Susan has a background in computer programming, systems analysis, and technology consulting. She became a freelance web developer in 2008 and owner of The Box Web Design in 2013. She is available to help with all your website and online marketing needs as well as speaking engagements related to small business marketing.

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What is website hosting?

If you have a website, or are thinking about getting a website, you probably have a vague idea that you need website hosting, but you may not have any idea what that means or why it is important. Don’t worry, you are not alone! At its very simplest, website hosting is the computer hardware and…

Why can't I use Facebook as my website?

Why Can’t I Use Facebook as My Website?

Image from www.thoughtcatalog.com I often get asked by business owners “Do I really need a website?”  This is sometimes followed up with “Can’t I just use my Facebook page?”  The first question deserves its own write-up (look for that soon — the quick answer is “yes”), but the answer to the second is an unequivocal…

Add SSL to Your Website

Have you added SSL to your website yet? If not, you should make this a priority. Web browsers are now giving “insecure” messages for sites that do not display as HTTPS. These messages are alarming to visitors and can result in lost traffic. Search engines are showing a preference for sites that display as HTTPS,…