June 15, 2018

Kirsten Rhody Joins #TeamOnsharp as Business Development Manager

Onsharp is thrilled to announce that Kirsten Rhody has joined the team as a Business Development Manager! In this role, Kirsten will work out of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas in Minnesota, expanding the territory as part of Onsharp’s Business Development team.
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 14, 2018

Inspiring Examples of #ThrowbackThursday for Your Content Calendar

Adding trending hashtags to your hashtag strategy can be a great way to humanize your brand and inspire ideas for content. As one of the most popular trending hashtags, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll see #ThrowbackThursday circulate your social media feeds on any given Thursday of the month. For those of you who have always wondered what it means and have never mustered up the courage to use it, you’re in the right place.
June 8, 2018

#TeamOnsharp Welcomes Megan Skjonsby to the Marketing Team

We’re excited to announce that Megan Skjonsby has joined #TeamOnsharp in Marketing.
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 22, 2018

10 Things to Add to Your June Content Calendar

The first month of the summer presents several opportunities to create excellent content that connects to the warm weather, fun holidays, and local events. We’ve hand-picked 10 content ideas that you can make your own on your social media channels, or in your blogs and emails. We believe one of the best ways to connect with your audience is with timely, relevant content. Check it out!
May 18, 2018

COMING SOON: New Google Analytics Retention Settings

Have you heard? Google recently announced new data retention controls that allow you to manage how long your user and event data are stored by your Google Analytics account. These new data retention settings will take effect on Friday, May 25th.
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.
April 13, 2018

#HighFiveFriday to @20BelowCoffee for Creating Memorable Moments on Social Media

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 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.
April 11, 2018

Are Keywords or Topics More Important for SEO?

The landscape of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) changes so frequently that it can be a challenge to keep up. While search marketers could once stuff keywords into meta tags to soar to the #1 rank on Google, we’re now left in a world where algorithms change every 6-8 weeks and the recipe for success becomes more and more convoluted. So, in this new world, what works better? A keyword strategy or a topic strategy? Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.