SEO Basics: How to Get to the Top of a Google Search

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Marketing & Advertising

We are often asked what can be done to improve a website’s search engine rankings. The very first steps to SEO include confirming a site is responsive (mobile ready), uses HTML 5 tags properly, has compressed media elements (e.g. photos), & uses a fast server. Beyond that, the answer often requires a more detailed analysis of the business and the goals in mind. The ...

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The Best Times to Post to Social Media

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Blog, Marketing & Advertising

You may be aware that Facebook is making big changes to its news feed yet again. Facebook will give even less weight to posts from businesses and pages to make room for more of your friends’ posts. This sparks some thought about how shareable the content is that a business posts, but it might also make the time ...

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Online Advertising for Local Businesses

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Marketing & Advertising

Our focus on helping small, local businesses grow sometimes means we have to limit online advertising to target specific locations surrounding those local businesses. Aside from simple location targeting, there are many practices that can help increase foot traffic and in-store sales straight from your online advertising campaign. Let’s focus on Google AdWords. The first step to ...

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Ad Blocker – Friend or Foe

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog, Marketing & Advertising

It’s an easy road to go down… Download an ad blocker browser extension under 1mb, enable it, then you never have to sit through another YouTube ad, scroll past Google search ads, or deal with slow page loading due to the ads that have to load alongside the article you are reading. Online advertising can be annoying, intrusive, and deceptive ...

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How Much Does a Website Cost?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Blog, Web Development

The default template you used on your company’s website has broken… again… and you are now tasked with the job of finding a designer and hosting company to get back on page 1 of Google. Time to start looking, but you ask yourself: “How much does a website cost?” Before you start asking design and ...

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Infographics On The Rise

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Blog, Graphic Design

The infographic is a design trend sweeping across the digital landscape over the past several years that has provided a new way of communicating data to viewers in a visually engaging and compelling way. Infographics, a.k.a. information graphics, are graphic representations of information that are presented in a clear and compelling way. When done properly, they are a ...

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The Best Super Bowl 50 Ads

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Marketing & Advertising, Watercooler

The pizza and wings have been eaten, Peyton Manning hugged his family and drank his Budweiser, and Chris Martin walked away unscathed from a fierce dance off. Now the only things to talk about are the commercials from this year’s big game. Although this was a toned-down year for the ad industry’s best of show, ...

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