Custom Website Design

Employing Best Practices 

Search Engine Optimization

Your website will be found by on-line searches because of thorough Search Engine Optimization. SEO involves refining the website so its pleasing to search engines like Google, Bing and others. WEBstudio47 employs Yoast SEO plugin modules to systematically audit your website so no detail is missed. This helps get higher rankings in searches. 

Responsive Design

Your website will look great on all devices; desktops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. An increasing proportion of search traffic is conducted on mobile devices so it’s important that websites render properly on all devices. Custom Website Designs by WEBstudio47 accomplish this through Responsive Design.

Visually Engaging

Your website will engage potential customers to linger and more likely respond to your invitation. WEBstudio47 employs the Divi Theme; it’s the most comprehensive and flexible tool for building WordPress websites. The results are stunning and beautiful websites that your audience is bound to find engaging. 

Managed WordPress Hosting

* Secure * Fast * Up-To-Date * Backed-Up *

Top Tier Hosting Partner

WEBstudio47 partners with InMotion Hosting, consistently one of the top providers of hosting infrastructure.

InMotion Hosting data centers are Category A, PCI DSS compliant (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). With advanced Smart Routing™ technology, advanced DDoS protection & premium bandwidth providers, they maintain 99.99% network uptime.

As our partner, InMotion Hosting delivers outstanding service, fast response times, and secure website transactions.

Professional Website Management

WEBstudio47 provides Managed WordPress Hosting, specifically designed and optimized for WordPress websites.

We take responsibility for all the technical aspects of WordPress for you, allowing you to focus on running your business.

You don’t have to be concerned about software updates, security,  backup, or other technical issues.

This type of hosting is perfect for those who don’t have the skills or time to manage the hosting account.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a search engine?

Search engines include Google, Bing, Yahoo, and more. When someone searches for a product or service you offer on your website, it’s the search engine that determines if your website should be included in the search results and if it should appear on page 1 or further back.

Here is a brief video by the software engineers that develop search engines:

What is a website? domain? URL?

In digital terms, a website is a collection of content, often on multiple pages, that is grouped together under the same domain. You can think of it like a store, where the domain is the store name, the URL is the store address, and the website is the actual store, with shelves full of products and a cash register.

In order to create a website, you need a few things:

  • A domain name (such as
  • A domain registrar and host (such as InMotion Hosting, GoDaddy, 1on1, etc.)
  • A web designer or a do-it-yourself website builder
  • Digital content — the text, images, videos, and other media that visitors will see when they come to your site.

Why do I need a Website?

  • It enhances your business credibility/legitimacy
  • Your customers expect it
  • Your competitors have a website
  • It provides a showcase for your products and services
  • It attracts new leads and customers

What is a Mobile Friendly website?

According to Google, a website must include the following features to be classified as “mobile friendly” by their Googlebots:

1. It avoids software that is not common on mobile devices (like Flash),

2. Uses text that is readable without zooming,

3. Sizes content to the screen so users don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom,

4. Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped.

Mobile-based searches make up one-quarter of all web searches (Mobify), so whether it’s being able to easily read content on any screen or having a page that loads at the snap of a finger, it’s never been more important to ensure that your website meets these standards.

Here is a link to Google were you can test your website to see if it’s mobile friendly: Mobile Friendly Test

What is a Secure website?

Until recently, most website owners have not had to worry about special measures to secure their web pages unless they were conducting eCommerce transactions, or collecting sensitive information such as medical or banking data. But now all that is changing.

Google now officially recommends securing websites with HTTPS, which means that not only will this be important for organizations that want their websites to perform well in search, but more and more visitors will come to expect it.

In short, website security is no longer something for only certain types of websites to worry about – it’s a best practice for all businesses and organizations that want to optimize their search engine performance, establish credibility with visitors, and maintain a professional web presence.

What is a “Secure” Website Anyhow?

Website security covers many areas , but for the purposes being discussed here, it means that the website utilizes SSL , which stands for Secure Socket Layer, a standard security technology that establishes an encrypted connection between a web server and a browser, with the URL being prefixed with “HTTPS” rather than the standard and unsecure “HTTP” (with that extra “S” standing for “Secure”).

Put simply, SSL secures the information that is shared between you (the browser) and the website that you are viewing or interacting with. Any information that you normally submit to a website (or retrieve from a site) is sent as plain text and can be viewed if an attacker is able to intercept the information. SSL encrypts the information that is shared between the browser and the web server, so that even if a user’s information is intercepted by someone who is not supposed to have it they will not be able to read the data.

It’s not hard to understand why SSL has historically been considered a best practice for any website that is processing transactions with sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, personal health records, or login credentials. Now, SSL is becoming a best practice standard for all websites, including those that do not necessarily process sensitive data.

Google Wants You to Have a Secure Website

Back in 2014, Google introduced the idea of “HTTPS everywhere” and also indicated that websites using SSL would receive a small search benefit from https as a ranking signal. You would think that these public declarations would have been enough to get everyone using HTTPS as a new standard, but that never really happened on a wide scale outside of eCommerce sites that were already using HTTPS anyhow. But in 2016 Google really changed the game when they updated their Chrome browser to explicitly identify sites that do not use HTTPS as “Unsecure”.

Browsers Now Shame Unsecured Websites

You may have noticed that most common desktop browsers such Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox, and even mobile browsers, such as Chrome on Android, and Safari on iOS prominently show lock icons to indicate when a site is secure via HTTPS. Chrome in particular goes a step further by labeling standard HTTP sites as “unsecure”, as you can see in these examples (the same page for viewed in Chrome – one with HTTP, and the other with HTTPS).

What is WordPress?



At its core, WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create a website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers over 29% of all the websites on the Internet.
On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify it. Installed on your Hosting Service Account along with a Theme, it’s a tool that makes it easy to develop and manage important aspects of your website.

Thousands of plugins and templates power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces development costs and deployment time. 


What is a Hosting Service?

A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. Top providers’ offerings include redundant data centers equipped with many computer servers, disks, com-gear, operating systems, database management systems, security, email, and support staff.
InMotion Hosting is rated as one of the top ten Hosting providers by PC Magazine (2018).

What is Search Engine Optimization?

SEO is short for search engine optimization. Search engine optimization is a methodology of strategies, techniques and tactics used to increase the amount of visitors to a website by obtaining a high-ranking placement in the search results page of a search engine (SERP) — including Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.

Below is a sampling of specific SEO considerations about a pages content:

  • The focus keyword appears in the first paragraph of the copy.
  • The keyword density is not too low.
  • The images on this page alt attributes containing the focus keyword.
  • Page has no broken links.
  • The length of the meta description is sufficient.
  • The focus keyword appears in a sufficient number of subheadings in your copy.
  • The meta description contains the focus keyword.
  • The text contains more than minimum of 300 words.


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