So, let’s face it. Our carpets are dirty. I’m sure there’s a study out there that shows the percentage of allergies caused by them. You walk on your carpet after walking outside, in the grass, up the stairs, through the parking lot. Just think about everything you stepped in and now it’s in your carpet. Kids play, dogs roll around, food is spilled, all on your carpet. Sure, you can vacuum and get the crumbs and dirt off of the top of your floors, but that doesn’t even touch the stuff that’s been pushed deep into the fibers. That’s when you need Compton’s Carpet to come out and clean them for you. They have special machines that deep clean your carpets and bring it back as close to new as possible. Even in the event that you have a water leak and your carpet is soaked, they can get the water out and restore your carpets. They can even clean and sanitize your hard wood floors and clean the tile and grout lines on your bathroom and kitchen floors. Compton’s is also a certified fire and smoke restoration expert. They can help you return your home and furnishings to a “pre-loss” condition. If that’s not enough, they can also clean that mattress you’ve had for years, rugs, drapes, air ducts and much more! Give them a call today and get the dirt out.
Finding a good, trustworthy company to invite into your house and work on your roof is an undertaking. So many roofing companies cut corners, use unskilled workers and leave a job site dirty. Luckily enough, there’s SuperRoofman.com. Davis General Contractors is consistently on the Good Contractor’s list and an Angie’s List award winner. Check out their new website and see what sets them apart from the rest.
One of the questions I get asked on a regular basis is “What’s the difference between a Facebook personal page and a business page?”. A lot, actually. If you are representing your business with a personal profile, you are missing out on some very helpful features that are designed with businesses in mind.
Here are some of the features:
- There is no limit to the number of fans your business page can have. Personal pages have a limit of 5,000 friends.
- They are indexed by search engines. Search for any company on your favorite search engine and within the top 2-3 results will be that business’ fan page. Personal pages are not indexed by search engines.
- One of the most powerful features of a fan page are the Insights. You can get information on your followers, such as: how many people saw your last post, the best time to post an update, your most successful post types, and much more. Personal pages have no such analytics.
- People can check in to your business with a fan page. No such luck with personal pages.
It’s also important to remember that a fan page cannot become friends with any profile, “like” a fan page or follow anyone. You can also host contests and events, and advertise on fan pages using the tabs and third party apps. You cannot advertise a personal page or post, these must be done with a fan page. To take advantage of fan building, post and follower analytics, it’s in your best interest to create a fan page for your business.
When you come home from a hard day’s work and want to plop down in front of the TV for a few hours, what’s the first thing your body touches when you sit down? When the day is over and you curl up and try to get some sleep, what’s that thing you’re sleeping on? Let’s face it, comfortable furniture is a must. A good night’s sleep is dependent on it. No one enjoys an uncomfortable bed. Bailey’s Furniture is here to make sure you find the furniture you need to make your home the most comfortable it can be. Located in Dallas, they’ve been providing great furniture and accessories to the surrounding areas for over 40 years. Visit their showroom and explore their iKidz section, their huge selection of reclining furniture and enough bedroom sets to make your head spin! Their new website displays products that are only shown on their floor, so if you see it on the website, you can actually test it out once you get to the store. You can even apply for credit using a no credit check application. Next time you need a good recliner, couch or any other piece of furniture, visit Bailey’s Furniture.
There’s nothing like a good glass of wine over dinner. A perfectly paired meal & glass of wine are the things that make life wonderful. Gino knows that and he’s here to teach you how to enjoy a glass of the good stuff. He will liven up any party or gathering with his entertaining stories and history of wine making. Gino’s Vino was created with the philosophy that everything is better with a glass of wine. They can also cater your event and create a special menu that goes along with a particular theme. Wine tasting parties are one of his specialties. Pick a specific winery or region and he can prepare a presentation and educate you and your guests about everything you’ve ever wanted to know about it. Contact him today and have Gino make you next party something to remember!
If you’re in need of a specialty flashlight, KDlights is the place to get it. They carry some of the most durable flashlights in the world. We’re not talking the cheap stuff you find at Wal-Mart, these are flashlights that you can freeze, drag behind a car, even shoot with a shotgun and they continue to work. These flashlights are particularly useful for construction equipment as they are bright enough to light the areas that are being worked on during the night. You can even order them online and have them shipped to you for free! Take a look at their new e-commerce website today!
I came across an astounding statistic today.
Mobile search will generate 27.8 billion more queries than desktop search by 2016. (Source: BIA/Kelsey report, 2012)
That means the searching and browsing on your laptop computer is slowly becoming a thing of the past. If people are searching and browsing on their iPads, iPhones, Galaxy S4, BlackBerry, etc… then, they’re visiting your website on those same devices. Anyone who’s ever visited a website on their mobile device knows that sites look a great deal different than they do on your desktop. With so many programming languages and resolution sizes, it’s virtually impossible to make your business website look the same on desktop computer and a mobile device. That why you have to make sure your website is compatible with mobile devices!
If you have looked into your Google Analytics reports, you can tell what percentage of visitors to your website are mobile.
Be sure to look at these reports, as they can provide great insights to the visitors of your website and if you are missing out on potential clients and customers because your website isn’t mobile-ready. If you haven’t gotten Google Analytics installed on your site, contact us today and we can help.
Anyone who has ever talked to me for any amount of time, has probably heard the phrase “qualified traffic” come out of my mouth. It’s a phrase I use fairly often to describe what our jobs as website designers, social media managers and online advertisers do on a day to day basis. It’s what our goal is. We don’t just want to build your website, post to your social media outlets and spend money on clicks, we want to increase exposure of your business. The more exposure you have, the more people are aware that your business exists, and no one can do business with a company that they don’t know exists.
So, what is “qualified traffic”?
I have always defined it as: people who are actively seeking or in the market for the product or service that you offer. Society today relies heavily on social media and their search engines to provide them with accurate information and only the highest quality businesses in their newsfeed and search engine results page. As a business that depends on sales to keep it the doors open, it makes sense that you want to appeal to people who are actually looking for what your company offers.
One of the best ways to drive qualified traffic to your website is through pay-per-click advertising. PPC gives you the ability to zone in on who your customers are and what they are looking for. For instance, if you sell custom puppy wigs in Dallas, you don’t want to show your ad to people who are searching for parrot wigs in Tulsa. That just doesn’t make any sense. With PPC, you select the keywords, location, and even the demographics that matter to your business’ success. If you have any questions about running a pay-per-click campaign, give us a shout!
One-page websites have become a trend within the last couple of years. With web designers and business advocating simplicity over complex forms, CSS, and hard-to-figure-out navigation. While a one-page site may be a great idea to start with, if it doesn’t convey the information that web searchers are looking for, then you’re not giving your business the exposure that it deserves. Some business niches can handle the simplicity of a single page (iPhone app, individual products), others simply can not afford to lose the exposure that comes along with having an involved, multi-page site. Before you decide that this will best suit your needs, a few questions have to be asked:
- Will a single page meet our requirements or will multiple pages be better?
- How does the navigation work?
- How do you organize the content?
- What content do I need and what can I leave out?
Once those questions can be answered, then you can tell if it will work for your business. Making sure that the message gets through to everyone who visits is the most important feature of your website. If there is any question about it, then people will be inclined to look elsewhere.
While traditional designs with multiple pages will always have its place, single page websites can be useful and serve your business, if done correctly. Visit a 1-page site that we’ve created over at Branded Burger Co.
Contrary to popular belief, we do still make stuff here in America. Not all of our products are imported from other countries, leaving skilled tradesmen to wonder where their next paycheck is coming from. Lucky for us, there’s Quantum Machining. The spirit of “Made in the USA” is alive and well within them. Some of their clients are the largest companies in the United States. It’s a very good possibility that you’ve come in contact with a product that’s existence was made possible by something that they’ve made. Just think of all of the products you use that have to be manufactured using machined parts. For instance, your car is made of thousands of them in order for it to function properly. Airplanes, washing machines, even smaller products like phones and televisions depend on those parts. If that machined part isn’t IN your TV, it’s certainly used to manufacture it. If you have a need for quality and precision machining, visit their site and send them an email.