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What is SEO?

With so many websites and businesses competing for search engine rankings, “getting found on Google” has become the elusive “Holy Grail” of the Internet. 90 Degree has a proven SEO track record.  Just check out own page one Google rankings for “Graphic Design Raleigh,” “Logo Design Raleigh,” or “Web Design Raleigh.” What is SEO? SEO, or search engine optimization, is…

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What is SEM?

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What is SEM? Truly a science unto itself, Internet marketing is a proactive, multi-pronged, hands-on approach to driving traffic to your website. Far more than optimizing a site for the search engines, web marketing focuses not only on increasing your website’s search engine rankings, but on increasing the number of unique visitors to your site. If you’ve decided to shop…

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An open letter to Internet scammers


Dear Would-Be-Scammers, Move along – we aren’t falling for it. There is a scam against web designers running rampant right now. If you haven’t seen it, fellow web developers, it is only a matter of time. The first scam attempt was at least a little more subtle. We received an email quote request for a website. Her Gmail picture was…

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Why Google is like my college boyfriend


When I was about 18 years old I met a very special man named David.  It happened that I became almost completely consumed with thoughts about David. What was he doing?  Where was he going?  What was he thinking?  What was REALLY the motivation behind this or that that thing he had said or done?  In retrospect, I suppose it…

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The Pros and Cons of WordPress as Your CMS

We love WordPress.  We use it on our own website.  Here are a few of the reasons I decided WordPress was right choice to power our website: THE PROS Easy to deploy It literally takes under 5 minutes to deploy a new WordPress site. Extensibility Lots of free and/or inexpensive plugins that will extend WordPress to do  just about anything…

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Why was my website hacked?


All I can say is, “WOW,” the hacking of websites seems to be fast becoming a global pandemic!  I’ve been in the business of building websites for the past 15 years and back then it was almost unheard of for some Joe-Schmo small business to have their website hacked. It seems like in the past 5 years though, it has…

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What is the Penguin Update?

What is the Penguin Update? So maybe you have no idea who this Penguin guy is or what he has to do with your Google search engine rankings. That’s OK. We Do. The Google Panda and Penguin algorithm updates: While they sound all cute and cuddly, these guys have laid waste to millions of “over-optimized” websites in the past couple…

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