How we do Adwords or Pay Per Click (PPC)

Our Adwords Strategy Effective use of keywords – We analyze the performance of our clients’ keywords and campaigns to improve the visibility and click through rate (CTR) of each ad. We use keyword research and planning tools to help us determine the keywords that are providing the best returns. The low performing ads are retired andLearn More
  • 18 Feb, 2017
  • Phil Hong
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  • adwords, google, keywords, marketing, ppc,

Setting up Business Email on Exchange Online in Office 365

It’s About Credibility Are you one of the thousands of businesses running on Gmail or Hotmail email accounts? Like it or not, having your own domain name gives you instant credibility. One of our favorite email providers is Microsoft. Their Exchange Online product is excellent and very affordable. Here are the current plans offered forLearn More
  • 28 Jan, 2017
  • Phil Hong
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  • cloud, email, exchange, microsoft, outlook,

How we do Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization A key area of web development for us is Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. This is the process of optimizing a website to make it more relevant for search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Search engines prioritize websites that contain high quality, relevant information about the searcher’s query. They determine relevanceLearn More
  • 25 Jan, 2017
  • Phil Hong
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  • bing, content, google, keywords, optimization, search engine, seo,

Building a native mobile app using CrowdCompass

The EndoChicago Mobile App Agave Technologies partnered with the EndoChicago organizers to build a native mobile app for EndoChicago 2016, the 7th World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Skull Base and Brain. The EndoWorld events are the biannual premier events for neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists specializing in endoscopic approaches to complex surgeries.   CrowdCompass asLearn More
  • 28 Jul, 2016
  • Phil Hong
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  • android, event mobile app, event planner, event planning, ios, mobile app, social media,

NVMe SSDs – The next generation of fast hard drives

SSD Background SSDs have become standard fare in high performance computers. Aside from your internet connection the slowest part of a computer is the mechanical hard drive. Upgrading to a SSD is the best bang for your buck these days. Recently I discovered NVMe SSDs which are basically super fast SSDs that have migrated awayLearn More
  • 16 Jun, 2016
  • Phil Hong
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  • hard drive, mobile, nvme, ssd,

Query for Arab countries

A client asked us to run a query in a database for all registrations where the person was from an Arab country. First, I had to look up which countries qualify as an Arab country. Here is that list: Algeria Bahrain Comoros Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Mauritania Morocco Oman Palestine Qatar SaudiLearn More
  • 3 Jun, 2016
  • Phil Hong
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Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3 – ADB Device Driver

We have been developing applications for the Android platform and getting all of the different phones connected has been tricky. The Samsung Galaxy phones, namely the SII (S2) and the SIII (S3) proved to be the most challenging and time consuming.   Here are the steps we followed to get the phones connected and visibleLearn More
  • 19 Jul, 2012
  • Phil Hong
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Transitioning from Paypal to Authorize.net

One of our clients recently requested to change the payment gateway for her website from Paypal to Authorize.net. We have been using Paypal for 5+ years but the relationship has always been tenuous. First some background: We went with Paypal initially because it allowed us to customize the entire check-out process and hide Paypal fromLearn More
  • 3 Jul, 2012
  • Phil Hong
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Shrinking the Outlook PST file

Outlook uses a PST file to store all emails and attachments. For those who send and receive a lot of emails you will need to manage your Outlook PST file to avoid file corruption and/or performance issues. The best option is Archiving To create an archive of old messages in Outlook separate from the PSTLearn More
  • 3 Apr, 2012
  • Phil Hong
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Academic Event Management Redesign

Academic Event Management specializes in planning events such as continuing medical education courses. Recently we were responsible for implementing their new site redesign. Working closely with their designers we were challenged to come up with a solution that met the client’s needs and resulted in a clean, elegant upgrade.   In December 2010 we launched the new websiteLearn More
  • 15 May, 2011
  • Phil Hong
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  • website redesign css php,