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About recast

Website Designer and Internet Marketer. Marathon runner.

Is Social Media Marketing Worthwhile?

Do you invest time or money in Social Media marketing or direct Facebook ads?
How can you decide where to best spend for the best results?

Listen to this Podcast that I’m featured on for answers:

Listen to “Ray Christensen, Webmaster “Social Media Marketing – Is It Worth the Time & Money” on Spreaker.

My friend and client Ronda Cobb is a money coach in Toledo, Ohio and broadcasts a weekly podcast on iHeart Radio. Each show focuses on one financial topic for business owners and individuals trying to improve their budget. read more

Marketing Videos Increase Conversion Rate

Video Marketing brings results for any business or organization seeking attention, sales, or more members. People like videos – especially short ones. Google likes videos so much that they own YouTube. The most shared Facebook posts are ones displaying a brief video.

By incorporating images, voiceover, captions and energizing background music you’ll keep the attention of viewers. Your prospects are much more likely to watch a 30-45 second video than to read paragraphs of text. You’re saving them time since a picture is worth a thousand words and you can fit many photos in even the most concise video. read more

Top 21 Reasons for a Website in 2019

Website marketing

A website is essential to ANY business since it can be referenced in ANY marketing or advertising, thereby greatly leveraging your time and money. Even a brief Facebook Ad or Google PPC Ad can lead to your site for complete details. Customers can share it with friends to motivate your new prospect to call or email. A simple email link can lead to everything there is to know about your company and how you can help. read more

Beer bottle collection

Beer Bottles: Earn from your Hobby

The very first website I built was for my beer bottle collection, before 2000. I just upgraded it with new features and to make it mobile friendly. It is a good example of how you could earn money from a personal interest or hobby or activity that you enjoy and invest time (and maybe money) in. Visit http://www.worldofbeerbottles.com and see how hyou could take advantage of similar page content and plugins for a website to help others appreciate what you do and maybe even offset some of your expenses! read more

Landing pages convert prospects

Landing Pages Improve Conversions

Convert your AdWords PPC & Facebook Ads at a better rate!
Small businesses put lots of effort and money into marketing, so it’s important to leverage those costs to help ensure success. The home page of your website usually tries to introduce prospects to most or all of your different services or product lines. This can distract your prospect’s focus, so build a targeted page with call to action so that they will find what they seek. read more

Top 10 Internet Marketing Ideas for 2018

attract attention to get more customers

Attract attention to get more customers

Convert your prospects into customers!
Here are my top 10 marketing ideas to start the new year with economical website improvements that bring results. When your prospects “google” the goods or services you provide, list of results does not allow your business to stand out from the rest.
Using my clients as examples:

Stand out from your competitors
You know that you’re better than your competition. But you need to show your prospects why to choose you. Here are top 10 gifts that you can give your business this holiday season to get more attention, more clicks, more calls, and most importantly, MORE SALES! read more

SSL Certificates Required by Google Chrome

wordpress website security

This is a very important post for any business, organization or individual with a website. Starting now (October 2017), most sites will display a “Not Secure” warning in Google Chrome browser (and eventually others) if they have not upgraded from “http” to “https”. In particular, the warning will appear if information is collected in any of the following ways: read more

Book Travel Online for Hotel & Flight Deals

Wilmington Delaware online travel booking

Hotels, Flights, Cruise Vacations and other online travel booking items have always been popular internet searches, either for personal or business purposes. I re-designed a website I originally built over 10 years ago to sell travel services through my affiliate relationships with Travelocity, Hotels.com, Trivago, Priceline, and other vendors.

My new website is mobile-responsive and a great example of how anyone can monetize a personal blog or website, or add an income stream to an existing commercial site by placing text ads or banner ads to items that are related to the main theme of your site. Visit www.TravelUSAandWorld.com/ to see how I optimized it with my own keywords so that I had a chance of ranking in Google search results. Make hotel or flight reservations while you’re there, and you’ll be helping to support several gratis websites I’ve built for local Wilmington, Delaware area non-profits! read more