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JoomlaDay Chicago is this Saturday!

JoomlaDay Chicago is this Saturday!

At Virgo Web Design, we look forward to a few important things every summer in Chicago; warm weather, wearing shorts, the beach, festivals, and JoomlaDay Chicago, to name a few. Well, JoomlaDay Chicago is upon us this Saturday, the 9th. This event attracts Joomla enthusiasts worldwide, and has a jam-packed schedule of speakers talking about Joomla news, tutorials, and advice on best practices. This year, it begins right after the Joomla Developer Conference (also hosted in Chicago) finishes up.

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Google Now Giving Search Ranking Boost to HTTPS/SSL Secured Sites

Google Now Giving Search Ranking Boost to HTTPS/SSL Secured Sites

If you value your website’s search results on Google, you will likely want to take some action on your website to keep abreast of updates like this one. Google’s Webmaster Central blog recently announced that they will now be giving a minor boost in search ranking to websites that are secured with 2048-bit SSL.

Prior to this update, adding SSL to your website really only made sense if you’re handling data that should be encrypted (common examples are websites with user login/registration or e-commerce). Many websites that are already SSL adopters also only use encryption on sensitive pages, then forward to HTTPS when necessary. This practice is usually in place to help page load times, since sending everything over HTTPS is slightly more taxing on your page load times (not enough to be noticeable). Browsing  information over HTTP without accessing any sensitive data is certainly not unsafe, but making all your pages secure certainly won’t hurt things.

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Empower Your SEO Campaigns with Effective Blogging

Empower Your SEO Campaigns with Effective Blogging

It’s become apparent to webmasters, small business owners, and large corporations that blogs are an effective internet marketing avenue. Blogs are an excellent method of pulling traffic to their websites by utilizing well written content that leads into promotions for their products or services. The return that you get from blogging might not be quick, but with time your efforts will pay off. Blogs serve as the most effective platform to market your content and thus their role in search engine optimization of your content i.e. products and services, is huge. Don’t be fooled into thinking that starting up your blog is easy; many don’t realize the effort involved with generating quality content that will attract users. Read on to learn how blogging can help you in boosting your sales and how to effectively manage and promote your blog.

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An Introduction to SEO - The Importance Of Content And Backlinks

An Introduction to SEO - The Importance Of Content And Backlinks

You need to put forth your best efforts to make your website a success on the internet. Having a website but performing no marketing for it keeps it hidden from the sight of the world. However, marketing on the internet is done in many different ways. While banner ads and promotional campaigns are pretty much similar to traditional ways of marketing, search engine optimization and content marketing are completely different concepts. The internet is a world where your content plays the most important role for your business. The core concept of the internet is an advanced distribution of information, which is why it’s important that your website disseminates useful information for your users.

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3 killer tips for improving your e-commerce website SEO & conversion rates

3 killer tips for improving your e-commerce website SEO & conversion rates

The e-commerce market is very competitive, with conversion rates relying heavily on a website’s design, usability, mobile optimization, and pricing. The two biggest obstacles of an e-commerce site are getting users to the site, and converting them into customers.

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    Meet People Chicago

  • As a marketing communications person who knew my company needed an up-to-date website built in Joomla, I was very happy we found [Virgo Web Design]. I understood things from a content perspective, but when it came to back-end design and architecture, my hands were tied. [Virgo Web Design] was so knowledgeable and easy to work with, and was always available to answer questions, make tweaks, walk me through front-end editing tasks...you name it. [Virgo Web Design]'s accessibility and can-do attitude made such a difference to our entire team, and I hope I always thanked [them] enough for helping me through the client-side part of the web redesign process.

    CORRIE M.

    Aptude

  • "[Virgo Web Design] did an amazing job on my non-profit's website, ghhaven.org. [They] put our site together quickly and with all of the elements we requested - plus, [they] had a lot of great recommendations for things that we hadn't even considered for the site. [They were] very helpful throughout the process of getting our site launched and I found [them] to be quick in responding to all of my questions/requests as well. [They] even helped us get our business emails set up!

    I would definitely recommend Virgo Web Design as a go-to for all of your web design/development needs. I will definitely be using [them] again in the near future!"

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  • [Virgo Web Design] has developed and designed multiple websites for me over the years. [Their] team are exceptionally skilled technicians. Their communication is easy to understand, and they are very proficient - even when near-end deadlines are demanding. Hiring Jerry Virgo and his team is one of the best decisions I have made for my company.

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    Many of the other referrals came from Web design firms & had significantly higher overheads/billing rates...We had a tight timeline & [they were] very diligent at following up to avoid production delays at time when I was extremely busy. [They] did a nice all around job improving my SEO optimization, creating a polished final product, and documenting the back end with an easy to use manual.

    After the site when live, [they] stood by & helped me troubleshoot unanticipated events & helped me create work arounds.

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    City Tree Delivery

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