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Improve Organic SEO with Local Directories

Getting your website to rank well with Google and the search engines is obviously very important.

But how do we achieve that? There are lots of different ways such as blogging and organic search engine optimization. Another good way to improve your website's SEO is through building your website’s digital footprint through local directories.

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Why Your Website Needs an SSL

SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer, is a standard security technology that is used on websites to make them encrypted. It encrypts the information your browser sends to the server.

In a nutshell, an SSL is what you install on a website when you want your website and your users to be kept safe and secure. It's what you see at the top of your browser that makes it HTTPS instead of HTTP.

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How to Use Cool Fonts on a Website

Websites have come a long ways in the last 15 years. The days of only being able to use "web friendly fonts" are long gone.

One great way to add some great visual interest to your website is with a unique font. Arial and Times New Roman can be so boring. Use something fun! Or sophisticated! Or whimsical!

Here are the two best ways to use your own font on your website.

Use Google fonts

Using a Google font is the easiest, safest way to implement a special font on your website. The only drawback is that your choice of font may not be one that Google offers. But they do have quite a few choices.

To see if the font you want to use is offered by Google, go to https://fonts.google.com. From there you can search for a specific font, or browse the selection to find one similar.

Once you find a font you want to use, click on Select this Font. A popup tab will appear at the bottom of your screen. You can click on the tab to get two pieces of information: the link to the external stylesheet and the code to put into your own stylesheet.

Google Fonts

Copy and paste the external stylesheet into the section of your website, and copy and paste the CSS they give you into your stylesheet.

Using an online font converter

Using a 3rd party font converter is more complicated to use. You are required to configure it on your own and make sure that all users regardless of browser or operating system are seeing the correct font. It’s not too difficult, just not as easy as using a Google font.

The font converter that we use is https://everythingfonts.com/font-face. After you click that link, just upload the font file that you want to use. It will convert the font file into several different files that you have to upload into your website. It will also provide some CSS that you will need to paste into your stylesheet.

Our Favorite Google Fonts

Here are a few of the Google fonts that we like to use on our websites. You can try them out!

Let us know if you have any questions. 757-646-7908 or info@freshlookwebdesign.com




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