May 11th, 2017 by

Don’t Pass on These Off-Page SEO Strategies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; your online reputation is everything. That’s why it’s imperative that you do everything in your power to prevent irreparable damage. You might be thinking to yourself, “But where does it stop? What lengths must I go to keep my businesses reputation clean?” Well, the answer is […]

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May 4th, 2017 by

Optimizing Images for your WordPress Website

There’s no arguing, websites need images. But unoptimized and uncompressed images can add to your overall load time. Below you will find online tools and WordPress plugins to help you keep your images looking great while keeping their load times down. Compress your images One the easiest ways to reduce image size is through compression. […]

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April 26th, 2017 by

Google’s AdBlock: Here’s What You Need to Know

Lately, there has been a lot of talk among web advertisers about Google Chrome’s new built-in ad-block feature that’s about to come out. Not long ago, the Wall Street Journal released an article revealing Google’s new plans. This is a pretty big announcement since Chrome is a widely used internet browser. Net Market Share reports […]

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April 20th, 2017 by

Speed Up and Improve your Site Now with a CDN

Whether you have a simple, basic website that acts a “digital brochure and business card” or a fully designed, highly functional website that’s multi-faceted in its capabilities, site load speeds should be a constant concern. Even Google has said that recent data shows “40% of consumers will leave a page that takes longer than three […]

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March 30th, 2017 by

Why You Should Be Protecting Your Online Reputation

Before the internet took over, local businesses survived by word of mouth; one person would recommend their service to another, and so on. These days, the internet has largely taken the place of those friendly recommendations. Though, unfortunately, a lot of small business owners overlook the power of online reviews. When’s the last time you […]

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March 22nd, 2017 by

The Benefits of Consistent Content Creation

Imagine you’re starting a new marketing project for you and your business or organization and the designers, developers, or marketers ask for the content you’d like to feature. What are you going to say next? Have you been prepared and kept an up-to-date repository of useful material that they can turn into marketing success for […]

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February 16th, 2017 by

Be Different – But Not TOO Different

Here’s a piece of marketing wisdom I think you’ll find useful. I do believe this is my own original discovery. In every aspect of marketing, you want to be different. If you look and sound the same as your competitors or everyone else, you don’t stand out. You won’t get noticed and it is almost […]

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February 9th, 2017 by

Knowing Right from Wrong: Is your SEO bad?!

It’s not always easy to tell, but the proof is always in the pudding. You may have taken a wrong turn somewhere, followed a recommendation that led you down the wrong path. Or, and this is the real kicker, maybe you paid someone to do SEO for you, only for them to completely botch your […]

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December 21st, 2016 by

Link Building: Where should you start?

In my previous post, we explored backlinks and whether or not they were still relevant (if you missed it, you can find it here). Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The idea of campaigning for links can seem overwhelming, especially since we don’t want to take any shortcuts here. […]

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December 8th, 2016 by

Interested in a New Website Project? Here’s 5 Tips to Help You Start

As the current Project Manager at thirteen05 creative, I see many different types of website projects tasked for us to complete and go out to the web with your success in mind. You name it, we’ve probably done it, or at the very least have done our research into making it possible. All of these […]

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November 9th, 2016 by

Writing Content For Your Website

Everyone needs a website. For the small business owner, this is often a problem. You can hire someone to design and build a website, but that is like hiring someone to build you a house. It still has to be furnished. The words and images that constitute the content, that fill the pages of the […]

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November 3rd, 2016 by

Backlinks: Are they still a big deal?

Let’s just cut to the chase; according to massive amounts of research done by industry experts, backlinks still have a LOT of influence on your site’s ability to rank organically. But, we should also point out that not all links are created equal AND that links alone will not get you on the first page […]

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October 26th, 2016 by

Great Habits for Staying on Top of Outsourced Projects

Let’s face it: Outsourced work can easily slip to the back of the mind and onto “the back burner” when there are many other things going on, internally as well as other external work. While it’s difficult to juggle everything and keep all of the balls in the air, so to speak, it’s easier to […]

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October 6th, 2016 by

Are You Keeping it Fresh?

Content is king when it comes to SEO. What do I mean by this? Well, put quite simply, if there is one ranking factor to pay attention to, its content. This means that if you want to beat out your competitors on Google, you need to be blogging and adding high quality relevant content to […]

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September 15th, 2016 by

Winter is Coming: Are You Ready?

Holiday Marketing Techniques that Work The biggest, and most competitive, time of year for e-commerce retailers is fast approaching. I know what you’re probably thinking – you’re a small retailer with no chance of outshining big box retailers, so what’s the point? The point is: you do have a chance! As long as you plan […]

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thirteen05 creative is a marketing, web and design studio born and raised in Tampa, Florida specializing in Website Design / Development and Internet Marketing. We are creative professionals and experts in our industry; we are designers, artists, copywriters and programmers as well as business men and women.