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Demystifying mobile: 3 important facts

One of the first things I would like to demystify with this article is the difference between a mobile responsive website and a mobile application or “app”. A responsive website delivers a custom tailored version of your existing website optimized for the device you are viewing it on, but primarily for mobile devices. A mobile application is a separate entity that can be installed on a users phone and needs to be released across individual application networks such as the “Apple App Store” or “Android Apps”.

Depending on the business you are running, experts are saying you should consider the mobile platform that fits your business model best. This article will cover the top 3 reasons for enabling a responsive design on your website. Continue reading Demystifying mobile: 3 important facts

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3 Steps to automating your business

There are a wide variety of systems that exist either online or as software to help you organize and manage your contacts, projects, content, time & a lot more. The real question to ask yourself is; How can I use this existing technology to make my business run easier and more efficiently?

Step 1: Assess your needs as a business.

Think about your reasons for shopping for software. Make a list of challenges that your business faces and separate it into 2 categories; “Need” and “Want”. The Want list should be broad and this is where you should think outside the box, even if it is not possible right now, technology is going to facilitate more and more. Continue reading 3 Steps to automating your business

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5 tips to getting better Email Marketing Results

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You’d be surprised how a few minor changes can really optimize the email open and click-through rate to your website. In this article we will provide some quick tips on maximizing the effect of your email marketing campaigns.

1) The importance of a good Headline

The subject line of your email campaign is extremely important to the success of that campaign as it has to entice the user to actually open the email and receive the message. If the user thinks the email is spam or not important, they may just ignore or delete it. I’m sure most of you know from personal experience that certain subjects in email get immediately ignored. Using the words “Free”, “Specials”, “% OFF” and “Reminder” are some prime examples. Continue reading 5 tips to getting better Email Marketing Results

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10 Steps to a Conversion friendly website

There are a wide variety of ways to optimize your website for user conversions and we are happy to help guide you through the process. But, you can also do some basic research yourself by reading these 10 steps. If you have any trouble with any of the steps we are always here to help and all you need to do is Contact us!

1) Use a professional and relevant design

A great design that makes effective use of whitespace can make your webpage more attractive and easier to read. The design should be relevant to your industry as this will communicate what you do to your visitor immediately. If you they recognize what you do based just on the look of your site, you have helped capture their attention just a little longer. Continue reading 10 Steps to a Conversion friendly website

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Social Media Integration Made Easy: A Simple Guide

Image of Social Media termsAs web trends move on, it’s becoming clear that social media will very much be at the heart of the internet’s future. We’re already sharing more and more information via social networks like Facebook and Twitter, so it’s up to the site owners to make this process as quick and easy as possible. That also means that your website needs to give visitors as many social media options as possible – and the way to do that is through the right social media integration. So relax, sit back on your couch, and let’s take a quick look at five easy ways that you can start to integrate social media on your site – and give your visitors (and customers) even more ways to interact with you.
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Simplifying your website design for better conversions

Everyone knows how websites allow people to connect around the world and help spread information and news instantly. It is also great for finding tons of useful information on all sorts of topics…

How often does this happen to you?;

You end up on a site after clicking a link from a Google search, and you quickly find yourself lost in a design that pulls your attention in all directions! Now you are lost in a sea of ads, in a website that wasn’t designed with YOU (the customer) in mind. You soon find your mouse creeping towards the back button as your hopes of finding that information fades. As you return to Google you sincerely hope the next search result brings you better luck.

You click on the next link in the search engine results and are brought to a wonderful site with a simple logo and a quick tag line stating “We have large amounts of information on your information..”.

As your hope rises your eyes naturally get drawn down to the a heading and a wonderful image that embodies the information you were seeking. Your attention is fixed on this paragraph and the rest of the site fades away, and as you start to read the first paragraph you quickly find the information you required.

You are now a happy camper, thank to an intuitive design. The design of the website helped lead you to the information you required. The site was unique and beautiful enough that you wont forget it, and if you get the chance you would more than likely share this quality customer experience with your friends. Continue reading Simplifying your website design for better conversions

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