Author: Brad Miller

K&J Repair – New Face

Revision Time K&J Repair is a marine and small engine repair shop located near me in the Brainerd Lakes area. I built the site to the right...about ten years ago. I've always thought it was cool having the dark appearance. But I realized it was not mobile friendly and alerted the owner that a revision to a responsive theme might be in order to retain they're excellent Google positioning in the area. Kevin McGuire, owner said go for it. I went to work and retained most of the content. Since it was a WP site built using Artisteer, it was pretty straight forward to convert. I used M...
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Cool Mapping Tool

Making Maps (for Free) Great Again! Map making has always been fun for me. I've used Google Maps and Leaflets Maps Marker, etc. for years in Wordpress. But those plugins are getting very difficult to use and Google Maps is now charging for API usage - which used to be free of course! Leaflets is also holding you hostage to API's and other upgrades - once free. It gets very frustrating searching for API codes and other related hassle factors, especially with Google who changes their policies about every six months. Suddenly you can't find anything and of course their support is horrible. ...
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Irondale Township

Irondale Township which contains Ironton and part of Crosby, Minnesota did not have a website. I had done a similar township website which I've maintained for several years in a nearby township. I especially liked the way it looked on a phone, so I used the same format for Irondale. They had a nice logo which I incorporated throughout the site. Although it's nothing fancy, it does the job very well by posting meetings, minutes, special announcements, etc. All this public information was previously posted physically on a couple of signs around the township. Now they finally are oper...
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Screen Area Enclosures

We were asked to update and outdated website for Marilyn Peters, owner of Screen Area Enclosures. It's a pretty cool concept turning outdoor areas such as patios and decks into three season environments. The system is unique and we needed to do a couple of things: Improve the appearance and make mobile friendly. Set up informational links to the manufacturer for additional info. Embed SEO tactics to bring up prominently for regional searches. We also added a Dealer Inquiry section to attract more regional dealers. Key Action - Call for More Information We set this up on a W...
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Crosslake Area Tree Service

Lakeview Tree Company - Crosslake, MN Jason Preble got my name from SawAgain.com owner Dan Dean. I set Dan up several years ago with an online store that's kickin' bootie! Jason has been in the competitive tree services business for over 20 years. As you know, there are a bunch of similar services available all over, especially in the heavily wooded regions of the U.S. This original site was a Do-It-Yourself special we see a lot of these. After while the business owner finally figures out that, without SEO and a responsive design, you really have nothing. We revamped the site pulling th...
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Raboin & Francis Law

Raboin & Francis Law Firm - New Look [caption id="attachment_1783" align="alignright" width="400"] New Raboin & Francis Website[/caption] John Raboin and Michelle Francis combined their personal law practices to form Raboin & Francis Law Firm. This project was geared to make the website theme more contemporary and responsive. The old site (below left) served them well, but we needed an additional mobile website to get the right feel on a mobile phone. [caption id="attachment_1785" align="alignleft" width="300"] Old Website[/caption] With a responsive design, the sit...
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Uplifted Wellness Studio

New Yoga Studio in Crosby, MN Jill Mattson has been involved in personal wellness and healthful assistance for most of her adult life. She is a nationally certified massage therapist and, more recently, a Yoga instructor. She has grown her business to include: Yoga Yoga Therapy Revelation Wellness (aerobic/cardio) Qigong Massage Therapy Infrared Sauna More to come... I have helped her through the years to get visibility for her various pursuits. It was finally time for a brand new website to promote the wide variety of services she now offers at her downtown Crosby, ...
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Minnesota’s Finest Apples!

Gilby's Orchard near Aitkin, Minnesota David & Janet Gilbertson wanted more from their website. They've built a great business centering around growing some of the finest apples available anywhere. In addition they offer: Apple Growing Classes Bare Root Tree Sales Pumpkin Sales Family Fun Activities during Harvest Time And More BAMsites created a very warm and colorful website experience focusing on their primary profit centers. We also added an online ordering function for their Bare Root Fruit Trees which sell in the spring of each year. As of this writing, the...
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Old Fashioned Home School

How We Were Home Schooled Before It Was Fashionable This has nothing to do with internet marketing, but I love it. For those of you over 50, many of you heard these words directly from your parents. For you younger folks, this is exactly Most of our generation of 60+ were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways. 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." 3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighte...
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Picture Perfect Tree

Picture Perfect Tree and Landscape Picture Perfect Tree Service joins the legions of tree services in Minnesota and elsewhere, of all sizes. Most tree services are a guy or two and a truck and related equipment. They all do the same kind of things: tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding, landscaping and other related services. This company out of Randall, MN did some work for BAMsites and in return, we set up a nice website for them. They did not have any kind of internet presence previously, but recognized the need. We grabbed a Wordpress Theme that fit the bill and quickly put it...
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