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Good Copy

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

 How do I get email marketing to be more effective? How do I get more conversions on my website? Good Copy. We don't realize the power of copywriting. Whether, we are a customer or a company. Too often we underestimate how much copywriting is working or it isn’t working.At Dorey Design Group we primarily build websites, for open content management systems like Drupal or WordPress, but there is nothing worse than investing into a new website and end up with no one visiting your site. Not only do we here at DDG want to build you a beautiful responsive website, we want to ensure that your website exceeds your company’s goals. Part of this is making sure your company has good copy.

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2017 Web Design Trends

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

We have all read one too many headlines similar to this one. We start reading the article and the first item on the list is, “More brands adopt a mobile-first approach”. Okay, that's not a trend of 2017. All this to say, you won't find that here, these are the trends that I have noticed working at Dorey Design Group, where we develop Wordpress and Drupal websites.

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Drupal Vs WordPress 2017

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

Drupal and WordPress have established themselves as leaders within online content management systems(CMS). We here at Dorey Design Group have made countless websites from both CMS’s, and often times people are unsure which to go with or why to pick one over the over.

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5 Steps to Good Drupal SEO

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

The Problem  A client to came to us at Dorey Design Group because they were lacking in good traffic to their Drupal 7 website. Either a lot of people would visit their site and leave, increasing their bounce rate on Google Analytics, or people just didn't see them on the Google's search results.  It can be frustrating to have a beautiful website that you invested into heavily and not have anyone visit your site. This is how our client was feeling, but after we worked on their SEO, we increased their new sessions 384.22% and increased their organic search traffic 156.21%.  That's a pretty big increase.

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Top 5 Marketing Automation Platforms

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

The days of “Easy Marketing” are over. We can’t simply expect to buy a few ad spots and get results. Customers and clients today expect more from us. And to get in front of them, and to get them to notice us takes a lot of work. People have high expectations and they should. We need print ads, a website, social media presence, and an email list. The list goes on.

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DDG Recognized as a Top Web Design Company in Portland

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

At DDG, we have 16 years of expertise creating Drupal, WordPress and custom websites for a wide range of clients. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been recognized by the industry for doing just that. We’ve been named among the top 12 web design companies in Portland by Clutch!

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Introduction and History of Drupal 8

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

Drupal 8.Where does the name come from?Drupal gets its name from the Dutch language, but it was founded in Belgium.The origins of Drupal are from a man named Dries Buytaert, who created it as a message board for him and his friends.Dries was planning on naming it Dorp.org (which means village in Dutch), but when he bought the domain name he mistyped the word, and it ended up being “Drop”.As the message board grew, people shared ideas, and discussed about other web technologies. It became such a great experience that in January 2001, he launched the software behind “Drop” and named it Drupal.Drupal, is a term that embodies the word “Druppel” in Dutch this word means drop as in a water droplet.So, what is it?

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How to Market to Millennials With Online Advertising

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

As technology grows, advertising has to adapt.We have to adapt.Remember the days, you’d get off work and just sitting down, and watch whatever was on TV at the time?Probably not, we just don’t live that way anymore. No one just watches whatever happens to be on TV at the time. We have subscriptions to everything.Plus, without commercials.

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Case Study On SEO

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

THE PROBLEM  A client came DDG for SEO because they were lacking good search results with Google. They needed to improve their new page sessions as well as their organic search results.

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5 Steps for a Successful Relationship Between Designer and Developer

Thomas Raybell
, Marketing Director

What makes a great relationship? Communication? The ability to share your thoughts? Your frustrations? The understanding to give, and take advice? As in life, there are countless resources telling you, what will make your life better. However, the relationship I want to talk with you about today, is not a lover’s quarrel. But the dimensions, the dynamic, of a relationship between a designer and developer.   Developers. I’m talking Drupal, I’m talking WordPress. Mixing, communicating, understanding designers and visa versa.  Collaboration between designers and developers is essential for creating a great product. All companies have different structures whether designers and developers are two separate teams. Or if front end developers are separate from back end developers. Either way two heads and better than one. Working together instead of working separately offers the clients a more streamline, interactive process that just gets the job done better. Here, are five steps to ensure a successful relationship between a web designer and web developer.

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