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March 8, 2012

Research old mentions of your site for Link Building possibilities

Link building is one of the most difficult tasks in SEO. Lately, I’ve been able to increase my link building conversion rate by looking for old company mentions in Google, where a link was never established. This is how to do it, and why it works. How to search for old mentions: First, search your […]

February 23, 2012

Rob Bonham, Marketing Analyst, joins Red Olive.

We’re excited to announce a new addition at the Olive, Rob Bonham.  Rob is a marketing analyst brought on to conjure up creative SEO strategies, expand our social media efforts, and develop integrated marketing plans to help our clients grow their business.  Rob has spent the last 5 years devoted to online marketing and we’re […]

February 8, 2012

4 Tips for Writing Copy for your Company’s Website

One of the most common hurdles for companies when launching a new website is getting the copy written for each page. Here are some ideas to help assist you in generating copy and content for your website. These tips will help your company create more interesting content and possibly help with Search Engine Optimization. 1. […]

Startup companies seo
January 24, 2012

SEO Tips for Startup Companies

Startup companies typically have limited resources and tight budgets making it difficult to pay for SEO services. So here is a quick list of things a company can do to improve their rankings until they can afford to cover the costs for SEO. Site Development – Communicate with your Developer When you pick a developer […]

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January 17, 2012

SEO Company Density by State – Based on Number of Page Results

This article shows the number of Google search results for the search “intitle:[state] seo,” per each person, in each state. Below the graphic you’ll find the individual numbers showing how many results there are per state (without any population size adjustments). The purpose of this information is to give you an idea of how many […]

Tips for On Site SEO
December 15, 2011

SEO Tips for On Site Optimization

I’ve put together a list of SEO tips and resources to help you formulate components of your website. I’ve built this list of tips from experience developing sites and taking over SEO on sites where the initial developer wasn’t focused on SEO. Title Tag: Tip: Choose a title tag that best describes the content on […]

December 13, 2011

Utah – SEO Services

One of the most common questions we get after we launch a web design project is “Do we offer SEO?” And the answer is: yes. In fact, we have been doing SEO for Utah companies for over 5 years. The typical scenario is that companies will want to focus on design and copywriting during the […]

December 7, 2011

Some cool robot and misc artwork wallpapers

Chris Grayson, a senior graphic designer at Red Olive, created some unique robot artwork recently.  Not the kind that steal your email address or autofill your website forms, the cool artistic kind.  Anyway, thought we’d share them out as wallpapers to fellow bot lovers everywhere. Which one should we make a t-shirt into? 1. SketchBot, […]

October 4, 2011

4 things Microsoft can do to improve pc growth rates

Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ keynote is underway today. And in typical Apple fashion, they are starting with statistics. The big stat that caught my attention was the ‘Year over Year Growth’ chart showing PC at 4% and Mac at 23%. So I thought I would come up with a list of a few things Microsoft […]

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October 4, 2011

New senior graphic designer addition, Christopher Grayson.

The talent pool just expanded at the Olive with the addition of a new senior designer, Christopher Grayson.  Chris has been creating gold for Rivetal in Orem for the last four years and instantly captured our attention.  With a BFA from, plug your ears UTE fans, BYU as well as years of design and illustration experience in […]

September 13, 2011

Switchback Grille gets a website that looks as good as their food

The Switchback Grille  was founded in 1996 at the gateway to Zion National Park. Inspired by the majesty of Zion Canyon, Switchback was conceived of by Dan and Mike Marriott in hopes of enhancing the Zion experience for all who are lucky enough to make their way to this incredible part of the world. Construction […]

September 9, 2011

Twitter hashtags vs @ mentions

@mentions @redoliveryan – @mentions are for talking to someone. These show up in your timeline, your followers see them, and they show up in your recipients @ mentions in-box, and people can search twitter for these. To view tweets where people have mentioned you: login to twitter, click ‘home’ and then click ‘@mentions.’ Or go […]

August 30, 2011

How to create an Infographic

The focus of this post is to give you ideas for finding data to create an infographic. Infographics are a powerful tool to build natural links for SEO. There are hundreds of infographic tutorials, but most of them are related to the design and abstract details of the thought process. I want to help you […]

August 29, 2011

The Official Dale Murphy Website Launch

Being huge baseball fans, when we heard that the youngest player in history to ever win back to back MVP awards in Major League Baseball was looking for a firm to design and develop his website we jumped at the opportunity.  Dale Murphy was one of the most beloved athletes to ever play in Atlanta. His number […]

August 11, 2011

Link Building Ideas – Potential Links and Ideas for Acquiring them

Link Building Ideas Link building can be a difficult and time consuming task. And in fact, I started building this list of ideas out of a desire to return to the basics of links and why someone might want to link to you. Rather than focusing so much on what competitors are doing and trying […]