As Amazon continues to dominate the e-commerce space, smaller online retail businesses must do more to compete.Web design is one effective way e-commerce businesses can stand out to consumers while making a worthwhile investment in their marketing strategy. A recent consumer survey from Clutch shows that people value three main user experience (UX) features when they browse online:Effective navigationUpdated website designAuthoritative contentUpdating a website to include or enhance these three features will benefit businesses beyond simply improving the user experience. Investing in navigation, design, and content also has important branding and SEO benefits.Use this article to explore how each of these website features contributes to a high-quality, effective user experience.1. Effect...
More than 90 percent of all internet searches take place through Google; it processes 3.5 billion searches every day. Knowing this, it’s important for your business to have a strong presence on the platform. In fact, Google search rankings have become the pinnacle of online business success, considering the first page of Google search results receive 95 percent of web traffic, with subsequent pages receiving just 5 percent or less of the total traffic. Alas, getting ranked on Google today is not easy. In addition to the increasing number of searches, the rise of voice search, competition from bigger companies and fewer results per page, landing on the first page of Google is challenging. In general, marketing leaders need to pay close attention to the quality of their organization’s
The new year is here and it’s time to kick your web development business into overdrive. There’s no doubt that the web development industry is growing at a rapid rate. Between now and 2026, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting that this field will grow an additional 15 percent. Not only are there a ton of open positions for web developers, but there are plenty of web development businesses out there looking to fill those spots.If you want to increase your clients, you have to make sure that your business is discoverable to your base. Marketing your web development business is the best way to put your company out there and can make or break even the most talented development team.We are going to explore some of the key ways you need to start thinking about marketing your busin
It may seem like a futuristic concept, but artificial intelligence is already having a massive impact on the world today. Make no mistake, AI is helping to improve everything from advertising to healthcare, robotics, retail, video streaming, gaming, urban development and, well, virtually every other aspect of our modern world. In fact, in 2017, AI expert Andrew Ng went so far as to compare AI to the next electricity, stating, "Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don't think AI will transform in the next several ye
Huawei recently started rolling out Android Pie on several devices all around the world. Now it is finally the moment for the Indian units of the Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei Nova 3. The company has teased the arrival of the final Android Pie update for these two high-end phones through a post from its official accounts in various social networks. The post contains an image which lists the Android Pie update as “coming soon” for both the handsets in India. Note that, despite India being one of the most profitable markets for the Chinese company, it is not the first region to get the update. Even in a country as small as Italy, the update started rolling out days ago. Unfortunately, the company decided not to disclose the exact date when Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei Nova 3 will start getting
Photo Credit: Twitter/ Huawei India Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Nova 3 are the first phones in Huawei India's lineup to get the update Huawei India has teased the rollout of the EMUI 9 update in the country on its social media channels. Announced in October last year, EMUI 9.0, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie, introduces a new UI, gesture-based navigation, and HiVision visual search that lets you do image search just like Google Lens. There are also some market-specific features like Paytm integration, local language support, and an Indian calendar. The teased image clearly mentions that the first phones to get this update would be the Huawei P20 Pro and the Huawei Nova 3. The teaser post doesn't specify a date for the rollout, and only mentions that it is 'coming soon' for the m
Peter Lynch rose to fame managing one of Fidelity's largest mutual funds. However, one of the biggest things he's done for investors isn't putting up great performance numbers as a mutual fund manager -- it's writing about the core beliefs that drive his investments. And one of the keys is buying what you know. On that score, internet giant Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), low-price retailer Dollar General (NYSE:DG), and food behemoth General Mills (NYSE:GIS) all look like stocks that Peter Lynch followers would love today. Here's why. You'll know if this giant starts faltering Brian Stoffel (Alphabe
The ecommerce explosion continues, but there's also an element of evolution. To take your ecommerce presence to the next level, take advantage of these emerging trends. January 1, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Retail ecommerce sales continue trending upward, and consumer confidence has reached an 18-year high. Conditions are ripe for brands with an established ecommerce presence, but that doesn’t mean business as usual will always suffice. Instead, the organizations that excel will be those with a forward-thinking approach to ecommerce.Ecommerce is thriving because enough companies have kept up with changing technology an
Blocs 3 is best known for putting a friendly face on relatively sophisticated Web design. Its drag-and-drop simplicity and snap-together chunks of prewritten code make HTML and CSS far less intimidating for non-experts. But with a little digging, even intermediate and advanced web designers will find reasons to love Blocs. Here's a curated (but by no means complete) list of some of the fancier features it offers. Some are old favorites that you might have overlooked, while others are brand new for Blocs 3. Custom web fonts Blocs 3 comes with a small but decent selection of Web-friendly fonts. But if you find them too limiting, you can easily add your own. In Blocs > Preferences , you'll find a button to open Blocs's Font Manager. From here, you can use the + button to add new fonts...
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