If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business

if your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business quote by Bill Gates

When was the last time you used a phonebook, newspaper or other print media to research or locate a company?  How about your friends or family?  When was the last time they used a phonebook or newspaper?   Odds are you really had to think back to come up with an answer to those questions because most of us are turning to the internet for directory listing, market research and reviews.  There are over 6 billion searches conducted on search engines daily.  Yes.  You read that right.  6. BILLION!   Research studies continue to demonstrate the growing importance of having an online presence as consumers continue to use the internet more and more to find what they need. read more...

Answering why SEO is so expensive?

SEO search engine optimization factors

SEO. Search Engine Optimization.

It’s important to have a good understanding of what this is and why it’s important. Simply stated, SEO is the process through which your website receives free traffic, commonly referred to as organic traffic. When a user jumps on google.com and enters their search criteria, the end user is more likely to visit search results on the first page and less so on the second page or subsequent pages.  SEO consists of the processes used to get your website to appear on the first page for any given set of keyword searches.  Most businesses understand the value of this.  More website visitors to your website results in more sales. read more...

June 16, 2017: Things to do in and around Lincoln

Events in and around Lincoln & Omaha Nebraska for the weekend of June 16th 2017

Who’s ready for the weekend?!?!  There is a never ending variety of exciting things to do around Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska, especially this weekend!  Don’t miss out on these outstanding events:

College World Series Watch Party   (June 17-28)
The College World Series starts Saturday, June 17, where 8 teams will play no more than 17 games to determine the new NCAA baseball champion. Those teams are: Oregon State, Texas A&M, TCU, LSU, Florida State, Florida, Cal State Fullerton, and Louisville. read more...

Things to do in and around Lincoln, NE this weekend

Events in and around Lincoln, Nebraska
It’s the weekend and time for a little R&R to keep the creative juices flowing!  Not sure what to do?  Here’s a couple fun happenings in and around town!

Val Days  (June 2-4)
Sand volleyball, garage sales, BBQ, craft fair, pancake feed, cooler races, a horse shoe tournament, ice cream social, train rides, pedal tractor pull, duck races, a live auction, chainsaw carving, and a parade are just some of the many events.

Elkhorn Days (June 2-4)
Community celebration including a parade, family festival, dodgeball tournament, hot-air balloon rides, fireworks and much much more.  The parade will take place Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street. read more...

MUST have Tools for startup business owners

Must have tools for startup business owners
Running your own business means wearing alot of hats. From billing to customer service, marketing to administrative tasks and scheduling! Here are a few tools we’ve come across that will help make some of your administrative tasks a little simpler to manage so you can focus on doing what you love.

INVOICING
So you need to invoice your client but don’t have any software or templates to do so? Here are a couple of online resources you can use to free up some of that accounting work, so you can focus on doing the work you love. read more...

I can’t see your company website on my iphone?

It’s been a few weeks since your website went live.  You still can’t believe the remarkable bargain you found for your company’s website.  All through the process you and your partner would spend day after day reviewing the progress and communicating back and forth with the website designer.  There’s just one problem.  More than 60% of web users surf the world wide net through their smart phones or tablets.  So what’s the problem?  Well, the bargain website designer designed a static website.  It looks fantastic on your desktop or laptop, but it does not respond very well to any other devices such as tablets and mobile phones. read more...

Company logo size and your website

A topic of conversation that occasionally comes up in the design phase with our clients, is “Can you make my company’s logo bigger?”.  While we always strive to accommodate our clients requests, we also want to look out for our client’s best interest.  To that end, we like to provide as much information to our clients so they can make a decision.  And in the case of company logos, unfortunately, bigger isn’t always better.  Typically, the logo on your website shouldn’t be that big. read more...

Checking your Google search rank

Personalized Search.

Everytime you enter a search query into Google, you are seeing different results than others.  This is due to personalized search.  Google customizes your search results based upon the last 180 days of search activity linked to an anonymous cookie in your browser.  If you are logged into Google, when you perform a search, Google will personalize your search results based on your own search criteria of the last 180 days.  For example, if I search for [soccer] and often click on results from csasoccer.com, Google will rank any results from csasoccer.com higher on the results page next time I search for soccer information. read more...