Here are some companies we’ve worked with and trust for various website services and marketing projects. There are a lot of scammers and off shore solutions that might leave you in a bind. These are companies we use personally and love.
If you need to register a domain name, we recommend Namecheap for the lowest long term pricing along with excellent service. This is where we keep all of our domain names too. Register your domain name on your own by clicking our discounted pricing link or just ask and we will do it for you.
In most cases, we recommend registering your name for at least 3 years upfront so Google can see that you are a serious business. This is a minor ranking factor, but every little bit helps.
If you are a start up business or a business with new contact information of any kind, the fastest way to update your business listings is through BrightLocal. We can manage this service for you OR you can sign up directly and do this yourself to save money by avoiding our management fee. Just click on the graphic to the left or boost your local SEO authority with accurate, high quality business listings here.
Siteground is also a WordPress managed hosting service we’ve just started recommending. Even with the “GrowBig” plan we suggest, they have slightly lower pricing than GoDaddy when you consider that one domain name and SSL is included for free.
Our first impressions of Siteground and the word of mouth we’ve heard is that these guys rock! Like GoDaddy they offer super fast and friendly support. But they also offer free site migration assistance if you are hosting with another company and want to move your WordPress to Siteground.
They also build Cloudflare’s CDN into their hosting. Translation: faster sites. Why care? Better search engine rankings. Here’s how to sign up:
- Click the link to sign up
- Go to “WordPress Services” in top menu
- Select “WordPress Hosting”
- Click “Get Started” under “GrowBig” plan
- Sign up & Select length of time (price goes up after introductory rate, so 3 years is recommended)
- Select Free domain name if desired (it IS free as long as you host with Siteground)
- Email your login info to New Sky so we can install WordPress software and take it from there.
We enjoy partnering with Alternative Advertising on website projects, but they also are a full service promotional marketing firm specializing in unique 3D printed pieces, direct mail, apparel, internal company stores, office supply printing and all things related to printing branding & promotional merchandise. We can’t say enough good about the integrity and quality Alternative provides!