To Rank High, You Need to Love SEO

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is just one of the many gears in the clock that makes digital marketing a haven for creativity and brainstorming. It’s what helps your website rank well on Google and other search engines and allows for you, as a business owner, to take the bull by the horns and grow... read more

Exploring the Possibilities: How We Went About Updating Explore McAllen’s Website

Explore McAllen can best be described by McAllen’s Retail and Business Development Director, Rebecca M. Olaguibel. “Explore McAllen is the best way to keep up with all of the fun and excitement happening in the city.” As you can imagine, a city that’s always on-the-go will surely have a spurring nightlife, concerts, community events and... read more

Instagram Collections: What Many Claim is a Copy of Pinterest’s Most Popular Feature

Snapchat’s features are no strangers to being targeted by Facebook and Instagram. Last year alone, the two released their own versions of a story feature mimicking the already-successful “Snapchat Stories”. Just in case you aren’t aware of what’s been happening over the past few years on social media, here’s a brief overview of what we’re... read more

3 Social Media Outlets You Should be Using to Build Your Business’s Brand Awareness

As a business or brand owner, your goal is to see revenue return with any marketing strategy. Global consumers spend an average of two hours a day on social media sites. Imagine how many business profiles they view! If you own a business, the best way to maximize your company’s exposure is to be on... read more

Why Video May Become a Big Player in the Digital Marketing Game

We all love a good underdog story. We cheered for Rudy when he finally made it onto the field for the Fighting Irish, and jumped for joy when Rocky put up the fight of his life. Now, video, the little guy in the digital marketing game, has the potential to become a crowd favorite. It’s... read more

Extreme Website Makeover: The Imagine It Studios Edition

Nobody loves a website makeover more than we do. As much as we love doing them for our clients, we decided to show our own site some much needed TLC. After countless hours of brainstorming and blood, sweat and tears, our digital marketing team is proud to announce the unveiling of our new and improved... read more

Spreading the Word with Email Marketing

Chances are you’ve heard about email marketing plenty of times before. However, do you really know how this marketing tool can become one of the best weapons in any company’s arsenal? Email marketing helps solidify the communication of any given business while marketing for specific audiences. Why not take advantage of this powerful marketing tool?... read more

Facebook Unveils Video Chat Addition to its Messenger Feature

Since its foundation in 2004, Facebook has snowballed into one of the most powerful online entities in the world. Now, after countless additions to its list of features, Facebook has released video calls to its Messenger app. Nothing seems to be slowing Facebook down as one of the biggest social media platforms around and that’s... read more

The Ultimate ‘Mobilegeddon’ Survival Guide

Google doesn’t underestimate the power of mobile device users and neither should you. With the majority of Google searches performed via smartphones and tablets, it’s no surprise that the search engine giant has responded with a new upcoming algorithm. Recognizing this increase in mobile search trends, Google will incorporate a website’s mobile-friendliness into its search... read more

Trek for Tech: IIS Journeys to SXSW

Dennis Crowley of Foursquare said it best when describing South By Southwest (SXSW) last year, “SXSW is where you go to experience the future for a few days before you go back home to the present.” Each year, a flood of technologists, engineers, developers, entrepreneurs and marketers flock to Austin for SXSW Interactive, the largest... read more

Mobile Friendliness Takes Center Stage in Google’s Agenda

Google is making big moves in the world of mobile responsiveness as seen in their recent efforts to target webmasters lacking mobile-friendly sites. In January, the tech conglomerate issued notices to webmasters if their sites were not mobile responsive. The message: get with the program. These mass notifications warned that sites or pages lacking this... read more

The Gist of Mobile Responsiveness

Have you ever visited a website on your smartphone that was filled with glitches, was disproportional to your screen and contained almost no "tappable" links? It's nothing short of a nightmare having to deal with these sites when you’re messing around on your phone or tablet. With Google's latest digital marketing project, they've taken on... read more

Website Facelift: New Year, New Look

Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and if your company’s website has been neglected recently, perhaps you should resolve to make it over with a new look. Website technology is always evolving, which means techniques and skills used in the past may very well... read more

App Trends: The Less-is-More Movement

Do you recall the time when apps were cluttered with clunky designs and confusing interfaces? Seeing how this was the norm only a few years ago, you may remember it well. Now, the trend in apps seems to be focusing on making things easier for the user. From establishing a minimalist design to providing an... read more

App-in’ Ain’t Easy

Here at Imagine It Studios in McAllen, our SEO, tech and design team is always working hard on various projects. From SEO to design to proposals, we’re always on the go.  This week, we were able to add another fun project to our list. We created our first mobile app for Esparza Pest Control. Our... read more

Mobile Application Scams

In the world of marketing and technology, innovation is the key to being competitive in a world where too little really is too late. There are easier, faster ways to market your product to the masses without the expense of costly advertising. Now the ability to launch a marketing campaign to promote a product, or... read more

The Importance of Mobile Search

In 2010, over 300 million smartphones were shipped. More and more people are using their mobile devices to search on the go. The rate at which mobile search is growing can be compared to the early days of desktop search. Google sees hundreds of millions of mobile searches each day, according to Paul Feng, group... read more