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What a $50,000 potato salad can teach you about marketing

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What does a potato salad have to do with marketing? Well, not much you may think. But there are some interesting lessons to be learned from Zack Brown’s Kickstarter campaign in which this savvy young man has raised almost $50,000 just to make a simple potato salad. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that attracts entrepreneurs, musician, artists, designers, authors or anyone looking to raise some money for their project. In exchange for a donation, users receive a reward. For example, if...

It’s time to upgrade your website


When was the last time you took a good, close look at your website? If you haven’t made any significant changes to your site in a while, your competitors could already be way ahead of you in terms of quality, usability and marketing capabilities. Like all things online, the standards and best practices for web design and development are always changing. That’s why we developed our Phoenix platform to not only jump you up to the forefront of best web design practices, but also to be...

One simple trick to get more positive reviews for your business

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I usually hate click-bait titles like the one above, but in this case, you’ll be glad you stopped by. Reviews, good and bad can really have an impact on a business, but obviously, it’s the positive ones you want to be getting. And there really is just one thing you should be doing to get more positive reviews for your business. But before we get to that, let’s talk a little bit about why online reviews are so important. The first reason should be rather obvious – online...

Happy Songkran 2014!!

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This weekend is the Thai New Year, also known as Songkran. Monday, April 14th through Wednesday, April 16th are official national holidays. We will have a small team watching the help desk throughout the holiday to assist with urgent requests. However, non-urgent updates might not be completed until later in the week. Songkran is somewhat similar to the Western holiday season in December in that it’s a time to reflect back on the previous year, spend time with your loved ones and wish for...

The anatomy of an SEO spam message

SEO spam messages

If you have a website, you’ve gotten a spam message trying to sell you SEO services. The SEO industry is overwhelmed with scammers trying to make a quick buck off website owners who don’t know much about search engines. In fact, these scammers have given the SEO industry a bad name because so many people have been burned by them in the past. Occasionally, our clients will forward these spam messages to us asking if their claims of “top Google rankings” are possible. Invariably,...