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A Look Behind the Curtain – WordCamp Presentation

A Look Behind the Curtain – WordCamp Presentation

I had a great time speaking this morning at the Asheville WordCamp. Thank you to everyone that came to the talk and asked such great questions. The talk was a very transparent look at how Big Boom Design has grown over the past 8 years. I hope that everyone that attended the talk was able to gain some knowledge. Direct Link:...
The WordCamp Schedule is Here!

The WordCamp Schedule is Here!

The Schedule has arrived! Get ready to make some tough decisions, because we’ve got a great set this year. Our speakers are preparing some wonderful sessions – see what’s in store by checking out the full WordCamp schedule now! Click on each session to read a description of the talk and who’s giving it. Or click on the speaker to read their bio. You can also view the long list of all sessions here. View the Tracks All Users  Business  Design and Front-End Developer Excited about a certain session? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Copyright 2015 WordCamp Asheville, All rights...
Asheville Design and Marketing Symposium – Technology and Business Presentation Notes

Asheville Design and Marketing Symposium – Technology and Business Presentation Notes

Thank you, to everyone who came out for the recent Asheville Design and Marketing Symposium that was held on Friday June 19th at the AB Tech Enka Candler Location.  The course was presented three different times and each presentation was slightly different based on the participants in the room. I’ve attached my presentation as well as the handout that was used for note taking during the class. Prezi Presentation: Presentation Link It was fast paced full of information so if you missed a tool, service or process that was discussed and would like more information, please contact me here: Let’s Talk. More information about the event can be found here:...
Simple Explanation of the Google Adwords Page rank system

Simple Explanation of the Google Adwords Page rank system

This may not be the most basic lesson about Google Adwords but it covers a few key points that should really be understood. Understanding the ranking system based on Google’s Quality Score can save you lots of time and money when attempting to gain a higher position on a Google Search results page. Too many businesses are focusing on budget and keywords but not enough importance is being placed on the content that your ad is sending the visitor to. Check out the video below to learn more about using Google Adwords to help increase website traffic through Paid...
Big Boom Design featured in Capital at Play

Big Boom Design featured in Capital at Play

The business center for collaboration, support, and opportunities has been a hidden gem in the Asheville area…until now. Capital at Play, a publication which features entrepreneurs in WNC, featured the BASE at AB Tech to feature the value of a small business center incubator. The magazine was able to get to the roots of BBD’s beginning and what we have evolved into at the BASE. When the company started, Boomer was looking for a connection to other small business owners in the technology field, and he found it here. “I can walk next door and say [to the owner of Spectra 3D], “Steve, what do you think of idea, direction, domain name, etc?'”. As a company, Big Boom Design continually looks for new and better ways to not only build websites but also educate  clients about the Internet so their business stays up to speed. The BASE at AB Tech is an opportunity for all industries to collaborate, communicate, and grow. “We build websites that are extremely transparent,” Sassmann told Capital at Play for their March issue. “With complete transparency throughout the project, you end up with happier clients and less wasted time. Not to mention that you get to make a profit, create a better product, and you ultimately build a better relationship.” Interested in the full article? Click here to read! And stop by the BASE for a visit or for a free small business center class...
Are you heatmap tracking your website visitors?

Are you heatmap tracking your website visitors?

Boomer here! In this video, I use a local tourism agency website to explain how to use and interpret CrazyEgg heatmap reports. We monitored the site for 60 days and saw an 18% increase in traffic to a specific page by moving a single button....