December 8, 2017

Tech the Halls this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, Christmas concerts, bell ringing, and… Christmas shopping! Confession: I haven’t even started Christmas shopping yet. At Onsharp, we love all things techy, which is why we collaborated to come up with some must-haves for our own Christmas list. Read on to see how you can tech the halls this holiday season by exploring the wishlist of ideas below.
October 13, 2017

Does My Business Need a Mobile App?

Living in a world where new technology is being created every day, a lot of businesses are implementing new tech-savvy concepts for their company. With so many advances in the digital space, business owners are starting to wonder whether or not they should have a mobile app for their company in addition to their website.
October 11, 2017

The Importance of Testing Your Website

So you built a brand new website. Great job! But what if as soon as you launch it, you get a text from a close friend saying you have a huge spelling error on the homepage? Or even worse – what if your images look grainy and no one can see them, or your website doesn’t look right on a mobile device?
September 19, 2017

How to Use Instagram to Highlight Company Culture

When it comes to employee satisfaction and productivity, company culture is becoming more important than ever – just look at the stats from recent research:
August 30, 2017

The Importance of Computer Security

Computer security often isn’t thought about until a problem arises – and at that point, a break in security can cause harmful and potentially major problems. Because we all want to keep our computers and information safe, we asked our former Network Administrator, Tyler Lesmeister (TL), some questions about potential security issues and how you can prevent them from happening to you.
July 17, 2017

Are You Buried on Page 3?

While your manufacturing company may be known for innovation, your online presence needs to showcase that attribute. Beyond having a user-friendly, mobile-responsive and clean website with clear calls to action, you should also be showing up on the first page of Google. If you’re not on the first page, you’re losing thousands of potential customers. We’re here to help you get to that point. Continue reading to see how you can get there.
May 26, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to @FMWFChamber for Their Social Win at #FMWFCorpCup

At Onsharp, we love seeing businesses get excited about using digital platforms and social media for events. Encouraging attendees to connect with others digitally opens up another way for participants to connect with one another – plus, it allows individuals who can’t physically be at the event to follow conversations on social media. The #FMWFCorpCup committee knew and embraced this at this year’s Corporate Cup, which is why they’ve earned this week’s #HighFiveFriday.
February 24, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to @MATBUS for Driving Social Engagement

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 High Five Friday series. 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. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re letting @MATBUS take the wheel! If you didn’t already know, MATBUS is a public transportation system serving the communities of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth.  They operate Monday through Saturday, dedicating […]
April 13, 2016

Website Terminology: The Most Common Terms Defined

If you’re developing a website for the first time, there’s a good chance most of the terminology you come across will be pretty foreign to you as you get started. This can be confusing – especially if you’re working with a development team who knows what every term means.
March 30, 2016

Get Started on Website Content with These 4 Best Practices

Coming up with content for your website is an art form of its own. Unlike print materials, website visitors prefer to skim your text and quickly make decisions based on what they see. So how do you make sure the content on your website gets visitors to stick around? And if you’re starting from scratch, how do you make sure your content has a lasting impact for both visitors and search engines? Read on for 4 key best practices to keep in mind as you work on your web development project.
March 18, 2016

How Do Images Impact My Website?

As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The same is true when it comes to images on websites. First time visitors quickly form impressions of your site to determine whether they want to stay on or leave it, which is why having images that accurately represent your brand, products, and services is so important.
March 16, 2016

Make the Best First Impression with Your Nonprofit’s Website

First impressions are always important. And for a nonprofit, your online presence might be the only true interaction potential donors have with your organization. A well designed and user-friendly site that engages potential donors, volunteers and decision makers can have a big impact on your success.
December 14, 2015

How Can I Create a Positive User Experience for My Mobile App?

Mobile application development technology is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. But if your mobile app is confusing or frustrating to users, they’re likely uninstall or abandon it. In a market where app quality and performance always comes before brand loyalty, creating a positive user experience with a high quality design is key to the success of any mobile app development project.
September 7, 2015

#OnsharpAsks: What Do You Love Most About Your Job?

It’s Labor Day! To celebrate, we asked both our team and community what they love about their jobs.
August 28, 2015

#HighFiveFriday: How MSUM Used Twitter to Connect During Welcome Week

At Onsharp, we love seeing businesses use social media to connect with individuals and conversations happening in the community. We get excited when we see both little and big moments being shared – and in this case, life transitions like moving to campus.
August 20, 2015

Why Keyword Density Matters

So you’ve done keyword research. You’ve used all the right tools like Google Keyword Planner and Moz to define the keywords you want to use on your website, and you know where you’re supposed to put them in your content. But how do you know how many keywords to use in your content and how to space them out? And what in the world is keyword density anyway?
July 23, 2015

Moz: Another Powerful Tool for Keyword Research

If you read our blog about using the Google Keyword Planner to start your keyword research, you already know how important it is to use keywords that will help people find your website when they’re searching. If you’re ready to take your keyword research to the next level, we recommend using Moz. Moz is an exceptionally useful tool that provides great insights into your SEO efforts and focuses your attention on opportunities you may now have known were there. Read on to see how using Moz can help you narrow down your keyword list even further by using keyword rankings.
July 9, 2015

Google Keyword Planner: A Powerful Tool for Keyword Research

A customer’s journey to connecting with your website starts with a few words they type into a search engine. Being among the results returned by the search engine they’re using is the main goal of search engine optimization (SEO). Finding out what keywords they’re using is the first step you need to take to make sure your customers discover your website. Keep reading to learn about the Google Keyword Planner – one of the most helpful keyword research tools we use at Onsharp.
June 3, 2015

WordPress Plugins: The Top Things You Need to Know

WordPress is a great platform to build a website on, and it’s one of the world’s most popular content management systems. With almost 25,000 plugins available on WordPress.org alone, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can do with your website.
June 2, 2015

Why You Should Leverage Holidays and Observances in Your Annual Content Calendar

As a business, it’s important to be active on social media. And as important as it is to plan campaigns with content that supports your industry and brand, you should also plan content that keeps your audience engaged. Leveraging holidays and observances throughout your content will help you do that.