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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Dec 29, 2014

The holidays are almost over, and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. We all know what that means…it’s about time to start making resolutions for 2015. Here are some top New Year’s resolution ideas for small business owners looking to step up internet game in 2015: 1. Make sure your website content is […]


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Dec 23, 2014

And a Happy New Year! The folks here at Coastal Web Services are taking a much needed break for the holidays, and we’ll be in holiday mode from December 20-January 5. As always, we’ll be checking our messages and emails frequently for support issues.


Tracking Santa

Dec 18, 2014

  With less than a week to go until the big day, both Google and Microsoft have launched their own Santa Tracker websites.  Google is using their Google Maps technology to track Santa whereas Microsoft has once again partnered with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. In the build up to the big day, Google’s site […]


Google launches new reCAPTCHA

Google recently announced that they will be replacing the annoying reCAPTCHA test with a simple “I am not a robot” check box. Captcha, standing for Completely Automated Public Turing test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart, is designed to prevent automated spamming of sites, by asking humans to type in distorted words or phrases. CAPTCHAs […]


Where is your website being hosted

Dec 15, 2014

Where is your website being hosted? Want to know where your website is being hosted? Most website owners have no clue who is manageing their website. Your domains and web hosting is usually setup by a technical person and as long as it is working no one seems to go any further. It only becomes […]


Why You Have a Need For Speed

Dec 11, 2014

Slow speed is a killer when it comes to your web site. The good news is that decreasing page load time can drastically increase conversions. Don’t believe us? According to a survey done by Akamai, nearly half of web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to abandon a […]


How Page Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line

Dec 10, 2014

  Page loading time is obviously an important part of a website user’s experience. But many times businesses let it slide to accommodate better aesthetic design, new functionality or to add more content to web pages. Unfortunately, most website visitors care more about speed than all the bells and whistles we want to add to […]


Why Isn’t Anyone Coming to My Website?

Dec 05, 2014

OK, so assuming your website is up to date, looks attractive, is easy to navigate and the pages load quickly, if you’re still not getting much traffic, you probably are performing poorly with the search engines. Search engines today are like the Yellow Pages were ten years ago. Most people, when they’re searching for something […]


10 Ways Your Website is Driving Customers Away

Dec 02, 2014

You want your website to draw customers in and get them to purchase your goods or services. But if you’re not careful, your website could be doing just the opposite. 1. Looks old and outdated. Take a hard look at your website. Does the website design look old and outdated compared to other websites in […]