Category: Internet

What is the Google Guarantee?

If you have ever searched Google for any particular services, such as a plumber, you may have noticed a little green check mark next to a listing. This little stamp isn’t just for show, it tells potential customers that this business is Google Guaranteed. Google Guarantee helps your business build a solid reputation online and […]


What is the Google Fred Algorithm?

As you probably know, Google is constantly improving their algorithms in order to provide a better user experience that is changing over time. How search results, such as websites, are ranked is in a constant state of flux. For this reason, it is important for a webmaster to stay on top of all things SEO. […]


New Update For Pixelsilk CMS

The Fresh New Look for Pixelsilk Content Management System with the Green Lynx Update   Our good friends from Pixelsilk have recently launched the latest version of their CMS platform that allows developers to save time and manage web content faster than ever before. The Pixelsilk content management system allows users to work smarter, integrating […]


Why You Should Be Thinking About SEO Content

Search engine optimized content is one of the most misunderstood aspects of web marketing, but it is also one of the most important. SEO content makes a world of difference between abysmal and competitive ranking. When it comes to search results, keep in mind that Google puts the user first. Google is cracking down on […]


Smart Solutions Rebrands to Smartz, A Bend, Oregon Digital Marketing Agency

Bend, Oregon: Smartz is a premier digital marketing agency with over 25 years of experience located in Bend, Oregon. Recently, Smartz, formerly known as Smart Solutions, has undergone rebranding and has emerged with a fresh take on digital marketing. With its new look, Smartz offers decades of experienced digital marketing services and branding expertise. The […]


Google for Nonprofits and Ad Grants

Google is a strong supporter of nonprofit organizations and offers free resources that can help organizations connect to the people who matter most to help raise greater awareness. If eligible, the following Google services can be available for free with Google for Nonprofits: Google for Nonprofits is currently available in 50+ counties. Successfully enrolling in […]


The Facebook Bluetooth® Beacon: How this Small Device Can Bring You BIG Business

The Facebook Bluetooth® beacon recently became available to the public. The idea behind the beacon is to provide customized suggestions for places to go within one’s surrounding area. ‘Place tips’ are customized based upon one’s Facebook friends, upcoming events, and advertisements from businesses that have a Bluetooth® beacon. Whether a person is on vacation or […]


Google Updates: My Business, Shopping Ads, Panda 4.0

It seems that almost every week there is a new or anticipated update from Google. Whether it’s an algorithm update for hummingbird, penguin or panda – or changes related to their many ‘products’ – one thing is for certain, Google’s practices are always changing. The last 6 weeks has brought a variety of changes to […]


Heartbleed Bug: What It Is & What You Should Do

As many of you are probably aware, a bug was recently discovered in the OpenSSL software used by roughly 2/3 of the sites on the Internet for SSL encryption. This is known as the Heartbleed bug. You are likely wondering if your site hosted by Smart Solutions is affected by this problem. That answer depends […]


Pinterest Changed!

From Smart Solutions Social media channels don’t stay the same for long—this is a fact that anyone who has had a Facebook for longer than a year knows. They update on a regular basis and there’s no reason to not embrace the change. However, every change comes with a few ups and downs, and when […]