What Giraffe Web Accomplished in 2015

As we head into the new year, it helps to reflect on the accomplishments of 2015.  Over 100 websites were worked on/tweaked/created over the past year. This included:

  • Creating new WordPress websites
  • Creating new HTML websites
  • Becoming part of an elite Bullet Proof Local SEO group, made up of the finest group of Local SEO professionals in the world, and implementing even more local SEO for clients of Giraffe Web.
  • General maintenance/updating
  • Converting websites to be mobile responsive
  • Creating mobile web apps to complement existing websites
  • Converting HTML websites to WordPress
  • Converting Joomla websites to WordPress
  • Converting some older WordPress websites back to HTML
  • Updating numerous WordPress Plugins and WordPress updates that occur daily!
  • Moving several Websites for non-clients to new servers after accessing the security and reliability of their webservers

With not even a week into the new year, my dockets are full!  I would like to thank each and every one of my clients and referrals over the past 17 years.  I also would like to thank the wonderful online community of people who have helped answer my questions and continue to support me. Without this community, I would not be where I am today in web design and development.

Cheers to everyone on a new, positive and grateful year!

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Fix Your Bing Map in Facebook

fix-bing-map-in-facebookThis is an easy way to fix your Bing Map that displays in Facebook.

1. Hover above the right-pointing arrow and click the pencil icon to edit the section.

2. Scroll down to the address block, hover over it and click Edit.

3. For address, click on the drop down for “no street address.”

4. Click the ‘x’ to remove the state.

5. Delete the Zip Code.

6. Click “Save Changes”

7. View the page and the address and map should not be displaying, but it will show
Add street address
City State Zip
Click on the link showing above on your Facebook Page

8. Enter your correct address again.

9. Click the box at the bottom of the map if you want it to display.

10. Click “Save Changes.”

Your map should now show the correct location and match your address!

Please share if you found this helpful.

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Website Backup – Latest RipOff

WebsiteBackupWe have had several clients  contact us about paying a $70 bill to the WebsiteBackup Company. These are rip-off solicitations. Please share this with all your business contacts to let them know about this latest scam.

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Pendleton Historic Foundation

In dire need of an update and the ability to update the website easier, the Pendleton Historic Foundation made a huge change for the look and functionality of their website. Moving from a standard html website to WordPress now allows several staff members to update the website as needed.  The Foundation manages two historic homes –  Woodburn Plantation located in Pendleton and Ashtabula, located in nearby Central South Carolina.  For more information and events, please visit http://www.PendletonHistoricFoundation.org.

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Alliance Coaching & Training

Alliance Coaching & Training is a joint effort of Mighty Mouse Productions, Giraffe Web and Bickley Creative.  The client wanted to be able to update all aspects of her website if needed, so the site is created  using WordPress.  We also were able to add a booking plugin for her so she can book consultation times from the website.  Should you need any executive or leadership coaching or training with a highly personal touch, visit Alliance Coaching & Training for more information.

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When Does my Google Listing Expire?

google-businessToday another of my clients asked about their Google listing expiring. I receive  numerous requests from clients who tell me they have up to 10 calls a week telling them their Google listing is about to expire, or has already expired.  Let me set the record straight – your Google listing does not expire.

These are telemarketing calls from a company that is trying to have you pay them to list your business on Google. More than likely, your business is already on Google but may not have all the information, or all the correct information. If it is not, getting it on there is only one part of a planned search engine optimization strategy.

The next time you receive a call like this, ask them their company name – it will not be Google. Ask them what they are really trying to sell to your company. If you receive an e-mail with the same claim, send it to the trash bin.

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Diversified Resources

Diversified Resources provides Design/Build electrical contracting services to select commercial and industrial clients in South Carolina.  Another joint project by Giraffe Web, Bickley Creative & Mighty Mouse Productions, not only did our team provide a new web presence, but also new collateral material and copywriting.  For more information about Diversified Resources, visit their website at http://www.dri-sc.com.

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Earthwater Expeditions

kayaking •  paddleboarding • canoeing •  fly-fishing mountain biking • camping • & more greenville sc area

Earthwater Expeditions – kayaking • paddleboarding • canoeing • fly-fishing mountain biking • camping • & more

Anyone want to learn how to kayak or paddleboard?  Then you need to learn from the master at Earthwater Expeditions. Located close to Greenville, most classes are held on Lake Keowee.  This is a first website for the owner, who is well-known world-wide for his whitewater expertise.  For more information, visit http://www.earthwaterexpeditions.com.

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Special Moments Video

Brian Erkens needed a new website and hosting for his Wedding Video website, Special Moments Video, that reflected the professionalism and experience of his work.  In conjunction with Reel Video and Still’s graphic designer, Giraffe Web created the new look which showcases the company’s latest work.  Please visit his website at http://www.specialmomentsvideo.com and refer your friends!

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David R. Price, J.R., P.A.

Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense Attorney David Price’s website needed a slightly different look and also to show up in search results.  We took his small, 5 page website, gave it a facelift, and expanded the site to showcase his areas of practice.  In addition, we created a mobile web app for quick access for the people who use their smartphones almost exclusively.

Visit http://www.GreenvilleLegal.com to see what the David R. Price Legal firm can do to help you today!

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