Category: Blog

So You Decided to Start Your Own Company…

Some of the best success stories about any small business start with...”Well we worked out of our garage when we ...
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Brand Consistency in Social Media

As a small to medium sized business, you've realized the importance that being involved with social media has to your ...
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What Makes Your Business Different

What Makes Your Business Different?  Now there is a question that hurts!  If you're reading this and your mind goes ...
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How to Gain Better Results on Search Engines

For years companies big and small have tried to outwit the search engines in order to gain a better results ...
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The Branding Process & Brand Identity

Continuing our Branding series this month, we will move onto the Branding Process and the overall Brand Identity! A quick ...
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Funny Error Pages for Websites

If your website is going down for scheduled maintenance, you might as well have some fun with it!  I though ...
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How to Start a Bonus Program at work

I just went through the task of implementing a bonus program at work. There are many different ways this can ...
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BRANDING 101- what is a brand?

This is one of the most important but misunderstood questions in the world of business marketing. A brand is not ...
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How to Use Pintrest for Business

Pinterest, although having over 10 million users as of January 2012, is still largely unknown to a lot of business ...
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How to Use a Monthly Newsletter to Reach Customers

A monthly newsletter emphasizes organization and interest in conveying news about the company while respecting the busy schedule of those ...
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Beneficial Tips for a New Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer new to the design agency world it is very easy to become completely overwhelmed. A full ...
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How to set up email reports in the new Google Analytics

The new Google analytics email reports are a little more difficult to set up than the old analytics system, but pretty straight ...
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Understanding Color and The Meaning of Color

Color meanings vary from culture to culture, and the impact that your brand has on your targeted audience. Here is ...
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Social Media Has Changed Everything

Social Media,talking specifically about Twitter for this blog, came on the scene. And what it did was to give the ...
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Facebooks New Business Page Design with Timeline

Facebooks new business page design with timeline view launching?  Ok, what???  Where was I when Facebook released this news?  We ...
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When to Turn Down Business

Ever wondered when to turn down business?  Have you ever had a client say "Im not paying for work"?  I have, ...
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Email Marketing: How To Do It Right

You need to do something special if you want your emails to be opened, valued,…

How To Do Retargeting Marketing (And What Is It?) [The Ultimate Guide]

If you are new to marketing or have a small business, you might be wondering…

How Will Mobile-first Indexing Affect SEO?

Recently, Google unveiled yet another in its ongoing efforts to make the web better reflect…

What is SEO (And What It Means To Your Business)?

You may have heard the term SEO and wondered what it means exactly – and…

How to Make Your Website Design Convert Customers in 10 Ways

Your website is adequate, but it isn’t exactly pushing buyers through the funnel. So what…

How To Change Or Remove Weekly Emails In The New Google Analytics

Google Analytics changed the Analytics dashboard to a more modern design with a lot of…

8 Ways to Breeze Through the Revisions Process on a Creative Project

Great design is not just an end result. It’s a process that involves discussing ideas,…

Why Does 127.0.0.1:8888/orange.html Keep Hitting My Site

I recently discovered that a URL 127.0.0.1:8888/orange.html was hitting my website as referral traffic several times…

5 Tips to Revive Your Tired Web Presence

 There are many factors involved in making a website a success: compelling design, fast load…

Using Social Media Platforms to Market Your Business

“You have to post this!” “Oh, don’t bother with that platform!” “Make sure you’re posting…

Why Should You Advertise On Twitter?

Twitter is a social network that offers users a platform to share short messages, photos,…

Color Personalities and How To Find the One for Your Company

Companies choose the colors of their logo for any number of reasons: to convey power…

Google Partner Connect Mobile Search

 Black Bear Design is a proud Google Partner! This video from Google offers a rich…

Digital Advertising: How to Get Started With Google

Where and how to get started with digital advertising can feel a little overwhelming. After…

8 Steps to Great Landing Pages

Before we examine best practices, let’s talk about what “landing page” means. A landing page…

Why Video Must be an Integral Part of Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Have you been thinking about creating video content to promote your business, but just aren’t…

Why Isn’t Anyone Coming to My Website?

You’ve carefully planned and executed your website, and yet nobody is looking. Why? We’ve got…

10 Tips to Make Your Small Business Stand Out in Your City

Standing out in a crowd of competitors is no easy task, and it’s getting more…

5 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

There are hundreds of tactics for driving visitors to your website, but there are several…

How Graphic Design Helps Your Business Excel

When you’re choosing what to have for dinner or even choosing which book to read,…

How Digital Marketing is Adapting to the Ever-Changing Music Industry

If you live in Atlanta, there’s a chance you’ve heard about the pink “Trap House”…