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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 […]


The Ultimate Facebook Graphic Sizing Cheat Sheet

Who doesn’t love special shortcuts to Social Success? As most business owners have discovered already, it is only the few and fortunate who manage to achieve overnight success. We can help you fight these undesirable odds! Here are the exact sizing choices you should make when crafting a social post. (Screenshots thanks to Facebook & […]


We’ve Moved!

We are excited to announce that we have moved our office to The Old Mill District in beautiful Bend, Oregon! After 15 years on Twin Knolls Road in Southwest Bend, we are thrilled to be starting the fall season in our stunning new space. Located above Gymboree, Motherhood Maternity, Tumalo Art Co. and Zumiez in […]


Facebook Timeline is Available for Pages

Yesterday morning, when we logged onto Facebook, we were greeted with a pleasant surprise—Facebook pages can now be converted into timelines! We’ve been waiting on this Facebook update for a while, and we’re excited it’s finally here. But… what is it? We wrote a post on Facebook timelines a few weeks ago, when they were […]


Happy Valentine’s Day – Google Style

Google always has a fun little something for us on special holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no different! Since their first Valentine’s Day doodle in 2000, Google has made their doodles more and more impressive! The above image is from twelve years ago. Ready to see what they have for us today? Happy Valentines Day, […]


Google+ Business Pages – What You Need to Know

In early September, Google+ opened up to the general public, inviting an influx of millions of users—eager to try out the newest feature from Google. However, many users noticed a distinct problem with the site right off the bat—where were the Google+ business pages? Two months later, the pages have finally opened to the public, […]


A Google Doodle Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Celebrate by stuffing yourselves silly and spending time with family and friends. And while you’re taking time off to relax, check out a few of the past Google doodles… Thanksgiving style! From 1998 – 2010, Google has made some great Thanksgiving doodles, and you can see them all here! For a complete […]


How to Choose the Right SEO Strategy

We have talked about the importance of SEO maintenance previously about how you need a monthly active SEO plan to stay ahead of competition and rank high on the search engine results page (SERP). To help you choose the right SEO strategy, we will focus on what should be included in the SEO maintenance plan. […]


Choosing the Right Business Name – from an Internet Marketing Perspective

What’s in a name?  Frankly, a LOT.  Any marketing and branding agency can go through the important details of naming a new business or one that is renaming from a brand perspective.  It’s fascinating how business naming research is performed, tested and consumer analysis is created – in fact I totally respect it.  However (and […]


Bend Blogging Panel – SmartGroup Recap Notes

Thanks to those who attended this past week’s September SmartGroup on Blogging.  It was an energetic discussion and our panelist did an excellent job on speaking to the do’s and don’ts of both business and personal blogging.  Below are the presentations from Andre Jensen and Meg Thompson as well as the notes from Jake Ortman […]