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May 3, 2012

Online Reviews: How Important Are They For Your Local Business?

Online reviews can be seen on your Google Places page and other website profiles such as Yelp and Urban Spoon. When someone is using a search engine to find restaurants, hotels, or other local services, they will likely find some of these online profiles and will use what they learn from these profiles to choose where they spend their money. How important are the reviews? Let’s take a look at some of the ways they can impact your business. Reviews are ...

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Apr 25, 2012

Cross These Items Off Your List Before Launching A New Website

A vital part of launching a new website is having a checklist handy. Ideally your list should be completely checked off, signed, and dated before launch. In this post, I will give you a glimpse into some of the items on our checklist. There is much more than can be added for each unique project, but this is a pretty general list that can apply to every project. The Checklist Square away all domain and DNS information. Figure out the email ...

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Mar 28, 2012

Add Online Scheduling to Your Website

Five Technology was approached by Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt (HDBOB) Law Office to create an online calendar based appointment scheduling application.  There were several requirements to this project. Online Calendar to display available time slots Form that needed to be filled out at the time of scheduling Email notifications to all parties of scheduled appointment Privacy of all parties for a scheduled appointment Ability to ...

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Mar 22, 2012

City Website Design for Delano, MN – Online Agenda & Meeting Minutes

With the first quarter coming to end soon, I wanted to shed some light on a city website redesign that was sent live back in February. The web development project, of course, being the official city of Delano’s government site .  While this online marketing project included web design, custom web development, content management, etc., I want to give some attention the online Agendas and Meeting Minutes application . Custom Programming for ...

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Dec 21, 2011

Providing a Communication Link for K12: The Delano School District Website

Schools have an overwhelming amount of academic and administrative information to provide parents and students.  Five Technology can help your school district put all of that information in one easy-to-access place. Five Technology’s website for the Delano School District provides an easy, effective communication link between their parents, students, teachers, and administration. Your district can benefit from this same convenient ...

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Nov 17, 2011

A Payroll Company Website Design: Source 5 Payroll

Source 5 is an Atlanta, Georgia payroll company that offers customized payroll services for your business. Source 5 came to Five because their old site was out dated, some pages didn’t even work correctly, and most importantly they needed an effective online marketing agenda.  Five created a modern, beautiful design, and then built their site on a foundation of solid fundamentals that will help them rank in search engines immediately.  That will ...

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Oct 25, 2011

A Complete Internet Marketing Strategy Involves More Than Just Building a Website

Having just a website is not enough anymore. Don’t get me wrong here because having a website is absolutely vital to your online strategy. But the web is getting more competitive every year and if you truly want your business to reach its highest potential you should consider the following strategies. Mobile Web Site Mobile web browsing is on the rise with an estimate of almost 100 million monthly mobile users browsing the web. This number is ...

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Oct 7, 2011

Law Firm Website Design: Johnson-Condon

Johnson-Condon is a  Minneapolis, Minnesota law firm . Johnson-Condon came to us because their website was severely outdated and difficult to update content. They needed a modern and SEO friendly design built on a content management system that allows them to update their content frequently. Web Design Johnson-Condon’s new site features a modern and professional design that will give people a sense of trust and authority in their work. The ...

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Aug 25, 2011

Custom Web App: Digital Forms and Signature Capture for Ipad or Tablet

After launching their website last year , Excel Mechanical contracted Five Technology to streamline their approach to filling out invoicing & billing forms. Problem Before the project began, like most companies that do onsite work for their clients, Excel Mechanical had to haul papers with them wherever they went. Not only that but they had several steps to complete the form and send it to the customer or client. The process went something like this: ...

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Jul 25, 2011

Tracking Dynamic Sites and Pages with Google Analytics

If you have a website that has dynamic content or has multiple pages and steps under one URL (or an all flash website), you have to do a little more work to get Google Analytics to effectively track your pages. For example, many of our e-commerce sites feature a shopping cart that has multiple steps (Address, Shipping, Payment, Thank You) and one URL (/shopping-cart/). Regardless of which step you are on, Google Analytics will track this page view as ...

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