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Friday Link Wrapup – Mobile Friendly Sales, SEO Basics, Online Payments, Getting People to Sign Up

The top website and marketing links for this week. Still clinging to that old website that isn’t mobile-friendly? Techcrunch reports that yesterday was the biggest shopping day on Thanksgiving ever – $1.15 billion in sales by 5pm. And 54% of visits – $449 million of sales – of that was on smartphones and tablets. Do…

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Friday Link Wrapup – Mobile yet Unfriendly, Security Threats, Marketing Stats

The top website and marketing links for this week. Is your website mobile-friendly (yay!) but ridiculously hard to use on a phone? If that’s the case, you need to read “How to Poison the Mobile User” to understand how your website may be impacting your customers and sales. And then contact me because I can help…

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Friday Link Wrapup – Mobile Friendly Websites, Single-tasking, Pomodoro

The top website and marketing links for this week. How does your website look in a phone? Is it a breeze to use, with easy to understand navigation and a clear call to action helping users do what you want them to do? Or is it embarrassing – it looks just like a miniature version…

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Quick Poll: Smartphone Users’ Behavior on Sites That Aren’t Mobile-Friendly

I’d really appreciate your answer to this one-question poll! It will help me better answer clients when they say ‘I don’t need a mobile-friendly site – do I?’ or ‘in my industry it doesn’t matter if my site works well on phones.’ EDIT: The poll is closed – the results were: 48% said they leave a…

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Google Begins Using Mobile-friendliness as a Ranking Factor on April 21. Is Your Site Ready?

Is your website mobile-friendly? If not, this news might make you reconsider that. On April 21, Google will start using mobile-friendliness (or responsiveness) as one of its ranking factors in search results. This is a natural addition given that the number of users using mobile surpassed desktop users in early 2014. How might this change…