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by DanStephens @ OWL Computing Inc.

The most dreaded part of getting groceries for me is after I’ve unloaded all of my goods into my vehicle I have to take back the cart to the cart rack that is 15 miles away.  So last week, in an attempt to forego this displeasure, I tried to carry all 3 of my grocery […]

SEO Company “Google Update” Spam

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Did you know that Google updates its algorithms roughly 500 or more times annually? Our Traverse City MI SEO company strives to stay informed about all the latest changes and innovations relevant to our clients.

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The Importance of Mobile Optimization for Higher Website Placement

by Nicole Vesota-Johnson @ Top Of The List

Mobile search is growing faster than ever, and search engines are taking notice. If your website isn’t optimized for mobile viewing, it should be. We’ll show you where to get started. Mobile search is growing faster than ever, and search engines are taking notice. In June 2013, Google released its first algorithm update that said […]

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What’s New in SEO?

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

At our Michigan SEO company, we are focused on securing [...]

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To Infinity, and beyond! – The Samsung Galaxy S8 takes aim at Apple and Google

by Philip Gibson @ DVS

Samsung puts Apple on notice and other manufacturers are going to have to step up their games. Gimmicks aside, the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks great and has the specs to back the looks up. It may be my next phone.

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Tips on Designing a Time Frame

by Coe Lacy @ DVS

What happens when a project's planned time frame and the time frame of reality don't line up? What can you do to plan for the surprises? These tips won't help you see the future but might give you a peak into how to expect the unexpected.

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Gilson Elves Deliver Big Results

by Kim Elmore @ Gilson Graphics

When it comes to getting noticed in a crowded marketplace, Gilson has just the magical mix you need to stand out and grab your customers’ attention–just ask the elves! Our most recent marketing campaign began with a fun idea and a couple of pointy ears. Gilson invited customers and prospects to reduce their holiday frenzy […]

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Site Redesign: Kawasaki Precision Machinery

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

Kawasaki is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic systems and components. Kawasaki’s technological leadership and customer-centered philosophy is well-known around the world. Originally designed back in late 2009/2010, the KPM-USA site had served this client well, BUT was showing its age a bit. Built before tablets & smartphones became a predominate method for surfing the web, […]

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Saying No

by Paul Kortman @ Paul Kortman

It happened again. The great opportunity fell into my lap. And I turned it down. What is this great opportunity? A job offer. In 2013, 5 years after the economy took a nose dive, 3 years after I quit my job and 3 years after starting an SEO company. I turned down my 3rd job offer […]

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Google SEO Primer: Is Your Website Google Friendly?

by Paul La Vigne @ DVS

A quick primer on six major algorithm updates Google has made and how they relate to your website SEO efforts. Do you know how Panda affects your page rank?

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Responsive Grand Rapids Website Design by Valorous Circle

Responsive Grand Rapids Website Design by Valorous Circle


Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

Our Grand Rapids website design specialists will help you create a responsive website that engages your target audience and grows your business!

Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic Announces Restaurant Partners and Enhancements

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

The Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic is returning for a second year, and will be held June 16-18 during tournament week at Blythefield Country Club. This three-day food-tasting event is for the entire family and will feature local restaurants and breweries, and will showcase Meijer products and food trends. With early commitments from Founders Brewery, Bell’s Brewery, Atwater Brewing, Reserve Wine and Food, …

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Saturday Delay and Concert

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

Due to course conditions, the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give and the LPGA Tour have adjusted tee times to avoid any delays in tournament play. Tee times begin at 12:14 p.m. and tournament play will end at approximately 7 p.m. LIVE at the Grand Taste, an outdoor concert featuring 3 Doors Down, will start shortly after play at Blythefield Country Club. Estimated start time for …

Plumbing Services Michigan | Rapid Flush

Plumbing Services Michigan | Rapid Flush


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Why You Need To Be On YouTube Right Now!

by admin @ Fluxx Media LLC

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Brooke M. Henderson Wins 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

The fourth annual Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give concluded today with a win by Canadian LPGA Professional Brooke M. Henderson and a record donation of more than $1 million to the retailer’s Simply Give program that stocks the shelves of its food pantry partners across the Midwest. “The Meijer LPGA Classic has an incredible impact on our hungry neighbors, and it’s thanks to the …

Laymen’s Guide to the Kolbe Score

by Paul Kortman @ Paul Kortman

I was looking for a definitive explainer or a guide to the Kolbe Score and I couldn’t find one, mostly because consultants make a lot of money explaining how the kolbe works and they are old skool in that they don’t want to give away the information that they consult with. And mind you I’m […]

Meet Lily – a Photo Drone with a Great Web Design!

by Guillermo @ Blue Sky Sessions, a Valorous Circle Brand

You might have already heard about Lily, the aerial video camera that tracks you as it flies above and around you recording video from afar of you and your surroundings. The shots and angels that Lily captures is truly stunning. Navigate to their homepage and watch the feature video on to get an idea of just how cool Lily’s ...continue reading

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Simply Working Toward Stronger Communities

by Julia VanDyk @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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Google Trends @ Your Inbox

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

In April, Google announced a great new feature that wil [...]

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Gilson’s Retail World Goes Retro at GlobalShop 2017

by Kim Elmore @ Gilson Graphics

At GlobalShop, Gilson dares to be different! This year’s GlobalShop display was no exception, we showed off a brand new retro gaming-themed booth that explores the various levels of “Retail World” – and how Gilson can help you reach the top of your game. If you’re looking for new ways to promote your business, look […]

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Words, Keywords, Pronouns in Search Engine Optimization

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

Words, Keywords, Pronouns in Search Engine Optimization

Words matter, and webmasters using best practices tell small business owners Google reads every word on every page. In fact, Google not only reads every word, all search engines reads file names for images and file names for each page in the ongoing effort to deliver the search results best suited to a user.

Pegasus Ventures Michigan develops each page of each website with an eye to giving Google lots of descriptive words. Also, Pegasus Ventures Michigan purposefully avoids the passive, and far too ubiquitous, forms of the verb, "to be." "To be" not only makes for sloppy and trite text, "to be" hurts creating opportunities for a website to gain higher visibility.

Too many local web designers and developers create bad habits in writing for websites. For example, using passive verbs like, "am, are, is, was, were, be, and been, being." Pegasus Ventures Michigan wants local small business owners in the key Grand Rapids market it serves to capture more traffic using smarter words. Smarter words forces the website designer to find better ways to tell the story of a small business.

What keywords work best?

Okay, hang on. Yes, your local website designer thinks about keywords. However, good web site development for the local small business owner focuses on overall web presence. Search engines use literally hundreds of markers in determining what search results to deliver for a search query. Keywords represent just one marker. Solid web design and development puts the focus on great content following best practices. Content matters most and spending great volumes of time on one marker fails to promote the overall goal of capturing more traffic.

Pegasus Ventures Michigan and other website designers use Google Analytics to tailor the ongoing process of building web presence for a small business. provides real data to help understand how users find a website guiding ideas to improve the small business website.

Pronouns in website design and development

The enemy of good website design; pronouns and the worst of the worst? We.

Pegasus Ventures Michigan owner, Robert Dewey once remarked, "Small business owners often hire Pegasus Ventures Michigan to redesign an existing website. Reading the content of the previous designer I often get the feeling my predecessor tried to get the company seen for one word, "we." Oddly enough I see this most with one person businesses where no "we" even exists."

No one advocates the immediate banning of pronouns and, yes, sometimes proper nouns in website design and development comes off a bit weird. Yet, it helps far more when websites use company names and other nous rather than, "we." Designing higher visibility for any website works better using proper nouns; it gives the search engines something to see other than, "we."

And by the way, for the one person small business, tell customers! Customers love connecting with the boss, right? Big selling and marketing plus for the smallest local business owner to share this information!

How to Boost Blog Post SEO: 5 Easy Tips

by Gilson @ Gilson Graphics

Improve your Blog Post SEO with quick and easy tips that anyone can use! Are you having trouble figuring out how to structure your blogs for SEO? It’s easier than you think! Just step outside of the box and start thinking about making your posts more concise and easier to read. What is SEO? SEO […]

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Instagram: Visualizing Your Businesses

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

Visualizing how to market your business on Instagram or any other platform is now vital to sharing information in the digital age.

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How Hard is Your Website Working for You?

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Does your website serve as a sort of automated online m [...]

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News: What’s the ACA Have to Do with Your Website?

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

So you’ve probably heard of the ACA (Affordable Care Act), right? What about Section 1557 regulations and how it could affect your website? Who knows that the deadline to have the required non-discrimination taglines, statements and notices (in the top 15 languages unique to YOUR state) posted in your office, on your primary marketing materials […]

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Building Loyal Relationships In Africa

by Jon Subar @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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Difference Between SEO & SEM

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

While both search engine optimization (SEO) and search [...]

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SEO in Lamont, MI 49430 | Prolific Digital Solutions

SEO in Lamont, MI 49430 | Prolific Digital Solutions


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Affiliate Marketing Gets You More Customers With the current economic business environment, it is crucial for entrepreneurs to consider new information and technology tools to assist them to accomplish business more proficiently. The quantity of people who access the internet on a regular basis is growing every day with thanks to the introduction of varied …

Google Removing Toolbar PageRank from Public View

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What is Google PageRank? Google Search uses various algorithms to filter websites in their search results. A key algorithm used to help establish Google’s dominance in […]

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House Industries – conquering mediocrity with a genuine love for their subject matter

by Nick @ Blue Sky Sessions, a Valorous Circle Brand

In my last installment Things We Like Thursday I covered how typography can be taken the digital age – today I express my appreciation for a business admired by designers around the world for their typefaces (and more!), House Industries. Harkening back to the days when typefaces were cast in metal, House Industries prefers the term “type foundry” ...continue reading

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What to Know About Website Redesign

by Nick @ Blue Sky Sessions, a Valorous Circle Brand

Redesigning a website isn’t something to be taken lightly. It can definitely make things easier for your site’s visitors, but it can also cause serious problems if you make mistakes. To try to avoid any problems, and make the redesign a good one, here are several areas you need to consider. Responsive Website Design Having ...continue reading

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Small business tying in social media; amp up web presence

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

Small business tying in social media; amp up web presence

Owning a businesses for quite a while, Pegasus Ventures Michigan owner Robert Dewey shares his perspective, "Many clients never reach their potential for two reasons, they fail to seize opportunity as they fail to manage time thus robbing the small business of growth opportunities; and by this I mean adding real top line sales." People often get stuck in the tactics to move web presence, when what prevents people surfing the web from finding a small business tends to be the failure to utilize available tools.

Social media absolutely matters and too many small businesses blow off the huge social media value generates by failing to use social media or not using social media consistently consistently.

The opportunity? Competitors failing to utilize social media land your small business consistently generating content on social media platforms. Amp up your presence and leave the competitors in your dust.

Tying in social media means creating new content on the web making your company an authoritative website capturing increasing numbers of the casual surfer, the surfer specially looking to learn more about the products and services offered by your small business, and the potential customer looking to buy. The wider the a small business owner spreads the content net across the web the more traffic the website and other online platforms captures. More visitors equals more potential sales.

Social media; economize staff time, educate the webmaster, drive stronger content

Some of the local small business owners Pegasus Ventures Michigan serves see social media as a scary beast sure to waste time. In truth, time management and simple coordination of the the website with social media saves time.

Imagine a key employee or two with a smart phone tasked to immediately answer questions coming in from Facebook or Google Plus. Customer questions get answered promptly and Impressive responses equals development of good will while also increasing the chance of earning business.

Giving "manager" access to your Facebook and Google accounts helps your web designer see the conversation with customers on social media giving the web development team the opportunity to learn what your customers want to know from your business allowing the evolution of web development to more closely match customer interests. Over time tailoring the website to customer inquiries slows down both incoming calls as well as inquiries from social media as customers get the information they need from the website.

The top to remember? Google wants to deliver the internet surfer to the best content matching their search. Social media used well both helps potential customers get information they seek.

Social media; create the habit

Pegasus Ventures Michigan often finds customers lack time management as part of their business. This reality spills across many parts of the business. So change it starting with social media and see what happens!

Put a list on the wall. On Monday take a couple pictures and post them to social media. On Tuesday post something on Google Plus and Facebook. Perhaps the first day of the month use the pictures taken to create a quick slideshow for YouTube.

Break tasks down to small pieces and build habits by placing reminders around you making forgetfulness far more difficult. Small component pieces accomplished regularly make the big goal real.

Create new space and dominate

Dominating and commanding the web to making a mark for your small business works.

It begins making yourself the "go to" site. In a recent conversation with a client Pegasus Ventures Michigan owner Robert Dewey responded with surprise when the client asked about linking out to authoritative websites remarking, "So I get one finds value in linking out to what some call "authoritative" websites. I believe the win means seeking to become the authoritative local website." Build content, and as mentioned above, a steady stream of content development by its nature attracts more visitors.

Search engines often deliver web surfers to an inside page more relevant to the search query than the home page, itself. The local web developer helps clients add valuable content to the internet for their local business; necessarily helps bringing more attention for the small business.

Tying together social media and your website

Tie it all together. Think about it this way; post an image with a caption on Google Plus, re-post the same on Facebook. Later use the image and create simple slideshow videos on YouTube with a brief description. Over time more the subject matter content grows with a growing volume of content pointing to the small business. In time competitors get pushed down competitors in search results giving the active small business greater visibility on the internet.

Pitching Over Social Media

by Emma Thibault @ 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications

The last blog I wrote, A Media Pitching Guide For Dummies, covered the basics of media pitching (if you haven’t read this yet, what are you waiting for?) But, since …

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Grand Rapids Small Business and Nonprofit SEO | GreenCup

Grand Rapids Small Business and Nonprofit SEO | GreenCup


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Michigan SEO Company: Do Videos Help SEO?

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

If you are interested in using search engine optimization (SEO) to get your website higher rankings you may be wondering if YouTube videos will help. The answer is that unfortunately they are not much help to SEO, since SEO refers to search engine optimization of your website. Why then would a SEM and SEO company use them? To fully understand you must understand how search engines treat videos.

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The Difference Between SEO & SEM

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

While both search engine optimization (SEO) and search [...]

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Landing page- visitors don't start on my home page?

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

Correct, and building higher visibility for websites means paying attention to each page because Google looks at each page in its quest to deliver the best, most relevant search results, to every query.

Website designers and developers, like local Grand Rapids company Pegasus Ventures Michigan, help clients gain visibility with one main idea for each page. One main idea packs a bigger punch to drive the attention for that webpage and, by extension, the entire website. Best practices in website design and development for the small business owner means each service, or even each product where possible, gets its own page.

Many if not most search queries not specific to the company name result in visitors landing inside the website rather on the home page. Building pages with plenty of content helps Google direct visitors to specific pages in a website, especially when a customer searches for a product or service rather than by company name.

The more pages, when designed with one main idea per web page, fits in with with what Google tells website developers. Pages with one main idea tend to require webmasters and small business owners to really think more about content. A couple of sentences on one page ends up looking silly, right? How about that big list of everything a small business offers? One page for one product, service or idea forces the web design and developement team to put more information in front of site visitors on each page making it more likely Google delivers traffic to directly to a specific webpage, and by extension the website, itself.

Mailchimp Banned

by Paul Kortman @ Paul Kortman

I’m not an Affiliate Marketer. But I must be a spammer. Or I’m just a human making mistakes trying to skirt around the rules of the system. I made some mistakes and I knew I was playing in a risky place. And I got burned. Bad. I love WordPress, and I love Mailchimp. Best part? […]

A Twist on Typical Vanities

by woodways @ Woodways

If you’re looking to create a beautiful bathroom to fit your home, a perfect vanity is a great place to start. Whether it’s choosing a unique color, trying out a new door style, or eliminating doors altogether, make a statement in your home with your own exceptional vanity.

Trending| Large Luxe Kitchens

by woodways @ Woodways

There are a lot of elements that make a kitchen luxurious. However, of the millions of kitchens featured in magazines and websites like houzz.com, many have one thing in common… size. A large kitchen doesn’t necessarily mean it is top end, but most do have more room for special appliances, design details, and lots of […]

Tickets On Sale Now

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

Tickets to the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give are now available online! General admission weekly tickets cost $25, and general admission daily tickets cost $10. Kids, ages 17 and under, will receive free admission with a ticketed adult. The Grand Taste, a three-day food tasting event, will return to this year’s tournament week lineup at Blythefield Country Club. It will be held June 16-18, …

Is SEO Search Engine Manipulation? | Innereactive

Is SEO Search Engine Manipulation? | Innereactive


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Google is currently involved in an ongoing legal case with a company that is seeking damages after Google banned many of their websites for “search engine manipulation.” This has many business owners worried that they may accidentally be manipulating search engines by performing SEO, but is this a concern? Google doesn’t so much “ban” websites …

The Take on Closing Cost Rebates

by Team Mortgage @ Team Mortgage Company

Kenneth R. Harney Oct 11, 2013 WASHINGTON — The government shutdown and the debt limit have dominated the headlines, but a behind-the-scenes fight over federal mortgage policy has been brewing and it could affect your choices the next time you apply for a home loan. The issue concerns differing rules for different types of mortgage […]

Traverse City SEO Company Explains Hummingbird Update

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Almost everybody has entered keywords, a thought, or ph [...]

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SEO and Social Media

by Innereactive @ Innereactive

Some experts have said that if content is king, distribution is queen. Building SEO and gaining credibility for your website is only possible if you create and optimize good content. There are other things you can do to distribute your content on social media and other channels, and ways that you can set up your […]

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Veronica’s Speech for the Top Women Owned Businesses Luncheon

by Veronica Kirin @ GreenCup

Today was extremely exciting for us!  The Grand Rapids Business Journal has been a huge supporter of GreenCup’s work as it innovates and grows.  Today’s luncheon for the Top Women Owned Businesses — for which we were a finalist — was empowering, affirming, and quite a treat. Each winner of the award was given five minutes […]

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Some SEO Terminology

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Many people have heard the terms White Hat SEO (Search [...]

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Model’s 2016 Partnership with the West Michigan Whitecaps (Video)

by Jon Subar @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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Go with The Flow of SEO Trends

by Kelly Kalis @ CP Solutions

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How to Boost Blog Post SEO: 5 Easy Tips - Gilson Graphics

How to Boost Blog Post SEO: 5 Easy Tips - Gilson Graphics


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Improve your Blog Post SEO with quick and easy tips that anyone can use! Having trouble structuring your blogs for SEO? It's easier than you think!

Cleaning Up Duplicate Content

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

Google won’t penalize you for duplicate content, but having some on your website can still be a nuisance. Overlooking it is easy, cleaning it up is hard.

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3 Doors Down to Perform LIVE at the Grand Taste as Part of Fun-Filled Tournament Week Schedule

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give is partnering with General Mills to add live music to its robust tournament schedule. A concert, featuring 3 Doors Down, will be held June 17, following tournament play, during LIVE at the Grand Taste at Blythefield Country Club. Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. Known for their mega-hits, …

Exercise in the Workplace

by Alex Hartman @ OWL Computing Inc.

Exercise isn’t just for the early risers anymore, more and more companies are integrating physical activity into the workplace, and for good reason. Healthy employees are happier and more productive employees. Gone are the days of a second pot of coffee to get through the dreaded midday slump, today’s workers are realizing that getting your […]

Search Engine Optimization Blogging

by Seattle SEO Consultant Rob @ Rob1SEO | Top SEO Consulting Company

There’s no doubt about it. Blogging is a tried and true method of increasing site traffic and conversion rates. A blog has so much versatility, it’s one of the most important tools you can use to develop a community and maintain a steady stream of website traffic. But how can you make your blog worth …

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Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give to Welcome Back All Three Defending Champions

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

  Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give to Welcome Back All Three Defending Champions Playing field for the 2017 tournament continues to grow stronger   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The playing field for the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give continues to grow stronger with commitments from its three defending champions – Sei Young Kim, Lexi Thompson and Mirim Lee – who will return June …

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Are You Using LinkedIn Effectively?

by Julie Sheeran @ 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications

Recently, we talked about LinkedIn and what you should NOT be doing on the professional networking site.  While a ton of people use it (over 65 million business professionals from …

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When Should You Start Up a Google AdWords Campaign For Your Company?

by Seattle SEO Consultant Rob @ Rob1SEO | Top SEO Consulting Company

You’re excited about how your company is growing. More and more people are becoming aware of your company and brand. You want to continue to advertise your business and its products.   1.  Customer Demand The first ingredient is customer demand. If your Seattle customers are not searching for your product or service in Google, …

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Kitchen Forecast: Say Goodbye to Kitchen Tables and Hello to Universal Islands

by woodways @ Woodways

Between recent remodels and new builds we are seeing the majority of people shy away from traditional kitchen tables and incorporating islands big enough for family meals. Within the interior design industry function is more important than ever. Making something functional has always been ideal, but if you look back at kitchens 10, even 5 […]

Sign-Up Open for Logo Design-A-Thon

by Innereactive @ Innereactive

Sign up for Innereactive Media’s Logo Design-a-Thon is now live. Michigan businesses in need of a new or updated logo can fill out an online form to purchase design services for a day in August or September. Availability is on a first come, first-serve basis and depending on the day selected, logo design can range […]

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Grand Rapids SEO Company Discusses Mobile SEO

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Have you noticed that almost everyone has a Smart Phone [...]

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Get the Most Out of Attending Your Next Tradeshow

by Innereactive @ Innereactive

Going to tradeshows is an important part of business and professional development for most industries, but especially for eye care professionals. Tradeshows and conferences offer continuing education, information on new technology and procedures, and more product information that your brain can hold. With an overwhelming amount of material and demonstrations to soak up, how do […]

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URL SEO….What? Let Us Explain!

by spectrum-admin @ Spectrum Net Designs

Even the URL SEO has an important role in your website and search engine optimization! Having a poor URL structure can greatly impact your SEO. It can ruin rankings, keep your pages or website out of the indexes of search engines, and take away ranking authority from some pages or even the whole website. There […]

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Michigan Companies Thriving with SEO

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

In a lagging economy, Michigan businesses are turning t [...]

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Which Social Media Option Is Right For My Business?

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

Over 25 percent of the world’s population is on Facebook. Add a billion YouTubers, 700 million Instagram handles and 328 million Twitter users sharing 140-character thoughts and all of these social media options can seem overwhelming.

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Outside Sales Representative – Internet Strategist

by Jonathan Mast @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

Do you love providing solutions to your clients?
Do you specialize in consultative sales?
Are you looking for an opportunity to focus on developing relationships and finding new opportunities?
Are you looking for a pay structure that rewards you for your results?

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Our Web Design Glossary

by Veronica Kirin @ GreenCup

Website developers tend to talk a lot of jargon.  Here at GreenCup, we try really hard to explain anything technical that comes up, but sometimes we slip.  Whether you’re working with us on your website, or you’re working with another Grand Rapids based design firm, it may be helpful to have this glossary to support […]

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News: Threemendous

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

Today’s news update is brought to you by the number three. We hear many times that a whole lot of ‘things’ come in three’s. Celebrities seem to die in three’s Religion has the Father, Son, & Holy Ghost In writing, things that come in three are funnier, more satisfying, more effective. …Three Little Pigs, …Three […]

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3 SEO Myths That Are Hurting Your Reach

by Nathan Messelink @ Thinkbox Creative

In any client meeting or discovery session the golden phrase, “SEO,” is shouted with pride and importance. Given Google’s dominance in our online world, this is not without reason. If you can’t be found, you […]

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Site Redesign: Imagination Factory

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

It’s finally here! The new IFI site. During 2016, Team IFI launched ~20 new client sites (several quite large with an extensive list of features); We ghost blogged through the year for six clients; We managed SOCS, our Suite Online Catering System, for a dozen minor league baseball ballclubs around the country; We handled the […]

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SEO - Search Engine Optimization | Charles Runyan Ent. | Grand Rapids MI

SEO - Search Engine Optimization | Charles Runyan Ent. | Grand Rapids MI


Charles Runyan Enterprises, LLC

My extensive knowledge of SEO, Organic Search Engine Optimization strategies and techniques can help your company's website or blog rank and convert!

Site Launch: Groom Team USA

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

GroomTeam USA, Inc. is a non-profit organization which encourages professional pet stylists in the United States to maximize their grooming education and skills, and offers them the opportunity to represent the U.S. at World Team Competitions. Many of the stylists in GroomTeam are members of the award-winning, Learn to Groom Dogs site, which IFI launched […]

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Let the Michigan Summer Help Your Marketing

by Veronica Kirin @ GreenCup

Summer is an incredibly busy time in West Michigan. As soon as the weather starts to warm up we see a mad dash of festivals, events, concerts, sporting events, and more filling our calendars. Once you add in family vacations, days on the water, weddings, and holidays, most people feel like summer is already fully […]

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SEO Beginners Guide: Google Ranking Factors

by Paul La Vigne @ DVS

Understanding Google’s ranking factors is an important part of your SEO efforts. This article is a great starting point for any layperson looking for a broad overview to help get you started.

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Ask a Michigan SEO Company

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Many businesses have considered using a Michigan SEO co [...]

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Tradeshows: Brides and Tattoos

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

One of our clients, CTMAX, has been expanding their practice to include non-invasive cosmetics. After much research, CTMAX acquired a highly specific (pico-second) laser for reducing blemishes, scars and spots in a shorter time with less pain. They also discovered that the same device excelled at also removing tattoos with the same benefits. As a […]

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Grand Rapids Mortgage Company

by admin @ Team Mortgage Company

Team Mortgage Company takes pride in delivering enthusiastic customer service and quality results. When it comes to residential mortgages, we are known in the industry for going the extra mile to please our customers. Our Licensed mortgage professionals always put the customer first — and we are not satisfied until you receive the results you want. […]

Courage: The iPhone 7 and its Missing Piece

by Philip Gibson @ DVS

Apple announced the new iPhone 7 and it’s missing one thing we’ve all become used to.

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Creating Top of Mind Awareness

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

Top of mind awareness is responsible for creating synaptic connections in consumers’ minds, but only if marketing and advertising are continuous.

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Digital Marketing & Website

by @ Bevelwise

    How often do we use mobile devices? As a society, a large part of our daily interaction with and consumption of digital media takes place through our smartphones, especially when it comes to

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As a brand new feature, the Facebook Ads / Business Manager division of Facebook will be beta testing the incorporation of business ratings. You can opt out if your business was chosen for this

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Blogging has become a popular way for businesses to communicate with their clients and potential clients. If you have not started a blog for your business, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time

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"What does it take to get good Facebook reviews for my business?" -- we have heard and read this question countless times. Like most challenges in dealing with digital marketing, SEO, and public

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"You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time” – spoken by poet, John Lydgate and later

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As a product of the digital marketing industry, the SEO landscape is an environment of constant change and, for marketers, it's a never-ending race to gain an edge. Different from what many believe,

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Not everyone was born to be a good leader. It takes a certain type of individual to move a team forward effectively. Here are a few tips of some things that I have come across in my experiences with

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BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADS AND BRAND MANAGEMENT (OR BIG FAILS?): Regardless of who is on the field, every Super Bowl viewer develops an opinion about the commercials run during the game. We're sure

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  Social media has always been a space of engagement with the objective of creating connections and fostering relationships among people. While this objective is still true, social media platforms

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As 2017 gets rolling, we decided to share some things we think will be a big part of this year's marketing puzzle.  Some you already know about, some will enhance how they are currently used, and

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Site Launch: Cutting Horse Training Online

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

Similar to a previous client, Simone & Duncan, owners of Cutting Horse Training Online (CHTO) out of Texas had built a successful online video education program that was functional but had outstripped the underlying design and technology of their current partners. Having seen the transformation the Imagination Factory for the other client, they asked what […]

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Rapid Flush Sewer and Drain Cleaning Does Hydro-Excavating

by mresende.admin @ Rapid Flush

Rapid Flush Sewer and Drain Cleaning Does Hydro-Excavating Rapid Flush Sewer and Drain Cleaning is proud to offer our Michigan residents Hydro-Excavation. We use our unique, specialized hydro-excavating vehicles to apply pressurized water at an exact point in the ground. The result is a water/soil...

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Why?

by Nathan Messelink @ Thinkbox Creative

Every brand has a purpose. Some agencies try to understand that brand purpose through data. They study the mission statements and target markets. They invest in understanding the target customer and the opportunities to sell. […]

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Linkedin: Social Media for Professionals

by Alex Hartman @ OWL Computing Inc.

Have you jumped on the LinkedIn bandwagon yet? If not, you should. LinkedIn is the social media platform for professionals, almost like the Facebook of the working world. If you haven’t joined the party yet – you’re missing out. Let me tell you why: 1. It’s an excellent networking tool. Have you ever gone to a […]

3 Ways Learning to Code Teaches Life Skills

by John @ OWL Computing Inc.

1) Problem- Solving Learning a programming language is much like learning another language. The way words and symbols are strung together have specific meaning in regards to whatever language is being spoken to. Whatever is receiving the message you’re trying to convey is applicable to humans and computers. When someone doesn’t understand what you’re trying […]

Local SEO Holland, Michigan | CP Solutions

Local SEO Holland, Michigan | CP Solutions


CP Solutions

Do the locals know who you are? If you let CP Solutions handle your local search they sure will! Find out why local SEO is so important.

Your Web Design Matters, Especially to Millennials

by Matthew Valleau @ GreenCup

We believe that beautiful, intuitive, and engaging web design is a critical need for businesses and nonprofits alike. Our range of services is in place to help organizations reach new and existing markets across all generations, but one thing we have learned through our experience across the digital industry is that good web design is […]

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SEO: Logo in Search Engine Results

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t just about getti [...]

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Personal Injury & Family Law Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI | Allaben & Bandeen Attorneys at Law

Personal Injury & Family Law Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI | Allaben & Bandeen Attorneys at Law


Allaben & Bandeen Attorne

With 60+ combined experience in personal injury & family law, trust the team at Allaben & Bandeen in Grand Rapids, MI. Contact us for a free consultation.

Good news for homebuyers who don’t have a lot of cash on hand: Banks are offering loans with down payments of just 5%.

by Team Mortgage @ Team Mortgage Company

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) After the housing bubble burst, buyers needed to come to the table with as much as 20% down or they had to turn to the Federal Housing Administration for a low down-payment loan. But now banks like TD Bank, Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), and Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500) are […]

5 Easy SEO Fixes (That you can do on your own)

by Julie Sheeran @ 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications

If you’ve been in the web world for any amount of time, you know about keywords and SEO (search engine optimization). You’ve heard of them; you know what they are …

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Welcome to Grand Rapids SEO

by mjsb2 @ Grand Rapids SEO

Hey I’m Mike Baugh, owner of Grand Rapids SEO, the premier Internet Marketing Advertising Agency in Grand Rapids, Michigan according to the real Google search engines. Call us at (248) 763-9518...

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Rapid Flush Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services

by mresende.admin @ Rapid Flush

Rapid Flush Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services   Rapid Flush Sewer & Drain Cleaning is western Michigan’s only all purpose, all service sewer and drain service. That means that we offer our clients with services that the other sewer and drain cleaning companies don’t. Why?...

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A Warm Congratulations to Kelly & Justin!

by spectrum-admin @ Spectrum Net Designs

We want to congratulate Kelly & Justin Smidstra on their wedding last Thursday! Everyone at Spectrum Net Designs wants to send you off with best wishes on the wonderful journey ahead of you and a lifetime of love and happiness.       Kelly is the administration assistant here at Spectrum and provides various kinds […]

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Marketing Trends Millennials Are Killing (And why we won’t miss them)

by Julie Sheeran @ 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications

Millennials catch a lot of flack. They’ve been blamed for killing entire industries (chain restaurants), foods (cereal), and pastimes (golf). As a millennial, I am not offended by these accusations …

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How Your Site Benefits From Long Form Content

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

Long form content works best when you can exhaust a subject matter without leaving the reader exhausted. Posts with over 1,000 words raise page shares.

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3 Reasons Why Your Website Needs an SSL Certificate

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

An SSL Certificate is one the way to protect your vital information and Google is trying to make sure every website gets on board.

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Do Video’s Help SEO?

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

You may be wondering if you should create and post vide [...]

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Thinkbox Creative | Website Design & Marketing in Grand Rapids, MI

Thinkbox Creative | Website Design & Marketing in Grand Rapids, MI


Thinkbox Creative

Thinkbox Creative is a Website Design & Development Agency based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that specializes in Brand-centric Digital Marketing.

Heating Your Home For Less

by Tyson Bariyanga @ Pro-Tech Heating & Cooling

As the crisp fall air slowly creeps in, many homeowners begin to dread their soon-to-be-rising energy bills. Heating your home can be extremely costly in Michigan when temperatures outside drop below freezing. Fortunately, following just a few of the tips below might help you keep...

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The Elusive Mission Statement

by Innereactive @ Innereactive

A How-To Guide for the Rest of Us Let’s start off at square one. Should you bother even having a mission statement? Does it hold a purpose? Does having a well-defined statement actually help your business? In short, the answer to all three questions is a resounding, “Yes!” If you don’t currently have a mission […]

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Did Digital Kill the Traditional Marketing Star?

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

What happened to the traditional marketing styles of print, radio television and outdoor (billboards)? They still exist in droves, but their effectiveness isn’t diminishing as rapidly as you might think.

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Why a local business needs Google + Local

by Webfective Online Solutions LLC. @ SEO Services | Get More Website Traffic | Grand Rapids Michigan

Increasing the customer size is the mission of every local business. It is a fact that the customers are the back bone of every business. Local seo marketing should therefore be a priority when it comes to identifying and reaching … Continue reading

News: Inspiration or Desperation?

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

Change happens for usually one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. Clients wanting to have us design that first website are generally inspired, sometimes desperate to finally get online. Re-designing an existing site is often an act of desperation over a failed site or sometimes is inspired by positive changes in the clients’ business. BTW, […]

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SSL Site Security & Need to Know Facts

by spectrum-admin @ Spectrum Net Designs

SSL can be confusing to most people, especially with all the certificates and intricate details that come with it. Here are some facts and details about SSL.   If you’re not always on the SSL site, you are vulnerable to threats such as side-jacking, compromise of sensitive data, and malware attacks.  This url will look like HTTPS://, […]

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Should You Scrap Text Blogging For Video Content Creation?

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

The push for video content creation is due to Generation Y (millennials) surpassing the Baby Boomers and their relationship with consuming information.

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Mobilgeddon and small business with Grand Rapids web designer, Robert Dewey

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

Mobilegeddon- Should I Worry?


The simple answer is, no.

Hi, I'm Rob, the owner of Pegasus Ventures Michigan, a local web design company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I'd love to see you run to my Grand Rapids area office ready to sign on to a great new mobile website for your small business; but the hype is misinforming small business owners.

Search engines use lots of signals in determining what gets displayed where and to whom. One signal is mobile compliance. Your digital presence isn't likely to crash into a pixelated wasteland if you are not mobile today. Your competitors may be in the same boat

Take a big step back from focusing on one signal of dozens. A better solution for the small business owner is asking if your web presence meets industry evolving best practices.

What do I mean when I talk about best practices?

  • Does your website contain microdata?

  • Are pages properly named?

  • Are pictures captioned and hyperlinks titled?

  • Are image files properly named?


As a local web designer I see the evolving standards as opportunity. When my customers are meeting current best practices they are earning more traffic to their websites and beating their competitors for eyeballs.

Yes, mobile matters yet building the strongest web presence really requires meeting all the current best practices consistently.




Veteran’s Day Free Meals and Discounts

by Team Mortgage @ Team Mortgage Company

Applebees Free Meal On Monday, November 11th, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental […]

Site ReDesign: Kentwood Office Furniture

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

Although many of our website solutions are built to serve our clients well for many years, technology continues to march forward providing new options and marketing channels of which to take advantage. At a minimum, we suggest revisiting the site design every five years or less. Kentwood Office Furniture is the Midwest’s specialist in high […]

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What Do Your Marketing Colors Say About Your Company?

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

As a Grand Rapids, MI SEO company, our goal is to help [...]

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Coming Soon: A New Look for Top Of The List

by Top Of The List @ Top Of The List

March, 2015 —After 9 years of helping businesses achieve their online marketing goals, Top Of The List has decided to premier a new, updated look to its brand. Top Of The List owner Beverly Mapes has been working with Scott Osborne of Sauce, a new advertising agency in Holland, Michigan, and Anne Marie Church of […]

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LIVE at the Grand Taste Time Delay

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

Due to weather delays affecting tournament play, tonight’s concert featuring 3 Doors Down at Blythefield Country Club will begin at approximately 7:30 PM. On behalf of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, we apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to a fun night at the course.

West Michigan Scoutreach Program

by Julia VanDyk @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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Celebrity Chefs Cat Cora and Carla Hall Return to the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

by Kristi @ Meijer LPGA Classic

Celebrity Chefs Cat Cora and Carla Hall Return to the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Celebrity chefs to enhance the Grand Taste events with food demonstrations                         The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give continues to enhance its three-day food tasting event – the Grand Taste – with food demonstrations by celebrity chefs Cat Cora and Carla Hall. Both celebrity chefs have participated in …

Google Mobile Update Coming

by mjsb2 @ Grand Rapids SEO

On April 21st, Google will be rolling out a massive new update to their ranking algorithm. Unlike previous Google updates, they are actually announcing ahead of time what the new...

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Meet Amy.

by Amy Bruining @ Thinkbox Creative

Meet Amy Bruining, our resident Wordsmith and Copywriter, and the latest addition to our team. I am a writer. I consider rhyming to be one of my greatest pleasures. I have kept journals since I wore pigtails. I […]

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Top Of The List’s New Website

by Beverly Mapes @ Top Of The List

Our new website is finally live! This is Top Of The List’s first major website update since 2009, so it was well overdue. Kudos for design go to Scott Osborne of Sauce, and development credits go to Jeff Thomas of Grandesigns. These are both very talented individuals, and they both were the right team members […]

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When Writing Content, Mind Your Ps and Qs

by Kelly Kalis @ CP Solutions

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Plastic Surgery Marketing SEO & Website Design - Digital Limelight Media

Plastic Surgery Marketing SEO & Website Design - Digital Limelight Media


DLM

Award winning all in one marketing agency specializing in medical website design and marketing for plastic surgeons and dentists.

Custom Doors Created For YOU By YOU

by woodways @ Woodways

Woodways offers the ultimate customization when it comes to your cabinetry. From finishes, wood species, materials and styles there isn’t anything you can’t create with the help of our talented designers. When choosing your dream door profile you can select one that we have already designed, or create your own! Choose between flat or raised […]

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by nextAdmin1 @ Allaben & Bandeen Attorne

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Change Browse Listing Order in ElegantEstate Theme

by Andrew Kapral @ Grand Rapids SEO

One of the themes we were working with recently had great reviews from many esteemed businesses and web developers, giving us the option to heavily customize the front end without dealing with complicated MySQL database issues in order to keep (…)

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Professional Grade Hydration

by Jon Subar @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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Search Engine Optimization

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

In the website design and development business one almost fears using the term, "Search Engine Optimization" or "SEO." Local website design and development companies like Grand Rapids based Pegasus Ventures Michigan get questions about SEO more than any other from prospective clients. For webmasters with long experience, the term conjures memories of business owners being wholly scammed by people making the entire industry look awful.

Today only remnants of those days remain remain. Sadly, the terminologies persist. The process of designing and developing a website goes well beyond what most people think of when they ask about search engine optimization. Questions starting with, "What keywords..." tends to inform the web designer their prospect is nearly a decade behind the curve while also sharing the "old SEO bad guys" made something of a mark with the prospective client.

Reputable local website designers like Pegasus Ventures Michigan make a point of staying on top of current trends. Looking for the best question to ask a local website design and development team? Ask how they stay on top of changes. Pegasus Ventures Michigan stays on top of best practices in website design using a YouTube channel developed by Google calledGoogle Webmasters. Google Webmasters educates webmasters helping make "search" better by spreading the word to the website design and development community.

The bottom line is simple. Google wants to deliver the best, most relevant search results to a search query. Frankly keyword manipulation, links farms and other efforts to manipulate Google result in poorer visibility on the internet. Google and the other search engines use proprietary confidential algorithms using a hundreds of markers. In delivering the best search experience the search engines ends defeating those making false promises of fast results to prospective clients. Sadly by the time a client learns lots of time passed costing the small business owner sales.

Like anything else in business the higher standards earns the higher rewards.

How to prepare for a video editing session: A client’s guide

by Philip Gibson @ DVS

This is a quick guide for clients on the basic process of a video edit session. This guide focuses on terminology, how to prepare, and what you can do to help the process move smoothly.

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Google Updates

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Did you know that Google updates its algorithms roughly [...]

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Government Shutdown! How does it affect my Mortgage?

by Team Mortgage @ Team Mortgage Company

  The government shutdown could make it difficult, or even impossible, for banks to close on your mortgage. One problem lenders might face involves the Internal Revenue Service. Before closing on a mortgage backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, banks must verify a borrower’s income with the IRS. But IRS operations are curtailed because […]

SEO & Marketing Entrepreneurial ADD

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Many business owners opt to do their own SEO or have th [...]

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Are Reusable Towels Worth It?

by Jon Subar @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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SEO | Spider Marketing Group | Top Search Rankings in Grand Rapids, MI

SEO | Spider Marketing Group | Top Search Rankings in Grand Rapids, MI


Spider Marketing Group

SEO By Spider Marketing Group. Providing Professional, Effective And Affordable SEO, Social Media, Search Rankings And Mobile Optimization Services.

Wishing You and Yours a Safe Labor Day Holiday

by spectrum-admin @ Spectrum Net Designs

As we come up on the last holiday of the summer season, we look ahead to the challenges that our client and prospective clients present to us.  As Labor Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of hard working Americans, we at Auctioneer Software and Spectrum Net Designs are reminded of our responsibility to […]

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Travel as a Lifestyle from a Digital Nomad Family

by Paul Kortman @ Paul Kortman

I gave up. Or better stated I quit. And this isn’t my first time quitting! On one hand we are told never to give up, that persistence pays off. Shoot, Angry Birds was Rovio’s 52nd attempt at making a game. Yet on the other hand we’re told to say no to things that distract from […]

Small & Mighty: Kitchens Proving Size Doesn’t Matter

by woodways @ Woodways

Last week we highlighted Large Kitchens, this week we are scaling things down. For some, small kitchens present a challenge. Figuring out where to store cutting boards and toasters can be difficult due to minimal counter space, and cabinets. However, we don’t let that stop us from designing the perfect kitchen for your space. When […]

Is SEO Search Engine Manipulation?

by Innereactive @ Innereactive

Google is currently involved in an ongoing legal case with a company that is seeking damages after Google banned many of their websites for “search engine manipulation.” This has many business owners worried that they may accidentally be manipulating search engines by performing SEO, but is this a concern? Google doesn’t so much “ban” websites […]

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Jumping off of the Page

by Paul Kortman @ Paul Kortman

I’m the co-founder of ThingShare, a peer to peer rental system where anyone can participate in the sharing economy by listing your things and then renting them out to strangers. It’s a form of Collaborative Consumption currently focused on the video gaming industry. Since ThingShare is a new business which needs scale to succeed we’ve gone […]

WordPress 4.4.1 Security & Maintenance Release

by Stephen Geldersma @

January 6, 2016 – WordPress 4.4.1 has been released. This security update fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow a site to be compromised. The […]

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First things first- Use analytics to judge website performance and strategy

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

First things first- Use analytics to judge website performance and strategy

New website owners feel great watching their rise in search results. Many times the rise to the top results from folks searching themselves not realizing Google uses their own search history to deliver search results. Google thinks you are looking for your website and delivers your website higher and higher on your devices.

Website designers and developers like Grand Rapids based Pegasus Ventures Michigan use a number of tools to improve actual search results for local small business owners. One of the best? Google Analytics. Pegasus Ventures Michigan embeds code into client websites allowing Google to collect data as visitors access websites. A powerful tool, Google Analytics automatically delivers a short summary report to small business owners, either daily, weekly or monthly.

Want more information? The webmaster provides clients with Gmail accounts access to the full spectrum of more than 80 reports from Google Analytics. Obviously far too much information for most small business owners to digest, Google Analytics allows web design clients the opportunity to dig in or drill down into a truly massive trove of data.

Analytics; one tool guiding a website's development

Facts best drive strategy. Google Analytics puts real data before business owners, managers and website design firms helping drive fact based decisions as the small business owner and web design/development team chart a course for the small business' web presence. As always, job one for the web designer/developer? Drive top line sales and using top flight tools like Google Analytics puts real information in front of small business owners and managers.

Google Analytics tells us what, exactly?

Website data consumers never really find the limits of available data from Google Analytics; check out this short summary of available information:

  • Device type accessing the site- tablet, I pad, smart phone, traditional computer
  • Geographic location of users drilling down to city
  • Traffic sources- Specific links websites or which search engines sent how much traffic to a website
  • Search terms leading visitors to find the website
  • Landing page- visitors often land inside a website
  • Exit page
  • Pages viewed
  • Time on the website
  • Number of unique visitors
  • Frequency of returning visitors

Build it and run, really? in the second decade of the 21st Century?

Oddly enough most website designers and developers serving small business in local markets still an employ the "build it and run" business model. No one advocates every small business hiring someone to sit in a small room bent over a computer chain smoking continually updating a website. At the same local website designers like Grand Rapids based Pegasus Ventures Michigan better serve clients with ongoing design and development services.

The win for a small business owner updating regularly? The folks staying behind leave a wide door open who updates.

Pegasus Ventures Michigan designs/develops each client website with one low price, once a year with unlimited pages and unlimited updates making updating and adding pages super simple.




How to Quickly and Efficiently Optimize your Website’s SEO

by Nick @ Blue Sky Sessions, a Valorous Circle Brand

Search engine optimization, or SEO, provides the opportunity and tools that you need to reach your target audience and encourage visitors to return to your website. Excellent SEO strategies ensure that your company website is easy to find when a client looks for information and easy to read when you finish a blog post, update ...continue reading

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3 Reasons to Fire Your Grand Rapids Digital Marketing Agency

by Andrew Kapral @

Historically, marketing has been an outlet for creatives to achieve success based on feeling rather than hard data. With the onset of digital marketing, suddenly all […]

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A Media Pitching Guide for Dummies

by Emma Thibault @ 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications

When I entered the workforce after graduating, I quickly learned that I obtained many informative and useful skills in college, but how to pitch to media was not one of …

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WordPress or Not? What’s My Best Option?

by spectrum-admin @ Spectrum Net Designs

WordPress is a CMS website platform that lets a developer create websites online, whether for personal use or a business. It is used for over 50 million websites, and it has many pros and maybe an equal number of cons, but what is the right option for you?  Let’s discuss! One is able to create a […]

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Bing is Making Moves

by Andrew Kapral @ Grand Rapids SEO

Microsoft’s negative $5.5-billion-and-counting search engine has come a long way since its initial implementation in 2009, more than doubling its initial market share of 8.4%. The problem is that market share has not been chipped away from Google. Now with (…)

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SEO: Can Customers Find You Online?

by rbadmin @ Spider Marketing Group

Your potential customers are searching for products and services online. Internet searches beat out social media by more than 300% and are the leading driver of traffic to business websites. The main question you need to ask yourself regarding your SEO: can customers find you online? Without the right SEO (search engine optimization), your website remains invisible to most potential customers. However, effective SEO can dramatically increase your website’s visibility on the three major search engines — Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Unfortunately, SEO complexity has increased tenfold over the past...

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Google verification- It Matters

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

When it comes to the public face of any business a strong connection with Google matters; this importance will only grow in the coming years. As Google advances small business owners who value their search placement benefit keeping pace.


Too many small business owners fail to verify their domain name with Google. Verification confirms ownership of a website telling Google who speaks for that business and giving the world's largest search engine a direct means of communicating with small business owner; best of all Google doesn't spam.


Google verifies websites with a telephone call or by mailing a post card to a business already known to Google yet, so far, unverified.


It's simple. A business confirms verification by entering a code given by telephone or sent in the mail on a postcard.


Verification opens opportunities to access most Google services from one place; and many of these services cost nothing. One platform saves time, makes life that much easier and, frankly, positions small business owners ahead of competitors who’ve got little or no real relationship with Google.


Rise higher in search by verifying your domain name.

Lunch & Learn 2016: Gilson Redefines “Power Lunch”

by Gilson @ Gilson Graphics

Anticipation for Gilson’s Lunch & Learn began to build from the moment the eye-catching yellow and black invitation arrived in customers’ mailboxes. Promoting the “Power of Premium,” the invitation included a nifty little pop-up box reminding guests of the date (and visually demonstrating Gilson’s multi-layered capabilities.) Within days, nearly 200 customers had confirmed a spot […]

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Monthly Employee Spotlight: Brandon Kaptein

by spectrum-admin @ Spectrum Net Designs

Monthly Employee: Brandon Kaptein | Project Manager   Brandon graduated from Covenant Christian High School in 2014, and has always been interested in working for Spectrum full-time. He started part -time in 2012 and as of December 2014, he began working full-time as a Project Manager. He is a member of the Michigan West Coast […]

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Google Trends

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

In April Google announced a great new feature that will [...]

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Case of the Mondays

by Kyle Nelson @ OWL Computing Inc.

Blue skies, chirping birds, the sun beating down and warming you through the office window, the somehow soothing sound of lawnmowers running in the distance… No way I could possibly be describing a Monday at the office, right? It just so happens that I was describing one of the best starts to a Monday I […]

SEO website content -> More than just rank

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Keywords alone will not get you results. Our Michigan S [...]

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Big Changes in the Uniform Rental Industry in Michigan and Indiana

by Jon Subar @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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Google Plus For Business

by Webfective Online Solutions LLC. @ SEO Services | Get More Website Traffic | Grand Rapids Michigan

Google Plus For Business – Why It Matters! Businesses have for a long time seriously underestimated the usefulness and relevance Google plus for their success. This situation can be remedied by the Google plus SEO which can be used to … Continue reading

Marketing Power Up! Gilson is a Game-Changer

by Kim Elmore @ Gilson Graphics

Reach a new level in marketing! If there’s an uninspired or unsuccessful marketing campaign lurking in your past, slay that beast for good with Gilson. Use a powerful mix of services to create, produce and deliver a targeted, effective campaign. A Blast from the Past Our recent marketing campaign revived the kitschy fun of an […]

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Google+ Improves the SEO of Your Michigan Company

by Erica @ Brassy | Michigan SEO Company | Traverse City & Grand Rapids

Did you know that 97% of consumers now search for local [...]

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Model Sponsors the Grand Rapids Mud Run!

by Jon Subar @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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Webfective launches IMG – Marketing Advice For Local Businesses

by Webfective Online Solutions LLC. @ SEO Services | Get More Website Traffic | Grand Rapids Michigan

We are pumped to be releasing our inaugural issue of Internet Marketing Guide. Our goal is to help small business owners maximize the Internet for business growth. In our September 2012 issue, we will show how the new Google Plus … Continue reading

How Does Hollywood Impact Landing Page Design?

by Jon Rzepecki @ Grand Rapids Web Design by Valorous Circle

If the landing page design merits further investigation by the viewer, a simple form alone can create a wealth of new business opportunities.

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How to Work Hard and Play Hard with a Company Picnic

by Gilson @ Gilson Graphics

A company picnic is no joke. We all love to work hard, but it’s just as important to play hard. This year we celebrated our first company picnic in almost ten years for Gilson Graphics! We celebrated at Riverside Park in beautiful Grand Rapids where we played games, ate great food, and celebrated our employees […]

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Logo Design Special for West Michigan Businesses

by Innereactive @ Innereactive

Innereactive Media is offering a discount to Michigan businesses in need of a new or updated logo. The full service marketing and design firm will be running a Logo Design-a-Thon event for the months of August and September, creating a new logo every business day at a greatly reduced rate. Prior to the two-month-long event, […]

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Rise of 2017 Search Engine Optimization Trends | SEO | Michigan

Rise of 2017 Search Engine Optimization Trends | SEO | Michigan


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The key is to stay on top, and watch for trends that are rising in popularity. Search engine optimization trends can range from large algorithm releases

Site Launch: Andy Mast Greenhouses

by Ima Admin @ IFI: Grand Rapids Web Design, Development | Digital Marketing | MI

Andy Mast Greenhouses grow a wide range of high-quality bulbs, spring plants, mums and poinsettias to help homeowners beautify their homes and gardens year-round. Not available directly to the consumer, the product of their tender loving care can be found in Kroger supermarkets throughout the United States. That said, when thinking about developing their first […]

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Gilson Takes Center Stage in Venue Opening

by Kim Elmore @ Gilson Graphics

Gilson was thrilled to be a part of the anticipation preceding the opening of 20 Monroe Live, a 2,600-seat concert venue in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Concert-goers eagerly purchased tickets to see the opening acts, including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Umphrey’s McGee, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Shinedown. To […]

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Triton FastNET in Grand Rapids

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Triton’s new FastNET service is now available to most business and residential location in the 49503 zip code. To find out more call a Triton Technologies representative today at 616-980-9800

Quick check to see if your website is mobile compliant

by @ Pegasus Ventures Michigan- Restaurant Guest Checks: Blog Posts

Checking Website Mobile Compliance



We've discussed the importance of websites being mobile ready in the Mobilgeddon article.

The next step is to determine if a website is, in fact, mobile ready. Don't have a smart phone, Ipad or tablet? No problem any computer will do. First open a new browser window. I like Firefox, but most browsers work pretty much the same.


Next take your mouse all the way to the upper right corner of the browser window. If you are watching along on the Youtube video, look for the yellow highlighted mouse pointer on the screen. Now look for the “x” and next to it the two square boxes overlapping one another, or whatever icon is used to change your particular browser's window size. Go ahead and click on the overlapping boxes.


The browser window should reform itself and allow the window size to be manipulated. Drag one side toward the other pulling the window to its most narrow without changing height. The website shown here is not mobile compliant. If it were mobile compliant the website would reform itself in the browser window to fit the narrowing browser window. At the bottom of the screen there should be little, if any, ability to slide back and forth. All content should be visible by moving the vertical bar up and down.


The difference is learned by checking a website like the Pegasus Ventures Michigan website found at www.guestchecks.us. As can be seen in the video the website forms itself as the window narrows and the content is fully visible by moving the vertical bar up and down with little or no left to right slide. The Pegasus Ventures Michigan website works on every mobile platform and this is something Google rewards as one marker for determining where a website appears in search results. Make your web presence its best by being ready for whatever platform visitors use to find your business.


Looking for more help with your website? Pegasus Ventures Michigan is ready to help, feel free to call (616) 425-9321.

National Safety Month 2017

by Jon Subar @ Uniform Rental Services in Grand Rapids, MI | Model Coverall Service

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