Posts Categorized: Web Strategy

The 10 Best Industrial Websites

There's a lot to learn from these industrial leaders and their online presences.

A strong industrial website is important for setting the tone with your customers, regardless of your industry vertical. Long gone are the days when you could get by with a sub-par industrial website. Everything from the look of the site to the messaging to — most importantly — the site’s ability to convert your visitors into prospects… Read more »

All Industrial Websites Need These Features

If it's missing any of these components, your industrial website isn't as effective as it could be.

Today’s industrial websites are similar to most other sites, but they have specific features that help users get the most out of them. The purpose of most industrial websites is to attract and convert visitors as leads, or to drive sales directly through eCommerce. The features listed below will help all industrial websites reach these… Read more »

WYSIWYG Editor Flaws and How to Handle Them

Pasting text from Word to your website is frustrating. Well, it's not you. It's the WYSIWYG.

Content creators want an easy way to edit and style text. Developers want bug-free websites. SEO mavens want clean semantic HTML markup. The go-to solution for these groups is typically a rich text editor similar to Microsoft Word, often called a WYSIWYG editor. However, the sad truth is that most WYSIWYG editors are awful. The go-to… Read more »

5 Ways Homepage Design Has Changed

The homepage carousel is dead. Here's why, plus a few more tips for updating your homepage.

Homepage design is important because your homepage is the front door to your website, the welcome mat, the first impression. Well, not entirely. Not anymore. In today’s content-heavy, search-laden web, websites are rarely experienced in a linear manner. Users might land on your site through an article link, a social post, or a specific search… Read more »

How Mobile Affects Google Search Quality

Google has said it will ding your site for poor mobile performance. Does yours meet its criteria?

Google is notorious for its reticence about how it determines search quality. They prefer not to reveal too much about how exactly they display results in their search index. Even after leaks of their Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines, they still didn’t let their customers (us) in on their closely guarded secrets. That is, until now…. Read more »

Magento 2: Everything Store Owners Need To Know

Magento has completely rewritten its ecommerce platform. But just how radical is Magento 2?

On November 17, 2015, Magento, Inc. released a new major version of their flagship e-commerce platform — Magento 2. With a complete rewrite of all of the core code, templates, and configuration, along with major changes to the database and infrastructure, it’s the most radical change to the Magento platform since its inception. The announcement… Read more »

Why You Need to Update Your Business Website

Been a while site you redid your website? Here are some great reasons to take the plunge.

In 1995, Clifford Stoll wrote an article in Newsweek where he stated that all the hype about the Internet was essentially a fad. Talk about a swing and miss. Granted, the Internet was still in its infancy. But twenty years later, the Internet is a crucial part of our lives and our reliance on it… Read more »

How to Get Rid of Ghost Traffic in Google Analytics

Some of your site traffic may be fake. Learn how to remove this illegitimate data from your reporting.

Ghost traffic (or phantom traffic) is fake traffic and data, particularly referrals, that hackers insert into your Google Analytics dashboard in order to get you to visit their (the hackers’) websites. In this article, we’ll look at how Google Analytics works, how hackers exploit it to insert malicious ghost traffic, and what you can do… Read more »