More Google+ Invites

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I have 500 more Google+ invites if you want to give it a try. Just comment here and I'll send an invite to the email address that you use and I promise I won't harvest your email address and send you spam. It's just not what we do.   … [Read more...]

Designers Love To Help

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Shannon (the secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic designer) to help with a lost poster. This is their email correspondence… From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am To: David Thorne Subject: Poster Hi I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this … [Read more...]

Are Your Customers Satisfied With Your Site?

AT&T Are Your Customers Satisfied With Your Site

Are Your Customers Satisfied With Your Site? The other night I had one of the worst experiences ever on a website. This wasn't a hacked together site but rather a Fortune 100 site. All I was trying to do was activate my AT&T iPhone as a hot spot. Seems simple but it was everything but. The first thing I did was go to my iPhone settings and "Set Up Personal Hotspot". I was then prompted to either call or go to website. I've used the AT&T site before and knew how bad it was so I … [Read more...]

Chris Brogan – I Have Moved

Chris Brogan I Have Moved

Chris Brogan -  I Have Moved Chris Brogan, one of the most influential marketing geniuses of today has decided to almost go all in on Google+. In a recent interview with John Jantsch on the Duct Tape Marketing podcast Mr Brogan said that he is not quite ready to delete his Facebook account but that he would now be using Google+ as his primary social media platform. This should have Mark Zuckerberg very concerned not because of the Chris Brogan's influence but because of how he came to his … [Read more...]

Using Google Plus And Having Fun

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It’s finally happened – Google has launched their social networking platform, one that Facebook users are already migrating over to. So what does Google Plus have that makes it interesting? Right away users will recognize the familiar layout that does more than just pay homage to Facebook. Some are grumbling that this is all it is, but Google has always been known for its innovations, and Plus is certainly no exception. One thing that makes it easy to use is that it’s very simple to … [Read more...]

Using Twitter To Grow Your Business

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Using Twitter to grow your business Twitter is an essential tool for growing your business. What amazes me is that all businesses aren't using this free tool. I'm not saying that you need to hangout on Twitter all day and see what other people had for lunch. What you do need to do is to consistently use tools to search for terms that may apply to your business. The other day I tweeted "I need great real estate agent in New Orleans. DM me if you know one." As all of you are aware, one of the … [Read more...]

How Important Is Good Content For Your Web Site?

How Important Is Good Content For Your Web Site? There are still many people who believe that a simple streamlined appearance of their small business, corporate or personal web site is the key to driving in more traffic. Sure, a pleasant appearance is nice. It can also enhance what is already there and you certainly don’t want it to overpower the content. However, the main thing to remember is that there needs to be a little something more there in order for people to come back. In other … [Read more...]

Use Google Places To Increase Traffic For Your Business

Use Google Places To IncreaseTraffic To You Business

There was a time when all a business had to do in order to advertise was to take out an ad in the yellow pages. Since everyone used the yellow pages this simple ad would guarantee a business all the traffic there was. However today things are more complicated and the savvy business owner will understand this and use Google Places to increase traffic to their business. Google Places is used every day by millions of people looking for different products or services. This platform allows people … [Read more...]

Overwhelmed

I started designing websites in 1999. Back then everyone was just trying to get a presence on the web. We then began to create some of the first e-commerce sites for our clients. Still pretty simple, just choose a platform create the site and connect it to a payment gateway. Today I feel like my head may explode at any moment. Everyday it seems I come across another new service we should be offering our clients. Right now we are working on at least 4 new services. The amount of time spent to … [Read more...]