How to Budget for Web Development

Quite often we find ourselves “over budget.” From building a house, to making a movie, funding municipalities, to company projects, including designing a website.  Whether a brand new site or a re-design, there are key factors and “ingredients” that go into every web site. The more complex, content, and functions a site requires, like a great dish […]

Google Algorithm Updates Cheat Sheet

Pandas, Penguins, Pigeons, Oh My! Many of you might know that these are not just animals which start with the letter ‘P’, but represent important code changes and updates to Google’s Search Engine Algorithm. Google rolls out algorithm updates once or twice every month (and that’s just the ones we know about!), but not all of them equally […]

Google Local Search Display Updated

In case you missed it, last Fall Google updated the search results you see in a query that has local intent to show three local businesses instead of seven. In the language of a local SEO expert, the 7-pack is now a 3-pack. The “local pack” is not just showing fewer business listings, it is also redesigned […]

2016 Web Design Trends

Similar to fashion and music, web design trends change very rapidly. Perhaps more so for the simple fact that the web is so technologically driven and dynamic, change is eminent and ubiquitous. In fact, “What makes those changes possible is improvements in technology. Technology is a major driving force and is always helping design move forward.” […]

Do You Want More Customers?

All businesses want – and need – more customers. We’ll show you how to find and reach them. More and more customers are looking for businesses on-line. Yellow pages, fliers, etc. are going the way of the dinosaur. The ROI is quickly dropping on these “dead-tree” marketing methods. You know that your customers are searching […]

Leverage Your Marketing

Integrated Marketing Solutions specializes in providing the following on-line, and off-line marketing solutions to help your company succeed: increase traffic to your web site and/or business build your customer list convert that traffic into sales Traffic Building Just because you have a web site or blog doesn’t mean that your audience will either find you […]

How many people are searching online?

Nielsen Reports February U.S. Search Rankings Americans conducted more than 9.17 billion searches in February 2010, according to recent data from the Nielsen Company. Google Search accounted for 65.2 percent of the market share with a total of 5.98 billion searches. Trailing far behind, Yahoo! Search came in second with 14.1 percent of the market […]

Yahoo Search Becomes Geo-Friendly

The folks over at Web Pro News have just posted an article that describes Yahoo’s Search Assist as it relates to geo-location searches. This new search search function takes into account the location of the searcher and assists the search by offering suggestions for local city names. Here is an excerpt from that post: Under […]

A Look at Facebook Places

Social media giant Facebook has recently added a new application called Places, which is deigned to work with the geo-location feature that is standard with today’s smart phones.  Similar to services offered by Foursquare, Gowalla, and others, “Places” allows the user to “check-in” while visiting a location. Despite some initial concerns over privacy, this new […]


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