<![CDATA[3plains]]> http://www.3plains.com/ http://www.3plains.com/ http://www.3plains.com/images/logo.jpg <![CDATA[Why SEO Matters [3plains Client Update]]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2017-seo-still-important/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2017-seo-still-important/ Wed, 5 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Search is the number one source of external traffic for content sites, driving 34.8 percent of site visits in 2017, compared to 25.6 percent from social.

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<![CDATA[Responsive Website Differences, Mobile Menus and More!]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/responsive-website-differences-and-mobile-menus/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/responsive-website-differences-and-mobile-menus/ Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Have you ever wondered what makes a responsive website different or more usable? Let's look at a few real world examples and view videos on how a few websites function and break down.

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<![CDATA[Dakota Hot Spots Photo Shoot]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-pheasant-hunting-photoshoot/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-pheasant-hunting-photoshoot/ Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT One week after the 2018 South Dakota pheasant opener, 3plains was contracted for a website redesign, content refresh and complete overhaul of the photos on the Dakota Hot Spots website.

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<![CDATA[How Much Should You Budget for SEO Services?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/how-much-should-you-budget-for-seo-services/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/how-much-should-you-budget-for-seo-services/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT We have been pretty busy here during Q3 at 3plains, so I figured I would at least post a good article. I read a variety of SEO, marketing and industry related online publications and this point jumped out at me and I thought was quite relevant to 3plains customers - A recent survey reported that less than half of all small businesses have an SEO budget.

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<![CDATA[3plains Welcomes Our Last Month's New Customers]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/last-months-new-customers/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/last-months-new-customers/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT 3plains is welcoming our latest and last month's website customers. The summer has been hot with new websites thanks to 3plains. In the months of June & July we have launched over 15 websites, almost two a week, but we're just getting started giving our customers sleek new mobile friendly websites.

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<![CDATA[Wordpress Japanese Keyword Hack]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/wordpress-hacked/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/wordpress-hacked/ Wed, 4 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Wordpress now powers 30% of the web according to data from web technology survey firm W3Techs. This equates to tens of millions of websites and being such a popular CMS makes it an enticing target for hackers, especially when all its code is available to the public, and free of charge.

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<![CDATA[Google is now migrating sites to mobile-first indexing]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-mobile-first-indexing/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-mobile-first-indexing/ Sat, 9 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT The fact is, Google has switched to a mobile-first index, because Google users are using Mobile phones more than their desktop computers. It's just that simple. Look at your friends, family and colleagues. How are they viewing websites, shopping online and what devices are they using?

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<![CDATA[Heroes and Horses]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/heroes-and-horses/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/heroes-and-horses/ Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT 3plains is proud to make a sizable donation to the Heroes and Horses non-profit organization. Our friends at 8150 Advisors reached out to us and we were happy to join the network.

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<![CDATA[Website Photography - Taking The Best Photos]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/website-photography/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/website-photography/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT 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.

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<![CDATA[Custom Logo Design - The Devil is in the details]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/custom-logo-design-the-devil-is-in-the-details/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/custom-logo-design-the-devil-is-in-the-details/ Mon, 5 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT During the logo design process back and forth, our designers are able to work with our clients to figure out what clients like and what they don't like. Here's a great example of South Reiser Ranch on a few of the details that they wanted.

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<![CDATA[Who handles your Social Media?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/who-handles-your-social-media/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/who-handles-your-social-media/ Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT I recently had a new customer tell me his social media was getting handled by a professional social media company and wanted to know if it was worth the money. I said I'd take a look and give my opinion.

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<![CDATA[2017 Reflections and Gratitude]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2017-reflections/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2017-reflections/ Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Those of you who know me well know I am a guy who keeps things close to my chest, but as we close out 2017, I want to take a moment to reflect on 2017 and give some thanks.

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<![CDATA[What does Mobile-Friendly really mean?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/what-does-mobile-friendly-mean/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/what-does-mobile-friendly-mean/ Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Is your website mobile-friendly? Just because you can pull it up on your phone doesn't mean it is. Here's what you need to know.

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<![CDATA[Meet the 3plains Team]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/who-is-3plains/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/who-is-3plains/ Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT We don't make any mystery who your 3plains team is. We’ve added a few people this year and we’re adding more soon. Our current line-up consists of four full-time and two part-time employees, with size extra contractors to help out with overflow.

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<![CDATA[Overbuying domain names]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/overbuying-domain-names/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/overbuying-domain-names/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT In talking with our customers over the years, I find a common problem is overbuying domain names, running multiple websites, or buying domain name privacy options which is really unnecessary.

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<![CDATA[30 Awesome Combo Big Game Logos by 3plains]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-combo-big-game-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-combo-big-game-logos/ Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT We have a lot of custom logo design projects we are constantly working on. Here are 30 examples of custom combo big game logos by 3plains.

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<![CDATA[I can't find my website in a Google search. What's the problem? ]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/i-cant-find-my-website-in-google/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/i-cant-find-my-website-in-google/ Wed, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT This is by far the most common question and/or statement we get both from current customers and potential customers. Clients as me all the time why isn't my website showing up in Google on the first page anymore? It's at this point I have to ask a series of questions and even ask what exact terms they are even searching or that they feel they need to rank for.

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<![CDATA[Search Stats: Nearly 60% of searches now from mobile devices]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/60-percent-of-search-is-mobile/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/60-percent-of-search-is-mobile/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT According to official Google statements, more than 50 percent of search queries globally now come from mobile devices and could possibly be up to 60 percent. This begs the question, if your website isn't mobile, why haven't you converted it to mobile / reponsive yet?

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<![CDATA[Google Algorithm Update Fred [March 8th Unconfirmed Update]]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-fred-algorithm-update/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-fred-algorithm-update/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Each year, Google changes its search algorithm around 500–600 times. While most of these changes are minor, Google occasionally rolls out a major algorithmic update that affects search results in significant ways. This last major Google update dubbed Fred appears to be one of those major Google algorithmic updates.

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<![CDATA[The Ever-Changing World of Website Design]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/changing-world-of-web-design/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/changing-world-of-web-design/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Designing for the web is a rollercoaster ride of fads and technology. Every time someone comes up with some new trick with HTML5, or CSS3, or even a javascript library everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon to “keep up with everyone else”. Here’s the problem with that. The latest fads don’t work for everyone. New languages and new technology aren’t always better. The old adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” rings truer than ever these days.

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<![CDATA[Content Editing 101]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/content-editing-101/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/content-editing-101/ Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT How can I properly paste text into the textarea when I edit my web page?

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<![CDATA[Google Penguin Update 4.0]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-penguin-update-4-0/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-penguin-update-4-0/ Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Has your SEMRush, SEOMoz, Google Analytics Account, or other Tracking Software been bouncing around here in the last several weeks? Well, there is possibly a reason for that - Google Penguin 4.0.

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<![CDATA[The Pharma Hack & SEO Implications]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/seo-and-the-pharma-hack/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/seo-and-the-pharma-hack/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT We usually have multiple projects going at once and I'm one of the multiple 3plains employees who are working on any given project at one time. Typically I'm involved with the setup, the launch and the search engine marketing side of projects. For this project, my employee had noted in the initial project ticket that when this new client had signed on, that his rankings were not what they used to be - in fact "terrible" was the word used multiple times.

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<![CDATA[Responsive Design and the “Mobile First” Philosophy]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/responsive-design-and-mobile-first-philosophy/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/responsive-design-and-mobile-first-philosophy/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Responsive Design. A term that’s been thrown around so much in the last 5 years we hardly know what it truly means anymore. What is Responsive Design? What is Responsive Development? I break it all down in this article and why we created a hybrid of Responsive Design and Adaptive Design for our new website.

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<![CDATA[11 Most Common On-Site SEO Issues]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/11-most-common-on-site-seo-issues/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/11-most-common-on-site-seo-issues/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT If you want your website to rank well in Google and the other search engines, it's necessary you understand the basics first. SEM Rush collected anonymous data on 100,000 websites and 450 million pages using SEMrush’s Site Audit tool to determine top SEO issues and how many websites these issues affect.

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<![CDATA[25 Awesome Upland Hunting Logos by 3plains]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/25-custom-upland-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/25-custom-upland-logos/ Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Check out 25 different upland hunting logos from 3plains. We have custom designed everything from a simple outline of a pheasant to detailed / realistic birds - the possibilities are endless.

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<![CDATA[3plains Recognized for Superior Web Design Service]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/3plains-recognized-for-superior-web-design-service/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/3plains-recognized-for-superior-web-design-service/ Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT 3plains Recognized for Superior Web Design Service by Clutch, a Washington, D.C.-based research firm that’s focused on finding the best IT services firms.

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<![CDATA[Changing Web Companies]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/changing-web-companies/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/changing-web-companies/ Wed, 8 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT For some clients, changing web companies is and can be a miserable and gut-wrenching experience - how to tell your old company you are firing them and then hoping your new web company actually can deliver what they say they can and are going to do.

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<![CDATA[30 Awesome Fishing Logos Designed by 3plains]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-custom-fishing-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-custom-fishing-logos/ Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT View 30 of 3plains custom fishing logos designed specifically for our clients. Each fishing logo is to the customers specifications.

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<![CDATA[30 Awesome Custom Deer Hunting Logos Designed by 3plains]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-custom-deer-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-custom-deer-logos/ Thu, 3 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT 30 logos were tough to pick from our large portfolio of deer hunting logos, so I narrowed them down to logos that had a whitetail or mule deer silhouette, rack, European mount, typical or untypical rack and stayed away from the combination deer hunting logos. We will follow up in a few months with our combo deer logos.

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<![CDATA[Mandatory FAA drone registration]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/mandatory-faa-drone-registration/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/mandatory-faa-drone-registration/ Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Just in time for Christmas, the FAA has unveiled registration requirements for drone owners. Online drone registration started on December 21 and will be free for 60 days until February 19. After that point, registration is $5 and the registration is valid for 3 years.

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<![CDATA[3plains 2015 South Dakota Deer Hunting Trip]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-deer-hunting-2015/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-deer-hunting-2015/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT I drew South Dakota Any Deer tags in Gregory County, so I decided to get out of the office for a few days. In the area I was hunting, it's predominantly whitetails but there are a few buttes in the area, so there are a small percent of mule deer around where we were hunting.

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<![CDATA[Cheap SEO Is a Complete Waste of Time & Money]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/cheap-seo/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/cheap-seo/ Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Every week, we phone calls from business owners needing SEO and attempting to understand what SEO ultimately costs. We have found these business owners call us and either think we are way too expensive, get incorrect information or got fed a line of bullshit by another company of what it costs or what goes into SEO.

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<![CDATA[30 Awesome Waterfowl Logos Designed by 3plains]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-custom-waterfowl-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/30-custom-waterfowl-logos/ Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT 30 of our recent waterfowl logos and old waterfowl logo designs all rolled up into one blog post. These designs are custom and designed for each client.

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<![CDATA[Domain Name Scam via Postal Mail: (iDNS)]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/idns-domain-name-scam-postal-mail/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/idns-domain-name-scam-postal-mail/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT In the mail today I received a letter from a company called “iDNS” stating that “You must renew your domain name…“. Another scam trying to get you to pay their inflated domain name rate and to cause confusion amongst domain name owners and our clients.

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<![CDATA[3plains Remembers State Rep. David Dill of Thunderhook]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/david-dill/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/david-dill/ Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sometimes words or even photos can't express the loss of David Dill of Thunderhook - one of our 3plains customers.

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<![CDATA[Custom Logo for Whitetail Deer Ranch]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/custom-logo-for-whitetail-deer-ranch/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/custom-logo-for-whitetail-deer-ranch/ Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Here's another example of a custom logo 3plains designed for one of customers for his whitetail deer ranch in Mississippi. It's amazing how many quality guides and outfitters are out there that have been in business since the 90's without an official logo. It's as simple as a whitetail buck on your wall.

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<![CDATA[Mobile Friendly Website Example]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/going-mobile-in-2015/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/going-mobile-in-2015/ Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT We did hear from several of our customers asking about what is all entailed with moving their website over to a mobile friendly design and what makes a website "mobile friendly". So let's take a look at one of our fishing website design customers Aabsolute Charters who moved their website over to a mobile friendly design last week.

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<![CDATA[Branding Options and Logo Variations]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/branding-options-logo-variations/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/branding-options-logo-variations/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Have you ever felt like you have been stuck with your original logo color variations and wondered if you could have different variations and without changing your overall brand?

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<![CDATA[New PPC & Retargeting Services]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/ppc-retargeting-options/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/ppc-retargeting-options/ Mon, 4 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Our customers have been hit pretty hard with West coast Pay Per Click (PPC) companies promising the world saying that they "Guarantee 1st page Google placement" or they "Work with Google". These are nothing more than sales tactics for Google AdWords. So 3plains has started doing PPC & Retargeting now for our customers because we believe we can provide a higher value on the money you spend with us.

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<![CDATA[Tracking Your Advertising Performance]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/tracking-your-ad-performance/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/tracking-your-ad-performance/ Sun, 3 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT All advertising is worth considering; It's figuring out the value each can bring is the key - and that value get's determined with tracking. If you are not tracking your AD investment, your spending blind.

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<![CDATA[Mobilegeddon Update - 2 Weeks Later]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/mobilegeddon-update-2-weeks-later/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/mobilegeddon-update-2-weeks-later/ Sun, 3 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT As we predicted, the big Google mobile update (or Mobilegeddon as the media was calling it) affected websites very minimally. The weeks leading up to the Google mobile update, there were several other web firms calling and scaring our customers and telling them if they didn't change their website over to a mobile friendly design, their Google rankings would tank. It also shows how far (and unethical) some web companies are willing to go to get your clients business. As it turns out, the Google update wasn't that big of a deal.

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<![CDATA[WebsiteBackup Scam]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/website-backup-scam/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/website-backup-scam/ Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT A few of our customers have reported they have received invoices from Website Backup from Phoenix Arizona. 3plains is in no way affiliated with WebsiteBackup.

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<![CDATA[Mobilegeddon - The Sky is Not Falling]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/mobilegeddon/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/mobilegeddon/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT If you haven't heard yet, Google has a big algorithm update out today. If you remember Y2K, the grid did not go offline because of a 2 digit issue. In my opinion, Google announcing this new mobile update is no different.

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<![CDATA[Bing Search Gaining Traction - Up to 20%]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/bing-search-gaining-traction-up-to-20/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/bing-search-gaining-traction-up-to-20/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bing crossed the 20% threshold in search for the first time in March. That's according to a new U.S. desktop search report from comScore, released this week.

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<![CDATA[Hunting Outfitter Logo Update & Rebrand]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-outfitter-logo-update-rebrand/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-outfitter-logo-update-rebrand/ Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT A client called 3plains looking for brand overhaul along with a logo re-design, trade show booth design, marketing brochures and business cards. Let's take a look at the re-brand.

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<![CDATA[Snowy Range Snowmobile Trip - Centennial, Wyoming]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/centennial-wyoming-snowmobile/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/centennial-wyoming-snowmobile/ Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT March 4th-9th, I headed out with the Buffalo Butte Ranch crew to the Snowy Range in Centennial Wyoming for a snowmobile trip. We hit around 3 feet of fresh powder that week, so we hit the snow about perfect.

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<![CDATA[16 New Awesome Outdoor Industry Logos]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/16-awesome-outdoor-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/16-awesome-outdoor-logos/ Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 2015 has been ridiculously busy so far and it feels like we have been doing nothing but treading water because of the huge influx of new logo designs. Let's take a look at 16 new logos we have designed this winter season here at 3plains.

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<![CDATA[Competition Hunt at Buffalo Butte Ranch]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2015-competition-hunt/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2015-competition-hunt/ Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Feburary 7th weekend we were 1 of 5 teams invited out to the 1st annual Buffalo Butte competition pheasant hunt with a $200 per hunter buy in. Our South Dakota customers were looking for some fresh Minnesota blood dollars to add to the pot.

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<![CDATA[Quality Website Traffic + Leads = Bookings]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/quality-traffic-plus-leads-equals-bookings/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/quality-traffic-plus-leads-equals-bookings/ Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT In 2011, we began a SEO campaign for a customer. When we first started working with the customer a few years back, they were under the assumption being #1 in the search engines is the end-all-be-all.

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<![CDATA[Western Outfitter Logo: Idea to Final Logo]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/western-hunting-logo/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/western-hunting-logo/ Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT From time to time, we like to post how logo transform from idea, to sketches, to concepts and ultimately the final logo design. Kevin at KB Style Adventures called us and we were able to take his idea and transform the idea to a final custom one of a kind logo.

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<![CDATA[It's not pheasant hunting unless you're getting stuck]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/its-not-pheasant-hunting-unless-you-are-getting-stuck/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/its-not-pheasant-hunting-unless-you-are-getting-stuck/ Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Chris at UGUIDE South Dakota Pheasant Hunting invited us out for a 2 day pheasant hunt in Armour South Dakota on the last week of the 2014 South Dakota pheasant hunting season.

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<![CDATA[Unrealistic SEO Expectations]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/unrealistic-seo-expectations/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/unrealistic-seo-expectations/ Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT With all the changes we've seen in the field of SEO in recent years, as a client, you need to think differently when it comes to expectations with SEO. If you don't, more than likely you will be going down the path burning through SEO after SEO, after SEO.

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<![CDATA[The Importance Of A Content Strategy]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/importance-of-website-content/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/importance-of-website-content/ Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pre 2013 you could just hire offshore content writers to post low quality content for your website and just leave your website as is. In 2014, it's a new ball game with Google Panda 4.0. Our customers that have worked with us on their content stategy are seeing hunting bookings and website traffic higher than they have ever in this down economy.

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<![CDATA[Winery Logo Design / Winery Branding]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/winery-and-vineyard-branding/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/winery-and-vineyard-branding/ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT When branding and marketing your a new business, take your time. A great logo, design or name of a business will evoke a great feeling when presented.

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<![CDATA[Logo Concept Sketch to Final Logo Design]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/habitat-consultant-logo-sketch/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/habitat-consultant-logo-sketch/ Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT We get logo ideas and potential clients calling us every week, so we like to post ideas from concept to final product for ideas.

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<![CDATA[Product Packaging Design]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-product-packaging/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-product-packaging/ Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Packaging design for Uncle Freddie's product the Big Game Gut Glove.

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<![CDATA[Gmail Hacked: Were you one of them?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/gmail-hacked-sept-2014/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/gmail-hacked-sept-2014/ Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT It was reported on a variety of sources including CNN that a collection of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords have been leaked.

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<![CDATA[SD Dove Hunting]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2014-dove-hunting-south-central-south-dakota/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2014-dove-hunting-south-central-south-dakota/ Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT We finished up a large project for one of our customers, so he decided to invite us out for a dove hunt to celebrate and throw the computer aside for a weekend. Who knew a 3 degree difference could make such a difference. Year over year there were too many doves to shoot last year. This year, not much was moving but we still had some fun.

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<![CDATA[Bookings Up or Down? 10 things To Ponder.]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/bookings-up-or-down-10-things-to-ponder/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/bookings-up-or-down-10-things-to-ponder/ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Is the economy affecting my hunting bookings? Are my marketing efforts failing or is my product just out of date? It’s almost September and we have heard a variety of things in talking to our clients - some good, some bad. So I wanted to give you a few metrics and opinions to ponder and compare year over year so you can draw some conclusions to why your bookings may be up or may be down.

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<![CDATA[2014 PVA/Firefighters Gone Fishing Event]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2014-pva-firefighters-joel-niemeyer-memorial-gone-fishing-event/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2014-pva-firefighters-joel-niemeyer-memorial-gone-fishing-event/ Sat, 24 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT This year we sponsored a boat again for the 2014 PVA/Firefighters Joel Niemeyer Memorial Gone Fishing Event which the North Central Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America puts on. We haven't made it out fishing with the group in the last 3 years, but we make sure at the very least to sponsor a boat or 2 each year.

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<![CDATA[2014 South Dakota Spring Pheasant Hatch]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/pheasant-eggs-hatch-2014-season/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/pheasant-eggs-hatch-2014-season/ Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dillon from Buffalo Butte texted us a few photos of some pheasant eggs he ran into last week. It's a definite positive outlook to the South Dakota pheasant hunting season.

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<![CDATA[Dog Training Logo Design Ideas]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/dog-training-logo-design/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/dog-training-logo-design/ Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT A few potential customers called and asked about putting together a logo for their gun dog training and dog kennel businesses. Anything can be done for a logo design, so I figured rather than just talk about it, to highlight and show a past logo we have built. Here's one example to show you how to come up an idea and how we can execute.

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<![CDATA[Promotional Video Marketing Hunting Outfitters]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/video-marketing-for-outdoor-companies/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/video-marketing-for-outdoor-companies/ Fri, 9 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Finally here and hot off the press. The promotional video that was shot out at Buffalo Butte Ranch in South Dakota is ready for viewing!

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<![CDATA[Website Form Issues & Yahoo]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/yahoo-dmarc-policy/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/yahoo-dmarc-policy/ Thu, 8 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT In April, Yahoo.com has implemented a change in its DMARC policy. DMARC, which stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance” is an email authentication policy record that aims to prevent from address spoofing.

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<![CDATA[Custom Hunting and Fishing Logos]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-fishing-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-fishing-logos/ Sat, 3 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Wow what a spring full of custom logo designs and work for existing clients. While things have been busy, it has been a long time since we showcased some of the work. Check out the latest today!

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<![CDATA[Black Hills Snowmobiling Trip]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/black-hills-snowmobiling-trip/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/black-hills-snowmobiling-trip/ Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT I just got back from snowmobiling in the Black Hills after a busy hunting season for 3plains and our customers. I joined up with Backcountry Outfitters owner Dillon Springer and guide Brandon Arizmendis.

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<![CDATA[360 Virtual Tour]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/360-virtual-tour-thunderhook-lodge/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/360-virtual-tour-thunderhook-lodge/ Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Looking for the advantage in marketing against your competition? Check out the newest 360 virtual tour done by 3plains for our client Thunderhook Fly Ins in Ontario Canada.

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<![CDATA[Customer Service In the Field]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/photos-and-customer-service/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/photos-and-customer-service/ Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Customer service is always number 1 for us since that's what a service based company is supposed to do. Our customers expect us to be service oriented, honest, outdoor oriented and reliable. Monday thru Friday we are at it hard, but even when hunting, we will get back to our customers if and when needed.

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<![CDATA[Promo Video Shoot]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/buffalo-butte-promo-video-shoot/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/buffalo-butte-promo-video-shoot/ Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT We have been working on overdrive this fall. Not only do we have to keep our customer service at a premium but we have to make sure to spend some time in the field as well.

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<![CDATA[Tis the Season]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-adventures-2013/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-adventures-2013/ Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT Our most recent trip to South Dakota results in a happy dog, fantastic shots of a few big trophy bucks, a deer, and lots of pheasant hunting. As always it is an adventure with Ryan and myself.

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<![CDATA[Fall deer hunting in South Dakota]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/fall-deer-hunting-south-dakota/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/fall-deer-hunting-south-dakota/ Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT It's been a busy fall for us at 3plains. Plenty of logos, websites and online marketing to keep us occupied. We like to let our customers and potential customers know what is going on at 3plains and we will be writing about our outdoor adventures from now on, even if it's a short blog post. It's part of the job keeping a computer/outdoor balance.

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<![CDATA[Hunting Works for Minnesota]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-works-for-minnesota/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-works-for-minnesota/ Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT I attended a Hunting Works for Minnesota event was held on Monday at the Horse & Hunt Club in Prior Lake Minnesota.

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<![CDATA[South Dakota Dove Hunting]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-dove-hunting/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-dove-hunting/ Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT One of our Southeastern South Dakota customers invited us out for a weekend dove hunt. We had a hard time turning it down but didn't head out till the end of the workday Friday because of a huge workload of projects.

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<![CDATA[Recovering from a Google penalty]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-guide-website-google-penalty/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-guide-website-google-penalty/ Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT We recently had a Arkansas waterfowl hunting outfitter call us looking for a new website. He let us know that he had his website since 1996 and he had received a lot of business from his website - up until summer of 2012. After summer 2012, he said the calls just stopped coming in. Not only that, he was not even ranking in the first 500 SERP's in Google. Wow, not good; but not the first time we have seen this.

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<![CDATA[Write website articles while in the field]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/dragon-dictation-iphone-example/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/dragon-dictation-iphone-example/ Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT A lot of our 3plains customers don't have time to update their website on a consistent basis or simply run out of time since they are harvesting crops, guiding in the field, traveling, etc. There is a way to write blog posts, pages and articles while on the go.

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<![CDATA[By Hand, The Old Fashioned Way]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hand-drawn-custom-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hand-drawn-custom-logos/ Tue, 2 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Almost all the custom logo work I do here at 3plains starts by hand the old fashioned way with a graphite pencil, and a non-descript piece of plain old white printer paper.

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<![CDATA[Look for 3plains at Pheasant Fest in Minneapolis]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/pheasant-fest-2013-booth-522/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/pheasant-fest-2013-booth-522/ Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT The 2012 pheasant season may be over in Minnesota, however who says we can't be looking towards 2013? Look for us at Pheasant Fest Feb.15-17, Minneapolis Convention Center, Booth 522

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<![CDATA[2013 Success Tips from 3plains]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2013-hunting-outfitter-marketing-success/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2013-hunting-outfitter-marketing-success/ Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Make your outfitting business a success in 2013 with tips from the 3plains team. Read what the 3plains professionals have to say...

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<![CDATA[Invest into your Website - Not Facebook]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/updating-your-website-vs-facebook/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/updating-your-website-vs-facebook/ Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Facebook is great for connecting with friends and family, however it is not necessarily a good tool for marketing your business.

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<![CDATA[Copyright or Trademark your Logo]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/copyright-trademark-your-logo/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/copyright-trademark-your-logo/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Copyrights and trademarks are used to protect your intellectual property against infringement. Copyrights protect works of authorship, such as written work, film, audio, digital files and logos. These usually apply to works you’ve created. Trademarks are used for words, phrases, and symbols that identify a company and distinguish it from others. Because our custom logos include original, and often times commissioned, artwork you may want both a copyright and trademark to protect your logo and your brand.

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<![CDATA[3plains 10 Years in Business]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/buffalo-butte-website-redesign/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/buffalo-butte-website-redesign/ Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT It's been 10 years since I first started 3plains. I wanted to highlight our first customer who has redone their website with us for the 3rd time now. Thank you to the Springer Family (Marshall, Colleen and Dillon Springer) for their business and friendship over the years.

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<![CDATA[Albacore Tuna Fishing Seattle Washington]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/washington-albacore-tuna-fishing/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/washington-albacore-tuna-fishing/ Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT I headed out to Seattle with one of my good friends Andy who works for Kohler company and has been to Seattle on a consistent basis. He asked what I was doing for the 2nd week of October and I said nothing, so I decided to tag along since I had the Verizon Wireless Mi-Fi hotspot and Delta Air internet connection so I pretty much never lose touch with the internet world.

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<![CDATA[Early Season Hunting Fun at Buffalo Butte Ranch]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/early-season-pheasant-3plains-trip/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/early-season-pheasant-3plains-trip/ Sun, 7 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Buffalo Butte Ranch hosts an annual Joe Sommers memorial hunt each year. This is the 6th annual hunt Buffalo Butte Ranch had the honor of hosting to celebrate Joe Sommers life and remember him through what he enjoyed doing. Buffalo Butte Ranch invited us out over the weekend to shoot a promo video for Buffalo Butte Ranch.

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<![CDATA[Fall 2012 - New 3plains Websites]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2012-fall-web-designs/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2012-fall-web-designs/ Wed, 3 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT View some of our new 3plains website designs launched in the last 2 months. Plenty more to come!

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<![CDATA[When Asking For A Custom Logo, Cite Specific Examples]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/citing-specific-examples-for-custom-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/citing-specific-examples-for-custom-logos/ Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Recently we received one of the most helpful email messages we’ve ever gotten from a potential logo client. In it, he cites specific examples of our own previous work, as key reference points for the new logo he had in mind.

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<![CDATA[4 New Custom Hunting Logos]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/4-new-hunting-fishing-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/4-new-hunting-fishing-logos/ Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT We've had a lot in the works in the way of custom logos here at 3plains for some time, so we thought it might be a good time to let you take a look at a few of them. We're still working through our current backlog of custom logo requests, but with taking the time to do each and every logo right, the work can often be slower than anticipated. It's really great to be able to share some of these finished designs with you. We can't wait to see them being put to use in the field.

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<![CDATA[comScore May 2012 Search Engine Rankings]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/comscore-may-2012-search-engine-rankings/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/comscore-may-2012-search-engine-rankings/ Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT RESTON, Va., June 13, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in May with 66.7 percent of search queries conducted.

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<![CDATA[comScore Releases April 2012 U.S. Search Rankings]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/comscore-releases-april-2012-us-search-engine-rankings/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/comscore-releases-april-2012-us-search-engine-rankings/ Tue, 22 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT comScore, Inc. has released it's April 2012 search engine results. What does this mean for us in the hunting industry and our outfitter websites? The dominance of being on the first page in Google.

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<![CDATA[SEO Pricing Apples to Apples]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/outdoor-hunting-seo-pricing/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/outdoor-hunting-seo-pricing/ Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT We get a lot of phone calls about SEO and what things cost. I wanted to take the time to write a post for potential 3plains customers on what they should expect on SEO pricing from 3plains, how to compare other SEO companies and what questions to ask your potential SEO company.

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<![CDATA[Email: MyName@MyBusiness.com]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/professional-email-for-hunting-outfitters/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/professional-email-for-hunting-outfitters/ Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT It's time to get professional email and drop the hotmail, yahoo or your ISP email address. Your choice of email address is a factor in how you are perceived whether you like it or not. In fact, you may be losing sales and potential bookings. Let's look at a few examples.

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<![CDATA[Your Client Login]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/your-client-login/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/your-client-login/ Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Did you know that if you've decided to work with 3plains, or if you've ever hired us in the past you have a client login on our website? You do! And it's the first place you should go, if you ever need anything at all from us.

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<![CDATA[Success with Text Logos]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/custom-text-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/custom-text-logos/ Mon, 2 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT We generally get a lot of phone calls for custom logo designs. Frequently our potential clients approach us thinking that absolutely everything related to their service or business should be pictured next to their name... and haven't even considered something simpler.

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<![CDATA[2012 Friends & Family Hunt Gregory, South Dakota]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2012-friends-family-hunt-gregory-south-dakota/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2012-friends-family-hunt-gregory-south-dakota/ Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT In the last 4 years, I have had the privilege of hunting with my very first client acquired over 10 long years ago. Wow, has it been that long? It only feels like yesterday when I was kicking back with a 6 pack of Bud Light in Sioux Falls, South Dakota home staring at a Dell computer in my basement, with the movie Dumb & Dumber blaring in the background.

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<![CDATA[Do we just build outdoor websites?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/not-just-outdoor-web-design/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/not-just-outdoor-web-design/ Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT We get asked a lot if we "just build outdoor websites", so we thought it would be nice to show a highlighted project from a landscaping company in Minneapolis Minnesota.

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<![CDATA[Put it on a Napkin (if you have to)]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/archery-napkin-logo-concept/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/archery-napkin-logo-concept/ Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT No matter how crude or rudimentary you think your drawings might be, they are a gold mine to designers like us. Getting you're great ideas out of your head and onto something we can look at it can often be the hardest part.

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<![CDATA[Have you sent out postcards to your clients lately?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/sending-postcards-to-clients/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/sending-postcards-to-clients/ Tue, 6 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT It's always fun to see one of our clients take advantage of our 3plains print design. Our website customers get the advantage of our 3plains print design at our members only pricing.

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<![CDATA[Domain name acquisition]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/domain-name-acquisition/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/domain-name-acquisition/ Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Someone else owns the .com name I want. Can I acquire the .com name and if so, how do I buy it?

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<![CDATA[Stumped for logo ideas?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/stumped-for-logo-ideas/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/stumped-for-logo-ideas/ Wed, 8 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Maybe the answer lies in the one of your favorite buck photos.

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<![CDATA[Five-year-old Analyzes Logos]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/five-year-old-analyzes-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/five-year-old-analyzes-logos/ Fri, 3 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT We work on, design, redraw, and consult about Logos an awful lot around here. An outside opinion is always a good thing. And like this post says, "This is both adorable and some of the best and most authentic field research out there."

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<![CDATA[Wikipedia blackout to protest web piracy bills]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/no-on-sopa-and-pipa/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/no-on-sopa-and-pipa/ Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Although no action is imminent, the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R.3261), known as SOPA, and the Protect IP Act (S.968), known as PIPA, remain a priority for many in Congress. Both SOPA and PIPA purport to stop the theft of intellectual property from foreign-based websites. While well-intentioned, the manner in which these bills attempt to achieve those goals is unworkable and includes a host of unintended and dangerous consequences.

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<![CDATA[How Do I Come Up With A Logo Concept?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/logo-concept-ideas/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/logo-concept-ideas/ Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Coming up with a logo for your business can be difficult, especially if creativity isn't one of the tools in your wheelhouse. Here's an example of how we created a logo based on a concept that capture the essence of the client's business.

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<![CDATA[The Logo Building Process]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/logo-building-process/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/logo-building-process/ Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT We get quite a few inquiry's asking us how we build out our custom logos, how the process works and what a custom logo costs.

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<![CDATA[Trade Show Season is Near]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-lodge-trade-show-both-design/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hunting-lodge-trade-show-both-design/ Thu, 1 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Trade show season is right around the corner, so we decided to show a example of a booth we designed this summer for a South Dakota pheasant hunting client.

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<![CDATA[New Custom Logos Designed by 3plains]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-custom-logos-designed-by-3plains/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-custom-logos-designed-by-3plains/ Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT We haven't had a blog update in a while showcasing our newest custom designed logos. Were always designing a few custom logos each month, so here's a sampling of our latest designs...

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<![CDATA[Do You Forget Your Password Often?]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/forget-your-password/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/forget-your-password/ Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Think about all the different online accounts you have. How do you manage all the usernames and passwords for these accounts? Do you have the sheet of paper, a excel file saved on your computer with all your passwords on it or do you just remember them all? If you said yes to any of the last three questions, the product called LastPass might be worth a look.

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<![CDATA[9th Annual South Dakota Firefighters/PVA Fishing Trip]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/9th-annual-ncpva-event/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/9th-annual-ncpva-event/ Sat, 25 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT In our 2nd year sponsoring a NCPVA boat, two of us were able to make it out fishing this year. This is a walleye fishing tournament in Chamberlain South Dakota put on by the Sioux Falls Firefighters and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, South Central Chapter. We limited out in around 4 hours both days.

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<![CDATA[Custom Charter Fishing Logo Design]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/charter-services-custom-logo/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/charter-services-custom-logo/ Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT Just like my computer is an extension of my creative arm, and my single most used tool here at 3plains, John's fishing boat is at the center of Between the Lines.

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<![CDATA[2011 Friends & Family Pheasant Fun Hunt]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/2011-friends-family-fun-hunt/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/2011-friends-family-fun-hunt/ Tue, 8 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT I haven't had the opportunity to write about being out in the field since my last blog post about fall South Dakota antelope hunting, so here's my hunting update for Q1. For the third consecutive year, I was cordially invited by owners Marshall and Colleen Springer to the Buffalo Butte Ranch Friends and Family Fun Hunt. The Buffalo Butte Ranch is located in Gregory, South Dakota which is noted for it's fantastic wild pheasant populations.

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<![CDATA[Outdoor Trade Show Tips]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/trade-show-tips/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/trade-show-tips/ Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT How to have a successful trade show weekend; from sales, to lead tracking, to your booth.

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<![CDATA[Custom Waterfowl Graphic]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/truck-tailgate-design-graphic/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/truck-tailgate-design-graphic/ Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT When I came across the photo of Reno, Greg's lab, I just knew I had to use it. What a great image of Reno retrieving that beautiful drake!

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<![CDATA[New Custom Websites]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-custom-hunting-websites/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-custom-hunting-websites/ Thu, 7 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT Here are a few of our latest custom website designs. Black Mountain Outfitters, Honey Creek Outfitters, Kashin' In, Pheasant City Lodge are just a few we have recently worked on.

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<![CDATA[South Dakota Antelope Hunt]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-antelope-hunt/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/south-dakota-antelope-hunt/ Tue, 5 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMT I recently had the privilege of hunting antelope out in the barren land of Bison, South Dakota. I was hosted by Mike Pankratz of Dakota Hotspots which is a guide service in Kennebec, SD specializing in South Dakota pheasant hunting. We arrived in Bison on a Friday night around 10pm after stopping in Presho South Dakota to put up a billboard for Mike's father Duane. I was told it'd be a 30-45 minute job, and of course we had it wrapped up 3 hours later with Mike hitting his thumb twice with a hammer.

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<![CDATA[New Brand Identity: Canada Waterfowl Outfitter ]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-brand-identity-canada-waterfowl-outfitter/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-brand-identity-canada-waterfowl-outfitter/ Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT Recently launched for Prairies Edge Outfitting, a web design package with custom logo design & print design additions.

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<![CDATA[4 New Cool Hunting and Fishing Logos]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-hunting-fishing-logos/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/new-hunting-fishing-logos/ Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT View a few of our latest custom logo creations. Stay tuned at our blog, we have several more logos we are currently working on.

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<![CDATA[Google Instant]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-instant/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/google-instant/ Sun, 12 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT Google instant is out. What is Google instant? Predictive Search. Should you activate Google Instant Search, you'll start seeing search results as soon as you start typing. You'll also be shown a range of possible queries in grey to refine your options, all before you ever hit the "Search" button.

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<![CDATA[SEO 101]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/seo-101/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/seo-101/ Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT We build a lot of websites and after we launch the website, typically the next questions are: I couldn't find us in the search engines?, I couldn't find our website searching our name?, I couldn't find us searching "XYZ Keywords" or "XYZ Phrase"?, Why are we not on the first page for "XYZ Phrase"?, Can you get us on the first page in the search engines?

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<![CDATA[SEO vs. Print Ads]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/seo-vs-print/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/seo-vs-print/ Mon, 2 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT How much potential business is out there searching for you and CAN'T find you because you haven't setup a budget for search engine marketing and SEO?

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<![CDATA[Logo Design Prices]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/logo-design-prices/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/logo-design-prices/ Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT I wanted to take a few minutes and attempt to shed some light on the confusion surrounding logo design, what the costs are, and why the prices you've been searching for online vary so greatly. That is if you can even find prices posted at all.

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<![CDATA[Web Design Building Process]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/web-design-building-process/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/web-design-building-process/ Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT A lot of our customers have asked us how we build out our custom websites and how the process works. Either our customers provide a sketch or we will sketch out ideas. Here's how the web design build process works.

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<![CDATA[Hosting Comparison]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/hosting-comparison/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/hosting-comparison/ Sat, 5 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT 3plains offers content management (software to update your website) and hosting packages for all the websites we build. We realize that an ongoing monthly fee can be a surprise to clients who are new to the web. So what are the differences between a content management package with 3plains and the latest hosting deal online somewhere else?

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<![CDATA[8th Annual South Dakota Firefighters/PVA Fishing Trip]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/paralyzed-veterans-of-america-boat-sponsorship/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/paralyzed-veterans-of-america-boat-sponsorship/ Wed, 19 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT 3plains is sponsoring a boat for the North Central Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America located in Sioux Falls South Dakota. This is our first year sponsoring a boat for this event, so we jumped at the opportunity and look forward to working with the North Central Chapter for years to come.

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<![CDATA[Starting A Successful Website]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/starting-a-successful-website/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/starting-a-successful-website/ Tue, 8 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT How much does a good website cost? What's a good website?

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<![CDATA[Website Address on Vehicles]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/website-address-on-vehicles/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/website-address-on-vehicles/ Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT Living in the Twin Cities involves driving a lot of driving with the poor transportation system. A person usually spends between an average of 20-50 minutes in their vehicle typically. Since I can get quite bored, obviously I end up looking at vehicle decals, advertisements or business signage on the roads. It never ceases to amaze me how many vehicles have logo'ed trucks, banners, stickers, and so forth with a phone number, but zero indication of a web address.

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<![CDATA[Launching New Website]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/launching-websites/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/launching-websites/ Sun, 8 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT Launching a new website for River Valley Outfitters with my nephew Ben at the helm.

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<![CDATA[Mexico Duck Hunting Trip]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/mexico-duck-hunting-trip/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/mexico-duck-hunting-trip/ Mon, 16 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT My client Gage Outdoor invited me down to a trip to Pintail Lodge (February 17th - 19th 2009) to duck hunt for some of the work I had done.

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<![CDATA[Grampa Rooster!]]> https://www.3plains.com/blog/huge-pheasant-spurs/ https://www.3plains.com/blog/huge-pheasant-spurs/ Fri, 10 Nov 2006 00:00:00 GMT I think we all remember a rooster, bird, fish or a buck we didn't mount that we think back... maybe I should have. This was that time.

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