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With most new trends in the technology world, they start out as just “trends.” When responsive design was invented 4 or so years ago, it was just that. responsive design although a great idea, was still a question mark in many developers heads, and it took a few years to pick up steam and popularity….

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Many customers and potential leads will ask us from time to time, “Which domain name should I reserve for my website?”  And “What is the difference between a .Com, .Net, .Biz and so on?” They are great questions every time we’re asked them because these little details are pretty important when choosing the best domain…

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Back in mid-July, we were interviewed by Cady McGovern with the Idaho Business Review. For those who are unaware of the Idaho Business Review, they are a subscriber-only online and offline media source specializing in news around the Treasure Valley. They focus on news relating to businesses including new hires, industry trends, new companies coming…

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It’s not uncommon these days for most good web designers and developers to build websites with not only usability in mind, but search engine optimization. A great web developer will build the website piece by piece while utilizing the latest development techniques, as well as keeping a close eye on SEO. When a potential client…

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It’s no mystery by now that social media plays an important part in your online business promotions and marketing. Although social media isn’t usually the source of good SEO when it comes to your website, social media is a great sidekick to include in addition to your website’s SEO. The object is to use each…

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Is Email Spam Getting You Down? Email spam can be a huge nuisance to your website and email inbox. Luckily there are numerous ways to prevent spam from flooding your inbox and causing annoying issues. This post was inspired by an incident that happened a few weeks ago. On our site, our contact form didn’t…

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There is no question about it… in order to be a successful business owner, you must first be a successful leader. Running a business takes initiative, understanding, persistence, and the ability to handle a lot (and I mean a lot) on your plate. If you work with or on a team, it’s best to have…

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Are you setting up your online store? Do you need a few tips on how to improve it and make sure you maximize each channel? Great Logo Like any business, e-commerce or not, be sure to have a very clear and strong logo  that customers will easily be able to remember when they think of…

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There’s no mystery that blogging is a very powerful marketing tool for your website and online business. Blogging is not a new flavor anymore, but instead a typical practice in performing great SEO technique for webmasters, business owners and anyone else trying to improve their site. Why is blogging good for SEO? Google loves websites…

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“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Hunt   If you have been in the business world for a little while, you’ve probably heard the term S.M.A.R.T. Goals, coined by George T. Doran in the November 1981 issue of Management Review. SMART Goals are Specific (S), Measurable (M), Attainable (A), Relevant (R), and Timely (T). Setting…

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