You Like Us! You Really Like Us!

We are so happy to announce that this last month we were the recipients of two Communicator Awards – taking home the Award of Excellence (1st place) in the Website – Event category for Qualcomm’s 3G LTE Summit, and an Award of Distinction (2nd place) for the Website – Lifestyle category for Jacuzzi Baths.

Big shout outs have to go to the project management teams that worked tirelessly on managing both of these projects as well as the designers and developers on producing such amazing work.

These awards are a representation of what we strive for on a daily basis; to produce the highest quality of work that we know we are capable of. Working together as a team towards this goal has been the most rewarding part of it all..because let’s be honest, an award is an award, is an award. #unlessitsanAcademyAward #wewouldtakeit. Thank you to the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts for this honor (we think we communicate well too 🙂 )

For more information about the Communicator Awards:

Are Your Ready for Mobilegeddon? Google Announces Latest Update Will Punish Sites Without a Mobile Experience

How Will Your Website Be Affected?

On April 21st, Google is making a major change to its search algorithm, or in other words, the way it ranks websites that come up when people use their search engine, especially on mobile devices.

“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.” 

What does this mean? Well effectively, if you have a website that is mobile responsive or if you have a separate mobile website you will be fine and in fact, may actually see a boost in your organic ranking on Google and if you do not, you will likely see your organic ranking go down. For those of you who do not have a mobile site experience, this is your chance to do something about it.

Need to Find Out if Your Site is Mobile Friendly?

Use Google’s Mobile Test to see if your site meets initial qualifications

What Are Your Options?

If you haven’t yet implemented a mobile strategy for your online presence, now is a critical time to start. While it is technically possible to add responsive elements into an existing website, we recommend one of the following:

1) Develop a Separate Mobile Site
This is separate from your existing website and is presented specifically to users when they access your site from a mobile device.

2) Develop a Mobile Responsive Site
Your site’s content will automatically configure itself to the optimal size depending on the device a user is accessing your site on, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, or large desktop monitor. Google has supported having a mobile-responsive website over having a dedicated mobile website as it makes for a better user experience and is less prone to errors.

Next Steps

Call 858.427.1470 or fill out the form below to learn more about what the changes mean for your website and what you can do to be prepared.

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Ninthlink Hits Ballast Point and Laser Tag

To celebrate our 2014 year and all of our hard work, the Ninthlink team headed out to enjoy  some of our favorite activities; craft beer and laser tag! We spent the afternoon enjoying the beautifully remodeled Ballast Point in Miramar, sipping on IPA’s and eating tasty bites. After a couple beers, we headed to Miramar Speed Circuit for a couple rounds of laser tag! It was a great end to a great year for Nitnhlink!


Thera Point Goes Live

Ninthlink has partnered with a company, Inventions to Income (i3), to help their inventor clients create a stronger online presence and generate more sales. We’ve designed and developed a new Ecommerce website for one of i3’s clients, Thera Point. The Thera Point strap is 86% proven to reduce symptoms of tennis elbow in just two weeks. The new site provides a more clean and dynamic offering of the product with easy navigation and simple UX. The site has an ecommerce functionality allowing users to easily purchase the strap online. Check out Therapoint by clicking here!


Ninthlink Heading to CES 2015

Ninthlink will be heading to Las Vegas for the 4th year in a row to attend the biggest technology show of the year! Festivities kick off on January 6th and continue through the 9th. A couple of this year’s biggest topics include: The Internet of Things, the yet to be released Apple watch, other wearable technologies, and high tech cars.

Ninthlink has partnered with Pello Events to design and create a video reel for the Automotive booth presented by Qualcomm Technologies. The reel will be displayed on three 7×13 LED screens on the outside of the booth and feature motion graphics, video, and graphic design.

Ninthlink’s work will also be on display at the Qualcomm Technologies MuMiMo booth. MuMiMo stands for multiple user, multiple input, multiple output. For the booth, we created an interactive demo that illustrates the benefits of MuMiMo technology. Currently, wifi only services one device at a time, but with MuMiMo, multiple devices receive the benefits at a much higher bandwidth.

If you’re not already going, register for CES 2015 now. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it! We can’t wait to see you there!