The Red Olive Blog

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September 3, 2009

ShapePoint’s Manufacturing and PCB Website gets an update

Shapepoint’s site gets a redesign with parsable text and improved look and feel. Shapepoint is a U.S.-based corporation helping clients from around the globe navigate and manage a wide-array of manufacturing initiatives in China.

August 11, 2009

Why not to reference external javascript – jquery on googleapis failure

There is a school of thought that externally referencing Google for your js library helps lower load times and is the preferred method of inclusion. If the visitor has frequented another website calling the same file, it would be cached in the browser and forgo the 50-60kb download. While this is true, have you considered the risk of doing […]

July 10, 2009

Google vs. the others

We know google owns the search market, but we wanted to find out just how much they own for ourselves. We took a random sample of 30 or so sites we are running analytics on in various industries and the outcome was a little more google heavy than anticipated. Total Search Engine Traffic: 31,933 hits […]

July 7, 2009

The legendary Mark Eaton engages the Olive for some much needed programming and usability help on

Mark Eaton, a 7ft 4in NBA legend in Utah, is best known for his 12 year NBA career with the Utah Jazz. Perhaps lesser known, did you know that he also owns and operates two award wining local restaurants,  The Tuscany and Francks. From 1994-2005 he was the chairman of the Mark Eaton Standing Tall […]

June 30, 2009

Red Olive Sponsors the Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament

The Salt Lake Country Club was the site for the June 22nd 2009 annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament. As an official sponsor Red Olive was allowed four spots and sponsored a hole. We felt horribly guilty for leaving the rest of the team at the office to go participate in a public relations function, […]

June 25, 2009

Discovery Gateway signs with the Olive for a kid friendly redesign

  After months of whittling down the list of web design firms with the not only the interactive capability but the usability experience to build an engaging site, Discovery Gateway has made a decision on a firm to redesign thier existing site.  Our design team really digs the opportunity to work on projects that have no boundaries […]

June 23, 2009


Ever searched around looking for the mime-type for the newer Microsoft Word .docx file type?  Search no more. It comes in handy for web development when you have an uploader app in PHP or ASP and need to determine the file type. Tested in PHP and works perfect. Hope this saves someone some time searching. […]

June 4, 2009

SEO – Keyword Variation

Ranking for keywords is becoming an exact science. We have a client that has been in the Folding Table industry for 20+ years. Subsequently they have been in the top 10 Google results for “folding tables” for quite some time. While they have had great position for “folding tables,” they were hanging back on the […]

May 29, 2009

The making of a ginormous Red Olive Lego Logo

Got an extra 12,000 Lego pieces laying around? Have you ever wondered what your corporate logo would look like fashioned entirely out of  Legos?  Go get a few cases of Red Bull and tear down that lame Empire State Building you and your dad put together back in 95 and find out.  Below is a time […]

May 12, 2009

Turning Point Centers – Turns to the front page…

…where they belong. Turning Point Centers and Red Olive SEO teamed up to tackle the search engines for Utah Drug Rehab rankings. After a few short months of focusing on content and code, together we were able to surpass many of the road blocks to top rankings. The top 10 spots for many of these […]

April 25, 2009

TSA Motorsports enters the Baha racing circuit with a new identity.

The Red Olive creative team took advantage of the amazing opportunity to develop a brand for baja racing’s TSA Motorsports. TSA recently migrated over to the baja circuit from competitive rock crawling.  Collecting sponsors is an important part of any racing teams funding.  Our goal was to build an identity around the TSA team that demanded respect from […]

April 1, 2009

New web developer in the house and jquery finally slays mootools

Red Olive welcomes a new web developer to the team, Aric Beagley.  Been here two weeks and he is currently attempting to convince the office that Ubuntu makes for the best desktop OS, the Windows guys had to laugh, and the MAC OS guys said what the hell is Ubuntu? Needless to say he isn’t getting very far with his […]

March 12, 2009

SportEar appoints the Olive to develop new site.

Red Olive, a utah web design firm, is honored for the opportunity to design and develop the brand new website for SportEar which is the company responsible for introducing the first Micro Comfort Canal 100% Digital hearing/protection device to the sportsman. SportEar’s products are like none else, they protect one’s hearing while maintaining the ability […]

March 6, 2009

English Toffee Anytime – The best toffee around!

You haven’t had Toffee until you’ve had Toffee by English Tofee Anytime. Typically I only see or eat toffee around the Holidays… But ETA, is true to it’s name. After you taste English Toffee Anytime’s delicious toffee, you will agree that this stuff is great anytime. Our entire office is now addicted to this wonderful […]

February 5, 2009

Parasitic advertising with Google Adwords – Search Marketing Ethics

Every so often we hit Google and check our name to find individuals trading on our mark,  and noticed an interesting twist on the theme.   A  local competitor of ours apparently thinks highly enough of us to run a Google PPC campaign on Red Olive .  Keep up the good work guys. Apparently you can also bid on RED OLIVE […]