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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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Jul 18, 2011

Removing a URL from Google’s Index with Google Webmaster Tools

You have a beta site in production and project completion is weeks or months away. By chance you catch that the site has been indexed by Google. It could be that your staging server has been indexed. Or maybe your client has shared the beta site’s link on twitter or facebook. Regardless of how it happened, you are going to want to get this off Google’s index ASAP. The site could start getting visitors who would be viewing ...

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Jul 14, 2011

Facebook has Provided the Blueprint

Facebook has put social media on the map, and there’s no sense in debating whether it is here to stay .  I think we can all agree that it’s not going away anytime soon, but what is debatable are the benefits social media marketing and Facebook can offer your business or organization.  For some, the negatives of bringing Facebook into the work day far outweigh the positives, while others are using the medium to ...

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Jul 5, 2011

What is Online Marketing?

Within the last year or two if you said you were an online marketing company, your elevator pitch was pretty straight forward.  It all starts with a great web design, maybe a usability audit, some search engine optimization (SEO), and throw in a little email marketing and you’re on your way to online success.   Those are all still very important and a cornerstone in any solution provided by an online marketing company, but the game is constantly ...

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Jun 27, 2011

Creating QR codes and tracking progress with Google Analytics

You may have run across a QR code ( Quick Response code) and wondered, “What in the world is that?” QR codes are similar to bar codes. You need a bar code reader or similar app on your mobile phone to read them. They can contain information like text or a URL for a visitor to view. Its most powerful use may be to send a user to a unique URL with a coupon or information they cannot receive any where else. QR codes have been in use in Japan for ...

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May 11, 2011

Choosing the Right SEO Company

Choosing the right SEO company can be a daunting task. Those in the industry know the qualities of excellent SEO work. But what about those not in the industry? It can be difficult to tell the difference from an outside perspective, we want to give you an idea of what you can do to make sure to hire the right SEO company. Here are some qualities professional SEO provides. Research The cornerstone of every successful SEO campaign is research. Keyword ...

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May 4, 2011

Blogging for SEO: Drive traffic to your website with fresh content

Blogging is perfect for website owners who want to take an active role in raising their SEO profile. Its not just SEO, there are numerous benefits to blogging . If a website offers fresh and informative content that is updated often that is a site that is more likely to get bookmarked, shared on Facebook and Twitter, and maintain a higher level of returning visitors. Lets take a look at some of the SEO benefits of blogging. Fresh Content People love ...

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Apr 25, 2011

E-Commerce Web Design: Surviving Mold

Five Technology’s latest web project is for the book Surviving Mold by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker. Surviving Mold was written with the goal to help heal people with mold related afflictions. Surviving Mold gives people suffering from these afflictions living in mold damaged buildings the information they need to change their lifestyles and literally survive mold. The site features a custom web design , e-commerce store , wordpress blog and a custom web ...

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Mar 27, 2011

Web Project Roundup: Forward Technology & Calbrandt

Bring your lunch pale for two new working class websites designed by Five Technology. Both sites are redesigns and we were trusted to improve design , usability , and SEO . Website redesigns have a special set of challenges. New and old visitors alike must be able to quickly find the information they need. The trust that the previous website has must be maintained while improvement is expected at the same time. It is a challenge the crew at Five Technology ...

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Mar 25, 2011

Web Design Project: Fehn Companies

Our latest web design project was for Fehn Companies Inc . out of the Minneapolis, MN area. Specializing in excavating, grading, and demolition , Fehn Companies Inc. is a second generation family owned business. Projects Five Technology knew it was important to capture Fehn Companies in action. That is why we did photography at three key job sites. We used these images on the projects page to illustrate what Fehn Companies can do. Check out ...

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