web design


4 Simple Web Design Tips That Boost Traffic

Has your organization seen website traffic slow down? It might be time for a website design overhaul. Making sure you facilitate the right changes, however, can be a bit daunting for web design projects. The devil is in the details. …

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Mobile Implementation Errors Can Cost 68% of Web Traffic

Going mobile is one of the best ways a company can gain revenue and customers today. However, if a mobile implementation is botched, companies can lose on average 68 percent of their smartphone traffic. In a new study by BrightEdge, some 27 percent of mobile …

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Despite Rise in Mobile Email Opens, 30% of Marketers Don’t Know Their Open Rate

Time and time again, statistics continue to show that mobile email marketing is most certainly not on its way out. In fact, it has accomplished quite the opposite. In April of 2011, email opens on mobile phones accounted for only …

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New Twitter Design

A review of the new Twitter design.  In the final quarter of 2013, Twitter discovered that despite an expanding user base people were spending less time on the site. This likely meant that even though users were willing to test …

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How We Read Web Content

Study reveals how we read web content. People spend a lot of time liking, tweeting, sharing and generally promoting a wide range of online content. Content analysis often resides at the promotional level, and doesn’t delve too deeply into how …

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Privacy concerns online impact business negatively

Privacy concerns plague social media usage. According to recent research by TRUSTe and Harris Interactive, 92% of US web users worry about their privacy online.  This worry affects business negatively. The largest areas of concern for online privacy are (listed in order …

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How big is the tablet market in the US?

How many people own tablets in the US? A new study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) sheds some light on tablet ownership in the US. About 44% of US online consumers owned tablets as of December 2013. The Pew Research Center’s …

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Responsive websites to be highlighted in mobile SEO

Google is working hard to make smartphone content to be highlighted in search. Google announced that they are replacing their old smartphone crawler with a new one to improve smartphone specific search results. This act will allow for Google to index …

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Importance of social commerce for retail brands

A report by 8thBridge, SOCIAL COMMERCE IQTM RETAIL 2013, highlights the social media adoption by retail brands and their social commerce strategies. As expected, most retailers have adopted Facebook and Youtube as part of their digital marketing strategy. These networks are ubiquitous among …

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Shopping cart abandonment emails help increase revenue for eCommerce websites

Shopping cart abandonment emails can be a vital tool in the eCommerce marketer’s toolbox. Stated simply, cart abandonment emails help drive additional revenue and therefore should not be neglected. Coupled with remarketing, eCommerce website businesses can use the combination of cart …

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eCommerce is gaining on brick and mortar retail

Ecommerce impacts the revenue of brick and mortar retailers. Traditional retailers are losing share to eCommerce rapidly, and a recent survey by IBM sheds some light on this trend. The study, Consumers Willing to Share Personal Details, Expect Value in Return, …

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Google gains on Facebook for web app logins

The marketshare of social login APIs. What is Google’s API marketshare? What is Facebook’s API marketshare? Both Google+ and Facebook offer API login functionality, which essentially acts as a passport system to allow third-party web developers to build authentication systems.

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Easier web development with Google Plus sign-in

Google recently released new updates for Google Plus sign-in to make it easier for web developers to build applications that include the passport system to create accounts on third-party websites. The new updates include: Support for all Google account types. …

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Study Indicates Only 11% of Top Companies Use Responsive Design

A new report for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) indicates that very few company’s websites are designed and coded to be Responsive. Responsive Design, which has emerged as the most effective technique to build a modern website, controls how a …

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Android apps for SEO?

This news may surprise and intrigue SEO professionals…. Google announced that content within Android apps can now be indexed for search. The new capability is called app indexing. Specifically app indexing allows Android users who have a mobile app installed to open …

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Google Launches Web Designer, a WYSIWYG Application for Creating HTML5 Ads.

Google recently launched Web Designer, a “professional-quality design tool,” now officially in public beta for Mac and Windows. Google created Web Designer to allow advertisers to easily create HTML5 ads for mobile and desktop. Web Designer aims to be the …

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Google to end support for IE8

Google announced that it will be ending support for Internet Explorer 8 at the end of the year for Google Analytics. At that time, the only Internet Explorer browsers able to work with Google Analytics will be IE9, IE10, or IE11. Google’s …

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A web developer staple expands, Firebug 1.12

Firebug is an open source project maintained by developers from around the world and is designed to improve the speed and ease of the web development process. The tool is vital to many web developers’ process. Firebug 1.12 has been …

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Need to be reconsidered? Google makes it easier.

Google is making it easier to be reconsidered and identified if your website was penalized for a manual web spam action. Google forgives. The Manual Actions viewer can be found now in Google Webmaster Tools. The new features helps webmasters identify if …

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Mobile web design advice from Google

Google is offering advice to web designers and developers for building mobile websites. The search-giant company has released new guidelines for developing mobile websites that emphasize why mobile sites should deliver above-the-fold content in less than a second. There is an interesting …

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