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Ryan on the Radio – Social Media

By | News |

Ryan talks with Walter Sorg of WILS1320 this morning about internet social media websites such as Facebook and YouTube. Some topics reviewed during this radio spot. Why are some online videos popular How politicans are using social media How social media might be used by a local business Does the internet make sense for all companies? How is selling online…

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Show logged in users name in DotNetNuke

By | Development |

The DotNetNuke documentation does not always have everything you need to customize the system. Often times you need to open up DotNetNuke in Visual Studio to review some of the methods that are available to you in the skins / ascx controls. Here is how to show the first name, last name or show the username of the logged in…

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Web Ascender reflects on 2007

By | News |

Web Ascender has had a great 2007, and we look forward to a great 2008.  We have included some Web Ascender factoids that may be of some interest to all of our favorite people. Web Ascender donated its time to Non-Profits In 2007 Web Ascender offered more than $10,000 in free website design, development, and non-profit related services.  Do you…

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Measuring my websites success

By | Marketing |

How do you measure the success of a website? Success is measured the same regardless of whether you are measuring your website, your business, the success of an event or a grade on a test. You have to have an actual goal in order to measure it. If you have no goals, you cannot define success. What are some goals…

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The Long Tail – Marketing Strategy

By | Marketing |

he Long Tail – Why Focusing on the minority can win! “The Long Tail” as you hear it used today is a term coined by Chris Anderson editor of Wired magazine based on the statistics curve called “long-tailed distributions.”  Chris Anderson has brought to light how the technological era and Ecommerce is changing today’s Marketing and Economics strategy.  Imagine you…

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New Dell web server

By | News |

Web Ascender and their clients get a brand new web server!  A few weeks ago Web Ascender finished the acquisition, configuration of a brand new Dell Server.  The Dell server is equipped with dual Xeon processors, three 120 gigabyte hard drives, an external offsite backup system, a few gigabytes of RAM, redundant power supplies and located at the Liquid Web…

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Sparking Real Estate Sales

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Web Ascender of East Lansing Michigan has announced today the launch of www.c21lookingglass.com a large real estate website created for Century 21 Looking Glass. The website was developed after Century 21 Looking Glass realized a growing need for online real estate tools for the Mid-Michigan area.  They wanted to have a website where visitors could search ALL properties in the…

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Web Tracking – A Real World Example

By | Marketing |

Last week we finished overhauling our website, www.webascender.com, with a new design and updated content. Our motivation for this began after we looked over our web analytics (website statistics) and realized that many of our visitors were not getting what they wanted out of our website. If our visitors aren’t finding the information they need quickly enough, then most likely…

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Network Outage – Ouch!

By | News |

Well we have been in IT long enough to know that technology will fail you when you need it most.  Last night we launched a new website and scheduled a newsletter announcement to automatically send out this morning.  Shortly before the newsletter was sent out our service provider had some issues and our IP block became inaccessible. Translation:  no one…

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Showcasing IT in Greater Lansing

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Capital Area Michigan Works presented their “Growing IT: Opportunities for the Capital Area” report on April 24th to IT leaders in Lansing, Michigan. After listening to presentations, panel discussions, and professors from Michigan State voice their opinions, it was clear that the Mid-Michigan area is lacking visibility of its IT opportunities. Lansing has an intelligent work force coming from the…

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