The "Minding Your Business" Blog

Screenshot of Rich Davis Insurance website

Fort Collins-based Farm Bureau insurance team Rich  and Deb Davis were working with our recommended SEO pro, Laurie Macomber of Blue Skies Marketing, on content for a new standalone website for his agency. We worked with Rich, Deb and Laurie to design and develop a new WordPress site that really puts the focus on them, […]

WordPress released a critical update (3.1.1) today that fixes approximately 30 issues, including some security and performance issues. If you’re a WordPress user, take a moment and upgrade the next time you log in (don’t forget to backup your database first).


Do you request testimonials from your clients? If you don’t, you probably should. Recommendations from satisfied customers are a very compelling way to demonstrate the good qualities of your services or products.  Asking for them may be awkward at first, but believe me, it’s worth the effort and it gets easier. Promise them something in […]

Fall River Engineering

Fort Collins-based consulting engineer Mike McRoberts came to Red Kite earlier this year looking for a new site to promote his new consulting company. After meeting with Mike and discussing his project, he hired both Red Kite (for web design and development) and our recommended SEO expert, Laurie Macomber of Blue Skies Marketing, with whom […]

You’ve made the effort to get a free Google Analytics account and added the tracking code to your website or blog. You’re collecting data about every visitor and visit to your site. Now what? A client asked me this morning how to best use Analytics to figure out what was happening on her website. Here […]

Breckenridge Adventure Tours

BAT owner Eric Carlson came to us about 3 weeks ago looking for a website redesign for the Breckenridge, CO outfitter company he bought in December. We made it happen. BAT’s new WordPress site has a custom design, photo gallery, and a slideshow he can manage simply by adding photos to the gallery (and removing […]

Animal Medical Center screenshot

Animal Medical Center of Brooksville, FL approached Red Kite about replacing their older website. I met with practice manager Charles Sorensen and together we determined that WordPress would work nicely for them, since they were looking for a small site that would be easy for them to maintain on their own. They also liked the […]

The spellcheck button

Need a grammar/spelling/style reviewer for your blog posts? There’s a plugin for that. Actually there are a few. One of the more popular is After The Deadline; it’s a comprehensive tool that does all the above. Besides the plugin for sites, it’s also available as a Firefox addon or Chrome browser extension. Give it […]

One of the most important things to remember when blogging? Use a spellchecker. If you’re not that great at writing, have someone else read it before you post – you can always take your time, save it as a draft and get someone else’s opinion before you put it out there for everyone to read. […]