The RainStorm Blog

Company news, industry analysis, and advice from RainStorm.

What Do You Want to Accomplish with Your Website?

Whether you are wanting a website designed for your business for the first time, or are considering a redesign, it’s important to have your main goals in mind to get the most out of your investment. Having a plan or list of priorities you can give to your web designer...

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Why Should You Use Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is the premier choice when it comes to analyzing your website's traffic. To see the fruits of the labor of your search engine optimization strategies, it is necessary to look for a tool to learn about who is visiting your site, why they are visiting,...

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Color Palettes & Websites: A Brief Overview

Color is an integral part to our everyday world, and it will be an integral part to your website, as well. Every color we see invokes a different and particular emotion based on our experiences and the way in which it is used, meaning that there's some psychology...

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We’ve Been Acquired!

RainStorm is now a part of Sozo Technologies, LLC, a leading technology services company specializing in supporting small businesses with their websites, hosting, email, security and Internet/Cloud technology needs. Here at RainStorm, we care a lot about our customers...

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WERU Community Radio – On Air and Online

Helping Maine's beloved “voice of many voices” continue to reach beyond Maine. WERU-FM 89.9 is a nonprofit, noncommercial community radio station which has broadcast from its volunteer-run station in East Orland, Maine to listeners in Downeast, Coastal and Central...

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Don’t Get Hooked: Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

We here at RainStorm have recently seen a spike in fraudulent emails about domain names, hosting, etc., so we thought this would be a good time to give you some tips on identifying and protecting yourself from these schemes. What is Phishing? According to...

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Happy Halloween Observed!

Halloween is a favorite RainStorm holiday (check the retrospective!) and this year the festivities were darkened (literally) by the power outage that proved problematic for much of the state for many days. While we all expect scary weather this time of year -- and...

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Exploring and Expanding S.W. Cole

S.W. Cole Explorations, a new, a wholly owned subsidiary of S.W. Cole Engineering offers test boring services for the geotechnical, environmental, geothermal, groundwater, geology, and construction industries. It needed a web presence, but one that was visually...

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Bangor Region Chamber News Announces New Website

The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce published a lovely article in their October 2017 newsletter announcing their new website! Here's the article by Chamber president Deb Neuman. It's finally here - OUR NEW WEBSITE! Wait, check that. YOUR new website is here! We...

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A New Habitat for Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon is a beloved part of Maine's nature-based culture, with chapters, centers, and sanctuaries all over the state. We're fans of the great Maine outdoors and were delighted to have the opportunity to work with a beloved nonprofit organization focused on...

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A New (Online) Home for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

The Bangor Chamber has been an active part of the region's business community for more than a century and is well recognized for its many events and business development efforts, representing more than 20 communities in the region and more than 800 members. (We're one...

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