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Okay, real talk, blogging often is hard shit. We care so much about you and your time. We don’t write posts for the sake of writing posts. If we have a passionate topic, you’ll see it here. Otherwise trust we are probably just busy making something great for the citizens of the interwebs.

Why you need to host with a reputable server company

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week a friend of ours mentioned he was having website issues. As we dug into the conversation, we found out that ‘issues’ actually meant his site had been offline for 4+ months. Yikes!  Now he hosted his site with a friend, who was “working on getting it back up”. But 4 months is too…

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Add value before all else

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dont get me wrong, I’ll be the first to look at a new idea and ask if we can make money from it. Where are the expenses, and where is the profit. But I need to remind myself and others often, to have value first. Try not to become a person of success but a…

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the dirty on your web budget

Reading Time: 3 minutes The number one concern in any organizations quest for a new website is the cost. Everyone generally wants the best work for the cheapest price. I would say we see 4 out of 5 clients base most of their decision on the price. Sure some things like features, quality, and experience come into play. It…

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Bacon? What's Bacon have to do with Factor 1?

Reading Time: < 1 minute We like to make sweet apps that help you out. So today we made up some Bacon. Wait. What? Bacon? We are excited to publicly launch our new email marketing service called Bacon. Why Bacon you ask? Because Bacon is always good. and it makes everything better. Let’s think about it: Burgers = good; bacon…

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Maricopa Chamber of Commerce

Reading Time: < 1 minute We are super excited to launch this site. It’s the all new site for our local Maricopa Chamber of Commerce. Factor 1 (specifically I, Matt Adams), have been heavily involved with the chamber marketing board for a number of years now. We have aided in the planning, creation, and execution of several programs, events, and…

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Trying too hard

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is what trying too hard looks like. the new terrible chevy volt website So clearly Chevy is trying their hand at social media integration. Lets count up all the “apps” shall we. videos facebook link ohh i can create my chevy account a foum a blog photo feed news polls events twitter tweets and…

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Zune marketing the car lease model

Reading Time: 2 minutes What do you think of the new Microsoft Zune ad? They say it costs $30,000 to fill an ipod. Check it out. Do you believe this doom and gloom story? Are you now thinking that an ipod is a bad idea and you should “rent” your music for $15 a month? Here is my issue.…

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The art of making a plan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Planning a big project is like planning a trip. The bigger it is, the harder the plans become.  Recently (okay this week), I spent some time packing for my trip to Ethiopia. We have been slowly planning for many months, and it all seemed to be rolling smooth. That was until it came time to…

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Design matters. Your visitors say so

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you let your customers see a showroom / lobby / office in a complete mess? Piles of paper on the floor and desk? Broken lights, missing ceiling tiles, stained floors? No! You dress your best, your employees dress their best, and you keep your showroom / lobby / office in tip top shape. Or…

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Paying customers to take a product?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yep. Hyundai is paying people to drive their cars Now I am not really a big fan of these cars. I usually hear about the loans outlasting the car. It can’t feel good to be paying $250 – $350 a month on a car that is falling apart. But is this the new way to…

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