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6 Common Website Security Vulnerabilities


  Even the most experienced IT chief and web security expert must stay vigilant and guard against the bad guys. No one is safe without knowing what to...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Show Me the Cache! Server Cache vs Browser Cache


If you’ve ever been part of a web development or web design project, odds are you are quite familiar with the question, “Have you cleared your cache?”...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

How to Create Product Videos That Improve Conversions


In the past, businesses were able to put up a website that included some buzzwords, a list of product features and photos and hope people would find it...Read More

Vince Paratore
By Vince Paratore

Why You Should Use Product Videos to Improve Conversions


Video marketing is all the rage right now and the statistics around this trend are staggering. If you aren't using or haven’t considered including it in...Read More

Vince Paratore
By Vince Paratore

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots in Business


By 2020, Gartner estimates that “consumers will manage 85% of their relationships with enterprises without ever interacting with a human.” So, the...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

Spring Cleaning: 8 Ways to Refresh Your Website


It’s officially Spring! With Spring comes an inexplicable and intuitive desire to start cleaning up, cleaning out, and starting fresh. Why limit that just...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

What Makes a Great Website? 6 Web Design Trends for 2017


Web design trends are ever-changing, evolving and adapting to the latest user behaviors. Each year, marketers learn a little bit more about how to design...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Mobile-First Indexing is Here – Is Your Website Ready?


As if SEO wasn’t already complicated and time consuming enough, Google has changed the rules of the game once again. Googlebots are crawling your website...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

How to Build Your Sales Funnel Using Facebook Lead Ads


Facebook lead ads are a great way to generate leads to build your sales funnel. In this article, we will take a deeper look into what exactly they are,...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

The Importance of Designing for Mobile First


Are you a startup looking to build a new website to be the digital face of your company? Or, are you an established business looking for a simple website...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

The Case for Including Video Marketing in Your 2017 Budget


The holidays have come to an end and 2017 is off to a running start! If you haven’t already, now is the time to focus on your digital marketing efforts...Read More

Vince Paratore
By Vince Paratore

HEO or SEO? What Is More Important When Creating Content?


By now I'm sure you are familiar with the term SEO (search engine optimization) and understand the importance of following best practices in order to...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

Should Content Marketing Be in Your 2017 Marketing Budget?


With 2017 just around the corner, it is natural to be filled with high hopes for growth, change, and success. No matter what type of business or industry...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Tis the Season to Be Thankful!


This time of year is the perfect time for families, friends and loved ones to gather together and give thanks. It's a time to reminisce on old memories...Read More

Kami Raleigh
By Kami Raleigh

Ecommerce SEO Trends We Learned From 2016


Ecommerce has been growing at an exponential rate over the past decade or so. In 2014, in the United States alone, ecommerce sales reached well “past $300...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

6 Tricks to a Spookily Successful Website for Your Startup


With Halloween on our minds today, we can’t help to think of some of the frightening, unfriendly and downright ugly websites that exist today. We want to...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Is It Time to Give Your Website a Check-Up?


Be honest - when was the last time you took an in depth look at your website to see how well it is performing? With every day business to attend to, it’s...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

How to Avoid 6 Common Pitfalls of Homepage Design


As a creative person I am always seeking inspiration for my client projects, which ultimately leads me to spending too much time on the Web “researching.”...Read More

Vince Paratore
By Vince Paratore

Why Your Inbound Marketing Strategy Isn't Effective


Everyone’s heard that developing an inbound marketing strategy can be beneficial to your lead generation efforts and the overall success of your marketing...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

5 Web Traffic Metrics You Should Keep Your Eyes On


Your web presence is a way of showing prospective clients who you are as a brand, how your business operates, and an introduction to the products and...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

Team Outing - Take Me Out to the Ballgame!


Here at CommonPlaces we place a high value on balancing work and personal life. Every year we try to host at least one family outing. It gives us all a...Read More

Kami Raleigh
By Kami Raleigh

The CommonPlaces Team Gives Back to American Red Cross


Last week, a few members of the CommonPlaces team took a few hours out of there day to give back to the American Red Cross at the Gail Singer Memorial...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

The Pros and Cons of Rebranding: Is It Worth It?


Have you been thinking about rebranding? Rebranding a company is no longer as simple as tweaking your logo and slapping the new version onto your website....Read More

Vince Paratore
By Vince Paratore

Improving User Engagement is Vital to Today's Success


Creating a powerful user experience today is vital to the success of your business. If you aren’t consistently focused on ways to improve user engagement...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

How Writing Good Meta Descriptions Can Help Click Through Rates


If you’re looking to increase click through rates, there are many ways to do so, one of which is by writing good meta descriptions, also known as meta...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Benefits of Using Marketing Automation in Healthcare


Traditional marketing tactics are no longer enough to grow and maintain a business as a healthcare professional. With marketing automation providers like...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

How to Measure Website Performance Using KPIs


Like most businesses today, you’ve probably invested a lot of time and money into the development of your website and other online applications. You may...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

My DrupalCon New Orleans Experience


The Big Easy Back in May, I was lucky enough to attend DrupalCon New Orleans, and it was nothing less than extraordinary. The NOLA experience is unlike...Read More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

Benefits of Building a Website with Open Source Software


When it comes to building a website, you are faced with a variety of decisions that need to be made.  One of the most important decisions you’ll make when...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

How to Successfully Manage Your Local Citations


Monitoring and updating local business listings (also referred to as local citations) has become a critical component of online reputation management and...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

CommonPlaces Interactive Welcomes New Creative Director!


Naturally, as CommonPlaces Interactive continues to grow and evolve, so do our staffing needs. In speaking with clients and our team over the past few...Read More

Kami Raleigh
By Kami Raleigh

Nauset Construction Launches New Website After 10 Years


Nauset Construction, a construction management and design-build firm in Needham, MA, reached out to CommonPlaces to redesign and redevelop their website...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

PHP 7 and Drupal 8 Can Help Improve Website Speed


Drupal 8, the latest release of the open source CMS, has already proven to have many new and improved functionalities and capabilities. One of the main...Read More

Thyago Silva
By Thyago Silva

What is Open Source Software?


A common question we get asked as a web development agency is, what is open source software? In its simplest definition, open source software is software...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Beautiful Websites Might Actually Be Hurting UX


For longer than I can remember, I’ve been hearing the term, “keep the website light and efficient”, however I feel this isn’t as high enough priority as...Read More

John Nycz
By John Nycz

What Local Citations Mean to Your Business


Having consistent and accurate local citations online are a critical part of a successful SEO strategy today. Regardless of how big or small your business...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Build an In-House Team or Partner with a Web Development Agency?


Many of our clients have been faced with the decision as to whether they should manage their website internally or have a professional web development...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Monarch Medical Technologies Launches New Website


Monarch Medical Technologies is a privately held medical technology company founded by clinicians with a vision of improving hospital-based glucose...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

Words of Wisdom From a 5th Year DrupalCon Attendee!


For the fifth year in a row, Lemu Santos, a Senior Web Designer & Developer for CommonPlaces, will be making his way to DrupalCon New Orleans next week. I...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

What is Evergreen Content? And Why You Should Create It


You may have heard the term before, but aren’t sure exactly what it means, or how it can benefit your business. So what is evergreen content, and why...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

How to Choose the Right CMS for Your Organization


Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing content management system (CMS), or you’re a first time shopper, the process can be quite overwhelming....Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Why We Chose Mavenlink as Our Project Management Tool


One of the best things about working here at CommonPlaces is our team’s dedication to improvement.  It’s so refreshing to work with a team that is...Read More

Kami Raleigh
By Kami Raleigh

Should You Fix Your Website or Start From Scratch?


Over the past 15 years, we’ve had the privilege of working with a plethora of clients on a variety of projects.  Time and time again we come up against...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

5 Tips When Choosing Project Management Software


Project management software is the heart of most agencies. It helps to ensure projects are running smoothly by allowing us to assign tasks, communicate...Read More

Kami Raleigh
By Kami Raleigh

SEO vs User Experience: What Does Google Care About?


  Google is continuously evolving and it may seem like a full time job to try and keep up with their ever changing algorithms. However, it's important for...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

Make Your Website a Better Salesperson


What's the goal of your website? To sell a product? To gain registered users? To solicit donations? Regardless of your goal, a great way to succeed on the...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

The Importance of Website Planning


One of the most important stages and often time consuming tasks of building a website is the Planning Phase. If you neglect to plan a project thoroughly...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

Top 4 Reasons Why You're Not Generating Qualified B2B Leads


Are you getting a good amount of B2B leads, but none of them seem to be making a purchase? According to Marketing Sherpa, “73% of all B2B leads are not...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Star Wars' Success


  Let us begin by addressing the obvious fact that Star Wars definitely has a leg (or two) up on many of the films being released into today’s audiences....Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Should I Upgrade to Drupal 7 or Drupal 8?


As Drupal 6 gets dangerously close to its End of Life Date, users currently running on that version are left wondering what to do next. Should you upgrade...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

What Makes A Great Website? 10 Website Trends for 2016


Your website is your first digital impression and you want to make sure it’s a great one. It should reflect everything you want potential customers to...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Our New Year's Resolutions for 2016


  The New Year is the perfect moment to start fresh, make changes or find time for things you've been putting off. Making resolutions, both personal and...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

CIOReview's Most Promising Web Development Providers in 2015


CommonPlaces has been recognized by CIOReview Magazine as one of the 20 Most Promising Web Development and Design Solution Providers in 2015.Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

What Happens When You Take Time Off During the Holidays


It’s not often that Michael Reich, CommonPlaces COO, takes time off, but when he does…it’s time to bust out in a 'wrap'. The eve before Christmas Eve, the...Read More

Emily Burns
By Emily Burns

End of Life Date for Drupal 6 Announced: February 24, 2016


  Last month, the widely used open source website development platform, Drupal, dropped some good news and some bad news. The amazingly good news was the...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

How To Generate Quality Leads Sales Will Thank You For


It’s that time of year again, when we all start thinking about the people and things in life we’re truly thankful for. Many of us are thankful for our...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

What to Expect During a Website Redesign


Your website is one of the first experiences a potential customer may have with your company. It’s only logical that you will want to put your best foot...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

What are Retargeting Ads?


For most websites, only 2% of web traffic converts on the first visit. Retargeting is a tool designed to help companies reach the 98% of users who don’t...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Retargeting Ads Got You Creeped Out?


In today’s world of marketing automation, Internet users are getting ads thrown at them left and right, and there are definitely those out there who have...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

The Difference Between lead Generation and Lead Nurturing


For most businesses, regardless of the industry or the products and services being offered, lead generation is a critical component of a successful sales...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

What You Need to Know About Scope Creep


Scope creep is when the original plans and goals for a project are in some way altered while in progress. It isn’t an unusual problem, because there are a...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

The Importance of Building a Credible Sales Forecast


Creating an accurate sales forecast, is anything but simple. It involves quite a bit of research, data collection and analysis, and it can be a very time...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Should Your Business Use Twitter?


Twitter’s stock just hit an all time low of $25 (NASDAQ: TWTR). Remember the days when Twitter was all the rage?  More and more people are asking me “What...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Smarketing: 5 Steps to Successfully Align Sales and Marketing


What is Smarketing? So, what the heck does the fancy term, “Smarketing” mean, anyway? Actually, Smarketing is essentially just what it sounds like. Simply...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Why a Mobile-Friendly Website is Critical for SEO


Have you noticed a drop in your search traffic over the past few months?  It could be your website isn’t Mobile-Friendly. Search traffic is becoming ever...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

A Checklist for Creating a Successful Blog Post


Stop! Before you even sit down to write, you need to do some thinking. Ask yourself the following questions:Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

User Testing Vs. Usability Testing


For any business building a new website, the terms user testing and usability testing might seem like a case of semantics, or even po-tay-to/po-tah-to....Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Syncing Environments Using Drush


Now that you have learned what a helpful tool Drush can be for all Drupal developers, let's think about how this, in combination with other command line...Read More

Colby Johnson
By Colby Johnson

Using Drush to Check Site Status


We recently discussed how you can use Drush to maintain modules on your site. You can also use Drush to learn important configuration information, or...Read More

Colby Johnson
By Colby Johnson

DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015 Highlights- Lemuel Santos


  The biggest Drupal event of the year took place where the artists of the movies gave place to the artists of the Web: Los Angeles, California. The...Read More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

5 Things you Need to Know About Clickbait


"Clickbait" is not quite spam, but isn't exactly respectable. It is the fast-lane impulse buy, the novelty candy sitting on the gas station counter, the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How to use Drush to Maintain Modules


  We've seen how Drush Site Aliases can save any Drupal developer time in multiple environments. Now, we'll discuss how Drush can also be used to maintain...Read More

Colby Johnson
By Colby Johnson

What Can Drush Do For You? Part 1 of 4


Drush is a command line interface tool used to help manage and maintain Drupal installations. Even novice Drupal developers soon realize how much of a...Read More

Colby Johnson
By Colby Johnson

Will Sass Change How Code is Written?


It's important to keep up with technologies which will help us make our web development strategies as efficient and up to date as possible. Every so...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

Why Not Go Responsive?


The stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growth of mobile search has now put many businesses at a disadvantage. The question is: How did this happen?Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

How Meerkat and Periscope Could Change the World


Meerkat and Periscope are the latest and hottest apps for the iPhone (Android versions are said to be under development), and they are remarkably similar....Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What Don Draper Taught Us About Marketing


One of the great television series of all time is coming to a close, and we will soon see the last of one of the medium's most iconic characters '- Don...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

5 Tools to Assist with Your Audience Research


Audience research can encompass a wide variety of people, listeners, viewers, readers, visitors, subscribers, or users. While good audience research can...Read More

Nick Rojas
By Nick Rojas

8 Simple Ways to Improve your Website Security


Sometimes the best methods to tackle any tasks are the simplest ones. You know that you need to keep your website safe from the bad guys, but once you...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Your Website's SEO Today


Wondering what changes your website's SEO might be facing? Don't worry, you're not alone. Insightful experts everywhere are pondering the effects of brand...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

CommonPlaces Develops New EdX Online Portal


EdX is a nonprofit online eLearning initiative offering Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) from the world's best universities, founded by Harvard and MIT....Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Most Common Misconceptions About Website Security


They're out there. The hackers, the bad guys, the black hats are after your personal information, your clients' personal information, and worse your...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

The Challenges of Building a Multilingual Website


In this global economy, we really don't need to be reminded that we work on the World Wide Web. The need for targeting clients in more than one country,...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

What is Your Social Media Legacy?


Shortly after the first of January, an old friend of mine passed away quite suddenly. My Facebook page exploded with the news, the shock, and the hurt....Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Jolly Roger


The CommonPlaces team is ready to get on board with you to rescue your drifting, sinking project.Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Keeping it Professional on Social Media


Social media, as anyone who follows the news knows, can get you in a world of trouble. During times of crisis or tragedy, an ill phrased Tweet can lead a...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Where is Technology Taking Us?


  In 1996 the Web was a relatively recent invention, and the Internet itself, while having evolved in a small community of scientists and academics,...Read More

Joshua Albert
By Joshua Albert

Would You Hire Me?


People who put themselves in compromising situations outside the workplace, to the point where you worry about their health, admittedly might not be...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

How to Plan an Editorial Calendar


Your editorial calendar is one of your best friends when it comes to managing and creating content. As much as anything else, it lays out your plans for...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

What is Programmatic Marketing?


For several years we have been hearing about programmatic marketing (also known as programmatic advertising or programmatic media) as the Next Big Thing...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is the Social Sales Funnel? An Infographic for Everybody


Many things might have changed over the years, but the one thing that has stayed the same is the sales funnel. At its core, the sales funnel is a simple...Read More

Ivan Serrano
By Ivan Serrano

How is Building a Steam Engine Similar to Building a Website?


What is it like to ask a developer a question? Prepare for a long answer. We recently asked a couple of questions of our Director of Development to help...Read More

Chris Johnson
By Chris Johnson

Nerf Said


Custom design, expert development, and skilled marketing all add up to Internet-based solutions that you can depend on. Here is the talented CommonPlaces...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Our New Year's Resolutions


  2014 was a year of amazing growth for CommonPlaces. In January, there was a visit to the White House. We received not one, but two prestigious awards....Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Conversion Rates and the Science of Success


Let's get down to it '- What is your ultimate goal with your website? Chances are, you want to Raise your visibility on the Internet Tell your brand's...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Social Media Memories of 2014


Social media, from the Twitterverse to Instagram to Ello, in all the myriad ways we connect with one another, seems as though it could not have been more...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

CommonPlaces Wins Outstanding Mobile Development Award


  The Web Marketing Association has honored CommonPlaces, Inc. with the 2014 MobileWebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Mobile Development. The award...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Should Employers Restrict Personal Device Use at Work?


About 90% of all Americans have cell phones, and, as of January 2014, nearly 60% of those are smartphones. These numbers only increase in the professional...Read More

Abby Perkins
By Abby Perkins

What is PCI Compliance?


As we hurtle toward the holiday season, it seems appropriate to look at one of the most misunderstood concerns for the online retailer '- PCI compliance....Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Hell, Yes, Barbie Can Be a Computer Engineer!


Poor Susan Marenco. In 2010, Ms. Marenco, now a technical editor in San Francisco, got an assignment to write for the 'I Can Be'_' series of Barbie books...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

7 Marketing Images You Want to Send, but Never Will


What ever happened to the concept of truth in advertising? Is it dead? Did it ever truly exist? After watching a week's worth of marketing Tweets, posts,...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Net Neutrality Now


We have been covering the furious debate over net neutrality since the controversy hit the high-speed fan very early in 2014. Shortly after a Federal...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Do Not Gamble With Your Social Media


Few things have caused me to cringe in the past year more than hearing or reading about businesses hiring amateurs to run their social media platforms. I...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Is it Time to Make Changes?


Any successful company develops a process, over time, which serves them well. In addition to your team, it's your methodology which defines you....Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

What Are Your Website's KPI Warning Signs?


It used to be that the number of 'hits' on your website determined whether your digital marketing program was successful. Yes, we all need traffic and...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Axeda Launches Redesigned Corporate Website


Axeda is a sophisticated cloud-based service for managing connected products and machines. An established client, they have turned to CommonPlaces for a...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

CommonPlaces Receives Honor


The Web Marketing Association presented CommonPlaces, Inc. with the 2014 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. CommonPlaces won in the...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Are You a Blogging Grammar Nazi?


I can drive myself crazy when I'm out in public. Really, it takes very little effort. If I'm home watching television for a half hour, it's a safe bet...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Don't Let Your Website Turn Into a Zombie!


When a website is launched, we say that it went 'Live'. It has a presence on the Internet, taking in visitors and giving out information. It can be as...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

How to Cope with Blog Comment Spam


You've all seen spam on a blog post. You've probably also seen spam on some YouTube videos, and Facebook fan pages. We know what it looks like, just as we...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Drupal Vulnerability and Drupageddon


A serious code breach in Drupal 7 was unearthed last week, leaving many sites at risk. Well, actually, it just resurfaced, since it had been identified...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Drupal vs. WordPress- Why Considering the Future is Important


Although there are many blog posts out there comparing Drupal and WordPress, I've found that there still seems to be a lot of confusion as to when it...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

NH Governor Tours CommonPlaces


The team at CommonPlaces recently welcomed New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan to our offices. It was a campaign stop for the Governor, who is seeking...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

10 Blogs to Inspire Your Content


Content doesn't just happen. Those of us assigned to create it are always looking for inspiration. Of course, this is true for all creators of media....Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is a Digital Agency?


The sign above Granite Street in Manchester, NH identifies CommonPlaces as a Digital Agency, but what does that really mean? Couldn't any company immersed...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

What is Your Domain Authority?


Domain authority, while it relies on an amalgamation of factors, is all about where you place in search engine rankings compared with your competitors....Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

5 Surprising Facts about New Hampshire Manufacturing


This is the week that New Hampshire celebrates Manufacturing Week, and takes the time to acknowledge this important sector of our economy. While the...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

CommonPlaces CEO Appointed to State Workforce Board


New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has appointed Ben Bassi, CEO and founder of CommonPlaces, Inc., to the New Hampshire State Workforce Investment...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is the Appeal of Ello?


Seriously? Another social media site? In a word, yes. It is Ello, and it is exploding in popularity. One report cited an astonishing growth of 30K new...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Martha Stewart and Her Recipe for a Successful Business


Martha Stewart was one of the keynote speakers at HubSpot's Inbound14 this year. I was curious to see how she'd be received by the Millennials and Gen...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Unlocking the Dirty Secret of Negative SEO Services


Put yourself in the place of a small business owner who has launched a new website. Everything about it is better than their competitors. It's a...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Why Digital Marketing Software is So Important


As I was heading out to attend HubSpot's Inbound14 conference, my third in as many years, I wondered, 'What else could they possibly talk about?' When...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

What's Next for HubSpot?


In March of 2011, Google Ventures, Salesforce, and Sequoia Capital collectively invested $32M in HubSpot. By partnering with the Cambridge firm, these...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

CommonPlaces Named Best Drupal Design Agency in U.S.


CommonPlaces was selected by BestWebDesignAgencies.com as the Best Drupal Developer in the United States for the month of September. CommonPlaces'...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Will America Adopt the Right to be Forgotten?


Ever since the European Court of Justice ruled that search engines which service the EU must remove links that are deemed ''inadequate, irrelevant or no...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

CommonPlaces, Inc. Receives Web Development Honor


The Web Marketing Association has honored CommonPlaces, Inc. with the 2014 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. CommonPlaces won in the...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

10 Twitter Accounts guaranteed to make your day better


It may surprise you to discover that the Internet is not all tips on improving your B2B footprint. Nor is it all kittens and puppies and the occasional...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Growth and Future of Front-end Development



Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

CommonPlaces Honored with Top Web Design Agency for September


CommonPlaces was selected by The Best Design Agencies as one of the best open source web developers in the U.S., currently ranking 3rd in Best Drupal...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

5 More Essential Multimedia Tools for Marketers


A few weeks back I offered a quick survey of some of the multimedia tools that I use in my capacity as the content editor and multimedia specialist here...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How to Communicate with Your Client


  I've learned to be careful when I ask a question to my developers. For instance, if I ask someone if a widget has been added to a site and the response...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Why Word of Mouth Marketing Is Still Alive


 As the internet increases in size and capability, businesses are given a growing number of tools to manage and promote sales and branding. While it might...Read More

Owen Andrew
By Owen Andrew

A Few Things You Can Learn From Your Competition


Sometimes it pays to check out the competition. We like to peek at what other businesses are doing, locally and nationally, mostly just to see what's...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Special Olympics New Hampshire: Rewards and Challenges


One of our nearby neighbors in Manchester is Special Olympics New Hampshire. This non-profit is dedicated to providing year-round athletic training and...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Why Should I Read Your RFP?


Whether you are sending RFPs (Request for Proposal), or finding them in your inbox, you should understand their limitations. Long considered something...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Lessons Learned from Design 4 Drupal


Beginning in 2009, members of the Drupal community seized on the notion of promoting Drupal design and theming. The leaders of this movement created a...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How Safe is Your Drupal or WordPress Website?


On August 6th it was announced that there was a major DoS attack vector that affected Word Press and Drupal sites. A security researcher from...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

How to Deal with Tragedy on Social Media


I don't have to tell you that we are living in the age of social media. It is now the norm to see news of momentous events coming to us on Twitter before...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What Will Replace SEO?


No, this is not another blog announcing the demise of SEO. Search Engine Optimization is still with us, thank you very much, and I have no desire to add...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Website Performance Standards That Really Matter


There are essentially two very different types of performance standards when it comes to your online presence. Both should be taken very seriously,...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

At the Old Ballgame


One of the great advantages of working in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire is the proximity to so many wonderful venues for sports, arts, and...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Do You Have The Right to be Forgotten?


Is there something in your history which can hurt you if someone searched your name on the Internet? Do you ever wish that you could remove material from...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is a Verified Social Media Account (and Why Does it Matter?)


Any time spent on Twitter or Facebook will inevitably lead you to find an account with a blue checkmark beside it. You probably also know that this means...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Marketing Solutions for Manufacturing


There are many manufacturing organizations which rely on cold-calling reps, trade shows, and glossy catalogues to sell their product. For generations,...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Why Senior Citizens Love Social Media


Stop me if you've heard this one before. A woman in her 40s thinks it's time that her mother got on social media, in order to connect with family members....Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

DrupalCon 2014 - The Austin Experience


'Everything is bigger in Texas', right? This is one of the best known phrases about Texas around the country, and confirming this statement the DrupalCon...Read More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

Digital Marketing for Manufacturers Sweepstakes


Manufacturers are no more secure in this global economy than any other B2B firms. You need to be found before your competitors. The search for partners,...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Social Media Binge


The dictionary defines 'binge' as, 'a short period of time when you do too much of something'. The key words here, I believe, are 'too much'. Binge can...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How to Maintain a Technological Balance


For a very long time, CommonPlaces has been nationally recognized as one of the best Drupal design agencies in the country. We are very proud of this...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

CommonPlaces Hires Director of Development


CommonPlaces, Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that Chris Johnson has joined the company as Director of Development. Mr. Johnson's extraordinary...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Advice my Father Gave Me


Once a year he enjoys a day in which he is honored for the position in life that he most treasures. He gets a hug, a present, a special meal '- all for...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Does Privacy Exist?


Let's get one thing clearly stated from the beginning: Any website or marketing service which illegally obtains information about any individual or group...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

5 Common URL Redirect Mistakes and Several Easy Solutions


You've just made a major redesign of your website, maybe even switching CMS platforms, and your URLs are going to be entirely different from their past...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What Makes for Great User Experience?


We first enter the User Experience phase on a project once we're in the wireframe stage. Some people think that wireframes are a sketch of the project,...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Why We Need to Stop Complaining about Social Media


'Social media is called social media for a reason. It lends itself to sharing, rather than horn tooting.' Margaret Atwood, author and essayist.Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The #1 Way Manufacturers Can Gain a Competitive Advantage


If you are a U.S. manufacturing company, you have very specific needs when designing, or upgrading, your website. Most critical is the choice you make on...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is an Enterprise Resource Planning System?


The loose, broad categorization that Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs) fall under can make it very difficult to actually define what they are '-...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Will Internet Fast Lanes be the End of Net Neutrality?


We've been chronicling the issue of net neutrality for several months, and recognize the significance of, and the interest in, this subject. We welcome...Read More

Daniel Brenton
By Daniel Brenton

Why Marketing is Like Baseball


Marketing involves multiple disciplines. There's the practice of analytics, in which we compare data and crunch statistics. Marketers have to strategize,...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How Manufacturers Can Improve Their Websites


There are categories of industry websites that perpetually stand out for their design and functionality, such as like-minded digital agencies and media...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Daily Tasks of Project Management


Sometimes the job of a Project Manager is to walk around all day with a fire extinguisher, although typically, the bulk of the day is spent serving as a...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Why is Flat Design So Popular?


When it comes to web design, just as with any other form of design, staying with the current trends can be important. It's not even a matter of staying...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

FedEx API Change Leaves Magento Users Shipless


Magento has become an industry standard in e-commerce, due to its flexibility and the sheer number of features that are available out-of-the-box and with...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

How to Create SEO-Friendly URLs


Well optimized URLs are important for both search engine optimization and user experience. Search engines factor many variables into their decision making...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Will New Proposals Challenge Net Neutrality?


The FCC is exploring some new proposals that many say will limit, if not outright destroy the concept of Net neutrality. Earlier this year we wrote about...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

5 Insights on Business by Shakespeare


William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebration is the perfect time to reflect on wisdom which surpasses the ages. Of course, it may seem strange to...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How Secure is Your Website?



Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

How Valuable is Your Click-Through Rate?


Click-through rate is the metric used to determine the performance of an advertisement. It is calculated by the number of times an ad is clicked (clicks)...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Web Design Evolution: Current Design Trends & Techniques


A while back we talked about The Evolution of Web Design and how design trends have changed over time due to technological advancements and the overall...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

Are You Safe from the Heartbleed Bug?


An Internet bug named Heartbleed, which may likely affect all web users, was recently discovered by security researchers and was disclosed this week. Many...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

5 Ways Pinterest Has Helped Small Businesses Grow


Pinterest is one of the latest, greatest players in the world of social media. Like other simple but innovative platforms, it opens up the Internet to...Read More

Teddy Hunt
By Teddy Hunt

Five Steps to Making Your Clients Successful


I think that it is a no-brainer that client success should be a driving factor for any company. One desired result, for example, is repeat business and...Read More

Stanley Tremblay
By Stanley Tremblay

Who Governs the Internet?


Did you ever wonder who controls the domain names and the Internet? It's not GoDaddy like most people think. It's actually the Internet Corporation for...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Can You Trust the Content You Read?


Manipulation is a game played on so many different levels today that most cynics seem to have stopped looking for it. When it comes to media and...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Dilemma of Estimates


What do clients want from us, or from any digital agency that they are looking to hire? In making estimates, CommonPlaces strives to be transparent,...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

What Cosmos Can Teach Us about Branding


What do we look for in a brand? What sets one brand apart from another, similar one? These are the questions marketers explore as they seek to define the...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Getty Images Announces a Seismic Shift


For almost two decades, http://www.gettyimages.com/ has been the most comprehensive source for licensed digital images on the Internet. They have a live...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How to Find Images for Online Content


For those of us who are content creators, nothing swallows valuable time during the day like the image search. We all know that visually exciting media...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The War on Net Neutrality


I don't know about you, but I love coming home at night, kicking off the shoes, and just catching up on some television. Like many of you, I sometimes...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Understanding Bounce Rate


A bounce is whenever a user visits your website and leaves without looking at any other pages or connecting with you. The percentage of visitors who leave...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

A Visit From the Employment Security Commissioner


From left: Stanley Tremblay, Commissioner George Copadas, Mark Robillard, Carolyn Bowers, Ben Bassi, Kendra Bassi, Michael Reich, Gary LockeRead More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Measuring the Priorities of a New Web Design


Recently, my good friend and fellow Digital Mastermind Michael Reynolds, of Spinweb, posted a beautifully written blog entitled Why Your Fancy Website...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Why You Should be Using Google+


I think many of us have a firm grasp of the strengths (and weaknesses) of social media. You recognize how you can use it to drive your goods or services,...Read More

Stanley Tremblay
By Stanley Tremblay

The Importance of Brand Consistency and Companies That Get It


Every business in the world, no matter its size, benefits from tactically developing a brand and maintaining it as a recognizable representation of the...Read More

Teddy Hunt
By Teddy Hunt

How Content Curation Can Help Your Business


Content curation is the act of collating and sharing online content which is relevant and appealing to the followers of the curator. Since the Internet...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Embedding Documents using HTML5


Formatting documents for viewing on the web is a tough business. The problem is, every browser handles documents in different ways. Let's pretend you have...Read More

Dan Pepin
By Dan Pepin

From Unemployment to the White House


President Obama's search to put a face to the long-term unemployed brought him to CommonPlaces. Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Creating a New Address on the Internet


Welcome to the amazing new world of gTLDs, or generic top-level domain names. Never heard of them? You will!Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Perils of Changing a URL


There are a lot of good reasons for tweaking a URL in order to make it more recognizable, and easier to share. URLs can be so long and convoluted,...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

CommonPlaces Named One of the Best Drupal Developers in 2014


CommonPlaces was selected by The Best Design Agencies as one of the best open source web developers in the U.S., currently ranking 3rd in Best Drupal...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Digital Natives and the Future of the Workplace


It has been argued in many forums over the last decade and a half that Millennials, often called Digital Natives because they started learning after the...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Networking Today


There was a time when networking was industry events, lunch dates, golf games, and sharing tickets to a sporting event. In order to get to know the person...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Encouraging Professional Development


As we begin a new year, it is time to contemplate New Year's resolutions and how to improve ourselves. It made me think of all the ways we at CommonPlaces...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

In Defense of the FAQ Page


The FAQ page was long thought to be as necessary to a website as the ubiquitous Contact Us page. Recently, though, I've observed that many of these pages...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Drupal Commerce vs. Magento


In a previous blog, Michael Reich, our Vice President of Operations, presented an overview of Magento, the robust ecommerce platform that we believe is...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association Launches New Website


The San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association announce the launch of their new website, designed and developed by CommonPlaces, Inc.Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Make the Switch to Universal Analytics


Google Analytics is one of those services that we frequently set and forget on our websites. That is, if we're receiving the tracking data, then we don't...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

How Content Marketers Should Begin Each Day


My workday begins at 8:30 am. I plunk my tea on my desk, start up the laptop, curse Java for insisting on an ever so vital update, and open my email. I...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Social Media Memories 2013


What were the biggest, most memorable events to blaze across social media in 2013? Let's take a look back.Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is Magento?



Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Should Ecommerce Businesses Worry About Negative Reviews?


A recent federal appeals case is raising a debate about internet responsibilities regarding public negative content. At question is a website's freedom to...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How to Improve Your Local SEO


Local search engine optimization is focused on making it easy for prospective customers to find information about your company online. Whether they are...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Conducting an Interview


It has been my experience that, when seeking knowledge about a particular subject for a blog, few research methods are as valuable as the interview. The...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Seed Systems Launches New Website


Seed Systems, a company that assists businesses and individuals to improve their lives through sustainable living, is pleased to announce their new...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Bounce Rate and Your ROI


Executives always need to reexamine their website with a view to understanding what their return on investment (ROI) has been, and what it can be for both...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

What is Your ROI?


CommonPlaces CEO and President Ben Bassi discusses the importance of determining the ROI on your website, and lowering your bounce rate.Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Giving Thanks, 2013


EMILY: "Does anyone ever realize life while they live it...every, every minute?"Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How to Find the Time to Write a Blog


'Every writer I know has trouble writing.' Joseph Heller It's a busy life, isn't it? Sadly, there are still only 24 hours in a day, and you really need...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Challenges of Mobile Design


The web design and development industry tells us that websites need to be created with mobile first. Start with your smartphone, designing for the mobile...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

What a More Mobile Web Means for Digital Marketers


Google recently announced that mobile devices now make up 40% of YouTube's traffic. That's a 15% increase in mobile traffic from 2012 '- and a 34%...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Using the Holidays to Reach Your Market



Stanley Tremblay
By Stanley Tremblay

Manchester Marketers: Chris Proulx of Double Midnight Comics


The people at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester and Concord, NH are more than just comics. They have marketing savy to match their entrepenurial...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Surprising Social Media Marketing Statistics


It is widely known that social media and blogging are crucial aspects to a successful marketing strategy, but some of the recent statistics show that not...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Adding Video to Your Website


Videos don't need to be expensive to make. All you need is a little imagination.Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Is It Too Late to Fix Your Website?


We get calls every week from people asking us to fix their website. We're asked to finish projects, to rescue them from the money pit they have fallen...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Thank You, Epsilon!


It's not often that one of our clients takes the whole project team out to dinner at a posh restaurant to celebrate a successful launch. Epsilon was kind...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Blog Writing Checklist


We have a little saying in the CommonPlaces office: 'Does it pass the beer truck test?'Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How to Create Business Friendly Memes


For anyone who spends any time on the interwebs, memes have become a way of life. From Grumpy Cat, to George RR Martin's Game of Thrones, to The Walking...Read More

Stanley Tremblay
By Stanley Tremblay

Why You Should Use Google Apps



Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Writing an Effective Press Release


Anyone in business with something to promote, or with a need to draw attention to a cause, sooner or later will probably be called upon to write a press...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Agile vs. Waterfall, Revisited


One of the most popular blogs we've ever posted concerns our web development process. Since 13 months can be a lifetime in the wonderful world of the...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Planning and Communication Tools


Web Projects can become chaotic and complex. With so many moving parts and people cranking the gears, it can be difficult to keep track of the tiny...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

PPC Quality Score Management and Improvement


CommonPlaces is pleased to present a special Guest Blogger post from our friends at Dynamic Search Online Marketing Solutions. We hope to present more...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Is Google Too Powerful?


Let's try a little experiment. Take the title of this blog, and Google it. You will find many, many articles and blog posts with this exact title. Without...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Secrets to Sharing Social Media


Sometimes the most obviously helpful tips are often overlooked, or under-utlized. That is probably the case with one of the most basic elements of modern...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

186 Granite Street



Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Creating an Editorial Calendar


Creating unique, interesting, and helpful content should be the core of every business's digital marketing strategy. Regardless of your company's products...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

The Value of a Scrum


We advocate the waterfall method of project development in order to launch a website. Get it up and running so that revenue is coming in the door. Then,...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Google Shifts the Marketing Paradigm- Again


In an interview with Search Engine Land, an online journal covering all things in the search engine industry, Google confirmed that they have encrypted...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

On the Move


'Either move, or be moved.' Ezra PoundRead More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Rise of the Digital Masterminds



Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Website Trends - Should Banners Rotate?


If there was ever a fad that we're all guilty of, it's jumping on the rotating banner bandwagon. We at CommonPlaces are just as guilty, but a bit of...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

What is a CRM?


There are two identical acronyms in our business which mean entirely different things, so it is easy to get confused when they come up in conversation....Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

The Job Interview Process Today



Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

What You Should Know About Updating Your Server


If a modern business has a beating heart, it is the web server. Your server runs your website, stores valuable data, and connects your business to the...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

How to Improve Your Website's SEO


Search engine optimization can be a very intimidating task to tackle. There are many myths about SEO, and the rules seem to change by the day, but if it...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Secrets to Building Your Business on Twitter


It's hard to believe that Twitter is barely seven years old. Launched in July of 2006, Twitter rapidly became one of the solid foundations for...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What are Natural and Unnatural Links?


Google's link analysis has become increasingly complex and sophisticated. What passed as standard operating procedure, let's say 18 months ago has since...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Which Social Media Outlets Should You Market To?


As digital marketers, we believe that the key to a successful online presence is a well-planned social media strategy. It is important to recognize that...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Five Ways to Make Blogging a Team Effort


'Content is King', or so the saying goes. However, when it comes to sitting down and creating this content that gets results, many marketers find they...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Launching a New Website


The excitement in the offices of CommonPlaces got a little crazy this week, and we thought it was important enough to share. A beautiful new website was...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

How to Optimize Online Fundraising


Every non-profit organization is looking for a way to stand out in front of the crowd in order to get every possible donation dollar. Of course, in our...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Five Things You Should Know Before Working with a Developer


Every business that contracts CommonPlaces for web design and development is hiring an experienced development team. We take our work very seriously. We...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Six Reasons Why WordPress is Good for Business


Many successful bricks-and-mortar business owners, on buying a domain, go into the experience with high hopes. Floods of traffic! Huge revenues! Automated...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How to Preserve Customer Loyalty



Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

4 Steps to Creating an Ecommerce Marketing Strategy


Ecommerce is more than a convenience; it is a part of our daily lives. Electricity and indoor plumbing were considered mere conveniences, too, just over a...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Best Website Analysis Tools


As internet marketing continues to grow, so too do the tools to measure its success. With the large number of website analysis and marketing analysis...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Drupal Web Development: What Works Best?


If you've never had to build or maintain a website for your business, web development, especially Drupal development, can be a giant wilderness of...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How to Market to Millennials


There are few buzz words and terms getting as much play in the media these days as Millennials. These are the members of the public who were born since...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Why Not Go Mobile?


Looks like it's time to develop your mobile website.Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Social Media Trends of 2013- So Far


It's the beginning of July already, and we have seen some pretty amazing changes to social media in the first half of this year. We've also seen some...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Core Benefits Group Introduces New Website


Hampstead, NH USA - Core Benefits Group, which offers a variety of specialized products and plans to customers throughout the Northeastern United States,...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Features Every Non-Profit Website Should Have


As a web design and development company, CommonPlaces serves a variety of clients. Many of our most satisfying relationships are with non-profit...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

5 Easy Ways to Increase Blog Readership


Writers can be solitary, lonely souls and still bring in a paycheck. Give them electricity, internet access, and enough caffeine and they will get the job...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Why is WordPress So Popular?


If you're a business owner, chances are you've heard of other businesses and people using WordPress. WP is an open source content publishing system...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Writing ALT Tags for Images


What are ALT Tags? ALT tags or ALT attributes are "alternative text " for an image. ALT tags are used to describe the image or what the image is...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Postcards from DrupalCon


DrupalCon 2013 was held in the northwest, in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon (and where, during the days of the conference, it never stopped raining)....Read More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

Show Us Your Tweets! It's Motorcycle Week!


The rolling, rumbling thrumm is back. It is mid-June in New Hampshire, the home state of CommonPlaces, and we are again visited by swarms of motorcyclists...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Evolution of Web Design


Like any form of design, web design has evolved drastically over the past decade or so, and is barely even recognizable from the big bang' of the...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

Macbeth Opens to Great Reviews


CommonPlaces, Inc. is pleased to share the good reviews being enjoyed by one of our team! http://bit.ly/11H2JLL Marketing Assistant and Copywriter, Gary...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The New Twitter API and You


Because you are reading this blog, which often addresses social media issues, there is a strong likelihood that you use Twitter. For many, this 140...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is Link Building? Part 2


After reading What is Link Building? Part 1 you've probably been asking yourself, 'How do I increase my inbound links?' or 'Where would inbound links be...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Is Outbound Marketing Dead?


To hear some people tell it, any effort and money spent on traditional marketing methods is wasted. They will say that small businesses need to focus on...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is Link Building? Part 1


Everyone wants to attract more visitors to their website. That, after all, is the first goal of inbound marketing. One of the most effective strategies in...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

The Benefits of Using Style Guides When Writing Code


Working as part of a group of developers can have its own special complications beyond the usual programming hurdles. Like travelers on a journey, two...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Develops New Website for AdamCameRA


Hampstead, NH USA '- AdamCamera, which provides affordable camera rental packages to clients across eastern Massachusetts, recently approached...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Perils of Content Creation


I write for a living. This, I admit, sounds like a really sweet gig. There is no heavy lifting involved, and the greatest health hazard is from sitting...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

What is Version Control?


"Git along little doggie!" Version control, Git, and Subversion are terms you've probably heard mentioned by a developer or project manager at some point....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Why Less is More on Your Landing Page


Have a great website Creating useful content Seeing an increase in your website trafficRead More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Web Development: What is Staging?


A few clients have recently asked me to explain what I mean when I refer to staging their project, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to shed...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Why You Should Hire Someone to Manage Your Website


CommonPlaces doesn't just design and build websites, we also maintain them. For the record, not every customer wants this service, and while we hope to...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

The Misunderstood Meta Description


The meta description is an often misunderstood piece of the digital marketing puzzle. You know it as that snippet of text which is displayed below the...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Top Drupal Modules You MUST Have to be SEO Friendly


In the world of open source CMS there may be no larger community contributing to its success than Drupal. Powerfully organized, and actively engaged, the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Why Typography is so Important


For any website, the most important component would be the content. So naturally, you would want it to be as simple and straightforward as possible, and...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

Understanding Content Marketing Strategy


Traditional marketing and advertising methods are going the way of the rotary phone. They were heavy and slow, and basically never evolved. After decades...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Commonality


The events in Boston this week, and what a week it has been, are personal to us here at CommonPlaces. We are located within a thirty minute drive of...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

10 Tips for Building a User-Friendly Website


There 's nothing more frustrating than landing on a website that's difficult to navigate. Everything should be intuitive, not overly complicated and...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Writing a Blog That Gets Results


Your website looks terrific, and there is a lot of content designed to attract leads to your page. Unfortunately, analysis of your site 's performance...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Protect Your Webite From The WordPress Brute Force Attack


A growing series of online attacks called brute force, aimed at breaking into WordPress blogs, is causing concern for many web hosting services. Brute...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

Responsive Web Design: What It Is and Why We Use It


One of the most important components to the CommonPlaces website is the use of responsive design. In this article, we will take a look at what responsive...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

5 Tips to Increase Website Traffic


Digital marketing is a soaring enterprise in our web centric world. Companies which increasingly rely on the Internet for their business 's success (and,...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Why Your Website Looks Different Every Time You Visit


Have you ever gone to your website using a different computer or browser only to notice that the layout or design is slightly altered? ; Take a deep...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

5 Key Questions to Ask When Developing Buyer Personas


By now, you probably know that developing buyer personas can be critical to your business success. All layers of marketing are dependent on having a...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

CommonPlaces Becomes A HubSpot Certified Agency Partner


CommonPlaces is pleased to announce that we have joined the HubSpot inbound marketing team as a Certified Agency Partner. All-in-one marketing software...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

The Return of the Multi-Headed Beast: HTML and Your Website


Your new website is under construction and the developer is meeting with you, talking to you about HTML, scripting languages, and browsers. As usually...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Getting the Most from Your Website Features


As I lay awake in bed last night, I was thinking about a cool website that had earned a reputation with developers. It leveraged something called Parallax...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

The Multi-Headed Beast: Understanding Web Terminology


How often do you attend meetings which take you further into the universe of web terminology than you care to go, specifically regarding the vocabulary...Read More

Gary Locke
By Gary Locke

Why a Marketing Strategy is Crucial to Website Success


Twice a year I attend a digital masterminds group conference with CEOs of close to 100 Digital Agencies from across the country. This event provides us...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

CommonPlaces announces partnership with HootSuite


CommonPlaces is proud to announce that we are now a HootSuite Pro Solution Partner.Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

The Power of a Wireframe


As a Project Manager, my favorite tool to use when planning a new web development project is a fully functional wireframe. At its core a wireframe is a...Read More

Kendra Strickler
By Kendra Strickler

Life's Lessons from Historic Blizzard Nemo


As I run to the store and prepare for the Historic Winter Strom Nemo to hit and dump 2 feet of snow on us, I'm brought back to my childhood and the...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

5 Tips on Choosing the Right Keywords


Picking the right keywords and keyword phrases is one of the most important steps in successful search engine optimization. Increasing traffic to your...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

5 Questions That Help Avoid an Online Identity Crisis


In today's society the Internet is what people turn to for answers and research, which they ultimately take at face value. When someone 'Googles' a...Read More

Amanda Downie
By Amanda Downie

5 Tips for Designing Better Landing Pages


A landing page is a lead conversion page that appears in response to a visitor clicking an ad or link (a call to action). The general goal of a landing...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

Tips to Get More Facebook Likes


Social media has become an essential tool for businesses, and having a strong presence on Facebook is a great way to increase your brand visibility and...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

5 Key Tools to Social Media Management


Over the last few years social media has become an integral piece of marketing. Along with the increase in its importance, social media presence is...Read More

Carolyn Bowers
By Carolyn Bowers

10 Ways to Optimize your eCommerce


It's never too late to optimize your shopping cart. I was reading a great article in Website Magazine recently, regarding how to optimize the eCommerce...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

The Inbound Marketing Circle: Part 3


Over the past few weeks, we have talked about Inbound Marketing and the connectivity that exists between the different aspects of it. Here, I wanted to...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How to Choose the Best Ecommerce Shopping Cart


You finally have your Inbound Marketing program cooking. Web traffic is up and your CTAs (Calls to Action) are driving visitors through the sales funnel....Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

The Inbound Marketing Circle: Part 2


Welcome to Part 2 of our Inbound Marketing Circle series! If you missed it, last week I wrote about the importance of integrating analyitcs into your...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Giving Thanks at CommonPlaces!



CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Ranks #3 on List of Top Drupal Developers


CommonPlaces is excited to announce that is has been ranked #3 on Best Web Design Agencies' list of Top Drupal Developers for the month of November 2012....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Inbound Marketing Circle: Astounding Analytics


Much has been said and written about the principles of inbound marketing. We've talked a lot about how important blogging and generating content regularly...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Avoiding Big Problems With Big Drupal Projects


At CommonPlaces, nothing is better than the day we finally launch a big project and hand over the keys to our clients. After a long period of planning,...Read More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

Your Vote Counts!


Over the past year or so, Americans have consumed tens and hundreds of hours of information about the 2012 Presidential Election. From speeches to rallies...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

To All Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy


On behalf of CommonPlaces Inc., our management, and staff, we are deeply saddened by the tragic impact of Hurricane Sandy. Our sincere thoughts are with...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Sorry Sandy, We Were In The Clouds!


While the pounding rain and howling winds of Hurricane Sandy blew through our area this week taking down trees, flooding roads, and knocking the power...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

How Social Media and Mobile Devices Affect Consumer Behavior


Before the days of online shopping it was required that you travel to the store, find a parking spot, walk through crowds, and stand in long lines, just...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Convoluted Offerings: Obfuscation and Magento Extensions


At CommonPlaces, our primary shopping cart and e-commerce platform that we recommend and use for clients is Magento. One of the greatest things about...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

A New Sheriff in Town: iPhone Surpasses Outlook for Email


The worst kept secret on the Web is the fact that mobile Internet usage will overtake desktop Internet usage in the very near future. The joke is that...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

It's Time to Unleash the Power of Inbound Marketing


During the past 10 years I have met with and helped a variety of clients who wish to redesign or rebuild their website because their current one is...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

4 Reasons Why Application Maintenance Can Stop Big Problems


One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of running a Drupal site is regular site maintenance. Just like a car, your sharp new Drupal site...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Council of Residential Specialists takes Drupal.org Homepage!


Recently, Drupal.org and the Drupal Community featured CRS.com on its homepage for its Featured Site section. The "Featured Site" section of Drupal.org,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Agile v. Waterfall: How to Approach your Web Development Project


So have you heard the buzzword 'Agile' too? Seems to be all the rage these days when it comes to web application/website development. Why?Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

5 Benefits of Using Twitter's Promoted Products Service


Since its inception, Twitter has been a valuable venue in which businesses can advertise their products to a large audience. With a user pool of over 500...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Drupal and PHP Meetups are Spreading like Wildfire in NH


Tech in New Hampshire has been growing at a rapid rate. So, too, have a variety of communities that have sprung up around some of the open source...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How SQLIte Can Make Drupal 7 Code Technology Agnostic


With the advent on Drupal 7, using SQLite as a database backend became a new option. While this ushered in a period of code updates for modules written...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

5 Basic Steps to optimizing your Video SEO you may be missing


Developing and implementing a sound SEO strategy is a no-brainer for conducting business in the Google age. Simply put, the better your company ranks on...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Is Your Website an Ugly Baby?



Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Google's Biggest Enemy: The Bottlenose Search Engine


The Bottlenose Search engine has the power to take some Google's precious search engine market share.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Social Media Olympics


How the exponential growth of Social Media will change the way people watch the 2012 Olympic GamesRead More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Implementing a Page Scroller in Drupal 7


Let's explore two basic ways of getting a page scroller in your siteRead More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

Mobile Marketing: Innovate, Don't Imitate


Innovate the Mobile Market, not exploiting it.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Moving Meetings: Breaking Out of the Conference Room


Sometimes at commonplaces we like to break out into the wild outdoors and get some fresh air. Most of the time we cant stop working, so we combine them....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

WordPress Pros and Cons


Examining the Good and Bad of WordPressRead More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Taking the Hacked! Module for a Spin


At CommonPlaces we regularly take over projects that have stalled for one reason or another under our CPR (CommonPlaces Rescue) program. Our initial...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

WebSite Vs. WebApp


How to Tell the Difference between a WebSite and a WebApp.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Snowbound.com has Launched!


Snowbound Software recently came to CommonPlaces looking to revamp its online presence. Since 1996 Snowbound Software has been the pioneering leader of...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

5 Helpful Drupal Modules You May Not Be Using


One of the real strengths of the Drupal community is the wide variety of superb contributed modules that make development tasks easier -- or just make...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

What to Consider When Choosing a Content Management System


We were recently in Chicago for the 2012 Annual CMS Expo. The CMS Expo gives us a chance to review any new technologies that are up and coming, as well as...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Top 10 Reasons Why Website Projects Fail


I often wonder why so many of our clients come to us after their Web Projects fail. About 75% of our business comes from projects where someone else...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Are You Technology Agnostic?


How to stay "out of the box" Technology agnostic is a term that we use in the business that simply means, we are unbiased towards the use of different...Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

5 Most Important Things About DrupalCon Denver


Drupal is a huge part of our business and culture here at CommonPlaces. So when it was announced that DrupalCon would be located in Denver, CO this year,...Read More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

Turn and Face the Change, Ch-ch-changes at CommonPlaces


There have been a couple big changes at CommonPlaces.Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

CommonPlaces Awarded One of the Best Places to Work in NH


Business NH Magazine selected CommonPlaces as part of its annual competition.Read More

Michael Reich
By Michael Reich

4 Things to Think of When Talking with an SEO Provider


There are many aspects to search engine optimization, keyword targeting, on-page optimization, link building, user experience, and social presence, to...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

CommonPlaces Develops Corporate Website for Axeda


New website contains highly editable features for administratorsRead More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Gets "Award of Excellence" for WhatsWhat.me


Web design and development company chosen amongst 6,000 entries to receive highest distinctionRead More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Go modular. It's the Drupal way.


Back in the day, you could make a website with a single page of code. Technically you still can, but it would either be extremely simple for today's...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Let's Talk Some More About Mobile


On June 15th, CommonPlaces' CEO Ben Bassi was featured on 1590 WSMN's 'The Mix' talk radio show. Ben took part in a short conversation about the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Time to go Mobile is Now: Thoughts from SIPA 2011


Yesterday, I presented in Washington, D.C. as part of the 35th annual Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) conference. My presentation,...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

The New England Xpo for Business: It's a Wrap!


Earlier this week CommonPlaces exhibited at The New England Xpo for Business in Boston, MA. We really enjoyed meeting several attendees seeking a strategy...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Project Management Systems: Unfuddle vs Active Collab


CommonPlaces is dedicated to the success of our clients' projects. To make sure everything is running smoothly, we require a project management system to...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Launches Kids-Only Social Networking Site


Safe and highly secure social networking site boasts many features for childrenRead More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Using Mobile Technology to Manage Customer Service


After perusing my Twitter newsfeed, I came across a mention of Skweal. Interested to see what it is all about, I visited their website to learn more.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Making Flexibility a Reality for Merchant Warehouse's Website


CommonPlaces e-Solutions recently launched a custom site for Merchant Warehouse, creating a fresh look and feel and allowing for greater ease of use.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Web Content Marketing - Quality or Frequency?


In a nutshell, web content marketing is the strategic creation of content for your users to enjoy, learn from, and/or share. This type of content can help...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Twitter Ads: The New Elevator Pitch


Selling in 140 characters or less.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Choosing a Content Delivery Network


Are you looking to fill your website with video and other rich content? Can your current hosting solution handle the bandwidth required to do this?Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Announces its Candidacy for two Webby Awards


CommonPlaces e-Solutions, an award-winning provider of Web development, online marketing, and business strategy services is currently being considered for...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Status of Nodereferences in Drupal 7


Before my time at CP, our site was going to get re-themed and the team looked to upgrade the site to Drupal 7, which was still in development at the time,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Announcing the Launch of Drupal 7


The long-awaited launch of Drupal 7 was finally announced early this morning. Everyone in the Drupal world is excited about what promises to be the most...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Five Online Marketing Objectives for 2011


What a year it's been! Here at the CommonPlaces office, we just can't believe that there are only 14 more days left in the year (and only 7 more shopping...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

An Introduction to Social Commerce


Social commerce is one of the latest buzzwords that's making its way through the online marketing and ecommerce world. But what does it really mean? Many...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Balance Between Web Design and Usability


I was thinking about the balance between web design and usability today, and I realized that in the realm of interface design, there is a fine line...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Client What's What Featured on Mashable.com


What's What, a website built in part by CommonPlaces, appeared on Mashable yesterday in a roundup of "5 Fun and Safe Social Networks for Children." We...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Six Ways Content Marketing Will Benefit Your Business


Are you participating in content marketing? You might be, without even knowing it. Social media influencer Chris Brogan defines content marketing as 'the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

From the Google Blog: Rich Snippets for Local Search


A valuable post appeared on the Google Webmaster Central blog yesterday that I wanted to point out to our readers. The post, titled "Finding Places on the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Power of Choice: Why the Web Font Revolution Matters


For the majority of the Web's history, Web designers were limited to "Web safe fonts," which was a short list of vanilla fonts such as Arial, Times New...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How Much Does Google Instant Change SEO?


Google's big news last week was the launch of Google Instant, a new search experience on Google.com. Now, when you begin to enter text into the search...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Does StumbleUpon Cycle Content at Regular Intervals?


Like many online marketers, we view StumbleUpon as a valuable tool to promote fresh content. With the help of Google Analytics, I've noticed an...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Google Now Showing More Search Results From a Single Domain


Big news from Google today - Google Software Engineer Samarth Keshava posted on the Webmaster Central Blog this morning that Google is now displaying more...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Is Video a "Must-Have" for Your SEO?


I came across a recent article on Search Engine Land titled, "Video Is Now A Must-Have Feature For Competitive SEO," and wanted to share a few thoughts...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Overcome the Disadvantages of Buying and Selling Online


There are many advantages to shopping online, and these advantages are the reasons we're doing more and more of our holiday shopping online every year....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

What The Apple iPad Can Teach You About Web Design


I was recently reading an article about the overwhelming sales numbers of the Apple iPad since it was released in April (around four million units sold)....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Website Usability: Solutions or More Problems?


Oh, if we only knew more about our users! It's a lament that we commonly hear among website owners. There are numerous ways to learn more about your users...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Pay With a Tweet: The Future of Social Payments


A new website called Pay With a Tweet is offering an incredibly simply service '- it allows people to sell things online in exchange for a promotional...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Three Great, Free Keyword Research Tools


A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about the practice of link building, and talked about how it was a time-tested SEO technique. But even before link...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces is Headed to Tim O'Reilly's OSCON


Our CEO Ben Bassi will speak on data mining and filtering at OSCON (the Open Source Convention) on Thursday, July 22. The convention is the 12th annual...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Link Building In Three Easy Steps


For time immemorial (i.e. since the late 1990's), link building has been a key part of search engine optimization. Over the last ten years or more,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Five Reasons To Seek A Fresh Perspective


Are you looking to change things up a little bit? Whether your business is taking off, or going through a rough patch, everyone needs a little change now...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Drupal DIY Tip: Exporting ImageCache Presets


For most Drupal configurations, it is advisable to use exporting functionality. In addition to facilitating version control and code duplication, this...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

What's in the News?


Here's a look at some of the top stories on the Web right now. You've probably heard a thing or two about at least some of these stories, but if you'd...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Turn 1 Column Into 2 Columns With jQuery


The Site Map module in Drupal automatically generates a site map page for your site (not to be confused with an XML site map). By default, the Site Map...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Drupal 7 vs WordPress 3: Battle of the New Features


Two highly anticipated CMS releases, Drupal 7.x and WordPress 3.x, are both set to appear in the next month or two. Drupal 7 is currently in Alpha...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Turn Your Customers Into Social Media Marketers


"There's just not enough hours in the day."Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Monday is Quit Facebook Day. Are You Quitting?


If you haven't heard, Monday, May 31st has been named Quit Facebook Day. The website is comprised of a growing group of people upset with the decisions...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Using Signwriter to Obscure Email Addresses


Signwriter is an excellent Drupal module that "allows you to use TrueType fonts to replace text in headings, blocks, menus and filtered text. It does this...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Thoughts on Drupal Multi-Site From CMS Expo


I presented on the Drupal CMS Multi-Site at CMS Expo in Chicago, and I wanted to share some of what I spoke about in the blog.Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Have You Registered Your .co Domain Yet?


If you haven't heard, .co is a new domain extension that is vying to become a legitimate player on the Web. Like .com, .org, .net, and other domain...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Drupal Impresses at CMS Expo


I was excited to attend CMS Expo in Chicago, May 3-5, because it was a great opportunity to catch up on the buzz of Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and Plone....Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Proudly Sponsoring DrupalCamp NH On May 22


CommonPlaces is proud to be a sponsor of the first DrupalCamp in New Hampshire. We are even more proud that our own Michelle Lauer has led the way in...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Four Reasons Governments are Using Drupal


Last October, Drupal made a big splash when it was chosen for the redesign of WhiteHouse.gov. Though it was far from the first or last government site in...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Don't Prevent Users From Doing What You Want Them to Do


Every site is created with a purpose, most commonly to provide information, generate leads or sell products. Unfortunately, your website could be its own...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

New Book Advises You to "Underdo" the Competition


One of the main tenets of Rework, a popular new book on Web profitability, is that the path to success lies in "underdoing" your competition; in other...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Five Reasons Why There Is No Replacement for a Website


Today, with the huge popularity of social sites such as Facebook and Twitter, there are some people out there who are wondering if they even need a...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

"Choosing a Content Delivery Network" Whitepaper


A few weeks ago we shared a couple of posts in the blog that dealt with Content Delivery Networks, including what they are, how they work, and why you...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Drupal Multi-Site Technology Presentation at CMS Expo


"Ben Bassi, President and CEO of CommonPlaces e-Solutions, LLC, has been asked to speak at CMS Expo on the subject of Drupal Multi-Site solutions. CMS...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Eight Tips for Giving Your Website a Spring Cleaning


The weather is unseasonably warm here at CommonPlaces HQ, and Spring is on everyone's mind. With the season of renewal beginning in just two days, you may...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How to Choose an Email Marketing Solution


If anyone tells you that email marketing is dead, don't believe them. Email marketing is still alive and well, and continues to deliver repeatable and...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces' Michelle Lauer to Present at DrupalCon SF


CommonPlaces is thrilled to announce that Michelle Lauer has been selected by the Drupal community to present "Views Examples: Using Arguments and...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Moving Beyond Twitter and Facebook


Before you start asking what I have against these two mega-sites, rest assured, the answer is nothing. Both are valuable marketing tools, as countless...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Hires New COO to Support Rapid Growth


Here at CommonPlaces, we're pleased to welcome Michael Fairbrother to the team as a Chief Operating Officer. He comes to us with over two decades of...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Does Your Drupal Website Need CPR?


Consider this a pseudo-WebMD page for diagnosing your broken Drupal Website. The SymptomsRead More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How Do I Get Video On My Website?


If you're looking for new and successful ways of engaging your audience online, you've likely considered adding video to your website. In many cases,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Lifetime Digital - Great Case Study on Drupal Scalability


There is a great case study available on Acquia.com that details the development decisions that were made for the family of Lifetime Network sites, all of...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Seven Reasons Why Flash Might Be On The Decline


Let me begin by saying that Adobe Flash is very far from falling out of use. Conservative estimates say 95% of Web users have Adobe Flash Player...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

New White Paper - Using Open Source for Your Website


Almost daily we help people evaluate Open Source resources for use in their projects. We've found that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Local SEO: Where to Get Citations Without Spending Money


Life has trained us to believe that anything worth getting must cost money. But in the world of citations and local search, this just isn't true. You...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

New Year's SEO Review


As you get settled back into your normal routine after the holidays, it may be time to review your site's search engine optimization health. It's always a...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Seven Helpful Resources on Cloud Computing


"The Cloud" has become a major buzzword over the last year or two, and cloud computing promises to play an important role on the Internet and in business...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Online Marketing in the Next Decade


Happy New Year, everyone! What better time is there than New Years to set resolutions and make predictions about what's to come? For a blog post this...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Security Is In The News - Is Your Site Secure?


Data security was in the news in a big way last week. First, major news outlets reported Thursday morning that Iraqi insurgents were using $30,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Google: "Personalized Search for Everyone!"


Yes, Google announced today that every user, signed in or not, will be receiving personalized results based on their search history. Users still have the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Six Ways to Build Word of Mouth Online


Building online word of mouth isn't easy; don't let anyone convince you that it is. Word of mouth, online or offline, takes time and effort. But when you...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

6 Threats to Web Application Security & How to Avoid It


Corporations spend millions to ensure that their online networks and servers are secure. However, Web security at the application level is often ignored,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Planning a Successful Website Part 2: Tools of the Trade


After a request to share some of the resources and tools we use here at CommonPlaces to plan successful websites, I went to work on a second part to my...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Gartner Identifies Drupal as a Visionary in Social Software


Exciting news in the Drupal world - Gartner, Inc., the leading research and advisory firm, recently identified the Drupal CMS as a "Visionary" in their...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Planning a Successful Website


In our many years of Web development experience, I think the greatest lesson we've learned is the value of planning a project thoroughly and completely....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Whitehouse.gov Redesigns Site Using Drupal CMS


                                                        The Drupal world was a-buzz this weekend with the news that WhiteHouse.gov was redesigned in...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Reduce the Cost of Each New Website With Drupal Multi-Site


On November 5th, CommonPlaces will be presenting a webinar on Drupal multi-site technology titled, "Reduce the Cost of Each New Website With Drupal...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

We're Headed to Montreal for DrupalCamp 2009


A number of CommonPlaces team members are headed to Montreal this weekend for DrupalCamp Montreal 2009. 150 people have already registered for this...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Is This the End for the Meta Keywords Tag?


 On Tuesday, Yahoo!'s Senior Director of Search Cris Pierry stated unequivocally at a search marketing conference in New York that Yahoo! no longer...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

What Can Drupal Do For You?


As a Content Management Systems (CMS), Drupal allows the client to collaboratively create and edit various kinds of content. Gone are the days of calling...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces CEO Attends Inc. 500 Awards Ceremony


CommonPlaces CEO Ben Bassi recently returned from the 2009 Inc. 500 Awards Ceremony, where he met and networked with founders and presidents of other...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

4 Steps to Mastering Social Media for Small Businesses


As I mentioned in my last post from Friday, the most common concern that I encountered during the Social Networking for Business workshop we led last...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Using Social Networking to Drive Traffic


On the 17th of September, we presented a workshop at the Enterprise Center at Salem State College on using social networking for business. The workshop,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Not PCI Compliant? Get ready for monthly fees...


Many online credit card processors are now charging online merchants a $30 monthly fee for not being PCI Compliant. Many companies aren't even aware of...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Four Ways to Make Your Blogs More Readable


As I was browsing my RSS feeds this morning, an interesting blog caught my eye. I clicked the title to read the full article, but was quickly deterred....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Back From DrupalCon Paris


It's been a quick week, and we're still collecting our thoughts about Drupalcon Paris. As usual, it was a productive, informative, and rewarding gathering...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Future of Search and Search Engine Optimization


TechCrunch's Michael Arrington recently published a http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/31/google-ceo-eric-schmidt-interview-h... target="...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Using Google Insights for Keyword Research


Google Insights for Search is a highly useful interface that Google provides to research keyword use over time in the Google search engine. Because Google...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

4 Key Factors in Google's Local Search Results


If you perform a search in Google that includes a geographic location (and even sometimes if you don't include a location) Google will display local...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces to Present at DrupalCon Paris


The DrupalCon Paris session schedule was finalized over the weekend, and we are very excited to be presenting two sessions at the upcoming Drupal...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Listed as Leading Web Design Provider by Forbes


The CommonPlaces team is excited to announce that we have been selected as a 2009 Leading Provider of Web Design in the Eastern US, as selected by...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Wins IMA Award for Work on Twolia.com


Last week, CommonPlaces was recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Interactive Media Council for our work on Twolia.com. You can see...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

10 Things We Love About Drupal


It's no secret that our team LOVES using Drupal to build unique solutions for our customers.  There are so many reasons to love Drupal; just ask anyone at...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

The Deaf Ear of Inexperience


There are few things that web professionals can agree on unanimously. The nature of this business relies heavily on "best practices" that can often be of...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Should I Be Afraid of Bing? (Part II)


As I'm sure you've all heard by now, Microsoft and Yahoo! have finally reached an agreement to merge their search technologies in an effort to "bring...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

A Twitter Reality Check


This won't be a long post, but I wanted to offer a quick thought for your Friday afternoon. If you've logged into Twitter at some point in the past day or...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Critical Firefox 3.5 Security Hole


If you've updated your Firefox browser to version 3.5 like I have, this is important news. A security loophole has been located in the browser, and it...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Should I Be Afraid of Bing?


When I was young, one of my favorite books was "The Monster at the End of This Book." It starred Grover of Sesame Street fame, and the basic gist of the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Have You Been Verified by Twitter?


If you've been keeping up with the Twitter world (Tweetosphere?), you'll know that there has been a widespread issue with regular folks posing as their...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Future of the Web (Web 3.0?)


A couple weeks ago I spoke at the Big Tweet, a Twitter networking event CommonPlaces co-organized with the Creative Economy Association. The event was...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

A Great Opportunity for Small Businesses


Today's post won't be a long one, but I wanted to talk for a bit about something that came into my Inbox today, courtesy of MarketingCharts. Frankly, I...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Big Tweet in the News


Last week, CommonPlaces helped organize a Twitter networking event at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. The event was called The Big Tweet, and...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Where Are We Using That Module Again?


Like many people, I'm often looking for ways to "make our lives easier." At CommonPlaces, we have many different Drupal projects and contributed modules...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

A Few Words on Rel="NoFollow"


Earlier this month, Google employee/celebrity Matt Cutts rocked the SEO world when he stated that Google does not observe the rel="nofollow" attribute the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Real Name vs. Username - On Node Creation


There are a lot of requests on the Drupal.org site about how to change the places where the username appears in order to display the "real name" (it could...Read More

Lemu Santos
By Lemu Santos

Create "Simple" Drupal Modules and Fill the Functionality Gap


How many times as developers have we been working on a project, and ran across an issue that seriously affected the way we were interacting with the...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Theming Template Calls in Drupal 6


Welcome to the first in what we hope will be a ongoing series of blogs that discuss the more technical side of things. Today I'd like to talk about how we...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Acquia and Drupal Featured in the Boston Globe


You can currently read a great article about Acquia and Drupal on the Boston Globe site (thanks to Eileen for sending it to me!). Acquia is located in...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Value of Social Media Marketing


If you don't know MarketingCharts, you can check it out at MarketingCharts.com. It's not too hard to guess what type of site it is - basically, it's a lot...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Social Media for Local Businesses


When talking to local businesses, I often encounter the same sentiments with regards to social media and online marketing in general. Though these people...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Drupal Wins Another Webware 100 Award!


For the third year straight, Drupal was selected for a Webware 100 award, an annual list of the top websites and Web technologies as compiled by CNet.com....Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

New Faces at CommonPlaces


I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome Eileen Powers to the CP team. Eileen is a Project Manager, and with her impressive background, we are all...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Government 2.0: Getting Involved With Social Media


Government entities are getting into social media in a big way. The White House made big news earlier this month with the launch of their Facebook,...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Is Drupal SEO Friendly?


"Is Drupal SEO friendly?" It's a question that we hear a lot -- and with good reason. Our clients know that search engine success could make or break...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Google.com/You: A Look at Google Profiles


As you may have already noticed, Google is the talk of the blogosphere for launching a new feature called Google Profiles. Users can now create a small...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Role Limits Module for Drupal


We just posted on Monday about a new module for Drupal that had been developed by Chris, and here I am two days later announcing another new Drupal module...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Welcome to Twitter!


Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you're probably hearing more and more about Twitter. Maybe you've already a Twitter power...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

New Cron Multi-Threaded Module for Drupal


Update: Here's a link to the project page on drupal.orgRead More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

A Look at the New Digg.com DiggBar


Added April 15, 2009 - Well, apparently Digg had enough of everyone's complaining, so they turned off the DiggBar (sort of). If you are an unregistered...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

New Web Trends Map from Information Architects


Information Architects has just released the fourth edition of their awe-inspiring Web Trends map. IA mapped the 333 most influential Internet domains...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Vote Drupal Into the 2009 Webware 100 List


The Webware 100 is an annual list of the top 100 Web 2.0 applications as voted by Web users and published on CNET.com. Drupal was on the list in 2007 and...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Firefox Add-ons Part II: Add-ons for Developers


Last week I wrote a blog about our picks here in the office for favorite Firefox add-ons. The add-ons I included were geared towards general Web use, but...Read More

CommonPlaces
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CommonPlaces' Top Picks for Must Have Firefox Add-Ons


One of the things that makes Firefox appealing to so many Web users is the fact that it is extensible through the addition of custom add-ons. If you're a...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Why Should I Blog?


Why should you blog? Here is an incomplete list of reasons to start (or continue) blogging for your business. If you've heard all the talk about blogging...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Perils of Web Development or Doing It the Right Way


When our clients come to us with an idea, chances are good they are imagining more than just "a website." Unline other industries, our customers do not...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Partners with Acquia


 CommonPlaces is officially a Gold Partner of Acquia. Everyone here is excited and honored by the distinction. Again, we can't say enough how excited we...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

We're Headed to DrupalCon DC 2009!


It's that time of year again. We're headed to Washington DC for the first DrupalCon in 2009, and this time, we're a platinum sponsor of the event. Running...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Lost in Translation


Like any industry, Web development has its own lexicon of terms and acronyms. Working with the Web everyday, our team passes these words around the office...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Six Blogs Every Internet Marketer Should Follow


Internet Marketing is a fast-paced and rapidly changing field. If you're interested in strengthening your online marketing muscles, here are six blogs you...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Web Application Security Conference - February 10th


CommonPlaces has partnered with Katalyst Strategies and WhiteHat Security to offer a free workshop on the subject of Web application security. The...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Explaining PPC Traffic vs Organic Traffic


Lately I've had a lot of clients who were unsure as to why they should even consider Pay Per Click search engine traffic. I've noticed a stigma around...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Featured on DrupalSN


DrupalSN, an online community for Drupal users and developers, is currently featuring CommonPlaces on their website. CommonPlaces is the first in a...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Launch of NSCS Social Networking Tools


We're really proud of the work we've done on the NSCS site, so I figured it deserved a quick mention in the blog. NSCS (The National Society of Collegiate...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Cuil vs. Google - Hype vs. Results?


In July 2008 we were bombarded with endless hype about how this huge, more technologically advanced, Google killing search engine was being released and...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

The Five P's of Web Success


Here at CommonPlaces, we sometimes like to think of success on the Web in terms of The Five P's: Plan, Publish, Promote, Profit, and Protect. We want to...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Five Questions You Should Ask Your Drupal Developer


Choosing a developer for your Drupal project can be a daunting task. Drupal is a hot technology, and there are a lot of talented (and some...Read More

Ben Bassi
By Ben Bassi

Top 5 Free SEO Tools


There are a lot of tools that we use at CommonPlaces to do competitive analysis, and track SEO progress on a day to day basis. Here are some of my...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Five e-Resolutions for Your Business in 2009


Happy New Year everyone! While we're all setting personal resolutions for the New Year, here are a few suggestions for e-Resolutions you can (and should)...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Ben Bassi Presents at SIPA's Mid-Year Marketing Conference


CommonPlaces' Ben Bassi and VP of Marketing Sherrin Bull presented at the Specialized Information Publishers Association's conference on the subject of...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

"Leveraging Social Media to Drive Traffic" presentation


For everyone asking for a copy, here is the PowerPoint presentation we presented at SIPA, Las Vegas, NV, December 2008. If you have any questions, or just...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Your Web Footprint


We all know by now that a website is a basic requirement of doing business. But as 2009 approaches, it becomes increasingly less sufficient to simply have...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Footer SEO Tactics & Practices


Lately I've been concentrating on putting high quality content and links in very beautiful, well designed footers. Once the designers and development team...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Ben to Speak at SIPA Next Month in Las Vegas


Our CEO Ben Bassi is slated to appear as a panelist at the Specialized Information Publishers Association's (SIPA) Mid-Year Marketing Conference in Las...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces a Platinum Sponsor of DrupalCon DC 2009


CommonPlaces is very proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of DrupalCon DC 2009 in Washington, DC. Drupal benefits from a large and vibrant community of...Read More

CommonPlaces
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Drupal Enthusiasts to Converge in Washington DC in March 2009


From dc2009.drupalcon.org: Washington (October 22, 2008) '- Registration opens today for Drupalcon DC 2009. DrupalCon is the bi-annual...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

CommonPlaces Wins a WebAward


CommonPlaces recently won a 2008 WebAward for "Outstanding Achievement in Website Development." Here at CP we're really excited about this award. Each...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

How To Sculpt Your Google PR Using NoFollow


Here is a quick informational article about how any site owner can use the rel="nofollow" attribute to sculpt their Google Page Rank so that they don't...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Pictures from Szeged


We're back from Drupalcon Szeged! We learned a lot, met a lot of great people, and had a lot of fun! While there, CommonPlaces gave away three 8GB iPod...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Hack-Proof Your Drupal App - Our Session at DrupalCon


Our own Erich Beyrent presented at DrupalCon Szeged on the subject of Drupal security. His session was entitled, "Hack-Proof Your Drupal App - Key Habits...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Why SEO Firms May Someday Be Obsolete


Search Engine Optimization and SEO firms are great, don't get me wrong. They provide business and site owners with an excellent service of allowing people...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

We're Going to Drupalcon


Here at CommonPlaces we're proud to be a Silver Sponsor of Drupalcon Szeged 2008, located in Szeged, Hungary.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Why Propeller Is No Digg!


Propeller is a article publishing/sharing service that also acts as a social network. Although this is a social network, it's missing a few key features...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

8 Keys to a Successful Online Startup


In my experiences as a geeky search engine marketing specialist, I see things from project to project that either make or break a website. From a...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Drupal Searches Spread


Today I was looking at the keyword statistics from Google to see what people were searching for yesterday to get to CommonPlaces.com and I noticed a few...Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Greenopolis.com Sponsors Drupalcon Boston 2008


Greenopolis.com (Beta) was featured as a Gold Sponsor of Drupalcon Boston 2008, a gathering of over 800 Drupal professionals.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Eric Schmidt Speaks on Web 3.0


Eric Schmidt (Chairman & CEO of Google, Inc. as well as a board member for Apple, Inc.) speaks on the Web 2.0 and where Web 3.0 may take us:Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Greenopolis Receives "Design of the Year" at DrupalCon


Greenopolis.com was awarded for its design at Drupalcon Boston 2008, and was praised by attendees of the conference.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

Ben Bassi Appears on New Hampshire Public Radio


"Talent exists in New Hampshire, but the challenge lies in finding it", Ben Bassi told Laura Knoy and her guests on "The Exchange" Thursday.Read More

CommonPlaces
By CommonPlaces

President of CommonPlaces Speaks on the Future of e-Business


Bedford, NH, February 19, 2008 - The future of the Web, and e-Commerce, lies in user-created content, Ben Bassi, CEO of CommonPlaces e-Solutions, told...Read More

CommonPlaces
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Sensatronics Now Able to Update Content with Ease


Salem, NH, November 8, 2006 - CommonPlaces e-Solutions has successfully carried New Hampshire based Sensatronics Environmental Sensing's website into the...Read More

CommonPlaces
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CommonPlaces Helps Provide Carbon Credits for E-BlueHorizons


Boston, MA, March 2, 2006 - CommonPlaces e-Solutions created the perfect online venue for E-BlueHorizons (www.e-bluehorizons.com) online business...Read More

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