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Feb 12, 2010

You Need An SEO Friendly CMS For Your Website

What good is the ability to manage content on your website, if that controls limits your search engine optimization success? Not much. Denver based SEO firm seOverflow recently posted their presentation slides on 7 Characteristics of an SEO Friendly CMS and I’ve embedded it below. 7 Characteristics of an SEO Friendly CMS   View more presentations from seOverflow. Lets look at each of the 7 SEO items and ...

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Feb 8, 2010

Small Business Wins Big With Local University

I had the pleasure of attending the first Local University put on by in Spokane, Washington on February 4th, 2010.  This one day event, provided a fantastic amount of local search, SEO, social media and other Internet marketing information to over 150 attendees looking to have a better grasp on how they can be more visible online. Organized by co-founder David Mihm , the seminar featured a great line-up of ...

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Feb 4, 2010

Web Design Project: Rear Window Media

One of our recent web design projects has been grabbing some attention .  Rear Window Media is a real-time, digital marketing start-up that utilizes LCD screens in vehicles to run ads while on the roadways.  Simply put they are mobile digital billboards, but RWM has done so much more with it. A Complete Web Application Rear Window Media runs their business right from their website.  The back-end is a web application that allows ...

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Jan 30, 2010

Web Design Project: Shorewood Bar & Grill

We released another great restaurant web design under our Taste Trend offering last week.  Shorewood Bar & Grill in Fridley, Minnesota opened in the fall of 2009 and now has a new website. The project is fully recapped on the Taste Trend blog . Five also photographed the restaurant and many menu items for the Shorewood to use on the new website.  Below is a photo of their Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna. Visit the website:  ...

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Jan 13, 2010

Usability 101: Make Your Website An Easy Read

This year we’ll be putting out a series of posts on web design usability since it’s such an important piece of a websites success. Many will be very simple improvements that anyone can do . For those of you new to the term Usability , it covers how easy user interfaces are to use. The word “usability” also refers to methods for improving ease-of-use during the design process. So in short: making it easy to use your website. ...

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Jan 3, 2010

2010 The Year Of The Small Business

I’ve read enough of the doom and gloom articles for the coming year of business; I’m not going to take part in that. Are there challenges? Absolutely, but it’s not hard to wrap your mind around great people with great ideas overcoming them to make an impact. For me, small business is all about great people. They are inspired, resourceful, passionate and ever adapting. Thanks to these characteristics, I feel great about the landscape of small ...

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Dec 14, 2009

Our Website Design Firm Featured

Minneapolis and St. Paul cable TV show Around Town is currently featuring Five Technology’s web design services on their current episode. Host Carla Beaurline features various businesses from the Twin Cities area on the show. Five is the web host and CMS provider of the Around Town website and is currently redesigning the website for 2010. You can view the full current episode here . Everyone in our office had a great time with the ...

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Dec 11, 2009

When Done Right, Google AdWords Brings The Right Results

It’s highly accessible and tempting for anyone to create a Google AdWords account and start spending some money on pay per click search engine advertising.  Unfortunately this easy access doesn’t translate to an ease in getting results. The Details Matter A successful Google AdWords campaign involves the right research, configuration and tracking to get you anywhere near the perceived pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. When done ...

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Dec 5, 2009

Five Technology Client Appears On WCCO-TV

Rear Window Media , a Five Technology client was featured on WCCO news for their mobile digital advertising service.  While the story played to the “controversial” angle of vehicles displaying ads, we’re excited for our client’s exposure of their unique advertising service. WCCO doesn’t offer a video embed, click here for the video . Five Technology worked with Rear Window Media’s President Jessica Netter and ...

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Dec 3, 2009

Web Design Project: Ranchline Network

Sometimes you have to go bigger, the Ranchline Network web design project is an example of that.  The Ranchline brand has 4 other websites on our web platform and I have worked with them for years, including on their logo design. Ranchline Network is a national real estate listing website, focusing on high-end land and ranches for sale . The website features hundreds of listings from brokers and agents all across the US and even Internationally. ...

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