'Websites' Category

Speed Up Your Website and Increase User Experience

Posted by Morgan Sims on October 21st, 2014 at 9:12 am

The time it takes for websites to load is one of the most important factors to consider when looking at the overall usability of the website. The majority of internet users will stop using a site if it doesn’t load within 3 seconds, especially when they can get the same information, products or service elsewhere.  In this article we take a look at how you can dramatically increase the speed of your website.
Optimise your pictures
On most image editing software out there today you can find the save for the web feature. Website speed is hampered heavily by images so you have to put these tools to good use and optimise your images. If you don’t use these software, there are online image optimisation tools you can use.
Be mindful of the tracking codes
This is one of the main mistakes people make that keep their websites running ever so slowly. Obviously web owners love keeping tabs on metrics, like conversions, actions etc. but every tracking code you install simply means the browser of every visitor will have to make a request to an additional server. So 7 tracking codes means 7 additional servers, and all of these slow down the website load... Read more

6 Essentials Every Ecommerce Website Needs for Faster Growth

Posted by Morgan Sims on October 14th, 2014 at 9:17 am

The secret to successfully running an e-commerce store and growing it rather quickly lies in a few things. Get these things wrong, and you’ll probably be closing shop pretty soon. Get it right, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your e-commerce site will grow and attract droves of visitors and customers. Most newbies think setting up an e-commerce site is all there is to successfully growing their business. While doing this is important and is the right step in the right direction, the reality is that there are still some critical elements to consider.
Easy and Pleasing Designs
What do Nomorerack.com, Jackthreads.com and Realtruck.com have in common? What attributes do well these fast growing e-commerce sites have that separates them from the others in their niches? The first of these is pleasing, fresh designs. When you visit these sites, the first thing that hits you is just how simple but professional the sites look. You do not need a clogged or extravagantly designed e-commerce store to attract your audience –unless you deal in outlandish and plain weird items. All you need is something efficient, clean and sophisticated.
Extremely Effective Search Bar and Navigation
Your search bar and navigation must be extremely useful. You... Read more

Case Study of a Successful Affiliate Website

Posted by Mike Hall on October 8th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

The purpose of this post is two-fold - to report on the results of an affiliate project I wrote about last year in my post, "How to Get an Affiliate Site Up, Running and Earning in 2 Weeks", and to introduce my next affiliate project (which I will also document the results of).

Business Reputation Management Tips To Always Remember

Posted by Morgan Sims on October 7th, 2014 at 8:50 am

Reputation management is really important for any company out there. It is something that is not properly understood by many beginner entrepreneurs but it is a necessity that we all need to take into account at all costs. Every person that is serious about running a business has to start learning as much as possible about reputation management.
The truth is that it is quite complicated to talk about reputation management due to the various misconceptions that exist at the moment. With this in mind, let us focus on some simple and easy to remember tips that will help you to manage your online reputation in a really easy way. We will cover some tips that are useful for every single person that does not know much about reputation management.
Communicating On Social Media Channels In A Proper Way
The average businessman reads some business inspiration tips and then tries to figure out what channels to use. It is quite obvious that he will be taken towards social media channels as they are really useful. The problem is that one huge mistake is done when starting to communicate on these channels.
It is a guarantee that you are going to be faced with negative... Read more

Car and Truck Makers Need to Emphasize Their Vehicles Are Digitally Safe

Posted by Neal Leavitt on September 29th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Watch any NFL game on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and you’ll see a bevy of commercials espousing that a given car or truck model is sleek, rough, tough, cool, fuel efficient, family-friendly, sporty, ad nauseum. Adjectives like these are music to a car/truck marketer’s ears.
What you don’t see or hear very often is that hackers continue to pose a threat to all sorts of vehicle models – and even smart charging stations for electronic vehicles (EV) may be vulnerable to hacking. Granted, there haven’t been any major security breakdowns and security professionals say that auto manufacturers are making inroads in improving software security. In fact, Andrew Brown, chief technologist for Delphi Automotive said recently that “quite honestly, the vehicles, systems and components today are quite robust and resistant to cyber-security threats. But that doesn’t mean it’s 100%.”
Added Ed Adams, a security expert:
“There’s an awful lot of code throughout the entire supply chain, not just with the auto manufacturers, but with the infotainment systems and applications like Sirius and Harmon. The fact of life is that software is flawed.”
Cheryl Dancey Balough and Richard C. Balough, co-founders of Chicago-based Balough Law Offices, LLC, said today’s cars have dozens of electrical control... Read more