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The top website and marketing links of the week. I always encourage clients to display testimonials on their site, if their industry allows them. Testimonials are a great way to influence prospective customers toward purchasing your products or services. And reviews let your customers speak – even if they are not always positive, how you handle negative reviews is important, too. Letting prospects see how you take care of problems is at least as important as the glowing testimonials! Learn more about why you should add testimonials and reviews to your site. …And along that vein here’s a great guide… Continue Reading
The FCC votes on removing Net Neutrality protections in mid-December. Do you rely on the Internet for your livelihood? Your entertainment? This is how things will change if this vote goes through. Please, if you are concerned at all by this, learn how to contact your representatives and ask them to stand up for a fair and open Internet. Learn more about Net Neutrality.
The top website and marketing links of the week. Does your website delight your users? Or does it leave them with a less-than-satisfied feeling? Read this article about UX (user experience) and find out how poorly designed websites are a lot like having a cranky receptionist with a bad attitude. Did you know that Google gets around 30 billion search queries every month? That’s staggering! And I’m sure you’ve heard the recent talk about potential biases in the major search and online news providers. Here’s an interesting recent post about how much trust people put into Google search results. And… Continue Reading
Do you have an old laptop? Is it slow as the DMV? My old (2010-era) Toshiba Satellite had become horribly sloth-like, taking 5-6 minutes to fully boot to the point where I could connect to wifi. I thought of replacing it, but there was really nothing else wrong with it and laptops are expensive. So I did some research and learned that I could do some upgrades. I bought a new batch of memory, replacing the 2GB chips with 4GB chips. And I bought a 500GB SSD (solid state drive) to replace the old 500GB hard drive. These, I read,… Continue Reading
One of my clients got an email from Google this week with a warning about his insecure website (a site which does not have an SSL certificate so the URL begins with HTTP instead of HTTPS). Chrome is taking things to the next level (a welcome change as far as I’m concerned) with its drive to push all the web to HTTPS. In October 2017, Chrome will begin showing a “Not Secure” warning whenever a user enters text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages when browsing in incognito mode. So picture that, those of… Continue Reading
Studies show that 1/4 of users will abandon a site that takes over 4 seconds to load; the ideal load time is now 2 seconds. Does your site meet that goal? If not, we can help. Our WordPress Performance Tuneup can decrease load times of your site by 20%, 50% or more! You’ll receive a report on the before/after results, actions taken, and any other recommendations to help the site stay fast going forward, plus a checklist of key ingredients for a speedy WordPress site. Learn more about what’s included in the Performance Tuneup here. Get a Tuneup scheduled for… Continue Reading
The top website and marketing links for this week. How easy is your site to read? Does it have tiny text that makes it tough for some users? The 12px font size became a norm in the late 1990’s/early 2000’s because Mac OS adopted the 12pt font as its default base size. 9-14px fonts were common during this period. By 2011, though, 16px had been adopted by most web designers as a good minimum size. Today, we’re starting to see sites with font sizes of 20px and more. Learn more about trends in font sizes here. Do you hate popups?… Continue Reading