Google continues to update its search algorithms to keep up with user expectations. Almost a year ago, Google announced a new Mobile First index which changed search results to focus on the mobile version of your site content first and index it according to that. Mobile First Indexing is here to stay and it’s important for you to optimize your website accordingly. Here’s what you need to know:
A website pop-up is a pop-up window (typically used for advertising)that contains an offer for some service or product and that appears on the screen of the website you are visiting. It usually follows you as you scroll if you do not close it or click it to take advantage of the offer. While pop-ups can dramatically increase conversion rates, most users find them to be annoying. However, when done professionally, they can be very effective. So the question about pop-ups is are they worth it?
Everyone is using websites these days to promote their business or sell their products, but most do not succeed because they fail to consider some of the basics that really make a website stand out and look professional while doing it. These are the three most common missed opportunities we find with websites
As a businessperson or an entrepreneur return on investment (ROI) is very important and should be a key factor in your marketing efforts. Landing pages, a standalone web page created specifically for marketing, have a significant role in the conversions of prospective customers. To accomplish your marketing goals, it is important to include certain, key elements on your landing page. Here are 5 must haves
Mobile websites aim at a seamless user experience for people who are on the go. With Google’s search algorithm now factoring in mobile experience, and more than half of users accessing websites from their smartphones, it is increasingly important for your website to be mobile friendly. Here are our top 3 must haves for your mobile site:
Website platforms are the perfect partners for individuals and small business owners when it comes to creating a website. With website platforms like WordPress, Wix, and Squarespace eliminate the need for developers and cut the costs of website development in half! The hardest part about website platforms is choosing the best one for your needs. So, we want to share our thoughts on some of the most popular website platforms out there:
Google crawls and indexes your website based on the experience, quality, and content on your website. The index prioritizes websites based on the experience and if it is related to the query. Google has recently changed their algorithm to factor your mobile site into it's indexing. Here's what you need to know:
A website is an essential aspect of a successful business because іt helps establish credibility and build your brand’s reputation The longer you avoid creating a professional presence online, the less likely you are to reach your audience.
If you aren't already familiar with web design you can start small and build over time. No one knows everything at the beginning. The best advice we can give is to set yourself uр by listening to feedback from customers and make adjustments accordingly. Alternatively there’s always the option of hiring a professional web developer to fill in the gaps for you. In the meantime, if you do have a website for your business it MUST include at least these 5 things:
Pricing for websites is one of the first questions for every business owner, and the answer is never what people like to hear: it depends. That's like asking how much a custom tailored suit would cost without giving the measurements or the type of fabric you want. Unfortunately, there isn't a straight forward answer. But, I can give you things to keep in mind when trying to price out a web design project.
Are you relying solely on your Facebook page as a means to make sales and draw in potential new business? Take the time to have a quality website made! Social media is a means to get more traffic to your website...you need both!
Is your website responsive? If you don't know what that means watch this video!
I'm sure most of you have made a point of including links to your social media sites at the top/bottom of your website. (If you don't have links at the top AND bottom I suggest you do so as soon as possible!). However, the best way to encourage people to follow you on social media is to use some of the social plugin made available by the specific social site. Which is why I've created a quick how-to for installing some of the more popular plugins.