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Flow in Web Design

Theory of Flow – Losing the Feeling of Self Consciousness According to psychology researcher Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi, flow is a positive, highly enjoyable state of consciousness that occurs when our perceived skills match the perceived challenges we are undertaking. We lose our sense of self and time distorts. People who have experienced flow consistently report the […]


The History of Twitter

We all know the story of Facebook. If we haven’t read about it online, we’ve watched the movie or at least read one of the many books on the subject. Zuckerberg, the twins, a Harvard dorm room, we know it all! But what about Twitter? It’s the eighth most visited site in America, according to […]


SEO Maintenance is Ongoing

SEO is not a one-time service, but an ongoing process that businesses should monitor to maintain their organic ranks on the search engine results page (SERP). Your website is an important component of your business and is crucial for you to be found on search engines. A monthly SEO maintenance plan will ensure your business […]


Save 20% off your SES Pass for SES San Francisco 2011

SES San Francisco 2011 happens August 15 to 19 at Moscone Center (West). Use SES San Francisco priority code 20PIX and save 20% with SES Pass. Gain access to over 20 basic and in-depth sessions on Search, Analytics, Social Media, and Video Marketing. Also Learn: What effect new search technologies will have on your business […]


The Google +1 Button – Why Should a Business Owner Care?

Search is going social. We’ve tasted this through Bing and Google’s recent social search activity, but Google has now taken the lead with a new advancement—the +1 button. You’ll definitely want to keep the new +1 button on your radar, and get familiar with what it does. It will slowly gain attention and begin to […]


Resurgence of Print with QR Codes

Just when we thought print advertising was dying, it’s taking off again thanks to QR Codes. Embedding Quick Response (QR) Codes in a variety of printed materials and advertising vehicles is helping businesses engage with their customers in fresh ways.  A simple scan of the barcode by a smart phone—or other like device—directs customers to […]


Happy World IPv6 Day. So, what is IPv6?

Today is June 8th—World IPv6 Day. Everyone at Smart Solutions would like you wish you Happy World IPv6 Day. So what is IPv6? The Internet operates by routing small packets of data independently across networks as specified by an international communications protocol known as the Internet Protocol (IP). Each packet of data contains two numeric […]


Bing and Google Get Social

Both Bing and Google have taken their search capabilities to a new level—with social search. Social search takes advantage of the growing importance and reliance on social media by bringing the opinions of one’s social circle into their search experience. For example, search results now can link relevant pages that friends and colleagues have created […]


Free Marketing For Businesses Through Foursquare

Social Media has advanced a lot during the past ten years, but never so much as when location-based reviews entered the scene—Yelp in 2004, and Foursquare more recently in 2009. In this blog post, we highlight Foursquare’s new platform that is revolutionizing the way businesses use location-based advertising. On Foursquare, users suggest tips. Instead of […]


Five Top Social Media Campaigns to Learn From

1. Gap The Campaign: Gap teamed up with popular group-buying site, Groupon, to offer a nation-wide deal: $50 worth of apparel for just $25. By the end of the day, 441,000 groupons were sold bringing in a little more than $11 million. What Worked: This was Groupon’s first nation-wide deal with a major brand. For […]