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CBD Shops and Hemp Farms Raleigh NC

CBD + Hemp

1218 Wellness

1218 Wellness
1218 Wellness is a CBD shop offering tinctures and creams from industrial hemp that is non-GMO and free of pesticides, solvents, herbicides and chemical fertilizers grown and extracted in both Kentucky and New York. Located in Clayton NC.

Healing Green Farms

Healing Green Farms
Healing Green Farms is an organic seed-to-bottle hemp farm and CBD company with fully custom build your own blend organic products available. Farm and production facility located in Willow Springs, NC

Hemp Times

Hemp Times
Hemp Times offers CBD home delivery services for Hemp derived CBD ( Cannabidiol ) products as well as a retail store located in Glenwood South downtown Raleigh NC.


Hempko is a hemp & CBD store and wholesale distributor selling flower, cosmetics, edibles, oil and tinctures, topicals, vapes, accessories and CBD for pets. Located in Apex NC.


Herbivore is a CBD shop offering CBD products include tinctures, oils, flower, topicals, vapes, prerolls, edibles from national brands like Medterra, Charlotte’s Webb, CBDMD, CBD Living, Apothecana, Saint Jane and more. Located in Five Points, Raleigh NC.

Medicine Mamas Farmacy

Medicine Mamas Farmacy
Medicine Mamas Farmacy is a mobile and brick & mortar CBD dispensary offering handmade natural CBD infused edibles and other items using 100 percent locally farmed and manufactured NC Hemp. Physical dispensary located on Atlantic Ave in Raleigh NC.

Oak City Cannabis

Oak City Cannabis
Oak City Cannabis is an industrial hemp farm specializing in CBD ( Cannabidiol ) Hemp production and products. Farm located just north of Raleigh in Wilton NC.

Oak City Hemp

Oak City Hemp
Oak City Hemp engages in the global hemp marketplace to support the economic growth of the NC industrial hemp industry with online sales, brick and mortar stores, events, farming and consulting of cannabinoid CBD products. Located in Pittsboro, NC.

The Hemp Boutique of Cary

The Hemp Boutique of Cary
The Hemp Boutique of Cary is a CBD shop offering Hemp flower, tinctures, edibles, vapes, creams, capsules, snacks, water, sodas, proteins, oils, candles, bath and spa items, pet treats, and other full spectrum products. Located in Cary NC.

The Hemp Store NC

The Hemp Store NC
The Hemp Store NC offers hemp and CDB ( Cannabidiol ) products from US grown hemp with locations in Raleigh, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill NC.


TREK CBD is a curated natural health and wellness store featuring all things CBD including tinctures, capsules, topicals, bath, body & beauty, pet care, edibles, flower and vape made exclusively with U.S. grown hemp. Located in Wake Forest NC.

Triangle Hemp

Triangle Hemp
Triangle Hemp is a hemp genetics company providing farmers with rigorously tested, uniform, and feminized high-CBD ( cannabidiol ) seeds and field-ready transplants from their greenhouse. Located in Durham NC.

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Local Raleigh NC Businesses that went out of business because of COVID 19

Locally-owned independently owned North Carolina businesses that shutdown and closed permanently due to the governments mandatory business closure for COVID-19. The list may grow as we find any more businesses that have closed. These are restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks and bakeries. Along with the businesses closing the employees who worked there have now lost their jobs with these businesses.

Gonza Tacos y Tequila – Tacos y Tequila

Linus & Pepper –

Vergil’s Tacos –

Crazy Tamales –

Party Delights –

Liquid State Coffee Shop –

Chucks by Ashley Christensen –

Gateway Restaurant –

Oakwood Café –


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Trek CBD

TREK CBD | CBD Shop Raleigh NC


Small Business SEO Raleigh NC search engine optimization

Nick Pione, Owner

CBD Shop Wake Forest NC

TREK CBD is a curated natural health and wellness store featuring all things CBD including tinctures, capsules, topicals, bath, body & beauty, pet care, edibles, flower and vape made exclusively with U.S. grown hemp. Located in Wake Forest NC.


CBD Shop | Natural Health + Wellness

  • CBD
  • Hemp Flower
  • Tinctures + Oil
  • Capsules
  • Topicals
  • Gummies + Taffy
  • Coffee + Tea + Honey
  • Chocolate
  • Bath + Skin + Hair Care
  • Vape

1968 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587


Small Business SEO Raleigh NC search engine optimization

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Small Business SEO Raleigh NC

Teddslist Small Business SEO for Raleigh, NC Businesses

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing your website for people and search engines. With the proper SEO strategy, you can raise your rank on search engine results which helps drive traffic to your website. It is an ongoing process that needs to be monitored for best results. This may seem like a service exclusively for large companies, but Teddslist offers affordable SEO to small, independently owned business.

How SEO works

Google and other search engines do their best to produce a list of results that best fit their users’ (customer’s) query. SEO incorporates a variety of techniques to show search engines that your website is going to be useful to the viewer. These techniques range from simply using keywords, to the more technical details of how your website runs. When SEO best practices are used, you can see results that will yield very positive results for your business.

Some aspects of SEO include:


Adding the right keywords lets search engines know that you have related content on your site. This can make people think it’s good enough just to over-saturate their site with certain keywords, but keywords need to be added organically through great content. It’s also important to choose the keywords and phrases that will best translate into sales. A highly skilled content writer can both make a huge difference in user satisfaction and appeal to search engines.

Link building

Link building helps connect your website to other locations on the web. You want your site to have a high number of links from a diverse group of trusted sites. If you’re linked to trusted sites, Google and other search engines know your site can be trusted too. Links can come from many sources like news sites, blogs, forums, and sites like Teddslist, just to name a few.

Social metrics

We all know the importance of social media sites. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. are where we get our news, reviews, and connect with friends. So, it’s only natural that search engines will check to see if you have a strong social media presence. Positive reviews and buzz around your brand can go a long way in improving your small business’ ranking on search engines.


Traffic is basically the amount of viewers that see your site. Businesses can increase their traffic by strengthening their online presence and/or running pay per click (PPC) ads. PPC ad campaigns are great for small businesses because they allow you to set a strict budget and only pay when someone clicks on your ad.

Clickthrough rates

Clickthrough rates are often used to judge the success of PPC or email ad campaigns. This measures how many people went to your site as a result of clicking on your ad. Clickthrough rates allow you to see which ads are working best and which need adjustments. PPC ads are convenient because they allow you to quickly implement changes in your campaign.

The more technical side

SEO can be highly technical. The way your website is coded and laid out will have an effect on your user’s experience and affect your ranking. Improving loading times, eliminating broken links, and creating a proper XML sitemap are just a few examples of the many ways more technical SEO improves your site. Teddslist understands that the more technical aspects of SEO can be very expensive and may not be cost-effective for all small businesses to do right away. Therefore, we can spread this work out over time to accommodate smaller budgets.

Why SEO is important for small businesses

Small businesses are often working with smaller budgets, so they need to use every dollar wisely. Having a business in the Raleigh area means there are many opportunities for growth, but it also means you face a lot of competition. SEO can give you an edge over your competitors and allow your business to thrive.

Advantages of SEO

High-quality traffic

SEO boosts the quantity of traffic as well as quality. It doesn’t matter how many people visit your site if they have no interest in acquiring your product or service. SEO improves your ability to be found by customers searching terms closely related to your business. This can lead to higher sales and more qualified leads.

Improved brand awareness

Traditionally businesses needed large marketing budgets to attract customers from another state or country, but now a website is easily accessible worldwide. There is always room to improve your brand locally and you can avoid missing out on possible sales from all the business travelers coming to Raleigh.

Better first impression

First impressions are extremely important. Having a beautiful, well-designed website reflects the quality of your business. A poorly designed website doesn’t necessarily mean a poorly run business, but that’s often how it’s perceived by the customer. A great website also allows you to tell your story. Let your customers see your passion for the business.

Better user experience

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to navigate a poorly designed website. If your potential customers can’t easily find what they’re looking for, they will likely move on. A better user experience helps you gain more positive reviews which increase recommendations and boost your ranking on search engines.

Move ahead of your competition

The difference between page one and page two of a search result is night and day. Chances are you are losing potential customers if you are not in the top five. It doesn’t matter how great your business is if your competition is getting to the customers first. SEO allows you to move up the rankings and lets your business shine.

Why chose Teddslist for your SEO services?

Teddslist has always been and always will be for locals only. Our deep roots in the community mean you can trust us to help you grow. We only focus on small locally owned businesses in the Raleigh area and know what it takes to help you succeed. This focus on small business means we have the expertise to create an SEO strategy that fits within your budget. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We can walk you through what you need to know and create a plan for your future with SEO.


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Hale Law Firm PC | Criminal Defense Lawyer Raleigh NC

Robert Hale Jr. Attorney at Law | Owner

Criminal Defense Lawyer Raleigh NC

Hale Law Firm, PC is a Raleigh criminal defense law firm specializing in federal crimes, criminal law, DWI, traffic violations, appeals. Attorney Robert H. Hale, Jr. is a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer located in downtown Raleigh NC.

Office: 919-838-0058
Office: 919-987-2075
Text: 919-521-1882

Raleigh criminal defense lawyer

  • Federal Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Appeals

Hale Law Firm, PC
One City Plaza
421 Fayetteville Street Suite 1100
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Smith | Bowers, PLLC | Business Law Firm | Business Lawyer Raleigh NC

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M. Riana Smith & Jessica E. Bowers | Partners/Owners

Business Law Firm Management Raleigh NC

Smith Bowers, PLLC law firm offers services in the areas of surety, construction, business, business litigation, and appellate law. Estate planning, trust and estate administration, fiduciary litigation, land use planning. Located in downtown Raleigh NC.

P: 919.977.9364
F: 919.238.1691

Raleigh NC Business Law Firm Services

  • Surety law
  • Construction law
  • Business law & Business Litigation
  • Appellate law
  • Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Land Use Planning

Smith | Bowers
127 W Hargett Street
Suite 504
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Victory Property Management | Rental Property Management Raleigh NC

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R.E. Hunter, Owner

Full Service Rental Property Management Raleigh NC

Victory Property Management is a full service rental property management company with services including marketing, rental business consulting, advertising/marketing, consulting, owner/client communication, and long term rental property management.


Raleigh NC Rental Property Management Services

  • Marketing
  • Rental Business Consulting
  • Advertising
  • Owner/Client Communication
  • Long Term Rental Property Management

Victory Property Management
609 St Marys St
Raleigh, NC 27605

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Tama Cafe | Cafe, Tea & Coffee Shop Downtown Raleigh NC

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Cafe, Tea & Coffee Shop Raleigh NC

Tama Cafe offers specialty drinks handcrafted by trained tea-tenders from loose leaf teas sourced from all over the world. Other options include their Tama Tea sparkling canned tea, coffee, vegan wraps, sandwiches and more. Located in downtown Raleigh NC.

(919) 561-6271

Handcrafted Specialty Drinks + Food

  • Loose Leaf Teas
  • Tama Tea Sparkling Canned Tea
  • Local Coffee
  • Smoothies
  • Vegan Wraps
  • Sandwiches
  • Salads

Tama Cafe
401 Fayetteville St suite 103 Raleigh NC 27601

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Chess Coaches — Raleigh and Triangle area — Kincaid Education Group

Kincaid Education Group is currently seeking chess coaches for area clubs and schools. No experience required. Some required documents may include background check and medical signatures depending on school requirements. Interested candidates should send their resumes to

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Internet Inventory Manager | Belmonte Auto | Independent Auto Dealership | Raleigh NC

Internet Inventory Manager | Belmonte Auto | Independent Auto Dealership | Raleigh NC

Internet Inventory Manager Belmonte Auto | Independent Auto Dealership Raleigh NC

Belmonte Auto Imports | Independent Used Auto Dealership located in Raleigh NC is currently looking for an Inventory Internet Manager to help them add new vehicles to their online inventory and take pictures and video and add to their dealership website for.

Find out more about their Internet Inventory Manager position on the website.

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Post Local Jobs with Locally-Owned Independent North Carolina Businesses

Post Local Jobs with Locally-Owned Independent North Carolina Businesses

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2018 NCSU + teddslist Small Business Internship Fair Success Story with Anderson Painting

On March 23, 2018 the Poole College of Management Career Center, in partnership with teddslist.comhosted the first annual 2018 Small Business Internship Fair in Nelson Hall on the NC State campus.

This was a great event to recruit talented and ambitious NC State business students for paid summer internships and project work for local businesses.

We had 16 small businesses or branch offices from the Triangle register to attend and 62 students came out that afternoon to talk with the company representatives about summer internships and project work.

The list included:

  1. American Red Cross –
  2. Anderson Painting & Power Washing Corp –
  3. Belmonte Auto Imports –
  4. Carmen Ritz – State Farm Insurance Agent –
  5. Hire Scene –
  6. i2m LLC –
  7. Lithios Apps –
  8. Merchants Sales Company –
  9. Mosquito Authority –
  10. My Hot Lunchbox –
  11. Size Stream –
  12. Southeast Montessori Collective –
  13. Southern National Motorsports Park –
  14. –
  15. Venture Back Office –
  16. WaveTherm –

Anderson Painting is one of the locally-owned independent North Carolina businesses listed on who attended last year’s 2018 Small Business Internship Fair at NC State University. We asked them to share their experience and success of attending and here is what they said,

teddslist: Was it worth it to attend the internship fair for local businesses?

Megan Anderson, co-owner,

There are not many opportunities for a local, independently owned business like Anderson Painting to get in front of strong, collegiate talent. As business owners, Nate [Anderson] and I jumped at the opportunity to be involved in a small business fair where we could connect with students without being over shadowed by large corporations with big budgets and their own recruiters.

I love that you are showing university students that there are employment opportunities in the small, local business sector. Every candidate that we interviewed was well spoken and professional. We ultimately hired Holly [Brantley], initially as an intern, and now as head of our Marketing department.

As a graduate of the NCSU Business school, Holly is knowledgeable, responsible, and motivated. We couldn’t be happier with our entire experience with the small business intern fair, from start to finish. Thank you for supporting small, local businesses!”

teddslist: The fair was good for local businesses, what about the students?

Holly Brantley, NCSU intern/full time employee,

I was very excited about the opportunity to attend the Small Business Career Fair during the spring semester of my senior year at NC State. As I was preparing for graduation I had hoped that the fair would allow me to make connections with local companies that would ultimately lead to a full time position. During my time at NC State, I had determined that a career in the corporate world was not the right fit for me. Instead, I wanted to work for a small business where I thought I would really be able to recognize the impact of my contributions. For this reason, I was glad that NC State was providing an event specifically for students to meet with locally owned and operated companies. Prior to the fair I did some research on the companies that would be attending. One company in particular stood out to me and their needs matched well with what I had to offer. That company was Anderson Painting.

During the fair I spoke with Anderson’s Operation Manager and passed along my resume for further review. From there, one of the owner’s of the company reached out to schedule an interview. After the interview process was complete I was offered a full time marketing internship with the company. During the internship I learned a great deal about the marketing initiatives that Anderson had implemented thus far as well as their goals and plans for moving forward. The internship lasted for about 4 months and then rolled into a full time marketing manager position.

Now, I have been with Anderson Painting for almost a full year and I have really enjoyed working with a company where I have the chance to learn something new everyday. Working with a small business such as Anderson has given me the opportunity to learn what entrepreneurship is all about. My main responsibilities include researching and planning for new marketing efforts as well as monitoring ROI for our current initiatives. This year, the Anderson team has some pretty ambitious goals and I look forward to playing an important role in helping the company reach those targets.”

About Anderson Painting

Anderson Painting is a licensed and insured professional painting company based in Raleigh offering exterior and interior painting, pressure washing, along with siding repair, wood work, deck staining, and remodeling for residential and commercial properties for the Greater Triangle area. 

Nate Anderson learned how to paint as a teenager growing up in Portland, Oregon. Every summer he would work with his youth pastor painting houses. In college he used those acquired skills to start a small summer paint business. Upon graduation, he took a high school teaching job in North Carolina & on a small hunch that he may use his paint equipment again, he threw his paint sprayer in his trailer, and headed East.

Flash forward a few years later and Nate found himself missing the challenges and excitement that come with being an entrepreneur. In the midst of a growing family, he and his wife Megan took a huge leap of faith; they quit their jobs, and started Anderson Painting the summer of 2006. Through hard work, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellent customer service, Anderson Painting grew into the company it is today.

“Our commitment is to provide our customers with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. We accomplish this by:

  • Conducting all business in an honest, friendly, and courteous manner
  • Valuing all customer concerns and requests
  • Delivering professional grade services, focused on precision, detail, and thoroughness
  • Maintaining continuous communication with the customer with regard to job progress
  • Completing a final walk through and evaluation with the customer upon completion of the job”

 Learn more about Anderson Painting

2020 NC State Small Business Internship Fair

To continue the success for both NCSU students and locally-owned independent NC businesses in 2020, is excited to announce that in partnership with Poole College of Management Career Center will again host the third annual 2020 Small Business Internship Fair on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Nelson Hall on the NC State campus which is located at 2801 Founders Drive Raleigh, North Carolina 27607.

Small Business Internship Fair Registration:

Registration Fees/Payment:

The cost to attend the Small Business Internship Fair is $50.  The registration fee includes an information table for two company representatives. Registration fees should be paid in full prior to this event. Businesses may pay by credit card or by check.  Registration is limited to just 25 employers.


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Lola’s Beach Bar in Raleigh’s Five Points is Now Open!

Vintage Beach Bar

Open air indoor seating and outside dog friendly beach theme patio.


Island style tacos

Specialty margaritas
Local Craft Beer


1803 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC 27608

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Google could be flagging your website ‘Not secure.’ How to ‘Secure’ it with an SSL certificate–and why it’s important

Google gives web users warnings of websites that are not secured with what is called an SSL Certificate, or Secure Socket Layer.  In short, this is why some websites begin with https (secure) and http (not secure).  Websites with the SSL give visitors assurance that the personal information that they input (such as mailing list forms and surveys as well as credit card numbers and mailing addresses) will be kept secure from breaches.  Google also ranks the websites with https higher than those that aren’t secured.  The image below illustrates what unsecure websites will display to visitors:

Eventual treatment of all HTTP pages in Chrome

Eventual treatment of all HTTP pages in Chrome

The fix is easy, and there are ancillary benefits as well.  To achieve the https status, add an SSL Certificate to your website (see Buying and Installing an SSL below).  When you do, the following benefits will be gained:

Five SSL Certificate benefits:

  • Encryption: Help protect customer data submitted on your website.
  • Protection: Guard against phishing and hacking attacks.
  • Increase Ranking: Higher organic rankings for search results in search engines.
  • Verification: Confirmation that you are the true owner of the website.
  • Build: Add trust with potential and current customers

(From the Google Security Blog) – Google is marking all HTTP sites as “not secure”, but all you have to do is buy and set up a SSL Certificate, which changes your domain from an unsecured HTTP to a secured HTTPS and then Google will update and mark your website with the trusted and rapidly growing green lock and ‘secure’ sign in their Chrome web browser ominbox right before your domain name.   

Buying and installing an SSL.

Keep in mind: 

  • $65.00 to $350.00+ depending on security level.
  • Certificates last one to two years and must be renewed.
  • There are many options online to buy SSL Certificates–ask your web developer or a teddslist professional to get you started, or begin at


Further reading

SSL certificates ‘Secure’ and increase website SEO.

From the Google Security Blog

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Business Spotlight: Melody Cubillos of Cubillos, Inc.

Q + A with Cubillos owner Melody Cubillos

What do you offer at Cubillos?  The Cubillos team offers services that help a business’s brand. We create designs from logos, brochures, social media posts, Ads and much more. In addition, we also help businesses with their social media. This helps to maintain their brand’s presence and engage with their consumers while building a relationship with them. We are also partnered with some other great local businesses to better assist our clients with all their printing and signage needs. This way, no matter what kind of marketing items and campaigns we help with – our clients are always covered.

How long have you been in business?  Since summer, 2016.

Where are you located, and whom do you serve?  We are based in Holly Springs, but we work remotely. We are able to help clients all over the country!

What do you most enjoy about your business?  Where to start? I love being creative! I first decided to start the business because I really wanted to connect with small business owners who were ready to grow their business. Whether we are helping to design a logo, brainstorm marketing campaigns, or even create content for social media – making it custom to each client is the most exciting part!

What is something you educate your clients about?  We help educate clients on why it’s so important to have a strong brand. We explain why it matters, and how it can be done. Rather than using clipart images, and Canva templates, we show our clients how custom designs that reflect their brand will help their audience remember their business better. The more consistent your brand is, the more credible you become; therefore, the more trust you will gain from your audience.

What local businesses do you love?  The Kitchen Archive of Raleigh and Durham and Bombshell Brewery in Holly Springs.


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Google’s Now Marking Your HTTP Website ‘Not Secure’. How To ‘Secure’ It, Speed Up Loading Time And Improve SEO With a SSL Certificate.

Red Beware Not Secure Triangle Shown In Chrome

Red Beware Not Secure Triangle Will Be Shown In Chrome On HTTP Websites


(Google Security Blog) – Google is marking all HTTP sites as “not secure”, but all you have to do is get and set up a SSL Certificate, which changes your domain from an unsecured HTTP to a secured HTTPS and then Google will update and mark your website with the trusted and rapidly growing green lock and ‘Secure‘ sign in their Chrome web browser ominbox right before your domain name.   

HTTP websites get ‘Not Secure‘ displayed in the ominbox.

This has been a long time coming according to Google’s blog post:

For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”“.


Eventual treatment of all HTTP pages in Chrome

Eventual treatment of all HTTP pages in Chrome

7 SSL Certificate Benefits:

  • Encrypt:  SSL help protect customer data submitted on your website.
  • Protect:  Guard against phishing and hacking attacks with SSL.
  • Improve: Higher organic rankings for SSL websites in search engines.
  • Verify: Conformation that you’re the true owner of the website.
  • Build: SSL add trust with potential and current customers
  • Increase:  Webpage load times can speed up with SSL certificates.
  • Comply:  SSL is a key component in PCI compliance and e-commerce.

    Prices, purchasing and SSL term lengths.

  • SSL certificates cost $65.00 to $350.00+ depending on security.
  • SSL certificate last are for one to two years and  have to be renewed.
  • SSL certificates are available at domain and hosting providers.


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SSL certificates ‘Secure‘ and improve website SEO.

Google uses HTTPS as a ranking signal to help place your ‘secure’ website higher in organic search results when ranking your website against other websites who don’t have an SSL certificate thereby helping your search engine optimization (SEO).

SEO and Internet Marking companies have said for many years now how valuable SSL certificates are for SEO as quoted from Noah Boswell a certified Google Adwords Partner, SEO expert and CEO of a Raleigh NC based SEO and Internet Marketing Company  Look to the Right, LLC.

“SEO is an constant process of optimizing your website, blogs, social media and many other aspects of internet marketing to help your website move up in search result rankings for potential visitors and customer who are searching for your products or services. We help our clients get to the top of Google and having an SSL certificate on their website is one of those ways we do it.”


Google Search Results Are HTTPS Trend Forecast

Google Search Results Are HTTPS Trend Forecast


In fact, April 2017 reported “Half of Page-1 Google Results Are Now HTTPS ” and as far back as August 2014  published the article ” Google Starts Giving A Ranking Boost To Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites ” which went on to say that “this gives websites a small ranking benefit”.

What’s an SSL certificate and how to install it? 

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology that help provide protection online for both the business and consumer.

Installing SSL certificates can vary and will be done with the company you bought it from and with some managed WordPress websites, SSL certificates are automatically installed for you. The best bet is to  reach out to the company or individual who manganese your website and have them help you with the process. is an online community marketplace connecting locally-owned independent businesses and consumers by listing their website and offering other online marketing, products, services including  domains, hosting, SSL certificates, e-commerce and digital marketing as well as custom WordPress websites and DYI website builder options.


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How to choose a Headshot Photographer

How to choose a headshot photographer?  Alexis Shoemaker of Sly Fox Marketing and Promotion explains how to select a professional who will strategically help you build your brand.

“As a professional marketer, I often have to remind my clients that there is a distinct difference between a photographer and a branding specialist,” Shoemaker says.  “A branding specialist understands the high standards that branding photography must meet, so that images can be used on one’s website, printed marketing materials and various social media platforms.”

Shoemaker continues that business photographers create “images that are more than just pictures. They represent your brand.  For instance, a knowledgeable specialist may shoot a hair stylist in their working environment. She or he knows how to style and position the professional so the industry is conveyed as well.”
Perhaps most importantly, Shoemaker explains, brand specialists “communicate with your website and graphic designers, your marketers and your networks,” and that they often “limit other types of photography they offer. For example, Wanda Clayton of Timeless Photography does not offer wedding or family photography as often as other photographers may. Wanda is truly a specialist, not a general photographer. “
Search business photographers, among other services, in the Business Services category.
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Capital Auto Repair & Service

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Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina Brewing Company is a long-standing local brewery that counts itself as one of the first breweries in North Carolina.  They brew a pale ale, India pale ale and nut brown ale year round and feature seasonal summer wheats, Oktoberfest, winter porter and spring bock as well as a Groundhog day beer.

A smaller brewery by any standard, CBC prides itself in the quality that they are able to put into each batch and the natural ingredients that they stand behind.

Open each Saturday for a 1 pm tour, CBC gives visitors a chance to understand the brewing process, the history of the brewery and sample all of the current beers on tap, all for free.  This is a great date, team outing or a break from the museum circuit.

The CBC brews can be found in Triangle area restaurants, bars and groceries.

Check out CBC’s website and  full listing on

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Belmonte Auto Imports

Belmonte Auto Imports

Belmonte Auto Imports is an independent,  family-owned and operated business located in Raleigh, NC.  Brothers Dan and Vince Belmonte have over 30 years of experience buying and selling vehicles in Raleigh.

All units go through a pre-sale inspection, and the inventory consists especially of pre-owned import cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Warranties are available on most vehicles. Customer service is their top priority, and they offer lifetime trade-in on all vehicles sold.


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Swankarama – The Website for FATHER AND SON ANTIQUES

Swankarama – The Website for FATHER AND SON ANTIQUES.

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Cup A Joe



Cup A Joe




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Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery


Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery

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