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What’s Up with My Facebook?

16
Mar

A frequent question we get is “why isn’t Facebook working” which is completely fair. The new algorithms make reaching your followers more and more difficult. Below is a quick breakdown with examples from one of our clients. Hi Ashley, I’ve been trying to be more active in my FB posts, but don’t seem to be….

Understanding Backlinks

09
Mar

Something we provide with every SEO campaign is high quality backlinks. These links are curated by our marketing team and lead to higher domain authority and search engine trust. Search engines assign values to links, which is used in their SERP algorithm. Included in the value equation is global and local popularity, or how important a….

Understanding Responsive Web Design

19
Feb

Responsive web design is the concept and approach centered around creating sites that provides optimal viewing and intuitive interaction across devices. Because consumers are viewing media and web sites through a huge number of different devices, websites must seamlessly change dimensions and platforms. As more challenges arise, the technology used to engage users through mobile….

Why We Don’t Use Templates

17
Jan

Templates are the easiest way to get a new site up and running—they’re fast, pre-designed, and cost-effective, making them an alluring choice for most new businesses. But designing a great looking and high performing website doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact, it’s all we do at Webgrain. Typically, “custom design” means that a graphic….

Creative Website Design Trends in 2017

23
Dec

Are you on the hunt to kick-start your website in 2017 with a new, creative website? We’ve gathered up the most exciting new trends for 2017, including some tips on how to implement it on your own site. Bring content to the forefront of your site. Arrange your design to allow the reader easy focus….

Developing a Business Brand

19
Dec

It seems like 2016 is the year of The Brand, whether you’re on board or not. Businesses are become more and more accessible to the public, and sites like Facebook and Yelp allow uncensored reviews that can sway conversion rates. Taking the time to establish, build, and maintain a business brand can go a long way….

Using Color in Web Design

15
Dec

When is the last time you saw a web site in black and white? By Jennifer Kyrnin Web Design & HTML Expert Color is vital to the repertoire of your average Web designer, and yet many designers don’t realize that the colors they choose may be having more of an effect than they realize. Colors….

Web Development in Billings

22
Nov

Why Web Development is Important When you think of your website as an investment, it becomes easier to see why custom web development is an important aspect of the business. A website is the new curb appeal of your business and is often the first thing that customers see and interact with. Just like washed windows and….

5 New Big Social Media Trends

23
Oct

by  Margot da Cunha for WordStream When I find myself eating the exact same thing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the work weeks I grow frustrated by the repetitiveness of my habits. Luckily, this isn’t the case with social media. In the world of social media marketing things are constantly changing, which is what keeps….

Marketing for the Holidays

19
Oct

It’s officially the holiday season, and whatever you may celebrate, your marketing techniques have got to change. Below are our tips for successfully altering on-going campaigns for the winter months. Capitalize on capitalism: while everyone is online shopping, now is a great time to boost your own products or services. Offer a great deal on gift cards….

Biggest Content Marketing Strategies of 2017

13
Oct

By JOE PULIZZI for Content Marketing Institute I’ve spent the last 12-plus months talking with enterprise marketers from around the globe to get a handle on where the content marketing industry is going. Through that process, in combination with our ongoing research, the CMI team puts together the schedule for Content Marketing World 2016. Here are what….

Better Web Design

22
Sep

If you use any kind of social media like Facebook or Twitter, you won’t have been able to avoid the merciless onslaught of ads promoting WYSIWYG website development. I’m not talking about those fancy software applications like DreamWeaver, but actually hosted site building applications that offer drag-n-drop website building systems complete with predefined templates. You….