Effects of Net Neutrality on Digital Marketing

Posted on Wed, July 25, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Jon Love

Our Net Neutrality Opportunities and Challenges series has discussed a number of likely changes that will result from the recent rollback in Net Neutrality restrictions. Over the past 25 years, a thriving ecosystem has developed around digital marketing, allowing companies to reach current and potential customers in personalized and specific ways that were historically challenging. Through a combination of tools, services, and strategies, digital marketers are able to precisely target and relevantly communicate with their desired audience. These tactics have evolved within the existing...

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Effects of Net Neutrality- Continued

Posted on Thu, July 19, 2018 in by Jon Love

The recent Net Neutrality Opportunities and Challenges post discussed three likely changes that will result from the recent rollback in Net Neutrality restrictions. As a part of that multi-part series, this installment will talk through the likely impacts -- both challenges and opportunities -- to how we build solutions for the web. In all three of the described scenarios, the speed with which you can access data, and the total amount of data that is required to act on a site, both become exceedingly important. If your connection through your ISP, or the provider of the service you are...

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What is Net Neutrality and How Will it Affect You?

Posted on Tue, July 17, 2018 in Analytics & Reporting, User Experience, GRAYBOX News by Jon Love

The end of last year saw the Net Neutrality policies implemented by the FCC in 2015 effectively rolled back, opening the doors to a potentially different host of ways through which we will use the internet. That phrase -- “use the internet” -- is an intentional choice of words, intended to include not just the proverbial internet fast lanes and slow lanes, but more broadly, to encompass the ways in which we market brands, architect technical solutions, start (or shut down) companies, and build social interactions at a distance.

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GRAYBOX Interns Reach Their Sixth Week

Posted on Fri, July 13, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Anna-Marie Cooper

It’s week 6 at GRAYBOX for two development interns, Bryce and Anna-Marie. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed, and there are only two weeks left in their internship. Both continue to learn a lot with the guidance of the many specialists at GRAYBOX.

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What is a 3PL and Should I Use it?

Posted on Wed, July 11, 2018 in Business Operations, eCommerce by Haleema Mian

Having a 3PL — and more importantly — an exceptional 3PL can be the difference between expansion and collapsing under the competition, so it’s vital to know exactly when you should be using a 3PL.

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Epicodus Interns Reach the Halfway Point

Posted on Fri, June 29, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Anna-Marie Cooper

We realized today that we are already halfway through our internship here at GRAYBOX! We are both amazed at how fast it’s going by. Over the past two weeks we have been focusing on the tasks that interest us the most. Bryce has spent the last two weeks going deeper into QA.

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SEO Tips for Position 0

Posted on Mon, June 25, 2018 in Digital Marketing by Can Agaoglu

Position 0 has become a hotly contested place in SERPs, but how do you get your page to rank there? With some organization of your content and our list of SEO tips for getting Position 0, we lay the groundwork for getting your page in the coveted spot.

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Paul Weinert is Awarded Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40

Posted on Mon, June 25, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Haleema Mian

Paul Weinert, founder of GRAYBOX, received the award in 2018 for stewardship of his digital consulting agency that helps businesses improve through technology.

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How Does the Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax Effect Oregon Ecommerce Businesses?

Posted on Fri, June 22, 2018 in Business Operations, eCommerce by Haleema Mian

​Ecommerce businesses in Oregon, along with several other states that don’t collect sales taxes, may be facing added difficulties with ecommerce sales in the near future after the Supreme Court’s ruling early Thursday morning that state taxes can be imposed on internet sales made beyond the nexus.

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Week Two With the GRAYBOX Interns

Posted on Fri, June 15, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Anna-Marie Cooper

​The second week with the interns from Epicodus started off with a clear outline from Paul for the time-audit-automation project that Anna-Marie and Bryce have been assigned. Dan, Mark, and Kerri contributed to the outline, which helped them organize a project plan and divide up the tasks between themselves. This entailed a lot of background research on various tools and technologies. Neither of them are familiar with the tech stack MAMP, MySQL, Jira, or any PHP outside of what they saw in week one.

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