What is the story with Yelp in 2019?
April 09, 2019 by Ryan Trask
When Yelp went public in 2012, the popularity of the review site was quickly growing and its stock soared. But it’s been a rocky road since then as advertisers fled the platform and as competition has increased from Google, Facebook and others. Watch the 12 minute video to hear the story of Yelp and learn why the company has lost its 5-star rating.
Tracking Down A Client's Domain Name
March 21, 2019 by Ryan Trask
Some days I seriously feel like I'm Fred Jones tracking down a ghost with my ol' pal Shaggy (A.J. Davidson) and Scooby-Doo rollin' in the Mystery Machine. I am surprised by the amount of businesses running in the dark about where or what is going on with their domain name or website host. Most small businesses trust their website company, consultant, buddy, webmaster, or whatever you call it.
Client Brand & Embroidery Update
March 15, 2019 by Ryan Trask
Usually we build a logo for a client, we ship the final logo designs off and that's that. However, Adam & Amber Traylor of Hunt to Harvest were so excited about their new brand, that they were gracious enough to send us sample hats to the 3plains team. I thought that was pretty cool of Adam to do, as I think that shows a level of gratitude above and beyond the client relationship.
Bye Bye Google+
February 01, 2019 by Ryan Trask
The Google+ social media network never really took off, and never earning the buzz that was once forecasted for it. The main areas of the site that flourished and grew in user engagement were Photos, Communities and Collections. A personally believe a large majority of the users didn't even know what the hell the network even was. Either way, goodbye Google+ and I'm glad. Another terrible social media product that ended up like MySpace.
Gain on your Competition through Proper SEO Techniques
December 21, 2018 by Ryan Trask
Our usual phone call with a new/current client is a comment about how is my competition achieving rankings and how can I achieve the same thing?