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How can you as a creative industry professional or entrepreneurs learn to confidently build a website that converts visitors into clients? In the Create a Better Website podcast, website educator Brenda Cadman tackles some of the most commonly asked website questions and challenges that creative industry professionals face when trying to create an effective website that grows their business.

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How can you as a creative industry professional or entrepreneurs learn to confidently build a website that converts visitors into clients? In the Create a Better Website podcast, website educator Brenda Cadman tackles some of the most commonly asked website questions and challenges that creative industry professionals face when trying to create an effective website that grows their business.

    How to Choose Your Website Host

    How to Choose Your Website Host

    Ep #20: Choosing a website hosting company can be an overwhelming decision. It’s important that you select a reputable home for your website to avoid problems and website down time.
    In this episode, I'll walk you through some of the most important factors to consider when selecting a website host that’s going to be a good fit for your business as it is now, and as your business grows.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    What website hosting isWhy cheap hosting is not worth itWhich hosting companies I recommendWhat 5 key items should be your priority when selecting a website hosting companyGet the show notes at CreateABetterWebsite.com/20
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    • 12 min
    20 Things to Do in 2020 to Help Your Website Turn Visitors Into Leads (Part 2)

    20 Things to Do in 2020 to Help Your Website Turn Visitors Into Leads (Part 2)

    Ep #19: Christie Osborne is back and together we're once again talking about ways you can improve your website this year to help your website turn visitors into leads for your business.⁠

    This is the second part of a two-part series on this topic (part one was last week) and ⁠by the time you finish listening to these episodes, you'll have your website action plan steps that you can take to ensure your website is the best it can be!⁠

    In this episode, we'll cover the latter 10 things you need to do in 2020:
    #11: Stop BS'ing yourself!#12: Put a transactional CTA on your Homepage for your services#13: Add appropriate CTAs on each subpage of your website#14: Install Google Analytics#15: Create goals in Google Analytics#16: Create a great lead magnet #17: Create a dedicated landing page for your conversions#18: Create a dedicated thank you page for your conversions#19: Put a transitional CTA on your homepage for the lead magnet#20: Start blogging, even if it’s just once a monthGet the show notes at CreateABetterWebsite.com/19
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    20 Things to Do in 2020 to Help Your Website Turn Visitors Into Leads (Part 1)

    20 Things to Do in 2020 to Help Your Website Turn Visitors Into Leads (Part 1)

    Ep #18: Christie Osborne is back and together we're sharing 20 things that you can do in 2020 to help your website turn visitors into leads for your business.

    This is the first part of a two-part series on this topic (part two is coming next Wednesday!) and ⁠by the time you finish listening to these episodes, you'll have your website action plan steps that you can take to ensure your website is the best it can be in 2020!⁠

    In this episode, we'll cover the first 10 things you need to do in 2020:
    #1: Make sure your page speed is on point#2: Always think mobile first#3: Ensure you have SSL installed on your website#4: Properly protect your website with security and backups#5: Check and regularly test your website forms#6: Use your website as part of your sales system#7: Make your contact information easy to find#8: Learn to use your forms more effectively#9: Make sure your website isn't outdated#10: Ensure you have the keys to the kingdomGet the show notes at CreateABetterWebsite.com/18
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Gift of Website Security in 2020

    The Gift of Website Security in 2020

    Ep #17: This episode is a holiday gift from me to you in the form of a plan to take care of your website in the new year and to ensure that you don’t have to deal with any nasty unexpected website problems in 2020!

    You may think your website isn’t big enough to be targeted by hackers, but you would be wrong, but with 6 simple steps, you can better protect your website from becoming vulnerable to a hacking. 
    Why you should be concerned about hacking.Why hackers bother to hackThe key steps you can take to prevent a hacking attackWhy you may need a website health checkupGet the show notes at CreateABetterWebsite.com/17
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    • 11 min
    7 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog's SEO in 2020

    7 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog's SEO in 2020

    Ep #16: As we head into a brand new year, it’s a great time to focus on refreshing your website to ensure you're taking the steps necessary to help your blog to help your SEO!

    SEO specialist Shea Bailey is back to give you a quick list of actions you can take to improve your blog so that is increases your expertise, authority and trustworthiness in the eyes of Google.
    Why you need to create focused "cornerstone content" on your website and how you can do that.How you can build authoritative back links.The importance of creating video content and how it can improve your website's engagement and SEO. Why you need to understand the importance of page speed for SEOThe potential SEO impact of doing a blog post and image clean up (hint: it could improve your website traffic dramatically)Get the show notes at CreateABetterWebsite.com/16
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    • 18 min
    Is Your Custom Website Actually Custom?

    Is Your Custom Website Actually Custom?

    Ep #15: Even if you're DIYing your website now, as your business grows, there's a strong likelihood you will have a website built for you at some point.
    If you plan to have that website built on WordPress, it is important for you to understand clearly what to ask for and what you are getting from your website professional.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The difference between a website that is custom designed and one that is custom developed.How a custom website is different from a customized websiteThe potential concerns to watch out for when using a customized themeHow to increase your chances of choosing a reliable WordPress themeGet the show notes at CreateABetterWebsite.com/15
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    • 13 min

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