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Last year, it was quoted that the number of mobile phone users had reached half the planet! That means that there are now around 4 billion activated mobile phones in use and around 35% of these mobile users are accessing the internet on their phones. Combine this with the fact that shopping carts are supported by quick and easy to use payment systems such as Paypal, means that it’s now even easier and far more accessible to shop online. As a website builder, it’s certainly a great time to have your business online as potential audiences grow and technology is bringing more and more convenience to shoppers!
These days, websites without background videos run the risk of appearing old-fashioned. Even dinosaurish,
There’s nothing wrong with dinosaurs, or with looking like one. Dinosaurs are cool. Unless they’re chasing you of course.
But our new background videos have landed, exploded and changed the game. They have wiped out the old standards for beautiful websites, and have replaced them with a new standard that will leave all other websites looking like fossils.
Luckily, both our existing clients and our new ones have access to this brilliant new feature we’ve introduced, and we’d like to share its benefits with you today.
A superhero is only super because he or she stands out amongst the crowd. If we were a planet of flying, teleporting, time-freezing super-strong aliens, then we wouldn’t think there was anything super about us. When it comes to using formatting methods such as bold, italics, capitals or centering, all of these little text-enhancing superheroes will only stand out if they are used sparingly, in the right place, and when absolutely necessary…
Reviews, testimonials, recommendations – we all seek reassurance in them. We might even skip past the good ones just to see if there are any bad ones.Other people are sources of information for us. They can tell us whether this product or service is actually any good or not. Reading their testimonials builds trust in your business.
If I have multiple domain names, will my website rank better on the search engines? Will I be more likely to draw in extra traffic? Will my website become a supercharged powerhouse bursting with domain names that will become a magnet for new business? The answer might not be quite as positive as you would expect, but hopefully we can answer your questions during this article…
Choosing a domain name for your new business may not be as simple as you think. Most people just use their company name, but unless your branding is well recognised, this may work against you…
Is it possible for your business website to look too good? Too polished? Too slick? Too posh?
Perhaps it depends on how slick and posh you already are.
“If a customer fills out a form and adds their email address, what can I do with it?” This is a terrible question, asked by non-GDPR compliant cavemen and cavewoman who still think it’s OK to treat other people’s info as if it’s their own…
You are building a GDPR-friendly email list, and now you want to start sending out newsletters, the professional way. Where do you start?
“Don’t sell your product. Solve their problems.” Mark Cuban’s wise words sum up the art of selling – it is about helping people, fixing problems and improving the lives of others…
iF we’re honest, not many people will accuse you of clownery for not having a proper business email address. But they might not call you professional either…
Building a professional website to grow your business should be easy and seamless from start to end. We offer to build your business website for you, in four easy steps…
When July 2018 hits, Google Chrome will make sure a strong warning will pop up on any website that has not yet updated from “http” to “https”. The warning will include something along the lines of “Website Not Secure”. Here’s how to avoid it.
No more, are online shoppers tied to their PC’s or laptops. The move from desktop computers to cellphones internet browsing is well on its way. More tweets on Twitter come from mobiles. Facebook profiles and statuses are more often than not, updated on the move, further encouraged by the fact that the majority of mobiles feature cameras and video cameras. People are even watching TV on the mobile phones – even when they’re at home! Students are actually writing and submitting course work from the phones. You can search for your favourite restaurant! Order repeat prescriptions! Check the weather! Translate text from one language to another! Read and store books! You can even identify what song is playing on your car stereo!It’s actually quite scary when you look at all the things you can now do with a Mobile Phone. Oh silly me, I forgot to mention that you can also call someone for a chat, although this function isn’t being used quite as much as it was a few years back.
The main reasons for this boom are that people always have their phones on them, they’re always connected, and they’re always switched on, even when they’re being charged up. The convenience and handiness of mobiles is driving this fanatical popularity.
Well to start with, by just having a website for your business you’re putting yourself in front of this mobile audience so good move.
Consider the audience involved. They’re more likely to be within the 17-40 age groups so if you can cater for this demographic with your products and services then do so.
Keep Home Pages simple with clear information and make sure your contact details clearly visible. On most mobiles, email addresses and phone numbers are clickable. All users have to do is click a number and then click to call it. Similarly with email addresses, a simple click will open a new message ready to send, so make it really easy for customers to get in touch by featuring these details right on the page.
Create social networking profiles for your business and link to them from your primary pages. Click here to read the tutorial on how to do this.
You may want to consider incorporating an enquiry form or newsletter request, which requests a mobile number from potential customers. You can then target your potential customer base with sms (Text Message) marketing. A text can feature a direct link to your website with a simple incentive message! Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about this.
Technology is moving at a rapid pace and DotGO is working hard to help you keep your head above water.
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One that looks professional on any device,
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