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The Vast Potential of Online Business

Internet today is a digital medium that supports vast network of online businesses. Not unlike the telephones 50 years ago, staying on top of the competition and following the current trends in impossible without Internet. Not only does it improve the actual management strategies, but it also opens an infinite potential for advancement and taking marketing possibilities on a brand new level. Here are some of ideas and options which could be observed as general directions of Internet based organization.

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A Huge Mobile Bulletin Board

The fist and the foremost advantage is that you can use Internet to tell people about your business. They can now google for your company name or some keywords your business is related to. You can either make your own website or use social media for promotion among the enormous number of users. The decision which suit to follow is based on the nature and size of your business. If you run a large scale retail company with an established brand and well-developed business strategy, a website is probably what you need.

Channels like Social Media

On the other hand, smaller businesses like a car wash service, or a florist are more likely to attract a large number of followers on social media then on a dedicated website, and justification of spending time and resources on managing a website would be brought into question. Either way or another, once your name is established online, it will result in increase in demand for your services and products, but also your revenue. By going online you can also connect let other businesses that you are there. Eventually you can connect with them and arrange joint promotions other and cost-saving strategies.

Reach to Every Corner

Maybe the greatest benefit of Internet as a medium is that it’s free. It connects more people than any other media in history, allowing your business to reach the hearts and minds of people outside what you would normally call your business environment. For example, if your business needs to employ network design consultants, and you find that they are unavailable or not cost-effective in your town or state, you can look for them online, together with reading their recommendations and previous work history.

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 Smart and Fast Correspondence

Among the steady stream of new platforms for online communication across the devices, e-mail is still the number one and the most important channel of online business communication. And not without a reason. The letter-form allows the sender to think before compiling an intelligent and concise message that will convey good will and mutual understanding whatever its content might be. Then three are proofing tools and translation options, but maybe the most important advantage is that the receiver gets time to think about a reply. And still the correspondence can take seconds to complete.

Benefit of Outsourcing

Effective and strategically planned IT outsourcing is the way for cutting the costs and improving the quality of your product or services. In addition you are building your private internet of contacts and businesses across the borders, while investing in new skills and improving your brand’s online rating.

About the author: Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He currently works with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites

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Responsive Design

With mobile devices it is even more important to keep attention of users, than it is with people who visit regular websites. Failing to understand the importance of responsive design will ultimately lead to the loss of mobile users. If you want to encourage your users to visit your website, there are a few trends in responsive design that will mark the year 2015.

The keystone of responsive web design (RWD) is that it changes in size to fit the device that is viewing it. In near future more and more people will be using mobile devices for browsing the web. This is the reason why websites today are switching to responsive design.

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Adaptive delivery

In the last few years, websites with responsive design were bugged with longer loading problems, as different codes were being used for tablets, computers and mobiles. New technologies, however, have made it possible to avoid this problem and secure faster loading of your content. Adaptive Delivery technology enables the device detection and loading of different types of HTML and CSS coding, accordingly. This solution ensures that content and images will be loaded promptly, making responsive design ideal for users who have limited attention span.

A new job profile emerging

One feature of responsive design is that it involves different variations on several platforms, which then require analysts to manage them. Responsive design analysts is sure to be an important job profile for serious organizations in near future. This job will also benefit web hosting companies, as will include finding a perfect balance between responsiveness and information, not unlike the one of mobile editors or emerging platforms editors.

Keeping the content simple

One for the reasons behind the popularity of responsive design is because it is mobile friendly. With the increase in number of people browsing the web and looking the websites on their mobile devices, rather than on computes, simplification of content is a trend of the future. We mustn’t forget that unlike regular web users, mobile users are often looking for very specific information. If you simplify the content, it will be more accessible for the users, who will in return appreciate the faster time they needed to reach the wanted information. In other words, their experience of your site will surge.

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Frameworks backing up RWD

RWD frameworks are tools that help designers craft sites that are visually rich and still use simple interfaces, by offering them sets of scripts and standards. There is a large set of templates that can be adapted to needs of different types if users. In addition these aspects can still be possible together with stunning content. Some examples of responsive framework are Gumby, Bootstrap, and Get UI Kit.

Simpler emailing experience

While responsive design is ideal concept for web publishing, it is less perfect for email marketing. A recent study has brought up that although at least 50 per cent of users use mobile devices for opening their emails, responsive design still hasn’t encouraged more conversations or even responses. Still, making the email content fit the users’ screens is important nonetheless. There are other options for the, aside from responsive design. First, you may simplify your template, ensuring that its width in not more than 600 pixels. Second, buttons and ling should be easy to click, no matter if the users are using their thumbs or styluses.

The latest technologies and developments will continue to be the mainstay of responsive web design in 2015. Understanding their increased complexity on the ground level, response design analysts will have to bring your website ahead of the curve. The benefits of their joint endeavors will be more effective brand connecting with users. In addition, there is an increased room for collecting data, which has always been one of the pillars of business growth and brand connecting.

About the author: Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He currently works with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Valentines is better with good designs. Thanks to everyone reading and sharing.You are the key to our success. Have a great day! Happy Valentine's Day

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Make It A Great Day or Not The Choice Is Yours

11 Words and 5 Minutes Can Make Every Day the Best One Ever.The American Psychological Association found that the most commonly reported sources of stress include:

Money (64% report that this is a very or somewhat significant source of stress) Work (60%) The economy (49%) Family responsibilities (47%) Personal health concerns(46%)

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When you first wake up, sit down for five minutes with a pen and a piece of paper.

That is all you will need. Don’t open up your laptop, and definitely don’t check your email or anything on your phone.

Say the following words out loud: “Today is going to be the best day ever!”

Yes, you’re most likely going to feel weird saying this at first. That’s completely fine. Say it in private if you need to, but just say it. The purpose of this is to pass a command from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind wants to believe what you tell it (good or bad), and it will do whatever it takes to turn those commands into reality.

When you tell your subconscious mind that today is going to be the best day ever, it’s going to try to do whatever it can to make that happen.

Take out your pen and paper and write down those same exact words at the top of the page: “Today is going to be the best day ever!”

One of the rules the subconscious mind follows is that the beliefs it holds grow stronger with repetition.

Take your pen and paper and start to write out how your day is going to unfold. Be as specific as possible, and be completely positive.

Envision everything’s working out in the best possible way and feel good about whatever is in store (no matter what it is). Write in statements like this:

My meeting with the new investors is going to be amazing! I am going to be confident, prepared, and excited. They are going to love what we are doing and want to work with us.

Or this:

My quarterly review is going to go so well! I have worked hard this quarter and I know I did a really great job and they are going to recognize that.

Another example:

I am going to get to my daughter’s recital on time. I will be completely present and make it all about her. It will be a great experience! Get it all down on paper and feel the excitement. The more that you feel it and believe it, the more you are helping to make it a reality.

Finish writing out your day and then write two simple words at the bottom of the page and say them out loud: “Thank you!”

It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are or whom you are actually saying thanks to—just write it down and say it. And then think about it for a minute. Think about all of the amazing opportunities that you have in your life and all of the great things that you are going to get to experience today.Trust the process.

Doing this will feel strange at first. Be patient with yourself and don’t take it too seriously. Have fun with it. Your days will probably never unfold exactly as you write them down and envision them to. That’s completely fine and even a good thing. Life would be pretty boring if we could predict it perfectly, wouldn’t it? But this will help you to go into each day without dread and with a positive outlook. This simple, five-minute practice can help drastically change your attitude and allow you to create the best day ever, every single day of your life!

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Top Valentine’s Day Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses

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Most small businesses are going to want to capitalize on every holiday they can. Big sales, special merchandise, and even themed music are great ways to lure people into your store for Christmas and Halloween shopping.

But what do you do for Valentine's Day, especially if your business is not focused on things such as flowers, candies, or greeting cards? Is there anything you can do at all to stimulate some business on the day of love?

Yes there is! Check out our tips below for stimulating some money flow in early February. You may be surprised what you can do to bring some love to your business.

Hold A Sale Or Run A Promotion

One of the easiest things you can do is simply run a promotion or hold a sale if you move merchandise. Don't know how selling insurance will help people think of love? Remind them that getting life insurance (during your special promotion, of course) is giving a gift to the rest of the family. What about web design services? Offer to create a web page about your client's spouse or lover for cheap. This can lead to good reviews and more possible business in the future.

Create Valentine's Versions Of Your Products... Or At Least Angle Them That Way

Sell products? Do what you can to make them more festive for the Valentine season. Beginning in mid-January, launch an alternative version of your product that offers some love for, well, love!

But what if you sell a product like lumber? (Or something else that is very non-Valentine's.) Now is your chance to romanticize some types of lumber. Have a big stack of cherry woods? Remind your buyers that you are running a sale on it so they can build beautiful items for their loved ones. If you offer some pre-fab items, create furniture with feminine motifs.

Use your imagination to come up with exciting ways to add some love to your products. If lumber can be made romantic, anything can!

Have A Contest

Sometimes pumping business during this time of year is as simple as running a contest. Offer people who come into your shop a chance to win a romantic getaway weekend with every purchase. Can't quite afford that? A "love basket" full of soaps, candies, and candles can make a great raffle or giveaway gift. Your imagination is the only thing inhibiting your ability to come up with a great prize for your regulars.

There a million marketing opportunities every Valentine's Day. To write them off because you don't have a traditionally "romantic" product or service is seriously selling yourself short. Take a look at what you offer and decide how you can morph it into something everyone will want this Valentine's Day. Sales, special products, or even running a contest to bring people into your store will all go a long way in making your red February look a little more black - and that's good for business.

Author : Aria Meyer is a freelance write and an active blogger. She writes mainly about fashion and technology, but she also writes about other topics too. She is currently working with several ecommerce websites to help them with content. Aria got her Bachelor Degree from Cal State Long Beach and currently living in Walnut, CA. Right now, she is working closely with Somervilleline to help them grow the marketing department.

 

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2014 Global Consumer Report

2014 consumer report

At the end of 2014 Global consumer confidence came in at a score of 96 which declined two index points from the last quarter. Overall the global index closed at a positive two points from 2013 which closed at 94 in the 4th quarter. Consumer confidence went down one point in North America and Asia-Pacific to (106 in the 4th quarter). Also in the Middle East/Africa it went down to (95). In Latin America (88) and in Europe (76). Overall Compared to 2007 the global consumer confidence has gone up form (94 to 96)

 

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6 Tips to Having a Great Website

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It’s essential to have a website that looks good; however, it’s even more important to have a website that is accessible and usable for visitors. Following the six tips below will help you create a more user-friendly webpage.

1-Design a mobile-friendly/ responsive website.

In 2015, having a website that is mobile-friendly is key to a company’s success. Studies show that 80% of people access the web via mobile devices. Google has made it clear that it will penalize anyone who doesn’t have a mobile-friendly website. This week, the company sent out a warning through webmaster tools alerting anyone who doesn’t have a mobile friendly website to “fix mobile usability issues found on www.yourdomain.com”. If you would like to see if your website is mobile-friendly, click the link below: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

2 -Design with HTML5 and CSS rather than table-based layout.

HTML5 & CSS-based layouts will make your website more accessible to a higher number of users. All internet browsers support HTML5 & CSS, and it is more flexible for various devices than table-based design. Pages designed with HTML5 & CSS will also load faster and are easier for search engines to index than table-based pages.

3- Create great content

In order for your site to stand out you will need to provide rich content.  Your site must focus on the user’ interests. To accomplish this, you will need to become a story teller weather it’s about a products or services, everything has a story and you need to be the one telling it. Writing great content will be a lot of work but it will pay off in the end. It will increase your ranking on Google, Bing and Yahoo. You should decide how you are going to reach and communicate with your clients and customers: will they purchase products, read articles, subscribe to newsletters, communicate through blogs and online communities? If a business fails to provide rich content on its website expect that site’s effectiveness to greatly diminish. For example, a site that is well-designed without great content is like having a Ferrari without an engine. You will get no were and you will be penalize by search engines.

4 – Include a contact form on your site.

One of the keys to usability is allowing visitors to submit feedback. A simple contact form is an appropriate way to receive questions and comments from your visitors. At the least, your website should list a contact email address for visitors to submit comments and/or questions.

5 – Use site-wide search engines and/or sitemaps.

Larger websites can make their content easier to navigate by including a search engine. Google and Bing both provide a free service that allows you to create a specialized search engine for your site. Smaller websites may find a sitemap to be more useful and effective.

6 – Use logical and consistent navigation.

Usability is increased when visitors can quickly and easily navigate through your website.  This is usually accomplished with a navigation menu that appears on every page. Changing the navigation and its location from page to page can frustrate visitors and cause them to leave your site. Consider using a similar menu design on each page to provide your visitors with logical and consistent navigation.

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Top 7 Marketing Trends Of 2015

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Mobile-optimization is the new future. Optimizing pertaining to mobile has become an important concern to companies in 2014, nevertheless 2015 stands out as the calendar year that mobile strategies will proceed beyond the basic development of a mobile friendly site as well as apps for mobile. Business will primarily focus on content, mobile optimization and social media marketing. The compiles, brands and other business that don't get on board with these changes will get left behind. In 2015 we will see a great number of business popping up calming to do "content management and social media content development"

This year we will see a lot of changes that take place within the development of the "internet" with all these changes taking place Google has already changed its webmasters tools, adding in a section called Mobile Usability. Google has make it clear if you don't have a mobile friendly website, it will affect your ranking. In other words it’s relevant for search engine optimization to have a mobile friendly site.

I forecast that in 2015 companies and brands will become more aware of how important social media, along with mobile optimization will be to the future of its success.  Businesses will begin to realize the need of having social media marketing method that relates to its mobile audience. Social media marketing ads will increase as brands realize the importance of what social media can offer them.

In the beginning part of 2014, we saw Facebook reporting increased ad revenue of ten percent. As organic post reach continues to slip, and as Facebook restricts what types of posts are shown in users’ feeds, paid advertising is solely on the brink to increase as businesses struggle to take care of traffic and sales from social media channels.

Businesses are seeing positive results from their investment in social media, with large exposure and traffic to sites. Twitter’s new advertising options is currently in beta mode, where payment is triggered by specific actions like web site clicks, email opting in, along with downloads of apps. This will mean small to medium-sized businesses are going to be more likely to invest in these objective-based campaigns

According to the Business to Business (B2B) Content marketing Benchmarks report, ninety three percent of Business to Business (B2B) marketers said they used content marketing in 2014, and forty two percent said they thought-about their strategy effective (up from thirty six percent last year).

As marketers still see the advantages of their content strategies PPC, SEO and social media are re-allocated to content marketing efforts. A significant struggle, however, are finding ways to stand out amidst the throngs of different content vying for attention.  Online video content, research-intensive content, and also content that abides from the 12 quality metrics are usually just what provides firms a plus around their competitors.

Businesses are increasingly willing to invest in mobile content, together with making short-form content that’s easily readable on mobile devices, being familiar with the audience’s mobile habits as well as positioning additional focus on online video as well as images that’s purely consumed through mobile.

Businesses can come to the one marketing asset that they will control entirely; their email list. One way in which they’ll try this is to repurpose existing content into downloadable PDFs such as whitepapers or eBooks, which may be offered as opt-in incentives to build an email list. This revived specialize in email marketing will intertwine with content marketing to blur the lines between email and content marketing.

In 2015, brands can begin to understand the need of differentiating themselves from their competitors when it involves emails. As brands notice the worth of content marketing, they’ll begin to streamline their email content so as to avoid redundancy.

The lines between content marketing, SEO, & social media will become more smudged. Content marketing has been depicted by a few as the "new SEO;" which is to some degree exact. SEO and content marketing will proceed as two different things, however interlaced trains that depend on one another for achievement. That said, content marketing is now the primary influencer of search visibility. Organizations that don't put resources into a robust content marketing will find that their SEO battles are inadequate at best, and harming to their pursuit of visibility.

SEO will come to be seen more as a subset of online marketing, dealing with technical aspects such as meta tags, indexing issues, penalty recovery, and keyword research. Social media then again will come to be seen as an important speaker of any substance system. While organizations have been centered around making great content, less center has been given to advancing and conveying that content.

Organizations will likewise understand the other advantages of social media marketing, including expanded brand recognition and brand power, enhanced client experiences and higher change rates. Companies & Brands will scramble to humanize itself. Brands who engage and develop relationships with their fans, followers and email subscribers will see tremendous benefits, all of which will ultimately increase their bottom line.

Brands that are able to connect with their audience on a human-level will enjoy higher conversion rates, better brand loyalty, faster audience growth, and happier customers. The rise of social media, brands will realize that their customers are on social media channels to interact with other people, not with brands and corporate-sounding lingo. I believe a company’s ability to humanize their brand will be the single most important factor in their success using social media.

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#1 OF THE TOP 7 MARKETING TRENDS TO STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME

#1 OF THE TOP 7 MARKETING TRENDS TO STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME (Graphic Design Ann Arbor) Michigan

Mobile-optimization is the new future.

Optimizing pertaining to mobile has become an important concern to companies in 2014, nevertheless 2015 stands out as the calendar year that mobile strategies will proceed beyond basically developing of a mobile friendly site as well as apps for mobile. Business will primarily focus on content, mobile optimization and social media marketing. The compiles, brands and other business that don't get on board with these changes will get left behind. In 2015 we will see a lot of business popping up calming to do "content management and social media content development" This year we will see a lot of changes that take place within the development of the "internet" with all these changes Google has already changed its webmasters tools adding in a section called Mobile Usability. Google has make it clear if you don't have a mobile friendly website, it will affect your ranking. In other words it’s relevant for search engine optimization

I forecast that 2015 companies and brands will become more aware of how important social median, along with mobile optimization will be to the future of its success.  Businesses will begin to realize the need of having the social media marketing method that relates to its mobile audience

Get on board or get left behind.

We would love to hear your thoughts.

We would love to hear your thoughts?

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