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Google Warning: Apr 21st Deadline to Make your Website Mobile

google webmaster mobile site warningApril 21st, 2015 marks the date when the lack of a mobile site will be considered in your Google search ranking.  Google has been warning us for years that with the huge increase in usage of mobile devices, sites that are not adapted for easy use on mobile devices will be judged as not giving a "good user experience."   Customers who cannot read the tiny print or hit the tiny buttons of a full size site on their mobile device will necessarily associate this frustration with google search results.  Therefore, it is not surprising that Google will put mobile-ready sites further up on the search results page.  → Read More



Top 5 Website Mistakes of Small Businesses

For most businesses, websites are their “public face” to the world.  As such, there are five mistakes you will want to avoid with respect to this powerful business tool.

1.  “Set it and Forget it”
Age-ism is alive and well in the internet world.  While older domain names might gain respect from search engines as being “more established,” the websites themselves become dated both in looks and functionality.  Don’t hesitate to “spruce up” your site design to take advantage of both newer technologies and more stylish graphics.  Newer technologies, like built-in client databases, etc., can save you time and money while enhancing sales, while graphics will give your prospective clients a great first impression.  You don’t necessarily need to rewrite your entire site, but at least consider a periodic facelift before your site suffers a fate similar to Dorian Gray.  → Read More



Creating a Social Media Schedule

Everyone wants their posts to be seen. After all, we put a ton of energy towards creating content we think is interesting and we don’t post it for nothing. It would be a shame if we could not reach our audience. Just as it's important to stick to a schedule when it comes to your business, it's also true for your social media marketing. Making a schedule of your posts going out and knowing when the best time to reach your audience is key.   → Read More



PRISM Metadata Danger: I just made you say underwear! Update

Picture of Underwear for PRISM Metadata*Update:  We hear a lot about “big data” these days, and I am being asked, “What difference does it make if the government or a corporation can see the phone numbers people dial?” Most of us feel a bit uneasy, and the creepy feeling of being watched gets a bit stronger as we hear about these entities also having access to our internet traffic, social media activity and emails.    → Read More



DO NOT Follow Reality TV - 3 Business Practices ...It's NOT Reality for your Website

Reality TV has taken over.  Most ALL of the TV network broadcasts, Primetime slots are now filled by these shows.  It's the sign of the times, as America watches: Survivor, American Idol, The Bachellor/The Bachellorette, The Voice, America's Got Talent, The X Factor, The Apprentice/Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, Sharktank, Wife Swap, The Nanny, Super-Nanny.   → Read More



What To-Do in Colorado for the Non-Skiers in 2013?

  • Torchlight ParadeSkiing is pretty popular in Colorado …but, if you have some NON-SKIERS, looking for FUN things To-Do in the mountains – beyond just shopping, skating, tubing, or just staying in Denver for some Spa treatments ...Here’s a list of some Great Colorado Mountain Events they may be interested in 2013 ...of course, if you snap some pics - these could be the Facebook (or any other social media platform) moments your friends will want to Share.

    • ¬ Steamboat Ice CastleDec.24, 2012-Mar.31, 2013 …in Steamboat Springs
      • ¬ 14th Annual Musicfest Jan. 5-10, 2013 …in Steamboat Springs
      • ¬ 50th Ullr Fest Jan. 6-12, 2013 …in Breckenridge
      • ¬ Ouray Ice Festival Jan. 10-13, 2013 …in Ouray
      • ¬ Winterskol Jan 10-13, 2013 …in Aspen
      • ¬ 50th Anniversary Torchlight Parade & FireworksJan. 12, 2013 …in Steamboat Springs
      • ¬ Estes Park Winter Festival Jan 18-21, 2013 …in Estes Park
      • ¬ 2nd Annual Winter Mountain Bike Race Jan 19, 2013 …at Copper Mountain
      • ¬ Budweiser International Snow Sculpture ChampionshipsJan. 22-26, 2013 …in Breckenridge
      • Snowmobiling¬ KOTO Lip SyncJan. 25, 2013 …in Telluride
      • ¬ Snowdash & Winter Carnival Jan 26-27, 2013 …in Winter Park
      • ¬ Snowdown Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2013 …in Durango
      • ¬ Chocolate Lovers’ FlingFeb. 2, 2013 …in Telluride
      • ¬ Winterfest WeekendFeb 8-10, 2013 …in Pagosa Springs
      • ¬ Breck Mardi Gras CelebrationFeb 9-12, 2013 …in Breckenridge
      • ¬ Aspen Laff FestivalFeb. 21-23, 2013 …in Aspen
      • ¬ Pagosa Paw RaceFeb 23-24, 2013 …in Pagosa Springs
      • ¬ Leadvill Crystal Carnival -  Mar. 1-3, 2013 …in Leadville

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The Art of SALES:(Part 2) Buying a Car Today

In our car buying experience, my wife and I drove up to Stevinson Toyota West and quickly met our saleman: Tony.  He's a nice, professional sales person and welcomed us as we got out of our car.  → Read More