Outdoor marketing articles with a mix of information about website development, branding, SEO and marketing tips on how to run your business more efficiently.
Why You Shouldn’t Do Searches For Your Google Ads or Search Your Own Keywords
April 29, 2019 by Ben Holbrook
This may seem obvious but if you search for your ads, STOP DOING IT & do not click on them. You are depleting your ad budget and hurting your quality score, which will increase your cost per click. When you click on your own ad, without spending a significant amount of time on your website or close the window, it hurts the quality score of your Google Ads account and the Ad Rank for your ads.Read More
Why am I not seeing my search ads in Google?
April 24, 2019 by Ben Holbrook
The great thing about Google Ads is the ability to quickly get your products seen on the first page of Google. A Google Ads account can be set up in one day and your product ads can be showing on the top of the front page in search the next day, or even that afternoon.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More