13 November 2017

Three easy SEO tests

We’ve partnered with John Victoria from to talk about search engine optimization, SEO. A topic that easily confuses everyone who understands it. This is video 2 in a 3 part series so check back for the rest of the series. Video transcript: In this week’s video 00:06 [Music] 00:16 hey how’s it going this is john victoria 00:19 the owner of palianna in a search engine 00:20 optimization and in today’s presentation 00:22 we going over three easy SEO checks to 00:25 help boost your google rankings each of 00:28 the tests that we’re going over take no 00:30 more than...
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06 November 2017

Explained: 10 common SEO vocabulary words

We’ve partnered with John Victory from to talk about search engine optimization, SEO. A topic that easily confuses everyone who understands it. This is video 1 in a 3 part series so check back for the rest of the series. In under 9 minutes, John breaks down 10 common SEO vocab for any user. Grab paper and a pen and then dive right into the video! Video transcript: hi this is John Victoria of Polianna 00:13 search engine optimization and in 00:15 today’s video we’ll be going over ten 00:17 vocabulary words to help you better 00:19 understand search engine optimization 00:21 I’m excited for...
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30 October 2017

Elyssa’s trip to Scotland June 2017

Here at AmDee we encourage our staff to travel. We are a remote company, so why not use the ability to work anywhere so long as you have internet? Our only catch, when you return we want them to write an article about their travels. No one, not even our Project Manager who also handles the blog is exempt. In June I traveled to Scotland, and 4 months later have finally put pen to paper (or keyboard to screen) and compiled my thoughts and answered Amar’s questions about the trip. I have always loved travel. While I don’t remember my...
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23 October 2017

4 Reasons Launch a Website Redesign Project

In recent years User Experience (UX) has become a buzzword. According to Wikipedia, it is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product or experience by improving the usability, accessibility and pleasure provided in the interaction. So how do you know if your existing website needs a website redesign? Look at the experience your users have on your website.   Thomas Bertram (T. Bert) Lance, is famously quoted as saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Unfortunately T. Bert Lance couldn’t predict the future. He didn’t know that over 72% of Americans would be on the internet. If your...
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10 October 2017

Understanding the Differences between and

Almost one out of three websites uses the WordPress open source platform. Yet it is easy to get confused by the existence of both and versions. Is this a butter and margarine type of choice, or are there more profound differences? It is important to know which of these platforms it makes the most sense to choose. Below we compare to What is the difference; wordpress.comvs. First you need to decide; who will host my website? The principal difference between these two platforms is who hosts your website. provides a complete hosting service, including basic maintenance...
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02 October 2017

Web accessibility matters more in 2017

Whether your website is educational, nonprofit or commercial, you hope to draw a broad audience. No doubt you invest in SEO and keep an eye on the search result ratings to see how well the site performs. Yet there is another very important issue you must not neglect — making web content accessible to all. It requires much more thought about site organization, fonts, and the use of audio and visual aids. You also need to make content easy to access from mobile media as well as desktop computers. So why is web accessibility important? It is a matter of...
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25 September 2017

10 online security blunders to avoid

There are few worse faux-pas than having your online identity stolen. According to the Javelin Strategy & Research study, in 2016 there was over 15.4 million Americans who had their identity stolen. It is estimated that nearly half of Americans will have their computer compromised or have been completely hacked every year. You’ve probably received the “emergency I’m in a foreign country and been robbed” emails pop up in your inbox, or maybe you’ve been a victim of ransomware such as WannaCry. Today, more than ever, it’s important to be aware of your internet security and take steps to protect yourself. Keep...
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19 September 2017

Is Your Organization Ready for Advanced Analytics?

How can you tell that you’re ready for advanced analytics? The bosses thought that website traffic analysis was only for the geeks. After intense efforts you convince them that this data helps ensure online success. Now, at last, you have added Google Analytics to your website pages and it is up and running. The higher ups have come to appreciate the value of analytics data. They learn where the visitors come from, how long they stay and other useful information. This knowledge reveals ways in which you can make the site more appealing. But getting more advanced analytics can also...
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13 September 2017

Understanding Google Analytics Reports

By now you should have already done all the hard work leading up to getting Google Analytics reports. That includes: From blog 1 Coming up with a measurement plan Preparing your website From blog 2 Adding Google Analytics code to your website pages Getting people to your website Now, let’s dive into Google Analytics Reports and understand their meaning in relation to our goals and measurement plan. Keep in mind, there are a lot of reports that aren’t that helpful to a small business; so we’ll only be going over the important ones to help you deal with your measurement plan.   What...
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