How to Be a Trusted Business – Online Business Listings

How to Be a Trusted Business – Online Business Listings

Most of us remember the Yellow Pages. The size of the phone book that landed on your doorstep each year varied by how big of a city or town you lived in. But you appreciated it nonetheless because how else were you supposed to find an electrician to come fix your patio lights? Or see what options you had for pizza delivery? Today people want more information about a business than just a phone number and what services they offer. Savvy customers want reviews, pictures, a history of your business and hopefully a coupon they can redeem for finding you online. They want a quick and easy way to search on the go, using an app or search engine on their phone. And when customers see all the different facets of your business in a directory, you become more trustworthy as a legitimate business and not some fly-by-night operation. There are hundreds of online business listing directories to choose from. We recommend the most widely used ones such as Google+, Bing, Yahoo, Yelp and Merchant Circle. And while all these directories are free, there are quite a few hoops to jump through and ways to optimize your listing so that you are easier to find. For a one time cost of $150, Pyramid Graphic Design will do all the work for you to be listed in all five of these directories. If you are only interested in a few of them, or have other directories you’d like to be listed in, we will add you to those for a one time cost of $50 per directory. Click here for a free...
It’s Not Always About What “The Joneses” Are Up To

It’s Not Always About What “The Joneses” Are Up To

Having lived in apartments most of our adult lives, moving into a house has been a blessing and a learning curve. Thankfully we have handy friends and family to help teach us the tricks of being home owners. But if there is one thing we have learned so far from living in a suburb, it’s that you could spend ALL your free time trying to get your house to look as good as your neighbors. We’ve seen folks weed their lawn day in and day out, meticulously rake the pebbles in their xeriscaped garden and even park their cars on the lawn while washing them so as to not mess up their driveway. And while these activities are not a lost cause, we have learned that they are just not for us. The same is true for your business image. Sure you can spend all your time obsessing about what others in your field are doing to be successful. You can nitpick the little setbacks you have experienced, keeping you focused on the negative. And when your goals are not met immediately, sure you can throw a bunch of money at marketing to try and solve the “problem”. But what we want to impress upon you today is that the solution is not all about getting the latest and greatest model or method. Sometimes you don’t need a brand new website or an entire new set of printed materials. Sometimes its just about working with what you have in the span of time you have energy for. Taking your existing website and adding a blog or sprucing up the...
Creating Great Content for Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Creating Great Content for Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Figuring out what to write to your audience and how to engage them (also known as content marketing) is probably the most difficult thing for our clients. And us too! You want to make sure that the time you spend on communicating with folks is well spent. Then lump into that all the different platforms there are to communicate on; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ just to name a few. And while we here at Pyramid Graphic Design can help you figure all these platforms out, we are not the experts in your field. Only YOU really know YOUR customers/clients best. We found this great article by Jeff Bullas that speaks to the challenge of writing content for Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It’s lengthy but full of great information....
How Would You Like $50 in Your Pocket This Summer?

How Would You Like $50 in Your Pocket This Summer?

Pyramid Graphic Design is now providing a great referral program that awards you for sending us customers. If you know anyone that needs a new or redesigned website, let us know! We’d love to send you a $50 check! Referrals are awarded for purchases greater than $400. Referral is awarded 30 days after date of purchase. You are not eligible for referral fee if customer cancels service within 30 days of purchase. Referral and Referee information must be given to Pyramid Graphic Design before the date of...
Poor Little Internet Explorer

Poor Little Internet Explorer

This funny we found may only humor those web developers out there, but trust me, it’s pointedly true. If you are new to these website browsers, from left to right is Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Apple’s Safari and Opera’s self titled browser, Opera. Try and catch up Internet Explorer… you can do...