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…

Rust Dahlia

Cart Features Class Registration and Calendar Integration

The ladies of the Rusty Dahlia are a talented lot. When i first stepped into the Rusty Dahlia I was immediately struck by the owners’ gifts: adding class to the reclaimed, freshness to the vintage, and elegance to the rustic. I was delighted to learn the store also taught classes! …

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

POST MORTEM:  We sent a recap to all hosting clients affected by the exploit of our server Saturday. Grab a copy of our updated hosting agreement. UPDATE 11:30 pm:  All but a very few sites are back online, scrubbed and certified clean. Faraz has returned from a short nap and…

PokèStop

beachdog.com is a HOT Pokestop!

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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…

look dumb on facebook

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…

Seaview Motel & Cottages

Seaview Motel & Cottages

Seaview Motel & Cottages (seaviewmotelandcottages.com) was one of the first sites we built, back in 1997, so it was exciting to see it come into 2016 with new code.  In fact, beachdog.com owners Keith and Keleigh were once co-proprietors of the Motel & RV Park property the domain beachdog.com served…

Depoe Bay Inn

Depoe Bay Inn, Depoe Bay, Oregon

Depoe Bay Inn isn’t the Harbor Lights Anymore! New ownership has meant a lot of positive change for the Depoe Bay Inn.  Overlooking the world’s smallest navigable harbor, the Inn is a Bed & Breakfast for grownups.  13 freshly appointed rooms, a jetted tub, exquisite surroundings, full breakfast in the…

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…

Inn at Harbour Village

Inn At Harbour Village Face Lift

Not only did the Inn at Harbour Village get a nice face lift with gorgeous blue exterior added this past year, she got a website overhaul as well.  We kept the integrity of the original design, since it was working well for the property, updating it only as much as…