Aug4th2015

5 Steps to Choosing the Best Hosting Platform for Your Drupal Site

Many of our clients elect to use Drupal when developing a robust, secure, feature-rich website. But you can only use Drupal to its full potential when the infrastructure behind it is reliable and secure. A website platform should allow you to manage your website efficiently, effectively, and within budget. At August Ash, we use a variety of platforms to do just that, one being Pantheon.

by Renee Hendrickson, under Drupal
Jul21st2015

 Utilizing Heat Maps to Track and Analyze User Behavior

“How are visitors interacting with my site?” This is one of the most common questions we get asked by our clients, and occasionally something we ask ourselves about our own website. While tools like Google Analytics are useful for digging up data regarding session duration, behavior paths, demographics, and countless other insights, heat mapping is a great tool that visually displays visitor behavior on a website. 

by Jared Drahonovsky, under Search Engine Marketing
Jul1st2015

Is Spam Traffic Ruining Your Google Analytics Web Statistics?

With a 71% market share, Google Analytics is easily the most popular website analytics service in the world. Website owners, marketers, bloggers, and webmasters choose Google Analytics because it’s powerful, user-friendly, and, most importantly, free.

by Jack Thumser, under Search Engine Optimization
May27th2015

Making the Grade

We have an awareness that school websites-whether for small schools, large districts, private academies, or universities- all have a few things in common. These websites need to be easy to use, easy to manage, and designed to grow along with the institution. Here's how we can help make that a reality.

by Renee Hendrickson
May18th2015

Important Magento Update: New Security Patch

To further secure the platform from potential attacks, Magento has recently released a new patch (SUPEE-5994) that includes multiple security fixes.

by Renee Hendrickson, under AAI News, Magento eCommerce
May7th2015

August Ash Named a Top 25 Web Firm by the MSP Business Journal

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal has recently announced the Top 25 Web Development and Design Firms in the Twin Cities. We are excited to announce that August Ash has yet again found its spot on the list.

by Renee Hendrickson, under AAI News
Apr7th2015

August Ash Celebrates Its Sweet 16

Last month, we celebrated our 16th anniversary – an exciting milestone that we are proud to share with our clients and outstanding team.

by Renee Hendrickson, under AAI News
Apr1st2015

Magento Imagine Commerce 2015

This month Magento is having its largest conference of the year in Las Vegas, and we can’t wait to be a part of it.  

by Renee Hendrickson, under AAI News, Magento eCommerce
Mar24th2015

Facebook is Tightening Its Grip on Page Followers 

Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it will begin to remove inactive Facebook accounts from Pages’ like counts. Not to worry, this new update isn’t as bad as it seems. 

by Renee Hendrickson, under Social Media
Mar17th2015

Google Has Declared War on Non-Mobile Websites

Google has recently validated a theory many of us in the industry have had for a while about mobile friendly websites. Is this one of Google’s largest and most significant updates yet? Absolutely. Will your rankings be affected if your website is not mobile friendly? Yes. We will explain the importance of this update, how it will affect your online presence, and steps you should start making now to avoid the consequences. 

by Renee Hendrickson, under Search Engine Optimization