web development


What is Microdata, and How Can it Help My SEO Ranking?

If you’re really savvy with SEO, you know that there are different techniques to get your website found in search engines. Many marketers are most comfortable with on-page SEO: creating content for keywords, then optimizing that content (like adding header tags, …

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How to See Results With a B2B Website Redesign (7 Step Checklist)

A website redesign shouldn’t just improve look and feel of your B2B company. Instead, a redesign must grow your lead database and increase conversions.  According to Kinesis Inc., once your page loads, users form an opinion in .05 seconds, so the pressure …

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HubSpot COS vs WordPress: How to Choose the Best Website Platform

Choosing where to host your website? As you know, it’s a huge decision, and many decision-makers wonder: HubSpot COS vs WordPress — which is better? Users produce about 76.9 million new posts and 41.4 million new comments on WordPress each month. – …

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How to Choose a Digital Marketing Agency That Will Drive Results

Are you wondering how to choose a digital marketing agency? If so, you’re not alone. In fact: Companies outsource “between 45 percent and 75 percent of marketing activities” to agencies, according to Accenture. Why is this trend growing? Because the demands on marketers …

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Education Website Design Trends Into 2017

Colleges and universities tout their ability to help graduates compete. But higher education institutions are themselves competing in a densely populated market. California alone had 458 higher education institutions in 2015. Yet staying abreast of trends for education website design can …

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8 Website Redesign Questions to Guarantee High Performance

A website redesign is a great opportunity to refresh your online presence. But don’t think of a website redesign as a design task. Instead, you should start with marketing strategy and with data. During and after a redesign, you should be …

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Web Design Statistics for 2017

“In a crowded market, having a website that simply serves as a brochure is no longer competitive.” — 2016 Small Business Marketing Trends Report Defining the market There were 320 million Internet users in North America as of June 2016. …

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The Increasing Importance of Mobile for Marketing

In a year-ending roundup of SEO trends, strategist Gianluca Fiorelli stated “Mobile search is all search.” Observing Google is shifting to mobile-first indexing, he noted, “after 18 years of prioritizing desktop, now we have to prioritize mobile.” This blog addresses …

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Online Marketing Trends 2016 to 2017

Digital marketing spend will grow from 57.29 billion US dollars in 2014 to 103.37 billion US. dollars in 2019, per Forrester. These online marketing trends are likely to drive the growth into 2017. Personalized user experiences Marketing personalization is becoming …

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6 Benefits of Microsites

Marketers understand the value of focusing on specific campaign goals. A microsite represents one more way to do this effectively. For many brands, their primary website represents a political hurdle where frequent updates, marketing experiments and timely updates present a challenge for …

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How to increase lead generation with a focused call-to-action (CTA)

Whether the phenomenon is deemed the choice paradox or analysis paralysis, most people have experienced an inability to decide when confronted with too many options. Marketers aim to appeal to an audience, by educating and delighting. This doesn’t mean piling …

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How to make SEO-friendly blog articles

Organic search can be a powerful driver of leads.  For many inbound marketers, search engine optimization (SEO) is a vital channel for lead generation, brand visibility and sales nurturing–and blogs can play a significant role in driving search efforts. In thinking about …

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iOS Mobile Market Stats — Understanding the Apple Audience

Even before the great earbud controversy of 2016, Apple was facing steep competition for global mobile market share. This article’s collection of iOS mobile market stats are telling about the 1 billion active mobile users of Apple. Apple Market Share …

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Best Practices for IT Value-Added Reseller Company Websites

In an ever-evolving landscape roiled by big data, mobile, turn-key applications, and cloud computing, value-added resellers (VARs) are forced to reinvent themselves as broad IT solution providers. Seeking to adapt in a volatile arena, the VAR marketer might ask: How can …

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5 Best Practices for IT Websites

Spending on worldwide information technology continues to grow with IDC predicting the market will reach $2.252,9 billion this year and $2,461.1 billion by 2019. That’s a lot of market share up for grabs, but how does IT marketing standout? Try …

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How website redesign drove measurable business value for a leading artificial intelligence company.

An Ironpaper Client Success Story. Arago (www.arago.co) has an underlying mission to give people back the time they are currently spending in mindless processes—helping to drive more value from human endeavors. What they do with operations automation is reminiscent of …

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Best Practices for B2B Websites

One second is all it takes. That may sound reminiscent of a tagline for a fear-mongering PSA, but it’s also true that even a single second delay in website performance can lead visitors to abandon a website. Avoid audience attrition and …

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How will voice search impact SEO?

Some 55% of teens and 41% of adults use voice search more than once a day, according to Google. Yet what does this search process transformation mean for marketers? How will voice search impact SEO? Voice Search Trends Just three …

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10 Important Marketing Acronyms and What They Mean

No one likes to waste time with full words any more, right? OMG. LOL. A review of discussion among marketers highlights that acronyms are as common in this industry as in any other form of communication. Without wanting to risk …

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What is Progressive Profiling?

What is progressive profiling? It’s a practice modern marketers use, often with the help of marketing automation, to gather lead intel incrementally to benefit conversion rates. How does progressive profiling work? With marketing automation software offering dynamic or smart form fields, …

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Nonprofit Sector Stats & Trends in the Nonprofit Industry

The nonprofit sector is experiencing several transformative shifts bringing new challenges and opportunities. The biggest among these are the changing demographics of givers, tumultuous economic and political dynamics, and technological innovations, according to The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017. The …

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Best practices for small business websites

75 percent of users admit to making judgments about a company’s credibility based on their website’s design. – Stanford University   Increasing revenue is a big goal for businesses of any size. A survey, State of Small Business Report, of …

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10 Trends in Web Design Today

With 93% of buying cycles beginning with an online search, a business website needs to efficiently communicate value proposition, aesthetically appeal to users, and offer optimal user experience — across devices. After all, 40% of smartphone and tablet owners search for …

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Responsive Web Design Statistics That Matter

Relevance is a key element of marketing success. Your website is no longer relevant today if it is not mobile-friendly. You need Responsive Web Design. Responsive Web Design, or RWD for short, is one of the more effective ways to …

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5 Reasons Your Website May Be Failing

In many cases, your company website is your audience’s first impression of your business, so it’s critical that it works optimally, supports your objectives, and achieves the results you want. As such, if it’s not generating leads, driving sales, and …

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Benefits of Growth Driven Design Over Traditional Web Design

Hearing more Growth Driven Design (GDD) hype without knowing what the fuss is about might prompt you to shout expletives (drop that middle D and you’re already there). Don’t fret, we are here to help. You may understand that Growth Driven …

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What is Growth Driven Design?

Maybe you see yourself as a modern day Tevye embracing “tradition” as enthusiastically as he does to begin Fiddler on the Roof. Yet, a thoughtful comparison of traditional web design to growth driven design may be compelling enough to have …

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5 Demand Generation Best Practices for IT Service Companies

Though there are enormous opportunities to be had in the IT services industry today, the competition is also growing by the minute. Not only do organizations need to establish their prominence over other IT consultancies and service providers, but they also …

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Web Design Trends for IT Companies

As the IT landscape becomes more competitive, significant, and full of opportunities than ever, it’s increasingly important to ensure that your enterprise’s website is fresh, attractive, user-friendly, and engaging. As such, this article outlines the latest web design trends for …

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WordPress Website Statistics

As the world’s most popular content management system, WordPress powers more websites than any other CMS on the market. This article features a collection of statistics that demonstrate just how ubiquitous WordPress has become – and how much people and …

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