There are so many great events to enjoy leading up to the Big Hitch Parade for Wagon Days. One of our favorites is the annual Pancake Breakfast that supports the Papoose Club. Come by Ketchum Town Square on Saturday and Sunday from 8 to noon and enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausages along with fruit, juice and hot coffee. See you there!
We’ve been keeping an eye on Bent Hunt for a few years because he explains clearly what makes an effective (profitable) website. Now he offers a course. If you take it, you’ll understand the fundamental concepts that help you build sites that make your clients, and therefore YOU, money.
Once you’ve finished the course, get back in touch! We’re looking for a few good designers/developers who are on the same page.
I was emailed today by someone representing Thumbtack.com. She asked if we design logos and offered to send leads from people looking. Though we’re a bit overbooked a the moment I was curious and spent a few minutes setting up a listing. The site was easy to use and I have a few more steps to complete my listing, but thought I’d share. Give thumbtack.com a try and have them send your business more business.
Here’s our link: Effective, Professional & Affordable Web Sites
Check out the new features in gmail.
As a relatively new business to the Wood River Valley, Clean Web Design is working hard to gain your business and trust. We are not only grateful for the new clients who have entrusted us with their websites, we are also thrilled at the friendships we have made as a result of our new clients. To show our appreciation for the support we have received from the Valley, Clean Web Design has decided to give back to our community just as we did at our previous location in Boise, Idaho.
Please read the following letters of thanks.
Thank you so much for hosting the Idaho Interfaith Round Table Against Hunger website. This is greatly appreciated. Our work is busy now with the Legislature in session.
God’s Blessings to you and your staff,
March 2, 2011
Hi Lisa & Julie – we received our first inquiry on our new website! It was from a local 69 year old woman who wanted to know more about moving in. I emailed her back and then phoned her about our project. She said she saw our latest ad and went to the website listed in the Ad.
Good Work – we so appreciate your support & expertise.
You two are angels from heaven!
Croy Canyon Ranch Foundation
January 5, 2012
Thank you for your generous donation or professional assistance with our web page and e-mail system. We love the website that you designed and appreciate your patience in helping us to learn to manage it ourselves. It was important to have a more professional website to represent our organization. We are still in awe of your generosity.
In Closing, I’ll remind you of our mission, because of your ideas, your support and encouragement and you support continue to help us to accomplish that mission:
“To create, finance, build, direct staff and endow Croy Canyon Ranch, thus providing excellent, attractive dignified eldercare for the people of the Wood River Region”
Kathleen J Eder
This time Hailey Chamber Business After Hours is January 20th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., hosted by the Fireplaces Etc., Resilient Body Pilates Studio and Gluten Free Pantry. See you there!
All these books by Jamie Lee are very highly rated on Amazon, and you could probably pick them up at Iconoclast Books too!
Ticketbud was nominated because …
We used Ticketbud for a small event and it was under $20 to sell unlimited tickets. I have never seen that pricing model before. I work in the technology and design field and thought it was one of the simplest “do-it-yourself” sites for buying tickets I’ve ever seen. I did not realize they were from Austin until I had to contact them about the 2D barcodes on their tickets, which are cool. I wanted to nominate them because I think they could help a lot Austin event organizers save money and sell tickets. Thanks.
Read more at The Statesman: Texas Social Media Awards Nomination
Why are Duplicates So Bad?
The biggest problem with duplicate listings is that they tend to spread ranking data in the form of reviews, citations, pictures, and user generated content across the different duplicate listings. So, instead of having one strong listing you end up with a couple mediocre listings that will struggle to rank.
Just recently, I had a client who had worked hard for some solid reviews and citations drop from the 7 pack because of a duplicate where a lot of data transferred to the new listing.
How to Avoid Duplicates?
I want to keep this as simple as stupidly possible. Make sure that your Business Name, Address, and Phone number (NAP) are exactly the same everywhere online. This is the golden rule of local search. The big secret to success. So, go get to work and if you are interesting in more local search talk then follow me on twitter.
by Mike Ramsey | Nifty Marketing
Read the entire article at Search Engine Journal: 3 Major Causes of Duplicate Listings in Local Search