My First Week at CeSI

Posted by Keturah Boyts on 28 February 2017

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My First Week at CeSI

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Introducing Keturah

Posted by Elizabeth Paulsen on 14 February 2017

keturah boytsKeturah Boyts joined Cascade e-Commerce Solutions, Inc. (CeSI) as an Account Assistant on February 1, 2017. Keturah has lived and worked in the Seattle South Side area since she was born. (So, she remembers how things were before the lightrail and the mall makeover in Southcenter.) Keturah was a student in the Highline School District (grades K-12), attending Valley View Elementary, Chinook Middle School, and graduating from Global Connections High School in 2011. Keturah then studied at Masters Commission Atlanta in GA for a year. In addition, she has multiple years of experience in retail and worked in the Highline School District for almost 3 years as a para-educator.

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It’s final: May Deadline for Google Mobile Search Update

Posted by Charles Williams on 23 March 2016

Last year, CESI began advising its clients regarding changes to Google’s ranking algorithm, a change that – as of April 21, 2015 - increases the weight of mobile-friendly sites over non-mobile sites in search results. As the year went on, however, some web professionals began to wonder if Google had scaled back the update to allow more time for sites to achieve mobile compliance.

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Introducing Dorie Lincoln

Posted by Elizabeth Paulsen on 26 February 2015

Dorie LincolnDorie joined Cascade e-Commerce Solutions in February 2015 as a Content Writer and Editor for our team.  Dorie was a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing Hilton Hotels Worldwide through turbulent times in the travel industry and is well versed in writing/editing/tracking/evaluating blogs, web pages and social media posts.  Currently she is studying in Seattle Central College’s Web Design and Development Associate of Arts program.

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How to Prevent Hacking of a WordPress Website

Posted by Elizabeth Paulsen on 26 February 2015

nohackWordPress is a very popular platform for building and maintaining a website and therefore there are many web developers who build in WordPress.

However, due to this very popularity WordPress websites also are a huge target for hackers.

Most web developers do not have the programming and server support knowledge to repair a hacked WordPress website.

Through 15 years of web programming experience our company has developed special expertise in restoring hacked WordPress websites.  Note: Hacked websites are removed from Google Search’s active index and frequently are sealed off by the companies that are hosting them and so restoring the websites involves far more steps than just simply removing malicious code.

Through this experience we have learned that there are several keys to preventing attack.

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The Two Things Most Businesses Could Do Better

Posted by Elizabeth Paulsen on 21 November 2014

Every day I’m reviewing how small to medium-sized businesses are marketing their services and products through electronic means.  Some are only using email and others are using Google My Business (formerly Google Maps and formerly Google Local) pages and review sites like Angie’s List and CitySearch and others are doing it all – website, blog, local listings, review site listings, email newsletters, social media, photo sharing sites, text promotions, and custom web applications, you name it.

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Yelp – A love/hate relationshiphttp://www.4cesi.com/blog/yelp-a-lovehate-relationship

Posted by Elizabeth Paulsen on 14 November 2014

As a web browser/consumer I love Yelp.  When my family wants to find a new restaurant in a specific vicinity we check Yelp for reviews and address details.  In addition, we enjoy reading their whimsical email and perusing humorous web articles about local venues.

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Introducing Ed Keener

Posted by Elizabeth Paulsen on 7 November 2014

ed keenerEd Keener joined Cascade e-Commerce Solutions Inc. (CeSI) as a web developer on September 15, 2014. Ed is experienced in website development, technical writing, computer networking, database development and end user support.  Ed has an AAS Degree in Computer Science from Charter College in Anchorage, AK in 2000. To learn about our newest team member go to http://www.northwestgoldcoast.com/meet-cesis-newest-team-member/.

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Introducing Caitlyn Wind

Posted by Elizabeth Paulsen on 9 October 2014

CaitlynCaitlyn Wind joined Cascade e-Commerce Solutions Inc. (CeSI) as an intern on October 8, 2014. She is currently a sophomore attending Tyee Global Connections High School. Caitlyn and her family reside in SeaTac, Washington. Caitlyn's interests including playing videogames, card games, tennis and basketball. Caitlyn has always had an interest in computers. In summer of 2014 she was able to attend a coding class at Highline Community College where she learned how to code a robot to dance, program a website, and make a version of flappy bird. She is excited to learn how to make websites professionally and even learn how a business works.

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Website Redesign Challenge: Spacewall West

Posted by Charles Williams on 3 October 2014

Spacewall West CeSI’s (Cascade e-Commerce Solutions, Inc.) latest redesign challenge came from Spacewall West. The company, which manufactures and sells slatwall and accessories, was looking to simplify and enhance the ordering process for both current and prospective customers of their West Coast manufacturing plants. Spacewall West also wanted to improve their product display layout to better show all options, including product color, orientation and groove spacing.  Finally, they desired a modern, updated site, with a fresh color scheme and a navigation structure that assisted customers in quickly finding products by plant location.

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