January 26, 2017

How Social Media Platforms are Combating Mental Illnesses

Did you know? January is Mental Wellness Month. As of 2015, 1 in 5 United States adults experiences a mental illness in any given year. In the grand scheme of things, that equates to 43.8 million adults, though the statistics aren’t much different for children and teens. Out of the adults affected, research estimates that 50% experience symptoms of mental illness by age 14. But does social media have anything to do with this ever-increasing issue?
January 20, 2017

Keyword Density: What Keywords to Avoid and Why

There’s been a lot of discussion between SEO experts on the role keywords play in our content. And as Google continually updates their search algorithms, we only expect these discussions to continue.
January 13, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to @DogIDs for Celebrating Our Love of Dogs

At Onsharp, we love seeing groups, individuals, and companies share their passions on social media. In fact, we love it so much that we dedicate every other Friday to our #HighFiveFriday series. In this series, we give a virtual “high five!” to those we think go above and beyond on social media.
January 10, 2017

The Golden Trio of Content Marketing

There are popular trios all over the world. From the Harry Potter fandom’s Golden Trio to Destiny’s Child to the lifesaving “Stop, Drop, and Roll” as some of the most popular, there’s no shortage of groups of three. But can you guess what makes up the Golden Trio of Content Marketing?
January 6, 2017

Do I Need an App or a Mobile Responsive Website?

With the rise of smartphone ownership and mobile app availability, it’s become common practice to rely on smartphones for internet access. And when you add in Google’s website ranking preferences, it’s no surprise that businesses everywhere are making the move to improve their websites and build mobile apps. But how do you choose which one is right for your business? We sat down with some of our web development and design experts to see what they thought. Keep reading to see what Joe Hixson (JH), Mike Unser (MU), and Jerad Barbot (JB) have to say about choosing between mobile responsive websites and mobile apps:
December 30, 2016

#HighFiveFriday to the YMCA of Cass Clay

The New Year is in sight! What’s your resolution? If it’s fitness related, you’re not alone! Around 85% of people who make resolutions commit to self-improvement or weight loss goals each new year at midnight.
December 20, 2016

What You Need to Know About Twitter Cards

With Twitter’s latest decision to re-define their 140 character limit, marketers and developers are rejoicing, and with reason. But did you know? There’s been a revamped tweet option for us all along! One of the most underestimated objects in the marketing and development world is the Twitter Card. Built with the ability to preview large images, rich photos, videos, and more, these cards can be embedded on your website or into your blogs to extend social reach. By simply adding specific HTML lines to your website, a Twitter Card will be added to links shared from your website.
December 16, 2016

Shout Out to Junkyard Brewing Company for This Week’s #HighFiveFriday

It’s no secret that Fargo-Moorhead has a lot of bars and breweries, and more are opening up every day. We’ve already highlighted one of our favorites, Drekker Brewing, and this week we’re going to welcome another Brewery to our #HighFiveFriday lineup of winners: Junkyard Brewing Company. The brewery has an interesting story, involving a college guy and a dream. Since his dream took off in 2012, the Junkyard team has been hard at work concocting their unique brews and hosting events in their taproom. While their taproom is a great place to be, let’s take a look at why their social media […]
December 13, 2016

How to Incorporate Holiday Spirit Into Your Website

It’s the best time of the year – it’s the holiday season! There’s snow on the ground, the spirit of giving is in the air, and the movie Elf is on TV at least once a week. Wherever you go, this season hits you in the face with as much force as the snow that’s been coming down in North Dakota. via GIPHY It’s easy to get excited about the holidays when you’re out and about. But did you know that you can get people excited about it when they go to your website, too? We got together and brainstormed […]
November 18, 2016

#HighFiveFriday to @CobberHoops for their Mannequin Challenge

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 stellar social media account to highlight in our High Five Friday series every othe rweek. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are really good at interacting with their followers on social. This week, we’re choosing to highlight Concordia College‘s Men’s Basketball team for taking part in the latest trend, the Mannequin Challenge.
November 17, 2016

How to Have a Knockout #ThrowbackThursday

It’s Thursday! Thursdays bring many great things – like looking forward to Friday, $5 movies for college students, and the ever-wonderful #ThrowbackThursday on social media platforms. To many, using #ThrowbackThursday (aka: #TBT) is simply a fun way to bring up old memories, share embarrassing photos, or to show the progress they’ve made toward a given goal.
November 9, 2016

Jacob Dahl Joins #TeamOnsharp as Director of Business Development

We’re excited to announce that Jacob (Jake) Dahl has joined the #TeamOnsharp Leadership team as Director of Business Development!
November 4, 2016

#HighFiveFriday to @OfficeSigns

At Onsharp, we love seeing when others use digital marketing and social media to positively impact their business or the community. So, every other week we like to give a shout out to an area business, person, or cause who has gone above and beyond on social media. This week, we’re giving our virtual high five to Office Sign Company, also known as Fargo’s go-to place for all their signage needs. Let’s take a look at what makes them awesome: 
November 3, 2016

How to Download the MozBar Extension in 1 Minute

We been talking about Search Engine Optimization a lot lately. We covered what it is  and how the MozBar can help you reach your SEO goals. Now, we’re going to show you how you can get the MozBar in under one minute. Take a look:
October 27, 2016

How to Optimize your Blog Posts for SEO in 5 Minutes

As we’ve mentioned, blogging is a great resource in your content marketing strategy. But, did you know that actually writing the blog is only one part of having it be a knockout way of getting more traffic? Take a look at the slides below to learn more about how you can really make an impact with your blog content – it’ll only take you five minutes! How to Optimize Your Blog for SEO from Onsharp If you’re ready to learn about blogging and how to incorporate it into your content strategy, contact us today.
October 25, 2016

5 Ways to Add Holidays and Observances to Your Annual Content Calendar

If you’ve been reading our blogs, you know we have a lot of resources when it comes to annual content calendars and other content marketing topics. Looking for some more inspiration for your content? Take a look at the slides below and see why it’s important to include things like holidays and observances into your content strategy.
October 19, 2016

Learn SEO Basics in 10 Minutes

We covered the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in this blog, but if you’re more of a visual learner, we have just what you’re looking for! Take a look at the deck below to get a run-through of SEO and how you can make it work for your website.
October 14, 2016

#HighFiveFriday to Fargo-Moorhead for Social Engagement for Day of Caring

Today, we’re giving a high five to the businesses and volunteers of Fargo-Moorhead who devoted part of their day to helping seniors in our community with projects in and around their residencies  during the 25th Annual Day of Caring yesterday. Thanks to the United Way of Cass Clay, 470 seniors were positively impacted.
October 13, 2016

Want to Conduct an SEO Review? Here’s How MozBar Can Help.

When you’re developing an SEO strategy, it’s important to have all of your bases covered, whether it’s updating your meta descriptions or ensuring you have enough keywords in your content. One of our favorite tools to use when conducting an SEO site review for any given website project is the MozBar tool, a Google Chrome extension from Moz. With MozBar, you can search for keywords on any page, research different types of links available on your site, and more.
September 23, 2016

#HighFiveFriday to @SpicyPieMidwest

Pizza goes with everything – fries, beer, and maybe even memories of an awkward first date. Chances are, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who wholeheartedly hates pizza.