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Top 3 reasons to work with a small(er) web development firm

1.  Small-town customer care: It’s the little things that count Remember what it was like to call a company and get a live person you actually wanted to talk to? That’s us. Have a problem? We’ll fix it fast. Working with a boutique web development firm like CMS Web Solutions gives you some immediate advantages. Our goal is to ensure our family of clients feels looked after. You can ask us about whether mail addressed to your business is spam (and you do) and we are always happy to assist. We advise you when your email account is sending spam and …

Website Renovation: Landscaping Site Before and After

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Have you ever seen those home makeover shows?  The ones that take a dated house and transform it? The lesson they teach is that you don’t need to build a home from scratch to improve your surroundings. Before Sometimes, all a website needs is a bit of a facelift to breathe new life in to it. A client had a simple website that was over 5 years old and showing its age. And, knowing Google will start to penalize rankings for websites that aren’t mobile friendly, it was a great time for a quick website renovation! After A mobile-friendly (responsive) …

Google Wants your Website to be Mobile Friendly

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One of the biggest changes in the last few years has been the increase in the use of mobile device use. Your google analytics can show you how much traffic is coming to your website through mobile device searches! Google wants everyones website to be “mobile friendly”.  How much? They say if your website is not mobile friendly, starting April they will penalize your website on their search engine when people visit your website from a mobile device. (Google article here) So, although your website can be seen on mobile devices, it may not mobile friendly in Google’s definition. So …

Constant Contact All Star Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as one of Constant Contact’s 2014 All Stars. This designation is awarded to only 10 percent of Constant Contact customers in recognition of building better relationships.   It means we have done a great job managing your accounts and engaging with your customers and we couldn’t do it without you!  Relationships matter to us as CMS Web Solutions and it’s always nice to be recognized for it too. Thank you for working with us and being part of our team! We hope to have another great year in 2015!  We are your CMS Web …

Fix mobile usability issues found on…

Do you have Google’s Webmaster Tools installed on your website? If you do and if your current website isn’t mobile friendly, Google is starting to send out notices with the words Fix mobile usability issues found on… suggesting you fix the issues. The notice will go something like this: “Google systems have tested 57 pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these 57 pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore …