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When Should You Hire a Digital Ad Agency?

Thursday Apr 14, 2016

The world of online advertising is always evolving, and with that comes a change in consumer habits and interests. To stay relevant in online marketing, it has become exceedingly important to have a digital advertising agency to take care of your online marketing needs. This is especially true if you’re new to internet advertising, are not fairly tech savvy, or are just busy trying to oversee your business. If that’s you, it’s imperative that you look into hiring an agency.

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A digital ad agency specializes in online advertisement and takes care of all the logistics and research behind reaching your target market. They’ve done the research and know what needs to be done. It takes a team of educated professionals to setup a proper ad campaign. Not only that, but an agency will also have the tools, contacts, and resources necessary to produce, monitor, and adapt your ad campaign to ensure maximum outreach.

By allowing a professional digital agency to manage your online marketing campaign, you will free up valuable time which would be better spent on growing your business. Online marketing is a full-time job for a group of seasoned experts who specialize in advertising. It would be impossible for you keep your ads relevant in a rapidly changing environment while managing the other aspects of your business. Leaving your online advertising to the experts is an investment in the growth of your business and money well spent.


Sticky Web Media is a digital marketing agency in Los Angeles with an emphasis on SEO and Web marketing techniques.

Why Colocation Is Right for You

Tuesday Sep 8, 2015

By Rack Alley

Every company is different. Even your closest competitor has a lot of unique features. Still, it’s fair to say that most companies also have plenty in common too. For example, you all have to offer some kind of service or product in exchange for money. Many have a storefront of some sort, but all need to have a web presence these days. Not having a website would be nearly unimaginable, even if you do most of your business in person.

Rackalley2That being said, every company has different needs where their website is concerned. This is why most Los Angeles web hosting companies have several different packages to choose from: so they can meet as many demands as possible.

This is also why Los Angeles colocation makes so much sense. With colocation, you can basically use a hosting company’s infrastructure to build the perfect solution for your business’ unique needs. Amongst many other things, this means that you’ll have IT support around the clock to take your calls and respond to emergencies. There’s just no other cost-effective way to go about doing this in your own building. Plus, as time goes on and your needs change, your hosting solution can easily change with them, whatever they may be.


While you have plenty of options for LA web hosting none will compare to Rack Alley. Server hosting in Los Angeles doesn’t get any better than them. Amongst other things, they can provide colocation, which is more affordable and custom-made.

Ecommerce Strategies for Your Website

Friday Aug 22, 2014

By Secure Net Shop

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Do you have an eCommerce website? Has it been underperforming or otherwise not getting you the kind of revenues you had hoped for? A lot of people are in the same boat. Many get sold a pack of lies when they start their website. They’re told it will be easy and that money will flow like it’s coming right out of the tap the moment you go live.

Unfortunately, it takes more than just a web presence these days. For example, you also need an internet shopping cart. It’s vital to the performance of your site. And you don’t just need any of the many shopping cart systems out there, you need the best one possible. The one that will provide the most security and the best look of the product your customer is about to buy.

You also need great copy to accompany all your products and services. It’s not just about sales copy, it’s about speaking in a tone and with words your market will be able to relate to.

So if your site is drowning right now, don’t give up. You can always turn things around.


No matter what kind of business you run, in the digital age, you absolutely must have a web presence or your sales will suffer and eventually, you’ll probably be beat out by competition. However, a website isn’t enough. So head over to SecureNetShop and purchase an ecommerce shopping cart that can handle all your store’s needs and then some.

The Secret to Preserving Your Reputation Online

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Article submitted by Reputation Fixers.


Wondering how Coca-Cola or Apple have such a huge following? It’s all about branding, which is merely an extension of reputation management. With these techniques, you’ll reach audience members outside your sphere of influence. You also brand yourself as reliable, trustworthy, and a leader in your industry. Read on for tips to harness the power of reputation management. Read the rest of this entry »

SEO Basics: The Value of Keyword Research and Analysis

Friday Aug 3, 2012

Successful search engine marketing techniques aim to please the major search engines as well as the people who use them. This balancing act is especially important when it comes to developing content on your site. According to Google, website content has to be useful and relevant in order to attract visitors as well as quality links. And this means adding keywords.


One of the ways to develop high-quality content is to incorporate keywords into your text; keywords are the words people type into search engines to find your pages. But how do you know which words and phrases are most commonly used to find your site? This is where proper keyword research and analysis comes into the picture.

Although Google suggests merely coming up with the words users would type to find your pages, there is a more sophisticated approach to keyword research. Using a blend of tools designed for this purpose, your SEO agency can research and analyze information to find the most important keywords in your industry. These tools can help you find the words that will bring the most traffic to your site. Some companies use proprietary in-house keyword research tools as well as third-party tools. By the end of the research, you will be provided with a list of the top keywords, and the opportunity to begin incorporating them into the text.

Proper keyword research is a Google-friendly practice that will help your website gain rankings in the major search engines as well as satisfy your customers.

Article submitted by Richard Yong of www.SEOBuild.net

Email Security

Wednesday Aug 5, 2009

Past upheavals in countries including Iran and Burma have highlighted the difficulty of getting uncensored news into and out of countries with heavily controlled Internet access. But government researcher Sho Ho told a panel at the recent Defcon conference about research on a program that would make it extremely difficult for governments to block citizens from sending or receiving information.

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Feed Over Email is essentially a proxy-less RSS feed that can be delivered through Web based mail programs like Gmail. If both the client and mail server can send and receive encrypted email, foreign governments will have trouble using deep packet filtering to block certain keywords.

While research is still beginning and Ho said that funding is still needed, this could be a huge breakthrough in providing email security to bloggers, reformers and average citizens in countries with restrictive or draconian personal privacy restrictions.

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What Makes a Good Icon Design? (Part II)

Wednesday Aug 13, 2008

Last time we talked a little bit about the mistakes that people often make in icon design. Yes, even art can contain mistakes—particularly in the field of icon design, where the whole point of a professional icon is to enhance functionality and the user experience.


This week, we’ll continue our discussion of good icon design by focusing on what makes a design effective. This time our tips come from PSDTUTS.com, a blog/website that offers Photoshop tutorials. In “7 Principles of Effective Design,” Sean Hodge touches on some of the same ideas as the Turbomilk article, but he also notes the importance of using consistent lighting and a limited perspective. Read more of Sean’s tips here. To view a professionally produced icon library, visit www.professional-icons.com.

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What Makes a Good Icon Design? (Part I)

Thursday Aug 7, 2008

Icon design is deceptively simple. Professional web icons translate well because they’ve specifically been designed to do so while still complementing the user interface. An effective icon is, among other things, clear, sized appropriately, and consistent with other icons.


Turbomilk, a Russian visual interface design company, has posted “10 Mistakes in Icon Design” on its eponymous blog. Number one is, of course, not enough differentiation between icons, even stock icons. Due to the small size, it’s easy to confuse similar icons for one another, which can frustrate the user’s experience. Other interesting observations include overcrowding icons with too many images, adding unnecessary perspective and shadows, and not accounting for national/cultural differences in objects (such as a mailbox). To read the full article, click here.

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Sites for sore eyes demand a dose of simplicity

Monday Jun 2, 2008

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Their designers may think they’re masterpieces but many Web pages are actually as ugly as a bucketful of hammers.
A couple of times this year I have written about innovative Australian Web design companies. On each occasion I was deluged with emails from other Web designers. Now, I can’t write about everyone, but there are a lot of people doing some very good things with Web design. But there are a lot of people who aren’t. I surf the Web a fair bit, and I’m also in the middle of editing a book about e-commerce and the use of the Internet for business. It amazes me the number of lousy Web sites there are, many of them from large organisations capable of much better. Read the rest of this entry »

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Net profit

Wednesday May 28, 2008

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The dot com crash doesn’t mean the end of Web design prospects, writes Natasha Skrivankova.
A few years ago, if you had even a slightly creative bent, and knew what HTML stood for, you were on the autobahn of Web design the cyber expressway to big bikkies and online cred. Read the rest of this entry »

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