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Essential Hummingbird Reading
October 21, 2013 | By Matt Rogers

Here's four essential reads on Google's Hummingbird update to fill your head: Search Engine Land - All About The New Google “Hummingbird” Algorithm SEO By The Sea - Google’s Hummingbird Algorithm Ten Years Ago Moz - How Google is Changing Long-Tail Search with Efforts Like Hummingbird Copy Blogger - Why Google’s New Hummingbird Algorithm is Good News for Serious Content Creators On a completely unrelated note, if you're looking for unique cards and gifts in the Twin Cities area, you want to go to Greater Goods in Minneapolis. Read more


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Alive Wired Certified as Minnesota Shopify Design and Development Expert
July 30, 2013 | By Matt Rogers

Rooster is now officially a Minnesota Shopify Design and Development Expert. As part of a strategic partnership with Alive Fulfillment, we are providing website set up for a grand total of $1 if you sign up Alive to be your e-commerce fulfillment provider. Other pricing: $500 for set up for non-fulfillment clients. $2,500 for projects $125/hour for SEO, Social Media, email and other web marketing consulting services $950/month and up for SEO and Social Media retainer accounts In all, Alive Wired has a unique value proposition in that it can provide customers with complete e-commerce and fulfillment solutions, covering everything from warehousing and pick and pick to website development and SEO. Order fulfillment with Shopify is completely integrated and automated. Read more


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iPhone vs. Android – One Man’s Phone War
May 3, 2013 | By Matt Rogers

After someone spilled a drink on my iPhone in August and it shorted out, I had to wait three months for my plan to come up again, making a new iPhone purchase relatively cost-prohibitive. In that time I used an office backup phone, a Motorola DROID Razr. Though I already had strong notions of the superiority of the iPhone after having previously owned a Razr a few years back, it was interesting to experience the difference again. Moreover, though this type of commentary isn't exactly in my field, I felt compelled to list the major differences here to help iPhone users articulate their talking points when combatting their poor little Android friends. In other words, it's a civic duty thingy.… Read more


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Web Design Completed for Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce
February 3, 2013 | By Matt Rogers

The Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce rang in the new year by launching a new flagship website at wayzatachamber.com, and Rooster is proud to announce, in conjunction with partner LaVigne Design, that it was responsible for the development work. The website design itself is innovative in its class, featuring a modern look with large, iconic images and a responsive design that scales the website based on mobile and tablet screen sizes. In addition to the flagship site, Rooster and LaVigne Design also provided a well-rounded portfolio of print and digital work for the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber, including: a new Wayzata Chamber logo; Three microsites, one each for popular Chamber events the Chilly Open, James J HIll Days, and… Read more


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New Website Launched for Customer Support Software Company Team Support
September 15, 2012 | By Matt Rogers

Rooster is pleased to announce, in conjunction with partner Krempin Communications, that it has launched a new website for customer support software maker Team Support at teamsupport.com. The website design was intended to give Team Support a refined, first class look that reflects similar qualities in their outstanding customer support product. [caption id="attachment_1477" align="alignleft" width="300"] New logo for Team Support accentuating themes of collaboration and teamwork.[/caption] In addition to the new corporate website, Rooster also provided Team Support with a shiny new logo, one that supports the Team Support brand and message by visually inferring teamwork, collaboration, and tech savvy. Ongoing website updates, hosting, and other print and digital design services are performed by Rooster from its Minneapolis headquarters. Read more