Northwoods Travel

Travel Agency for Brainerd, St. Cloud, & Grand Rapids, MN Northwoods Travel has served the Brainerd-Baxter, St Cloud and Grand Rapids Minnesota region for over 20 years. The owner, Terri Knox decided it was time for their own website rather than just a Dex-type listing. She stressed a very simple design to emphasis both Full Service Travel Agency and Cruises, as well as All-Inclusive vacations. We decided to feature to point of contact, the phone numbers and a travel inquiry form. Some people under estimate the power of online forms. I believe, especially the younger generation, pre...
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Rotomolding, Inc.

Rotational Molding or Rotomolding, as it's referred to is a plastic product rendering process incorporating chemical powders, moldings, and rotational gyroscopic-like machines to produce high quality products of all kinds. RMI - Rotomolding of Minnesota (since 2002) is located in Little Falls and Swanville, MN. We put up a very basic website for them several years ago. Now, under new ownership, it was time for a change. We've doing a lot of website re-designs as of late, moving toward contemporary and responsive sites that look and work great with any device. RMI wanted a relatively simp...
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ERC Staffing Makeover

Employment Resource Center - Brainerd MN Jobs - Part Time and Full Time We developed the original site about 8 years ago. Chad Harting - owner of Employment Resource Center of Brainerd, Minnesota and I collaborated on the design. The site has served them well through the years, but it was time for a tune-up. We decided on an off-shoot of a one page design as is so common these days. We added a bunch of custom wing dings and other functions to give it some real pizazz. The result features a message window against the backdrop of beautiful lake scene, emblematic of this vacation area. ...
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Improve Local Rankings on Google

The Power of Google Reviews One of the primary strategies I advise my clients on is Google My Business. This is an often overlooked treasure-trove of traffic for a local or regional business. While most SEO companies focus on website rankings (as we do), the "other" listing for Google My Business is just as, and sometimes much more powerful, than the basic search engine website results on Page One. Once a complete business profile is accomplished, there are other tasks to embellish the listing. My favorite is Google Reviews. I implore my clients to reach out to satisfied customers to gi...
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Aitkin Hardwoods – Revisited

[caption id="attachment_1615" align="alignright" width="450"] AHW New Design 2016[/caption] Aitkin Hardwoods is a long time client and the website was well liked by visitors, according to feedback from the staff. This company produces custom flooring and paneling and many other home products with a rustic flare that is unmatched anywhere. Although the site was well received, we wanted to add a responsive nature to it, since many of the patrons are from out of town and view the site in a mobile environment. [caption id="attachment_1614" align="alignleft" width="300"] Old Website[/capti...
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Brick House Pizza

Brick House Pizza Bread and Bagel is a favorite restaurant in the Brainerd Lakes area. The site definitely needed a facelift since we'd crafted the original over 10 years ago. We wanted something different for the website, since we already had a mobile website. The mobile website was built specifically for folks on the go, as is typical for this type of business. With their mobile traffic coming in at over 50% it was a necessity. The new design of the website features a long one page display, which I have historically avoided, but it does allow for some interesting gymnastics. Check it o...
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Brainerd’s Premier Stucco Contractor

John Franzen Stucco is a well known name around North Central Minnesota and especially the Brainer-Baxter lakes region. John Franzen has provided excellent drywall, stucco, plastering and related work for 30 years. He is highly respected by both residential homeowners and regional contractors. BAMsites was contact to "put him on the map" since there are relatives also in the business and it was causing confusion as to "who is who". We did two main internet related marketing directives to get John to stand out above all the others. First we built a responsive websites adding a lot of cla...
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Faststone Photo Resizer

The Easiest, Most Simple Photo Resizer - FREE! Anyone working with images on the web, often brings in large photo files that need to be reduced to work efficiently online. If you've ever opened up a webpage and noticed a photo taking a long time to load, you can see the issue. Most images off a camera or phone, by default, are upwards of 3K megapixels, way too large for web work. There are a ton of applications to resize images. Here's a free one I use all the time. It's called Photo Resizer from Faststone. It's very intuitive unlike most of image applications I've seen today. Here's a ...
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Prairie Peak Kennels

We had an in-ground dog fence installed by Jack Lelwica of Prairie Peak Kennels of Parker's Prairie, MN near Alexandria. Jack called me as they were having issues with the current web service. I offered to update the SEO on the site as well as add online Dog Adoption forms to line up potential buyers. They breed Small Munsterlanders, Britanny's, and Corgie's. What started as a simple assignment, turned into a complete rebuilding of the site. I think I understand why he was having issues with the previous web service. Jack was a very demanding client and I believe this contributed to the ...
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Waste Partners, Inc.

BAMsites Web Marketing welcomes Waste Partners to our family of website customers. Waste Partners is the premier trash - garbage collection business serving the Brainerd Lakes area and the communities of:Backus, Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosslake, East Gull Lake, Fifty Lakes, Hackensack, Jenkins, Lake Shore, Manhattan Beach, Merrifield, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Pillager & Pine River. The original site (below) served them well for years, but updates were sorely needed. A key function is the ability for customers to pay online. This was a relatively simple matter of using the same lin...
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