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Routine Maintenance Set For Tonight Thursday, October 9th, 8:00 PM-11:00 PM

Thank you for being a valued LiveEdit customer! We'd like to let you know that LiveEdit will be conducting routine maintenance tonight at 8:00 PM Central Time (Thursday, October 9th). This update contains some feature improvements and minor fixes within our system. You can refer to our summary of these improvements below. The period of maintenance is likely to last for 3 hrs (untill 11 PM CST). Read More

Graphic-Heavy Design vs SEO-Friendly Copywriting:  Where Aesthetics Meet Practicality

Website design trends in recent years have gravitated toward sharp, clean lines that make heavy use of eye-catching imagery with very little--if any--copy. The reason is pretty obvious. Graphics are HOT, and according to the old adage, ‘a picture says a thousand words.’ Unfortunately, while the human eye may indeed read a thousand words from a glance at an image on your homepage, a search engine bot can only read a word or two. Read More

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How CB CycleBarn Indoor Cycling Studio Used a Bike Reservation System to Cure 'It's MY Bike Syndrome'

CB CycleBarn® is a San Clemente, California indoor cycling studio owned by Karen Casler. A former stay-at-home mother of 3, Karen made a BOLD move back in 2012 and turned her passion for teaching indoor cycling into ownership of her very own studio. Her mission was to offer a variety of indoor cycling classes that foster personal growth, a sense of community, and offer riders an opportunity to transform body, mind, and spirit. And with a fierce devotion to customer service and to creating the ultimate indoor cycling experience, CB CycleBarn® is a rocking success. This week, we asked Karen a few questions about her journey and about how CB CycleBarn®'s LiveEdit website and the Stations app have helped her manage her indoor cycling studio. Read More

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Why Pointing Multiple Domains at One Website Isn't SEO Best Practice

There are a variety of reasons that a site owner would own more than one domain. Business owners who are concerned about protecting their brand often buy up every possible domain extension for their intended url. (.com, .co, .net, .biz, .info, etc) Alternately, SEO-minded webmasters might purchase domains with keywords relevant to their business in hopes of cornering a market and driving more traffic to their site. (AwesomeYoga.com, AwesomeYogaStudio.com, YogaAwesome.com, etc etc) Others utilize ‘vanity urls’ for certain marketing campaigns that require an easy-to-remember url. When you create a website on the LiveEdit platform, you can certainly use your DNS to point as many domains as you’d like. But just because you can does not mean you should. Read More

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The Power of Online Local Search to boost your SEO

Let’s face it, local consumers are both more elusive and more connected now than ever before. Local establishments need all the help they can get to bring traffic through the door. If you haven’t already bought into the power of local search and online reviews, now’s the time to do so! Being listed in local search directories can help you draw traffic from web searches. Greater search engine visibility can put your business in front of thousands of potential customers each month. There are dozens of local directories to consider. Google+ Local, Bing, Yahoo! Local, Yelp, and CitySearch tend to be the biggest players in the field. There are also many relevant vertical review sites that are used by your target customer base, such as Jill’s List. The likelihood of being found increases with each listing. Read More

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