How APIs Affect Your Business

How APIs Affect Your Business

You've likely heard us mention API development in recent posts, along with terms like integrationsautomations, and high-functionality development. Incidentally, all of these terms fit together, but how is this technology affecting you as a business owner?

Today, we'll be describing API development in a simple, bare-bones way, how it fits into automating your business practices, and how it can affect your business (or is already affecting it!).

High-Functionality Web Development

High-Functionality Web Development

At Trail 9, we've worked on lots of different kinds of web projects— we pride ourselves  in  being a full-service web company, where we offer everything a business needs to be successful online. However, with our most recent projects, we've rediscovered our BIGGEST web passion: high-functionality web development, or doing the heavy lifting work on web projects.

Boost Your Social Media Engagement in 2018

Boost Your Social Media Engagement in 2018

It goes without saying that social media is wildly popular across the globe and that it's continually being used by more people, and in more situations. But, social media itself isn't static— as people's online behavior changes, and as new trends are established and followed, social media changes. Every social networking company continually looks for what direction their users are moving toward, and they react accordingly with new features and content specific to those new trends, so they may engage (and monetize) most effectively.

Track Your User Behavior with Analytics

Track Your User Behavior with Analytics

What's the goal of your website? Are you looking to increase awareness, traffic, or revenue? Do you want to educate people, lead them through your sales funnel, or both? Whatever reasons you have for owning a website, there's always one common denominator that makes or breaks a website's success— its users.

Are You Paying Too Much For Hosting?

Are You Paying Too Much For Hosting?

EVERYONE who has a website also has a hosting environment, even if they're not aware of it! If you own a website, your hosting environment could be included in your website service, or it could be that it's managed separately. Regardless, hosting is something that affects every website owner. And, unfortunately, it's a pretty vague topic most of the time. People aren't always sure what hosting options they have, how their hosting is affecting their website's performance, or how much they should be paying for their hosting.

We're writing this post in order to shed some light on the world of hosting! We'll be discussing what hosting is, how much you should be paying for it, and what kinds of hosting options are out there to choose from.

How We're Different With Our Clients

How We're Different With Our Clients

At Trail 9, we have a great time working with our clients. It's when our clients are happy with our work that we're most satisfied, and so we pride ourselves on really listening to their requests and opinions at every part of the development process. We make sure to understand their business goals from the very beginning, so that we always offer them the best solutions. And, we always focus on giving them convenience and flexibility throughout the length of the project.

In this post, we'll be talking about both the big and little things that make us DIFFERENT with our clients!

Valpo Direct is LIVE!

Valpo Direct is LIVE!

​Valpo Direct is a comprehensive, free-to-use website that catalogs Valparaiso’s local businesses. It’s meant to be a win-win solution for both consumers AND local business owners, encouraging Valparaiso's residents and visitors to shop locally WHILE rewarding local business owners with free online advertising for their stores and services.

Does Your Website Have a Backdoor You Don’t Know About?

Does Your Website Have a Backdoor You Don’t Know About?

Once an attacker can access a backdoor, they can come and go as they please— they can spy on user activity, upload or inject malware, steal information and resources, or anything else they feel like doing. And, they can do it without anyone knowing there’s a problem.

Getting Up To Speed With Google

Getting Up To Speed With Google

Are you trying to increase your revenue? How about attract more customers? Boost your brand recognition? Rise above your competition? Believe it or not, Google can help you with all of these goals. All you need to do is get your business up to speed with them.