Jun11th2012

New Drupal Site Launch: Go Fish Guys

The new website for the singing group Go Fish is now live. The design and implementation of this Drupal-based site works in concert with the band's existing Magento store for eCommerce.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Drupal
Jun7th2012

New Drupal Site Launches: Paster Enterprises

This week, we're proud to announce the launch of three new websites for long time August Ash customer, Paster Enterprises. The websites, all built on the powerful Drupal content management system (CMS), provide an online presence for three local shopping centers. Check out the sites below for Northway Center, Central Plaza, and Mounds View Square to get relevant information on each of the locations, and to see more firsthand examples of AAI's Drupal web design.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Drupal
Jun5th2012

Google Shopping on the Horizon

You may have already heard about how Google is reshaping its current Product Search into the new Google Shopping format. If you sell products online, this will be especially relevant to your business as you seek out opportunities to be included in Google's results today, or further down the road.

by August Ash, under E-commerce
May30th2012

New Magento eCommerce Website Launch: LaurEss Pure Mineral Cosmetics

This week brought the launch of another new Magento eCommerce website, this time for LaurEss, maker and online retailer of pure mineral cosmetics.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Magento eCommerce
May25th2012

New Launch: Grand Rapids State Bank (GRSB)

We've recently had the fortunate opportunity to work with the fine people at Grand Rapids State Bank, launching a new website for them last week. The new site, built on the powerful CMS platform, Drupal, features elegant organization for a variety of services and much content.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Drupal
May23rd2012

Seasonal Keyword Targeting: Are You Relevant to the Time of Year?

It's hard to believe it's already been two years since we last talked about this aspect of keyword analysis here on our blog. If you didn't catch it the first time around, now would be a good time to go back and read our advice on targeting seasonal keywords. It's a recommendation that applies to many businesses throughout the whole year, but seems particularly important as the seasons change from winter and spring into summer.

May21st2012

New Drupal Website Launch: Minnesota Teen Challenge

Last week, we were excited to launch the revamped website for locally-based Minnesota Teen Challenge. This long-time nonprofit customer of August Ash partnered with us on a new project to move their existing site to a newer, significantly more powerful CMS.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Drupal
May16th2012

Should I Blog For My Business? A More Specific Blogging Checklist

Yesterday, we shared some helpful tips for making your business (or nonprofit) blog work for you. While the checklist items in yesterday's blog were a bit more abstract, today's follow-up list adds some tips that are specific. Straightforward and fairly simple, these suggestions can help your blog get more traction with readers and search engines.

by August Ash, under Blog Strategy
May12th2012

August Ash Launches Minnesota Teen Challenge Website

A new website has made it easier for Minnesota Teen Challenge (MnTC) to share one of the most important parts of their drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs - their success stories. The program’s new site design from August Ash, Inc. offers MnTC much needed flexibility and control with a content management system.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Web Design
May12th2012

Should I Blog For My Business? A Blogging Checklist

Therein lays the trick: balancing your efforts to please readers and your efforts to please search engines.  A smart blogger can pique the interest of both, but if you’re going to err in either direction, make sure you land on the side of trying to appeal to humans.  Believe it or not, they’re less forgiving and more important to your organization’s goals.