Google Analytics has been a great tool for a very long time at analyzing what has happened in the “past” on your website. But as the speed of the web is constantly getting faster it is not enough any more to know just what happened in the past alone. We need to know what is happening NOW on our websites. It is important to know the impact of your Internet marketing activities as it happens so you can react, correct, or clarify your message. And sometimes it is just downright cool and addictive to watch the ebb and flow of… Continue Reading Google Analytics Real-Time Reporting
Our CoFounder, Brian Raines, was interviewed today by Cheryl Simone of CBS DC (WNEW 99.1) by phone for a future radio spot regarding Southern Maryland Jobs on Facebook. In mid-November, 2012 Brian set up a Facebook page named Southern Maryland Jobs to help connect job seekers with employers throughout Southern Maryland. In just over one month the page grew to over 500 LIKEs. If you are looking for a job start your post with SEEKING: and post it on the wall. I will repost these as status updates as time allows. If you are looking to hire an employee start your… Continue Reading CoFounder Interviewed on CBS Radio – WNEW, 99.1
There are any number of “website builder” software packages bundled with hosting plans from ISPs. But what does it really cost at the end of the day to build, deploy, manage and maintain one of these sites when compared to our Small Business Website package? That is a question every smart business owner MUST ask themselves before embarking on a journey to become their own web developer, graphic designer and Internet marketing specialist. Let’s make a few assumptions and then take a closer look at the true total cost of ownership (TCO) for the first year, as well as follow… Continue Reading Website Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Analysis
At Calvert Design Group we believe involvement at a local level in both business and community are vital to establishing and maintaining a connection. We are excited to be a part of the Bay Business Group based in northern Calvert County, MD. Find them on Facebook!
After a months-long absence prompted by Apple updating their mobile operating system to iOS 6 – Google Maps is back! The official Google Maps app returned to Apple’s App store yesterday as a standalone app. The new app is free and includes turn-by-turn navigation (something lacking in the last manifestation of Google Maps on the iOS platform), an integrated street view, an a 3-D like Google Earth view. Download the app here for your iOS device: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8
Wordpress launched the latest version of their CMS and blogging platform today. This latest version is named “Elvin” in honor of drummer Elvin Jones. There are a number of new feature upgrades but the most notable difference is a new image management system. The new media manager is “a completely re-imagined flow for uploading photos and creating galleries.” In addition, the default theme, Twenty Twelve, is mobile responsive and some updates were made to the dashboard styles. Dashboard styles are now Retina-ready with beautiful high resolution graphics, a new color picker and some streamlining to some admin sections. If you… Continue Reading WordPress 3.5 Launched Today
Calvert Design Group CoFounder Brian Raines received some press coverage recently for his mobile startup company where he is a CoFounder and serves as CMO. And on the same page received some press coverage for a Southern Maryland Jobs Facebook page he created to help put southern Maryland back to work.
In today’s Internet business economy many small business owners leave one of their most valuable business assets completely unprotected and in the hands of someone else. I am talking about your domain name. Countless times over the last 10-15 years I have worked with clients that have no idea where or with whom their domain name is registered. Sometimes it is an easy situation to make right – other times it is not. It could be they trusted a friend to register their domain name or a web developer that built their first website for them. Either way the end… Continue Reading Don’t Forget to Protect Possibly Your Biggest Business Asset
We just recently launched a new website for the Huntingtown High School Hurricanes Swim Team. It’s a great example of our Small Business Website and demonstrates that our framework functions well for organizations as well as businesses.