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Jun 2, 2009

Change Your Content Approach & Improve Your Website

While many companies and organizations rush to redesign their website to improve it’s performance, they overlook a simple change in approach that might make the biggest impact. A shift is taking place on the web for small business.  Websites and web content are moving to reality, far away from marketing hype.  If a company can change their approach and find ways to bring valuable content to users , then they can improve traffic and ultimately leads. ...

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May 18, 2009

Hunting Gets A Bit More Social With Our Latest Web Design Project

Five Technology is excited to announce the launch of web project.  This hunting community website combined a great web design interface with a ton of features. Bringing Social Interaction To The Duck Blind The guys behind The Hunting Authority came to us with the goal of being the best website an avid hunter and outdoors person could find.  Great design, great content, great features and most of all, a voice for the ...

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May 12, 2009

Big Omaha Conference Recap: Applying Some Theory

The Big Omaha conference on May 7th and 8th in Nebraska was a great 2 day collection of events and speakers in web, business and creative.  While many conferences in the web design world deal with “how-to” and strategy, I found Big Omaha to push theories and lines of thinking. The line-up of speakers featured some great Internet minds.  Kicking off Friday morning was Jason Fried of 37signals . Jason ...

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May 6, 2009

The Golden Age Of Web Design

– Post written by Five Technology web programmer Brad Greenwald During the last decade, millions of websites were released year after year.  In a great trend for all involved, user experience became the dominant focus. Social media is now skyrocketing in nearly every sector for every audience. Websites are now being used on mobile phones and devices. Desktop applications are interacting with websites. Businesses are integrating a large amount of ...

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Apr 21, 2009

Giddy Up, A Website Redesign For OutWest

We recently released a website redesign for OutWest , a family-friendly horse ranch, show and horse event organization in Minnesota. OutWest had been on the Site Management Console web platform for over 5 years, but the growth of their business and interest in new web features brought them to explore a web redesign.  In meeting with OutWest’s owners and staff, we learned the new additions of horses for sale to their offering and their ...

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Apr 20, 2009

What Is Holding Your Company Back From Internet Marketing?

Two things happened last week that had me thinking about Internet marketing and the opportunity for success a business has with it. It also made me think about why companies seem to be held back from exploiting the benefits of marketing online. Number One: Who’s The Crazy One? The first was reading a great Internet marketing article from Andrew Eklund on  The article easily outlined why Internet marketing is a dream ...

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Apr 16, 2009

A Look At Our Minnesota Web Design Office

In our industry we often hide behind browsers, Internet connections, email and our web designs.  Just where are these web design experts working everyday?  So here is a look at our office space.  We moved into another section of our 100 year old building this winter as we found a renter for our old space.  It still needs some TLC, but you get the picture. The last photo is of our 1950’s Philco refrigerator.  ...

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Apr 9, 2009

SEO Presentation At The Buffalo Chamber Of Commerce

I was very fortunate to get to speak at the Buffalo, MN Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon today.  I presented on some ideas to help a small business website succeed, search engine optimization (SEO) and web analytics. I think I only put one person to sleep and the group had a lot of great Internet marketing questions in the follow-up. There were some great Buffalo and Wright County businesses / organizations in attendance and I enjoyed ...

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Apr 7, 2009

Google Local Search Part 2

Our last post looked at the new Google search features incorporating local search results into regular search queries.  For many search terms you no longer need to apply a city and state to get local results. A New Top Keyword I thought I would update that post with how this new Google search feature has effected our search engine traffic.  Prior to this local feature, our top terms of referral traffic were our company name and then ...

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Apr 2, 2009

Local Search Results Increasing On Google

Google is looking to help users find more local information by placing local search results in non-local search queries. Instead of having to search “Dentists in Delano, MN”, you can just type “Dentists” and get local results on page one. Google is using the location of your Internet provider (ISP) to determine where you are, so there will be some variables and inaccurate results, but local search results are there.  Google is ...

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