2014 – 2021
Refinement of Our Processes
Over the last 7 years we have continued with the strategies and tactics that worked the best. While we continue to learn and refine things, our fundamental system continues to evolve.
Created First Facebook Video / Direct marketing Campaign
This campaign was very simple, but very effective. Videos to get traffic coupled with sound direct marketing to convert the traffic to sales. This approach still works!
Created First YouTube Video Based Ad
The Internet continued to evolve in an exponential rate. As bandwidth increased, Video began to dominate Internet traffic. This also held true for Ad-Based promotions, as well as “Infomercial” type videos.
Created our First Facebook Ad Campaign For A Client
Soon after Facebook opened up the “traffic faucet” it was slowed considerably unless you paid for it. FB was still the cheapest traffic around, it just wasn’t free anymore. On the whole it still worked well…so we kept at it!
Created our First Facebook Fan Page For A Client
In the early days of Facebook fan pages could get you massive traffic. They were all the rage until FB began throttling back the free traffic for a more lucrative paid traffic model. Ah well we knew it wouldn’t last.
Created First WordPress-Based Website For a Client
This site was developed for a client who runs a flooring company in the USA. He is still using the same site, and he is still a client.
Created 100th Client Website
We only realized this years after the fact. We were so wrapped up in doing what we do we didn’t realize!
Created First Experimental WordPress Blog For Our Own Company News
In 2004 using WordPress version 1.2 “Mingus” and theme “Kubrick” we created our first WordPress Blog. It wasn’t much to look at, but even then it was easy to use.
Developed Our First PHP/MYSQL Powered Website
In 2003 we were hired to create a database-driven website for a Used Car Dealer. It was used to manage, and present their inventory online. That site has gone on to make the client tens of millions!
Changed Our Hosting Platform to (the more reliable) Linux
After about 18 months, we realized that like Windows, Windows servers have to be rebooted on a regular basis or they freeze. It was a lot of work, but everything was re-deployed on Linux servers. It was worth it.
Added Windows NT Hosting To Service Offerings
Our first sites were published on hosting that was provided by several third party companies. This proved to be unreliable, and way more trouble than it was worth. So we decided to build our own server infrastructure.
Developed our first website using ASP
Microsoft released ASP 1.0 late in 1996. we waited for a couple of years before using it in client websites because new software tends to be unstable. Once we started using it it offered significantly faster development times for client websites.
Created First Interactive Website (a simple shopping cart) Using Perl
Sites now needed interactivity, email forms and shopping carts were the main demand. There was no Shopify then. Everything had to be hand coded.
Formed First Web Design Company Building Simple HTML Based Websites
Since the web was taking off, and there were few people to do this type of work, we were building a lot of simple HTML-Based websites. These days the sites would be laughable, but in their time they were bleeding edge.
Developed our first website using HTML, and a few photos.
While still in college, local businesses kept looking for people that could write HTML to build a website.