Outdoor marketing articles with a mix of information about website development, branding, SEO and marketing tips on how to run your business more efficiently.
Email Spam & Phishing Alerts
December 11, 2020 by Ben Holbrook
As a 3plains client, we feel it’s important to do our best to keep you informed about issues that can arise with your website, marketing or email. Our website platform is very secure, but as with any website platform, there are times when spam does get through.Read More
Website Photography - Taking The Best Photos
November 16, 2020 by Ryan Marincovich
Building and launching a new website requires a lot of different things, and for the hunting, fishing, and outdoors industry, photography is arguably the most important requirement. All too often we have clients approach us for a new website without any good photography. We have some tips for all you guides and outfitters out there to help you take the types of photos that will really enhance your website, and will truly show off what you have to offer.Read More
Are Reviews Important For Small Businesses?
September 24, 2020 by Ben Holbrook
Why Are Reviews Important for Small Businesses - On the surface the answer is pretty obvious. Reviews give prospects a view of whether or not your business does a good job. 3rd party reviews like Google or Facebook are impartial and add additional weight, as the business owner has no control over what reviews are displayed.
Reviews increase search rankings directly and indirectly.
Reviews build authority for your business and website, helping to increase your rankings in search.
Reviews can also increase click through, website traffic, and other ranking factors that can improve search rankings, and more importantly, conversions.Read More
I Have A Buddy Who Does Websites
August 06, 2020 by Ryan Trask
This entry begins with sharing the pain felt by so many small business owners who decide to assume the risk that comes with entrusting a friend, peer, client, colleague, or "friend of a friend's kid who went to college for web design" to manage the overall digital strategy for marketing their business on the internet.Read More
Does Email Marketing Work For Small Businesses?
June 15, 2020 by Ben Holbrook
Email marketing is one of the most effective sales and communication tools for small businesses. From hunting and fishing lodges to dog breeders, sending an e-newsletter is a cost-effective way to communicate with current customers and qualified prospects.Read More
Domain Registry and Domain Listing Scams
May 01, 2020 by Ryan Trask
I have written in the past on postal mail domain name scams and postal mail website backup scams. We get clients asking us if these scam letters are legitimate at least a handful of times a month. My answer is usually the same to customers. What is the name of the company that sent the letter?Read More