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Creating Your Own DIY Website?

Don’t worry, we aren’t here to tell you off! We understand that there is a time and a place for a DIY website using Weebly, Wix, or Squarespace. We also understand that for simple websites, many tech savvy marketers can put together a good looking informational website. But we also understand, that you aren’t a […]
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Where Do You Rank On Google?

Have you ever “Googled” your company or services? If not, or if you haven’t in awhile, try it! Try thinking about what your customers would type in that search bar if they were looking for a company like yours. For example, maybe you have a BBQ restaurant, are you showing up in the top 3-4 […]
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Tips on Planning Your 2017 Marketing Budget

Now that 2017 is here (yay!) hopefully you have thought about how you will be spending your 2017 marketing budget.  A solid budget will help you understand your goals for the year, make sure you don’t overspend, and track what had the best return on your investment. Here are our 3 tips on getting the […]
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D4’s Top 10 Stories of 2016

2016 is coming to a close and 2017 is almost upon us. It has been a year of change on many fronts, a new president of the United States, new members of the D4 team, new frontiers of Search Engine Optimization, and many, many new websites launched by D4. We have also shared a lot […]
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D4 Trendspotter: 5 Predictions For Marketing in 2017

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us, as we prepare for the festivities we anxiously await the coming of a new year. 2017 is at our doorstep and we are just the company to help you ring in the new year on trend! We constantly have our finger on the marketing pulse […]
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What To Consider Before Choosing A Web Company

Do you need a website or a website redesign and you aren’t sure where to go? How can you tell if a website or marketing company is a good fit for you? We understand it can be difficult to choose who to partner with for your project. Your website is the living, breathing manifestation of your […]
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New Reno Companies- We Are Here To Help

Are you starting a new business in Reno? Wondering what to do first, how to target the Reno market, who to speak to and who to partner with? There are so many things to consider when you are just starting out. Trying to collect your thoughts and get started can seem impossible, but we are […]
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Is E-Commerce Right For Your Retail Store?

Have you ever thought of taking your retail business online? Amazon makes billions. They list products online, they sell them, ship them and make money. Simple right? The beckon of online sales always seems so easy, effective and profitable, but have you thought it through? Not all retail is created equally. Each business has to evaluate […]
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SEO- What Does It All Mean?

Anyone who has owned a business or been in a senior marketing role has had those calls… Hello, I’d like to talk to your about SEO. We will put you company on a bajillion directories and guarantee you will be on the first page of google! Just listing your company on directories, unfortunately, is not […]
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D4 Trendspotter: Personalization In Your Marketing

In the ever changing world we live in, we make sure we constantly have our finger on the digital marketing pulse. The latest trend we have seen? Personalization. How many of us are sick of bulk emails, junk mail, calls, texts, and chat pop-ups? We have been so inundated with mass marketing that we have become […]
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Holiday Promotions- Graphics & Landing Pages

Smells of turkey and pine trees, decorative lights gleaming on houses, rosy cheeks and smiling faces, the holiday season is upon us! Are you taking advantage of the season with a special promotion, holiday card or event? D4 can help! Professionally designed flyers, brochures, cards and landing pages can help your campaign achieve success. E-commerce […]
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Your Website’s Goal: Exceptional User Experience

Have you ever looked up a company or a service, clicked on their website, and found it hard to get the content you want? For example, the other day I was looking for a company that sells sliding doors. I wanted to find a) what companies are local, b) what styles people offered, and c) […]
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Search Engine Optimization & Why You Should Care

What does everyone do when they are in need of a product or service and don’t know where to turn? They google it. Have you ever googled a product or service you offer and found that you don’t show up on the first page of results? If you aren’t showing up on the first page, […]
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Get Training From Professionals To Help You Effectively Manage Your Website

Has it been awhile since you have logged into your website and made changes? Maybe you have some new people managing your website who never received a full training session? Or maybe you would just like a refresher, or have some questions about editing your website? D4 offers full training sessions for all of the […]
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D4 TrendSpotter: Engage Your Audience

Here at D4 we don’t just design beautiful websites, we also offer a wide range of marketing services including content strategies and implementation, and a major trend we have seen working for big brands? Engaging content that reaches your audience in a meaningful way. Many of the big brands have started creating content that purposefully […]
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3 Reasons Your Business Should Be On Social Media

Why would I use social media for my business? Is my audience even on social media? Doesn’t social media take a long time? We get these questions and more all the time. Social media may seem like a buzz topic, or you may think only younger generations use it, but both of those assumptions would […]
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Differentiating Your Brand- What makes your company the better choice?

Here at D4 we always start our relationship with our clients by asking questions and gaining an understanding of your business. One of the key questions we always ask is: What makes your company better than your competitors? Why choose you? Every company should have an answer to this question. If this is something you […]
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Web Design Panel: What to Know When Redesigning your Website

Do you own or work for a small business? Are you looking for more leads? More brand awareness? More followers? More engagement? D4’s own John Dunlap will be part of a panel of Reno marketing exerts to teach you about how you can use your website more effectively to accomplish your business goals.  Join us […]
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Startups and SEO

Attention small business owners and startup companies: if your website is not search engine optimized and you are not actively working on an SEO campaign, you are missing out on a very large segment of potential customers who want to discover and interact with your brand. People are proactively searching for the products and services […]
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Mobile Responsive Designs Vs Mobile Apps

We have had quite a few clients come to us with questions about mobile responsive designs and mobile apps. As such, we wanted to share with you some of the differences between mobile apps and responsive design and explain which of the two might be best for you and your business. Mobile Responsive Design A […]
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D4 featured as panel expert at Reno-Tahoe AMA

D4’s own John Dunlap will be part of a panel of Reno marketing exerts at the Reno-Tahoe AMA meeting next week.  Join us on Tuesday, August 16th at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The panel of local experts will feature the following business professionals: John Dunlap – John founded D4 Advanced Media in 2005. He […]
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Designing websites for seniors

The internet landscape is full of all kinds of people and while older generations are considered late adopters of technology, internet use is on the rise in younger seniors. In fact, many seniors under the age of 75 are adopting internet usage faster than the general population, and once they begin using it, the internet […]
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Marketing and Design For the Medical Industry

Every decision a designer makes influences the image of the company and communicates a specific message to their potential clients. This is one reason why at D4 we pride ourselves on our ability to target an audience. We take the time to understand what details must be included in your website design to best reach […]
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Search Engine Optimization and Content Management Systems

Websites with content management systems are traditionally some of the best for SEO purposes. With a content management system you can quickly and easily create content that will help you rise in Google search rankings. In addition, we develop content management sites to automate some of the tedious tasks related to SEO. They also allow […]
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Mobile Optimization and Your Google Ranking

Are You Mobile Optimized? Did you know that whether or not your website is mobile optimized determines how it ranks on Google? In February of this year Google stated that mobile optimization will indeed be a ranking factor. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in […]
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The End of Internet Explorer and What it Means to the Business Owner

Microsoft has finally announced the end of Internet Explorer (IE). They are effectively ending support for users of Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, leaving only its most recent version 11. They released a patch encouraging users to upgrade to one of the company’s more recent browsers. The patch will deliver the last few bug […]
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Custom Developed Websites Integrated With WordPress CMS

WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS, powering over 60 million websites and clients have been asking for it by name. Luckily we are WordPress development experts. In the hands of D4’s expert design team WordPress is able to accomplish much more than what’s offered in its basic format. We develop and integrate custom functionality […]
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American Marketing Association VP of Technology

D4’s John Dunlap was recently added to the American Marketing Association (AMA) Board. Below is his member spotlight featured on the AMA website.   Why did you become involved in the AMA? Rachel Kingham (current President) said she would kill me if I didn’t join and I don’t take those kind of threats lightly. Actually […]
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10 Years of Website Design and Development in Reno

Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s it, the recipe for career success and satisfaction that has motivated millions on inspirational posters and encouraging note cards. It’s been the topic of keynote speakers at graduation ceremonies and other motivational speakers; find a job you’re passionate about and […]
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One Client’s E-Commerce Story – From Concept to Reality

Our process; it really can’t be summarized in a minute long video but we wanted to give a glimpse of how we work and what clients expect when they work with us. We’re a dedicated team of experts with experience and time-tested solutions that produce results. Results that build businesses, drive traffic and generate sales. […]
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Post-Mobilegeddon: It’s not too late, but…

With much fan-fare, Google’s push for more mobile-friendly sites (dubbed Mobilegeddon) rolled out April 21,2015.  As the dust settles, we’ve learned some things about it’s immediate impact and how it is reshaping how new websites are being built. Here’s what you need to know (the quick and dirty). – Businesses lost (and are losing) search traffic by […]
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