If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that it’s because you’ve seen an unfamiliar dish popping up on menus at your local delis and restaurants and you’re dying to know just what “poutine” is. Today we answer that question while also taking a look at the interesting search results Google delivers on this topic.
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While many of us have still been waking from our long winter slumbers, rubbing our eyes in disbelief as the mercury finally creeps above the 32°F mark, local foodies have been salivating with anticipation of the 5th annual Vermont Restaurant Week for months, and the wait is almost over. Break out your Thanksgiving Pants if you have ‘em because the VT Restaurant Week 2014 will be held this year from April 25 through May 4.
News is spreading across the web about the Heartbleed bug that affects OpenSSL. This may seem like Greek to you but if you are doing anything on the web, you MUST pay attention. First, don’t panic. Second, read about what’s happening below. And third, change your passwords.
There you go again, Bing… Innocent web searchers coming to you for help finding a local plumber are inundated with (and embarrassed by) links, images and videos that are at best adult-themed and at worst pornographic. It’s frustrating that we find ourselves constantly begging these search engines to rank our relevant sites and content, but time and time again their algorithms mistakenly favor irrelevant and inappropriate content.
While we always applaud the few web design clients who’ve had the foresight to have Google Analytics already installed on their old websites, it never ceases to amaze us how many of them aren’t filtering out their own traffic. Including internal traffic skews all metrics, making the data much less actionable. For this reason, we always filter all of our own and our clients traffic out of our their Analytics data, and today we’d like to show you how you can block your own internal traffic as well.
With spring comes trade show season in Vermont. We are gearing up for the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce’s Small Biz Summit on Wednesday, March 26th. Running from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Sheraton in South Burlington, the day will be filled with workshops designed for small business owners. We will be among 40+ exhibitors who specialize in meeting the needs of small and medium sized businesses.
All joking aside, with mobile explosion over the past several years we’ve been inundated with articles expressing the importance of mobile design, SEO and conversion strategies. Rather than bore you with a deluge of statistics about skyrocketing mobile usage, something I think we’re all aware of at this stage, today I’d instead like to talk ‘mobile conversion tracking’. After all, how can you develop and improve your mobile strategy without that data?
March 17th is nearly upon us which means it’s that magical day of the year that we all become Irish. Filled with traditions, celebrations, parades, and tipping back a pint, St Patrick’s Day brings green to a deary late winter day to remind us that spring – and luck – are with us.
Once again, we revisit one of our most popular posts about Saint Patrick’s Day events in Vermont.
When it comes to Google’s SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), the only constant is change. Whether it’s monkeying with font sizes, moving navigation or adding the “knowledge graph”, they keep us busy just trying to figure out where things are headed. The latest examples are among the most significant over the last several years, and after months of testing, are apparently being pushed live to all users. Read on to see what “new” Google search results pages now look like.
It’s been over a year since I blogged my screen-shot laden iPhone to YouTube upload tutorial… but those were iOS 6 instructions. Well, iOS 7 was released 5 months ago and today with the new operating system being installed on 80%+ of supported devices, I thought it was probably time for an updated walk-through.