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Jan 9, 2009

Local Web Design Goodness: Buffalo Chamber Website Redesign

This past month we had the opportunity to complete a website redesign for the Buffalo, MN Chamber of Commerce . It’s a project I enjoyed for the fact I grew up in Buffalo, moved back 4 years ago and have worked with them on and off for the past 6 years.  The Chamber has been on our content management tool, the SMC , for over 5 years but the site’s design was about 7 years old and in need of a serious redesign. Web Redesign Needs ...

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Jan 7, 2009

Creative Web Design Energy: Energy Cost Cutters

Our latest web design project and the first to hit the web for 2009 is Energy Cost Cutters . A start-up company in Minneapolis, Energy Cost Cutters came to Five Technology needing to get a basic website rolling as they started their commercial energy audit and reduction services . The web design project included the interface design, build-out on the SMC for content management , an interactive form for the Energy Audit requests and we even went ...

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Dec 31, 2008

2008 In Review: A Website Design Company Begins

The year 2008 was a big one, mostly because it was the first year for us as Five Technology. We launched in February 2008 with a more specific and enhanced web design and Internet marketing focus then our parent company had provided to date. We benefited from our partnership/ownership with a 13 year old company ( Intrcomm ), but still had the challenges of a spanking new brand (and domain!). So for our last blog post of 2008 I thought I’d put ...

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Dec 21, 2008

Our Internet Marketing Seminar Features The Basics of Web, SEO & Email Marketing

Five Technology is very excited to announce an Internet marketing seminar to teach and discuss the basics of search engine optimization and email marketing. The seminar is on January 20th, 2009 from 9:00am to Noon in Buffalo , Minnesota . You can get the full details, schedule and register online by clicking here. Why Are We Doing A Seminar? Our philosophy is and has been to share what we know. It’s not about secret recipes, but ...

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Dec 16, 2008

Blog Radar: Web Content Strategy, Twitter Marketing, Search Marketing & SEO Fundamentals

Great Internet marketing blog posts are always on my radar and I have four I’m highlighting here that can provide some great education, examples and ideas for any business working to succeed on the web. Each one has some great takeaways you can plug into your business strategy online. Better fundamentals, better content, better use and better marketing.  Great reads! + The SEO Pyramid Fundamentals SEOmoz and the fabulous ...

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Dec 11, 2008

A Great Web Design In The Crosshairs: Ranchline Hunting

Five is excited to launch a new web design for Ranchline Hunting . RanchlineHunting.com offers New Mexico hunting at it’s finest with their accomodations and guided hunt options for antelope, deer, elk, quail and more. This web design project involved: Custom web design Content Management with the SMC On page SEO & content structure Photo galleries Online reservation request form ...

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Dec 10, 2008

Web Design Projects: A Sneak Peak in December

We’re hoping to have a few blog posts later this month on web design projects going LIVE.  We definitely have some great websites hitting the interweb to end 2008.  In the meantime, here is a sneak peak at just some of the custom web designs Five Technology is putting together in December. If you have a website you want to revamp and redesign for 2009, give us a shout !

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Dec 2, 2008

Content Management: Adding Basic Content Strategy, Not Just The Content Tool

The importance of having a content management system (CMS) integrated within your website has never been more important. The value of an “alive” website with fresh content, SEO value and a scalable platform are just some of the many reasons an organization seeks out a CMS they can utilize to manage and grow their website. Content Strategy & Web Usability Sharpen The Tool The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently was the focus of a ...

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Nov 25, 2008

Holiday Email Marketing Tips For E-commerce Websites

The holidays, no matter what the economy is doing still represents a time of gift giving. While the money spent may be less, the act of buying gifts on e-commerce websites and giving them will still take place. If your business is getting ready to send out your holiday targeted email marketing campaign, consider these 3 tips for a successful email campaign. They are basic, but often overlooked. 1. Keep It Simple. If you feature specific ...

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Nov 11, 2008

A Small Business Twitter Marketing Example

Thanks to @pancheros on Twitter for putting this Twitter marketing story in front of me. (There are more benefits than you know to following a burrito tweeter.) The Cedar Rapids, IA Gazette has a nice little write-up on a small restaurant using Twitter . Riley’s Cafe started using Twitter recently and implemented a “Twitter Tuesday” special. So far they have seen both foot traffic in the door as well as local buzz from it. ...

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