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Cybersecurity Challenges & Best Practices for Small to Medium Sized Businesses

Cybersecurity Challenges & Best Practices for Small to Medium Sized Businesses Introduction In the era of digital advancement, we must take necessary steps to protect sensitive data. Since the inception of the Internet, we have come a long way. These days, the Internet has become an essential tool in any successful business, large and small. [...]

Changes In Search: Fads vs. Long Term Trends

Changes In Search: Fads vs. Long Term Trends In a fast-paced world dominated by constantly changing consumer demands, it can be difficult for business owners to distinguish between marketing fads and long-term trends. When it comes to search engine marketing and SEO, implementing a "bad" strategy can lead to damaging results, and with new Google [...]

Modern Web Design Best Practices According To Google

Modern Web Design Best Practices According To Google Google has put extensive research into the best ways to graphic design websites, so that they are easy for visitors to use, and easy for search engines to understand. By rewarding good website with search rankings, Google helps promote a better internet for us all to use [...]

Website Design & SEO For Transportation Company

ATG Transport is a fairly major trucking company, nationally, and they have hundreds of trucks running routes across the country. They did not have a web presence, and needed assistance building a website which looked good, represented their brand and could potentially be used to market their company. We began with identifying many [...]

Website Design & SEO For Phoenix Health Insurance

Phoenix Health Insurance is one of the biggest individual and group health agencies in Phoenix Arizona. They represent thousands of families in their pursuit and acquisition of healthcare coverage, and in these turbulent times for the healthcare markets, they needed a way to disseminate the latest developments to their potential clients. This website [...]

Website Design & SEO For Garage Epoxy Flooring Contractor

This website was done for a local Arizona flooring contractor. Floortec, the client, is moving into doing epoxy coatings for concrete floors and needed a website to showcase their services. We have done this type of work before, to very good effect, and we were happy to help Floortec flesh out their brand [...]

Website Design & SEO For Law Firm In Tempe

The law firm of Denton Peterson Services small and medium-sized businesses with all their business law means. Because their clientele ranges from small businesses - somewhat sizable corporations we needed to design a site that exemplified our clients professionalism without making them appear unapproachable. This client also serves many different areas of law [...]

8 Most Common Mistakes Companies Make When Doing Their Own SEO

8 Most Common Mistakes Companies Make When Doing Their Own SEO As a professional website design and search engine optimization company, we often work with clients to do SEO. A Mesa Arizona SEO company has many components with which it must work, and a key part of the program is content creation. While we do [...]

WordPress web design with e-commerce by woocommerce for Gilbert Arizona business

A WordPress Website Designed And Developed With Woocommerce E-commerce Platform For a Gilbert Business Doing website design for companies that have e-commerce integrated into their website requires more consideration than simply designing a portfolio type site for a small business or promotional site for a new company that is forming. When designing [...]

Questions And Answers From A Newbie DIY WPer

You answered this question on 02/25/14 Rating:   Knowledgeability Clarity of Response Politeness Nomination? 10 10 10 No Comment:   I asked many questions and Joshua answered each one thoroughly and promptly. Questioner: Al Category: Wordpress Private: No Subject: Wordpress Questions For A DIY HTMLer. Question: QUESTION: I'm planning to use wp to create a [...]

Chandler Search Engine Optimization By My Favorite Web Designs

Chandler Search Engine Optimization By My Favorite Web Designs Chandler is an incredibly fast growing city located near Phoenix Arizona. When I first started my business in 2009, many of the companies and homes that are now in South Chandler were just beginning to look in that direction. And there are plenty [...]

Arizona Photography Services by My Favorite Web Designs

AZ Photography Services by My Favorite Web Designs Photography Is Important To Website Design Website design can be done very, very well, and the marketing people can be the most creative in the world, but they need good imagery to make a truly beautiful website. While stock photos do provide fodder for much [...]

My Favorite Web Designs Approach To Design and Development

My Favorite Web Designs Approach To Design and Development Video Transcript "Hello, this is Josh with 'My Favorite Web Designs' of Mesa, Arizona. And I wanted to talk to you today about our design process. One of the questions that we frequently get asked is, what is the process for a new website or a [...]

Cadiente Plumbing

Cadiente Plumbing Website Project Service industry professionals need websites that are able to accommodate their new projects and showcase their new offerings. Wordpress is an ideal medium to design such a site, as it has terrific SEO properties and lends itself extremely well to a search optimization program designed by My Favorite Web Designs. The [...]

Microdata and Other Advantages of Designer and Developers in SEO

Microdata and Other Advantages of Designer and Developers in SEO Video Transcription   Joshua Jacoby, Web Design and SEO: "One of the biggest advantages to My Favorite Web Designs is that we do our own web design and development. I, in fact, am the Phoenix web designer and graphic designer for [...]

Why Does Hosting Need To Be Optimized For WordPress?

Neil asks: Why Should Hosting Be Optimized For Wordpress Websites? Hey Neil, Wordpress.com does not do standard hosting: http://vip.wordpress.com/our-services/#hosting they are very expensive. You should also never use their free service, as those things are deleted regularly. Self hosted wordpress sites are usually hosted on one of the big shared hosting companies [...]

5 Very Actionable Tips For SEO You Don’t Hear A Lot But Really Should

5 Very Actionable Tips For SEO You Don't Hear A Lot But Really Should 1. NOT YO MAMA's SITEMAPS Make sure, in addition to submitting a sitemap, you also submit a video sitemap, post sitemap, pages sitemap, sitemapindex, images sitemap, and a gzip formatted sitemap. If you use Wordpress this is easy, if you [...]

WordPress 3.4.2 Upgrade to 3.5!

URGENT UPDATE!!! ATTENTION WORDPRESS 3.5 USERS AND POTENTIAL USERS - WP 3.5 Does not break the redirection plugin! Did you see this??? Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in Evidently, redirection must be using it, it seems to have affected that plugin, so if your site is dependent on that, verify this when upgrading. There [...]

The EMD Penalty And What My SEO Company Learned

The Exact Match Domain Penalty - The EMD Penalty On Septemper 28th, 2012, Google rolled out a new penalty. The stated target of the penalty was exact match domains, particularly lower quality websites created for the purpose of targeting specific keywords. Google's contention is that these sites represent unnatural search results, and that they are [...]

Amack Law

This website was actually one of my favorite web sites to design and build as we were able to use my photography and a beautiful color scheme with grunge touches. I was also able to integrate the contact form into the header. The layout is clean and crisp, drawing attention just where the attention should [...]

My Direct AZ

This website was designed by My Favorite Web Designs for a direct tv retailer in Mesa, Arizona this business needed a website that was able to showcase its products and was search engine friendly. The graphical aspect of the job was also quite demanding. the customer required that the graphics be at or near the [...]


Wordpress E-commerce Website Design Designing Websites For Selling Online With Wordpress The Wordpress E-commerce Client This website design and development was done for a customer in Apache Junction, who also has a location in Seattle, Washington. The customer makes storage beds, hidden beds, wall beds and DIY kits for beds. He previously had an online [...]


A custom Wordpress theme, designed on top of the Thesis Wordpress theme. Custom Wordpress websites, where in the blogging platform is utilized as a CMS, are all the rage due to their almost unfair advantage over other websites in the search engines. Wordpress websites present owners with the unique ability to easily add SEO friendly content, and automate many of the more time consuming parts of optimizing a website for search/


A sports blog utilizing a modified Wordpress theme and graphics by Joshua Jacoby of My Favorite Web Designs. The site was developed for a Scottsdale Arizona web design client. It features a fluid design, slideshow using Jquery, and a store selling t-shirts for the sporting events the site is actively promoting. The writer makes his profit via advertisements on the site, which I implemented for him. The site also has several SEO friendly features active, including syndication.


This website started as a Wordpress site design, a free download. The customer had a few needs for modifying and setting up the template, which was no problem for My Favorite Web Designs chief designer and developer, Joshua Jacoby. Josh has modified countless templates, and understands creating a web template that works for CMS. The [...]


A Wordpress website designed for a local Mesa, Arizona E-tailer, e-marketing hCG diet products. The site features E-commerce, Slideshows, CMS, significant search potential and a kick ass attractive CSS design. Web development, graphic design and build out by web designer Joshua Jacoby of Mesa Arizona. As always, all work is done in house, no outsourcing, ever.


Buddypress social networking site, running on a wordpress core. Has a custom rating system, user accounts, avatars, profile pages, friends requests, groups, posting from the front end, sort by popular, date, author, etc... Also features a Jquery slider, added by this web designer to enable the site owner to sell ad space. Website Design and Development by Joshua Jacoby of Mesa Arizona, Owner of My Favorite Web Designs.


JA Drafting and Design needed a custom website that could effectively communicate with their customers. John needed a dynamic custom website that could easily be updated to reflect the latest design projects, FAQs, and other data his customers might need. The ideal website would be designed on a Wordpress platform, as a CMS. SEO friendly, designed with an intelligent data architecture, this custom website is perfectly poised to take advantage of our SEO service!

WPEC wordpress e-commerce bug found and fixed

WPEC wordpress e-commerce bug found and fixed So, I needed to import 2300 products to the cart. No surprise, the packaged importer just kept saying setting saved, but never actually imported anything. So, I went and purchased the deluxe product importer from Visser labs, I like them, Good community minded developers. The deluxe importer also [...]

The Importance of Arizona Website Design and Search Engine Optimization

The Importance of Arizona Website Design and Search Engine Optimization Businesses based in Arizona are likely looking towards the internet as the source of their future advertising campaigns. At the core of any such campaign will be a well-crafted website that potential customers will find in the search engine rankings. Bland and dull websites won't [...]

The Top 5 Things A SEO Company Needs An Awesome Website Company To Do

The Top 5 Things A SEO Company Needs An Awesome Website Company To Do In the new world of Arizona search engine optimization, there are many techniques that only a web design professional can take advantage of. Here are the top 5 things most SEO companies do not do, due to the lack of web [...]

Insuring Web Design Businesses With Arizona Professional Liability Insurance

Insuring Web Design Businesses With Arizona Professional Liability Insurance Arizona Professional Liability Insurance Building a web design business from the ground up is indeed an accomplishment. But is it enough to ascertain the success and financial soundness of the enterprise? Without a professional liability insurance plan from an authorized and trustworthy Arizona based insurer, a [...]

How To Do Local SEO In Mesa Arizona

How To Do Local SEO In Mesa Arizona All Mesa SEO rests on the quality of the content. Whatever your site, whomever your target audience, the quality, originality and presentation of your content will determine your visibility. This is not as simple as writing original content, though that is part of it. [...]