Posts by Crystal Groves

Misfit Interactive wins Pick of the County for Customer Service

Gettysburg Web Design

As recently announced by the Gettysburg Times, Misfit Interactive has won 3rd place in their yearly “Pick of the Counties” poll to all residents of Adams County, PA for Excellent Customer Service. With over 16,000 votes cast, and without us even mentioning the vote to any clients or on any media platform, we’re VERY humbled to have won for our Customer Service as the Best Gettysburg SEO Company in the county. Continue reading

A story about how a small business devastatingly lost ALL online traffic

I want to take a moment to reminisce about a local story that I personally witnessed where a business completely dropped off Google and lost all of their traffic and tons of money. I wish I could say it had a happy ending, but I honestly don’t know what the outcome was for the client, as they dropped off the face of the planet too. Continue reading

If you don’t have an SSL certificate for your website, your traffic will start to suffer

We sent out a notice to our clients recently letting them know that Google will now start prioritizing websites that have an SSL Certificate installed to protect certain types of data that might be submitted through your website. This is especially important if you sell products and accept credit card information, and even if you have users login to access a “members only” section of your site. Continue reading

Flash and Music are Dead

Google Chrome recently announced that starting in September, they are going to block flash from their browser. This is follow suite (albeit late) after Apple first announced it will no longer support flash years ago, and Android followed meaning the majority of your mobile browsers would not be able to view any website in flash at all. Adobe announced this past December that they will finally start killing off the Flash brand entirely, which means Flash is Officially Dead.  And if Flash is officially dead, that means it’s terrible for SEO. Companies are scrambling to get web design quotes to convert their websites so they don’t lose their rankings. Continue reading

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts – Advice from Social Marketing Companies

Social Marketing CompaniesI’m preparing for a small presentation this afternoon with some local farmers about using Social Media to improve their marketing strategy, and I wanted to share some of these tidbits with our readers so you can make the most out of your social management with advice from legit social marketing companies.

Quite simply, Social Media is necessary for all businesses. Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between a Wordpress Theme and Wordpress?

At Misfit, we specialize in Wordpress development and customization.  We love Wordpress, we relish and bathe in it.  Because we also budget to provide small businesses with affordable web solutions, we also look for ways to assist small businesses in achieving their goals.  Occasionally it’s difficult to explain to clients what their options are in terms of a website that is built the best possible way for their budget and brand. Continue reading

Stop! Don’t Hire That In-House Social Media Marketer Yet!

Whew, thanks for pausing a moment.

Before you take that big step by hiring a new employee and all the paperwork and cost that comes with it, we want to offer some alternatives ideas that are just as important and may actually save you money (and who doesn’t want to save money?).

Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing inherently wrong with hiring an in-house social media person.  It may even feel more comfortable having a dedicated person readily available to monitor your social media on a whim.  We get it.  However, not every company needs to invest that much money into their social strategy.  If your business is in the niche of marketing, it makes more sense to have an in-house marketer.  If you’re in a labor industry, such as construction, it absolutely does not make sense to have someone dedicated solely to your social media strategy in-house.

So what are your options? Continue reading