Google+ Business

If you have a brick and mortar company Google+ Business is perhaps the most cost effective way to market your business. Google’s mantra has always been to give the user the best possible experience. They know that 97% of consumers look for local business online. Thus they recognize the importance of local search and recently […]

Create Small Business Saturday Success

As a small business, we here at Walden Pond Design are always looking for ways to “punch above our weight”. Given this, we thought many of our fellow small business owners in retail might be interested in the American Express Small Business Saturday program.   Created to help small businesses stand out during the frenzy […]

Latest Launch Beebe Dock & Mooring Systems

The entire crew at Walden Pond love the water. It’s not uncommon to find us sailing to Block Island, clamming or catching a 25 pound strip bass from a kayak. As a matter of fact, 10 years ago one of our graphic designers was a lobster fisherman. Thus we jumped at the chance to work […]

New sites looks great, but traffic doesn’t !!

I have heard this story too many times and feel it’s time to share the remedy. A successful E-commerce company recently launched a new site. The new site looked great and they anticipated a positive bump in sales. Wow were they disappointed. Sales were off almost $10,000 thirty days after the launch of the new […]

Mobile Seminar at the Blackstone Library in Branford

Jeff Buxton and I presenting our Mobile Seminar at the Blackstone Library in Branford May 14. Mobile web design is a new technology that small businesses will need to embrace in order to remain competitive. Thus we felt it was important to share our experience. 98% of small business sites are not mobile friendly. And […]

Go Mobile – Attend our free Mobile seminar next Tuesday in Branford

Learn three ways mobile websites are moving businesses forward and the top 5 practices to creating a mobile site your customers will love. The mobile web is exploding. More and more consumers access websites with their smartphone. By the end of this year it’s projected that more people will use their smartphone than their PC […]

Get #1 position on google in five easy steps, using Google Local

If you own a brick and mortar business, then you should use Google Maps optimization to make it easier for you customers to find you. Plus this is the easiest way to achieve top ranking on Google. Google is now give strong marks to correctly formatted Google local listing entries. It’s free and takes less […]

Cool Timeline showing 40 year growth of non-profit

Shannon Houston the Assistant Director for Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford was proud of the work and accomplishments of LVGH and wanted to celebrate in a special way. Bill Kelly from Kelly Design, created a gorgeous PDF of their 2013 Annual Report, complete with photos and snippets of text highlighting various milestones in the 40 […]

Pinterest Finally Ditches Invitations, Now Lets Anyone Sign Up

Calling all chefs, wedding planners, stylists, and crafty-types: Pinterest has just opened registration to the public after two years of requiring an invite to join. Anyone can now sign up with Twitter, Facebook, or just an email address. Seems that $100 million cash infusion from Rakuten bought it some operations engineers. Click here for the […]

7 Tips for Creating a Social Media Plan for Your Business

Do you have social media plan? Are you looking for an easy to follow guide to formulate a plan for your business? Keep reading for seven tips to help your business develop a social plan…