Author Archives: Derek Hanson

About Derek Hanson

Derek Hanson is a digital strategist and founder of Emprise Media, a digital web design and internet marketing firm. You can connect with him on Google+, Twitter, and Linkedin.

Launching A Free Small Business Seminar

My heart bleeds for small business. And in many cases the resources are small since they are struggle between time, funds, and staff to getting everything done. We know it’s difficult and sometimes balancing the day to day business with … Continue reading

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Adding Rich Snippets To Your Address

Rich snippets are becoming an important part of Google search. We see all kinds uses for this from product images to authors. Here I want to cover how a small business might get there address to standout a little more. … Continue reading

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Three Things For Succeeding In Business

Rome was built over night. Why should we think that if we hang a digital placard (your website) that your business will take off? The truth is very few businesses are like that. We don’t see the failed pitches, the … Continue reading

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Recap on Demo Night at Portland WordPress User Group

If you live in the Portland and want to blog, are blogging, or are developer than the WordPress users group just might be the right group for you. Personally I love it. Last night was Demo Night at WordPress. The … Continue reading

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Creating Custom Page Templates in WordPress

Lately I’ve been covering some topics on customizing your WordPress theme. Most of this is based off the Twenty Ten theme which I like. The last topic was about creating custom child themes. In this part I want to cover … Continue reading

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Creating Child Themes in WordPress

I remember the day that I learned about child themes. It was Aaron Jorbin at Wordcamp covering child themes. I would say it is one of those thing that revolutionize the way I do things in WordPress. I used to … Continue reading

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Sign Company in Salem Oregon Gets A New Website

Web design is always an interest to us and it helps when we get a client who needs it. Honan Signs and Graphics in Salem, Oregon came to us with a need to get found online. The company used a … Continue reading

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Developing Your Own Branded Url Shortener

Twitter’s 140 characters or less created a whole new business model-url shorteners.  Services have come and gone with some surviving the attention deficient social media users. And fewer with viable money sources.  URL shorteners are a great tool but with … Continue reading

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Keeping It Fresh

Truly content is still king. It really has just taken on a new face of late. Freshness. SEO keywords and good content go along way when it comes to relevancy. But when was the last time you updated your site? … Continue reading

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Places to Learn SEO

Learning SEO has been one of the most fun and difficult things that I have done. What makes it both fun and fun is that search engines are continually evolving and updating their algorithms. So I would like to simply … Continue reading

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