Sitelinks also factor into your ad rank, and can influence the position of your ad on search page. Ad Rank previously took into account your max cost-per-click (CPC) and quality score, and now ad extensions and formats are another component of the calculation. Seems like a no-brainer to implement, right? Surprisingly, many clients are still not… Continue reading Good one on Sitelinks
We’re currently fixing a set of issues with a shopping cart created through a different developer for a local client. They did a pretty good job but forgot about session timeouts. A lot of developers gloss over this aspect of their ecommerce site and unfortunately customers pay the price. Sessions are what is created to… Continue reading Session Timeouts
Livewire Seminars are the perfect way to collect everything you need to know to do your own website optimization. We have what it takes to put your site on page 1 and we’ll teach you all of the not-so-secret info. Where to go, what to do, and how to make it all work. Currently hosted… Continue reading Date for our next Seminar is 4/8
A cute website for a really neat childrens’ book series by budding biologist. Their new website is responsive, meaning it is mobile ready and will display correctly across all devices and all browsers. Integrated web store and using the latest in HTML 5 and CSS3 media queries. Cloud cover on the background is 100% CSS… Continue reading Budding Biologist has a new website
No matter how small your business is, you need to be on mobile. There are more mobile users these days than traditional desktop/laptop users, so the benefit is apparent. If your website is not mobile ready, you are at a distinct disadvantage. First, the user will probably have a slow experience on a mobile device… Continue reading No Business is too Small for Mobile
Glad to have Insurency on board with the Livewire team. We did not make their website but we’ll be doing their Internet marketing. We have a great plan for them and will be proud to be competing alongside huge names like Geico and Progressive. It’s quite the challenge but we’re up for it. Their program… Continue reading Insurency SEO
We have 6 new apps coming out over the next few months. Very excited to roll these out – unfortunately we can’t give you too many details but we have a couple apps geared toward attorneys and the legal industry, one that deals with product shipping and another that connects businesses with first time customers… Continue reading New apps coming down the pipe
Back in the day a simple website could get away with an on-page sitemap. Just a simple list of pages somewhere on the site. Not so much anymore. Sitemaps – at least the ones we intend for search engines to look at – are all internal. We use a programming scheme called XML to create… Continue reading Sitemaps
John Pailing and I have been hard at work upgrading what is already an incredible website. We have made several layout changes and are playing with a few ideas that will really add to the depth and relevance of the site. It is truly an honor to be a part of history in such a… Continue reading Thomas Jackson Updates
At Livewire, we definitely understand what value means. As primarily a B2B driven business we know that value goes beyond a ROI, although that is incredibly important. A proper return on investment is the measuring stick by which most business owners value our services, and that is totally fine with us. We always knock it… Continue reading Understanding Value
What’s worse than these dang North Florida love bugs? Having a poor website, for one. A website should be like the dream employee . It should never call in sick, treat your customers properly and get them the information and the attention the require each and every time. What’s worse than 97 degrees and 90%… Continue reading What’s Worse?
We’ve built all kinds of shopping carts – many from the ground up. Experienced with all the third party vendors – zencart, opencart, xcart, etc… we know that clients need something completely customized sometimes. Many shopping carts are simply to complicated for some clients to use – also a case where a customized shopping cart… Continue reading Jquery XML Shopping Cart
Head on over to livewiregeeks on your mobile device It’s our new mobile site based on Chalis iwebapp – a powerful framework that works well across the board. Livewire mobile has everything our main website has but is built for mobile devices. A custom redirect script detects whether a user is accessing the website via a… Continue reading New Mobile SIte
This is responsive website with layout originally conceived by HTML5. Clean and simple, it is just what the doctor, er, lawyer ordered. Matt needed something up quick, but didn’t have to sacrifice quality. WIthin 2 days we had a simple design up that he can be proud of. Because it’s responsive, it will display correctly on… Continue reading Matt Birk has a new website
Took a look at Raven SEO tools today. Really, not all that impressed. They have a good price but it mostly looks like you’re just hooking up other services to be managed in one location. That’s valuable in and of itself, but not really what we’re looking for with SEO management software. We’ve gone back… Continue reading Raven Tools
Take a peak at our main website’s new look! We’re proud to present a brand new layout and style for Livewire Web Design. We work hard on your websites, so we took a few days to upgrade ours – we added a new optimization center that gives prices and information about our SEO gainesville web… Continue reading Our New Look
Since SEO is our specialty – we know what it takes to put a website on page 1. When American Metals came to us they were back past page 10 for a lot of their keywords and getting about 50 users per month on average on the website. Today we’re #1 or #2 in nearly… Continue reading SEO Update: American Metals
Good Call Commander! You should absolutely be suspicious of SEO firms these days. The industry is unfortunately saturated with unscrupulous, downright devious companies that prey on unsuspecting business owners attempting to better their rankings. They pump your site full of fluff and post thousands of links around their web of interconnected spam sites. We’re not… Continue reading Should you be wary of SEO firms?
We are database junkies. Simply put, you can’t beet the flexibility and scalability that databases offer us in the web design world. We prefer using MySQL which is the most common database for web projects. It integrates with PHP perfectly and together there is simply nothing more powerful. There is nothing you can’t do, but… Continue reading Database Projects
Lots of new fun with CSS3. CSS makes styling web pages a snap. Now CSS3, the third “version”, allows for incredibly robust styling possible. For instance, background gradients are a breeze when before developers had to create them as images or use CSS ‘hacks’ to accomplish those goals. The standards allow us to rely less… Continue reading CSS3
NEW!! Sally is one of a kind and so is her business. She really takes the time to put out a quality product and we wanted to give her that same high quality standard with her website that she is used to. FPB has some fantastic bread – I try to get there every other… Continue reading The Flour Pot Bakery has a new website.
Here’s what’s been going on at Livewire in the last few weeks – because, well, why not? It’s a blog ,isn’t it? Finishing up the LDM iphone app – which has been a big project that has presented us with some unique challenges. The Android version is likely to come out even before the iphone… Continue reading What we’ve been up to lately
New clients start today: Mcgriff Williams Insurance has decided to start a new campaign for online insurance quotes. We’ll be providing a key marketing role with their new website: INSURENCY.com They have the very latest in online quotes and are attempting to break into a heavily saturated market filled with big time players. We have… Continue reading New Beginnings: Mcgriff WIlliams Insurance
When hiring a developer, many people don’t know what questions they should be asking – if they knew, then they’d probably be doing the work themselves, right? First and foremost – ask for examples of previous projects. The surefire way to weed out the novices is to look at their previous work. How much of… Continue reading What You Should be Asking
Warrington Heating and Air is a great company and they made a great choice coming to us for their website needs. Previously they had been with a company out of California. They were not happy with the results thus far. Their website was out of date, never worked on, and their SEO was in shambles.… Continue reading Warrington Heating and Air Has a New Website
Website is complete on Howe Development. Now for phase 2 – integrating a simply, custom CMS so they can update content on parts of the site. No need for wordpress – we can easily do a custom solution for those cases where a client only needs to control small portions of their websites. For Rick,… Continue reading Howe Development Has a New Website
We’re offering ‘starter’ websites for as little as $175 in the coming months. This will get you everything you need, including shopping cart, to start selling online. Our targets are small, home based businesses. We understand that they don’t have a lot of capital to invest in a website. Our system makes it inexpensive and… Continue reading Starter Websites are Cheap
Creating braindevelopmentmaps.org was a great opportunity to work on a very interesting site; Shirley came to Livewire with very specific needs. There is nothing ‘typical’ or ‘standard’ about this website, it is in a word, unique. Braindevelopmentmaps.org allows users to view highly detailed brain mapped images online. These images, when standing alone are several hundred… Continue reading New Web Program: Brain Development Maps
Bed bug detection is a fascinating new business. Trained in a facility up north, these dogs are trained to detect even a single bed bug. Most of the business is certifying hotels and motels as “bed bug free”. These dogs are about 97% accurate and are fun to watch in action. The website is a… Continue reading New Website: Top Dawg Detection
What a market. Gainesville has it all, especially its share of web developers. With new blood coming into the market – funnelled into and out of Gainesville via the University – our little town has an abundance of web developers looking to make a name for themselves. And we wish them all the best of luck. The… Continue reading Gainesville Web Development
We get questions all the time about how we started doing all this. Where did we learn to code? How on earth does any of that make sense? Some people are interested in learning for themselves. It’s easy to get started, especially in this day and age. Back when we started you had to read… Continue reading Learning how to code?
Essy over at TNT Graphics stopped by and requested some changes to his website. He just needed an overhaul of his design and some programming changes to the way the shopping cart operated. Since we can do both web design and custom programming, he came to the right place. Check out the before and after:… Continue reading TNT Graphics Needed us Badly
Thanks to our killer Gainesville Web Design another Gainesville company has joined the livewire family with a brand new website! It’s wordpress so we can’t take credit for the design in it’s entirety but the layout is great and they’re very happy with the finished product. Their original site was mainly flash and really needed… Continue reading Northwest Seafood has a new website!
We’ve partnered up with PWH Tech Solutions – one of Gainesville’s premier IT companies – to build some great new apps and web programs. We wish we could tell you all about it but things are pretty hush-hush right now. Suffice it to say that these are huge projects that will benefit people and businesses… Continue reading New Partners
Want to become your own SEO specialist? Need to know how to put your site on page 1 but don’t have the capital to invest hundreds to thousands of dollars in optimization? We can help! Our Search Engine Optimization Seminars will teach you how to become your own pro. Nothing about optimizing your website is… Continue reading What’s New: Livewire Seminars