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Top 4 SEO Trends for 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is becoming more integrated with content marketing than ever before.  For this upcoming year of 2015, we’ll see more changes in the SEO industry and below is a list of the top 4 trends to watch. 1. Utilize mobile search optimization or your website will fail.  Google has been testing mobile-friendly […]

7 Deadly Sins of Web Design

Web design can be very subjective.  Some people believe super sleek modern designs are the best way to grab attention. Others, like Craigslist, focus on simplicity and functionality for visitors to find what they are looking for.  Depending on your business or industry, different aspects of web design may work best for you.  However, there […]

Top Yahoo & Bing Searches of 2014

While Google runs the web with 67% of the search engine market share, Bing and Yahoo are next in line.  Both of the runner-ups have released their insights for the top web searches of 2014.  What do these results tell us?  According to Yahoo, the lists capture the cultural mood, political concerns and technological advances […]

Cyber Monday is here

  Is your website ready for today’s Cyber Monday traffic?  On Black Friday, Best Buy’s website was down for over an hour as shoppers flooded the mobile site looking for the best deals.  With an influx of mobile traffic for Best Buy’s site, it had to be shut down to restore the issues for the […]

Google Ranks the Top Thanksgiving Recipes in Each State

The New York Times put together a study on what the most popular Thanksgiving recipe in each state is, according to Google.  The research did not include “turkey” because that would be the most popular dish in all 50 states.  Google searching can be a meaningful indicator of behaviors and attitudes of people in different […]

Thanksgiving Day is the New Black Friday

  With more stores opening on Thanksgiving and starting online sales that day, Black Friday is turning into more than just one day of shopping.  Many retailers have even extended their sale prices for the entire week leading up to Black Friday. Mobile and tablet shopping is set to top last year with $1.6 billion […]

How to Increase Conversions from Google Adwords this Holiday Shopping Season

  Small businesses who sell products or services online will be working extra hard this holiday season to keep up with buying trends.  Google did a study showing that one third of shopping-related searches are now happening between the hours of 10pm to 4am.  What does this mean for your business?  It is important to […]

Why Email Marketing is NOT Dead

When people think of online marketing, they mostly think of social media.  Social media may seem more hip and cool but email marketing is still proven to be one of the most effective and sustainable ways to reach customers and grow a small business. Email marketing is perfect for small businesses because it doesn’t require an […]

14 Interesting Facts about Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day. We would like to take a moment to remember and honor all of those who have served our country.  Thank you for your service! Below are some interesting facts about Veterans Day that you may not know. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day. In 1954, President Eisenhower […]