Five Guidelines for a Winning E-Commerce Design

On July 30th, 2012, wrote:

The consumer is the most important element for achieving any winning e-Commerce Web design. Every consumer wants basically the same thing: a simple, secure shopping experience. A complicated, confusing, or time-consuming Internet browsing or shopping experience can quickly turn a potential buyer off, ending the purchase before money is exchanged. Simplicity and security in this process can easily be achieved by following five simple guidelines. 1. Guarantee a less tedious shopping experience. The biggest benefit of online shopping is the ease with which consumers can acquire what they need — avoiding crowds and time-consuming travel to have what they’re looking for delivered to their doorsteps. A website that provides its customers with a speedy and easy shopping experience is likely to keep them coming back time and time again. Conversely, a website that loads slowly or involves extensive browsing to find a product will send consumers looking for a simpler solution to meet their needs. The best e-Commerce Web design – Read the full article

Five Simple Ways to Optimize Your Tweets for SEO

On July 19th, 2012, wrote:

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a powerful tactic that any business owner can use to draw traffic to his or her website. Most tech-savvy business leaders and online marketing pros understand the basics of using SEO on blogs and websites. However, the increasing popularity of social networking sites leaves many business leaders wondering if they can use the same SEO tactics that work on blogs when using, say, Twitter and other social media marketing platforms. Optimizing your tweets for SEO purposes requires a combination of SEO savvy and writing skill. After all, a 140-character tweet doesn’t leave much room for the use of bulky keywords. Instead of focusing just on creating SEO-optimized content for Twitter, you need to focus on your overall Twitter strategy. Keep the following tips in mind when crafting tweets and setting up your Twitter profile. A little attention to detail now can pay off big-time in the long run. Choose a relevant handle and account name. Your Twitter – Read the full article

Simple Tips for Brands Using Google+

On June 28th, 2012, wrote:

Using Google+ to get the word out about your brand or business got a whole lot easier with the introduction of Brand Pages. Operating in a similar manner to profiles used by the members who rely upon Google+, Google Brand Pages (or Google+ Local business pages) are a great way for businesses and their customers to interact with one another. Of course, it is essential understand how best to connect with one another, as this will allow brands to grow their influence and pull in new customers. Use the following tips to make certain you stay atop the brand heap on Google+. Research Your Audience Every brand has an audience. It is vital for Internet marketers to determine who that audience is, because failure to do so could mean that all marketing and advertising attempts are not successful. To prevent this from occurring, it is essential that marketers target the groups who are most likely to be interested in the – Read the full article

4 Reasons Why a Business Needs a Pinterest Account

On June 21st, 2012, wrote:

Pinterest has taken the world by storm, and with more and more people signing up to see what all the fuss is about, isn’t it about time that your business was on Pinterest? It Brings Extra Traffic To Your Site A lot of big companies out there aren’t afraid to give stats on how Pinterest is working out for them. Brands such as Sony, for example, have commented that Pinterest is now sending more traffic than veteran social platform Twitter. For Sony, Pinterest is (2,300 followers) sending 2.5 times more than their main Twitter platform with (80,000 followers). If that isn’t value then I don’t know what is! It Represents Another Audience To Market To One of the key reasons why Pinterest seems to be sending so much traffic to sites is thanks to the fact that businesses can clearly market to a select audience. With Pinterest boards available for pretty much any subject, it doesn’t take long for a – Read the full article

5 Fantastic Tips for Improving Your Website’s Conversion Rate

On June 5th, 2012, wrote:

The E-commerce industry continues to grow, with more and more businesses and companies setting up websites through which they can sell and offer their products and services. The big challenge remains, though: how do you drive traffic to your site and ultimately generate revenue? Measuring the success and effectiveness of a website in bringing sales can be done by determining one’s conversion rate, which is the ratio of visitors who convert content views or website visits into desired actions: like making a purchase, subscribing to a newsletter, or downloading some sort of software. Web analytics tools – such as Google Analytics, among many others – can usually measure conversion rates, going beyond tracking pageviews and visitor counts. So what are the ways in which you – as a business owner, Internet marketer, online retailer, or E-commerce professional – can improve your website’s conversion rate? Read on and find out. Creative, effective Web design Take time to review the design of – Read the full article

Mobile Copywriting Tips: How to Write a Business SMS that Converts

On May 21st, 2012, wrote:

When you’re copywriting, it’s all too easy to lose yourself in clever lead-ins and a rousing introduction. Writing for the SMS means there’s no time for that; mobile marketers don’t have the time to lead into anything gradually, so they have to be direct. Most site visitors don’t want to sit and read through walls of text — they want to find out what they want to know, and move on to something else. To write effective mobile copy and make a bulk SMS message that converts easily, follow the tips below. The attention span of the average Web user is short; people are easily distracted and tend to move quickly from one page to another. It’s even harder to hold the attention of a mobile user, when their devices are always receiving E-mails, push notifications, and text messages. People read and respond to these while standing in line, waiting for a movie to begin, or even walking down the – Read the full article

Fixing a Merged Listing in Google Places

On April 5th, 2012, wrote:

Google Places offers people the chance to merge duplicate business listings in an effort for business owners to concentrate on just one business listing and let them comply with Google rules of having only one listing per business location. Google also uses data from other parties to make sure that duplicate listings are identified and merged it into one. But this can be a problem for some businesses. For example, a competitor hijacks your Google Maps listing by merging it with an account that they control, changes your contact information like your phone number, and adds their own business name to the listing. You can remedy this by manually changing your contact details and everything that has been changed by the competitor. But just when it is changed back (which could take some time), your competitor hijacks your listing again. For most, however, it is a matter of inconvenience and lost business rather than unfair competitive practices. Some merged business listings show – Read the full article

Five Fantastic Internet Security Tips

On March 30th, 2012, wrote:

The Internet has become an increasingly dangerous place, at least if you consider all the people who use it for malicious intentions. It’s important to be aware of the vulnerabilities of the Internet, and to know what you can do in order to protect yourself. So here are five fantastic tips for Internet security.   Back up your data This is the best way of protecting your data. Vital information such as invoices, E-mails, and documents should be backed up on a daily basis if possible. Backing up regularly will ensure that whenever your computer system – or the server – crashes and loses data, you are left with a backup copy. It is very easy to back up data. A small amount of data can be backed up in a CD, an external hard drive, or a cloud service. Antivirus protection Every computer needs to have up-to-date and credible antivirus software installed on it. This software will keep your – Read the full article