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GT Business Design

We are a design and development team based in Traverse City, Michigan focused on responsive web design, film and video production, along with beautiful graphic design creation to suit our clients needs.

We take the time to listen to our clients and develop strategies to help their businesses grow.

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Wild Hare Rug Studio Website Build

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We just wrapped up a build project for one of our newest customers. We took the project from ground zero and built a dynamic site for Wild Hare Rug Studio at wildharerugstudio.com. We wanted to address what processes we took in creating this website from start to finish. How did Wild Hare approach you for…
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This article was written by Eric Wistrand on October 25, 2013


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Two Complete Websites In One Week? Yup, We Did That!

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This past week we single handedly took two websites built on Squarespace 5 and rebuilt them in Wordpress, making subtle but dramatic changes to each. These sites, www.haleyjane.com and www.technologyadr.com had been built two years ago. Our client asked us to help her get them bundled together under the same hosting and domain company. Naturally, that meant moving these sites to another platform, we chose Wordpress for it’s ease of use for the client and for it’s flexibility in construction and function in development.

This article was written by Eric Wistrand on June 28, 2013


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Why We Moved To WordPress

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A lot of things keep changing around here at GT Business Design. One of the most notable being the major shift to building our websites on WordPress. With that shift, we decided it was finally time to move our site from Squarespace to WordPress also. So why the change? Well long story short, WordPress gave…
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This article was written by Eric Wistrand on April 24, 2013


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The New Web

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I remember my first phone with internet access that I got back in 2002. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world! I could view these stripped down websites and get all the information I was looking for. If my friends and I wanted to see a movie, i could just hop on…
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This article was written by Eric Wistrand on October 25, 2012


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Spiders, Robots and Crawlers….Oh My!!

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The terms spiders, robots and crawlers all mean the same thing. they are programs designed to scour the  ​web finding content and updating the information to their respective search engines. Web spiders can be tracked by your analytic software.​ ​Web spiders not only crawl the individual pages of your website but also the files associated…
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This article was written by Ryan Frusti on September 17, 2012


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Creating Effective Page Descriptions

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Ever wonder how Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines give a description​ of your website when people search for your site? This description is generated a few different ways but most specifically by using <meta> tags. The tags are the snippets used by browsers to search your site out based on a users search…
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This article was written by Eric Wistrand on August 16, 2012



How Do You Rank?

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Getting to the front page of Google search is everybody’s goal, but how do you get there?​ Google searches for the freshest content on the web, content with style and humor and interesting content. Done are the days where you could copy and paste and do only minor changes to make content seem personalized. Fresh…
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This article was written by Ryan Frusti on August 14, 2012


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Welcome To The New Look


GT Business Design, is always looking forward when it comes to design and technology. We have been developing on several of the top Content Management System platforms for the last few years and love the ability to marry custom designs with easy content creation. One of the platforms that we use is called Squarespace. This…
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This article was written by Ryan Frusti on August 8, 2012


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