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As a graphic designer, I understand that choosing a graphic designer is no easy task. Let’s face it, there are plethora of graphic designers out there today and although it may seem like we all do the same thing, it is important to understand that this is far from the truth. This article will show you some of the considerations you should make before hiring one for your business or creative projects.

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Unfortunately bad design is everywhere, and the best part about this problem is that you actually have control over this issue and can do something about it. Yes, I know that hiring a designer to revamp or start up your business with good design is an investment in itself, but this article will talk about why that investment is very necessary towards your business success and goals.

Chris Takakura's Wordpress guide

Wordpress doesn’t come with settings to input standard SEO tactics such as meta keywords and meta descriptions. For the longest time I have wondered as to why this was the case, but fortunately, there are many plugins that can help you input standard SEO tactics. I have been a long user of a plugin called “All in One SEO”, and it has served me pretty well with my own websites as well as client websites. This article covers how to use All in One SEO to the fullest in the “Add New Posts” section of Wordpress. This article does not cover how to configure the plugin settings.

Chris Takakura's Wordpress guide

This beginners guide covers how to implement SEO tactics within media files on Wordpress. The latest media manager in Wordpress has become quite powerful, in which it allows you to manage your image, edit your image, set “alt” tags for SEO, add captions, add alignment and more. It is always a good practice to implement basic SEO tactics for your images as much as your posts in Wordpress as it can be a difference between search engines like Google finding your images and then your articles, to Google not finding it at all. For a little second of your time, you can make a difference easily.

Chris Takakura's Wordpress guide

Beginners guide to WordPress

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This article covers basic overview of Wordpress and how to manage posts and pages using the powerful publishing system that the web software provides. When I set up a Wordpress website, a lot of my clients need a simple walk-through of how to update their blog or news pages, and other exterior pages that may come with the set up. Wordpress is a web based software that is very simple to use once you get used to it, but also has advanced features that can edit deep parts of the website. This article will cover settings that you should not touch if you are a beginner and introduction to plugins and widgets.

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