July 31, 2018

How to Know When an App Redesign is Necessary

Technology is constantly evolving, putting new features at the fingertips of our customers at a high frequency. There may come a time when your consumer savvy mobile app from five years ago needs a refresher. Taking on a mobile app redesign is a big project, so we put together a few tips to help you know when it’s the right move for your business. You’ve Recently Added New Data We live in a world of personalization. The more customized your experience can be for your customers, the more you will surprise and delight them. If you recently added capabilities that […]
July 27, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to @RRHSF1979 for Celebrating Their Community on Twitter

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re featuring @RRHSF1979‘s Twitter account. The Red River Human Services is a non-profit organization serving those with developmental disabilities. They provide individualized support to allow for full community participation and inclusion. Keep reading to […]
July 17, 2018

📅Today is 🌎World Emoji Day!🎉

Did you know that today, July 17th, is officially World Emoji Day? For those who may be asking – what is an emoji? An emoji is a small icon used to display ideas or emotions, or to put it plain and simple, these: 😀👍🏻😁🙌🏻😂🔥🤣💥😃💦😄☀️😅☔️😉 . Scientific studies have shown that viewing emojis can increase your enjoyment, and create a positive interaction by being friendly, emotional, and personal. In honor of this wonderful holiday, we’re sharing a few tips on how you can use emojis in your marketing to create a fun, light-hearted experience to connect with your audience. #1: Tell a […]
July 13, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to @FargoParks for Sharing Fun in the Sun

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re featuring @FargoPark‘s Twitter account. With over 2,100 acres of land, the Fargo Park District maintains numerous park and recreation facilities in Fargo with the goal of making lives better. Keep reading to see why we […]
July 11, 2018

Benefits of Blogging on Your Website

Have you ever considered creating a blog for your website, but questioned if it was the right move for your business? Onsharp’s answer will always be YES — a blog is crucial for your website! Read on to find out why. Content is Key The content that makes up your website is extremely important when it comes to Search Engine Optimization. While Google’s algorithms continuously evolve to prioritize certain factors, larger shifts have been made to the way that Google will display information. Rather than relying on keywords alone, the algorithms work to identify the intent of the searcher to provide them with […]
July 6, 2018

How to QA Your Mobile App

There’s no better feeling than releasing a brand new mobile app. Adding new and improved value to your customer’s journey is always a win! But it’s important to not let that excitement get in the way of properly testing your new app before releasing it to the world. There’s nothing worse than releasing an app too early only to discover a laundry list of items that need to be addressed right away. Talk about stress! Read on to learn why it’s important to test your app and see what you should look for when you’re testing.
June 29, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to Fargo Stuff for Creating Clever Content

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re featuring @fargostuff‘s Instagram account. Fargo Stuff is a premier eCommerce company located downtown Fargo with a passion for creating unique apparel, artwork & gifts that exemplify the quality of our city. Keep reading […]
June 15, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to The White House Co. for Curating Beautiful Content on Instagram

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social.
June 6, 2018

3 Apps that Nail User Experience

When building a new app, there are many factors to take into account. What goal does the app accomplish? How do we want to guide users from opening the app to achieving that goal? How much (or little) information do we want to share in the app experience?
June 1, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to @BernBaums for Creating a Delectable Instagram Feed

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social.
May 31, 2018

3 Tips to Amplify Your Google Analytics

Google Analytics is an extremely helpful tool that allows you to build insights about your audience and improve their experience on your website. All within one tool, you can analyze traffic coming to your site, map out where your visitors are going and how they got there, and even attribute conversions. With so many features available, it can be a challenge to know where to start to maximize your analytical scope. Read on to find some tips and tricks to get the most out of your time in Google Analytics.
May 24, 2018

5 Reasons Why We ❤️ WordPress

At Onsharp, we’re all about creating beautiful websites that are easy to manage. We understand that employees at small businesses tend to wear many important hats, and relying on a developer to make updates on their website can create a staggering bottleneck. They need a system that allows them to be light and nimble on their feet when it comes to making updates. To bring this necessary ease of access to our clients, we’re building our websites on WordPress or Umbraco. For today, we’re focusing on WordPress and why it’s one of our favorite content management systems (CMS). Read on […]
May 18, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to @FargoBrewing for Brewing Up a Great Twitter Feed

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social.
May 16, 2018

Our Favorite Mobile Apps and Why We Love Them

Here at Onsharp, we turn the craziest ideas into amazing mobile apps, and we love it! Our work with mobile apps day in and day out gives us a strong appreciation for an app with stellar design and an intuitive user experience. We especially love apps that solve life problems, or just offer a fun respite from our busy days. We asked #TeamOnsharp to share their favorite mobile apps and why they loved them. Check out which ones made our top list:
May 10, 2018

The Best Social Channel for Your Industry

Social media is more than just a place to connect with family and friends. It’s a place to connect with your customers, and get them talking about your brand. When it comes to marketing through social media, it’s important to assess which channels will drive the most impact for your business. When making this decision, ask yourself two questions: Where is your audience, and what type of content would you like to share?
May 8, 2018

3 Mind-Saving Solutions for Too Much Technology

May is Mental Health Awareness month! Every year, Mental Health America spreads awareness that mental health is essential to everyone’s well being through local events, screenings, and health challenges through the month of May. Here at #TeamOnsharp, we were interested in learning more about the impacts of technology on mental health, and what steps we can all take to have a healthier relationship with technology. Read on to see some of the potential risks of over-indulgence in technology, and what we can do to keep our mind and body healthy in the modern age.
May 4, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to @FargoPlayhouse for Sharing Their Mission on Twitter

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social.
May 2, 2018

How Important are Sitemaps?

Depending on the size of your website, you may have a complex architecture of pages, navigation, links, back links, and more. But whether your website is small or large, the importance of having a sitemap for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can’t be ignored.
April 27, 2018

5 Essential Rules for App Design

It’s a tough world out there for apps. More than 75% of users that download an app open it once and never return. Yet as mobile technology advances, it’s becoming more and more crucial for some businesses to meet their customers where they are – on the go. A mobile app gives you the opportunity to communicate with your customers in a way that was never possible before. So what best practices can you use in your app design to encourage retention from your customers? Read on to see our breakdown of 5 essential rules for app design.
April 25, 2018

5 Things to Add to Your May Content Calendar

May is right around the corner, which means we’re close to summer! Whether it’s starting to enjoy the warm weather or enjoying different events of the season, May is an exciting time. Making the most of this time for your business starts with strategically-timed content marketing. And with so many different companies competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages.