Is your mobile website just a stripped-down version of your desktop site?
Then this is a must-read for you. 

For the last few years, marketers and web designers (us included) have emphasized how important it is to consider the mobile design of a website. Data shows that with each passing year, more folks use their mobile devices to surf the web than any other platform.

But now, with its latest announcement, Google is stepping up the ante.

Earlier this month (October, 2016), Google announced that it will begin to create a separate mobile index within a few months, that will serve as the primary index that the search engine will use.

In other words, Google has decided to start indexing search results for mobile separately from desktop in order to offer mobile users better and fresher content.

The standard desktop index will remain active, but it won’t be as updated nearly as frequently as its mobile counterpart.

So, what’s this mean for your website?

Google’s New Mobile Index Redefines What Mobile First Really Means

Written by SuperUser Account on 10/25/2016

Yesterday, assorted news websites and Twitter accounts stated that the website was being redirected to Donald Trump’s current campaign website.  The reports originally stated that Jeb Bush’s camp let the domain expire and someone purchased it from underneath him, but later reports discovered that the website is unaffiliated with Bush’s campaign, and the redirect to Trump’s site was working in late 2015.

In light of this recent story, we here at the 5 Stones Media Web Administration Department would like to take this time to remind you to make sure you own – and renew - your domain names!

What's In A (Domain) Name?

Written by SuperUser Account on 2/17/2016

In one of my previous blog posts, You’re Only As Good As Your Content, I talk about why content from you is important when we're doing your marketing. We know that getting the information straight from the source is always the best thing. However, we’ve had a few people struggle with what exactly needs to go on their new website. Here’s some good guidelines for pages that you will normally have on your website:

Writing Website Content

Written by SuperUser Account on 5/12/2015

We live in a society that has a very “I want it now” mentality. Most people just want to jump directly into a new website or brochure. They crave so badly for something that looks nice that they forego the content and jump straight to the design. While you should definitely want your website or brochure to look good, you should also want it to sound good. You need to take in consideration that a good designer wants to design your message and not just an empty container.

And you should think about a new website or a brochure as just that: a container. A container of information to be consumed by a client. Think about it; most people come to your website because they’re searching for something. I can guarantee you that something isn’t “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…” (For those of you who don’t know, most designers use Latin filler text as a placeholder in their designs when they don’t have content first).

For a designer to build you the right container, they need to know what’s going inside of it. You wouldn’t put your soup on a plate, would you?

Content Drives Design