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What Many Local Businesses Don’t Know About Being Found Online

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on December 16, 2015 in Social Media


Today most but not all local business owners know that being found online is crucial for their business. After all, 97% of consumers use internet to research local products/services and 98% of searchers…

What Many Local Businesses Don't Know About Being Found Online

The Need for Local Businesses to Tackle Social Media

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on August 12, 2015 in Social Media


As a local business person, you have a lot of demands on your time and resources. You’ve heard about using social media to help market your products and services, but you’re skeptical…

What's your social media strategy?

Take stock before using stock photos: Five good tips

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on September 2, 2014 in Digital Marketing


Just take a long, broad look at the web and you’ll notice it’s a bit chaotic. To be noticed, and remembered, you have to have strong visual content. These visuals help viewers…

Stock photos or original artwork?

Yes, Use LinkedIn to Reach Out… But Stop Oversharing

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on May 29, 2014 in Business


When it comes to LinkedIn, many of us have a love/hate relationship. We love it as a way to keep up with colleagues and make new professional connections, but we hate some…

Using LinkedIn to Your Best Advantage

Thus Spake Google: How Wagging the Dog is Working for the Rest of Us

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 30, 2014 in Technology


Google has become one of the most successful companies in history, in part due to its ability to tell us who we are.  Asking metaphorically, Is Google a prophet? Can it predict…

People everywhere are 'wagging the dog' by what they search for.

A picture is worth a thousand words – and about 50 milliseconds

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 26, 2014 in Digital Marketing


Aside from shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre (illegal and not recommended), visuals trump words when it comes to quick, clear communication. In fact, “visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text,…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Responsive Design: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 27, 2014 in Technology


One Size Does Not Fit All Responsive design is the relatively new practice of creating websites that look good wherever they happen to be viewed, such as: On your desktop or notebook…

Responsive Web Design - AlignTech Solutions

Is Twitter the ‘New CNN’?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on January 29, 2014 in Social Media


Still a News Junkie I’ll admit it — I’m a bit of a news junkie. Local, national, international, business, technology, money — it doesn’t matter. If it’s news, I’m reading it. My…

Is Twitter the New CNN - Media Trends Change Over Time

Content Management Systems: Which is Best For Your New Project?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on September 30, 2013 in Technology


When Tim Berners-Lee developed the world’s first website at CERN in 1990 — using a simple Unix-based browser — do you suppose he had any idea how expansive the Web would become?…

Content Management Systems of the Past - AlignTech

A Brief History of Nearly Everything (Digitally) Important

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 15, 2013 in Technology


Evolution of the World Wide Web The World Wide Web (or just Web) was conceived by Tim Berners-Lee, a (then) CERN consultant/engineer who was looking for a way to facilitate the exchange…

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