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The Orion team did it again at the Milwaukee National Association of the Remodeling Industry‘s (NARI) Wisconsin Remodeler’s Awards (WRA), walking away with two Golds for Best New Websites in the Marketing Category.
“Both websites were a joy to work on, and we put a lot of time and energy into each project.” says Bill Knoernschild, founding partner of the Orion Group. “Each company does such fantastic work, so we set out to create dramatic and dynamic websites designed to highlight their skills, expertise and craftsmanship. Our team is very proud of the work that was done, and the companies have been pleased with the results and feedback from their customers.”
It may be time to evaluate your main identity, better known as your Logo!
It can seem like some labor to get a logo project going but it’s worth it. Your logo is a representation of your business i.e. the face of your brand, what you do, who you are, why you do it. Is your logo up to the challenge of promoting you and your company to the world on this fantastic medium that is the Internet? Wikipedia says that a logo is “a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition.” Logos are either purely graphic (symbols/icons), or are composed of the name of the organization. In ancient Greek logo was originally a word meaning “a ground”, “a plea”, “an opinion”, “an expectation”, “word,” “speech,” “account,” “reason”. Read the rest of this entry »
When you log-in to your Google Analytics (GA) account to look at your web traffic, it may look very confusing initially. Google provides you with LOTS of data. There are several ways an internet user can find you, and Google has the analytics to track and show you how they got to your website. In GA, under Audience Overview, click on the arrow, and Google offers several built-in views that make it easy.
Every visitor to your website is another drop in your traffic bucket. If you want to remember the main sources of traffic in Google Analytics, think “A DROP“. Now you don’t want to see a drop in your numbers, but this acronym will help you remember the four main traffic sources: Read the rest of this entry »
Once in a while when I try to claim a listing for a client in CitySearch.com or CityGrid.com I run into a problem where there is either no phone number listed in the listing itself or there is a phone number listed, but it is the wrong phone number. This is an issue because in order to claim and update a listing on CityGrid Media’s network, you need to be able to receive a PIN code via telephone. Read the rest of this entry »
You might have heard the the news recently, 37 Signals Highrise CRM will no longer be the focus of its creator, 37 Signals. The company, 37 Signals, is refocusing their efforts solely on their flagship product, Basecamp. In a recent press release they stated that they’re changing their company name and brand to be called “Basecamp” now. The future of the Highrise software is uncertain, it is possible that the company could sell to the highest bidder or continue maintaining it for their existing customer base, or… what I fear is that perhaps if the company is sold, the new owner could just shut it down after a period of time. Read the rest of this entry »
As developers make websites, we come across a lot of funky things on the web and how browsers display websites. Most are Internet Explorer issues, but once and a while we find a bug with Chrome or Firefox. Recently, a bug in Chrome on Windows came to our attention that makes most fonts look pixelated and distorted. Here’s a picture words in both Chrome and Firefox.
Providing great customer service builds customer loyalty and ensures repeat business. Happy customers share their buying experiences with friends and family. This informal “advertising” can drive new business to your door step. The effect is particularly magnified by the advent of social media. Your customers are sharing their buying experiences on Facebook, Twitter and online business review websites including the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. Read the rest of this entry »
That fateful day is coming, and it’s coming fast. April 8th, 2014 will mark the end of Microsoft‘s support for Windows XP and Office 2003. After that date Microsoft will no longer be providing important security updates to the operating system and office suite. With an estimated 500 million PCs still running XP this is going to be a big problem. Find out what this means for you and what you can do about it if you are still on XP. Read the rest of this entry »
I recently reported a duplicate listing to Bing Local tech support. Bing support has proven to be very helpful and communicative for me. If the listing problem is not resolved within a few days they normally email me a follow up telling me that they are still working on the issue. Read the rest of this entry »