Andre Savoie

Use these wisely and regularly to monitor, test and improve your website. Once the basics are all in place, develop an SEO action plan that will help you excel in the digital world. Incorporate things such as content creation, social media marketing, display and pay per click advertising into this plan. You’ll find that once you get all your soldiers in place, the digital battle is not so scary, after all!

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Website Makeover Tips That Will Lead Greater Lead Generation

Website Makeover Tips for Great Ways to Increase Lead Generation

Website Makeover Tips That Will Lead Greater Lead Generation

Things happen quickly in the digital world and it should come as no surprise that website design has been rapidly changing over the last few years. With google implementing their mobile-friendly algorithm that ranks those websites that are mobile optimized higher in mobile search results, as well as the explosion of consumer penchant for graphic content such a videos and visually appealing content, it has become necessary for a constant monitoring and adjustments to a company’s digital strategy.

A well-maintained website generates more leads and helps to grow business. If your website is more than a few years old, it is safe to say that you are in need of a website makeover. While redesigning your website should focus on the visual elements, form and function need to work well together. Make sure to incorporate SEO (search engine optimization) from the beginning. Building a beautiful website does you no good if no one can find it!

Chuck Bankoff, Director of Web Services for Kreative Webworks, recently authored a very helpful article on Digital Marketing Trends Titled: “5 Website Makeover Tips to Get More Leads”.

In this article he list these 5 quick website makeovers that can help kick-start your website makeover:

1. Add Customer Testimonials
2. Use a Responsive Design
3. Test Multiple Landing Pages
4. Include an Explainer Video
5. Provide Calls to Action on Every Page

Click Here to Read the full article.

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‘Expert’s Guide to Flushing Your Website Budget Down the Toilet’

New to Internet Marketing? Start With the Basics

Marketing a small business online can be daunting when you barely have time to run your business. There is a cacophony of advice out there — wading through it all to get to the core of what can make your business more visible on the internet can be frustrating, leaving you in a state of inaction.

As a small to mid-sized marketing agency, we advise business owners to start with the basics. If the foundation is not in place, there is nothing to build on. The foundation of any business in today’s world begins with the company’s website. A website doesn’t have to be fancy; it has to do the job. Most of all, it has to be mobile-friendly. Well over half of all searches are done via a mobile phone.

That is where taking the time to determine what purpose your website serves is paramount to creating a solid foundation for your marketing endeavors. Put yourself in your customer’s shoes and look to create a web property that makes it simple for them to engage with your products and/or services.

Having clear call-to-actions and simple contact forms is an important aspect of a well-thought out website. Sure, there are some very intricate website designs out there that look impressive at first. But if they don’t flow well or tell your story, it’s like buying a beautiful pair of shoes that don’t fit your feet.

Internet users have become more sophisticated and expect more from a website – take the time to determine and meet their expectations and you’ll be on your way to growing your business. Fail to do so – then be ready to crash and burn.

Check out this ‘Expert’s Guide to Flushing Your Website Budget Down the Toilet’ before it’s too late!

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7 Steps to Making Your Website a Success

7 Steps to Making Your Website a Success

Advertising your business is a big part of growing your business. But if you don’t have all your ducks in a row, you could be wasting your advertising dollars. To be a success, you need a website that works for you and allows your customers to get what they need.

Many companies invest large amounts of money into their websites without a thought to what purpose it might serve and what objectives they need to meet. If you’s like to get your website up to par, check out our video on the 7 Steps to Making Your Website a Success. 

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Check out this infographic on ‘Web Design State You Can’t Ignore in 2016’

If You’re a Digital Marketing Hater, You’ll Want to Read This

There is a group of souls out there that are huge ‘Haters’ when it comes to digital marketing and non-believers of the importance of making their brand visible on the internet. They think that things such as search engine optimization and social media marketing is a type of cyber voodoo.

These are the ones who slap up a website every decade or so and think that it is enough. Well I’m here to tell them that not only is it NOT enough, it actually might be more to their detriment to have an old outdated website than no website at all.

Web design, as all things digital, evolves quickly and even some of the websites that were popular a few years back are not keeping up with the warp speed of digital marketing.

Yes, there are a slew of unethical ‘self-claimed’ SEO specialists out there promising the moon when it comes to web design and optimization. According to them they ‘can fairly quickly promote your website to the top of search rankings’ for organic search on Google, Yahoo and MSN. I think every website owner receives at least one of these stock emails on a weekly basis.

These are the ones giving hard-working SEO specialists and web designers a bad name. This doesn’t mean that SEO and web design doesn’t matter. It matters more now than it did a few years ago. With google consistently updating their SERP (Search Engine Results Pages) algorithms, those businesses that stay on top of digital marketing trends will ultimately reap the benefits.

Want to know the secret to getting to the top of search rankings? I can tell you it is a combined cohesive digital marketing plan that begins with a well optimized and thought out website. Your website is the central hub for marketing your business on the internet.

Would you let your brick and mortar store fall apart, allowing it to look shabby and dated? Don’t store owners consistently re-evaluate how they present their merchandise and have ‘Call-to-Actions’ throughout the store?

Why on earth would anyone nowadays believe that a stagnate website designed in the last decade is appropriate, or better yet, good enough?

Check out this infographic on ‘Web Design State You Can’t Ignore in 2016’

Check out this infographic on ‘Web Design State You Can’t Ignore in 2016’

Above all else, a website should be built with your customer base in mind. Once you identify your ‘buyer persona’, a website should be designed to reach, engage and convert your audience.

If you would like to find out more about how Famous WSI Results can help with any or all of your marketing strategies for 2016, get in touch.

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