Mike Rastiello

  • You’re Ruining Your Website on Mobile

    I’ve written previously about my love of reading my RSS feed on my phone before I go to sleep every night. It’s the perfect way for me to end my day. However, there is one bad trend I notice on mobile sites and it really interferes with what I want to do on the site - READ IT. Shocking, right? So many of the sites that I click through to read I’m greeted with a giant and obno ...

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  • 3 Sad Excuses You Don't Have A Real Website [And Why You Need One]

    There are times where I am searching for a business, band, restaurant, whatever, and the top result is a Google+ Place page, or a Yelp page. Or worse, a Facebook page. No real website. This usually happens with smaller or new businesses. Don’t get us wrong. Having a Facebook, Google+ Page, and Yelp pages are great, and will definitely help your search engine ranking.

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  • 4 Website Lies You Should Stop Believing

    When you’ve been building websites for as long as we have you hear a lot of lies, falsehoods, misconceptions, and other stuff that makes you do that confused dog look. Don’t fear, though. We’re here to clear some of these things up for you. Here are 4 website lies that you really should stop listening to: 1. My website needs to be above the fold.

    Mike Rastiello/ Inbound Marketing Blogin Social- 8 readers -
  • How to Connect With Your Audience

    We’re long past the days where you could run a business without a website. You need one. That’s not even debated any more. But now that you do have a website (if not, call us) are you talking to your audience? Like, are you truly speaking to them? First off, are you using language that is way above, or way below your target audience’s understanding? If your target audience are ...

    Mike Rastiello/ Inbound Marketing Blogin EMail How To's- 8 readers -
  • You've Launched A New Website! Now What?

    Congratulations. Launching a website is a big deal. We should know, we launch a lot of websites. But now that design, development, and quality assurance testing are done and you’ve launched your site, that doesn’t mean that you can kick up your feet and relax. No, your work is just beginning. Your website is a living, breathing part of your sales team. You need to make sure you keep it going.

    Mike Rastiello/ Inbound Marketing Blogin SEO Google- 5 readers -
  • You're Writing Blogs, But Are You Reading Them? [3 Reasons You Should]

    I never was a big reader. My mother fought and fought with me to get me to read as a child. As an adult I try to read, but I get bored with books halfway through and abandon them and never look back. But one thing I do read consistently (besides comic books that is) is my RSS feed. I love reading blogs. I end every day by opening my RSS reader on my phone and going through the day’s news.

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  • 3 Reasons Mobile Websites Suck

    We’ve been banging the responsive website drum for some time now. We relaunched our website last summer with a responsive design built on top of HubSpot’s powerful COS. And we’ve been launching responsive websites for our clients on both HubSpot and WordPress since. Do you need a responsive website? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Hell yes.

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  • I Was Hacked! 7 Tips to Avoid Being Hacked on WordPress

    Back in February I received a very troubling email. I use a security plugin called Wordfence for my personal WordPress sites. They notified me that I was likely hacked, moments after malicious code was inserted into my site. I jumped in to investigate without really know what I was doing. I logged onto my FTP and saw some folders and files that I did not upload.

    Mike Rastiello/ Inbound Marketing Blogin Blogging- 16 readers -
  • Friday Fails: Mistakes On Your Inbound Marketing Blog

    How's your blog looking these days? Is your inbound marketing blog set up for success? Make sure you aren't making these mistakes on your blog so that readers to your blog stay on your website and enter your sales funnel. Friday Fails: Mistakes On Your Blog Welcome to another edition of Friday Fails. My name is Mike and today I'm back to talk to you about blog fails.

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