It's that time again, but instead of hourly rates, the monthly maintenance plans will be going up. Check out the details below: 2018 Maintenance Plan Rates The Maintenance plans are designed to give your business a little help throughout the year at a discounted rate. I haven't raised the maintenance plan rates since I started over 6 years ago. This year is the year I had to take the jump. I've added another 'tier' to give another option for your needs. In the upcoming months, I'll be contacting everyone on a maintenance plan to discuss what plan best fits [...]
Wordpress is pretty Search Engine (and SEO) friendly. We're going to look at creating (and optimizing) Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions. We'll also go over some tips and tricks using the Yoast SEO plugin to make your website even more SEO friendly! Defining Our Terms So, when you get results in a search engine (SERP's,) you'll see a Meta Title, URL, and then Meta Description. Meta Title / SEO Title / Tag Title - This is the 'blue' part of the search result and is the Title of the Page URL - This is the URL that is displayed as a [...]
Hey Guys! It's been a while since a post and there's some new stuff to keep you up on. Sorry for the lack of posts and whatnot, but I've been busy which is great! Here's some small updates to keep you posted on. Domain Pricing Changes All right. For the first time in 5 years, I've had to update some domain prices. First up is .org & .net. The new price's are as follows: 1 - 4 years: $16 / year 5+ years: $15 / year Second is are .com's. The new pricing is as follows: 1 - 4 [...]
The upcoming week or so brings a bit of work for I Heart Blank. It's time for both monthly updates and yearly updates. I thought I'd write a quick message of somethings I Heart Blank will be doing this week. I will be updating all I Heart Blank websites with a proper "© 2017" footer. With over 90 sites to update, it's gonna take a few days. If after the next week, I somehow missed your site, please email me and I'll get it fixed right away. I have also updated most of your websites to Wordpress 4.7. I have encountered [...]
This is a (somewhat) formal announcement of hourly price increases in 2016. After much deliberation and sleepless nights I've decided what the rates will increase to next year. At the start of 2016 I Heart Blank will incorporate a two tier platform for hourly rates. Check out the details below: Premier Client Hourly Rate = $100.00 The Premier Client Rate is mostly for corporate accounts. This rate is for on-going clients who need (mostly) continual and instant updates. While I still assure delivery dates for all of my clients, Premier clients will 'be at the top of my list' [...]
Hey Guys! I Heart Blank, LLC has become a Certified Partner with Yext and is now offering a new directory / social media service. It's called PowerListings and it's pretty cool. This new service will allow you to be submitted to over 50+ directory sites across the internet...all in one-shot. Plus you can update all your listings instantly from one place. I want as many people as possible to be able to take advantage of this new service, so I'll offering PowerListings for $550 per year (for the first five years.) I don't expect the price to go up [...]
Hey Guys! Alright, let's just get it out of the way....hosting rates will be going up. We've upgraded and have far superior hosting and cannot afford to keep our rates. Don't get too upset yet, because there is a silver lining. Keep reading or jump down to 'What Does This Mean For You.' In my best efforts I've tried to think of everything to make this as easy and painless as possible. There are also a number of you out there who have 'custom / speciality' hosting packages out there. I will be contacting you in the upcoming weeks [...]
Hey guys. I finally got around to recording two new radio commercials for WRNJ Radio. Check em out below!!!
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This really cool thing happened last week. I got an email from a CCM student named Mat who was interested in interning here! We sat down and did a little interview last Friday and, as it turns out, he's pretty awesome. So, I started him today. One of his first duties (hehe) was to write a little something to introduce himself to you! So, ladies and gentleman. I'm proud to introduce you to Mat Lippiello (*sound fanfare*) Hi there. I'm Mat. Cartoonist, Graphic Designer, comic and animation buff, and doodler of random crap. I'm working with I Heart Blank [...]
Well, they are finally here. I gave a sneak-listen on Facebook a few weeks for a series of radio commercials we put together for WRNJ Radio titled "Famous Last Words." I decided to post them all on our YouTube page just in case you wanted to listen to all the commercials. Hope you enjoy em!
An article came up on Marketingprof's today about the impact of blogging and the resulting website traffic. Take a look at the graph below and you'll see what I mean. According to HubSpot (via MarketingProf's): On average, companies that publish 15 or more blog articles per month generate five times more Web traffic than companies that don't blog at all, and those that blog 9-15 times per month generate three times more traffic than companies that don't blog: Now that's a huge difference and might be the answer for you to drive more people to your website. The article also shows [...]