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September 7, 2012

Utah Internet Marketing with Red Olive

Web Design Web design impacts conversion, it’s that simple. A quality web design means a great user experience, which is more important than ever for SEO. Some SEO-Only firms may hate to admit it, but if your internet marketing strategy is rooted in bad design, your results won’t be as great as they can be. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

March 18, 2011

New PGA Utah website launched

PGA Utahselected Red Olive to handle the overhaul of their website for 2011.  Some highlights of the new site are: Custom CMS to handle one off features below that would not exist in an off the shelf cms Course directory by region, alpha, or individual. Trick wallpaper background that can toggle between wallpaper mode showing […]

October 18, 2010

How to fix UTF-8 charset problem with IIS 7.5 and PHP FastCGI

The performance gains from using the FastCGI version of PHP 5 are obvious and the preferred method.  If you build apps that require encoding the page in UTF-8 character set you may have noticed that IIS7.5 overrides your settings. You may have tried explicitly stating  it in your php/IIS config or even on the page […]

August 31, 2010

Last day in Seattle

Last day at the SEO Conference in Seattle. Learning some great landing page, twitter, seo, and traffic conversion tips! I’ll share a few quick tips from @tim_ash, lose the address field on your form and gain potentially 17% more conversions. Also get those trust logos above the fold!

August 25, 2010

The New Tuscany Restaurant Website Launches

The Tuscany restaurant is a  high end italian restaurant located in the Holladay Cottonwood area near the base of the canyon. The restaurant is owned and generally managed by Mark Eaton, formally of the Utah Jazz. It’s not everyday you get the opportunity work on a web project for one of your favorite restaurants, we […]

July 28, 2010

Red Olive was invited to be part of the Art Institute of Salt Lake City Professional Advisory Committee (PAC).

Red Olive was invited to be part of the Art Institute of Salt Lake City Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). This committee meets twice a year and reviews the schools facilities, curriculum, and student work to determine how well they are meeting professional needs and trends within the Graphic Design community and/or what they can improve […]

July 14, 2010

Logo Lounge chooses four of Red Olive’s logos to be included in their upcoming 2011 Master Library Collection.

Logo Lounge ” a prestigious compilation of logos from around the world ” chose four of Red Olive’s logos to be included in their upcoming 2011 Master Library Collection. We are both honored and stoked to say the least. The award and recognition is for our logo & brand identity for The Mini Brochure, Rock […]

April 28, 2010

Lifestyle Management Site – Goes big with jQuery

Salt Lake Concierge launches new website – designed and developed by RedOlive. The website features some nifty jQuery with a nearly 4000 pixel wide slider and awesome photos from various Utah attractions. Salt Lake Concierge is a premier lifestyle management and concierge service company. Check out the site:

December 31, 2009

Twitter… Tweet.

50 great ideas on how to use twitter for business – From Chris Brogan Twitter for Companies – From Me Social Media Responsibility – From Melissa Jun Rowley