Wondering which Content Management System (CMS) you should use? How about which social networks are the most popular? What about website scripts are the most oft installed? Website backup and restore service CodeGuard shares some key data from it's own client base. It's unidentifyable data, but … [Read more...] about Report Shows Which Software and Scripts are Tops for Small Business
I've long said that if you want to grab the attention of your target audience well, you need to sell on Amazon and offer Amazon Checkout as a payment option on self-managed webstores. Many etailers have avoided taking that plunge because they see Amazon as a direct competitor. The fact is, though, … [Read more...] about Google to Launch Buy Buttons on Mobile Search
If mobilegeddon didn't inspire businesses to get cracking on launching mobile-friendly sites, maybe Bing's mobile-friendly updates will. Microsoft's search engine announced it's also lending more weight to listings that link to sites that work across multiple devices. Bing won't be as strict … [Read more...] about Bing Follows Suit; Wants Mobile-Friendly Websites
Still think you should invest in a mobile app for your local business? Or that a mobile site isn't necessary? Think again. SEO firm BrightLocal re-conducted a 2013 survey, whereas they asked 900 consumers about mobile usage and preferences when looking for products or services using mobile … [Read more...] about Survey Says: Local Consumers Expect Mobile Sites!
Are online shoppers ready for one-tap buying within an email? If Chicago, Illinois firm Modest has anything to say about it, yes. Founded in 2012 by four engineers from President Obama's reelection campaign, the Modest mobile platform works with some existing shopping carts to create a shopping app. … [Read more...] about Will Purchasing Via Email Take Off?
With Google's new updates that affect mobile search ranks for websites that aren't mobile friendly, lots of small business owners are asking: "What exactly is responsive website design?" Fortunately, web design firm verve answers with this easy-to-understand infographic. Scroll down to read a few … [Read more...] about In Laymens’ Terms, this is Responsive Web Design
If plenty of the big guys are in line to see a drop in traffic due to unfriendly mobile versions of their websites, the small businesses can expect to see repercussion as well. Google's latest update puts more focus on mobile-friendly sites, including online stores. The update - aka "Mobilegeddon" … [Read more...] about Will Your Site Be Punished by Google’s Friendly Mobile Update?
I was inspired by a short, albeit deep, blog post by Seth Godin. He's an idea guru who writes about the post-industrial revolution, and is the founder of Squidoo. To many professionals, he is on the short list of people to follow on the internet, and hopefully one day meet in person. Last … [Read more...] about Mobile Design is Not a Replacement for Desktop