Ann Arbor Pet Fest 2012 is coming!

Charles Daniels - Monday, June 25, 2012

Ann Arbor Pest Fest 2012 WebsiteThe 2012 Ann Arbor Pest Fest is right around the corner and we are excited to be a part of things!  ajac Web Design is a proud sponsor of the event.  Having built the new Ann Arbor Pet Fest website we have a lot of anticipation about the exciting affair.  We also recently completed the Pet Emporium website so we have been fortunate enough to work with them for the past few months.  We know that every year they put on a great event that draws in animal lovers from all over Michigan. 

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How on page SEO can help an old website | A case study

Charles Daniels - Sunday, June 10, 2012

How one page SEO can help an old websiteWe recently completed a re-design project for The Pet Emporium website.  We scrapped everything and rebuilt the site from the ground up.  The job serves as a good example of what new SEO tactics applied to an old existing website can do for your current search engine rankings.  Come along with us as we show you where the site started from and where it ultimately ended up.  We hope that you find the information as interesting as we did.  The results are quite startling.   

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A chalkboard theme website

Charles Daniels - Monday, June 04, 2012

Chalkboard theme website image for blog postWe recently finished a website for The Pet Emporium of Ann Arbor, Michigan for which we created a functioning chalkboard theme.  There weren't many examples of a fully embraced chalkboard theme on-line so we decided to showcase how we pulled it off.  This post will detail some of the finer design points that helped us in keeping the theme universal throughout.  From the main page to the custom blog, it's all one big chalkboard.  It wasn't always easy, but hopefully our example can help others looking to do similar creations. 

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QR codes for your Michigan business. Part 3: Advanced QR code use.

Charles Daniels - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

QR Code that directs to the East West Martial Arts home pageThe increasing volume of QR code advertising has made it hard for a lonely, ordinary QR code to stand out these days.  That is where the advanced QR code comes into play.  As you can see in the image to the left, a QR code does not have to be just a plain black bar code.  It can also incorporate a logo, different colors, even a picture built into the background.  The best part being; it still functions exactly like a normal QR code.  The quick response code displayed here when scanned links back to the East West Martial Arts homepage.  If you are looking for a martial arts school near Canton, Michigan you will not find a finer dojo.  Stop by their site to see what they are all about. 

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QR codes for your Michigan business. Part 2: Putting QR Codes to use.

Charles Daniels - Tuesday, April 24, 2012

QR code link to the ajac Web Design siteIn part 1 of QR codes for your Michigan business we talked about what QR codes are and the functions they can execute.  Here in part 2 we are going to talk about putting those codes to use for your Michigan business.  Quick response codes can be a valuable tool in your customer point of contact marketing and also in your on-line and off-line campaigns.  Here are three real world examples of how to incorporate QR codes: 

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QR codes for your Michigan business. Part 1: What is a QR code anyway?

Charles Daniels - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ajac Web Design Facebook QR CodeUnless you've been living under a rock you've more than likely seen the strange square shaped bar codes that are popping up all over the place.  Those are Quick Response Codes, colloquially referred to as QR Codes.  You can find them now on everything from billboards to your Doritos taco packaging and if used properly they can give your Michigan business a serious shot in the on-line marketing arm. 

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How to help your web developer in three easy steps

Charles Daniels - Sunday, April 08, 2012

The three easy steps to help your web developerHelping your web developer may not be on the top of your priority list when seeking web design but please remember this:  Time equals money.  So with that in mind let's take a look at three quick and easy steps to help your web developer and hence save yourself some money on web design. 

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Facebook Timeline fan page for your Michigan business

Charles Daniels - Monday, March 19, 2012

New Facebook Timeline fan page layoutMarch 30th is fastly approaching, and with it all the Facebook fan pages out there will be converting over to the new Facebook Timeline layout...whether they like it or not. If you are a Michigan business owner with a current Facebook fan page here is some information to help you along in the switch over process.  We will cover the new visual elements of Timelines in regards to dimensions and layout.    Read fast, you only have a few days left! 

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The first 3 local SEO steps for your Michigan business after publishing your new website

Charles Daniels - Monday, March 12, 2012

Your new Michigan business website is done!  The keywords have been researched and implemented on the page.  The title and H tags are in order.  Your meta description and tags are unique and relevant.  So where's the first stop in getting your local SEO campaign running smoothly? 

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3 reasons your Michigan business should have a Twitter account

Charles Daniels - Sunday, March 04, 2012

I know, I know.  I hear business owners all the time tell me that they don't understand Twitter and that there is no possible way that it can be of benefit to their business.  They're wrong and if you believe that then you're wrong as well.  Twitter is how news is disseminated in the world of today.  Like it or not, Twitter is here to stay. 

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