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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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July 11, 2011

Red Olive Wins Gold in the 2011 National Addy Awards!

The national Addy awards are  in, and Red Olive secured a gold for our work on The Chork project.  Why does this mean anything?  The American Advertising Federation  Addy’s is a real world, tangible competition with renowned agencies competing, award ceremonies, judged by experts at top firms in the industry, and is hosted by a real entity, the AAF.   Wining amongst […]

June 29, 2011

SEO vs. PPC – If you have to pick just one.

SEO vs. PPC In most cases, businesses should focus on both SEO and PPC. There are a number of benefits from engaging in both methods of search engine marketing at the same time. First and foremost, combining these strategies gives you the opportunity to have double exposure on the first page for any given search […]

June 16, 2011

Website Keyword Optimization – Tips and some Data

Q: What is website keyword optimization? A: Organizing your website in an easy to use, organized, and categorized by keyword manner. Q: How do I know what keywords to use? A: This would be an entire post of it’s own, but I will share some quick tips. 1. Think about what you would likely search, […]

February 21, 2018

How to automatically backup all MySQL databases on Windows with a batch file.

How to automate MySQL backups with a .bat file on a Windows server FREE. Typically we have used the backup facility built into MySQL administrator, which unfortunately has now reached end of life. While it worked well it had some major shortcomings. For example once you created a scheduled backup it would only include the […]

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