5 signs you need a new website
August 20, 2013
I hope I don't step on any toes with this blog post - I mean it only in the gentlest, most respectful way. I know small business owners are really busy and dealing with their website is probably at the bottom of their list of to-dos, but here are some quick website quality checks you can perform to see if you should think about a new website. And luckily if it turns out you do want a new website, we've made it as easy and painless as possible.  Already know you need a new website? Sign up for our free trial and give our websites a spin. 1. Your website looks really small on most computers and...
vine for picture frame store website
August 16, 2013
Ok, we all know and love/hate Facebook and Twitter already, along with maybe a smattering of Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Foursquare. Enough is enough you'd think, right? Not true - the brainiacs in Silicon Valley have come up with another addictive and popular social network called Vine. Brought to us by some of the minds behind Twitter, Vine is like the video version of Twitter. While Twitter limits your comments to 140 characters or less, Vine limits your videos to 6 seconds. Also, there is no editing, uploading, or messing around. Just record your video, share it...
google maps plus picture frame store website
August 15, 2013
One of the really common ways people find local businesses is by searching with Google Maps. Have you noticed that when you click on a particular business, it either has reviews listed or the comment 'be the first to review'?  Have you ever clicked through to see the reviews? If so, you are brought to that business' google plus page - every business has one whether or not they have set it up themselves. Google automatically sets up a default Google plus page for every business and it looks like this: Pretty plain Jane at this point. You can quickly spruce it up with pictures of your...
twitter ad picture frame store website
August 12, 2013
If you are working on building your Twitter following, running a Twitter Ad campaign can be an inexpensive and pretty easy way to gain more followers. Of course you're already doing what you can to gain followers without running ads by posting interesting tweets, following people, tweeting @ people, and retweeting (RT) people's tweets.  If you want to gain more followers more quickly, ads are a good option.  Here's a quick primer for how to get your Twitter Ad up and running. 1. In the gear in the upper right of your Twitter account, selet Twitter Ads from the drop down. 2. If you would like...
personalize twitter to picture frame store
August 9, 2013
So much social media, so little time, right? If you are using Twitter (good job!) you should take 5 minutes to customize your Twitter account to your picture framing business. It will be hard for you to gain followers (and that's the name of the game) if you just go with all of the default Twitter images as people may doubt there is a real human being behind a Twitter account that uses the default images. And with a recent estimate that over 20 million twitter accounts are fake, there is good reason to question the legitimacy of many Twitter accounts.  For demonstration's sake, I've created a...
picture frame store website
August 2, 2013
Every day you must get some great artwork, memorabilia, artifact or other interesting item to frame. What better way to promote your framing skills and share your beautiful work with the world than with Instagram. Bonus points that it's really easy to use, and doesn't require you to figure out how to get your photo off your phone, onto your computer, and up on your website (even thought Bevelsmith makes this last part really easy).  First you'll need to download the Instagram App for your smartphone and set up an account. When you first open the program on your phone, you'll need to Register...
facebook ad campaign for picture frame store website
August 1, 2013
You have a Facebook page for your picture frame business, right? If not, read our post about how to create a facebook page (it's easy!). If you do, congratulations, you've taken an important first step in marketing your business and engaging your customers. To drive more traffic to your facebook page and your store, you should consider running a facebook ad to get more page likes. Once people like your picture frame business' Facebook page, your status updates start showing up in their News Feed. That way if you have framed art to show off or are running a sale and create some status updates...
create a facebook page for your picture frame business
July 31, 2013
Like it or not, Facebook is a part of many people's daily lives. Used correctly, it can also be an important tool for you to engage your community and potential customers. Luckily setting up a page is pretty easy - here are some quick instructions to get you started: 1. Log in to your personal Facebook account. 2. In the righthand sidebar, hover over the Pages area, click on the More link that appears, and then click on the Create a Page button (or simply click here to create a facebook page). In this example, I'm going to create a Facebook page for a business I have called 'Wrenchable'.  3...
picture frame store website
July 16, 2013
While many independent businesses recognize the need for a modern, functional website, we know it can be difficult to find time in a busy day (week/month/year) to deal with reseraching different website providers and deciding which is the best for your picture frame business. There are quite a few website builders out there, but one that claims to offer a product specifically for picture frame businesses is called Website2Go. I'll do a side-by-side comparison of Bevelsmith and Website2Go and let you decide which is the better choice. First I'll run through the general information covered in...
picture frame store website example
July 4, 2013
We're proud to announce the release of two beautiful new themes for Bevelsmith websites - Bevelstore Pale and Bevelstore Color. The Pale theme features a subtle background color, clean lines, and is available in seven colors. The Color theme features a bold background color in the header of the website, and a sublter grey in the footer. Like the Pale theme, Color is available in seven colors as well. Check out our expanded gallery to get some inspiration for your picture frame store website. And we're not stopping here - we'll continue to roll out enhancements to this valuable tool.  Color...

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