Posts made in August, 2013

The Magic and Misuse of #Hashtags

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013

  When Twitter first became popular, users were hashtagging like crazy, and maybe then we used it for its true purpose. Eventually it became more of a trend than a useful functionality of the network. People were (and still are) putting a hashtag symbol in front of every word in their 140 characters or less post, or just putting full sentences into one word behind a hashtag. Many don’t understand the meaning behind what they’re doing, though when misusing the feature in this way, there really is no meaning.   Using a hashtag symbol on Twitter is actually a very handy marketing tool (when used correctly). When a user “hashtags” a word, for example #DivCreative, that word or phrase becomes a link that when clicked on will connect you with other posts that include that topic. It revolutionized social networking.   So, what’s the point of hashtagging random phrases? Nothing, really. But what’s the point of hashtagging your company’s name or something related to your company or business? It connects you to everyone else talking about that topic. Now, Facebook has also (hesitantly) adopted the hashtag function, allowing essentially the same method of connection. Even so, using hashtags on Facebook needs to be a careful process. When using hashtags...

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What’s Important to You?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013

When constructing a strategy for online marketing, or just general marketing, business owners generally have an idea in mind of what’s important to them. This could be the cost, or how much they’ll have to spend on marketing.  It could be how much time they’ll need to invest for this business aspect. Or it could be a question of “is it worth it?” and “will this strategy bring in new customers?” We want to know what is most important to you as a business owner. We will take time to understand your concerns, and find the best strategies for you when designing your website.   One of the best things about web design is the ability to cater to individual needs. If you are concerned about cost, we can find a way to give you the professional website you want, at a cost you’re happy with. If you are concerned about time investment, you can have us do it all for you. And if you’re concerned about customer flow, we have the tools to see how much traffic your site is getting, and improve it as needed.   The design of your website and web strategy will be based on what is important to you because that is what...

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Beaverton Web Design

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013

Div Creative’s core values lie in the well-being of our Beaverton community. Our goal is to help out local small businesses in need of an upgraded, or brand new, web presence.   As a small business ourselves, we understand the desire to keep our business local. When working with you, we don’t want to change the culture you’ve created within our Beaverton community, we simply want to help you enhance how great it already is.   We strive to be here as a source of web design help for our friends and neighbors; a partner who will work with you to accomplish your web goals.   If you’re considering changing up your website, adding social media accounts, or just starting all over but don’t know where to start, give us a call! We are here to help, and we want to help! All you need to do is let us know you need...

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How Can a Bad Website be bad for your Business?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013

Some small business owners have a tough time understanding the importance of a good website. A main reason could be because so many small businesses have had all their customers for many years, and those customers tell their friends and so on.  However, when customers take to the internet to show their friends your business, or those friends look up your company to see if you provide the service or product they need, they get their first impression of your business and base an opinion solely from what they see on your website.  Knowing this, are you content with the way your website looks right now?   Here at Div Creative, we like to think of a good website as a “hygiene factor” of a good business. Think of your store or office where customers come in. If it’s a mess, you should clean it up!  The same goes for your website. It  is 2013, and people use the internet for just about everything. As a business owner, you should take pride in what your website looks like,  just like you would take pride in your business’s space.   This is a good idea to do regardless of whether or not you’re looking for an increase in customer flow....

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Web Design for Hillsboro

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013

Staying true to our values, we want our services to benefit our community in the Hillsboro area. If you are looking for a web design agency who understands the importance of the community value to small businesses, Div Creative is the perfect partner for you.   We will work with you every step of the way to develop a web presence customized to be exactly how you want it! Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our clients.   Our hope is to be a friend of the Hillsboro community. We will always do our best to tailor our services around the needs of our clients. We understand and respect that small businesses in the Hillsboro area have a developed culture with their customers, and our job is to enhance that culture, not change it. We want to help that culture that you worked so hard to develop grow...

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