$200 Rebate on Gusto Online Payroll Services

Get Gusto online payroll service and eliminate paperwork

Gusto, the online payroll service that we use at Eight Trails, is offering a $200 rebate (in the form of an Amazon gift card) for new customers who sign up with Gusto before January 31, 2018. (Eight Trails will get one of those gift cards, too, if you sign up, but I would be recommending…

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Google Now Serves and Labels Searches Solely by Searcher’s Location

On Friday, October 27, Google announced on their blog a change to the way they serve and label search results based on the searcher’s location. Previously, Google localized your search results based on a combination of your location and the Google site you used (e.g. Google.uk for England). Beginning Friday, the Google site/domain you use…

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Cathy Mac Knits Goes Live With Midcentury Modern Website

In August we launched a new website for Cathy Mac Knits, the website of expert knitting instructor and designer Cathrine McClure, based in Phoenix. The site makes liberal use of colorful yarn photography for backgrounds, and features a color palette and Eight Trails-designed logo inspired by Cathrine’s love of 50s “space age” design. The site is fully…

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New Website for Medical Cannabis Dispensary Midtown Roots

In early August we launched a modern and elegant new website to coincide with the grand opening of Midtown Roots, a new medical cannabis dispensary in midtown Phoenix. The new site is fully responsive for optimal viewing on desktop and mobile browsers, and it features some interesting custom functionality developed by Eight Trails. The slideshow…

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How to Write a Website RFP That Gets You Good Proposals

If you’re planning a new website or a website upgrade or expansion for your business, you may want to get multiple bids or quotes. The challenge is that websites have lots of moving pieces and there are numerous valid options for almost any feature or function, so how do you get apples-to-apples quotes? The solution…

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Putting in the Miles for a Good Cause

Ed Tankersley - Grand Canyon

As many of you know, there’s a reason we have “trails” in our business name and a compass in our logo. Our lead trailblazer, Ed Tankersley, loves to hike, mountain bike, snowboard, and just generally kick around outdoors, and he founded Eight Trails to provide web design, development, and online advertising with a focus on…

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6 Critical Things Your Website Should Do for You

We are long past the days of brochure sites, with nothing but photos and text about your business. These days, if your website isn’t doing real work for you, it’s just not earning its keep. Here are six critical things your website should be doing for your business: Build Your Brand – Your brand is…

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Spotlight on New Website for Second Beat Improv

Second Beat Improv Theater opened in Phoenix in October 2016, and we at Eight Trails were honored to be instrumental in helping them get launched. The theater is the personal vision of longtime Phoenix improv performer Sam Haldiman, and takes its name from the three beats of The Harold, one of the standard structures in…

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How We Revved Up West Coast Collector Autos

WestCoastCollectorAutos.com home page

We recently launched a website for West Coast Collector Autos in Westminster, California, and there’s a bit of magic going on behind the scenes to make this site as helpful to car enthusiasts as it can be. The site had a limited budget and the business had no logo, so we used a simple theme…

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