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HVAC Contractor Leads in Danielson CT

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Attention Danielson Connecticut HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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2017 IIC Scholarship Recipients

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The Iowa Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 IIC Scholarships.  Thank you to the 47 IIC member interns and employees who applied for the scholarship and thank you to the ICF committee for the undertaking the difficult task of selecting the students to receive the scholarship.  Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship award towards their 2017-18 school term. Click here for 2017 IIC Scholarship Announcement  

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Motion Picture Costumers IATSE Local 705

IATSE Local 705 IATSE Local 705 is the Labor Union supplying movie and television studio costume departments, costume rental houses, and made-to-order costume houses with artists and craftsmen. Together they form the Motion Picture Costumers and are affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, AFL-CIO.

Metro Fire Departments Step Up Efforts to Educate on Home Heating Dangers

Metro Fire Departments Step Up Efforts to Educate on Home Heating Dangers

by Josh Nguyen @ whotv.com

ANKENY, Iowa  —  This week many of you probably fired up your furnace or fireplace for the first time this season.  Firefighters know what that means: home heating fire season has begun. “People are starting to use that supplemental heating. There are space heaters, turning the furnace on, getting the fireplace going,” said Brian O’Keefer, Des Moines Fire Department. The National Fire Prevention Association says home heating equipment is the leading cause of house fires in the U.S.  The Des […]

Thursday October 12th Local Sports

Thursday October 12th Local Sports

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

AMES — Joel Lanning says it is time to turn the page to Kansas. The Iowa State senior has received national attention, including an appearance on Sportscenter, after playing on both sides of the ball in the Cyclones’ stunning upset at Oklahoma. He was named the Big-12 Defensive Player of the Week. Lanning says he

Creating the Content Web: Letting Go of the Linear

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

I joined the Union Street Media team this past spring – doe-eyed and eager to get the ball rolling. One of the very first projects I tackled was building a content web and blogging schedule for our team. Don’t worry. I survived the experience, and I didn’t lose any hair in the process. It was […]

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The Best Way to Nurture Leads: Drip Marketing

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Consider all the people you contact on a regular basis. How many of them turn into actionable buyers or sellers. What happens to the prospects that fall off the radar? It’s best practice to contact these potential prospects every few months, but over time how is that possible as the list grows? Drip marketing is the […]

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Greenpath June 2017 – Pathways

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Five Tips to get your Personal Finances on Track in 2017! As we turn the calendar page to June, it’s hard to believe how much of 2017 has gone by. If you made a New Year’s resolution to clean up your finances, have you saved as much as you wanted? Have you paid down [...]

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Al’s Full Service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Accessibility for WordPress: Best Practices and Plugins

by avannoy @ Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Lincoln NE

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Attention Lincoln Nebraska HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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Welcome to the Sunshine State

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Hey Floridians – we’ve expanded! Union Street Media’s roots have always been in New England. This past year, our focus has been to grow.  Our team has been working hard to extend our coverage into new markets around the country. As of last year, we have entered into 12 new areas – including Florida. We are excited to have teamed […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Automation in Real Estate

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

In real estate, an active online presence is essential. Especially when 92% of all home buyers use the internet to find their home, according to the National Association of Realtors. Maintaining an active presence online can seem daunting, but with the right blend of automation and manual focus, much can be accomplished. This is where […]

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Investigation Launched After Massive Fight at Iowa College Caught on Video

Investigation Launched After Massive Fight at Iowa College Caught on Video

by Justin Surrency @ whotv.com

  COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — It was an all out brawl between students and non-students September 22nd that not even security at Iowa Western Community College was ready for.  Jason Ragone, a student at Iowa Western said, “I thought it was crazy just because I thought security would do better than what they did and let it carry out into all that.” Iowa Western Vice President of Public Relations Don Koehler said students normally have to be buzzed in at […]

Recent Launches – Winter 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

This winter, El Niño has brought Vermont some above-average temperatures that have our production team on fire. They have been working hard to ensure we kick off the new year right, by helping some great clients get ready to take on 2016 with brand new websites. After all: new year, new you. RG-Homes   Rick […]

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Using Instagram in Real Estate

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

500 million active monthly users. 95 million photos and videos uploaded daily. 4.2 billion posts liked each day. Welcome to the world of Instagram. The Real Estate industry is wisely adding Instagram into its marketing playbook. If you are a real estate professional new to Instagram or you just aren’t seeing the results you want, […]

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Sweet 16

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

September 14, 2015 marked the 16th birthday of Union Street Media. The company started with the of the launch of Middkid.com, a “for students by students” site that was born in my Middlebury College dorm room with the help of a few friends. A few years later, we launched our first real estate site for Century 21 Advantage and I’m proud to say that Brian French is still a client.

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Hometown Market in Central City, Iowa

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Edgewood IL

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Attention Edgewood Illinois HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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WordPress Meetup November 2016

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How to Use Situations and Scenarios in Your Real Estate Blog

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

There’s no better way to kill your blog than with strictly promotional content. It’s true. In today’s world, the fate of a blog rests in its ability to tell engaging stories to its readers. In this post, we’ll go into a specific type of storytelling: using situations and scenarios to build promotion for your business. […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Plattsburgh NY

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Attention Plattsburgh New York HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for […]

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7 Ways to Earn Web Traffic for Your Real Estate Website

by Elissa Giroux @ Union Street Media

When you build a website for your real estate business, it’s tempting to let go of the reins once it goes live. After all, you just spent a considerable amount of your time and energy building a branded site for your company. Time to move onto the next big thing. “Set it and forget it” […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Harrisburg PA

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Attention Harrisburg Pennsylvania HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Grandview TX

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Attention Grandview Texas HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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Recent Site Launches

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Happy March! We’ve been hard at work launching dozens of fresh new sites over the past few months. Check out some of our recent launches below. To visit each site, click on the images. Barrett | Sotheby’s International Realty   Ternullo Real Estate Team | ReMax Leading Edge   Kelly Rosenberg | Berkshire Hathaway   Lady […]

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The Best SEO Expert Professional in New York City

by Maqsood Rahman @ Level Ten Solutons

If you are looking to hire qualified, and well-rounded professionals in the field of digital marketing, with a strong background in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), we have below a list of top SEO professionals in New York City, who are more than capable of handling...

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Senator Grassley says ‘bump stocks’ were made legal in Obama administration

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — Senator Chuck Grassley is joining two of his colleagues in the Iowa Congressional delegation in calling for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to take another look at its rule allowing so-called “bump stocks.” Those devices were used by the sniper in last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. Grassley, a

3 Beginner Tips to Help You Knock Your Content Out of the Park

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

Creating content for the first time is tough. Trust me, we totally understand. But, as Babe Ruth once said, “never let the fear of striking out get in your way”. You know your brand, your clients and your market better than anyone; with practice and a little coaching, you can gain the confidence you need […]

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Congratulations For Making Real Trends’ “The Thousand”!

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

For those of you who may not be familiar with REAL Trends, they are the leading company for news, analysis and information about the residential services. For more than 29 years, they have been the most trusted source in residential real estate consulting and publishing (source). Each year, they honor the top producing brokers in […]

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Deaver Wyoming

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Deaver Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in ANY search … Continue reading 

How to Connect with the Right Prospects

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Connecting with the right prospects is the first step to sales and marketing automation success. In this first installment of a three-part series, courtesy of Hatchbuck Marketing Automation Software, let’s cover how to identify your ideal buyer and connect with leads that come to your website. Summary: Connecting with your prospects is all about identify […]

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GreenPath March 2017 – Pathways

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

Have you enrolled your account for Bill Pay yet? It's the quick and easy way to make sure all your bills are paid on time electronically! We offer this service in your online banking. GreenPath and Forbes have some helpful tips this month for using this service to its best ability! Four To-Do’s for [...]

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Zillow

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Using Zillow is often considered a no brainer for real estate professionals. While the exposure and name recognition are great benefits for your brand, there are some drawbacks to using the real estate giant. Below we dive deeper into both sides of Zillow. Pros: Listing exposure to millions of consumers. Gives consumers access to non […]

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The Maine Real Estate Network wins top real estate website award

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

The Maine Real Estate Network (TMREN) was recognized by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global community of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms, with the Website Quality Certification (WQC) award. This distinction is awarded to LeadingRE member websites that combine high standards for design, technology and service. To […]

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Mother Accused of Killing Pregnant Daughter’s Fiance During Family Breakfast

Mother Accused of Killing Pregnant Daughter’s Fiance During Family Breakfast

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GEORGIA — A Georgia woman has been arrested for allegedly murdering her pregnant daughter’s fiancé as the three were getting ready to have breakfast together. Paw Law, 57, is accused of shooting 17-year-old Nyatole Eh while he and the woman’s daughter, Madya Be, visited Law’s De Kalb County home on Oct. 8, according to WAGA. “It appeared they were in the kitchen preparing breakfast,” Clarkson Police Detective Jason Elliot told WSB-TV. “There was no type of argument or even altercation. […]

Friday October 13th Local Sports

Friday October 13th Local Sports

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

TONIGHT = AM-1300 KGLO & kgloam.com — Mason City High vs. Waterloo West — pre-game 7:05, kickoff 7:30 = 93.9 KIA-FM & 939kia.com — Newman vs. Nashua-Plainfield — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00 = AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB & kribam.com — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview 6:00; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:30; Clear Lake at

Integrated IDX: Why does it matter?

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

We’ve been talking about the importance of integrated IDX for Realtors since 2008. Six years later, we’re still coming across sites that do not have integrated IDX and prospective clients who do not understand why it’s important. We felt it was time to revisit what integrated IDX is and why it matters so much to […]

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Digital Marketing Explained

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

The concept of digital marketing encompasses a variety of online and offline tactics that involve the use of electronic devices. For our purposes, we will focus on online digital marketing. Below are the most used and most important online tactics: Pay-per-click advertising (PPC) Search engine optimization (SEO) Social media marketing Email marketing Content marketing Pay-per-click […]

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5 Things Every Real Estate Website Needs

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Here’s what realtors need to know about web design:   1. Prominent IDX search on home page The majority of people visiting your website are there to search for homes. Having an integrated IDX search front and center on your homepage will keep visitors on your site because you are fulfilling their needs. Integrated IDX is […]

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New Treatment for Depression Offers Hope for Those Suffering

New Treatment for Depression Offers Hope for Those Suffering

by Megan Reuther @ whotv.com

URBANDALE, Iowa –About 16 million Americans suffer from a major depressive disorder and nearly a third don’t find relief from traditional treatments. An old drug is offering new hope for people who’ve struggled to feel better. “I was miserable and having a hard time functioning in daily life,” said Cassie Smith. She suffers from PTSD and chronic depression. Medication and therapy weren’t working. “My senses were so dull from the depression that I wasn’t aware of my surroundings. I couldn’t […]

The real 2017 real estate trends to watch

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

2017 will be a year of a changing real estate market, it’s your job to not only recognize these trends, but be prepared for them. 1. Millennials will start buying homes The older millennials get, the more likely they are going to have the money to buy homes. Another year means an increase in number […]

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Inman Connect San Francisco: Big Ideas in Real Estate Marketing & Technology

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

Let the conference season commence! Today marks the start of Inman Connect in San Francisco – a premier real estate technology event where real estate professionals can discuss, learn and explore the current industry as well as its future. Our team attended Inman Connect NYC back in January, where we learned about the future evolution of […]

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Website work for the owner of The Bluebird Diner in Iowa City, IA

by avannoy @ Networking – Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

I’m sitting at Forbidden Planet enjoying my calzone and in comes the co-owner Tommy Connolly talking about how he is having troubles with updating one of his other company’s (The Bluebird Diner) websites that is based on WordPress. After one of the patrons of the restaurant jokingly Google’s “what is WordPress”, I chime in asking what would you like to know […]

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Having a Website? Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Hire An SEO!

by Zoe Lucas @ Level Ten Solutons

Having a website is not the end of the story, it’s a new beginning instead. The website is not an adequate solution especially for those who want to remain competitive on the web. The search world is continuously evolving; change is the only constant on...

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Second death reported from West Nile virus

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting a second death from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. Department Medical Director Patricia Quinlisk says lab results confirm 10 cases across the state with several more under investigation. “To be honest a lot of people who have West Nile will have no symptoms whatsoever.

GreenPath January 2017 – Pathways

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

Happy New Year everyone! Pathways has provided us with some helpful tips in starting out the year right with your finances, as well as suggested some financial resolutions it might be a good time to start thinking about! Take Time to set Goals and New Years Resolutions. It’s that time of year again, when [...]

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TJ Kelly Featured on Snappack Live Interview about SEO & Content Marketing

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

TJ Kelly was featured yesterday in an interview with Jason Frazier of the Snappack Live group. Jason interviewed TJ on this week's episode of the group's #SnappackLive web series about Real Estate SEO & Content Marketing, web CMSs, social media channels, and general modern marketing strategy.

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The Soap Creek Tour

by Mikael Mulugeta @ Iowa Flood Center

The Iowa Flood Center and local partners organized a tour of the Soap Creek Watershed on Sept. 12 that attracted more than 75 people from around the state.

Nothing Beats a Client Visit!

by Martha Blaisdell @ Union Street Media

The Elaine McDonald Team – Elaine, Doug Palino and Candi Brenn, made the trip from Marlborough MA to our Burlington office to kick off the process of redesigning their website. It is so fun to have clients visit and be able to show off our beautiful workspace and team. During our tour The Elaine McDonald […]

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Greenpath May 2017 – Pathways

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

  Beware of Scams! By Leo Hopper Information Security Manager It’s tax season and this is the time of year that IRS scams and fraudulent tax filings are on the rise. Here are some suggestions to avoid becoming a victim: Threat The adversary calls or emails you alleging to be with the IRS in [...]

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Think Outside the Inbox

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Think outside the inbox. Download our free ebook to learn more about choosing an advanced CRM platform for your real estate business.

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SEO in Little Elm Texas

by Max Juhasz @ Rebel Base SEO

Rebel Base SEO is up and running in Little Elm Texas With all of the new growth in Little Elm and all of the surrounding areas, it only made sense that there should be more than one SEO company in Read more…

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Seo Agency Basin Wyoming

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Seo Agency Basin Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

HVAC Contractor Leads in Saint Cloud FL

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Attention Saint Cloud Florida HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for […]

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Help the “Anasco Expendables” Provide Relief to Puerto Ricans

Help the “Anasco Expendables” Provide Relief to Puerto Ricans

by Dan Hendrickson @ whotv.com

ANASCO, Puerto Rico  —  Essex, Iowa native Eric Reeves and a group of other veterans from around the country are on the ground in Puerto Rico doing what they can to bring relief supplies to those most in need. You can help their mission now by donating on PayPal to Support@OperatorsCache.com

How to stand out to the (eventual) flood of millennial home buyers.

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Home ownership in the United States dropped to its lowest rate in over 50 years in the second quarter of 2016; it fell to 62.9%, according to the Census Bureau. This is mostly due to the fact that millennials aren’t buying homes; not because they don’t want to but because they can’t. The Pew Research Center […]

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Buy Seo Byron Wyoming

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Teddy Bear Child Care Center Inc in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Recent Launches – March 2015

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Springtime is quickly approaching, and you know what that means for real estate professionals: time to prepare for the busy season. We’ve been hard at work these past few weeks to launch these brand new sites – each one coupled with advanced search technologies and enhanced SEO value. Now that these sites are live, these […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Brent AL

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Attention Brent Alabama HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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Diversity Project website now live

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

I’ve been working on a website for a new initiative, designed to encourage greater diversity and inclusion in the investment and savings industry. The site has recently gone live, and can be seen at http://diversityproject.com. The project started after a group of leaders in the investment industry got together in early 2016 and decided to

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Union Street Media Partners With ReadyChat

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Union Street Media is thrilled to announce our new partnership with ReadyChat! ReadyChat is the industry leading online chat tool exclusively for real estate. In this new age of instancy being available when prospective buyers or sellers are ready to talk can make the difference between creating a relationship and losing a customer. Union Street […]

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Iowa groups join ‘Clean It Up Tyson’ campaign

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — The Iowa Environmental Council, the Des Moines Water Works and 18 central Iowa businesses have joined a coalition urging Tyson Foods to adopt new land-use rules for producers who supply livestock to Tyson slaughtering plants. “Unfortunately, the meat industry is currently driving production practices of feed grains that pollute our waterways with

OK Google, let’s talk unions

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

One of the latest frontiers in technology is voice controlled smart assistants. Systems like Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana have been bringing voice controlled commands to mobiles, tablets and desktops over the last few years. However, Amazon raised the stakes by launching the Amazon Echo, a standalone hub designed to allow you to

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The Power of You: Lessons on How to Succeed in Real Estate from Inman Connect

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

I’ll admit it. Before I joined the Union Street Media team, I was hesitant to dive into the real estate industry. I came from the world of grocery e-commerce and international retail; I was convinced that due to the economic and regulatory challenges in real estate, meaningful change was going to take years. I was […]

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Learn WordPress meetup in Cedar Rapids, IA on January 2017

by avannoy @ Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

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How to Measure Your Blog’s ROI

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Real estate agents wear many hats. They are salespeople, negotiators, and sometimes tour guides. I hope you’re a blogger. And I wrote this post to teach you how to be a mad scientist with your blogging data. The only way you can get your blog noticed is to continually make your blog better, and the […]

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State Attorneys Want AFSCME Lawsuit Dismissed

State Attorneys Want AFSCME Lawsuit Dismissed


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IOWA  --  The state of Iowa is responding to a lawsuit filed over changes to collective bargaining laws.The changes restrict contract negotiations to just salary for most public workers unions, but the new rules do not apply to members of public safety.Iowa's largest public workers union, AFSCME, filed a lawsuit saying the changes are unconstitutional because all state workers are not treated the same. AFSCME also requested an immediate injunction to prevent the changes from taking place until it is decided in court.

ACLU files suit saying state’s ‘ag gag’ law is unconsitutional

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — The Iowa ACLU has filed a lawsuit for several groups challenging the constitutionality of what’s known as the “ag gag” law. ACLU legal director Ritta Bettis, says the law that was passed in 2012 threatens jail time for those individuals, news media, and advocacy groups who use undercover means to document, or

What is Opendoor and why you should care

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

In a global market with nearly $1 trillion in yearly transaction volume, Opendoor is currently a relatively small player. The real estate industry has been generally undisturbed for decades, but this tech startup is starting to crack the facade and could quickly become a household name. What is Opendoor and how it works Opendoor relies […]

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Gravity Forms course at Cedar Rapids WordPress meetup group

by avannoy @ Networking – Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

I co-organize the Creative Corridor (Cedar Rapids & Iowa City) WordPress Meetup group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At this month’s event on Apr 19, 2016, I was able to get (kinda guilt tripped) Andrew Miller the owner of https://www.84em.com/ into giving us a detailed overview of what the plugin Gravity Forms can do for a WordPress admins. Tonight he covered topics like credit card integration, […]

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2017 Housing Forecast Part III: Why 2017 Will Be A Year of Moderate Growth For Real Estate

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

Real estate experts across the country believe 2017 will be a year of steady growth for the housing market. In Part III of Union Street Media’s 2017 Housing Forecast, we explain the factors contributing to this nationwide sentiment. Home Prices Will Rise Slowly Several industry leaders have suggested that home sales will continue to rise […]

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Rachel Allard to speak at Inman Connect New York

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Union Street Media’s Vice President of Operations, Rachel Allard, will be speaking on the “Using Technology to Recruit Agents” panel at the Broker Connect portion of Inman Connect New York. Allard will be joined on-stage with Bill Lublin, CEO of Century 21 Advantage Gold, Philadelphia’s largest Century 21 firm, and the Founder of the Social […]

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NL OpenHack is a time to learn, be productive & contribute to technology

by avannoy @ Networking – Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

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Recent Launches – April 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Do April snow showers still bring May flowers? We sure hope so. If not, at least they have brought another round of new site launches! This month, the production team has some great websites to share. We are especially excited to welcome our first client from Telluride, CO – a new market for us. Dwight | Martin Team Town and […]

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Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario gave a talk Thursday night in the Memorial Union. Addario has spent over 25 years documenting war in the Middle East. The upcoming feature film 'It's What I Do' starring Jennifer Lawrence is based…

Website Launch: Irbis USA

by Vision Design Group @ Vision Design Group

Irbis is now landing in the U.S.A.! Specializing in powersport vehicles including dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and ATV's. Already an established business in Russia, their new U.S. headquarters in Brooklyn Park,MN  aspires to source the best design, engineering , manufacturing ,and assembly from one of the strongest global resources.  Through cooperative efforts they intend to [...]

Recent Launches – August 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

As August comes to an end, we sadly know that it’s time to start saying farewell to summer. We will certainly miss the warm weather and sunshine. However, with every end comes a new beginning. Check out some of the new websites we launched this month, below!   Lombardi Properties   RE/MAX Realty Group/100   J Barrett & […]

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Learn about our array of digital marketing packages designed to grow your brand and generate leads. Contact Union Street Media today!

Video Marketing in North Texas

by Max Juhasz @ Rebel Base SEO

Video Marketing Services in North Texas Why Video Marketing? Video marketing has many benefits over traditional marketing and other forms of online marketing.  There are many reasons for this. Videos have become a normal part of our lives.  What if Read more…

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Best Real Estate Facebook Groups 2017

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

We found the best Real Estate Facebook groups. If you’re looking to talk real estate on Facebook, these groups are for you. You’ve probably seen Inman, Placester, and others writing about their...

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Gold and Three Silver Davey’s

by redolive @ Red Olive

Congrats to the team for bringing home a Gold and three Silver awards for the Plugfones commercial, Novell SUSE website, Motos in Moab film, and the Pelfreybilt Film.  

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The ABCs of Blogging

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Attract qualified clients and expand your business with a lead-generating blog. Let’s take a look at the numbers. Companies that blog have 55% more website visitors than those who don’t, and small businesses that blog generate 126% more leads than businesses without blogs. Download our new blogging ebook to boost your online presence and attract […]

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Free Internet Marketing Assessment

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Let’s work together to achieve your marketing goals — attracting more traffic, generating more leads, closing more customers, integrating your marketing programs, measuring your campaign performance, or whatever is most important for your business. If you’re reading this page, chances are you’re a business owner who understands the importance of Internet marketing today. You know that […]

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12 Common Twitter Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by admin @ Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith | SEO Content Machine

It’s been over a year since I’ve written about 8 mistakes that make you look like an idiot on LinkedIn for Brent Jones. As such, it seems like we’re past due for a similar tough love lesson for Twitter, and a discussion about the most common Twitter mistakes. Most people find themselves perplexed by Twitter, […]

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5 Keys to Great UX Design

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

What is UX Design? User experience (UX) design is the process of facilitating a successful, efficient and enjoyable relationship between the customer and the product or service. This process is responsible for those moving walkways in the airport, it’s why you’ll find the coat hanger on the wall in the mudroom, and it’s the reason […]

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Boston International Real Estate

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

  As a rapidly growing Brokerage in a highly competitive market, Boston International Real Estate depends on uncompromising technology and expertise to power their business. David Paez founded B.I.R.E back in 2011; since that time, the company has offered customers a full suite of personalized relocation services designed to ease the transition of relocating and […]

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Mobile. Mobile. Mobile.

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

The bottom line is, search has gone mobile. According to a study conducted by Google titled “How People Use Their Devices“,  of those who use Google search, nearly 4 in 10 search only on a smartphone in an average day. If your website is not mobile responsive you are at a serious disadvantage. Below we list […]

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ISU presidential candidate says school can help end world hunger

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

AMES — The third presidential finalist to visit Iowa State University’s campus is currently the provost and executive vice president at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. Dale Whittaker has a background in agriculture in positions at Purdue and Texas A&M and he says ISU can play a key role in the country and the

Phase Two of Marshalltown Round House Additions Underway

Phase Two of Marshalltown Round House Additions Underway

by Roger Riley @ whotv.com

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- Ground was broken on Thursday for a new addition to the Marshalltown High School Round House. The $6.8 million dollar project will add an auxiliary gym and more space for activities at the school. $2.7 of the money was raised locally from 525 donors in 21 states. Phase one of the renovation of the Round House was completed last summer. “It’s just been a great collaborative effort for the school and the community at large,” said Marshalltown Supt. […]

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Recent Launches – March 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Spring has sprung! In this industry, we all know what that means: the real estate rush is right around the corner. Check out some of our production team’s most recent launches, including our first client from Napa Valley, California! Downtown Boston Realty   Northern Edge Realty   Alexa Glockner (BAREIS MLS)   Carter Braxton   […]

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No Bullshit SEO. This Stuff Works: The WordPress Edition

by avannoy @ Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

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SEO Vs SMO: Which One Is More Important And Why?

by Zoe Lucas @ Level Ten Solutons

It is all about creating awareness and increasing visibility. Organizations are engaged in digital marketing with an objective to be at the top of the list in the search engine. Either you want to make your user attentive, or you want to convert your visitors...

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5 Ways to Prep Your Website Before 2015

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

2015 is only a few weeks away. Crazy, right? While you’re putting your list of new year resolutions together, don’t forget to think about your real estate website. We’ve put together a list of tips to prep your website so that you’re ready to hit the ground running as soon as January 1 shows up. 1. […]

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What is a Real Estate Sales Funnel? Step-by-Step Online Marketing & Lead Gen Guide

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

What is a Real Estate Sales Funnel? It's the buying process that companies lead customers through when purchasing products. In real estate, it's a series of web pages that customers navigate through, starting as anonymous visitors and ending as qualified leads.

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November Dog of the Month

by admin @ Dog Guard of Iowa

Scott and Kristy Hall from Adel have a 9 week old Toy Australian Shepherd named Cubby. He is pictured here with their daughter Cora. Aren’t they both adorable! Kristy is a professional photographer and provided the picture for us. They were referred to us by Julianna and Andy Cullen.

Recent Launches – May 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Is it really the last day of May already? Since this was a record month for our production team, I think it’s appropriate to say that time flies when you’re busy building a ton of new websites! Check out some of this month’s recent launches. My Boston Apartment Greater Metropolitan Real Estate Sarsen Real Estate […]

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4 Key Engagement Metrics & Why They Are Important

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

In its early days, the internet felt a bit like a library: a large repository where you could go to find a specific piece of information. Once you found the information you needed, you’d leave. There wasn’t much socializing going on. While the internet still provides people with instant access to information, it is now […]

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Charles City man arrested after high speed chase in Mason City

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

MASON CITY — A Charles City man was arrested this morning after attempting to flee from law enforcement in Mason City. The Mason City Police Department says shortly before 3:50 this morning, an officer attempted to stop a car at State Highway 122 and Pennsylvania for speeding and a stop sign violation. The driver refused

Content Marketing 2017: I had to tell you this.

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

What I'm about to tell you is nothing new. But that's why I had to say it. Content marketing 2017 and beyond has to be useful, and then it has to shut the hell up.

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Rocky Mountain High

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

One of my not-so-well-kept secrets is that I’m a big John Denver fan.   My first memories of John Denver’s music was listening to my mom sing along to his Greatest Hits cassette as a kid. I’m the oldest of six kids and, as a result, I got to sit in the front seat of […]

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Talk Of The Town: Advice From Real Estate Pros At Inman Connect 2016

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

Last week, several members of the Union Street Media leadership team traveled to San Francisco for the 20th Anniversary of Inman Connect, a conference that brings together leaders from across the real estate world to discuss the future of America’s largest industry. Here are some of the key takeaways from this year’s conference. Story Telling […]

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Fall bird migration begins watch period for avian flu

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

AMES — Iowa poultry producers are reminded to be vigilant for signs of avian influenza as wild bird populations are beginning their fall migrations and could bring perilous hazards with them. Doctor Jack Shere, a veterinarian with the U.S.D.A.’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, says farmers need to be watchful because this is the

Racing and Gaming Commission hears presentations on market surveys

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

EMMETSBURG — The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission heard formal presentations at their meeting Thursday from the two groups which did market surveys to determine the impact of the proposals for a new casino in Cedar Rapids. The studies by White Sand Gaming and Marquette Advisors were released earlier this month. Racing and Gaming Commission

Best Seo Emblem Wyoming

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Best Seo Emblem Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Responsive Websites Are Here!

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

To provide the best user experience on all of our websites regardless of the browsing device, we’re excited to announce the introduction of responsive websites. Up to this point our platform automatically redirected a user to a mobile specific version of their site—a separate entity, distinct from the full site that is viewed on a desktop.   Our […]

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How Can You Capture More Seller Leads?

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

… offer real-time home valuations courtesy of our new Automated Valuation Model powered by Onboard Informatics® Here’s a sneak peak of our newest tool! Capturing sellers while they’re researching has never been easier. Provide sellers the opportunity to receive an estimated home value on your website in real-time. All seller data – including contact information […]

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Smart & Easy SEO Tips for Optimizing Your Video & Achieving a Better SERP Ranking

by Walter Moore @ Level Ten Solutons

Today video has become a staple in the world of digital marketing and it is used in a number of forms. If statistics are to be believed by the end of 2017, the online video would be accounting for 74 percent of the total web...

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5 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Keyword Research

by admin @ Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith | SEO Content Machine

It’s no secret that some of the best ROI in digital marketing comes from SEO efforts. This is why so many marketers and SEOs spend a bulk of their time working to get ranked at the top of the search engine results page (SERP) for keywords they consider to be the most relevant to what […]

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Twitter Broke Our WordPress Widget

by Mike Smith @ Frontera Marketing

As many of you might have noticed, our Twitter widget in the footer is empty now.  That’s because Twitter broke our WordPress widget.  This makes me sad :'( Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones affected by the recent changes to the developers API made by Twitter on June 11th, 2013.  The social media behemoth deemed it […]

UI Hospitals saw increase in fireworks injuries after they were legalized

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

IOWA CITY — A review of the admissions at the University of Iowa Hospitals shows a big increase in the number of injuries from fireworks during the first legal period for their purchase this past June and July. The University of Iowa Injury Prevention and Research Center conducted the review along with the surgical center,

New! IFIS Automatic Text Alerts

by Breanna Zimmerman @ Iowa Flood Center

By Mikael Mulugeta A new Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) service now available will change how Iowans receive important flooding alerts. The new automated alert feature, accessible from the front page of IFIS, allows users to receive IFIS alerts via text message, phone call, or social media when sensors record certain flood levels. Users can select an… Continue Reading »

Website Launch: All Trades Service

by Vision Design Group @ Vision Design Group

Specializing in industrial and institutional construction All Trades Service, LLC a Winona based company was in need of a new and upgraded website. Offering a variety of different services from small to large scale construction projects, their mission remains the same to complete projects on schedule and on budget. With the work of our design team, [...]

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The State of Email Popups in 2017: 6 Things To Use Instead

by admin @ Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith | SEO Content Machine

People say they hate email popups, but it’s amazing how good email popups are at creating conversions. Informed marketers have known for months that early 2017 (January 10, to be exact) would mark the end of email newsletter signup popups, at least as we have most commonly known them. By this of course, I mean […]

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Why You Shouldn’t be Spooked by Student Loans

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

Why You Shouldn’t Be Spooked by Student Loans If you’ve heard common student-loan horror stories, you might think that borrowing for school will leave you owing six figures, facing arrest for failure to pay and shackling your family to your debt even if you die. But those are extreme cases. Student loans are a [...]

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What you need to know about millennials (courtesy of a millennial)

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Recently, I took my first steps into the home buying process. Having turned 25 this past April, I felt it was time to start “investing” my money rather than continuing to throw it away towards rent. Very grown up of me, right? That is… until I had to call my dad to ask what I […]

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Ernie Whitehouse Shares His Thoughts

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Last month a handful of Union Street Media employees headed to Portland, ME to visit The Maine Real Estate Network. Our team met with Ernie Whitehouse, the Chief Operating Officer of The Maine Real Estate Network. We asked Ernie what it’s like working with Union Street Media and why our partnership continues to thrive. To […]

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USDA releases Iowa corn and soybean harvest predictions

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — A new report predicts this year’s corn and soybean harvests in Iowa will fall short of records set last year. The USDA report is based on conditions as of October 1. The forecast calls for the corn yield in Iowa to average 191 bushels per acre, up four bushels per acre from

How to Update Google AMP Cache

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Wondering how to update Google AMP Cache URLs? You can stop googling. It's easy, but sorta unnecessary? Here's why—and how to do it.

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Before and After: A Look Back on 2014

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

It’s officially a brand new year. As we flip our calendars to January 1, many of us take the time to reflect on the past 365 days as we contemplate the future. Union Street Media is no exception. For our company (and our clients), 2014 was a year of new beginnings and open opportunities. Our […]

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Recent Launches – September 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Just like that, summer is gone. But even though it is technically autumn, we are still patiently waiting for the beautiful New England foliage to kick in. Luckily we have launched a bunch of great new websites to fall in love with. Check out some of our recent launches, below!   Vermont Properties | William Raveis […]

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Iowa Veteran and the “Añasco Expendables” on the Front Lines of Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

Iowa Veteran and the “Añasco Expendables” on the Front Lines of Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

by Dan Hendrickson @ whotv.com

ANASCO, Puerto Rico  —  When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last month many of us turned on our televisions.  Eric Reeves bought a plane ticket. The Essex, Iowa native is now in the heart of the disaster zone in southwest Puerto Rico along with a team of veterans who until a few weeks ago were complete strangers.  He and a group of veterans who call themselves the Anasco Expendables are working to gather and distribute supplies in the mountainous region […]

Tips when selling homes during the holidays

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Buyers and sellers are still active during the holidays and it’s a great time to list to a home. Here are some suggestions to make sure you get the most traction during the holiday season. Deck the halls! Homes can look their best during the holidays Show buyers that they could spend holidays in the […]

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Modern Website Design & Blogging, learn WordPress

by avannoy @ Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

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BS Detector List: Facebook Fake News Filters

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Who's on the BS Detector Facebook Fake News list? At publishing, there are 559 websites listed, broken into 8 categories. See them all here.

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Selecting Hearing Aids

by admin @ Hearing Aid Audiology

Having diagnosed with loss of hearing is indeed a sad thing, and among the potential method to help contend with the decrease is to get a hearing aid. With so many varieties of hearing instruments in the marketplace, it is indeed a difficult job to pick one which is acceptable and good for yourself. It...

Court of Appeals affirms Hampton man’s murder conviction

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

HAMPTON — The Iowa Court of Appeals has turned down the appeal of a Hampton man convicted of murder. 62-year-old Ronald Rand was convicted of first-degree murder in the shotgun death of 51-year-old Michelle Key in Rand’s home on December 13th of 2015. Authorities had said Rand told police he and Key were arguing before

Seo Company Worland Wyoming

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Online Marketing Q&A: Facebook Page vs. Profile—Which is better for audience reach?

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Page. 9 times out of 10. Every single one of Facebook’s tools is set up to favor business via Pages, not profiles. Pages are public and profiles are layered with...

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Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario gave a talk Thursday night in the Memorial Union. Addario has spent over 25 years documenting war in the Middle East. The upcoming feature film 'It's What I Do' starring Jennifer Lawrence is based…

6 Characteristics of a Company that Embraces Employee Engagement

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Whether you are looking to add talent to your team or keep the employees that you have, the phrase employee engagement should be on your mind. It certainly is on the mind of many other business leaders, and if others are already implementing an engagement strategy, then they have a head start in the race […]

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Student stages walk out ahead of Leath address during ISCORE

Student stages walk out ahead of Leath address during ISCORE


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As Iowa State President Steven Leath took the podium at the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE), a woman with a megaphone stood up to make a statement

How to Buy a New Car

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

How to Buy a New Car The number of decisions you have to make when buying a new car can be dizzying. And while many of them will depend on your individual needs and wants, there are some steps you should take no matter what to ensure you get the best deal. Assess your [...]

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New Website Design for Davenport Iowa Credit Union

New Website Design for Davenport Iowa Credit Union


Frontera Marketing

Bent River in Davenport, Iowa launched their new custom website design by Quad City web design company Frontera Marketing Group in Le Claire, Iowa.

HVAC Contractor Leads in Sound Beach NY

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Attention Sound Beach New York HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and […]

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Which unions are the most influential on Twitter in 2016?

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

Every November I look at how influential the TUC-affiliated unions are on Twitter (see results for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). I’ve been asked to look at Facebook as well, and may well do this soon. I’ve been testing out some tools for this already. For my annual Twitter analysis, I’ve used a tool called Klout. Klout considers factors

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Why I’m Over Books Designed as Part of a Sales Funnel

by admin @ Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith | SEO Content Machine

I love to read books. Not just articles, but full-length monsters. Sometimes I read fiction to escape into another world, other times I read business nonfiction to pick up on some new skills and knowledge – then share the best insights on this blog. Regardless of the topic, when I read a book, I don’t […]

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2017 Cooperative Intern Day – July 6th

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

Please join us for the second annual Cooperative Intern Day to be held at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, Iowa on July 6th.  Click here for agenda and registration information.

Monthly Social Media Administrative Tasks to Adopt

by admin @ Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith | SEO Content Machine

Great Social Media Marketing is a mix of many distinctly different things: content writing, graphic design (or photography), strategy, and customer service, to name a few. But one area that many don’t give a fair amount of attention to is administration. At least every month, I carry out the following monthly social media administrative tasks […]

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Why Your Blogging & Social Media Strategies Are Bound to Fail

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

If you don’t have set goals for intangible marketing strategies (like blogging and posting on social media), then you’re bound to fail. Seem harsh? There’s a couple of reasons for that: 1) goals help you work toward an objective; 2) goals help you figure out how successful your efforts are. But how do you set […]

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4-24-2017 Legislative Update

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The 2017 session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly adjourned on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The final legislative update has posted.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Pruss, Director of Legislative Affairs at the IIC Office.  Please click here for the April 24, 2017 legislative update.  

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Careersmart 2.0

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

Back in 2014, Prospect launched the Careersmart.org.uk website, providing information and guidance on careers and work issues from a union perspective. The site has recently undergone a major revision, with the new version launched at the end of April 2017. I’ve been leading on the redevelopment. The main focus of the redevelopment has been tapping

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Get Seo Cowley Wyoming

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Get Seo Cowley Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

HVAC Contractor Leads in Auburn IN

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Attention Auburn Indiana HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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Welcome to the Windy City!

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

The Windy City, Chicago, it was here that Walt Disney took his first steps, the vacuum cleaner and cell phone were invented, and it’s home to one of the world’s last free zoos. There are plenty of reasons why 52 million people visit Chicago annually. Chicago is also the home to an expanding real estate market, […]

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DHS chief shifting agency resources, hoping to hire more social workers

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — The director of the largest agency in state government says he’s trying to streamline office functions to free up money he could use to hire more social workers. Jerry Foxhoven has been director of the Iowa Department of Human Services since mid-June. He says many of the agency’s current social workers lack

Turn-out more than 60 percent in first two days of recertification votes

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — A state board reports more than 60 percent of eligible government employees have already cast ballots in “recertification” votes for their local bargaining unit. A new state law requires a vote to recertify union representation for a bargaining unit before contracts talks with public employees may begin. Eighty-seven percent of the educators

HVAC Contractor Leads in New York NY

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Attention New York New York HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and […]

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How to Handle an Online “Whoops!”

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Mistakes happen. Especially on social media. The obvious first step for your social media strategy should be to prevent these mistakes from happening in the first place, but you should also have a solid strategy to put out social media fires quickly and efficiently. In this post, we’ll go over some common social media snafus […]

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9 Social Media No-Nos in Real Estate

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

You need a drivers license to operate a car. You need a passing transcript to graduate college. But all you need to create a social media account is an email address and a username. There are no gatekeepers; the social media landscape is basically the wild west. Every social media platform comes with a set […]

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How to Engage with Prospects and Customers

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Nurtured leads produce, on average, a 20% increase in sales opportunities versus non-nurtured leads. In part 1, How to Connect with the Right Prospects, you identified your ideal customer and put a form on your site to attract great prospects. Now that you’ve started connecting with the right prospects, you want to keep your business […]

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Inman Connect 2017: Using Technology to Recruit Agents

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

In case you missed Rachel Allard with Sherry Chris and Bill Lublin at Inman Connect New York, below are the panel highlights. Key Takeaways Any agent recruiting strategy must include Facebook advertising; Facebook and its family of applications, including Instagram, are only getting smarter. Personalization is essential. Not all agents are alike: test different messaging […]

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Creating Big Ideas with Small Wallets: Making The Most Of Your Marketing Budget

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

It’s easy to sit here and list off the many known reasons why digital has become the preferred marketing channel for promoting your real estate business [see our recent comparison of digital v. print]. However, when it comes to marketing, many believe that their strategy is only as strong as their overall budget. The beauty […]

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5 Ways Social Media Enhances Trust In Banks and Credit Unions

5 Ways Social Media Enhances Trust In Banks and Credit Unions


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Banks and credit unions have yet to fully embrace the public relations benefits of social media, which can reveal their caring, trustworthy and human side.

Seo Company Wamsutter Wyoming

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Seo Company Wamsutter Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

How to Embed YouTube Videos in Visual Composer

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

VC handles shortcodes differently than WordPress. Here’s how to get YouTube embeds in Visual Composer working again.

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Best Seo Rawlins Wyoming

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Best Seo Rawlins Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

New state website to be used if feds grant ObamaCare waiver

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — The State of Iowa has built a new website that will be used if federal officials approve a new approach to helping about 72,000 Iowans buy new individual health insurance policies. Chance McElhaney, a spokesman for the Iowa Insurance Commissioner, says if the feds approve Iowa’s waiver, those Iowans will use a

Struggling To Understand Snapchat Story? Instagram Has Created The Perfect Solution.

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

A few weeks back, I wrote an article “Why Gary V Suggests Using Snapchat & Facebook Live to Increase Real Estate Sales.” It summarized Inman Connect speaker Gary Vaynerchuk’s thoughts on how Snapchat stories and geofilters can be used as a powerful tool in real estate to showcase homes, neighborhoods, attractions, etc. With content creation […]

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Search Marketing, Social Media, Content Marketing, Web Analytics, Online Strategy

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Learn more about the key components that enhance your brand awareness and build meaningful connections with other people with whom you want to do business. Search Marketing: How to get found when people are searching for your products and services – Design and optimize your website around content relevant to your business Aim to be on the first […]

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A Growing Brokerage Leverages Complementary Digital Strategies and Technology

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

A Strong Content Strategy Influences and Increases User Engagement In 2015, GreyBeard expanded their digital marketing strategy to emphasize content creation and search marketing. Their goal was to attract new homebuyers in Asheville, the market in which they’d just entered, and to ensure those potential homebuyers found what they needed on GreyBeard’s site. “I knew […]

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Website Launch: Exclusive Motorworks

by Vision Design Group @ Vision Design Group

Exclusive MotorWorks, Inc. is your Western states distributor for Onroak Automotive, and Sales Agent for Aerovault Trailers. EMI also provides sales, service, parts, and support for those in the race car industry. Based in California, Exclusive MotorWorks offers CN, LM P3, LM P2, and Crawfod F4-16 race car models. Take a look at their [...]

Can I Do the SEO for My Business Website?

by John Howard @ Frontera Marketing

The Importance of SEO One of the most efficient ways you can spend resources to grow awareness of your small business is to invest in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We manage SEO for a number of our clients but also have the occasional client that wants to invest the money elsewhere or simply doesn’t have […]

CRIneta: Cedar Rapids .NET User Group meeting April 4, 2016

by avannoy @ Networking – Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

I went to the April CRIneta meeting at the Catalyst Cafe at the Geonetric Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At this CRIneta .NET meeting we watched the pre-recorded video of Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter speak at the Microsoft Build 2016 event that took place in San Francisco, CA, from March 30 – April 1, 2016. Then we discussed the […]

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92% and “Why” It Matters

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

I am a big fan of Simon Sinek’s TED talk on how great leaders inspire action. If you haven’t heard of Simon, he’s an author best known for his concepts of leadership and how they can inspire cooperation, trust and change. While watching his presentation, something he said stood out to me: “Every single organization on […]

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Iowa Code Camp July 22, 2017: Results & Photos

by avannoy @ Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

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How to Create a Vision for Your Real Estate Blog

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Last week, we talked about how to build a strong brand voice for your real estate company. This week, we’re going to take the brand voice you created and push you one step further; we’ll teach you to create a vision for your real estate blog and incorporate your brand voice into your writing. Blogs […]

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The Ultimate Heartbleed Guide for Non-Techies

by Mike Smith @ Frontera Marketing

Heartbleed has captivated the attention of the internet in the past few days since its discovery and that’s no coincidence.  It’s bad news.  Like, really bad news.  It’s not necessarily a good thing when Joe Siegrist, the CEO of LastPass says, “It was definitely a ‘holy sh*t’ moment”. Now that it’s been a week since the initial […]

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How to Create an Instagram Strategy that KILLS it

by admin @ Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith | SEO Content Machine

It seems like almost every other day there’s a new change on Instagram that makes everyone wonder whether they will still be able to effectively reach their audience. It’s even worse for new players who are trying to create an Instagram strategy from scratch. Regardless of whether you’ve got an established account or just created […]

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Should I Get a .Realtor Domain?

by Elissa Giroux @ Union Street Media

We’re sure you’ve heard the announcement from the National Association of Realtors about their new domains offered exclusively to NAR members. This is a potentially exciting opportunity, but it’s one that needs some teasing out. It also brings up the topic of multiple sites – will they help or hinder your SEO? New NAR Domains: […]

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We’re crazy for Crazy Egg!

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

In the fall of 2015, Union Street Media launched a responsive, adaptive real estate platform. This new platform allows us to build websites that ensure an optimal user experience, regardless of device. Whether you are viewing our clients’ content on a desktop computer, a smart phone, or anything in between, the site will mold to fit […]

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GreenPath February 2017 – Pathways

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

For the month of February GreenPath has brought us a few tips for what to look out for during tax season. Check out what they have to say! Four Tax Scams to Avoid The 2017 tax season is underway and the Internal Revenue Service has issued four scams to avoid, when it comes to [...]

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This Money Habit Makes All the Difference

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

This Money Habit Makes All the Difference Planning ahead is hard when you’re broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future. People who have a strategy tend to save more money and be financially healthier than those who don’t, studies have found. [...]

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Central Mass SEO & Web Marketing - Mxt Media


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I want to be the Central MA SEO expert. I want my company to be the go-to web marketing specialists for all Westminster-area businesses!

The Video Slideshow: Today’s Must-Have Design Feature

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

2016 has been an incredible year for our production team. They have boosted our portfolio by rolling out one impressive website after another; and thanks to our ambitious, talented designers all of these new websites have all sorts of innovative design trends. One of the newest [and quickly becoming most popular] design features is the […]

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Board Officer Workshop – July 11, 2017

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The 2017 Board Officers Workshop will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Ames, Iowa. This one day program is highly interactive and designed for current board officers or those board members who would like to be an officer someday.  During the morning session, the officers break into two groups and focus on the responsibilities of their respective office. This year, the afternoon session will focus on interactions in the board room. Janine Bruder, Senior HR Consultant with Nationwide will lead a discussion on the Unconscious Bias we bring into the board room.  She will be followed by Jim Summers, ISU College of Business Associate Professor, who will discuss how to resolve conflict in the board room. Click here for the Board Officer Workshop letter, agenda and registration form.

Long Term vs. Short Term SEO Keywords for Your Real Estate Website

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

SEO can be a little intimidating to the untrained eye. In fact, many real estate agents shy away from developing a full-fledged SEO strategy because they think it’s too complicated. This idea couldn’t be further from the truth. A strategy that’s built around targeted long term and short term SEO keywords can give your real […]

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Cody Wyoming

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Cody Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in ANY search … Continue reading 

Search Engine Optimization Burlington Wyoming

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Search Engine Optimization Burlington Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked … Continue reading 

Recent Launches – October 2015

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

Since moving our website designs exclusively to a responsive strategy, our latest real estate sites are viewable on all types of web-browsing devices. Our production department continues to work hard as we develop these new projects, so browse some of our recent launches below to see our responsive approach in action! GreyBeard Realty     […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in El Paso TX

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Attention El Paso Texas HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for […]

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New Art Exhibit Draws in Over a Thousand People Since Opening

New Art Exhibit Draws in Over a Thousand People Since Opening

by Christina Salonikas @ whotv.com

DES MOINES, Iowa – One exhibit at the Des Moines Art Center is bringing all ages to their hands and knees. “Drawing in Space” includes the work of three artists and one artist collective. Des Moines Art Center Marketing Director Christine Crawford said the exhibit is made entirely out of 20 miles of packing tape. “We invite our visitors not only to enjoy the sculpture from the exterior, but you can get in to it. We invite visitors to get […]

How to Identify Your Target Audience

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Want to sell more homes? Of course you do. But it’s not that easy, is it? If you really want to find new leads, then you’ve got to get inside the heads of buyers and sellers within your market. The problem? Many Realtors get too comfortable. They rely on their personal experience and bias; they […]

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The Age of Snapchat: how technology is changing the buyer market.

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Snapchat is the fastest growing social network for millennials; it reaches over 41% of all individuals aged 18 to 34 in the U.S. daily, according to Nielsen. Millennials are the generation of people born between 1980 and 2000. The millennial generation is one of the largest generations in history and it’s beginning to enter its […]

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How to Get Backlinks (without Being Annoying)

by admin @ Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith | SEO Content Machine

As a regular contributor to several blogs, and the webmaster of my own (this one and UrbanCheapAss.com), I get requests from people trying to build backlinks at least once per day. Sometimes these requests are compelling, and I grant them, and sometimes they’re so misguided that they go straight to the trash, without a reply. […]

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Iowa businesses paying more state fees for failing to register

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

DES MOINES — A state agency estimates it will collect $1.6 million new fees from procrastinators or from people trying to avoid paying the taxes to pay unemployment benefits. Iowa Workforce Development will levy a $500 fine to Iowa businesses that fail to properly register as an employer. Officials estimate 3,200 business owners will try

Customer Service & Social Media: 3 Tips To Do It Right

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Social media. Those two words have become a definitive part of today’s culture. With over 75% of all internet users on social media, it’s quickly become a pinnacle of our digital world. This is why it’s no surprise that more and more people have built social media into a platform for transparency – where people […]

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Recent Real Estate Website Launches: October 2014

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

It’s that time again… recent real estate website launches! We’ve been cranking them out over the past few weeks, and we’re so glad to call these real estate companies part of our team. Josiah Allen Real Estate Fieldstone Group Stone Wall Real Estate Professionals West Asheville Real Estate Central Falls Realty Like what you see? Check […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Palmyra TN

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Attention Palmyra Tennessee HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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October is Co-op Month – 2017 Proclamation

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

It’s official October is Co-op Month.  Governor Kim Reynolds signs the proclamation on October 2nd. See link below for Official Proclamation: Cooperative Month ’17 Proclamation

How to Get Your Real Estate Blog Noticed

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

So you started writing a blog, but no one’s biting. No comments, no “likes,” no mentions on Twitter. One of the biggest challenges that real estate bloggers face is getting their blog noticed on a larger scale and expanding their reader base beyond their friend circle. While blogging success is a lot about diligence and […]

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Recent Launches – July 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

On July 7, 2016 our production team hit an impressive milestone: launching 50 websites in row in only 47 days! But hey, it’s supposed to be about quality over quantity right? For anyone that thinks that you can’t have both, we are excited to share some of our beautiful new sites. Our production team has […]

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Greenpath April 2017 – Pathways

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

The days are getting longer and the temperature is starting to rise! Spring is coming! This month GreenPath provided us with a helpful article on what to do after the taxes have been filed! Spring Cleaning Your Finances Springtime means opening the windows, sweeping out the dust from over the winter and starting anew. [...]

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Video Marketing and Real Estate: an obvious duo

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Video marketing is not a new concept, but the real estate industry is lagging behind and missing a prime opportunity. Video generates leads Real estate listings that include video receive 403% more inquiries than those without a video, according to an Australian real estate group. Keep in mind this is number of inquiries, not just […]

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Mark your calendars! The best day to sell a home is here.

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

A study examining 25 metro areas in the U.S. conducted by Zillow found that the ideal time to put a home on the market is between May 1 and May 15. Homes sold during this time sold for up to 1% more than asking price and nine days faster. “Many [homebuyers] who started looking for […]

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How to Use the Power of Content to Reach and Convert More Prospects

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Rawson Internet Marketing is partnering with IndustryNewsletters to help CPA firms Fan The Flames of their marketing efforts so they can heat up accounting firm marketing strategies in 2016. In this series of sessions, we’ll be covering a variety of topics to enhance your accounting firm marketing. Our December 16 session, presented by Richard Rawson, […]

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Recent Launches – June 2016

by Ariana Wammer @ Union Street Media

The beginning of summer has brought some beautiful weather to Vermont, and our team has been soaking in the sunshine while we can! Let’s face it: when you’re this far north, winter always feels as if it’s right around the corner. With all the vitamin D comes an energized production team that is ready to take on […]

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Blogger’s Block? Here’s A Quick Solution To Get You Inspired

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Have you been experiencing writer’s block when it comes to creating content for your real estate blog? Don’t worry – we all go through it. In fact, any content creator will tell you that burnouts are a very real struggle. So what should you do when it happens? Let’s face it, no one expects writers […]

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Greenpath July 2017 – Pathways

by beckerj @ Kellogg Midwest Federal Credit Union

Deciding Which Bills to Pay First Food, Medicine and Child Care Paying for food, child care, and essential medicine should be your first priority. You should always be a good steward of your money and spend wisely here. Don’t overspend for food and unnecessary medicine. Housing If possible, keep current on your mortgage or [...]

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User experience/User Interface Design talk with Jessica Bertling: Fun w/ Web Dev & Pinball

by avannoy @ Networking – Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

Jessica Bertling, is a front end web developer in eastern Iowa. She and I became friends over Twitter revolving around several of the same interests. We are both heavily into website UI (User Interface Design) to give our users a better UX (User eXperience) and it turns out she also enjoys playing pinball as well! So we decided to spend […]

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Moss Service Center Inc in West Union, Iowa - Iowa LED lighting rebate & incentive programs: Save money & energy


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5 Quick Tips To Help You Close More PPC Leads

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

The other day I discovered an article on Search Engine Land entitled “How to help your sales team close more paid search leads.” In it, they addressed a common pain point with paid search: although it generates plenty of high-quality leads, a minimal number of them are actually closing. The author goes on to address […]

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2017 Housing Forecast PART II: The Conforming Loan Limit and its Impact on Home Sales

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

The conforming loan limit for a one-unit home has been lifted to $424,000 in 2017. In Part II of Union Street Media’s 2017 Housing Forecast, we explain conforming loan limits and examine the possible impact on the real estate market in 2017. If you missed Part I, you can read it here. Background Last November, […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in San Ysidro CA

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Attention San Ysidro California HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for […]

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Kick your Agent Marketing into Overdrive.

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

We’re excited to offer a more robust Broker solution which now includes Agent Websites. You and your Agents can take advantage of Union Street Media’s responsive IDX websites, and search technology. Why we built it We set out to make sure you had the necessary tools at your disposal to stay competitive in your market […]

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Alleviate Safety Concerns With Local Market Data

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Home – it’s more than just a physical address; it’s everything from the neighbor next door to the local coffee shop down the street. Real estate professionals know better than anyone that buyers aren’t just purchasing a house, they are purchasing an entire lifestyle. From the schools to the restaurants, the actual area that they […]

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Client Spotlight: Boston International Real Estate

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

We love to be able to share client success stories because we take pride in building the products and strategies that help our partners achieve outstanding results.   As a rapidly growing Brokerage in a highly competitive market, Boston International Real Estate depends on uncompromising technology and expertise to power their business. David Paez founded […]

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Multitasking Millennials: How to Adapt Your Digital Strategy

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

In today’s world, people are consuming multiple forms of media throughout their day. From television to social platforms, people’s attention is constantly being pulled in hundreds of directions. In fact, according to Screenmedia Daily, this overstimulation has people consuming most of their media at the same time. Meet the multitasking millennial. Marketing has always been […]

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Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank in Cedar Rapids

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The Maine Real Estate Network’s New Website is Live!

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

The Maine Real Estate Network is an expansive team of more than 525 real estate agents across 21 statewide offices. As Maine’s largest independent real estate agency, having a strong online presence is vital to The Maine Real Estate Network’s ability to scale successfully. When looking to refresh their website, they needed something that could compete with other high-end […]

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Recent Site Launches

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

It’s finally May and we’ve been busy building some awesome sites! Check out some our recent site launches and redesigns: Linda Gary | Florida GreyBeard Realty | North Carolina   Tim Dunham Realty | Maine Great Island Realty | New Hampshire

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Download Our White Paper Template to Kick-Start Your Content Marketing Strategy

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

The white paper is a versatile document that often serves as the cornerstone of content marketing and lead nurturing strategies. Writing a white paper can be an excellent way to tell the story of how your company helped solve a problem or ease the pain of one of your clients. A white paper not only […]

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No Web Design is Complete without Good SEO

by John Howard @ Frontera Marketing

Every now and then we get an SEO related call from an existing web design or hosting client. Sometimes they want to improve their search rankings in key areas while other times they’re looking to change focus a bit with regard to SEO. Some clients seem a bit nervous about such requests as if we might feel they’re complaining. In truth, […]

8 Ways to Attract More Leads and Connect with Your Prospects

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Connecting with your prospects is all about identifying who are the people that you want to connect with, tapping into their pain-points, providing them with a resource in exchange for their contact info, and tracking their activity on your website to obtain further clues about what their needs are and how ready they are to buy. After you’ve identified your […]

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Feature Spotlight: Town Pages

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Your website needs fresh and unique content in order to stay competitive. If you’re looking for a way to improve your website’s engagement, lead generation, and rankings in search engines, with one update, consider creating town pages in our Landing Page product. A Union Street Media client recently released a few town pages and saw […]

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Hundreds Walk Boy Home from School after Bullies Shout Racial Slurs

Hundreds Walk Boy Home from School after Bullies Shout Racial Slurs

by Dan Hendrickson @ whotv.com

MURRAY, Utah — Hundreds gathered to walk a Utah boy home from school after bullies yelled racial slurs at him and left him fearing he would be shot, according to KSTU. Last Thursday, Mateus Romualdo called his mother after he walked home from Viewmont Elementary School. His mother, Heather Romauldo, said he was frantic. “He was walking home from school last Thursday when a car full of teenagers drove by repeatedly yelling a racial slur at him,” Romauldo said. “He felt very […]

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Email Marketing in Real Estate

by Erika Quackenbush @ Union Street Media

Email is one of the oldest digital mediums still in use. Despite its maturity, email remains an extremely effective marketing tactic and it’s a key piece of an online marketing strategy. Email marketing helps to build brand awareness and converts leads. Are you doing the most to get the best results from your emails? Must be mobile More people browse the […]

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TechBrew (Geek Social Event) @ Forbidden Planet in Iowa City, IA

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Mesa AZ

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Attention Mesa Arizona HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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Website Launch: REACH

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The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce brings you REACH, a business education network initiative helping to narrow the gap in workforce skill by connecting local businesses and employers with area high school and college students. With a goal to ensure businesses have ready access to highly skilled workers they want to employ, and make [...]

Sirloin Stockade in Ottumwa, Iowa

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McGregors Furniture in Marshalltown, Iowa

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Social Media Tools: Archie Review

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UPDATE: ARCHIE HAS BEEN SHUTDOWN BY INSTAGRAM. Full Disclosure: In exchange for my Archie review, I was offered 12 months of Archie’s premium service for free. I jumped at the chance, because I’m in LOVE with Archie. What would you do with an extra set of hands in your business? The first task in my […]

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Local Market Data is Here!

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Buyers and sellers rely on the local expertise of a Realtor. A big part of that includes knowing and sharing neighborhood insights. This can include anything from which town has the best schools to which neighborhood matches their lifestyle. The problem is, gathering all that information and creating a user-friendly format has never been quick […]

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A Quick Reference Guide for On-Site SEO

by John Howard @ Frontera Marketing

Good On-Site SEO is Still Important Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, has been around for quite a while and the tactics continue to evolve for both On-Site and Off-Site SEO. A lot of the basics of On-Site SEO, though, have remained relatively unchanged and continue to be very important if you want to garner your […]

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The Lifetime Customer: Your Golden Egg

by Elissa Giroux @ Union Street Media

With the busy Spring season fast approaching, it may be time to reconsider your current retention strategy. We all are guilty of it – when things get busy, it suddenly becomes impossible to remember to follow up with your current customers. Rather than adding more to your plate, you end up deciding, ‘eh, what’s one […]

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Understand Your Ideal Customer and Find More Prospects

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

Big box companies have been using big data analytics and predictive marketing for years to uncover deep customer insights to improve their target marketing outreach and predict sales. Once accessible only to big companies who could afford big data scientists, we are excited to offer a quick, accurate and affordable big data analytical service to […]

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How to do SEO for Child Care & Daycare Centers

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

Child care & daycare are competitive business. Child Care SEO is easy—if you use THESE two methods, a 1-2 punch for Daycare SEO.

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2017 Housing Forecast PART I: How the Fed Funds Rate Will Impact Home Buyers

by Andrew Prescott @ Union Street Media

The Fed Funds Rate is expected to increase three times in 2017. In Part I of Union Street Media’s 2017 Housing Forecast, we explain the Fed Funds Rate and examine how these changes could impact the real estate market this year. Background In 2008, amidst the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the Federal […]

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Why Gary V Suggests Using Snapchat & Facebook Live to Increase Real Estate Sales

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

Inman Connect speaker, Gary Vaynerchuk is someone that I closely follow. His enthusiastic insights on how to find success in today’s entrepreneurial world are not only sensible but also inspiring. A perfect example of his influence can be found in an article he wrote a few months back titled “How The Real Estate Industry Can […]

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5 Reasons Why You Might Need a Site Redesign

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Here at Union Street Media, our clients often ask us a common question: “When do I know that my site needs a redesign?” After consulting our team of designers, developers, and internet marketers, we came up with the following reasons for why you might need a site redesign for your real estate website. Your site […]

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My new role as the TUC’s first Chief Information Officer

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

I’ve recently taken on a new role in addition to running the Infobo digital consultancy.  I’ve been appointed as the first virtual Chief Information Officer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC). It’s ‘virtual’ as it’s a part time role. I’ll be dedicating a handful of days a month to the role, but it comes at

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January Dog of the Month

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Bob and Susan Sinclair from rural Williamsburg recently got a Christmas puppy. Sophie is an 11 week old Labrador. They previously had an Invisible Fence system for their last dog. They have done a lot of building and excavating, so the wire needed to be replaced. We took their system in on-trade and replaced it […]

Final Four Forums Over in ISU Presidential Search, Decision Expected Soon

Final Four Forums Over in ISU Presidential Search, Decision Expected Soon

by Ben Oldach @ whotv.com

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is still without a president but that time will soon be over as the Board of Regents is closing in on their selection. The candidates have been narrowed down to just four. “Every candidate has strengths and weaknesses, but they’re very different in where they come from as far as their background, the institutions they’ve worked at, the impact they’ve had at those institutions. So, definitely some phenomenal individuals that all have their own […]

Hearing Benefits of Cranio Sacral Therapy

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Do you need the health benefits that relief from stress which is weighing you down can bring? If so, than you can benefit from cranial sacral therapy. This ancient method of massage heals through the use of gentle pressure and manipulation of the skin and the muscles beneath the skin using mainly the fingers and...

Iowa’s union elections a major test after bargaining law

Iowa’s union elections a major test after bargaining law


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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A round of elections in Iowa this month will ask some public sector workers whether they want to keep their unions or dismantle them. The elections are scheduled over a two-week period beginning Tuesday. They will be one of the biggest tests of labor strength in Iowa since a new…

HVAC Contractor Leads in Las Vegas NM

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Attention Las Vegas New Mexico HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and […]

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Lessons Learned From My First 12 Months of Freelancing

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I’ve been planning this post for many months – over a year, in fact! It’s finally the right time to share the story of my first 12 months of freelancing. Coincidentally, LinkedIn Profinder is also running a small business contest that invites small business owners to share their unique stories, and I think mine is something […]

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Sheriff says boy wounded at orchard is in stable condition

by Bob Fisher @ AM-1300 KGLO — Your Hometown News Station

NASHUA, Iowa (AP) – The Chickasaw County sheriff says an 8-year-old boy is in stable condition as he recovers from a gunshot wound suffered while visiting an apple orchard with his parents. Sheriff Martin Hemann says the bullet was fired at a Nashua Fish and Game Club range, which sits about three-eighths of a mile

How big is your union website in 2017?

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

A couple of years ago, I looked at the sizes of the websites of all the TUC affiliated unions, to see how they compared. I’ve found myself coming back to this analysis quite often. Various unions have wanted an idea of how large their website is compared to others, or have wanted to judge how

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March Dog of the Month

by admin @ Dog Guard of Iowa

Haley and Corey Yearian from Williamsburg have five children and a five month old Teddy Bear named Owen.  As you can imagine, their lives are very hectic and worrying about Owen was one thing they didn’t need to add to her list of concerns.  If he was ever loose, he would take off running.  In […]

Focus On People, Not Just Purchase

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

As a local business, community outreach is a huge part of our company culture. We love getting involved and helping make a difference wherever we can. With time, this has proven to be an effective and meaningful way to build our local network. Here are some main reasons why: People power your business. When you’re […]

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John’s Automotive Service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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2017 Summer Workshop Registration Information

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

2017 Summer Workshop The 2017 Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Summer Workshop will be held on Thursday, June 15 at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, IA.  This program addresses issues of current importance and trends that aide in the decision making at the local cooperative level. This program is for the board of directors, cooperative managers, and staff. This year’s agenda includes: How do we fix our agronomy department, a look at competing with today’s technology driven companies Living Lands and Waters – How one person can make a difference Who Moved My Grain, how do we adapt to the changing industry landscape Update on Chinese Ag Economy Click here for informational letter, agenda and registration materials.  

Union Street Media founder profiled as part of Innovation Week #BTV

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

If you wanted to grow a billion dollar software company, where would you do it?  Most people would answer Silicon Valley.  However, Vermont is home to both Dealer.com and MyWebGrocer, two software companies that have sold or have valuations of over $1B. Innovation Week was started by BTV Ignite help raise awareness of Vermont as a great place to […]

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Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario gave a talk Thursday night in the Memorial Union. Addario has spent over 25 years documenting war in the Middle East. The upcoming feature film 'It's What I Do' starring Jennifer Lawrence is based…

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6 Business Benefits of a LinkedIn Company Page

by Richard Rawson @ Northern Virginia Digital Marketing Agency

A LinkedIn company page helps you network and prospect for quality sales leads, but it also establishes your public image on a global scale as a reputable and trustworthy organization. Although many people view the social media site LinkedIn only as a site for job hunters and for growing your professional network, LinkedIn is an equally […]

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Ch-ch-changes: Union Street Media Welcomes Rachel Rothenburg

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

2015 has already been a big year for Union Street Media. As a team, we consciously embarked on a shift in our mission: in addition to creating a better platform for our clients, we’ve also decided to provide stronger digital advertising and lead generation options to complement our software. As part of that plan, we […]

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Art + Life + Tech (ALT) Community Lightning Talks in Iowa City, IA

by avannoy @ Networking – Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

Anyone can sign up for a 5 minute lightning talk at the A.L.T. (Art + Life + Tech) event held in the creative corridor area. Tonight’s ALT community lighting talks had a wide range of topics: From game development by Eric Neuhaus using Construct 2 which is an app produced by Scirra, to a presentation by Thomas Hansen creating web applications with background […]

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Keep Your Site Alive During the Winter Lull

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

It’s no secret to real estate agents: existing home sales trend downward during the fall and winter months. Gloomy skies and icy weather conditions tend to deter home buyers from visiting houses that are on the market; most families don’t want to deal with a move if it’s in the middle of the school year. […]

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Search Engine Marketing in North Texas

by Max Juhasz @ Rebel Base SEO

Search Engine Marketing in North Texas Search Engine Marketing VS Traditional Marketing We all know about traditional marketing and advertising platforms for small businesses.  We see and hear them everyday.  Just open a magazine or a newspaper, and depending on Read more…

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August Dog of the Month

by admin @ Dog Guard of Iowa

Tonya Speer and Paul Nagengast from Pocahontas are pictured here with Mia, their seven month old Great Dane. They live along a busy road and have lost several other dogs to cars. Mia was a great student and quickly understood her new boundary. Now they no longer have to worry about her. They were referred […]

10 Smart Ways To Earn Backlinks For Website

by Maqsood Rahman @ Level Ten Solutons

Backlinks, which means incoming links to a website, are considered as one of the most important and powerful metrics of a strong SEO strategy and among excellent digital marketing tips to get maximum organic traffic. When your web page’s link is inserted into an authoritative...

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Mobile Readiness for Real Estate: Google’s New Update

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Brace yourselves. Mobilegeddon is coming. Okay, maybe “mobilegeddon” is a little dramatic, but the search engine world is all atwitter after Google’s latest announcement. Last month, Google announced that as of April 21st, it will incorporate mobile-friendliness into its search algorithm’s many ranking factors. In their words: “…we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness […]

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Digital v. Print Marketing: 3 Quick Reasons Why You Should Consider Investing More Online

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

1. Allocating your budget is easier There is no denying it: the biggest flaw of print marketing is that it takes longer to see results. One of the biggest benefits of digital is that it allows you to monitor success and failure in real time and across multiple metrics. The ability to access this real […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Washington DC

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Attention Washington Washington DC HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for […]

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3 Best Practice for Voice Search SEO

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Smartphones and smart home devices that utilize “voice-first” digital assistants like Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant are becoming an integral part of our lives. In 2015, 1.7 million voice-first devices were shipped. In 2016, that number increased to 6.5 million devices. VoiceLabs predicts that...

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Secure and practical passwords

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

Passwords are an essential part of life now, from carrying out the weekly shop, to accessing social media, to logging into your union website. The problem with passwords is that many people use the same one multiple times, or use an insecure one which is easy to guess. We don’t have to wait long nowadays

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South Central Iowa Cedar Creek Watershed Management Authority Hosts Meeting and Tour

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JavaScript Meetup at MetaCommunications on Saint Patrick’s Day in Iowa City

by avannoy @ Networking – Big Ten Web Design & SEO in Iowa City & Cedar Rapids, IA

I had a great evening hanging out with a group of diehard JavaScript fans at MetaCommunications on Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, they named this JavaScript meetup “Java O’ Script”! Yes, while others were out drinking just around the corner from us in downtown Iowa City, we were cuddled up talking nerdy! MetaComm supplied the venue for this […]

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How Mobile is Changing SEO

by Alyssa Citorik @ Union Street Media

We are in the midst of the mobile revolution. To anyone who thinks that they can wait it out: rethink your strategy. The reality is mobile is – and will continue to be – the future. When it comes to catering to your mobile users, it all starts with search. Local content conquers the keyword. […]

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Final presidential candidates spoke at open forums this week

Final presidential candidates spoke at open forums this week

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The four finalists for the president position at Iowa State, Sonny Ramaswamy, Pamela Whitten, Dale Whittaker and Windy Wintersteen, each held open forums in the Memorial Union this week for the Iowa State Community.

How to Be a Bootstrapping Business With Digital Tools

by Gareth Simpson @ Level Ten Solutons

How can you use the digital world to your advantage in order to run a more agile and cost-effective business? Rule number one: don’t go after all the latest trends without clarifying whether they’re going to be right your business. Don’t go out and immediately...

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Editorial: Engage with presidential search

Editorial: Engage with presidential search

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The four finalists for the Iowa State presidency have been named and the public had an hour to hear from and ask questions to each of the candidates. If you didn’t have a chance to hear from all of the…

Threats Found in Knoxville Schools Have Community on Edge

Threats Found in Knoxville Schools Have Community on Edge

by Michael DaSilva @ whotv.com

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — There have been threats discovered in Knoxville schools two days in a row; first at the high school on Wednesday, then at the middle school on Thursday. The threats have caused fear and anxiety in the community. Both police and school officials say in these tense times any and all threats are taken seriously. “It`s a little concerning for people, especially for parents,” said April Whitson. “It`s just, who knows, your kid`s in school, and what happens? […]

Building a Foundation for Success: New Digital Marketing Services

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

SEO, by and far one of the most popular buzzwords at real estate conventions, can no longer be your only digital marketing tactic. It’s about more than that. According to a study by Google and the National Association of Realtors, 70 percent of homebuyers only contacted a single agent before selecting one to assist them […]

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Not All Conversions Are Created Equal

by Elissa Giroux @ Union Street Media

Determining key performance indicators (KPIs), setting benchmarks for success, and monitoring your website analytics are crucial steps in assessing the effectiveness of your digital marketing. Understanding performance by channel and tactic, whether search vs. display or paid vs. organic, ensures you’re spending your marketing dollars wisely, targeting the people who are most inclined to make […]

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Mountain View HI

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Attention Mountain View Hawaii HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for […]

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Merrimack Valley SEO & Web Marketing

by TJ Kelly @ Mxt Media

I admit it: I want to be the Central MA SEO expert. I want my company to be the go-to web marketing specialists for all Westminster-area shops. I live in Ashburnham. I love this area, & I want to help local businesses!

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How Union Street Media Drives Significant Growth for Real Estate Businesses

by Rachel Allard @ Union Street Media

At Union Street Media, we believe in practicing what we preach. That is why we perform regular gut checks and analyze data across our portfolio of clients. What we found recently was so interesting that we just had to share… According to our data, real estate businesses that have implemented our recommended digital marketing strategies […]

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Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, spoke during her presidential open forum as one of the four finalists for the ISU presidency in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union on Oct. 12.

Bent River Credit Union Unveils New Website

by John Howard @ Frontera Marketing

New Website Design More Member Friendly Bent River Community Credit Union announced the unveiling of their new website in June. Some important new features of the design include the ability for members to apply for loans on cars, boats, recreational vehicles and even mortgages online. The new website also includes much easier access to the member […]

Vacant Lot Turned into Urban Green Space by Marshalltown Developers

Vacant Lot Turned into Urban Green Space by Marshalltown Developers

by Roger Riley @ whotv.com

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- In 2012 there was a giant fire in Marshalltown, which destroyed a business in a large old building from a century ago. That corner of East Main and South Second, just east of the Courthouse was a vacant lot for a few years, until 2017. Now the lot is called Gallery Garden.Travel Iowa State Tourism Website describes the park. “Gallery Garden is a privately owned, urban-style green space open to the public, the only project of its kind […]

Moss Service Center Inc in West Union, Iowa

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Best website builders compared

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How to Tell a Story with Your Real Estate Blog

by John Merse @ Union Street Media

Storytelling is in our blood. Humans have told each other stories ever since we started scrawling on cave walls. Our history with stories shows; even now, stories are a fundamental part of our communication, and we learn best through sharing personal experiences with one another. Our physiology reflects this as well – our brains become […]

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Miller Dental in Marion, Iowa

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2017 Annual Meeting Registration

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The agenda has been finalized and the registration information is in the mail for the 67th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.  Please join us for an interesting day as we form our policy positions for the upcoming legislative sessions, hear from Key Note Speaker Steve Ford, honor our cooperative leaders during the Hall of Fame presentation and learn about issues impacting our industries in the afternoon breakout sessions.  We hope to see you there. Click here for 2017 Annual Meeting registration information Click here for 2017 Annual Meeting Program

HVAC Contractor Leads in Molalla OR

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Attention Molalla Oregon HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for our […]

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Recent Site Launches

by Ted Adler @ Union Street Media

Check out some our recent site launches and redesigns.

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Trade Union Website League Table 2017

by Simon Parry @ Infobo

It’s time again for the annual trade union website league table. So how have the metrics changed in the last 12 months? (Previous results can be seen at 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012). The league table doesn’t judge the quality of the website directly. Instead, it uses leading industry metrics to measure how many times the website is

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HVAC Contractor Leads in Dahlen ND

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Attention Dahlen North Dakota HVAC Contractors We specialize in working with HVAC contractors to provide the best HVAC leads available. Unlike other lead generation companies, we don’t sell our leads to multiple HVAC contractors in order to make as much money as possible per contractor. No, we want the leads to be high-quality and for […]

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4/14/2017 Legislative Update

by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

The most recent legislative update has been posted.  Please click here for the Iowa Institute for Coops Legislative Update 04-14-17

FBI Seeks Help Identifying Woman in Child Sex Abuse Video

FBI Seeks Help Identifying Woman in Child Sex Abuse Video

by Dan Hendrickson @ whotv.com

The FBI is asking the public for help identifying a woman who appeared in an internet video that shows a child being sexually exploited, according to officials. “FBI seeking info to ID & stop child predator, known as Jane Doe 39, as part of the Endangered Child Alert Program,” the bureau tweeted. Authorities say Jane Doe 39 may have critical information pertaining to the investigation and the identity of the child. “We know the video has been traded on the Internet,” said […]

150+ Resources for Starting an Online Business

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Starting a new business as an entrepreneur or freelancer often results in more questions than answers. Some of the biggest questions revolve around how to do things that you’ve never really had to deal with before. Sometimes you don’t realize you need something until it becomes urgent. But instead of waiting until a mission critical […]

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