Author: John

Scarlett and Dad
9 Things I’m Thankful for This Year

Fall & Thanksgiving are my favorite times of the year. Gorgeous weather (sometimes) here in Ohio with fall colors as we ease (sometimes) into the snowy winter nights. I love spending as much time as possible outside these days enjoying the scenes, the weather, and my family....

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Small Business Owners are Misunderstood

It’s important that the true, passionate small business owners get the respect that they deserve. Unfortunately, in this country, small business owners are misunderstood and under appreciated....

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What does ‘an average website’ cost?

This is probably the number one question I hear throughout the week. People do not have a grasp on how much a 'good' website should cost. This is understandable for a few reasons:...

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Will I be able to make changes to my website on my own?

One of my goals in starting Shout It Out Design was to empower small business owners to manage their own web presence. Too many companies out there force their clients to go through them to update content on their website. I've heard it again and again from clients....

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How important is it to rank #1 for a keyword or a keyphrase?

Of course, you'd think it would be important to rank #1 for a keyword or keyphrase. You know that over 60% of clicks go to those top 3 results on a search engine result page. But sometimes reaching that mark for a highly competitive keyphrase can take a lot of time or money to break into the top 3, especially the #1 spot.And if you try to cut corners by hiring a less than reputable company to get you to the top of the results by using some black hat SEO techniques, you may risk NEVER attaining a high rank...