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We are Saltmedia and we are a web design firm based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. We're blogging now to speak to the business community in matters relevant to our work such as SEO and how we help our clients be found online.

Want to Grow Your Business? A Great Website is the Key

Want to Grow Your Business? A Great Website is the Key
If you own a business, your goals for 2016 probably look a lot like the goals you've set every year before; increase the number of people who contact your business looking for more information on the products and services you sell, convert more of those leads into sales, and overall, make more money. Sound familiar? It's pretty obvious that growing a business requires a clear vision, a plan of action for achieving your goals and a whole lot of hard work, but in today's world, one of the fundamental tools for attracting the attention of new customers and convincing them that yours is a brand they can trust is a great website. Whether a business sells baked goods or tires, rents equipment for oilfield companies or provides beauty services, a beautiful and highly functional website that presents the brand in the best way possible is the ticket to growing that...
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Trends in Website Design 2015: Wearable Devices

Trends in Website Design 2015: Wearable Devices
For any website design company that's worth its weight, staying on top of the latest trends in the tech world is a must. When it comes to website design, you need an online presence that's compatible with the most cutting-edge technologies on the market, or else you risk owning a site that's more of a frustration and less of a resource to those who wish to learn about you or your business and consume your content from a variety of devices. One of the latest trends - and, some would say, challenges - in website design is wearable devices, which is the topic of today's post and the first in a three-part series on web design trends for 2015. If you're at all in-tune with the tech world, you've likely seen or read about smartwatches, the latest in a line of super cool technology that keeps people more connected than...
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Are You in Control of Your Business' Email Address(es)?

Are You in Control of Your Business' Email Address(es)?
Today's post is the last in a mini-series about ownership, and specifically the importance of being in control of the various facets of your business' online presence. I've already shared some of the reasons you should be the owner of your domain name and your company website, and today I'm going to be talking about email. Are you in control of your business' email address? Custom Email Addresses are Part of a Professional Web Design To start, let's talk about some of the reasons your business should, in fact, have a custom email address instead of an @yahoo, @hotmail or any of the other free email providers. The first thing people think when they see This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is that you're legit. Custom email addresses give your business credibility and an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is a lot less likely to be sent directly to the trash by the people who receive it....
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Do You Own Your Business' Domain Name?

Do You Own Your Business' Domain Name?
Here's an important question that you may not have given much thought to in the past; do you actually own the domain name for your business' website? As web designers, we regularly work with businesses, and because we've heard the horror stories and know what's possible, we always make sure that our clients own their domain names. In today's post, I'll tell you why it's vitally important for you to be listed as the owner of your company's domain name when you're building a new site, or why you should find out if the domain name for your existing site is, in fact, your own. The Risks You would be surprised to learn of the number of instances where, after years of working with a particular domain name and building an online presence around that name, business owners discover that the domain is actually owned by someone else. In some...
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Ready to Learn More About Cloud Solutions & How They'll Change the Way You Do Business? Read On!

Ready to Learn More About Cloud Solutions & How They'll Change the Way You Do Business? Read On!
In the last post, we shared some of the ways cloud solutions can and are being used to improve operations by providing businesses with a more affordable and convenient way to access and use information. We also touched on one of the ways cloud solutions can be used to promote brands and to keep customers up to date on a company's latest and greatest via email marketing. Today, I'd like to share a few more specifics for cloud computing and some of the many ways business owners can customize their solutions to create a system that's a true asset for their company. Endless Ways to Better Your Business with Microsoft Office 365 The beauty of cloud computing is that any business can customize the services to better manage their operations. So, whether they're a restoration company that works with multiple insurance companies and has estimators, cleaners and contractors on their...
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