The Beverage Journal is the official trade magazine of the licensed beverage industries in Connecticut and Rhode Island. It has provided brand and price listings, news, and promotions for industry professionals and beverage licensees since 1949. They came to Blue Riot Labs with a nascent digital strategy, seeking to get out ahead of their competitors in delivering value to their community online. Who says print people can’t go digital? See what we came up with…
Every day it seems the Internet changes in some way. Google algorithm updates, social media updates, the way we share information, it’s all transforming before our very eyes. But even though the Internet keeps changing, many SMBs are keeping to the same old online marketing techniques. If your business doesn’t change with the times, you’re only going to be left behind. Let’s look at five ways the online business world is changing forever and how you can alter your approach to go with the flow. 1. Let’s Get Personal The [...]
It seems like just yesterday that online business owners were left scrambling after Google’s now infamous Panda/Farmer update. Well, it appears that big ‘G’ has done it again with yet another update, quickly dubbed Panda 2.5 by the blogosphere. The new update is designed, as the last one was, to deliver more targeted content faster. But what does this mean for SEO? Business owners pay strict attention. The following tips will help you weather this latest search engine mega-storm. Keep It Simple: When creating content for your websites, blogs, articles, [...]
What do you do when a collection of crazy-brilliant economic futurists need a website? Well, you add: 70ml of pure user interface 175ml of refined WordPress integration 45ml of videos, blog posts, and more Then you pile the mixture into the BRL beaker, spin it at the speed of light, and you get: an uber-smart, geeky-cool site of smart people we are still trying to understand. It will come (we hope). Check the site out, the latest web design and development creation from the BRL WordPress lab.
Steve Jobs’ recent departure from Apple left a lot of us wondering who this man really is. We know that he headed Apple, one of the most successful home computer and electronics manufacturers in the world. And we know that he has pancreatic Cancer, which is one of the rumored reasons why he left the company he personally helped form. But many of us want to know more. After all, it’s worth it to study any man who managed to achieve a net worth of over a million dollars by [...]
The Foreign Policy Association is one of the world’s most lauded policy organizations. Formed in 1918 to support Woodrow Wilson’s effort to achieve a just peace, its “fans” include names like Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Kennedy. The only problem: as far as the website went, FPA “looked their age.” Checkout the polished, refined website we gave them. The Foreign Policy Association…yes, we are name dropping.
It was recently reported that Facebook reached 750 million users this month, but that’s not the only milestone that was reached. WordPress, the content management system that I’ve been hailing as the best thing since broadband Internet, recently reached 50 million blogs. And we’re very proud to be part of that statistic. It’s easy to see why WordPress is so popular. Even Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress and parent company Automattic, said in a recent interview with Memeburn, “I think the reason WordPress has been successful…is because people have [...]
You may have noticed some changes to Google’s search results lately. This is of course referring to the tiny magnifying glass that graces each listing on the search giant’s results pages. This is Google’s new Instant Preview function, and it’s causing a lot of website owners to sit up and take notice. What Is Instant Preview? Basically, by hovering your cursor over the magnifying glass in Google’s results pages, you can see a preview of that particular site’s landing page. In other words, you can see where the link leads [...]
It’s been a little more than a year since the Apple iPad was released to an anxious public. The tablet computer has wifi, tons of apps and it’s thin enough to slip into a backpack or even a purse. But while the iPad may be good for checking the weather, the latest news or for writing your next WordPress blog, many wonder if it’s good for business. Well, some large businesses have already started to integrate the iPad into their regular business operations. Once you hear what these large companies [...]
It’s been only a few months since WordPress released the new and improved version 3.1. The CMS platform’s popularity has exploded since then and it seems that Matt and the rest of the gang at Automattic are making even more improvements. The new WordPress version 3.2 is slated to be released on June 30, 2011 after a series of testing and bug-fixes scheduled for May. The new version promises to be faster and sleeker than previous versions and many WordPress users are excited about what’s to come, including us. [...]