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Website Maintenance: Affordable vs Cheap

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Website maintenance that’s affordable without being cheap. That’s what McQuillen does. When you’ve built your website, the work has only just begun. Website maintenance is crucial to keeping your site fast, secure, and optimized. For instance, your website may crash and you’ll be left to deal with your hosting service’s customer support line. You’re losing business on a couple of

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What it means when your website says “connection is not secure.”

Secure

It simply means that you are using an insecure HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) rather than the protected Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to transmit data between your website and its server. Secure connection: why does it suddenly matter? Lately, all major web browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome, are pressing for a more secure web experience. In doing

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McQuillen Creative Gives SPURS a FREE Website

Non Profits Need Effective Websites. It’s almost unheard of now days to run into a company or organization that doesn’t have a website of any sorts. Usually a company will have a crude, late 1990s website or one they cobbled together on a free website platform. Or they have one that the boss’s nephew’s son created, but has since joined

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Schwab Audiology Brand Development

Schwab Audiology Brand Development

We recently had the pleasure of creating the brand for Schwab Audiology. As a native of Aberdeen, Dr. Elizabeth Falk Schwab returned to the area to open her own hearing healthcare clinic. Elizabeth brought us on board to help with designing her logo, stationery items, and print advertising as well as developing her website. Schwab Audiology Brand Development in Review When creating the logo, it was

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How MCG is Stopping Website Hackers

Stopping Website Hackers

Stopping Website Hackers: A Short Guide Criminal activity on the internet such as spamming and website hacking is, unfortunately, a fact of life. The reality is, if you have a website, it WILL be attacked by hackers or automated hacking software at some point. There are many reasons for this. In most cases, criminals like spammers and identity thieves are

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We Fix Website Problems When Your Web Designer is MIA

We fix website problems

Quick…if you need a new website, just call us now: 605-226-3481. We fix website problems so you can get back to doing business. That is the kind of reliability you can expect when you work with us. McQuillen Creative Group has been designing websites in Aberdeen, SD since 2001. Many, many other web providing companies have come and gone in

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Great Websites From Aberdeen, SD

You’ll never see an ad on TV for graphic design services. Same goes for video production services. So why are we being bombarded with online and TV ads for website design services? This might cause you to think that website production is easy. So easy in fact that any monkey in the world can whip them out. These companies have

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Mobilegeddon Is Upon Us! Mobile-Friendly Websites

Don’t you hate it when ads make you feel threatened, causing you to react out of fear. We certainly despise that. Google’s recent announcement that they are changing the way they deliver search results on mobile devices is causing panic among folks with websites. At least that’s what web developers want you to think. Granted, there is cause for alarm, and

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The Beauty of Simple One-Page Websites

one-page websites are an elegant solution for small businesses

One-Page Websites: A Quick Study on Elegant Simplicity One-page websites are becoming an increasingly attractive option for small businesses and organizations that have a focused mission or product. Needless to say, making an attractive and interesting website with only one true function proved to be a unique challenge. Our goal was to make an attractive, engaging site that looked impressive

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The Most Affordable Websites For Furniture Stores

Affordable Websites for Aberdeen SD

Affordable Websites In Aberdeen, SD — Imagine you own a furniture store with hundreds of pieces, in a myriad of categories. Creating a website that includes everything would be a major undertaking and have a hefty up front cost for development. Meanwhile you enjoy the immediacy and crowd building ability that Facebook offers, and you’re pretty comfortable working within that

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Why is Google Calling Me?

Don’t succumb to the temptations and sales pitches of SEO companies. We’ve heard from several of our clients that they are constantly getting calls and emails from “Google” encouraging them to increase their Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and/or claim their business account. PLEASE NOTE; these calls are probably not coming from Google, but from third party companies using Google as

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Office Peeps – Solutions & Savings

Office Peeps is a 55-year-old, family-owned office supply company located in Watertown and Huron, South Dakota. They specialize in office interior design, and their products and services include: Office supplies Office equipment and service Desktop and laptop computers Office furniture and interior design Janitorial supplies School supplies and furniture Scrapbooking supplies MCG has mainly been in charge of the website design

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MCG Honored to Design Coach Don Meyer Tribute Website

Former Northern State University coach Don Meyer is one of the nation’s most successful basketball coaches of all time. Meyer made college basketball history in 2009, surpassing Bobby Knight as the career victory leader. For two years, from 2009-2011, Meyer held the record for most wins for a men’s college basketball coach. Meyer retired in 2010 from Northern State University

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Established Brand Reemerges with a Splash • Tri-State Water

Based in Northeast South Dakota, Tri-State Water was established in 1986. After getting great use out of their original brand image, they recently decided to modernize it in an effort to rebrand and reposition themselves in a growing and competitive market. As both our friends and office-water suppliers, Tri-State recently hired us for this exciting change! We developed a new logo, overhauled their website, and

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Responsive Websites: Are You Mobile-Ready?

Responsive Websites

Don’t Freak Out! What do you think when you hear about “responsive websites?” Businesses these days need to work harder than ever to reach their customers. They browse the internet faster than before, and this leads to feelings of uncertainty. For most, fear of the “unknown” becomes a reality when thinking about recent technological advances. The mobile market has taken

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Complicated Soil Management Site

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The cool thing about what we do at McQuillen Creative Group is getting to learn about a lot of different industries and practices within those industries. As we learn more and more about our surrounding agricultural culture we’re fascinated by what people are doing. Take Precision Soil Management in Redfield, SD for example. These folks take a variety of soil

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Wessington Springs Student Wins Competition

We were pleased to award Michelle Scwiedop of Wessington Springs High School with a check for $500 for her winning entry in the 2010 Big Idea Business competition. Each year the Small Business Development Center hosts this competition open to Northeast South Dakota high school students. The objective is to get kids thinking about how to go about fostering an

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