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Is Slack The Next Frontier In Business Development?

By Hunter Nelson | November 19, 2020

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in Slack channels.  As a solo founder I’m primarily dependent on reaching out to other people on social media networks such as Reddit, LinkedIn, and Slack to exchange ideas and keep up with current happenings in the marketplace. Through that process I’ve become quite involved in several…

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Beginner’s Guide To Measuring Search Engine Performance Metrics

By Hunter Nelson | October 25, 2020

If you’re new to the world of working with an agency on your digital marketing, you may have questions on evaluating whether or not your investment is making any difference. A website is a cornerstone of digital marketing infrastructure, and a well built website will naturally attract some traffic from search engines; known as organic…

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Wrong Canonical URL From Yoast Plugin

By Hunter Nelson | September 23, 2020

The other day I was reviewing some indexed pages in Google Search console trying to understand why I was having a drop in rankings and noticed that I had both canoncial URLs and Open Graph tags indexed in Google that were pointing to my local development machines URL. WTF? I knew that the Yoast Plugin…

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Essential Design Considerations For A WordPress Website

By Hunter Nelson | September 22, 2020

Building a high performing WordPress site for your business is a bit more involved than many understand. On one hand it’s relatively easy to get started with, but on the other, it’s a complex piece of installed software that has been in development by a large open source community for more than 15 years. I’ve…

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3 Essential Deployment Environments For Your WordPress Marketing Website

By Hunter Nelson | September 4, 2020

When starting with a new client on their website, one issue I frequently encounter is the lack of deployment environments. Often times there is only one consumer facing website instance deployed as a production environment. Many times there is no system of formal backups in place and these conditions serve as a recipe for disaster…

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JaxChamber Membership Announcement

By Hunter Nelson | August 3, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that Tortoise and Hare Software is now a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, more commonly known as the JaxChamber. Although we’re not specifically a local company, we’re proud to be able to support the local economy with our membership and to further the JaxChamber mission of growing the local…

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Google Ads Case Study For An ECommerce SaaS Provider (In Depth)

By Hunter Nelson | July 19, 2020

In this post we’re going to walk through an eCommerce SaaS google ads case study. We’ll walk you through how we took one lucky eCommerce software as a service (SaaS) provider with a 5 figure monthly ad budget, from being a company with account maintenance challenges, room for improvement on their returns, and questions on…

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5+ Essential Google Ads Campaigns For Your Ad Account

By Hunter Nelson | June 21, 2020

Advertising your business on Google Ads is a fantastic way to drive traffic to your website and generate leads for your company. Many companies don’t know where to start when it comes to creating campaigns, or structuring their account in general, so today I wanted to go over a few of the essential Google Ads…

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Tortoise and Hare Software Featured On #JaxBusinessStrong Podcast

By Hunter Nelson | May 26, 2020

Running a business during coronavirus is a challenging task for companies in any city, and Jacksonville is no exception. There’s a lot of angst circulating about in regards to many Jacksonville business’ future and people have questions on how to survive and adjust to the new economic climate. One local company, Studio Podcast Suites is…

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The Story Of Tortoise and Hare Software

By Hunter Nelson | April 20, 2020

Since I started Tortoise and Hare Software, I’ve consistently gotten good feedback on the name and the branding, even from complete strangers who have no reason to come up and tell me otherwise. I frequently get the question, “how did you come up with the name” and today I’ll be answering that question in blog…