SEO Services & Web Site Audits

Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Good SEO requires an understanding of conversion rate optimization, analytics, Web design & development, social media marketing, good communication, copywriting, the economy in each industry, usability, user experience and even human psychology. Always beware of companies and firms offering “guarantees” when it comes to ranking and SEO and understand that some firms “game the system” which provide initial gains that can have negative long term consequences. ... Read More

Social Media and Conversion

How does someone actually find your web site?   Besides manually typing in your web site address into a browser, there are actually many aspects to how people can end up on your web site. Does your site meet W3C web site standards for accessibility? Is your site responsive or are you losing near 60% of today’s smart media internet users? Do you include best practices when it comes to SEO (search engine optimization)? Are you keeping your ... Read More

Online Video Marketing

Online Videos Are an Effective Way to Tell Your Story. Whether you need  a 15 second promo for use on Facebook or you want a longer more in depth video highlighting who you are and what you do – video and motion graphics (when done well) can make a great addition to your online marketing strategy. Videos help break up otherwise static posts on your web site or in a Facebook ... Read More

Why Go Responsive?

“Be Responsive or Be Left Out” The term “responsive” was coined in May of 2010.   Responsive sites dynamically change layout depending on the device accessing the site. (Tablet/smart phones etc) to best fit and format for readability or usability. Google currently has a preference for responsive Web design and is trending to only continue in popularity. This is both because of the benefits of SEO/accessibility factors and especially as so many ... Read More

My nephew builds web sites…

My nephew builds web sites, so why should I pay you? First, anyone you plan to hire should have actual web sites for you to review. If they do provide sites for you to see, visit them. (Here is some of my work.) Be sure that each meets the below basic checklist. If their other web sites don’t meet these criteria …. then you should back away, nay run! There are ... Read More

Go Bruins!

GO BRUINS! Over the years I have had the opportunity to provide graphics packages for Sam Barlow High School. I have always donated my time and work for two reasons: One: I really enjoy stepping outside the “pixel” to see things installed in the three dimensional world. Two: The Gresham-Barlow School District is where our boys attend(ed) school (one graduated and one soon to graduate from Barlow). #BruinPRIDE!   New Wall ... Read More

Homesteading Yo

It started with the simple desire to provide quality food for our family and has grown into a passion! Our organic veggies are grown with soil that uses only the fertilizer from our hens/pigs and the cover crops that get tilled in each spring before planting. We have been raising chickens for eggs for about 18 years now – but have most recently added in meat chickens, our own pork ... Read More