5 Tips for Marketing Your Website

How to Market Your Website Most people launch their website and then wait for visitors. But you can’t have a “build it and they will come” mentality with your website. (That only works for Kevin Costner!) If you want people to visit your website, you need to tell them about it! In the video below, … Read more

What does that mean?

WordPress as a platform is ah-mazing!  If you follow us at all, you’ll know that it’s what we use to build all of the websites in our business. But I have to admit, it has some pretty weird terminology that may seem intimidating if you’re just getting started. No worries because I’ve got you covered … Read more

How to create a blog (the easy way!)

If you’re like most of my clients, the reason why you have a website is because you want visitors. But once you have them, you need to give them a reason to keep coming back. One way to accomplish that is by adding a blog to your site. Now, before you say, “Donna, I’m NOT … Read more

Yes! You NEED a privacy policy on your website.

Privacy Policy on Website

You NEED a Privacy Policy on Your Website Privacy Policies are big these days. You’d be hard-pressed to visit a website and not see something along the lines of “We’ve updated our privacy policy. Click here to view it.” So, what’s the big deal with Privacy Policies and why do I have to be concerned … Read more

WordPress Is Making Some BIG Changes

Gutenberg

Chances are if you follow my blog, you have a WordPress website.  Or you’re thinking about starting one. Or you have a friend who has one. Not surprising, since almost 28% of all of the websites on the internet are being powered by WordPress at the moment. While WordPress has grown and evolved over the … Read more

5 Things We Do When We Start a Website

5 Things We Do

If you’re just starting your website design project, or if you already have a site and want to know if the basics are in place, this post is for you! From saving your links from your current site to making your pages optimized for search engines while you build them, we’ve got you covered! Here … Read more

Can you use that image?

Right-Click-Save-As May Cost You Money Here’s the scenario: You need a picture of a flower to use on your website. So you go to Google, type in “Hydrangeas”, find a picture that’s perfect, You “right-click-save-as” and download that beautiful picture to your computer and use it on your website (or e-newsletter or other online publication). … Read more

Show the Footer Some Love

Show The Footer Some Love! We always concentrate so much on the homepage of our website and how pretty it looks and if it has information on it that people want and need. But how often do we pay attention to what we put in the footer of our website? Increasingly the footer is becoming … Read more

What’s all this talk about funnels?

Marketing funnel. Sales funnel. Conversion funnel. They all point to the same thing: taking a potential customer through your sales process easily and effectively so that they become a paying client. Really, that’s all it is. Sales & Marketing 101. But in today’s world, the funnel concept has become more sophisticated because of the awesome … Read more

There’s No Place Like Your Homepage

What Makes a Great Homepage? “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s so true when it comes to your website. In today’s technology-driven world, we all want information instantly and if we don’t find what we’re looking for the second we land on a site, we move on to the … Read more

Must have plugins for your WordPress site

“Donna, which plugin should I use for [a calendar], [social media icons], [backing up my site], [other]….” We get this question a lot at MavroCreative. When there are literally thousands of plugins to choose from, it’s hard to figure out which ones you should use for your website. In this blog post, I’m listing some … Read more

I could’ve had a VA

How a VA Got Me Through My Biggest Launch Whenever I hear someone use the term “VA” it reminds me of that commercial, “I could’ve had a V8”.  I guess I’ve always been tuned in to advertisements and commercials! You may know that I just recently had my first big online launch for our BYO … Read more

Should you hire a web designer or DIY?

You’ve just started your business and can’t wait to get it up and running. One of the first things people tell you is, “You need a website!” And while a website is a vital part of most businesses, you have a choice to make: either DIY (do it yourself) or hire someone to build it … Read more

What’s the Dirt on the (SSL) Cert?

Updated January 2019: We covered the topic of what to do in a recent Facebook Live and we walk you through each of the steps. Watch it here: I love writing blog posts about fun things. Like how to use great photos on your site or what makes a homepage stand out. What I don’t … Read more

Is My Website Legally Protected?

My Website Was Legally Exposed I’ve been building websites for years. But I’m going to admit something: there was a BIG piece that I was missing and the ramifications are HUGE. I didn’t know that legally, you need to have certain provisions on your website. It wasn’t until I connected with our guest blogger, Attorney … Read more