A 5-Star Reputation Makes Your Phone Ring

Is reputation really everything?  Why are we seeing large corporations risk theirs to create buzz about themselves? Let’s learn from recent marketing mistakes in the news: 1. Don’t change the name of a company that’s been around for decades *and has a cult following that effectively gave the company its current…

What happens when your software updates itself and breaks your site?

You peek in on your site and find things look awry and aren’t working properly. AACK!  Nobody wants to start their day that way.  This past week was time for the annual update of SeaBreeze Charters website and brochure.  The site hasn’t haven’t been on a maintenance plan; it was…

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5 actions can prevent Facebook cloning …and 3 things to do it if happens

Facebook cloning: It’s touched most of us.  You get a friend request from someone you thought you were already friends with.  A little red light goes off in your mind, but then you think, “Maybe she accidentally unfriended me and is re-connecting.”  So you click on Accept Friend.  After all,…

beachdog.com is a HOT PokèStop!

PokeStop?  What? A  PokeStop is, well, let’s go back to 1989 when Pokèmon was first imagined by Satoshi Tajiri, not coincidentally when the Nintendo Gameboy was also invented. The name Pokèmon comes from the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (PokettoMonsutā). Most kids from the 90s grew up with the brightly colored Pokèmon cartridge for…

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FREE ONLINE MARKETING!

Free online marketing?!  Yes!  Even a small business can make a big impression online with a couple of hours and, optionally, a small budget This article is available as a pdf: FREEonlinemarketing.pdf You can also read it in the Pacific County Economic Development Council June Newsletter: June 2016.pdf What you…

Dear website

Uh, Website? Yeah, we need to talk.

Dear Website, We’ve been together for several years now, and I’ve really enjoyed our time together.  We’ve had fun!  We’ve made new friends together. I’m just not happy anymore.  I know, I know; you wanted me to spoil you with fresh posts and page updates, and I got busy and…

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25 ways to look dumb on Facebook

Are you doing any of these things? Not having any posts or comments from customers. If the goal is engagement (and it is), what message are you sending to potential customers if you’re the only one talking?  How do you know if you’re engaging people?  First, you’ll see them liking…

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Do you know Kara AttheBeach?

Community Calendar |  Facebook Friend Kara AttheBeach now has her own website, karaatthebeach.com, and runs a community-driven Peninsula Community Calendar.  But who is Kara? Karadog was the founding dog of and inspiration for us here at beachdog.com.  Long since crossing the Rainbow Bridge, Kara is now the namesake for a…

Google Penguin 2016

What you need to know about Google’s Penguin in 2016

The latest version of Penguin, Google’s most recent algorithm determining where your site appears in its search results, appears to be rolling out.  What does that mean for you? Penguin’s goal is to weed out the spam. This most recent update tightens restrictions on “unnatural links” and duplicate content.  So…

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Most people know beachdog.com because we build websites that get attention. Did you know we are a full-service marketing firm offering Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, and all these design and print services–and more? When you meet with us for a no-obligation, no-cost consultation on your project, be sure…