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Bend Brewing Co. Has Got a Whole New Look

Have you checked out Bend Brewing Co. in a while? If not, you should, because they’ve got a whole new look for their brewpub… and for their website. They’ve remodeled their front room to include an open-air bar, and they’ve remodeled their website to promote a better user experience. The only thing they haven’t remodeled […]


Smart Solutions Turns to Beer

In a long line of websites designed, developed and marketed by Smart Solutions, Deschutes Brewery is the latest. As Smart Solutions turns to marketing for specific industries, craft beer is sure to be one of them. Smart Solutions is equipped with experience developing and marketing many beer websites, including Crux and The Growler Guys. Smart […]


SWIVEL: A Website Conference for Website Owners

Do you own or manage a website? Then you should be at the Swivel conference in Bend, Oregon this October! Swivel 2015 is aimed at website managers and owners. This conference is built to bring energy to your website, inspire new creative ideas, and ultimately help you get the most out of your website. Promoting […]


Come Swivel With Us!

It’s that time again. Time for the Bend WebCAM Conference in Bend, Oregon. This year we’ve put a spin on the conference… and on the name. Swivel, formerly known as Bend WebCAM, is taking place in Bend, Oregon from October 12-13th, 2015. If you’ve attended in past, you’re aware of the benefits that this conference […]


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 […]


Understanding and Stopping Referrer Spam

Having a great looking and user friendly website is essential for an effective web presence. But even more important may be the need to measure this “effectiveness”. Google Analytics is currently the most widely used tool for analyzing website traffic, and it provides an excess of data to glaze over the eyes of many SEO […]


Google Mobile Update – Is Your Site Mobile Friendly?

Google has announced that on April 21st, 2015 they are making a major update to their mobile search algorithm that will use mobile optimization as a ranking signal. This will result in more mobile friendly sites showing up in mobile search results. According to Google, this “will have a significant impact in our search results”. […]


3 Ways to change how mobile affects your business

Mobile use is on the rise, and Google is doing plenty to keep up with the demand. Recently Google rolled out some changes that will make marketing to your mobile audience easier. Not only will marketing to mobile users be more efficient, but you can also market FROM your mobile device! Here are 3 ways […]


Smart Solutions Travels to SEMA

Here at Smart Solutions, we’re big fans of all things automotive. So when it was time for the SEMA Show this year, it was a no brainer for us to go. With automotive clients including leaders in aftermarket performance exhaust, a garage equipment manufacturer and retailer, and aftermarket RV and truck parts manufacturer and distributor, we have an […]


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 […]