Retailers lose $2.6 billion in sales each year to slow-loading websites, and one of the most common causes of a slow-loading website is large file sizes.
The first impression many people have of your business begins with your website. Sure, you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But the reality is that when it comes to websites, most people do.
By 2023, online shopping is expected to make up about 22 percent of all retail sales worldwide. If you already operate an online store you’re already on the right track, but like all things in life, there are different tiers to marketing your business and selling your products online.
If you’re struggling to grow your store with Shopify or have reached the limits of its capabilities now is the time to move your online store from Shopify to WooCommerce and develop an eCommerce website that will offer more powerful marketing tools and customizations to grow your business.
Over half of all website traffic comes from mobile phones today and this number has been steadily increasing over the last decade. With the consistent rise in mobile traffic comes an increased emphasis on responsive web design — and rightfully so!
Yet web designers often overlook an essential aspect of mobile website design which focuses on touch screens and how people interact with them. This rise in mobile traffic means a rise in website visits on touchscreen devices. …
We live in an age where having a website with a poor user experience could cause serious problems for your business. Not too long ago, simply having a website that works and shared basic information was enough to get by. Now, we are living in a digital-first era where your website may be the only way customers interact with you — COVID-19 pandemic aside.
Did you know that there are around 1.15 million small businesses in Canada alone? If you look at all the small businesses around the world, that figure is going to get a whole lot bigger! In fact, one source puts the figure at a whopping 400 million. From a business perspective, that’s a wealth of competition that’s getting in the way of you and your success.
So, how do you give your business a leg up over all of the competition? The best place to start is with branding, and if you’re not actively working on a brand strategy for…
Every year, Google makes over three thousand algorithm changes, that inherently influence SEO best practices.
Although most of these algorithm changes are small, the significant changes can potentially cause a noticeable shift in your rankings. Understanding how SEO will change in 2021 and how you can improve your site’s rankings is important to the success of your website.
Something that you need to know about SEO is that your website rankings will seesaw, no matter what. This is because many factors go into SEO rankings, which may cause your site to change ranking position over time no matter how much…
Many small business owners and startups rely on website builders to get their business off the ground. Squarespace is a popular builder that makes this process quick and easy for the average person. However, as your business grows and matures it will quickly outgrow the Squarespace site and you will find that you need a much more robust, custom website to power your digital marketing.
When you begin to feel limited it’s time to consider moving from Squarespace to WordPress where the flexibility in both front-end design and backend functionality is virtually unlimited.
Over one-third of the world’s websites use WordPress, but most people don’t understand the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Yes, there are two versions of WordPress, and one version is much more flexible and customizable than the other.
While WordPress.com is easy to start with, but it isn’t nearly as flexible as the self-hosted WordPress.org. If you want your business to grow, you will eventually need to learn how to transfer WordPress.com to WordPress.org.
WordPress.com is an excellent place to start a website or blog for free and with very little work. However, WordPress.com has a lot of limitations that…
A great landing page design will make it easy for your target audience to find what they’re looking for on their path to conversion. Landing page designs are an essential part of all marketing campaigns given more than 60 percent of web page visitors will click on display ads if they think it’s relevant to their search. This captive audience is hoping that clicking your ad will provide them with the information they’re looking for faster than digging through organic page listings to find additional information about products and services.
Great landing pages follow some simple best practices and provide…
If there was ever a time to consider starting an eCommerce business, it would be right now. Failing to plan for the future has proven to be the downfall of many major corporations, many of which are still scrambling to put together an online store. In recent years we’ve seen retail giants like Sears, Target, and other retailers large and small close.
Why? Because many businesses did not foresee how technology was ushering us into the digital era and they believed there was no rush to build a future-forward online store. …
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